Archive for April 2013

Summer Movie Forecast 2013: 10 Smaller Flicks You Won't Want to Miss

Summer Movie Forecast 2013: 10 Smaller Flicks You Won't Want to Miss
The summer movie season is all about superheroes, sequels, and Smurfs.  For more serious-minded moviegoers, it can be a long slog.  And, while I love the anticipation and excitement that the bigger movies bring, I also look forward to some of the smaller ones.  For every Avengers, there’s a Moonrise Kingdom.  Or a Once.  Or... Read more »

Game of Thrones Recap, "Kissed By Fire"

Game of Thrones Recap, "Kissed By Fire"
I’m really curious about how those of you who haven’t read the Song of Ice and Fire books through Storm of Swords felt about last night’s episode of Game of Thrones, “Kissed By Fire.” I thought it was a pretty ding dang good hour of television, but John continues to wonder what the point of... Read more »

12 Best Kids' Movies for Parents

12 Best Kids' Movies for Parents
Thanks to a comment from Kim Z. Dale on John’s post about summer movies yesterday, I started thinking about which movies that I, as a parent, don’t mind being forced to watch snuggling on the couch and watching with my kids. Which movies sound great when playing in the back of the car while you’re... Read more »
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My Month of Goop: Julie and Gwyneth Day Whatever

My Month of Goop: Julie and Gwyneth Day Whatever
Sorry. I’ve been a little preoccupied, and a little not feeling like cooking Goop-style the past few days. It happens. I’m sure it happens to Gwyneth all the time and then she goes on a Cheeto binge and then fasts for six days. Anyway, since I’ve been neglecting my Gwyneth Paltrow cookbook duties, I’m going... Read more »

Summer Movie Forecast 2013: the 11 Biggest Hits, the 6 Biggest Flops, and the 2 Biggest Stinkers

Summer Movie Forecast 2013: the 11 Biggest Hits, the 6 Biggest Flops, and the 2 Biggest Stinkers
To date, 2013 has yielded a mostly unimpressive crop of movies in theaters.  Other than The Place Beyond the Pines, Oblivion, Warm Bodies, and the 3D re-release of Jurassic Park, there hasn’t been much to get excited about.  But actual weather be damned, summer is almost here. Or should I say, summer movie season.  It begins on May 3... Read more »

Game of Thrones, And Now His Watch Has Ended

Game of Thrones, And Now His Watch Has Ended
The title of this Game of Thrones episode, “And Now His Watch Has Ended,” refers to a prayer said over one of the Crows when he dies of a broken foot. But the title could also be seen as a passing of the torch from the  men to the women, because, in this episode, sisters... Read more »
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Movie Review: Oblivion (****)

Movie Review: Oblivion (****)
OBLIVION Genre: Sci-Fi Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 125 mins. Premise: Jack Harper (Tom Cruise), one of the last two humans on earth in year 2077, leads a routine life of resource extraction and drone repair, but finds his world rocked by the arrival of a mysterious woman and his kidnapping by alien scavengers. Behind-the-Scenes: The film is based... Read more »

My Month of Goop: Julie and Gwyneth Days 9 &10 (I think)

My Month of Goop: Julie and Gwyneth Days 9 &10 (I think)
Sorry. I’ve been distracted the past few days, by work and kids and the Bulls and, now, a few inches of water in my basement. But a girl’s gotta eat, right? So here are two recipes I made this week from Gwyneth Paltrow’s cookbook.   Enjoy this post? Click like on the Hammervision Facebook page and join... Read more »

15 Movie Sequels That Make You (Almost) Hate The Original

15 Movie Sequels That Make You (Almost) Hate The Original
When a movie comes out that is universally beloved, everyone always wants a sequel.  It’s a natural human tendency.  We like something, we want more of it.  But sequels are a tricky beast.  Sure, it’s easy to knock them.  Cries of “the original was better!” are frequently heard.  The best sequels are those that take... Read more »
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Help Make a Runners' Quilt in Honor of Boston

I’m a loss for what to say about yesterday. I have nothing to add, so I’ll just link to my friend Melissa, who is making a quilt of photographs to honor runners. Take a picture of yourself in your running gear, wearing a race shirt (any race shirt) and tweet her (@startabuzz) or tag her... Read more »