I couldn't give him everything

I couldn't give him everything
The word of the day is “guilt.” Since we said goodbye to our fourteen-year-old lab on Monday, my mood has swung wildly from acceptance to despair, hitting every emotion in between. I know we did the right thing for him. Even if I wasn’t ready for him to go, it was time. At the very... Read more »

Summer Movie Forecast 2018

Summer Movie Forecast 2018
If I’m getting a late start on this year’s Summer Movie Forecast, it’s only because the summer movie season keeps getting earlier. With the release of Avengers: Infinity War a week early – on April 26 – summer officially began in April. Soon, we’ll just have huge blockbusters all year round. Black Panther is just... Read more »

Movie Review - Avengers: Infinity War

Movie Review - Avengers: Infinity War
AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR Genre: Superhero Action Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 159 mins. Premise: Thanos sets out to collect all six Infinity stones so he can wipe out half of the population on every planet. It’s up to the Avengers to stop him. Behind-the-Scenes: Marvel has been building up to this movie for the past 10... Read more »
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Ready Player One and All of Spielberg's Movies Ranked

Ready Player One and All of Spielberg's Movies Ranked
Ready Player One is in theaters now, and Film Twitter is deeply divided, as it is with nearly everything these days. Well, except for Paddington 2 and Black Panther. I have no interest in any of the hot takes about how it ignores Gamergate, fails to adequately portray The Iron Giant, or relies too heavily... Read more »

Movie Club: Be My Cat: A Film for Anne (2015)

Movie Club: Be My Cat: A Film for Anne (2015)
Welcome to Movie Club! For those uninitiated, Movie Club is a weekly gathering of friends and film buffs (collectively, the “Clubbers”), where we grill out, eat, imbibe and gather to watch a movie that nobody in the group can have seen before. A different person picks the movie each week, after sending around a list of... Read more »

Movie Review: Black Panther

Movie Review: Black Panther
BLACK PANTHER Genre: Superhero Action Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 134 mins. Premise: In the wake of his father’s death, Prince T’Challa a/k/a Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) assumes the throne and must quickly fend off a series of threats to his kingdom and the people of Wakanda. Behind-the-Scenes: The Black Panther comic was created by Stan... Read more »
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Top 10 reasons why people answer the first HQ question wrong

Top 10 reasons why people answer the first HQ question wrong
10. They just honestly didn’t know that “dog feces” is not a popular breakfast cereal. 9. Their two-year-old child was holding their phone hostage. 8. Ten seconds is not a lot of time to process the idea that the Earth revolves around the “sun” and not “Donald Trump’s magnificent, healthy 71-year-old body.” 7. They always... Read more »

Most Anticipated Movies of 2018

Most Anticipated Movies of 2018
Now that we’re a few weeks into the new year, and, with the release of The Post and Phantom Thread, can finally put 2017 in our rear view mirror, it’s time to look ahead to the most anticipated movies of 2018! To help out with this post (heck, it was actually his idea to do... Read more »

Oprah should be president

Oprah should be president
Since the last election, I’ve been very anti celebrities thinking they can be president. (Or not necessarily the celebrities themselves thinking they have the stuff, but the public at large–usually on Twitter–deciding that this person is the answer to all our problems, because reasons. So-and-so/So-and-so 2020 is the new #TrueDetectiveSeason2. And we all know how True... Read more »
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Baby, It's Cold Outside--Movies to watch with your kids this winter

Baby, It's Cold Outside--Movies to watch with your kids this winter
It’s supposed to warm up here in Chicago tomorrow, but oh well. It’ll get cold again. For the past few years we’ve been hosting “Family Movie Night” at our house. We each take turns choosing movies, and no one can argue with the choices. When it’s your pick, it’s YOUR PICK, hence the reason why... Read more »