I’ve said this before, I know, but It is my very favorite Stephen King book. There are problems, of course (the scene, THE SCENE), but the novel will always and forever have a place in my heart. Likewise, The 1990 miniseries starring Tim Curry will also always have a place in my heart, for as I’ve described both here and here, it is an incredible four-hour mash-up of genuine creepiness and so-bad-its-good hilarity.
It was only natural that I would watch Andy Muschietti’s take on It, too.
Well. I definitely liked parts of it. Probably not a forever spot in my heart, though.
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Tagged Asthma in Film, Bechdel Fail, Books To Movies, Clowns Are Scary, Damsel Me, Editing Fail, Love Triangles Are the Worst., Not Exactly Girl Power, Originals Vs Remakes, Scene Stealers, Stephen King, Strong Female Character!, The One Girl, This Ending Sucks
Some writing news today: my story “Astronauts Can’t Touch You” is now available up at Daily Science Fiction. Fun fact: it’s the first story I’ve ever written that I feel would make for a decent music video.
Not gonna lie: I feel a little weird about this one, and not just because I’m an overly literal bastard who rarely writes stories that operate under Music Video Logic. As will likely become apparent to anyone who reads it, I wrote it very shortly after my father died in February, and while probably most of my stories are therapy stories in some way or another, I like to think that they’re not all quite so obvious as this one.
Still, I needed to write it, so I did. If you check it out, I hope you enjoy.
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So, I haven’t been here as regularly as I’d like to, and unfortunately that’s probably not gonna change anytime in the near future. I have Novel Writing Deadlines to meet, which means I’m instituting a hard rule for myself: no playing around on MGB until I’ve at least finished my weekly writing goal. Luckily, I’m doing pretty well on that right now, which means I get to talk about The Defenders. Which THANK GOD, cause y’all know I’ve got thoughts on The Defenders.
I’m gonna try to keep this brief, but let’s be real here. Brevity isn’t my strong suit, and we’ve definitely got some things to discuss.
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I’ve been super excited to see Atomic Blonde, ever since I first saw the trailer back in April. However, I couldn’t help but notice that there was like almost zero buzz about the movie after it initially came out, at least not on my social media. I figured that probably wasn’t a great sign, but I still wanted to check it out for myself, so Mek, Lindsey, and I all went to the movies last week to give it a shot.
Well. It’s got problems, all right. On the upside, Charlize Theron kicks some serious ass.
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Tagged Action!, Actual Good Chemistry, America Is Awesome!, Awesome Kickass Heroines, Charlize Will Always Be Furiosa to Me, Comic Book Movies, Everyone Loves The 80's, Fight Scene Made of Win, Hey It's Toby Jones, I Ship It. I Ship It Hard., I'm Queer. And Dead., It's Sure Cold In This Refrigerator, Jimmy Noooo!, McAvoy, No One Wants a Triple Agent, REVENGE!, Scene Stealers, Score/Soundtrack Made of WIn, Spies, The Dead Meat Character, This Ending Sucks, This Had Potential. It Just Failed., Twists. So Many Twists.
I didn’t love John Wick the way other people did, but I enjoyed it well enough to Netflix the sequel. The verdict?
I liked it. Probably more than the first one, honestly.
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