Thanksgiving movie night

After we stuff our faces with Thanksgiving linner or whatever it is that you call the meal you eat at 2 in the afternoon, we go to the movies. Last year, we watched Fantastic Beasts. This year, we nattered about DC vs Marvel before choosing to go see Ragnarok. I knew to expect silliness. I’ve […]

Blade Runner 2049

I loved it. That was my feeling walking out of the theater and it remains my feeling after a night of Blade Runner flavored dreams. Blade Runner 2049 is worth the expense of movie tickets and *concessions. Blade Runner’s greatest strength is sensory nostalgia. It takes the grainy memories of the first movie and explodes […]

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

The Guardians sequel is lighter and sillier than its’ predecessor. The cold, sharpness of the film’s antagonist is softened like metaphorical vaseline on a camera lens. Everyone on the screen seems to be having fun and that mood was reflected by the audience. Nobody exiting the theater was fruitlessly trying to explain to a companion […]

movie day

My Mother, my daughters and I went to see Fantastic Beasts and we loved it. It’s sweet, funny and a teeny bit sad.

not just a mom

“I’m out of books to read. Is this series too young?” “I don’t think so. How have you not read that already?” “When those books came out, I wasn’t reading, watching or going to see anything. I was just a mom.” Please forgive the annoyance of me blathering endlessly about the books I read, the […]

Hocus Pocus

I may have watched Hocus Pocus excessively over Halloween weekend, but… 1. Since there’s no sequel, can we at least get a new Winifred song? Pretty please. 2. Also, it’s time for a picture of adult Max and Dani as Peter Pan and Wendy. 3. Did the parents and other adults die on the dance […]

The Standards

When scrolling the guide to choose something to watch, there are a few movies that always make me stop scrolling and start watching. They are movies that I can quote verbatim. They aren’t necessarily considered “good” movies, but I love them. When Doug has the remote, he stops on them just because he knows I’ll […]

perils of marketing

“I want to see the Deadpool movie.” “No.” “But, it looks funny.” “No.” “I’ll ask Grandaddy to take me.” “No.” “Then, I’ll wait and watch it on Netflix.” “No.” “Why are you being mean? I’ll be the only person in the world who doesn’t get to see it.”

cause effect

“Those giant birds stare at me when I’m waiting for the bus and they follow me home.” “You’ve seen enough Ghibli movies to know they are more than birds.” “Oh. Ohhhh.” “Sometimes, I have a story in my head and I hafta finish it before I do anything else.” “A is a sweet girl, but […]

horrors

“It’s asking if we want regular commercial breaks or a single four minute ad at the beginning.” “What? When did it start asking this? Why do we have to make decisions that don’t matter?” “It started doing that now. This is a no-brainer. Let’s get the commercial out of the way. It’s a no-lose scenario.” […]