At first, two words kept me from getting excited about A Simple Favor, prior to it’s release: mommy. blogger. Or maybe it’s technically “vlogger” as Anna Kendrick’s character, Stephanie, runs a youtube site where she videos herself doing all sorts of domestic things – making cupcakes, crafting crafts – to share with other moms. Now […]Read More A Simple Favor between friends? In Paul Feig’s new thriller, it’s an ice cold martini and an easy out.
Late-September certainly isn’t the midpoint of the year, but for movie-goers it marks a transition of sorts. From January till then is when studios unload the “rest” of their catalogue – weird indies, broad comedies, superhero packed blockbusters and understated sci-fi masterpieces. Then, come fall, there’s a shift toward the serious and stately. The approach […]Read More 2018 so far – my favorite films of the year
I watched A LOT of movies in July and I’m super happy about that. Gonna start sharing my week in Letterboxd reviews here to keep everyone updated. Monday, July 23rd Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011) rented for a few bucks on Amazon Prime ‘part of a M:I marathon rewatch to prepare for Fallout. These […]Read More 7.22 Letterboxd Week in Review
Rachel McAdams is having a good year. And probably every year is a good year for her in a lot of ways – she’s famous, rich, in a lot of movies – but what I mean is that this year she’s in two films that actually put her impressive range of talents to good use. […]Read More Do Not Pass Go: Game Night is 2018’s Best Comedy You Might Have Missed
“Zombies? How 2011.” That was a friend’s response to me telling them about Cargo, a new Netflix original movie that debuted on the streaming site last Friday. Originally conceived as a short film and then expanded into feature-length by Australian co-directors Ben Howling and Yolanda Ramke, Cargo does indeed fall into a familiar category. You know, the “post-nearly-apocolyptic-event […]Read More An old world’s violent end in the Australian zombie flick Cargo
Hey, you there – sitting on the couch trying to distract yourself from the trashfire current events of 2018. Question for you. Why aren’t you watching Barry? Why You Probably Aren’t: I mean I don’t know, maybe you are?? The truth is that despite being a dear, old friend, TV and I just aren’t as close as […]Read More Why Aren’t You Watching: Barry
10 Cloverfield Lane is streaming on Hulu and Amazon Prime. The Cloverfield Paradox is streaming on Netflix. You’ve only got two hours to watch something (let’s assume you’re a grown-up with stuff in the morning), so which is it gonna be? It’s time for a round of Stream This Not That Is the Cloverfield franchise really […]Read More Stream This Not That: 10 Cloverfield Lane vs The Cloverfield Paradox
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“Love loves to love love,” or something like that. What is it about February 14th that brings out the grinch in me? The gender-normative stereotype reinforcing? The forced sappiness and craven branding of emotional expression? The sugar crash that inevitably awaits me after I eat an entire box of cheap chocolates at work that day? […]Read More “Happy Valentine’s Day, no one!” Ten romantic-ish popculture recommendations for February.
You can now count Tom Hardy among the many award-winning actors who have joined the ranks of the superhero universe. Hardy will be battling for Marvel in the upcoming Venom, the first teaser trailer for which was released this morning. Venom is a supervillian turned antihero from the Spiderman universe and Hardy seems like a perfect […]Read More First Venom trailer teases Tom Hardy’s anithero transformation