Author Archives: Jessica Hopper

The Journey of Natty Gann

It’s easy to understand why The Journey of Natty Gann is not up there in the Disney girl-movies canon; a tough tween tomboy who smokes and fights and mudders “shit” makes her way across Depression-era America train-hopping solo from Chicago … Continue reading

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ROCK OF AGES

On the plane to Portland last week with my 9 month old son passed out on me I took full advantage of the six dollar screen rental and was like “I GET TO WATCH A MOVIE! WEE! WHAT SHALL I … Continue reading

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THE NEW BOURNE MOVIE (I ALREADY FORGOT WHAT IT WAS CALLED, THATS HOW GREAT IT WAS)

I had high hopes for Jeremy Renner. I have loved his frowny pug face in several movies in a row now. I watched the new Mission Impossible on hopes he would be awesome. His abs-lighting nearly upstaged his performance in … Continue reading

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DARK KNIGHT RISES

We went on a date, mid-afternoon, to the gnarly multiplex by our house. Matt refuses to go on principle most of the time since the time we went and wound up sitting behind two parents that called their son motherfucker … Continue reading

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JUICE (FIRST HALF ONLY)

Like my recent viewing of La Femme Nikita, I was discomfited by how much my memory of Juice fell short of Juice’s actuals. The first twelve minutes of the movie are just people getting dressed for school and while it … Continue reading

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MISSION IMPOSSIBLE SERIES: #YOLO

Every few months, my husband somehow cajoles me into watching an entire franchise of movies. Once it was all the Lord of the Rings in a row (by the end you want Frodo to choke to death on that fucking … Continue reading

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LA FEMME NIKITA (Original)

I first saw this movie upon it’s release, probably by myself, at the Uptown Theatre in Minneapolis in 9th grade. Pre-riot grrrl revelation/punk rock newbie portion of my life, but immediately prior to that cusp. I know I saw it … Continue reading

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PLANET OF THE APES THE NEW ONE WITH FRANCO

I loved it! Wow. SO wished I had seen it in the theatre so as to catch the transformative CGI gleam in those monkey eyes. I almost cried when the lil monk was having a sad time of things because … Continue reading

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BEGINNERS

I would say I “liked” this movie but I never stopped thinking “I am watching a movie” and I was paying attention to the wrong details. Starting when Ewan MacGregor and his frenchy fun date drive over the curb in … Continue reading

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SHAME

I saw the last half of the trailer for Steve McQueen’s Shame before some other movie I saw (not Muppets) and my friend and I joked about how of course we are seeing a movie which appeared to be a … Continue reading

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