Hidden Figures

**Spoilers from here to the moon** You know it’s a good movie when a blog writes itself. When you sit there in the audience and can already see the words streaming past you. There are no embellishments needed. No searching for words or meanings or “how can I say this another way and still be…

Star Wars: Rogue One

**Death Star Sized Spoilers ahead** It doesn’t seem possible that this time last year, I was sitting in a darkened theater, eagerly waiting for the first lines of the epic crawl to descend into the vastness that makes up the Star Wars Empire. Yes, I chose my wording carefully. It truly has become an empire….

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

**Just a smidge worth of spoilers** As humans, it’s second nature to make snap judgments and decisions every day. Do I want that coffee? Did I like that one dish that restaurant served me once upon a time? Should I go work out or watch tv? Unfortunately, as humans, we tend to be a tenacious…

Doctor Strange

**Several spell books worth of Spoilers** It’s been awhile since I’ve posted about a movie, I know. October and I never get along when it comes to the real world and unfortunately, time (and money) ran out faster than I would have liked. While there were several movies that passed through the theaters that I…

Movie Reelz: Cowboys & Aliens

One morning, not long ago, I woke up wanting to watch a Western movie. For most, that would mean something classic like The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. Maybe something a little more recent such as the recent release of the Magnificent Seven. Definitely something with Clint Eastwood, John Wayne, or even Roy Rogers….

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

  **Hollow-sized Spoilers** This doesn’t happen often to me. Usually, when it comes to book adaptations, I never become inspired to read the original source material, since it’s rare that I’ve managed to read the book prior to seeing the movie. Now, having seen Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, I have to admit, I’m…

Kubo and the Two Strings

**A song’s worth of spoilers** It’s not hard to admit I know very little about stop motion filming. It’s not a style I’m used to watching. In fact, the few that I can readily call to mind are the more familiar Christmas movies such as Rudolph the Rednose Reindeer. Given that Rudolph was released in…

Pete’s Dragon

**Trailhead Warning: This path leads to creek-sized spoilers** First, let me preface this with saying, I am one of those horrible people who watched Pete’s Dragon with absolutely no recollection of the storybook and only vague memories of the sea from the 1977 film by the same name. I knew the basic premise going in…

Star Trek Beyond

~Written In Loving Memory of Leonard Nimoy and Anton Yelchin~ **Not even an escape pod’s worth of spoilers** If memory serves, despite reaching that advanced age known as the 30s, I believe that Star Trek was the first true science fiction television show to which I was ever exposed. Or rather, Star Trek: Voyager was,…

Finding Dory

**Ahoy Matey, whale sized spoilers ahead!** Thirteen years ago, like most of the world, I watched as Nemo “touched the butt” and realized an exciting new adventure had been born. I grabbed shell and traveled the EAC, I faithfully memorized P. Sherman, 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney, and cried when Nemo and Marlin were finally reunited….