70 movies I’m glad I saw

Oh, movies … I’ve seen thousands of movies in 70 years of being a human. How do you stop at 70? The only one of these lists that was harder to limit is the one about songs. This is an area where Red and I have different attitudes. We both love watching movies, but theyContinue reading “70 movies I’m glad I saw”

W.B. At the Movies: Wakanda Forever

I wasn’t that familiar with the background of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, so when I set aside some time this weekend to watch the Blu-Ray, I didn’t realize I was committing 2 hours and 40 minutes of my life to a story that would have made a nice two-hour movie. Letitia Wright’s Shuri character wasContinue reading “W.B. At the Movies: Wakanda Forever”

W.B. at the Movies: Everything Everywhere All At Once

At its core Everything Everywhere All At Once is a sweet movie — a kind movie — and of course an insane movie. The insanity is why I loved it. It seems everyone these days is doing movies about the multiverse, where every choice leads into its own universe. What would have happened if youContinue reading “W.B. at the Movies: Everything Everywhere All At Once”

W.B. at the Movies: The Batman

I really wanted to like The Batman with Robert Pattinson, and it probably would make a compelling two-hour movie. The problem is it’s three hours long. I actually ended up watching the last third or so fast-forwarding at 2x, at which speed the captions are still visible on our Blu-Ray player.  Pattinson, Zoe Kravitz andContinue reading “W.B. at the Movies: The Batman”

I love that movie, but why?

Alien beings visit Earth with an urgent message, but they don’t know how to say the message in a language we would understand, and we can’t understand their language. We must communicate with them before those among us who would destroy what they don’t understand gain the upper hand. The film Arrival is a storyContinue reading “I love that movie, but why?”

W.B. at the movies: Well-meaning aliens

My favorite of the Star Trek: The Next Generation movies is easily First Contact. In the Trek mythology, the Vulcans discovered Earth on the day Zefram Cochrane performed a successful warp drive experiment. A passing Vulcan craft detected the warp drive signature — a sign of an advanced, star-faring civilization — and went over toContinue reading “W.B. at the movies: Well-meaning aliens”

Lists pros and cons

I had an interesting exchange Friday after I posted yesterday’s post (“Joni’s foreground music”) to Facebook.  One of my closest we-should-be-friend-friends-not-just-Facebook-friends friends, Sam Kujava, responded, “I would say she is my favorite female musician but that is considered sexist now, right?” And added, “I cried happy and sad tears watching her perform here,” talking aboutContinue reading “Lists pros and cons”

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