Archive for October 2016

Movie Review: Moonlight

Movie Review: Moonlight
MOONLIGHT Genre: Drama Rating: R Running Time: 110 mins. Premise: Intimate character study of a poor, gay black male named Chiron at three different stages of his life, struggling to find his place in the world. Behind-the-Scenes: Based on a play by Tarell Alvin McCraney. Brad Pitt is a producer. Director Barry Jenkins has only... Read more »

Cubs-related baby names we'll be seeing in 9 months

In no particular order: Javy Kyle Dexter Bryant Zobrist W Szczur Rizzo Heyward Clayton Kershaw

I'm an undecided voter

I'm an undecided voter
No, not for the presidency. I’ve been #inthetank and #imwithher since the beginning of this whole process. But I’m feeling undecided-y about my district’s race for state rep. My choices: Someone who consistently votes against my interests and beliefs, but who has the power to dent the Madigan machine (though he’s now backed by the new... Read more »
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How I know I'm old today.

How I know I'm old today.
I was at the Cubs game on Saturday (humble brag), and I was watching the new jumbotron (which I love) when Chase Utley came up to bat. His professional photo doesn’t do him a lot of favors. He looks old, like his hair is really gray. He reminds me of one of my kid’s T-ball... Read more »

Movie Review: The Accountant

Movie Review: The Accountant
THE ACCOUNTANT Genre: Action Rating: R Running Time: 128 mins. Premise: An accountant on the autism spectrum (played by Ben Affleck) works for shady clients, and doles out Bourne-style justice to wrongdoers. Things reach a head when he uncooks the books for an evil robotics corporation and the Treasury Department zeroes in on him. Behind-the-Scenes: This former Black List screenplay had several... Read more »

12 Awesome Halloween Costumes From This Year's Movies (2016 Edition)

12 Awesome Halloween Costumes From This Year's Movies (2016 Edition)
Halloween parties are going to start cropping up the next few weekends, and after procrastinating to this point, you’re finally ready to start thinking about a costume. But, what to wear? Never fear, I’ve got all you movie fans covered. This post is for those looking outside the superhero box. Oh sure. You could dress as... Read more »
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Movie Review: The Birth of a Nation

Movie Review: The Birth of a Nation
THE BIRTH OF A NATION Genre: Historical Drama Rating: R Running Time: 110 mins. Premise: Based on a true story, with some liberties taken (as they often are in biographical films), Nat Turner – a literate slave and preacher – rallies his fellow slaves for a violent uprising against their owners. Behind-the-Scenes: There’s really no way of getting... Read more »

Self Care in the Time of Trump

Self Care in the Time of Trump
I feel like a gigantic ball of stress these days–dealing with some big league life stuff, but also feeling on edge because of all of the election nonsense. Intellectually, I know I should just unplug. What is the point of paying such close attention to all this nonsense? I know who I’m voting for. I... Read more »

Women are not your wives and daughters

Women are not your wives and daughters
Maybe it’s the wrong time to be picking on the “good guys” of the Republican party. I mean, they’re so brave to denounce Donald Trump’s words, while at the same time not rescinding their endorsements for the p***y grabbing presidential candidate. The fact is, these are the guys who are going to spend the next month trying... Read more »
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