Film Watch

The New Dirk Gently Series!

I'm super excited that this weekend Mark and I are going to watch the new Dirk Gently Series! Of all of Douglas Adams' books, the ones about Dirk were my favorites. Stay tuned to read a full review. Click here to watch along with us! UPDATE: Ugh. I can't recommend ...
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“A euphemism for a state of being out of touch with reality”

If you think you're going to get everything you want, you're living in La La Land. Especially if you dream of being a movie star that has it all, the guy who single-handedly saves Jazz, or a completely charmed modern movie goer. Because modern movies just aren't into that. Especially ...
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Marvelling at a host of great characters, oh, and that Dr. Strange guy too.

This may be harsh, but my favorite character in Dr. Strange was the Cloak of Levitation. It was decisive, powerful, loyal, and silly. Basically, the writers gave the Doctor a wearable guard dog to lighten him up. One of my closest friends is a surgeon, so I've seen a dog-surgeon relationship first ...
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Ramen Up For Tampopo, Cowboys!

Tampopo is a ten-course meal of visual intensity. Watching it was like being at a feast table with a wide variety of friends and relatives. Some tell funny stories and some tell scary stories. A few are boring and others are disgusting. And ten courses goes on, and on, and ...
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The Dressmaker

The lights came up, the credits began to roll, and my husband turned to me and said, "I'd watch that again. Right now." Which made us both laugh out loud. But we were used to that by then. Watching the final hour of The Dressmaker was a well-matched emotional tug-of-war, with ...
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Elect Melissa McCarthy Queen of Everything Already

As a part of the run up to the new Netflix Season Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, here's my paltry addition to the accolades being showered on Melissa McCarthy (rightfully so!). She was so amazing as Sookie St. James that she instantly became one of those actors where I ...
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Brokeback Mountain

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I saw Brokeback Mountain last night (yes, yes, - the last person on the planet to see it), and as the hours pass, it becomes increasingly obvious why the film was up for best picture. Initial reactions keep washing over me...and I assume they will for days...because what is portrayed ...
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Tap World

Just saw the movie Tap World - a mind-blowing documentary about the modern culture of Tap Dancing. Super fun, but man it was a hard movie to sit still for...:-) ...
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Origins

Enjoyed Far From the Madding Crowd at The Riviera Theater for cheap movie night. Thanks, Dad, for loving movies and getting the weekly burger-and-a-movie-night started. You would have slept through most of this film, I think, but I enjoyed the scenery and costumes ...
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The Age of Adaline

Age of Adaline

Age of Adaline was not a good film. A pretty film, with a pretty star, and some nice performances, but the Twilight Zone narration was heavy handed as it desperately attempted to make sense. No regrets - that's what cheap movie night is for...but not recommended ...
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