Thursday, December 13, 2018

Gilmore Girls: Season 7 (rewatch)

Done and done! Not that getting here was torture by any stretch, but the entire point was to get to A Year in the Life...
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0238784/

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

RBG

If you want legal details, read the book. If you want fun visuals, watch this!
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7689964/

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

UHF

A showcase for Yankovic to create oodles of TV commercials - and still a pile of belly laughs.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098546/

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Gilmore Girls: Season 6 (rewatch)

Episode 9 finally freakin' happens, but then I didn't want to watch the train wreck of the rest of the season again.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0238784/

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Monday, December 3, 2018

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Gilmore Girls: Season 5 (rewatch)

Episode 6 (another classic Sookie "I'm pregnant!" line) and Episode 7 (that jump) are great examples of the first half of the season. The second half, thankfully, I never have to watch again.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0238784/

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Bohemian Rhapsody

Yes, it's a basic rock biopic. So what? It's QUEEN. (Wake up and notice, professional critics.)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1727824/

Friday, October 19, 2018

Three Identical Strangers

As others have noted, a truly distressing turn of events at around the halfway point (doubly so).
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7664504/

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Friday, September 28, 2018

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

In the Fade

Bother & humbug. The translated title and ending are both predictable and incorrect.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5723272/ (Original title: Aus dem Nichts)

Monday, September 24, 2018

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

The definition of lazy plotting: the last scene is the only one that matters (because you know another movie is planned).
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4881806/

Monday, September 17, 2018

Isle of Dogs

I can see Anderson, Coppola and Schwartzman sitting around together thinking any thought that came to them (this is the result).
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5104604/

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Green Room

Clever and quick paced, but the music is by far the best aspect of the film.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4062536/

Saturday, September 8, 2018

The Salesman

Overabundance of metaphor, which does not downplay the film's punch.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5186714/ (Original title: Forushande)

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Making It: Season 1

Reality TV is still not my thing, but I agree wholeheartedly with the judges on who won this contest.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6874206/

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Ready Player One

Did Spielberg reference his own pop culture? He sure created enough, but I'm not sure I saw it here.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1677720/

Monday, August 27, 2018

Gilmore Girls: Season 1 (rewatch)

I last watched this series 11.5 years ago, so it was time for a rewatch. As full of energy and fun as it was the first time.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0238784/

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Chappaquiddick

A movie that solves no mystery should give you more than just a telling of the tale.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5270948/

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Only the Brave

Testosterone-laden, for sure, but I learned what hotshots are, so that was cool (ugh).
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3829920/

Friday, August 24, 2018

Deadpool 2

Vaguely out of left field all around (eg, time travel, Dopinder in general, over empathizing with the Kiwi kid).
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5463162/

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Back to Burgundy

A delightful bauble! Not a sordid onslaught.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5247704/ (Original title: Ce Qui Nous Lie)

Sunday, August 19, 2018

A Man Called Ove

Should be subtitled: Improve Your Novel Through Motion Pictures.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4080728/ (Original title: En Man Som Heter Ove)

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Friday, August 17, 2018

The Square (2017)

Social commentary? Of course. Suspenseful? Naturally. Comedic? Strangely, that too.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4995790/

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Fastball

Best line: "He would have been a better pitcher if the plate were high and outside."
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5434972/

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Elle

You better believe no American actress was going to take on that role.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3716530/

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Ant-Man and the Wasp

Mr. Reed's Contractual Obligation. Then again, we felt contractually obligated to see it.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5095030/

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Monday, July 23, 2018

American Horror Story: Season 5

As much as I did not want to point out the elephant in the room, it's not to be ignored. Ms. Gaga is, in fact, an integral part of this team effort.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1844624/

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Mercury 13

Some characterizations of the NASA program closure are misleading, but still a worthwhile watch.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8139850/

Friday, July 6, 2018

Homeland: Season 6

That final look - from Patinkin to Abraham - showcases everything we admire about Patinkin.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1796960/

Thursday, July 5, 2018

The Simpsons: Season 22

Yes, well, we've now watched seasons 1-5 and 22. Anything in between we shouldn't miss?
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096697/

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Thursday, June 28, 2018

The Expanse: Season 3

The writers morphed Drummer and Bull, ending up with Cara Gee's story line. I couldn't be happier.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3230854/

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Will & Grace: Season 2

Actually, I'm hooked on the bloopers now (McCormack and Mulally rock those, as you might imagine).
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0157246/

Monday, June 25, 2018

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

Super disappointing to see this turn into the trend in post-apocalyptic entertainment.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4046784/

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Monday, May 7, 2018

Paddington 2

Among all the other beautiful craft, the nod to Charlie Chaplin was the best, by far.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4468740/

Saturday, May 5, 2018

The Post

Nine months from beginning to end is both incredible (actors FTW) and way too fast (those end titles).
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6294822/

Friday, May 4, 2018

Coco

I am still singing "Remember Me" in my head. Pixar sure knows how to get it right.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

I, Tonya

Nominee for Golden Globe Best Comedy, for reals? I found it utterly depressing.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5580036/

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Ferdinand

Likely the most ridiculous premise of any animated film, ever ever ever.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3411444/

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Wonder

This was more approachable than I expected it to be, as per the book.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2543472/

Monday, April 16, 2018

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Molly's Game

Sorkin's directorial debut is just that: the usual stunning writing, less stunning direction.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4209788/

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

Sadly, I remembered the ending within the first 10 minutes. The remainder was not inventive enough to keep my attention.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3402236/

Sunday, April 8, 2018

This Is Us: Season 2

It's the details that impress me, eg, the matching of young and older personalities in different actors.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5555260/

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Battle of the Sexes

That had to be CGI on the ball during the final game. Don't think Carell or Stone is that good a ball player.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4622512/

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Monday, March 12, 2018

Sunday, March 11, 2018

American Made

Pretty sure I shouldn't be celebrating this particular flavor of American greatness.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3532216/

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Friday, March 2, 2018

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Stronger

Some touching moments, but what I really want to know (nerd alert) is whether CGI is done on the raw footage or the edited footage.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3881784/

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

The Boss Baby

Now, now, all you critics. This was a delightful reminder of the value of childhood creativity.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3874544/

Monday, January 22, 2018

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Friday, January 19, 2018

Gifted

An odd combination of well-written verbal sparring and a tried-n-true custody scenario.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4481414/

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Cars 3

Well, c'mon, that was pretty sweet. If also all-over-the-place plot-wise.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3606752/

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Monday, January 15, 2018

Game of Thrones: Season 7

This season has shattered my obviously perfect concept of having THREE queens across Westeros by the end of this show.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0944947/

Sunday, January 14, 2018