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weekend prep Wednesday

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

It’s 4th of July weekend, and that means it’s time for INDEPENDENCE DAY MOVIE VIEWING! That’s right — at some point this weekend (or possibly on the 4th itself), I will be watching INDEPENDENCE DAY and also INDEPENDENCE DAY 2. (Did the second movie have a special name? I don’t remember. *ETA: it did — […]

distracted by Power Rangers

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

No work thoughts right now, still trying to figure out the Power Rangers movie. Here’s what’s tripping me up: there were other spaceships. (Okay, I’m only guessing they were space-flight-capable. But it seems like a safe guess.) When Zordon does his flashback explanation, multiple ships fly overhead. So who were they? Not Zordon’s team. They […]

movie re-watch: Power Rangers 2017

Monday, June 19th, 2017

1. This movie was approximately 10 million times better when I could fast-forward over the parts I didn’t want to see (both car crashes, most of Rita’s scenes). 2. I tend to watch everything with closed captioning on, because reading is easier than listening for me. (Also the sound quality on my laptop is not […]


Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

“It’s lovely, it’s practical, and you can hide a sword in it.” -Joshua Johnson, The 1A Movie Club Sees ‘Wonder Woman’

movie review: Beauty & the Beast 2017

Monday, June 12th, 2017

I took some notes as I was watching. 1. Okay, I think we all learned from ‘Frozen’ that you have to look carefully at the terms and conditions. If the spell doesn’t say romantic love, it doesn’t have to be romantic love. Which makes it pretty depressing, because that would mean this guy didn’t even […]

Wonder Woman movie thoughts

Monday, June 5th, 2017

Totally non-spoilery review coming up! 1. Totally awesome. Definitely worth seeing on the big screen. Gal Gadot was amazing. 11/10 would watch again. 2. Surely I was not the only one to walk out of the theater thinking, ‘Was that Remus Lupin?’ And yes, yes it was. David Thewlis (Sir Patrick in Wonder Woman) also […]

A Very Important List

Sunday, June 4th, 2017

I love reading the wikipedia pages of comic book characters, because they present the most wild storylines in such a matter-of-fact way. And so… some Wonder Woman info gleaned from wikipedia, presented entirely without context: 1. Wonder Woman was capable of bench pressing 15,000 pounds. 2. Wonder Woman’s Amazon training gave her limited telepathy, profound […]

movie review: Guardians of the Galaxy 2

Sunday, May 7th, 2017

1. I laughed! I cried! I saw two women on the screen at the same time! 2. I liked it more than the first one! 3. Baby Groot is still voiced by Vin Diesel. (Aww….) 4. Peter said he’s been flying the Milano since he was ten years old. (And then Rocket says he’s cybernetically […]

movie day!

Saturday, May 6th, 2017

Going to see Guardians of the Galaxy 2 today. (Volume 2? I’ve just been calling it Guardians2 in emails, even though that makes it potentially confusable with a bunch of other movies. Which reminds me of that great ‘this trilogy makes no sense’ post from back when the first one came out*.) My prediction for […]

hard nope on that

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Just read the wikipedia summary for Fast & Furious 8. (Or whichever of the various titles it’s going by now.) Nope. You know what I like in a movie? When NO ONE DIES. Is that so hard? Medical advances happen every day! Sometimes you even *think* someone is dead, but it turns out they had […]