Initial thoughts about Crimson Peak 1

It’s late and I’m tired, but I did get to see this movie today. I also definitely want to see it again, so I can properly take notes and pay attention to the details more this time around. I think I’ve seen on Twitter, some back and forth over if Crimson Peak is a horror movie or ...

[Movie] Cooties

I think Cooties was either written by an elementary school teacher, or written by someone who is good friends with one. I don’t necessarily say this because of the basic concept of kids turning into flesh-eating zombies after eating tainted chicken nuggets that are a plain call back to the pink slime scare.  And it’s not ...

[Movie] Mr. Holmes 1

I have been incredibly excited about this movie ever since I heard about it. Sir Ian McKellen, playing an aging Sherlock Holmes? Goodness, yes. You don’t even need to be a giant fan of the detective to want to see that. There’s a lot to like about the movie. McKellen is every bit as wonderful ...

[Movie] It Follows

[Movie] It Follows
Whoops, I thought I’d written something about this movie already. Then I realized that I was probably thinking about the extensive discussion I had with Shaun Duke and David Annandale on the Totally Pretentious podcast. If listening to podcasts is a thing you do and you don’t mind spoilers, I definitely recommend that discussion to you. ...

[Movie] Hitman: Agent 47. Not as bad as you’d expect.

It says volumes about this movie that the praise I can give it is, it’s not as bad as you’d expect. Actually, I think it might edge a toe toward good territory, depending on the criteria you’re using to judge if something is good or not. Action sequences, explosions, a white dude with a decent ...

[Movie] Chappie

Found this review on my thumb drive and realized that I’d never sent it anywhere or put it on my blog. So here you go, for what it’s worth. Notably less profane than my normal review style because I originally wasn’t writing it for myself. Note: For the purposes of this review, the character Chappie ...

What a difference a trailer makes 5

I’m actually contemplating seeing Hitman: Agent 47 this weekend. This is mostly my BFF Mike’s fault, because he is weak to incredibly stupid and trashy action movies. But I’m willing to actually go along with him on this one, which I think is pretty much the cinematic equivalent of sitting on a curb and eating cookie dough straight ...

[Guest Post] The Flesh: Goldblum versus Fly (1986) 1

Note from Rachael: I love this post from Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam so much that I think this might become the favored format for all guest posts in the blog from now on. Call it Guest Writer Watches a Movie So You Don’t Have To. Or maybe something catchier. Anyone who knows me knows that I can’t ...

10 Reasons You Should Go See Mad Max: Fury Road Right Now 1

10 Reasons You Should Go See Mad Max: Fury Road Right Now
Potentially some mild spoilers.

Why Age of Ultron made Black Widow my favorite Avenger 5

This post is going to contain spoilers for Age of Ultron. Be warned.