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nano day 10

Friday, November 10th, 2017

Starting word count: 14,800 (Yesterday was not the day. Maybe today will be the day!) Goal word count: 16,667 Random thought of the day: You know what was a good movie? Kim Possible: A Sitch in Time. Of all the funny lines, the phrase, “Aye, they are wee small digits” has stuck with me over […]

movie re-watch: Hocus Pocus

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

1. Allison never gets a last name? Or parents, although they’re mentioned. (As in “this party is full of friends of my parents,” not “yes, they’re around here somewhere.”) 2. I was baffled by all the ‘thee’ and ‘thou’ stuff, but I admit I have zero knowledge of linguistic patterns in 1693. (PS: also baffled […]

movie re-watch: National Treasure

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

This is a movie that focused on two things: witty one liners and Nic Cage posing for glamour shots. The witty one liners, at least, hold up pretty well 13 years later. “It took you all of two seconds to decide to steal the Declaration of Independence.” “Yeah, but I didn’t think I was going […]

movie re-watch: National Treasure 2

Monday, September 25th, 2017

Naturally, after I watched the movie again, I had to go back and read what I’d written about it before. Many of my thoughts were the same the second time! But since I saw it in 2008, I did not know a Very Important Thing about the casting: Bruce Greenwood (the president of the US […]

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 […]