Category Archives: Movies

Independence Day: Resurgence

Watching Independence Day: Resurgence, one can’t help but think that if this is the best that humankind has to offer, then the aliens would be doing the universe a solid by exterminating us. I admit, the original movie had its … Continue reading

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Could Jar Jar Have Been Less Jarring?

Came across this article about the actor who play Jar Jar Binks. Gotta pity the poor guy who played Jar Jar. At least, unlike Hayden Christensen, nobody actually saw his face. In fact, until I read this article, I didn’t … Continue reading

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens

So…Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Saw it. And… Liked it. Whaat? I do like things–sometimes*. Yeah, I hated Jurassic World, a movie universally loved by people of questionable taste everywhere. I mean, seriously, people? Did we see the same crap … Continue reading

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Guardians of the Galaxy

On watching Guardians of the Galaxy, two things become quite evident. First, Thanos should hire better minions, or he needs to get his bad-ass, mad Titan self off the throne and fetch his magical McGuffins o’power all by himself. Because … Continue reading

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The Lone Ranger (2013)

“Well. That was a hot mess,” says my husband as The Lone Ranger‘s credits crawl up a scene of Monument Valley, a dispirited Tonto limping off into the sunset. The statement is significant, in that my spouse, unlike me, is … Continue reading

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War Horse

Alternate title for War Horse: Cursed Horse. Because nearly everyone who climbs on that animal’s back, gets dead. War Horse, the movie, is epic. As in epic disappointment. In a picturesque Devon, Albert Narracott (Jeremy Irvine) watches a horse grow … Continue reading

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Brave

It seems that even critics who liked Brave thinks it’s not as inventive as previous Pixar fare. I disagree. It breaks the fairy tale mold in ways that go beyond its strong female protagonist. No, Merida is NOT the typical … Continue reading

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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

I expected to like this movie. Instead Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy turned out to be a Black Swan, dripping with the slobber of critics who probably didn’t understand the convoluted mess either, but needed to flex their intellectual superiority complex. … Continue reading

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The Avengers

And once again, I’m glad I live in New Mexico, because we have a complete dearth of crap worth blowing up. Granted, there was the minor dust up in a too-Anglo-to-be-New Mexico town in the movie Thor, but that was … Continue reading

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Pitch Black

I’ve never much liked Superman. Although Smallville did a decent job of injecting the man of steel with a touch of humanity, the character as a whole is overburdened by his squeaky clean, unambiguous morality. I like my heroes to … Continue reading

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