Total Recall: An Inexplicable Obsession With Elevators 1

I tried to go in to this movie with an open mind. I really did, I swear. Then Total Recall told me: So yeah. Elevator through the center of the Earth. Well. If you’re not going to take this seriously, neither am I. And no, I don’t count that as a spoiler, because the damn ...

Waiting for Jason Bourne 1

I’ve got some mixed feelings about The Bourne Legacy. There was actually a lot that I liked about it. But there were certain choices that were made in the movie that I feel made it weaker, and I’m not really sure why they were done. The non-spoiler summary: Generally, it was a fun Bourne-style action ...

Moriarty

For the most part, I’ve really liked the BBC series Sherlock. Benedict Cumberbatch makes an excellent Sherlock Holmes, and Martin Freeman is definitely my favorite Watson ever. The two have great chemistry, and I’ve enjoyed watching the old stories get re-imagined in a modern setting. Also Lara Pulver as Irene Adler? Oh, be still my beating heart. ...

Gotta Dance

This movie was on instant play on Netflix and I had some time to kill while I ate dinner, so I thought I’d just put it on for a bit. I’m not normally one for documentaries or cute, but I actually ended up watching it all the way through to the end and enjoyed it ...

The Dark Knight Rises

Tragedy or no, of course I had to see this movie. I love Christopher Nolan. I loved the other two movies in the trilogy.I’m a nerd. Duh. (Oh, and in case you missed the news? Christian Bale is a fucking superhero. For reals.) I liked The Dark Knight Rises, quite a bit. Though I didn’t ...

Leviathan Wakes

This was the last of the Hugo-nominated novels I needed to read. Good thing too, since I have to do my votes in the next week. I’m hoping to at least run through the short stories, though I’m afraid I won’t have time for anything else before the deadline, which makes me sad.  My feelings ...

The Hollow Crown 4: Henry V 1

I see you stand like greyhounds in the slips, Straining upon the start. This. The Saturday I’ve been waiting for! Favorite play ever, favorite actor ever, go! Rather than start this review with seven pages of frantic keysmashing, allow me to just say: Fuck yeah. With bells on. There was everything to love about the ...

The Hollow Crown 3: Henry IV Part 2

Finally got to watch this, and not a moment to soon! Darn field work for standing between me and Shakespeare anyway. It’s okay, baby, I’m here for you now. I’ll never let them tear us apart again. Henry IV Part 2 starts off with scene 1 and 2 being intercut again, as it was in Part ...

Transformers: Dark of the Moon

I’ve owned the soundtrack for this movie since it came out, actually, and I never bothered to watch the movie itself. I actually liked the first Transformers movie all right, in that sort of well it’s got explosions and giant robots and it makes okay background noise kind of way. Revenge of the Fallen left me in ...

Not So Amazing

To reward myself for surviving the never-ending defensive driving course from somewhere not nearly cool enough to be hell, I went to a movie. The only thing I felt motivated to see was The Amazing Spiderman. My reaction was: …meh. Yes, I know my nerd card deserves to be taken away. Try it, buddy. I ...