Have you heard the news? Detroit’s own Motor City Madman Ted Nugent is coming home and will be performing at the Michigan Lottery Amphitheater this summer, and I am HYPED up! I am hoping I’ll be able to sing my heart out to Cat Scratch Fever and Fred Bear. Tickets are on sale now so grab yours and let’s party during the Adios Mofo ’23 Tour on Friday, August 11th, 2023 at 7:30pm.
I’m not promoting my hometown boy Ted Nugent without a giveaway. How do two tickets to the show sound? Enter below, and good luck. Hope to see you at this rocking show!
“Detroit’s own Motor City Madman Ted Nugent is coming home with the Adios Mofo ‘23 Tour and will perform at Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre on Friday, August 11 at 7:30 p.m. Ted and the band are hitting the road with sheer outrage and a ferocious soundtrack of freedom, attitude, and spirit.”
He had it coming… last night I had the pleasure of seeing Chicago at the historic Fisher Theatre in Detroit. I am a huge fan of Chicago and this is the second time I saw the Broadway version of Chicago, and I can honestly say this was my favorite time seeing it. The show was absolutely incredible, the vocals were unreal, and it was all around the perfect evening.
If you’re looking for a night out, especially with your girlfriends might I suggest checking out Chicago while it’s in Detroit now through April 2nd. If you’re not in Detroit, but Chicago comes to your town, I highly recommend it.
While I am not a D&D player, I know what it’s like to get together with friends and have a game night. It’s the best! Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves perfectly showcases what that’s like.
If there is one thing we can all agree on, there is nothing quite like getting together with your friends, laughing, and having a good time. Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves perfectly encompasses that vibe.
The simple answer to this question is no, you don’t have to be a D&D player to enjoy Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves, but let us get more into that.
The best thing about Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves is that this movie is for everyone one. Played Dungeons & Dragons for years? You’ll enjoy the movie in a different way thanks to all the Easter Eggs. Joined a campaign once or twice? No problem! You’re going to enjoy the journey. Maybe you’re like me and never played Dungeons & Dragons a day in your life, or you don’t know anything about the role-playing game…that’s fine as well. Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves tells a story that works for viewers no matter what your experience level with the game is.
As the audience, you see a group of misfits that come together for a common purpose—to take out the bad and regain what is theirs. Along the way, they have a ton of fun, which makes the movie a wonderful action-packed flick you won’t get bored of. Just as in gameplay, the group needs to do different things to succeed, and just like in gameplay sometimes they fail and sometimes the outcome is exactly what they expected. And that is something we can all understand.
Game players, I think you’ll be very pleased with the lingo you know and love and Easter Eggs that are sprinkled throughout Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves. However, if you are like me, and don’t know any of the terms, no problem! Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves was written so EVERYONE can enjoy it and does a wonderful job explaining the lingo so you don’t need to know it prior to enjoying the movie.
Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves is over two hours long. I know, I know, I prefer movies in the hour and thirty-minute range, but hear me out. Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves offers numerous action sequences throughout the movie that help keep the pace up. As someone that only knows about Dungeons & Dragons play from her brother and a previous officemate I appreciate that.
I may not be a player, but something I do know about the gameplay is you put your heart and soul into it. You can tell the cast of Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves put their heart and soul into their movie roles as well.
Chris Pine plays Edgin and is the glue of the group aka the planner.
Michelle Rodriguez plays Holga, and let me tell you she’s one badass that is going to capture your heart.
Justice Smith plays Simon and could use a serious confidence boost, like many of us. Making him a very relatable character.
Sophia Lillis plays Doric a Druid that can turn into animals and was probably my favorite character.
Regé-Jean Page plays Xenk and I think he will be game player’s favorite movie character.
Hugh Grant plays Forge, and as a big Hugh Grant fan I was impressed to see him shine in this role, and really tap into my emotion.
Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves embraces the spirit of togetherness with friends and takes you on an action-packed journey into the world of fantasy. Each character is unique, and brings something different to the movie, just as each person brings something different to the game.
Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves will be in theaters Friday, March 31st, and whether you play Dungeons & Dragons all the time, have played a couple times, or have never played I truly believe you will enjoy this movie.
Rye Lane is a heartwarming British romantic comedy about finding love again when you least expect it, and that’s the most relatable thing I have seen in a while.
While Rye Lane is in the romcom genre, it definitely steps outside the typical romantic comedy comfortable box of knowing exactly what is going to happen. I’ll be completely honest as a romcom aficionado I thought the direction Raine Allen-Miller, who by the way is making her feature directorial debut with this movie was nuts for not following typical romcom protocol. But instead of me being upset by it, I’m actually taken through a wave of feelings and emotions and ended up enjoying the journey she took the movie on.
Rye Lane clocks in that only 82 minutes, which means every minute of the movie counts, and no second can be wasted. Director Raine Allen-Miller does a wonderful job of never wasting a second of the movie, and you see that right from the beginning because, within the first couple minutes of the movie, you’re introduced to the leads.
