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January 30, 2018

Yikes, it's been a while. 

(Knock. Knock.)

Anybody in there?

Hello from the frozen wastelands of South Louisiana. 

Ok, let's start over. 


It's winter and I miss the sun. These days it slinks low along the southern horizon, occasionally peeking over the tops of the trees but not really taking the time to be sociable. Frankly it's getting downright rude. We've already had snow twice this winter, which is twice more than we've h...

October 24, 2017

As it's undoubtedly been the most anticipated episode of this season, I thought I'd start a new series of posts on book adaptations by taking a look at this week's episode of Outlander,  the Starz hit television show based on Diana Gabaldon's series of books about the time traveling Claire Fraser and her family. 

Though I understand that time constraints often alter the story when in translation from book to screen, I'm ge...

July 24, 2017

Let me just start by saying, I did not want to see this film. Absolutely zero interest. I didn't even bother to watch any of the trailers, which explains why I thought it was yet another version of the done-to-death Spider-Man origin story.

I mean, how many times can you cover the same ground? Are we really going to have to sit through the whole radioactive-spider-bite-thing every time CGI tech has advanced enough to make web s...

May 6, 2017

Because making lists pushes my happy buttons, here are the movies I'm most looking forward to this summer:

1) Wonder Woman (obviously)

If you know me at all, you know what a big deal this is. Please, please, please don't suck.

2) Alien: Covenant

I saw my first Alien movie huddled on my aunt's couch sneaking HBO while the grownups were out for the evening. It was illicit, and terrifying, and was my first real horror movie, and I l...

December 30, 2016

I only recently discovered Netflix's Black Mirror, which migrated over from the BBC's Channel 4 last year, and it's just spectacular. Presented as standalone stories ( à la The Twilight Zone), each episode gives us a near-future vision of how our current tech might evolve if we aren't very, very careful. (Hint: it's not good). The series was created by Charlie Brooker, a fellow Gen-X'er with a hefty dose of our innate distrust...

November 3, 2016

I've waited so long for this that water is coming out of my eyes as I watch it. It looks so good! Please, please, please DC, don't *%&$ this up.

March 27, 2016

I went to see Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice with my family, and I loved it. Yes, you read that right. Despite all the horrible reviews rolling in from all the critics who matter,* I thought this movie was enjoyable and quite well done. Is it a Marvel knockoff? No. Is it filled with witty one-liners and not-so-on-the-slick winks at the audience? Nope. But you know what? I didn't want it to be. And despite what all those mo...

March 9, 2016

I have no problem with the show moving past the books. I enjoy each separately, and for different reasons. With that being said, I now release a small *squee!* because I can't wait for the new season to start!


March 1, 2016

Or as I like to call it, the final “Introducing Wonder Woman” trailer. I’m simultaneously really excited about this movie and really afraid it will suck. I want it to be a great lead-in for Wonder Woman’s solo film coming next year. I want the studio execs to see, in the only language they really understand, that a female lead superhero can be and do everything the boys can do. With a few notable exceptions, women in comics (w...

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