Jan
20
2018
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Movie of the Week: What We Do In The Shadows. (Free with Amazon Prime!)

What We Do In The Shadows” is a mockumentary about vampires that was made by Taika Waititi. I’ve wanted to see it ever since I watched Waititi make a no-fooling good Thor movie, and hey! It’s free with Amazon Prime! So I figured I’d let people know.

That’s pretty much it. I like it when it’s easy to cross something off of the list like this. It’s refreshingly straightforward.

Moe Lane

Dec
09
2017
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Movie of the Week: ‘Kiki’s Delivery Service.’

For an interesting reason. Hayao Miyazaki’s Kiki’s Delivery Service is itself an excellent animated film — but I am not fascinated by it.  I am fascinated by the world that it’s set in.  It’s clearly set in a Trieste (yes, I KNOW where Miyazaki drew his visual inspiration from: now hush) that’s still part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, which means that this world never had a World War I, let alone a World War II.  That last link suggests a time period of the 1950s, which is confusing, because Kiki’s transistor radio (which looks like the first one mass-produced in 1954) odd: it’s picking up American radio broadcasts. If there are no American troops in Europe — which seems likely, given that it took the Cold War to put them there — then what’s letting Kiki pick up their transmissions*?

What is going on in that world? — Even putting aside all the stuff with witches and so forth. That’s interesting, sure, but I want to know why there hasn’t been more jet propulsion work done.

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Oct
03
2017
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Movie of the Week: Highlander.

I was thinking about Highlander just now, and I’m not sure why: specifically, the duel scene. I had this bit pegged as being in France, for some reason.  And being considerably less random murder-y.  Guess I’ll have to watch it a few more times to remember it all properly.

And so adieu to Wonder Woman.  No, actually, I don’t think that they’d get into a fight in the first place.  Wonder Woman doesn’t strike me as the sort to get into random fights with fellow immortals.

Sep
16
2017
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Movie of the Week: Wonder Woman.

Sure, it comes out next week (on International Talk Like A Pirate Day, by the powers!), but if you’re going to use Wonder Woman as a quick-and-easy Christmas present for your nieces or whatnot you might as well order it through this site.  Besides, it was a good movie.  And a good superhero flick, which is not exactly the same thing.

And so, adieu to Kong: Skull Island.

Hmm.

Hey! (more…)

Jul
08
2017
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Movie of the Week: Kong: Skull Island.

I’m sorry, but I liked Kong: Skull Island. I was very straightforward in my desires: I wanted to see a giant ape on the big screen, and they gave me a giant ape. This movie comes out next week on DVD, and I’m debating getting it.  I’ll want to be up to date before the next Monsterverse flick comes out, after all.

And so, adieu to Scooby-Doo: Mystery Incorporated.

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Jun
13
2017
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Television of the Week: The Complete Scooby-Doo: Mystery Incorporated.

Look, Season One and Season Two of Scooby-Doo: Mystery Incorporated was just excellent television. I wouldn’t have believed it if you had told me beforehand, but it was and I’m grateful my children decided to watch it over and over and over again. After a while, the adults in the house would watch it even if the kids weren’t. So there’s that.

And so, adieu to Universal Monsters: the Essential Collection.

May
23
2017
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Movies of the Week: ‘Universal Monsters: The Essential Collection.’

I get the impression that Universal Monsters: The Essential Collection is going to be what Universal draws from for their Dark Universe franchise (plus, of course, Dr. Jeckyll & Mr. Hyde). That second link indicates that The Bride of Frankenstein is next up, and that something involving The Invisible Man is definitely on the calendar.  Assuming that the Mummy doesn’t crash and burn, of course.

Anyway, I should ask for this collection for Christmas.

May
12
2017
1

Movie of the Week: The Mummy (1999).

Since the new Mummy is coming out pretty soon, time to put up the one from 1999.  I am very fond of this movie. Why? Not least, because of this scene.

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Apr
03
2017
2

Movie of the Week: The Blob (1958).

Why The Blob? Because I looked up the original, only to have it…

:puts on sunglasses:

…suck me in.

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Feb
22
2017
1

Movie of the Week: Miracle.

…How the heck did I manage to not do Miracle before this? Today, of course, is the anniversary of a day that was an absolutely needed shot in the arm for the United States of America.

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