Category: Music and Movies

“Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets”

“Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets”

“Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” is a beautiful movie with incredible visual spectacle, fantastic character design and an interesting and intriguing sandbox for everyone to play in. Unfortunately, as soon as the two main characters start talking to each other, this becomes a legitimately bad movie.

150-ish word movie review: Guardians of the Galaxy

150-ish word movie review: Guardians of the Galaxy

WHAT: Guardians of the Galaxy WHEN: Friday, Aug. 1 WHERE: Bemidji Theatre I’m a few days late on this, having seen “Guardians of the Galaxy” on Friday with Helen; but even after having some...

150 (ish)-Word Movie Review: “Godzilla”

150 (ish)-Word Movie Review: “Godzilla”

WHAT: Godzilla WHEN: Friday, May 16, 7:15 p.m. show WHERE: Bemidji Theatre     So, I really liked this movie. A lot. It felt entirely too short on the monster-on-monster fighting action, and I...

Helen’s story, too many words on Transformers: Legends, and a recap of my weekend movie blitz

Helen’s story, too many words on Transformers: Legends, and a recap of my weekend movie blitz

Helen’s lion story A couple of weeks ago I had the girls in my office for a half-hour or so to account for some unusual schedule quirk between Mel and I. During that visit,...

Star Trek, social media at work and Google Reader replacements

Star Trek, social media at work and Google Reader replacements

Star Trek Into Darkness I’m going to have to let this simmer for a bit and see if I still feel this way tomorrow, but I just got home from Star Trek Into Darkness and...

22 questions about “Oblivion”

22 questions about “Oblivion”

Saturday night, I took Melissa to see Oblivion. The trailers looked interesting, I had heard good things about it, and read some decent reviews online from non-mainstream movie critics (Filmdrunk gave it a B+, for instance)....

Finally bought a light for my drawing table

Finally bought a light for my drawing table

Melissa went to the gym this morning, so I had some kid time out in town. We went to Rafael’s for donuts, which is always fun, and then went to return the lights we...

The toy history of characters in “G.I. Joe: Retaliation”

The toy history of characters in “G.I. Joe: Retaliation”

Toys can be an important merchandising tie-in for summer’s blockbuster Hollywood movies, and this summer’s G.I. Joe: Retaliation is no different. As it is based on characters which appear in Hasbro’s G.I. Joe toy line, which...

Social media checklist, Day 3

Social media checklist, Day 3

Today is Day 3 of my experiment with using a daily social media checklist. What’s working: • Facebook. Setting a goal of three status updates per day seems like a good goal; I’ve managed...

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