Okay, time for another movie rant. The other day, I was browsing the $5 DVD bin on a Walmart run when I found The Intern and snatched it up. I’d remembered hearing good things about the film from Facebook friends when it first came out, and I tend to like Anne Hathaway. So I figured… Continue reading The Intern: Did People Actually Like This?
I hated Netflix’s “13 Reasons Why” adaptation for lots of reasons. You can read my rant in The 13 Reasons Why Issues No One is Talking About. But despite the travesty that that show was, my love of young adult stories prevails. So now, there’s this young adult movie out on DVD. I wondered if… Continue reading Before I Fall: The Antithesis of 13 Reasons Why
I love comedies. But the thing is, in recent years anyway, your typical straight-up broad comedy movie has a lot of raunchy material in it. Not always, but I’ve noticed a trend lately. In fact, I haven’t even found too many PG-13 comedies recently – they’re mostly rated R. So when my husband and I… Continue reading Masterminds: Dumb, but Funny
Often, when a big new animated movie comes out on DVD, we rent it from Redbox and watch it together with our 3 year old for a little family movie night. But for some reason, despite the hype surrounding Disney’s Moana, we never got around to seeing it. Now, it’s actually streaming on Netflix already,… Continue reading Disney’s Moana Took Me By Surprise
I never wanted to write this post. What I wanted was to finish watching season 3 of “Jane the Virgin” on Netflix and go out on the inevitable cliffhanger, and at least be able to recommend the show with some reservations. Instead, I stopped after the 18th episode of the season and said enough is… Continue reading The Epic Disappointments of Jane the Virgin
I never watched any of ABC’s popular drama “Lost” when it was still airing weekly, but I definitely remember the buzz and excitement over the last couple seasons. I especially remember hearing people discuss and speculate on what the last season meant, on whether the characters were actually in purgatory or something like it. Years… Continue reading ABC’s Lost: The Good, the Bad, and the Super Confusing
The most recent Star Wars movie, Rogue One, is already on Netflix streaming. My husband is a fairly big fan of sci-fi in general and Star Wars in particular. He had already seen the movie when it was in theaters, but he was excited to watch it again, with me. Sometimes when I watch action,… Continue reading A Non-Sci-Fi Nerd’s Perspective on Rogue One
I’ll be the first to admit that I know very little when it comes things like modern warfare or the intricacies of the recent Middle Eastern conflicts that the U.S. has taken part in. I’d like to say that it was the prospect of learning something new about what went on in Afghanistan that drew… Continue reading Netflix Original Movie “War Machine” is a Compelling but Strange Film
When I was about 32 weeks pregnant with my now 7-month old son, my husband and I had just finished the show we’d been watching nightly on Netflix and needed something new to try. This was right as the antsy baby inside me was continually tricking me with pre-term contractions. Needless to say, I needed… Continue reading What Makes Netflix Original “The Crown” So Good?
I saw the trailer for The LEGO Batman Movie a few months back and thought it looked like a fairly promising family movie night choice that my husband and I might enjoy along with our 3-year-old. We’d watched The LEGO Movie and rather liked it, even if its “Everything is awesome!” song was stuck in… Continue reading The LEGO Batman Movie: Almost Everything is Awesome