Review: VIRGIN RIVER Season 3, Not Everything Gets Better With Age

  Well, hello there! Come on in, pull up a chair by the unnecessarily lit fireplace, grab a slice of pie (which, if you're anything like the characters on this show, you'll never get around to eating), and make yourself comfortable because, friends, Season 3 of Virgin River was my least favorite so far, and I … Continue reading Review: VIRGIN RIVER Season 3, Not Everything Gets Better With Age

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Review: The Only Bad Thing About STARSTRUCK is That There Isn’t More of It

Uh, yes, please and thank you. I very much enjoyed gorging my eyeballs on all the sticky opposites-attract romantical entanglements, witty comedic banter, and will-they, won't-they tension that Starstruck serves up. Did I initially squeal when I saw Nikesh Patel and his Genetically Blessed Face appear in the trailer? I absolutely did, which is an … Continue reading Review: The Only Bad Thing About STARSTRUCK is That There Isn’t More of It

Review: PLAN B Is Yet Another Reproductive Rights Road Trip Comedy I Didn’t Know I Needed!

This is the second movie I've watched that pairs a teenage road-trip comedy with reproductive health, and I have mixed feelings. These things really shouldn't go together like peanut butter and jelly or cardboard boxes and cats. Emergency contraception and abortion should be easily and locally available to all the teens (and adults) who need … Continue reading Review: PLAN B Is Yet Another Reproductive Rights Road Trip Comedy I Didn’t Know I Needed!

Movie Poster that shows Joel very large with a crossbow resting on his right shoulder. His face is dirty and he is looking toward the viewer. Below him are Dog, and other characters. Behind him is a telephone pole, which is broken and covered in plant life. The text at the top reads Dylan O'Brien and at the bottom it says LOVE AND MONSTERS. There are tentacles reaching up from the ground toward the words.

LOVE AND MONSTERS: The Post-Apocalyptic, Feel-Good Movie I Didn’t Know I Needed

You know, regular-sized insects are not among my most favorite creatures, so I wasn't exactly going out of my way to watch Love and Monsters, a movie starring ginormous mutant insects (along with arachnids, crustaceans, and amphibians) who seem hell-bent on exacting revenge for every one of their kind ever squished, gassed, zapped, splatted, eaten, … Continue reading LOVE AND MONSTERS: The Post-Apocalyptic, Feel-Good Movie I Didn’t Know I Needed

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Review: Is WILD MOUNTAIN THYME What Happens When a Rom-Com Has a Fever Dream?

Honestly, I think the best way to approach the movie Wild Mountain Thyme is to think of it like an absurdist play set in a version of Ireland rather than the Ireland. Or perhaps it's in someone's interpretation of their ancestor's water-colored, time-worn memories of Ireland. (John Patrick Shanley, who wrote the movie and the … Continue reading Review: Is WILD MOUNTAIN THYME What Happens When a Rom-Com Has a Fever Dream?