The Year in Review: Movie Superlatives of 2017

The Year in Review: Movie Superlatives of 2017
Yesterday, I posted my Top 10 movies of the year, and today we’re covering everything else. From the best moments to the worst movies, the underrated to the overrated, and everything in between. These are the movie superlatives of 2017: BEST TWIST: The final reveal in Split. I’ve never been more giddy leaving a theater.... Read more »

Challenge 2018

Challenge 2018
I am a New Year’s resolution girl. I’m also a post-Labor Day resolution girl. And a first day of the month resolution girl. I relish the opportunity (real or perceived) to look back at what I’ve done, how I want to improve, and take steps to do better. 2018 is already shaping up to be... Read more »

John's Top 10 Movies of 2017

John's Top 10 Movies of 2017
This is one of my favorite posts to do every year because, well, it provides some sort of justification for seeing so many movies. It is the final payoff, however little it might be, for all those long hours spent in a movie theater when I should be sleeping. I keep a running list of... Read more »
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The Best Kids' Movies --2017

The Best Kids' Movies --2017
Our kids have seen most of the young people movies released this year (and some they probably shouldn’t have seen–hello, Jumanji!) This morning I asked them for their superlatives. Best Movie of 2017: Hammergirl (age 7): A Dog’s Purpose. Because it has a doggie in it and it goes to many different jobs when it... Read more »

Movie Review: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Movie Review: Star Wars: The Last Jedi
STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI Genre: Sci-Fi Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 153 mins. Premise: As the First Order closes in on the Resistance, Rey tries to convince Luke Skywalker to come out of hiding and join the fight. Behind-the-Scenes: While other new Star Wars films have had troubled productions – firing directors, rewriting scripts, pushing... Read more »

Movie Review: Coco

Movie Review: Coco
COCO Genre: Animated Adventure/Comedy/Drama Rating: PG Running Time: 105 mins. Premise: Desperate to play music like his great-great grandfather, young Miguel ditches his decidedly anti-music family and, through a twist of fate, ends up in the land of the dead. There, he tries to reconnect with his ancestors and obtain their blessing to leave before time runs... Read more »
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Movie Review: Justice League

Movie Review: Justice League
JUSTICE LEAGUE Genre: Superhero Action Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 119 mins. Premise: When a supernatural baddie named Steppenwolf threatens to take over the planet, it’s up to Batman (Ben Affleck) and Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) to recruit other superpowered beings, including The Flash (Ezra Miller), Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and Aquaman (Jason Momoa), to help take... Read more »

Movie Review: Daddy's Home 2

Movie Review: Daddy's Home 2
DADDY’S HOME 2 Genre: Comedy Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 99 mins. Premise: Stepdads Brad (Will Ferrell) and Dusty (Mark Wahlberg) are getting along great and plan to spend the holidays with each other’s families, but when their own dads come to visit, the perfect harmony is disrupted. Behind-the-Scenes: The first Daddy’s Home was a stealth... Read more »

When your hero touches someone inappropriately...

When your hero touches someone inappropriately...
I’ve been sitting over here waiting for the bomb to drop. While story after story of sexual assault broke over that past few weeks, I remained safe in my little bubble–“Well, duh Harvey Weinstein is awful” or “I never thought Louie was all that great anyway, and now I feel vindicated.” But I knew eventually, just based on sheer... Read more »
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The Democratic candidate who will definitely beat Trump in 2020

The Democratic candidate who will definitely beat Trump in 2020
In this era of increasing idiocy, everyone’s a pundit–SO WHY NOT ME? This thought occurred to me yesterday while listening to Pod Save America’s post mortem on this week’s election: If they want to win FOR SURE in 2020, the Democrats need to run Joe Biden. I know it’s not a sexy or original thought. It’s... Read more »