Archive for February 2017

The 10 Best Moments from the 2017 Oscars

The 10 Best Moments from the 2017 Oscars
It was a long show. A lot went down. And, for those who tuned out or went to bed early, you missed a doozy of an ending. Now that we’ve all had time to reflect on last night’s ceremony, here are my picks for the 10 best moments from the 2017 Oscars: *** Enjoy this... Read more »

No conspiracy. Moonlight won Best Picture at the Academy Awards

No conspiracy. Moonlight won Best Picture at the Academy Awards
Watching the Oscars last night was quite a roller coaster ride. There was a point there where I thought Mel Gibson and Hacksaw Ridge might take home the director and best film awards, and I was starting to have flashbacks to election night–like, I’m watching this train wreck, this slow car crash I can’t swerve... Read more »

The 89th Academy Awards: Which movie should win Best Picture?

The 89th Academy Awards: Which movie should win Best Picture?
As we’ve done for the past several years, John and I marathon-ed the Best Picture nominees at AMC in advance of the Oscars ceremony. This is a great way to see how the films truly stack up against one another. The films this year, I think, compare favorably to each other, but I don’t know... Read more »
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Everything Is... Just Kinda Pretty Good in The LEGO Batman Movie

Everything Is... Just Kinda Pretty Good in The LEGO Batman Movie
The LEGO Batman Movie Genre: Animated Rating: PG Running Time: 106 mins. Premise: When the Joker unleashes a new threat to Gotham’s citizens, Batman (Will Arnett) must save the day while embracing his extended family, including adopted son, Dick Grayson a/k/a Robin (Michael Cera). Behind-the-Scenes: Director Chris McKay hails from TV’s Robot Chicken. In one of many nods to 1989’s... Read more »

Looking for peace and love on Facebook? I feel you.

Looking for peace and love on Facebook? I feel you.
The new-ish trend on Facebook is people asking for more positivity and fewer political posts. Maybe I’m wrong, but it’s my assumption that the people seeking peace and love are either A) Trump voters who are regretting their decision, B) Trump voters who are not regretting their decision but feel like they need to hide... Read more »

John Wick Chapter 2 kicks all of the ass

John Wick Chapter 2 kicks all of the ass
JOHN WICK CHAPTER 2 Genre: Action Rating: R Running Time: 122 mins. Premise: Just when he thought he was out, and had put his violent past behind, John Wick (Keanu Reeves) is pulled back into the criminal underworld to repay a debt. In the process, a giant bounty is placed on his life and Wick... Read more »
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Lady Gaga reclaims America for all of us

Lady Gaga reclaims America for all of us
I was watching Twitter more than the actual Super Bowl, so I was privy to many of the hot takes over there post Pepsi Zero No-Calorie Zero Sugar 100% No Fun Halftime Show. People were upset that Lady Gaga hadn’t overtly sent a giant middle finger (metaphorical or actual) in the direction of our current... Read more »

Donald Trump, make America love you again in ONE SIMPLE STEP

Donald Trump, make America love you again in ONE SIMPLE STEP
Dear Mr. Trump, You’ve had a rough couple of weeks. You know it. I know it. The entire world knows it. Your ratings are, frankly, in the toilet, which has to be killing you. But there’s an easy way to fix this. There’s a very simple action you–and only you–can take to stop the bleeding... Read more »

A Dog's Purpose is . . . MURDER. DEATH. CARNAGE.

A Dog's Purpose is . . . MURDER. DEATH. CARNAGE.
A DOG’S PURPOSE Genre: Fantasy/Drama Rating: PG Running Time: 120 mins. Premise: A dog learns his true purpose in life after being reincarnated several times over and living multiple lives with different owners. Behind-the-Scenes: Based on the book by W. Bruce Cameron. The film got into some hot water with PETA close to its release date after... Read more »
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