You arrive three months ago when Dom’s (David Jonsson) six-year relationship ended, and it didn’t end well. Which is definitely relatable for a lot of viewers. Dom is attending an art show, where he eventually finds himself having a good cry in the gallery’s gender-neutral bathroom, again we’ve all been there. In the bathroom is where he is soon interrupted by Yas (Vivian Oparah).
You guessed it, the bathroom run-in leads to a conversation in the gallery, which leads to a continued conversation as the two walks through the Rye Lane market area. Before the two know it they are spending the full day together. And that’s something else the newbie director also did, was have Rye Lane take place during the day, we don’t see that concept used in romantic comedies very often—I personally really enjoyed that aspect.
Dom and Yas’s conversations about relationships and life, in general, didn’t feel all that unique. They definitely felt very real, though, which is sometimes something we don’t want in a movie but truly need.
Not only is Rye Lane the title of the movie, but it’s an actual place in London. And the fact that Allen-Miller used Rye Lane and South London areas as the actual backdrops for the movie, and didn’t just fake it was a huge bonus. Plus, by using Rye Lane and South London she was able to sprinkle the movie with vibrant colors and modern art, which truly made for a unique visual aesthetic.
Allen-Miller uses various camera angles including distant and fisheye which you don’t really see anymore, but I truly loved in Rye Lane. Rye Lane is a romantic comedy with two charismatic leads, packed with chemistry, offers creative visuals, and comes with a short runtime to boot. It has the quintessential framework for a romantic comedy that you never knew you needed, and you can’t help but want to watch it again as soon as it ends. Good thing Rye Lane will be premiering on Hulu Friday, March 31st so we can all watch it again once it ends.
I honestly have already watched it twice and will watch it again Friday, March 31st when it premiers on Hulu. Rye Lane has me wanting to take a trip to London and just experience the culture more than I have ever wanted to before. Plus, if Rye Lane is just the beginning for Allen-Miller I am THRILLED to see where she goes from here because she knocked this one out of the park!
Rye Lane premiers on Hulu Friday, March 31st, and I can’t wait to hear YOUR thoughts.
1. Both the main characters have endured messy break-ups.
2. Rye Lane offers light at the end of the tunnel and is a great reminder to all of us that no matter what chapter of life you are in there is still happiness to be gained.
3. You’ll want to visit London, and hope to thrive as much as the characters do.
4. Dom is seen crying, so you’re taking on a rare vulnerable, and sensitive journey of the male that you do not typically find in movies.
5. The language is STRONG and frequent.
You’ve heard me talk about the Nomadik Subscription Box time and time again. Not only do I love discovering new products, but I love a good theme as well. For the month of March, Nomadik sent a Winter Ready, themed box. And, while winter is coming to a close here in Michigan, I still can utilize the contents of the Winter Ready box throughout the year.
The Nomadik Winter Ready, themed box came equipped with high-quality gear and tools for my next hiking adventure, which will be this weekend. Let’s jump right into what’s in the box, shall we?
Deso Bristlecone Cuff Beanie. This beanie is soft and stretchy, one-size-fits-all, blocks out the wind, and features the brand logo on a patch front and center. The beanie is cozy, and comfortable and would be perfect for chopping wood, lounging by a winter bonfire, or being worn for a woodland hike.
When it comes to exploring the outdoors in the wintertime, you’re bound to eventually get cold and want to sip on a hot beverage to warm you up, well let me introduce you to my new favorite cup—the Camp Insulated Carabiner Cup. The convenient functional carabiner handle makes this the perfect portable travel cup for hiking or camping since you can clip it to your backpack and not have it inside taking up space. Despite not having a lid the double-wall insulation helps keep the beverage hot for a long period of time.
All Good Products Mineral Sunstick SPF30 Sport, if you know me you know that no matter what the season is I have sunscreen on my skin. One thing I think people forget about is that ,you should be applying sunscreen to your face especially in the winter. This sunstick helps project against harmful UV rays, and is water resistant for up to 80 minutes. It’s also reef-friendly, sensitive skin-friendly, and eco-systems-friendly, which I really appreciate it. I actually have one of these sunsticks in my purse for everyday use, as well as my hiking pack.
Coghlan’s Aluminum Capsule is useful for keeping small valuables safe when you’re on the go. Since the o-ring lid provides a watertight closure I use mine to keep personal information safe, in case of an unfortunate event.
While I was bummed this box didn’t arrive during the winter, I can still appreciate it going into spring. I love the fact that this Nomadik Winter Ready box included practical items for adventures. The sunscreen stick is great for protecting my face on the go, no matter what season I am in. I love the aluminum capsule for my personal information, instead of just having a tag on my bag. The double-wall insulated mug is great for sipping warm drinks and has already seen plenty of weekend time by a roaring backyard bonfire. And of course, I can’t forget about the beanie, one can never have too many beanies.
If you’ve never received a Nomadik box before, each box also comes with an exclusive sticker for Nomadik subscribers, and they’re always so much fun! As well as a pamphlet explaining each item, as well as tips, and a challenge. But I didn’t want to share those, they’re part of the fun of getting a box.