Archive for April 2017

KonMari, one year later. Here's what I've learned.

KonMari, one year later. Here's what I've learned.
Last year around this time, I picked up the book The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo. I wrote about my experiences over by here. It’s one year later, and I’m still living the KonMari life…to some extent. I still haven’t sorted through my photographs (the last stage of tidying), but I’m working... Read more »

Summer Movie Forecast 2017

Summer Movie Forecast 2017
Though I’ve done this post every year for the last 7 years, this may be the first year where the concept of a summer movie no longer means what it once did. When Beauty and the Beast opens to $175M in March and then goes on to make $500M, or when The Fate of the... Read more »

13 reasons why I didn't love 13 Reasons Why

13 reasons why I didn't love 13 Reasons Why
13 Reasons Why is a Netflix series you’ve probably heard of based on a book of the same name you probably haven’t read. (I haven’t.) It’s about a junior in high school who dies by suicide and leaves behind a set of cassette tapes (in the year of our Lord 2017) upon which she calls out... Read more »
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"Fate" sputters to the middle of the Furious pack

"Fate" sputters to the middle of the Furious pack
THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS Genre: Action Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 136 mins. Premise: Dom (Vin Diesel) is forced to turn against his crew by a malevolent hacker named Cipher (Charlize Theron). Can Dom’s crew stop Cipher’s plans for world domination before Dom turns his back on family for good? Behind-the-Scenes: After James Wan declined to return, F. Gary Gray took over directing duties,... Read more »

Don't hurt me. I'm not a doctor.

Don't hurt me. I'm not a doctor.
I am a terrible follower of things that get the internet excited. By “terrible” I mean, I’m always late to the party or don’t attend at all. But I did see the video of the United passenger being “escorted” off the plane the other day, and it affected me. I could’ve been him. I could’ve... Read more »

The best thing to come out of Gifted is Chris Evans and Jenny Slate's brief relationship

The best thing to come out of Gifted is Chris Evans and Jenny Slate's brief relationship
GIFTED Genre: Dramedy Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 101 mins. Premise: Mary, a gifted 7 year-old who excels at math, finds herself in the middle of a bitter custody dispute between her uncle/caretaker (Chris Evans) and her absentee grandmother (Lindsay Duncan) over her upbringing and education. Behind-the-Scenes: Taking a break from the big-budget demands of his two Amazing Spider-Man films, director... Read more »
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My daughter went to a daddy-daughter dance and now she's ruined forever

My daughter went to a daddy-daughter dance and now she's ruined forever
I’ve been to at least one daddy-daughter dance. (Maybe more than that, because I think my high school kept doing them for another year, but I don’t remember. Sorry, Dad. I’m sure we had a great time.) I only remember the first one. I was a freshman in high school at an all-girls’ school. My... Read more »