Author Archives: Yours Truly

MITT

When Josh called to tell me he wanted me to come over and watch this with him, my first thought was “no thank you.” My second thought was “wait, what?” and my third thought was “ok.” Full disclosure of my … Continue reading

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Quick Bits On Movies I Haven’t Seen Yet Or Saw And Have No Further Thoughts On

HER Even though I am tired of the sad sack dude movie, I admit that I love no one’s face more than Joaquin Phoenix’s and I am happy to pay money to stare at it for 2 hours. My friend … Continue reading

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Jack Reacher: Apotheosis Of the Dude-Dad Movie

Okay okay. I know this is a movie that came out a long time ago, but I feel like complaining about the patriarchy. Plus, like Anthony Lane, I am not above shooting fish in a barrel just for the cruel … Continue reading

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Gravity

Well. This movie has a 97% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and I have yet to read a bad review of it, aside from my friend Claire’s excellent one. Everyone, from what I’ve read, seems to say something along the lines … Continue reading

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An Essay On Zombies, and Then at the End There’s Some Rude Jokes About World War Z

Hi everyone. Well, the day finally arrived. The day I had been awaiting with bated breath. The day marked in my iCal as “WWZ!!!!!” I asked my old man “do you know what tomorrow is” and he said “midsummer!” and … Continue reading

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Skyfall

“What did you think of it?” “Well it started out pretty shitty…and then it got mostly shitty.” This is a James Bond movie about how aging white men no longer feel powerful and important. You see, James Bond is old. … Continue reading

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Cool as Ice

Oh no, I forgot COOL AS ICE in my “Quick Trips” entry! Ultimate Quick Trip….down memory lane! Once again at Steve’s house, where so many of the good things in my life take place, I was treated to a visual … Continue reading

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Quick Trips

I have seen a lot of movies but I keep not wanting to deeply interrogate their subtexts and lambast their scripts in yon blog, for some reason. I think it all began when I saw The Master, which I felt … Continue reading

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Prometheus!

Well, what a shame! What a shame, Ridley Scott. Your triumphant return to the Alien franchise was, shall we say, not as good as the original Alien movie. Shall we say more than that? Shall we say it was kind … Continue reading

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Safety Not Guaranteed

This movie is beautiful. It is nearly flawless. It is pitch-perfect and all the other terms you use to describe good cinema. It’s a romantic comedy sort of but it’s also deeply sad, and it has this incredible ending I … Continue reading

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