[Movie] Avengers: Endgame 5

This post is nothing but atomic spoilers for Avengers: Endgame. 

The Twilight Zone: Replay and The Comedian 1

Two more episodes of the new The Twilight Zone, which is to say that I watched the new one from this week and finally got around to watching the first episode. Neither of them are exactly subtle, which is a-okay; I think particularly with “Replay,” there’s a need to not allow the audience plausible deniability ...

The Twilight Zone: Nightmare at 30,000 Feet 3

By total accident, I watched the second episode of the new Twilight Zone first. Which I think is fine, since it’s presumably all one-shot episodes anyway. And I think this was a good one. In Nightmare at 30,000 Feet, an investigative reporter named Justin Sanderson, who is still recovering from having seen some serious shit ...

A Place for Spoilery Us Screaming 2

I’m going to put all my screaming about this movie in the comments of this post, because it contains ATOMIC SPOILERS. If you want to read my non-spoilery short thoughts, I made a public post on Patreon about it here. (Comment moderation has been temporarily turned off so people can talk more freely. Please no ...

Apollo 11

The US space program and more specifically the first moon landing (Apollo 11) has gotten a lot of play in various films and documentaries because it’s a Really Big Deal. As much as I love basically everything adjacent to the space program (hello, Hidden Figures) I gave First Man a miss because I didn’t really ...

The Feminism of Captain Marvel 4

Surprising no one, I fucking loved Captain Marvel. I’m tentatively saying it’s my third favorite MCU movie after Thor: Ragnarok and Black Panther, but I’ll need to see it a few times to be sure. It’s kind of arm wrestling with Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Which it honestly has a lot in common with, in the sense that ...

The Bill Maher Guy 2

I’ve been watching in a kind of weird amusement as people have been yelling at Bill Maher for being a total asshole yet again, this time about comic books. And this is not to denigrate people who are pushing back. I’m in definite agreement that comic books are a valid literary form, and it actually ...

I have a lot of feelings about Dumplin’ 2

I saw Dumplin’ on Netflix last weekend thanks to Sarah Gailey, and I’m glad since I might never have gotten around to it otherwise. If you don’t know about Dumplin’, it’s about a fat girl named Willowdean (Danielle MacDonald) who is the daughter of a former beauty queen (Rosie, played by Jennifer Aniston) who is still deeply ...

2018 Writing Year in Review 2

Writing This Year Novels: 0 Novellas: 2 Novellettes:  0 Short Stories: 5 Flash: 2 TV/Movie Scripts: 1 Other Scripts: 2 scripts written for Six to Start Paid Nonfiction: 22 for Book Riot, 3 short textbooks written Treatments/Outlines: 2 Editing: Several small freelance editing gigs Consigned to the trunk of awfulness, never to return: None this year, maybe ...

[Movie] Mary Poppins Returns

Look, Mary Poppins Returns is a Mary Poppins movie, which shouldn’t come as a surprise to you if you just read the fucking title of it. There’s a sequence where Mary Poppins (Emily Blunt) and Jack (Lin-Manuel Miranda) dance with a bunch of animated characters. There’s silly, surreal sequences involving bathtubs and balloons. There’s a ...