15 Things I loved about #IntoTheSpiderVerse:

1) Re-purposing “You’re like me.” 2) Inclusiveness of all things Spider. Being that I’m (a) old, and (b) out of touch with progress in these comics, this is fun. Time to dig in. 3) Thought boxes. Blurred printings. It looks like a moving comic book. Awesome. 4) Public transportation to save swinging. 5) Multiple upside-down […]

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Mr. Rogers, Fight Club, and Snowflakes

Lisa and I went to see Won’t You Be My Neighbor today—the recently released documentary of Fred Rogers’ work. I’m not going to spoil anything about the specifics of the film here, so you can read on without great fear there. But I am going to talk about how this has made me feel and […]

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Solo, The Movie: My Take

Lisa and I went to see Solo this week. Yeah, it’s good. Okay good rather than great good, but still good enough. It’s a little swashbuckling, and at least Donald Glover does a great Lando. The story clicks off all the things it needs to click off, and finishes with a little intrigue. Certainly worth […]

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My breakfast with Phasma

I woke up this morning with a billion things going through my head, mostly things I’m wanting to get done, and also this weird question that I’ll probably blog about sometime (Top 5 List: people you would like to meet with over coffee). Once I’m up, I drop a few kibbles down for the cat, […]

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Star Wars: The Times They Are A Changin’

Warning, there be spoilers beyond…enter at your own risk, though I figure you’ve probably seen everything by now. Anyway, in the name of catching up a bit: let’s talk about Star Wars. Bottom line, I’m in the “loved it” camp. It’s not perfect. Structurally, I have things I would like to have seen happen (or […]

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Five Reasons to See Logan Lucky

Lisa and I took a break yesterday and saw Logan Lucky. Afterward, we read reviews and talked about the film. On the whole, I’ll say it was worth seeing, though I didn’t like it as much as I wanted to like it. I think it has some specific flaws, and I don’t think it really […]

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Big Little Lies

So, Lisa and I binge watched HBO’s Big Little Lies the past couple days. It’s a good story. You should watch it too, if you haven’t already. But beyond that, it’s an interesting piece to me specifically for the fact that it addresses plot out of order (well, that and the fact that it utilizes […]

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The Horror Genre & Toni Morrison

As result of a workshop we’ll be going to soon, Brigid and I were recently talking about the horror genre, and some of the difficulties it has. Specifically, we were talking story structure, and how the key to the genre is handling the root of the terror–the “monster” as it were. I posited in that […]

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