What’s Coming to #AmazonPrime October 2017

Amazon Prime monthly movie and TV additions.

Here is the list of titles coming to Amazon Prime in October 2017. Some are movies you’ve been waiting to see, and some are originals you might like to.

New movies include the Arrival, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, The Wall, Megan Leavey, and Blair Witch (2016). Returning favorites include Clueless, Escape From L.A., and Fargo.

Amazon original series hitting Prime this month include Lore (Season 1), Sigmund and the Sea Monster (an update of the 70s Sid and Marty Krofft Hour) (Season 1), and Red Oaks (Season 3), along with other series, such as The Americans (Season 5) and American Horror Story: Roanoke.

Here is the complete list of all titles coming to Amazon Prime in October 2017, and if you’re not a member, you can Try Amazon Prime with a 30-Day Free Trial.

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#Netflix October 2017 Additions and Departures

Netflix Monthly Additions and Departures

Here is the list of titles coming to Netflix in October 2017, as well as the ones that are leaving.

Movie highlights for the month include Cult of Chucky, Raw, The Hateful Eight, and Smurfs: The Lost Village, along with returning favorites like Before Midnight, Miss Congeniality, and I Love You, Man.

Original programming highlights include the Netflix original movies 1922, The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected), and The Babysitter.

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Well, Hello 50! It’s Nice to Meet You!

Michelle Snow in 1983 and today.

Me at 15 and me today.

Today is my birthday, but not just any birthday. Today, September 23, 2017, I mark my 50th year on this planet.

That’s right, today I am 50 years old.

I know a lot of people don’t like to admit when they reach this milestone, but I never understood why. On finally hitting 50…I still don’t get it.

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What’s Coming to #AmazonPrime September 2017

Amazon Prime monthly movie and TV additions.

Here is the list of titles coming to Amazon Prime in September 2017. Some are movies you’ve been waiting to see, and some are originals you might like to try.

Movies include the 2017 remakes of Magnificent Seven and Ben-Hur, along with the critically-acclaimed The Lost City of Z.

Amazon original series hitting Prime this month include One Mississippi (Season 2) and Transparent (Season 4), along with the documentary Elián about 2000 immigration case of Elián Gonzalez.

Plus, Thursday Night Football hits Prime with live stream of 11 NFL games, kicking off with the Green Bay Packers vs Chicago Bears on Sept. 28.

Here is the complete list of all titles coming to Amazon Prime in September 2017, and if you’re not a member, you can try Amazon Prime with a 30-Day Free Trial.

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Netflix September 2017 Additions and Departures

Netflix Monthly Additions and Departures

Here is the list of titles coming to Netflix in September 2017, as well as the ones that are leaving. This edition is a little late due to my laptop dying  (read my previous post if you want to know the details).

Movie highlights for the month include Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, The Squid and the Whale, and Carol, along with returning favorites like Disney’s Pocahontas, and Dead Poets Society.

Original programming highlights include the Netflix original movies Little Evil, Our Souls at Night, Resurface, and #realityhigh.

Original comedy offerings include specials by Marc Maron, Jeff Dunham, and Jerry Seinfeld. Plus musical offerings like Foo Fighters: Back and Forth, George Harrison: Living in the Material World, and Newsies: THe Broadway Musical.

Netflix original series include Fuller House (more episodes), Narcos (Season 3), Bojack Horseman (Season 4), and Greenhouse Academy (Season 1).

Other television series coming this month include The Walking Dead (Season 7), Dark Matters (Season 3), West Coast Customs (Season 5), Portlandia (Season 7), Gotham (Season 3), and The Blacklist (Season 4).

Netflix also has a slew of programming for kids, including Project Mc² (Part 5), (Season 5), and The Magic School Bus Rides Again (Season 1).

Here is the complete list of Netflix titles arriving and departing in September 2017:

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When It All Goes to Hell with your Laptop

My current mood - Stitch emoji plush.

I had planned August to be a big month for this blog. August 2017 marks the 16th anniversary of Zengrrl, and I had planned some really cool things.

And then my 7-year-old Toshiba laptop decided to crash after a Windows 10 update. To date, the laptop is still dead. I tried to change out the hard drive but the info on the original hard drive can’t be accessed with the tools I have at hand. It’s there but temporarily unreachable…at least I hope it’s temporary.

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Airboating on the Delta is a Must-Do in Mobile Alabama #VisitMobile

 

Airboating on the Delta is a Must-Do in Mobile Alabama at zengrrl.com

As part of my hosted media visit to Mobile, Alabama, my group had the opportunity to go airboating on the delta, and if you ever visit the city, this is definitely a must-do!

After a hearty breakfast at Bob’s Downtown Diner in Mobile, we were taken just south of the city to meet up with our tour guide at Airboat Express.

Mobile sits on the Mobile-Tensaw Delta, which is the second largest river delta in the United States. It encompasses approximately 260,000 acres in a 40-by-10-mile area that opens into Mobile Bay.

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Netflix August 2017 Additions and Departures

Netflix Monthly Additions and Departures

Here is the list of titles coming to Netflix in August 2017, as well as the ones that are leaving.

Movie highlights for the month include The Founder, Sing, and Gold, along with returning favorites like Bad Santa, Cloud Atlas, Holes, Jackie Brown, and The Matrix Trilogy.

Original programming highlights include the Netflix original movies Death Note, Icarus, Naked, White Gold, and What Happened to Monday.

