The Soundtrack for [Eurovision Song Contest: The Story Of Fire Saga]

I’m not sure if Eurovision is a good movie. I think I am supposed to know but often with comedies like this we need to wait and see how it sinks into culture via quotes and memorable scenes. I suspect it won’t (although I’m already seeing ‘Play “Jaja Ding Dong”’ memes) and therefore will not be aContinue reading “The Soundtrack for [Eurovision Song Contest: The Story Of Fire Saga]”

Is [My Week With Marilyn] True?: Based on a true story

Michelle Williams is so jaw-droppingly amazing as Marilyn Monroe, that when the movie finally ends, and the credits roll, and you remember once again that this was a film and not a documentary, it is impossible not to ask whoever was sitting next to you, or murmur softly to yourself… Was that all true? It mayContinue reading “Is [My Week With Marilyn] True?: Based on a true story”

Empathy Through Reading: Recommendations During Racial Unrest

“Many of our white brothers, as evidenced by their presence here today, have come to realize that their destiny is tied up with our destiny. And they have come to realize that their freedom is inextricably bound to our freedom. We cannot walk alone. And as we walk, we must make the pledge that weContinue reading “Empathy Through Reading: Recommendations During Racial Unrest”

The Winds of Winter Support Group: When Will The Winds of Winter be released? [A Song of Ice and Fire]

I hereby begin the first session of The Winds of Winter Support Group. Welcome everyone. I am Mr. Blue, I will be leading this first session.  So, a little bit about myself, I first picked up A Song of Ice and Fire in 2003. I remember waiting for the release of A Dance with Dragons and how long thatContinue reading “The Winds of Winter Support Group: When Will The Winds of Winter be released? [A Song of Ice and Fire]”

Can We Talk About [Fight Club]?

How much can you know about yourself if you’ve never been in a fight? I know this title is in poor standing with the first two rules of Fight Club, but I started a series a while back called ‘Can we talk about [blank]?’ where we have conversations about movies with no clear topic inContinue reading “Can We Talk About [Fight Club]?”

Babu Bhatt: An Appreciation for The Minor Characters of [Seinfeld]

My favorite of the minor Seinfeld characters is Babu Bhatt. His lines were good enough (“You bad man. You very very bad man.”) his actions replicable enough (that finger wag though- challenging Mutumbo for the finger wag heavyweight title), the episode funny enough, and my exposure to it early enough that I haven’t shaken it from myContinue reading “Babu Bhatt: An Appreciation for The Minor Characters of [Seinfeld]”

[Tenet] Release Date: A Christopher Nolan Production

In case you haven’t heard, Tenet, Christopher Nolan’s new film, is now set to be released on July 31st (for now). The waffling and wavering of when Tenet will be released amidst a movie theater shutdown has been one of the few pieces of movie news worth discussing. It is either that or the sporadic release of decent VOD films,Continue reading “[Tenet] Release Date: A Christopher Nolan Production”

The Language of [Seinfeld]: 22 Years Later

Seinfeld went off the air in 1998. That is officially 22 years ago. And yet, Seinfeld-isms abound in our modern lexicon- words and phrases that were either invented or given a boost into the realms of common slang by the show.  Language changes rapidly. Just imagine if someone was saying ‘groovy’ or ‘square’ or ‘far-out’Continue reading “The Language of [Seinfeld]: 22 Years Later”

An Ode to Babu Frik: Hey-HEYYYY [Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker]

When to talk like Babu Frik When walking into a room and introducing yourself… “Hey-HEYYYYY” After completing a task… “Hey-HEYYYYY” When someone is doing something wrong… “Hey-HEYYYYY” As a pick-up line… “Hey-HEYYYYY” When celebrating… “Hey-HEYYYYY” When destroying Palpatine’s clone army… “Hey-HEYYYYY” When not to talk like Babu Frik At a funeral… “Hey-HEYYYYY” When comforting aContinue reading “An Ode to Babu Frik: Hey-HEYYYY [Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker]”

Why Did Kendall Steal The Batteries? [Succession]

In the midst of the delay of shooting the third season of Succession, I have been wandering the internet realm of Succession discussions. In that wonderful world of Tom quotes, Roman/Gerri memes, and “Fuck offs” there is one topic of conversation that recurs frequently- Why, in episode two of the second season, did Kendall steal and throw awayContinue reading “Why Did Kendall Steal The Batteries? [Succession]”