Marziah Karch

Review: Victoria and Abdul

'Victoria and Abdul' is a movie based loosely on the true story of Queen Victoria and her friendship with Abdul…

October 2, 2017

A ‘The Beguiled’ Giveaway for Grownups

Focus Features has offered us a giveaway for the grownups. Mom (or dad) can bring out their own "vengeful b*tch"…

June 28, 2017

8 Things Parents Should Know About ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’

'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales' is the fifth movie in the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' series.

May 26, 2017

‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2’: The Sequel You Deserve

I'm not always a fan of sequels, but 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' easily won me over. In many…

May 6, 2017

Instead of Autism Awareness, Try This

April is Autism Awareness Month. We've been aware of autism in our family for quite some time. We need a…

April 23, 2017

You Can Buy Skulls for Your Fire Pit from Amazon Now

If you've always wanted to have the perfect accessory for your fireplace, grill, or fire pit, here it is.

March 20, 2017

Selling Off a ‘Grimm’ Corpse

I'd never been to a TV show's estate sale before, but that's apparently how it's done. 'Grimm' shot their final…

March 18, 2017

‘Beauty and the Beast’: The Spoilerific Chat

This is your last chance. If you haven't seen the movie yet and don't want to be spoiled, just scroll…

March 17, 2017

‘Beauty and the Beast’ Recaptures the Animated Classic’s Magic

Refreshing a classic without ruining the original is a big challenge, and for the most part, Disney succeeds here.

March 7, 2017

A Weekend of Family Fun at the Portland Mini Maker Faire

The Maker Faire is, of course, a celebration of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math). Improbable machines, hands-on activities,…

September 13, 2016

Review: Kubo and the Two Strings

After a summer of remakes, it's refreshing to see an original story.

August 16, 2016

I Got to Pretend I Was Cast in ‘Kubo’

Marziah gets a chance to get edited into a scene from 'Kubo and the Two Strings.' Read on to learn…

August 8, 2016

Making Kubo: A Tour of LAIKA and the Process of Stop-Motion Animation

I love living in Portland. One of the perks was an opportunity to go behind the scenes at nearby LAIKA,…

August 3, 2016

‘The BFG’: Giants and a Little Magic

'The BFG' is a movie inspired by the Roald Dahl book of the same name. It's a 1982 story of…

July 1, 2016

‘Finding Dory’: A Celebration of Disability, Differences, and Friendship

I was pleasantly surprised by 'Finding Dory.' It's a sequel worth watching in the theater.

June 17, 2016

‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ – A Sequel With Less Muchness

In terms of the first movie, 'Alice Through the Looking Glass' was just mostly Alice. It's a movie that still…

May 26, 2016

Binge Watch ‘Outlander’ Before April 9th

If you've never had the chance to watch 'Outlander,' Starz is giving you a chance to catch up before the…

March 29, 2016

Check Out This Amazing Steampunk Quilt

I can't get over how amazing this quilt is. A while back, I started a steampunk Block of the Month…

March 28, 2016

What Type of Scanner Do You Really Need? (It May Be Your Phone)

So what scanner do you really need? Do you really even need a scanner at all? Here are a few…

February 14, 2016

Why My Kid Rejects Your Cause and Doesn’t Need Your Cure

Kennedy still thinks vaccines cause autism. He's also managed to make some pretty offensive remarks about autism just in time…

April 16, 2015