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Hidden Figures: The Best Way to Spend MLK Day

It’s been a while since I did a movie review, but this one was so good, and so inspiring, I felt I had to comment about it.

Obviously, I’ve been dealing with some of my own fears of limitation, such as the idea that I’m not lovable or good enough, but this movie restored my sense of Hope. And to watch it on the day we honor and remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. seemed especially fitting given the current times we live in.

If you haven’t seen Hidden Figures yet, you absolutely should! I’ll try to keep the spoilers to a minimum, but there may be a few.

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Find your Nerve

It’s about time I got back to talking about movies. I’ve seen quite a few this summer, and most of them have been good. I quit writing about them at some point because the pretty constant confusion I was experiencing due to the Pirate kept me from being able to really focus enough to talk about them. Most of my intellectual energy was being spent trying to figure out how he felt since his words and actions didn’t match (that’s a running theme in my life), or in trying to convince myself that I did actually like him, since he ticked several of the right boxes… though, if I’m honest, not enough for me to have tried so hard to convince myself.  Continue reading Find your Nerve

Tonight on #JustAddTea: Sequels

Tonight we’re going to talk about movie sequels. There are a lot of them this summer, and while I haven’t seen them all, I’ve seen quite a few… though I’ve been behind, really behind on doing the reviews. Something about the summer really screws up my schedule. Probably because I don’t really have one for the summer…   Continue reading Tonight on #JustAddTea: Sequels

Neighbors 2, an Unlikely Coming of Age Story

Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising opens tonight, and it’s better than I expected.

It seems like I say that an awful lot lately, but, then again, I did not have high hopes for this film at all! For one thing, I expected to feel more embarrassed for the characters than I did. I have issues with satirical movies. You know, the parody movies like the Scary Movie franchise, where they make a mockery of legitimate horror stories in the most embarrassing way possible, and yet the characters have no shame. I feel embarrassed for them. The Finnish have a word for it.

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The Nice Guys Review

I was lucky enough to see this movie a couple of weeks ago,but haven’t been able to write about it because of some sort of media embargo. Seems they didn’t want any details leaking before they premiered at Cannes. I can see the reasoning behind that. But as a review from Cannes has been posted, I think I can finally add my two cents about how awesome a movie The Nice Guys is!!

To start, it’s directed by Shane Black, the guy apparently responsible for creating the Lethal Weapon movies (the first of which I only just saw last week…), and thus is kind of the progenitor of the buddy cop movie. He’s a big fan of the film noir style of the 70’s it seems.

He’s also apparently a fan of porn, parties, and conspiracies, which are central to the plot progression of this film.

One of the things I really love about this movie is how strongly they stuck to the idea of this being a 70’s movie. Check out this retro style trailer that was made for the film:  Continue reading The Nice Guys Review