Original comedy offerings include specials by Lynne Koplitz, Maz Jobrani, Ryan Hamilton, and Brad Paisley’s Comedy Rodeo. Plus more episodes of Chelsea Handler‘s show.

Netflix original series include Marvel’s The Defenders (Season 1), Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later (Limited Series), Atypical (Season 1), Surviving Escobar – Alias JJ (Season 1), and Disjointed (Season 1).

Other television series coming this month include Once Upon a Time (Season 6), The Good Place (Season 1), and Gomorrah (Season 2).

Netflix also has a slew of programming for kids, including Voltron: Legendary Defender (Season 3), My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (Season 7, pt 1), Dinotrux (Season 5), and DreamWorks Dragons: Race to the Edge (Season 5).

Here is the complete list of Netflix titles arriving and departing in August 2017:

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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is a Beautiful Film that Falters on the Story

A movie review of Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets at zengrrl.com.

In the 28th century, the International Space Station has grown so large with planetary representatives, it has been separated from Earth’s orbit, and now hosts so many species it is called Alpha, the City of a Thousand Planets.

Special operatives Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) work together to maintain order throughout the human territories. Under assignment from the Minister of Defense, the two embark on a mission to discover what lies within a new dark area that has popped up within the boundaries of Alpha.

And there lies the plot of Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, directed by Luc Besson, best known for 1997’s cult film The Fifth Element. It is based on the French science fiction comics series Valérian and Laureline.

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Book Review: ‘Matchup’ Pairs Bestselling Mystery Authors in a Short Story Anthology Worth Reading

Book Review: Matchup Pairs Bestselling Authors in a Short Story Anthology Worth Reading

As a fan of the mystery and thriller genres, I was excited to receive a copy of Matchup to review. It proved to be an exciting read.

Edited by writer Lee Child, this book is a follow-up to the New York Times and USA TODAY bestseller FaceOff. It features 22 of the genres’ best writers pairing off to write short stories featuring some of their best known characters.
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Spider-Man: Homecoming Is the Most Fun Outing for the Webslinger Yet

Spider-Man: Homecoming Is the Most Fun Outing for the Webslinger Yet

Is the third reboot of the Spider-Man movie franchise worth checking out, or is the webslinger out of juice? Read on for my review of the newest movie, Spider-Man: Homecoming.

The movie returns Peter Parker to his high school years, and features British actor Tom Holland in the title role. We got a bit of a preview of him as he helps Team Iron Man in that mega-airport battle in Captain America: Civil War, but this is the first full movie featuring Holland as Spider-Man.

The short non-spoiler review is I loved this new look at Spider-Man and Peter Parker. As a high school student, Parker is battling all the issues of being an outsider at school with all of his new-found abilities…and new friends, including Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr)..

He also has a new villian, the Vulture (played brilliantly by Michael Keaton), who turns out to be closer to Parker than he expected.

Spider-Man: Homecoming is a classic high school comedy mixed with a thrilling superhero action film, and it works on both counts. Definitely put this on your must-see list for the summer!

Keep scrolling for my in-depth mildly-spoiler review.

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My Recap of #BlogHer17 – Maybe Not the Right Conference for Me

My Recap of #BlogHer17 - Maybe Not the Right Conference for Me

I love blogger conferences because I usually end up learning things that help me be a better blogger, and I make beneficial connections, too.

But after attending BlogHer17 here in Orlando last weekend, I’m not so sure that conference was the right one for me.

Hey, it happens!

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Netflix July 2017 Additions and Departures

 

Netflix Monthly Additions and Departures

Here is the list of titles coming to Netflix in July 2017, as well as the ones that are leaving.

Movie highlights for the month include Star Wars: Rogue One and the Academy Award-nominated Lion, along with returning favorites like Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, Titanic, and Disney’s The Mighty Ducks.

Original programming highlights include the Netflix original movies To the Bone (starring Lily Collins and Keanu Reeves), and The Incredible Jessica James. Documentary fans can check out Chasing Coral, Last Chance U, and Daughters of Destiny .

Original comedy offerings include specials by Aditi Mittal, Ari Shaffir, and The Standups. Plus more episodes of Chelsea Handler’s show.

Netflix original series include Friends from College (Season 1), Castlevania (Season 1), and Ozark (Season 1).

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Celebrate the History of Mardi Gras at the Mobile Carnival Museum in Alabama #VisitMobile #BorntoCelebrate #travel

Celebrate the History of Mardi Gras at the Mobile Carnival Museum in Alabama

 

Did you you know Mardi Gras in America started in 1703 in Mobile, Alabama? The area had been taken over by the French the year prior, and the celebration wouldn’t reach New Orleans until nearly two decades later.

You can learn this and more at the Mobile Carnival Museum, an ode to the celebration that city residents and visitors look forward to every year. As one of my new Mobile friends says, as soon as Mardi Gras is over, everybody starts planning for the next year.

 

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The Fort of Colonial Mobile Teaches the Colonial History of Mobile Alabama #VisitMobile #travel

The Fort of Colonial Mobile Teaches the Colonial History of Mobile Alabama

I recently spent a couple of days in Mobile, Alabama, and one of my favorite experiences was a visit to The Fort of Colonial Mobile.

A little back story for you…

Mobile was first established by the French in 1702, as as Fort Louis de la Mobile, and was the oldest permanent settlement in the original Colony of French Louisiana. In 1723, construction of a new brick fort with a stone foundation began, renamed later as Fort Condé in honor of Louis Henri de Bourbon, duc de Bourbon and prince de Condé.

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