Adapted from my IMDB review. Spoiler warning. I knew this movie had terrible ratings and reviews. So I knew there was a pretty good chance it would be horrible. But I wanted to watch it anyway because it has 2 things I enjoy - (1) landing a plane under perilous circumstances and (2) the consequences … Continue reading The Philosophy of Left Behind
I just saw The Croods on Netflix. So I dug out my old Tumblr post on it. One of my better analyses from back then. http://sildarmillionsays.tumblr.com/post/46815555853/why-i-liked-the-croods-so-much
You know those movies, mostly from the '90s, that are about fathers who are too wrapped up in their work and ignore their family; and over the course of the movie they have to learn that work is not as important as family? I'm sure there are tons of movies like this. Hook and Click … Continue reading It’s because of the Woozles!
I'm going back to my Tumblr posts. I'm going back to two posts, published as "Oversimplification" Parts 1 and 2. I realized that the unifying theme is movies about extreme academic pressure and the impostor syndrome. I've suffered from the impostor syndrome, so makes sense that I was really worked up about how these movies … Continue reading Oversimplification of the Impostor Syndrome
After my initial reaction to Black Panther, I've had some more time to process everything and so, I'm writing another review that's more structured. There are some new points and mostly old points, but my thoughts are better organized here: Yes, the hype surrounding Black Panther has everything to do with the all-black cast, black director, black … Continue reading Black Panther: Follow-up Thoughts
Spoiler Warning! This is an in-depth spoiler review. Wow. I was blown away by this movie. Because there is so much to dissect and break down and I have so many thoughts and I'm just going to barely scratch the surface. I'm going to assume anyone reading this is already familiar with the cultural importance … Continue reading Black Panther: THAT Good!
OK, I don’t hate AI movies. I enjoyed Age of Ultron and I, Robot quite a bit, for instance. I hate AI movies that deal with the question of the humanity of AIs. (No, I have not watched Steven Spielberg’s A.I. although I know quite a bit about it, and probably never will.) Why don’t … Continue reading Blade Runner 2049 Explains Why I Hate AI Movies
I don't have additional commentary on this. It was just one of those pieces that was fun to write.
Review: The Hundredth Queen by Emily R. King This was a free book from May's Kindle's First Reads picks. I'll be honest, I picked this one because I thought it would be fraught with cultural appropriation and I thought I'd make a good time of it calling it out for that. Well, okay, also because I … Continue reading The Hundredth Queen: Cultural Appropriation?
When Frozen first came out, I was all over it. Here is my initial gushing about the movie.