The Women of Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

Here they are, the women of Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation: Yup. That’s it. Ms. Rebecca Ferguson, you are woman. You are women. You are the token female in Tom Cruise’s latest action movie. Congratulations? This is where people will start to argue, “But she’s a GOOD female character. A really good one, in fact.... Read more »

Movie Revue: Ant-Man, Trainwreck, Amy, Southpaw, Mr. Holmes

Movie Revue: Ant-Man, Trainwreck, Amy, Southpaw, Mr. Holmes
Movie Revue is a collection of capsule reviews of some of the latest releases in theaters, On Demand, and everywhere in between. ANT-MAN.  Despite its troubled production history and the absence of original director Edgar Wright, Ant-Man succeeds by going small.  Literally so.  The Marvel machine is in full swing by now – Kevin Feige... Read more »

What should I read next? I have the answer.

What should I read next? I have the answer.
I have a massive to-be-read list. I think I’ve mentioned this before. I keep a list in the reminders on my computer/phone and I just keep adding to it. For every book I finish, I’ve probably added three more. And I always tend to read the most recently added books. Because shiny! New! I also... Read more »
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Soldier Field owes me an umbrella

Soldier Field owes me an umbrella
From this moment forward, someone else will be standing under my umbrella, ella, ella, eh, eh, eh. That person is a thief. He or she stole my beautiful, flowered, Target umbrella from under a pile of branches outside Soldier Field on Saturday night. Why was my umbrella hiding under a pile of branches outside Soldier... Read more »

This is my 67th Primetime Emmy Awards reaction post

This is my 67th Primetime Emmy Awards reaction post
I missed hearing the nominations LIVE! this morning because I was working on my fitness (humblebrag). But as I opened up the internet to see who was recognized and who got snubbed, I kept thinking, “Eh. There are like three shows I care about — Veep, Silicon Valley, Kimmy Schmidt, OK, maybe a few more... Read more »

Movie Review: Minions

Movie Review: Minions
MINIONS Genre: Animated Comedy Rating: PG Running Time: 91 mins. Premise: This prequel, set in 1968, follows 3 Minions (Stuart, Kevin & Bob) as they search for an evil master. Their search leads them to Villain-Con where they meet Scarlet Overkill (Sandra Bullock), who tasks them with stealing the English crown. When that plan backfires,... Read more »
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Movie Review: Magic Mike XXL

Movie Review: Magic Mike XXL
MAGIC MIKE XXL Genre: Comedy Rating: R Running Time: 115 mins. Premise: Three years after “Magic” Mike (Channing Tatum) left the male stripper – er, male entertainer – life to open his own furniture business, he finds himself pulled back in with his old crew when they hit the road to attend a stripper convention in... Read more »

I miss watching TV the old way. Get the rabbit ears out of the attic.

I miss watching TV the old way. Get the rabbit ears out of the attic.
Prepare yourselves. I’m about to go Baby Boomer on you. I miss the good old days. I do. I miss the good old days when May TV finales meant the end of something, when summertime was a vast wasteland of reruns and baseball. I miss the feeling of the fall premiere season, when putting on... Read more »

Movie Review: Terminator Genisys

Movie Review: Terminator Genisys
TERMINATOR GENISYS Genre: Sci-Fi Action Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 126 mins. Premise: Re-tracing the events from the first Terminator, Resistance leader John Connor (Jason Clarke) sends Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) back to 1984 to save his mother, Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke), from being terminated.  But, when Reese gets there, he finds out that Sarah has... Read more »
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The 10 Best Movies of 2015 So Far

The 10 Best Movies of 2015 So Far
July is here, so it seems a fitting time to take stock of where we are and what we’ve seen, and run down my picks for the 10 best movies released in 2015 so far. I’ve seen 61 new movies this year, and while I always enjoy my time in theaters, it still means I’ve... Read more »