Movies

Expectations Assembled

Socks for Cap. They matched my shirt. Truth be told, though, I’ve always been a bigger fan of Iron-Man. Thankfully, sides no longer matter. Not pictured in the foreground of today’s selection: the screen rolling credits for Avengers: Infinity War. It was everything I hoped it would be. My only complaint is that I won’t […]

Infinity Socks

I am so ridiculously excited about the release of Avengers: Infinity War (and getting to see it tomorrow), I had to represent with today’s sockage. I don’t have any actual Avengers socks, sadly (because, well, movie licensed stuff ain’t cheap, yo), but I felt pretty good poppin this pair of planets. After all, Thanos, the […]

Take Two

I’ve never rented a movie a didn’t finish. Luckily, modern day streaming rentals are typically 48 hours. Just as the Batman usually needs a second encounter to vanquish a villian, I always conquer a rental on the second go ’round. Oh, and for the record: the new Jumanji movie is a solid flick. It gets […]

Lies, Damned Lies, and Star Wars

I seem to recall swearing up and down not even a month ago that I was going to reset my evening activity schedule and commit to writing and/or reading instead of spending three hours staring, slack-jawed, at a screen full of bright colors and explosions. In fact, there’s probably evidence of said promise in the […]

A Movie In 100 Words Or Less: Interstellar

I waited an inordinately long time to see Interstellar, and I’m kind of ashamed of it. This is geek stuff! Spacey! Futurey! Black Holey! Einsteiny! It’s my bread and butter, my mother’s milk. A space movie with breathtaking space, actual characterization, solid dialogue and potentially even science? And from Christopher “Memento/Dark Knight/Inception” Nolan, even! If […]

A Movie In 100, Err, 200 Words Or Less: John Wick

I don’t remember exactly when it was last week when I watched John Wick. It might have been Wednesday night, possibly Thursday, or maybe even during those sacred few hours after Friday ends and before Saturday truly begins, when a middle aged guy can enjoy a pint or two of IPA in a dark room […]

A Movie In 100 Words Or Less: Live Die Repeat: Edge Of Tomorrow

Believe it or not, I apparently haven’t written one of the tired and tried “A Movie In 100 Words Or Less” posts since way back in March. On March 25, I offered my (wildly complimentary) thoughts on The Lego Movie. But I suppose when I wrote that post voicing concerns about my approach to evaluating […]

2014 Summer Movie Blowout In Many Many Words

I guess it’s kind of a thing now.  I mean, not quite the same kind of thing you meant when you were 13 and said (with your voice full of teenager my-life-is-over woe), “Janie PerfectHairAndEyesAndSkin starting going out with Tommy FlashingSmileFootballHero last night so I guess they’re, like, I dunno, a thing now or whatever.”  […]

A Movie In 100 Words Or Less: The LEGO Movie

Sometimes, when the days of Winter cling to your life like a determined sloth, refusing to mosey off and leave you with even a chilly, damp Spring deep into the latter weeks of March, well, you have to do something to cultivate family togetherness.  That is, you have to do something that doesn’t include the […]

A Movie In 100 Words Or Less: Escape Plan

I will probably never be able to qualify, rationalize, or otherwise explain the particular defect in my thought processing that leads me to make decisions that defy entertainment logic.  For instance, how in the world did I reach the conclusion that I didn’t really want to watch Man of Steel again (even though I seemed […]