Jumanji?!

Reaction when I heard there was another Jumanji movie: Whaat? Why? But it was a day off and it was cold outside—4 degrees to be precise. The movie turned out to be an absolute blast. I had to catch my breath from laughing more than once. At the end of it all I felt like […]

The Last Jedi

Had some time to fill before watching The Last Jedi (for the second time) so wandered through a bookstore. I’ve got a big stack of books I need to read but I did find their ultra-tiny vinyl section dense with potential. Grabbed a magazine with Mediterranean diet recipes and a Prince CD of all things […]

Coco and the retail apocalypse

I really thought the theater would be a bit busier on evening of Thanksgiving, but maybe that’s a Christmas thing. The retail area outside was strangely (but wonderfully) devoid of humans. I do worry about the retail apocalypse, though I’m not sure why. I’m all for efficiency, so if we replace these structures with gardens […]

Anomalisa

Carol

Somewhat of a holiday tradition, we headed to the theater to see a movie on Christmas Day. This year we saw Carol, which was filmed largely in Cincinnati. It was pretty sweet to see our city stand in for New York and Chicago, and my mom recognized a ton of antiques that were bought from […]

The Force Awakens

I tried really hard to avoid spoilers, even going so far as installing an extension on my browser to prevent keywords from blocking content online. Alas, I failed. Just hours before seeing The Force Awakens on opening day I read a short status update that revealed something major. That aside, I was able to slip comfortably […]

The Martian

I tried reading The Martian, but there was all that math at the beginning and it was hard. So I was happy to see the film adaptation, and it was solid for the most part. The theater audience was actually quiet and I didn’t see a phone screen flash once. So pleasing. Korean food and […]

St. Vincent

I wouldn’t use HILARIOUS as the callout for St. Vincent, but it did bundle up humor and pain quite beautifully. Bonus? Catching up with Wendy over dinner afterward. Our assessment of the movie was inline. It was refreshing to see Melissa McCarthy in a non-over-the-top comedic role. Bill Murray is always a pleasure. Naomi Watts […]