I, Tonya

I, Tonya (2017)


Based on the unbelievable but true events, I, TONYA is a darkly comedic tale of American figure skater, Tonya Harding, and one of the most sensational scandals in sports history. Though Harding was the first American woman to complete a triple axel in competition, her legacy was forever defined by her association with an infamous, ill-conceived, and even more poorly executed attack on fellow Olympic competitor Nancy Kerrigan. Featuring an iconic turn by Margot Robbie as the fiery Harding, a mustachioed Sebastian Stan as her impetuous ex-husband Jeff Gillooly, a tour-de-force performance from Allison Janney as her acid-tongued mother, LaVona Golden, and an original screenplay by Steven Rogers, Craig Gillespie’s I, TONYA is an absurd, irreverent, and piercing portrayal of Harding’s life and career in all of its unchecked––and checkered––glory.

~ I, Tonya | NEON Rated


OMG! After seeing this movie, how can anyone blame sweet Tonya for anything. I thought my life was bad! Tonya should have received a gold medal just for surviving that mess. Was not crazy about Margot Robbie’s performance, as much as I loved Allison Janney, and as good as Allison’s performance was, I think Paul Walter Hauser’s performance as Shawn was equally Oscar-worthy!

I could identify with Tonya’s banishment from U.S. Olympics; I had a similar experience on a job. We were both, technically, wrong and as I have recently learned from Les Misérables (1935), the law is absolute. I loved Tonya’s defiant attitude towards the biased judges….son’s of bitches! I had no idea this was supposed to be a comedic tale. There were times when I wanted to bust out laughing, but the line from Judge Judy, “The people are real” kept popping up in my head.

I was on Tonya’s side after watching this movie, but now that it is being touted as “darkly comedic,” once again, I have no idea what to believe.

Eye opener!

Goodbye Christopher Robin

Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017)


GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN gives a rare glimpse into the relationship between beloved children’s author A. A. Milne (Domhnall Gleeson) and his son Christopher Robin (Will Tilston), whose toys inspired the magical world of Winnie-the-Pooh.  Along with his mother Daphne (Margot Robbie), and his nanny Olive (Kelly Macdonald), Christopher Robin and his family are swept up in the international success of the books; the enchanting tales bringing hope and comfort to England after the First World War. But with the eyes of the world on Christopher Robin, what will the cost be to the family?

~ Goodbye Christopher Robin | Fox Searchlight


Being a Disney fan, I was destined to see this move and I was floored by the true story behind yet another Disney star.

My immediate recollections revolved around the father, who seemed very pleased when the world revolved around him. Selfish is the first word that comes to mind. And very dislikable, until he develops and interest in his son, sho ignites his creativity to pen Winnie-the-Pooh. The mother was just as selfish and returns for a performance as a mother that walls short in both substance and stamina. If I remember correctly, their selfishness bubbles over and everything turns out okay. Unbelievable and that’s probably why I can’t remember the canned ending.

Cuteness through the trees if you can stand the walk thorugh this hundered acre plot.