Tulip Fever: It’s an…Allegory?

Tulip Fever is one of the 2017 movies that I missed in the first go ’round- but now that 2017 movies are making their way to streaming services (and Redbox), I finally got to see it. Heck, it’s a movie about a 17th century Dutch painter running around in gorgeous interior and exterior sets, all taking place in the midst of a super interesting historic … Continue reading Tulip Fever: It’s an…Allegory?

The Greatest Showman: Razzle Dazzle v. Reality

Audiences have spoken (sung?) and declared The Greatest Showman a bona fide box office hit. Despite a slightly quieter opening weekend than anticipated ($8.8 million, weekend of 12/20/17), the movie has hung on weekend after weekend, with unprecedented drops, even against blockbuster openings through the holiday season. Heck, it’s April and we’re talking about the sing-a-long version of TGS while the Last Jedi (which also … Continue reading The Greatest Showman: Razzle Dazzle v. Reality

Movie Review: Tomb Raider (2018)

Released March 14th, 2018, Tomb Raider is a splashy reboot of the popular video game franchise starring Alicia Vikander (from Ex Machina and The Danish Girl), Daniel Wu (Warcraft and Into the Badlands), Walton Goggins, Dominic West, and Kristin Scott Thomas. This Warner Bros. production is directed by Roar Uthaug and cost around $100 million to make. It follows the story of a young Lara … Continue reading Movie Review: Tomb Raider (2018)

Historical Hotties: Hedy Lamarr

It’s been a while since my last installment in the “Historical Hotties” series, but while roaming across the internet yesterday, I can across my new favorite historical woman. I’m going to put aside my bias against the 20th century (it’s not history yet!). Seriously, this lady is awesome. Her name is Hedy Lamarr (born Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler). Besides seriously considering naming my fictional first-born … Continue reading Historical Hotties: Hedy Lamarr

When the Mutally Unintelligible is Intelligible

Aw heck, I just like the word “intelligible”. Always kinds of sounds like its tying your tongue in knots when you’re saying it. Ties my fingers in knots typing it. I was preparing myself for the upcoming Disney/Pixar film Brave, which follows a young Scottish lass and she tries to save her family from an ancient curse. Everyone already knows how much I love Disney … Continue reading When the Mutally Unintelligible is Intelligible