In Which I Discover the Night Circus

I am reading an advanced reader’s copy of Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus. I am not finished – I am a mere 200 pages into the book, and I am mesmerized. There’s something about the way it is written, the slow, dreamy pacing and the attention to sensory detail that keeps me reading after I … Continue reading

In Which I Write a Movie

It’s a short movie. 3 pages, really. But a friend came into town this week and had an idea, only a few days to shoot it, and a will to get it made. So we’re doing it. It’s interesting the way collaboration goes with people you’ve never worked with before. I had a bit of … Continue reading

Bridesmaids is Funny, or, the Women in Film Epiphany

Before you start reading, I’m going to drop a bomb on you. Bridesmaids is NOT a chick flick. Repeat, NOT a chick flick. not a romantic comedy. Not a romantic dramedy. It’s a comedy with women. And there is a huge difference. Okay, I’ve harped on this a lot. Women aren’t given a large enough … Continue reading

In Which Heroes Has Sucked Out My Brain

**Spoilers ahead** It’s not even well written. The characters and their actions are contrived so much so often that I find myself rolling my eyes. There are so many things that do not make sense, that do not have reason. My ability to suspend disbelief has been pushed to it’s limit. And yet. There is … Continue reading

Team Zach (Galifianakis)

I didn’t know who he was a few days ago. And then I watched Visioneers. Then I saw his stand – up comedy. Then I embarked on the Hangover adventure. Then I experienced Due Date. I’ve decided that Zach Galifanakis is a pretty special breed of actor/comedian. In that, he can and actually does act. … Continue reading

In Which I Review “Dead Man”, a Jim Jarmusch Film

The boyfriend and I watched a great movie the other night. It’s an indie style western filmed in 1995 by director Jim Jarmusch and starring Benny and Joon-era Johnny Depp (my favorite Johnny decade). The film follows William Blake (Depp) as he travels from Cleveland to the rough West,  believing he he has a job … Continue reading

In Which I Question the Role of Women in Westerns

I’ve harped on this before, and I will do so again. I love Westerns. I really, really do. It’s  new found love but love nonetheless. But I have a problem, and it’s the same problem I’ve had with many other genres of film. Why are all the women in westerns prostitutes or fearful farm women? … Continue reading

In Which I Review “The Last Airbender”

For anyone who has ever seen the Nickolodeon show, Avatar: The Last Airbender, the coming of the movie by M. Night was thoroughly exciting. The show, even for kids were already in high school when it came out (ahem, me) was exciting, interesting, and mainly just a really good show. Yes it cheesy at times … Continue reading

Love, or Hallmark Said So

This post has nothing to do with writing. I’m just putting it out there. I love Valentine’s Day. I have always loved Valentine’s Day. But! I can’t really stand spending it with my boyfriend. Expectations get shot through, bubbles get busted, and you end up with a lot of painted ceramic and a lot of … Continue reading

District 9, or, Another View of Discrimination

I just watched District 9 for the first time two nights ago. When it was over, I wasn’t really sure what to make of it. It had it’s good qualities and it’s bad ones but what was most interesting to me was the reinterpretation of the term “illegal aliens.” I’m totally serious. This is a … Continue reading