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“You Said You Trust Ping. Why Is Mulan Any Different?”

Time to carry on to our next Disney Princess movie: Mulan. I’m going to critique it–because you do you and all–but overall, I enjoyed this movie.

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“Pocahontas, That Tree Is Talking To Me.”

ETA: Trying to get back to business as usual, at least for the moment, though fair warning: there may be more political talk in the future. There may also not be; I don’t have any specific plans right now. But just … Continue reading

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Coming Soon-Ish: Aliens, Mathematicians, and Luke Cage

Arrival So, this one’s based off a Ted Chiang story that I have not yet read (obviously, I need to), and I’m pretty interested. I find linguistics in SF pretty fascinating, and I’m excited about a movie that’s primarily focused … Continue reading

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“You Still Picking Your Feet in Poughkeepsie?”

The movies that I tend to find interesting are rarely the kind of movies that win for Best Picture. There are exceptions, obviously (Chicago, Silence of the Lambs, Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King), but in general, … Continue reading

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Coming Soon-Ish: Tomorrowland, Demon Whales, and Kick Ass Librarians

Tomorrowland This looks kind of interesting. Heartwarming, too, I assume — because, you know, Disney. But the teaser sparked my curiosity enough to check out the cast, and man. There are some fantastic people here. Other than Britt Robertson and George … Continue reading

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“I Couldn’t Hear My Own Footsteps. It Was the Walk of a Dead Man.”

Whoops, looks like I’m perilously close to falling behind schedule again. Guess I better watch another film noir. Today’s movie: Double Indemnity. It’s, well. Let’s just say it’s unlikely to snag the top prize this year.

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“I’m Your Huckleberry.”

Oh, this movie. I watched Wyatt Earp a few years ago — I don’t even remember why — and I read Emma Bull’s Territory last year, so I figured I might as well add Tombstone to the list of westerns-to-watch this year. You … Continue reading

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“This Is The Best Bad Idea We Have, Sir.”

Very seldom do I ever actually watch Academy Award winning movies before they’ve received their Best Picture awards. This year was no exception. I’m not exactly qualified to say if Argo should have won or not. I’ve now seen . . . … Continue reading

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“No, My Place is Here . . . Corrupting the Young.”

A few weeks ago, my friend Cory recommended a movie that I had never heard of before called Plunkett & Macleane. Now, Cory and I seem to have fairly similar tastes in things — I particularly adored Scott Lynch’s The Lies of … Continue reading

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“I Wanna Make You Pancakes.”

Comedies about cancer are a hard sell. Honestly, 50/50 is more of a dramedy than anything else, but it’s a good deal funnier than most movies about cancer, I’ll give it that. Also, it’s really very good.

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