Archive for January 2017

I don't normally do political posts...

I don't normally do political posts...
J/K. Yes, I do. You know me. But this is a post for the many folks who’ve started Facebook posts like this over the past few days in the wake of the Betsy DeVos confirmation hearings. Their issue is that she’s unfit for the position of Secretary of Education on account of how she thinks all... Read more »

What to watch instead of the inauguration this Friday: The lazy person's protest

What to watch instead of the inauguration this Friday: The lazy person's protest
Our president-to-be loves high ratings. They’re the only numbers he appears to understand. They are the only language he speaks. You know he’s hoping for record ratings this Friday when he’s sworn in as no-longer PEOTUS. He’s probably already got the tweets written. You know he’s going to publish them anyway, even if the ratings are... Read more »

Chicago Moviegoing on a Budget: 9 Trusty Tips from an Expert

Chicago Moviegoing on a Budget: 9 Trusty Tips from an Expert
As all of you know by now, I see many movies in the theater. Too many? One could certainly make a case for that. One of the questions I typically get is: where do you find the money to pay for all these movies? Well, up until about six months ago, I used this excellent... Read more »
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TV no longer unites us

TV no longer unites us
I’ve seen a theme emerge over the past few days–Trump voters coming out of the woodwork to talk about how President Obama is a “man-child,” baby, and divider of people, which is at the same time hilarious, frightening, and sad(!) coming from the folks who voted for a man who can’t even stop himself from... Read more »

The worst thing about 'La La Land' is the music

The worst thing about 'La La Land' is the music
Last night we took the kids to see La La Land, which should totally be rated PG. The only reason this movie got a PG-13 rating was for a little salty language–one F-bomb and two middle fingers. If your kid has seen/heard worse with you in the car on a regular Tuesday, he/she can and... Read more »

Where have all the PG movies gone?

Where have all the PG movies gone?
We took the kids to see Hidden Figures yesterday. It’s the story of three African-American women, who worked as computers for NASA in the ’60s and were instrumental in helping America get ahead in the space race. Hidden Figures is inspiring and fun and smart and entertaining. Over the weekend, we’d watched Apollo 13 with... Read more »
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Hi, Anxiety! Welcome to 2017!

I had such big plans. I had bought myself a brand new pink Passion Planner for the new year. I had made a to-do list for January 1. We were going to take down the Christmas decorations and clean the house and kick off the new year on the right foot. We went over to... Read more »

2016 Movie Superlatives

2016 Movie Superlatives
Happy new year, all.  It may be 2017, but I’m still taking stock of all the movies we saw in 2016. Fair game and all, given that the Golden Globes and Oscars will be doing the same for the next two months. I’ve already posted my top 10 and bottom 10 movie lists, but let’s... Read more »