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 »

Movie Review: A Bad Moms Christmas

Movie Review: A Bad Moms Christmas
A BAD MOMS CHRISTMAS Genre: Comedy Rating: R Running Time: 104 mins. Premise: The Bad Moms trio (Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, and Kathryn Hahn) try to stay sane and keep merry when their overbearing mothers come to visit, just in time for Christmas. Behind-the-Scenes: The first Bad Moms was a word-of-mouth hit in Summer 2016, earning over $113M, and... Read more »

Movie Review - Thor: Ragnarok

Movie Review - Thor: Ragnarok
THOR: RAGNAROK Genre: Superhero action comedy Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 130 mins. Premise: When his long lost sister Hela (Cate Blanchett) returns to Asgard to reclaim the throne, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Loki (Tom Hiddleston) are cast off to another planet called Sakkar, led by the deliciously Goldblum-y Grandmaster. There, Thor faces off against Hulk... Read more »
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This Is Us, I quit thee

This Is Us, I quit thee
Dear This Is Us, It’s not you, it’s…well, it is you. Let’s be honest. I knew this would happen. I saw it coming all last season. You burned too hot and too fast. You were always going to have to pull back the reins in the second season, and now you are. You’re engaging in fifth season... Read more »