Archive for October 2014

Movie Review: Whiplash

Movie Review: Whiplash
WHIPLASH Genre: Drama Rating: R Running Time: 107 mins. Premise: A talented, determined young drummer (Miles Teller) at a prestigious music school is put to the test by his abusive, psychologically manipulative professor (J.K. Simmons), as he strives to achieve greatness. Behind-the-Scenes: Took the top two prizes at Sundance earlier this year: the Grand Jury... Read more »

Movie Review: John Wick

Movie Review: John Wick
JOHN WICK Genre: Action Rating: R Running Time: 102 mins. Premise: When Russian goons steal his car and kill his dog, they set off John Wick (Keanu Reeves), who goes on a revenge spree. Behind-the-Scenes: Director Chad Stahelski previously worked with Keanu on the Matrix films as a martial arts stunt coordinator.¬† Eva Longoria, of... Read more »

Taylor Swift's 1989: Victim chic is so hot right now

Taylor Swift's 1989: Victim chic is so hot right now
I haven’t bought an album since…I don’t know when I last bought an album. But I bought Taylor Swift’s. It was because of “Out of the Woods.” I heard it and I was sold. There’s a little bit of Stars in that song, which is totally my flavor. I also, I’ll admit it, find Taylor... Read more »
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The Walking Dead review: "Four Walls and a Roof"

The Walking Dead review: "Four Walls and a Roof"
The Walking Dead has been very, very good this season. Things are happening. Characters are behaving like actual people, changing and growing and being dickheads. And plot is moving. The writers are letting no grass grow beneath Rick Grimes’s feet. In the first episode, our zeroes did away with Terminus. In the second episode, they... Read more »

Oberweis dairy truck: Your opinions matter, young white males and token white female

I was driving around this morning and crossed paths with an Oberweis delivery truck. My first reaction was, “Oh, look at those cute kids drinking milk on the side of that vehicle.” My second reaction was, “Oh, look at those cute blond kids drinking milk on the side of that vehicle, and…yep, there are three... Read more »

I am neglecting my first child

I am neglecting my first child
Claire Zulkey wrote the post that I had been thinking about writing for some time now. John and I were married just over eleven years ago. Not long after that, we decided to get a dog. This came about after our friends, B.K. and Steph, got a bird. Suddenly John was in “pet” mode. I... Read more »
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The Walking Dead recap, "Strangers"

The Walking Dead recap, "Strangers"
Ew. Well, that final scene was grim. But before we get into barbecued Bob, let’s talk about what led up to The Walking Dead¬†suddenly morphing into The Most Dangerous Game. Last week (which was a great episode; I’m sorry I didn’t get to recap it because I was at a wedding where we were served... Read more »

Mad Men sucks. You're right, obviously, person who's only seen three episodes.

Mad Men sucks. You're right, obviously, person who's only seen three episodes.
I have a bee in my bonnet this morning. It’s a stupid bee, admittedly. It’s a bee that would be better served making me worry about not getting ebola or that my house might become overrun with spiders. A Facebook friend posed a simple question: Should I keep watching Mad Men? She and her husband... Read more »

Scandal review: Like Father, Like Daughter

Scandal review: Like Father, Like Daughter
Sex tapes, MURDER, and more generic Froot Loops. Just another episode of Scandal. The big story tonight was how Mellie and Fitz have other children! Everyone seemed to have forgotten that fact in the wake of dear Gerry’s death. But now Karen is acting up, ditching her security, drinking, drugging, and “Eiffel Towering” two guys... Read more »
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Celebrities most likely to snap

Celebrities most likely to snap
I read an article yesterday about Brad Pitt and his love of guns. Despite being a celebrity with security and (I’m sure) Daenerys’s dragons guarding his French chateau, he only feels truly safe with a piece by his bedside. I know a lot of people feel the same way and his point of view is... Read more »