mother!

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mother! is one of those movies that’s hard to review, partly because its plot doesn’t lend itself to easy summarization, and partly because one has tread lightly to avoid giving too much away.  But Darren Aronofsky’s latest doesn’t quite fall into the revered “go in blind” category, so let’s get to it. Continue reading

My It Part Two Adult Cast Wish List

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From left to right: Eddie (front), Stan, Richie, Mike, Bill, Beverly, Ben

Here it is, everyone, my ideal cast for the adult Losers in It‘s inevitable sequelNote that I made these choices based on the characters’ descriptions in the book, rather than the kids’ appearances in the movie; though the two are generally similar, there are a few exceptions.  I’ll go ahead and issue another mild spoiler warning for this one.  Enjoy! Continue reading

It: A Reader’s Review

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This is going to be a little different from my usual reviews.  As someone who’s read Stephen King’s novel twice, once very recently, it’s impossible for me to separate the adaptation from the source material, so I won’t try.  There will be a handful of things that those of you who haven’t read the book won’t understand, but trust me, you’ll be fine.  Finally, consider this a mild spoiler warning: this review contains plot details of both the movie and the book, but nothing too heavy.  If you want to go in blind, stop here. Continue reading

Alien: Covenant is a Welcher

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Alien lays egg, egg hatches facehugger, facehugger hugs face, chestburster bursts chest.  The Xenomorph lifecycle used to be so simple, yet with Ridley Scott’s latest two movies it’s becoming needlessly complicated, not to mention self-contradicting.  The same could be said of Alien: Covenant’s plot anytime it attempts to expand the franchise’s lore – the same misguided choice that ended up sinking Prometheus.  Thankfully it never hits the lows of that mess, but at times it comes dangerously close. Continue reading