Archive for December 2013

Hammervision's 10 Worst Movies of 2013

Hammervision's 10 Worst Movies of 2013
Last night, I posted my picks for the 10 best movies of the year.  You can read it here.  But, what the movie gods giveth, they also taketh away.  I could be talking about brain cells, time, money, and more.  Say goodbye to all of those things if you willingly choose to see any of... Read more »

Hammervision's 10 Best Movies of 2013

Hammervision's 10 Best Movies of 2013
One year.  180 movies.  Thanks for the memories, 2013.  This is always a crazy time for me.  As the year ends, I find myself going on one movie bender after another – this past weekend, I hit up 5 movies in 24 hours – in an attempt to see everything of note before making my... Read more »

Hammervision's Top Posts of 2013

Hammervision's Top Posts of 2013
Tomorrow is New Year’s Eve, and I thought it would be fun (for me, at least) to look back at the year in Hammervision. John and I had a wonderful time working on the blog this year, and much of that has been due to your readership and engagement. Thank you so much for taking... Read more »
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Hammering Out... The Wolf of Wall Street

Hammering Out... The Wolf of Wall Street
Hammering Out… is a series of movie reviews featuring a lively he said/she said discussion between John and Julie.  This week: The Wolf of Wall Street. JOHN: When I heard Martin Scorsese’s latest film, based on the memoir of Jordan Belfort, was moving off its November 15 release date because Scorsese needed more time editing... Read more »

Hammering Out… American Hustle

Hammering Out… American Hustle
Hammering Out… is a series of movie reviews featuring a lively he said/she said discussion between John and Julie.  This week: American Hustle. Julie: Not American Hutsell, the unauthorized Melanie Hutsell biopic I was told we’d be seeing. American Hustle is the shiny new thing that all the critics are excited about. They’re like magpies. “Ooh! Fruitvale... Read more »

Why this Duck Dynasty thing is not a surprise

Why this Duck Dynasty thing is not a surprise
Duck Dynasty is this thing we’re all supposed to know about because it was a popular reality show earlier in the year and your local news has finally caught up to it. Way to be on top of things, local news! Anyway, the ladies of Duck Dynasty were on WGN Morning News last week hocking... Read more »
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15 things I learned on my 35th birthday

Today was my 35th birthday (and Brad Pitt’s 50th. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BRAD!). Here are all the things I learned on the first day of my 36th year on Earth. 1. Lady Gaga and the Muppets are an unholy union. 2. If you tell the waitress at the nice French bistro that it’s your birthday, she... Read more »

Facebook has its foot on our collective throat

Or something. I don’t even know. It’s my birthday, and I’m too full of the promise of cake to really contemplate this whole mess. Apparently Facebook has “algorithmed” “things,” which means if you like Hammervision (and/or most other blog or business pages), Facebook is hiding posts from you. This was supposed to cut down on... Read more »

Movie Review: Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

Movie Review: Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
ANCHORMAN 2: THE LEGEND CONTINUES Genre: Comedy Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 119 mins. Premise: After being fired from his nightly reporting gig, legendary newsman Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) moves over to a 24-hour news station called GNN, and brings his whole Channel 4 News Team with him.  Ron and Co. spark a late night revolution... Read more »
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How to have a great trip to Disney World

How to have a great trip to Disney World
I meant to write this post a while ago, but, alas, I forgot. Thanks to Shannan Younger for reminding me 🙂 My family traveled to Orlando for a week this past November. Before the trip, I was a mess. I’m like a linen suit; I don’t travel well. I was sure that everything would be... Read more »