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Why I Won’t See Alien: Covenant

My husband Darwin likes horror movies. As a rule, I don’t. I do like SF movies, though, and here we have ALIEN: COVENANT, which combines the two genres. This, I thought, would be a perfect date movie!  Horror for Darwin, SF for me. … Continue reading

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Beauty, Revisited

Darwin and I finally saw BEAUTY AND THE BEAST.  My thoughts: –Emma Watson isn’t a great singer. Her voice is quite weak compared to Paige O’Hara. Come to that, none of the cast members has a standout voice, except the … Continue reading

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Revenge is a dish best savored…

…on film? I’ve never considered myself a particularly vengeful person, but over the years I have come to enjoy a good revenge flick. The good guy/gal wins inasmuch as they are able given the loss that led them to seek … Continue reading

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Lego Batman: A Brief Review

Saturday we all went to see the Lego Batman movie, mostly because Maksim (my youngest) wanted to see it, and partly to get out of the house on a Saturday evening. Batman and the Joker are facing off in a … Continue reading

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Ursula K. Le Guin’s Planet of Exile Movie Rights Acquired

Planet of Exile by Ursula K. Le Guin

Planet of Exile by Ursula K. Le GuinThe movie rights to BVC founding member Ursula K. Le Guin’s novel Planet of Exile have been acquired by Los Angeles Media Fund & Producer Mark Johnson. Article by Anita Busch, deadline.com Continue reading

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Gay Tease

Last week I wrote about Gay Tragedy.  There’s also the Gay Tease. This is when a TV show or movie claims that a character is gay, but doesn’t actually DO anything with it.  There are two versions of the Gay … Continue reading

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Gay Tragedy

This is 2017.  Marriage equality is legal.  And yet we still have a media filled with Gay Tragedy, Gay Tease, and Gay Promise. The Gay Tragedy is when a same-sex couple, usually two men, fall in love and it ends … Continue reading

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La La Land: A Very Short Review

by Brenda W. Clough Movie musicals are rare as the unicorn these days. When was the last time you saw them singing and dancing in an original production on a movie screen, except in children’s animation? So La La Land is a … Continue reading

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Rogue One: A Meditation

This is not the story we’re looking for. Rogue One left me disquieted for a reason that has nothing to do with the quality of the movie: It perpetuates myths about how to fight evil. It may be fun to … Continue reading

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The Legend of Tarzan: A Belated Review

Darwin and I saw THE LEGEND OF TARZAN on DVD yesterday.  We’d both heard it wasn’t all that great, but you know–eye candy!  So we watched it. Eesh. Both Darwin and I agreed–the problem here was twofold.  First, the story … Continue reading

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