Title for VALERIA. Valeria is written in light purple cursive. The background is a darker purple. There is a manual typewriter with a piece of pizza sticking out, a desk lamp, a cup with pencils, a car running into some scrabble tiles, and behind that a plastic mini-blind.

Review: VALERIA is Worth Watching for the Plot and the GBFs

Let us raise our voices and praise the Casting Directors who have brought before our eyes these many and varied Genetically Blessed Faces!!  Okay, okay, maybe that's not a fair place to start a review about Valeria, which explores the deep and intimate love characteristic of women's friendships. The series, which is written, directed, and … Continue reading Review: VALERIA is Worth Watching for the Plot and the GBFs

Rain spotted car window with looping handwritten letters: The Last Letter from your Lover.

Review: Aside From Being Clunky, THE LAST LETTER FROM YOUR LOVER Should Be Fined For Gross Underuse of an Actor

The Netflix movie The Last Letter From Your Lover is about as clunky as its mouthful of a title. On paper, this should be a sweeping romance spanning several decades that shows the power of true love to endure even the harshest tests of time but, in practice, it’s a disjointed jumble of undeveloped lukewarm … Continue reading Review: Aside From Being Clunky, THE LAST LETTER FROM YOUR LOVER Should Be Fined For Gross Underuse of an Actor

Review: Mix Your Brain Cells Tiny Martinis And Let Them Relax While You Watch RESORT TO LOVE

I am immensely confused and distracted by the title Resort to Love. You don't usually think of people having to resort to love. Resort to violence? Sure. Force? Absolutely. But love? Nope. Because that's a positive thing and language has rules and guidelines and that's how we all make sense of stuff. Frankly, I think … Continue reading Review: Mix Your Brain Cells Tiny Martinis And Let Them Relax While You Watch RESORT TO LOVE

Neon sign with blue letters spelling out GUNPOWDER MILKSHAKE. They are outlined in pink rectangles that are underlined by an arrow in another shade of pink. Above the G there is an atomic style yellow star.

Review: GUNPOWDER MILKSHAKE Where All The Women (But Especially The Librarians) Are Badasses

A bit of advice? If you're wondering where they came up with the name Gunpowder Milkshake don't, for example, search for the phrase in the Urban Dictionary. I didn't, but my husband did and, judging by the look on his usually unflappable face, it was a doozy of a definition. And really, you don't need … Continue reading Review: GUNPOWDER MILKSHAKE Where All The Women (But Especially The Librarians) Are Badasses

Promo poster for he's all that. Image of Addison Rae on left against a blue background with her name above and Tanner Buchanan on right against a red background. The title is below in all lower case with the tagline "It's his turn for a makeover."

Review: Gratuitous Product Placements & Harmful Messaging, Your Eyeballs Deserve So Much Better Than HE’S ALL THAT

It’s verging on heroic that they managed to mold a coherent plot around the more than 15 unique and conspicuous product placements in the movie He’s All That. Well, maybe heroic isn’t the best word for it. Appalling is perhaps a better term. A lot has been made about how He’s All That is a … Continue reading Review: Gratuitous Product Placements & Harmful Messaging, Your Eyeballs Deserve So Much Better Than HE’S ALL THAT