Labyrinth (1986) by Movierob – Ultimate 80s Blogathon

Kicking off Week 3 of Ultimate 80s Blogathon is the ultimate movie viewer and reviewer MovieRob, host of the monthly Genre Grandeur and recently reaching 2000th review and always making me wonder when he finds so much time to watch all these movies and review them all every day making me aspire to be even half as motivated as he is or just a quarter of his organization 😉
He reviews Labyrinth as his Ultimate 80s choice! Head on over and check it out 🙂

Drew's Movie Reviews

Kicking off week three of the Ultimate 80s Blogathon is Rob from Movierob.  Rob is a power house reviewer, recently celebrating his 2000th film review! If you don’t follow his site, go check it out so you can keep up with his massive review archive.  In the mean time, Rob reviewed an 80s staple starring the late David Bowie: Labyrinth.

Labyrinth poster“Tell me Sarah, what do you think of my labyrinth?” – Jareth

Number of Times Seen – 1 (17 Feb 2016)

Brief Synopsis – A young girl must go on a quest in a fantasy land to find and save her infant brother who has been kidnapped by the Goblin King.

My Take on it – When I heard that Kim and Drew were doing this Blogathon, I was thrilled because I’m such a fan of 80’s movies.

At first, I was racking my brain trying to decide…

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Podcast: The Random Chat Show Reviews ‘Labyrinth’ (1986) and other Assorted Goodness!

This week’s podcast is a little David Bowie tribute for us at The Random Chat Show.  We talk about the 1986 Jim Henson puppet movie Labyrinth.  There’s a little trivia challenge and some other fun stuff as usual. Hope you enjoy! 🙂

Happy Saturday! 🙂

Montreal & Autumn Events I’m Looking Forward To!

We had our Midautumn Festival yesterday with my mom otherwise called the Moon Festival.  Some of you may have went out to check the lunar eclipse and the Supermoon hanging in the sky.  I did look out and watched the moon for a little while but I have a perfect view sitting in my office chair in front of the computer at home so it works out just fine as I was drafting up posts.

Regardless, that is the sign that Autumn has arrived for us at home.  Its time to make all the seasonal changes and its with this I introduce to you this new seasonal segment (that I hope I’ll remember to do at the change of every season…)

As most of you know, I like to cover some Montreal events and some in the surrounding area. I figured I’d do it in seasonal doses. Usually, I do some research overview once per season to get a good idea of what to visit and try to make time especially for the big events.  These are the selected few that I’ve decided to try to make time for.

21 Swings at Quartier des Spectacles
(August 6 – October 18, 2015)

I’ve talked about going to this event for years.  And I never managed to get there even though its literally just in my backyard since its just a few blocks from where I work. We did drive by it recently.  So that is something.  I did finally see the structure so that’s a start.

Foresta Lumina (Website)
(now – Oct 11 weekends)

Foresta Lumina

Focused on highlighting the park, its natural beauty, and its mysteries, Forest Lumina is a night-illuminated pathway created for one of the most-travelled trails in Quebec, famous for its suspended footbridge, the longest in North America.-Foresta Lumina website

This one might be a little hard to find time to go do since its only two more weekends available.  But we will try and hopefully it will make a return next year if we miss it.  Its been in our plans for the entire summer and time just flew by and we never got the chance to go. Hopefully, we will find time.

Halloween La Pocatiere (Website)
(Sept 15 – Oct 31, 2015)

I’ve never seen this one before. It could be that I never searched so much further for a Halloween adventure.  But since we do have some time off, it might be a good idea.  A little Halloween labyrinth in the corn fields sounds like lots of fun.

MTL a Table (Website)
(Oct 29-Nov 8, 2015)

I went to three of the participating restaurants for this event last year. It was a blast to try out new places and spend some time with friends. This year, I’m not sure who is going with me but the menus have just been released along with the restaurants, so I’m going to give that a look and book a few 🙂

La Grande Degustation (Website)
(Nov 6-7, 2015)

La Grandes Degustation

Last year, I went to La Grande Degustation.  This event is a wine festival and last year’s highlight country was South Africa so it was a lot of dry white wine.  Honestly, I’m not a huge fan but there were some really great finds there.  This year, I haven’t quite figured out who is going with me.  My best friend said she might but the featured country is Spain.  It could be fun to try it out and see what new tasting experiences await.

Honorable Mentions:

  • Montreal International Black Film Festival (September 29-Oct , 2015)
  • Cinemania: French Film Festival (November 5-15, 2015)

Are there any events near you that you look forward to attending this Autumn?

That’s it for this new seasonal segment.  
Next one will be in December for Winter/Christmas events! 🙂

Weekly Photo Challenge: Zigzag

This week, share a photo that foregoes the straightforward in favor of the twisting and winding.- The Daily Post

Ten Thousand Buddha Monastery

Zigzag path near the top of Ten Thousand Buddha Monastery

Le Labyrinthe

Zigzag in Le Labyrinthe in St Jean sur Richelieu

Reserve faunique Laurentides

On the way to Saguenay Lac St Jean

Western Monastery

Stairway zigzags in Western Monastery

A few pictures from past vacations and activities from the past few years showing the zigzags in my life.

What do you think of when you see the word “zigzag”?