I've been sick a lot this year, which is a fun result of having an autoimmune disorder. Sometimes I catch up on my reading; sometimes, if my vision has gone too blurry to let me read (ocular migraines, yay), I end up watching a lot of TV. Man of Steel was a godawful boring … [Read more...] about Sick Girl Movie Reviews: Man of Steel, Now You See Me, Magic Mike, Frozen
Movies about women: There are not any
In many, many parts of the country right now, if you want to go to see a movie in the theater and see a current movie about a woman — any story about any woman that isn't a documentary or a cartoon — you can't. You cannot. There are not any. You cannot take yourself to one, take … [Read more...] about Movies about women: There are not any
Apparently, it's OK for kids to see a movie in which someone puts a kitten into a dryer to kill it, but they can't see an uncut version of the year's best film. I have a few words to say about that. (via) … [Read more...] about Hey, MPAA
Hitmen in Love
Jenny and Lani are doing a "Hitmen in Love" series once they finish the current run of the Popcorn Dialogues. Oh, I am so there. And it seems we've managed to convince them to do Red as a one-off, if not as part of the series. Whee! As for this week's Dialogue: One of the few … [Read more...] about Hitmen in Love
Transformers 2 reviews
I'm having lots more fun reading reviews of Transformers 2 than I possibly could by watching the damn thing. And then there's the "id" part, which is the part where stuff blows up real good, and huge machines smash each other up. And every single performance is so ridiculous … [Read more...] about Transformers 2 reviews
Whatever Superman is trying to do with his hips here, it’s not working.
Far be it from me to deny the cheese factor in the early Superman movies, or in the street dancing scenes that were so popular in the '80s. However, I feel confident in saying that only in a Bollywood film would it occur to anyone to combine the two: I've just melted my … [Read more...] about Whatever Superman is trying to do with his hips here, it’s not working.
Of all the recent werewolf/vampire/etc. series, Patricia Briggs's is the last one I would have picked to be optioned for movies, since it's perhaps the least fluffy. I'm just having trouble picturing this. Peanut gallery, what say you? … [Read more...] about Mercy movies?
Iron Man (no spoilers)
Mike summed it up: Best superhero movie yet filmed. Don't forget to stay until after the credits. squee. … [Read more...] about Iron Man (no spoilers)
Screen review roundup
Big screen first: Definitely, Maybe — I like Ryan Reynolds quite a bit, but he fell a little flat for me in this, and I'm not sure if he was really bad or if he just didn't have much to work with. All three of the women he's involved with are wonderful, and of course … [Read more...] about Screen review roundup
Once! I tuned in too late to see the song performed, but just in time to see it win. I just sent the DVD back to Netflix. The mini-review I left said something like, "Ho-hum plot and dialogue, transcendent music." (I'm too lazy to go look it up.) Quite pleased that the song won … [Read more...] about Oscar music