Monday, December 17, 2018

As You Wish, Deadpool

It's a Marvel Movie weekend!  I saw "Once Upon a Deadpool" on Sunday..

  • "The only f-bomb we're using around here is 'Fred Savage'."
  • "Where are my pants?!"
  • Say it!  "Is this a kissing book?"
  • "No, you've been involuntary relocated."
  • "Whoa, you fridged Vanessa?"
  • Deadpool in button-down shirt, putting velcro labels on food!
  • "How did you get Brad Pitt?!"  "Same way we got you."
  • "I love after-credits scenes!  It feels so private! You know something. You stayed."
  • Aw, Stan.  You did write some good stories.  Thank you.
Merry Christmas, Fred and Deadpool!

Sunday, December 16, 2018

He's Got Radioactive Blood

Yay!  It's finally opening weekend for "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse"!!!

  • Nice pixelated Columbia logo!
  • "Let's start at the beginning one last time..."
  • I love how the film plays with the different renditions of Spidey through the parallel universes.
  • "I don't think you know what puberty is."
  • "The costume always fits...eventually."
  • "Child dressed in a Spider-man costume, dragging dead hobo through the streets..."
  • "...I'm going to grab a bagel..."
  • I don't know why Spider-Ham didn't sing the Homer Simpson Spider-Pig song, because that would have been awesome.
  • "Where is that wind coming from?  We're in a basement."
  • "Blue? Purple."  "NO!"
  • I love the way Miles designed his suit using spray paint.
  • I really liked all of the comic book-style imagery.
  • This Aunt May is soooo cool!  Yay, Lily Tomlin!
  • Fun seeing Peter B Parker and Miles walking up and down the sides of the buildings.
  • "Can he say that?  Legally?"
  • "What's 'Comic Con'?"
  • "Take that off, show some respect.  Spider-man does NOT wear a cape."
  • Excellent throwback to the 1967 show.
This film did not disappoint.  I hope it sticks around in the theaters for a while so I can see it again on the big screen.  He is, after all, my favorite Stan Lee creation.  

Thank you for bringing Spider-man to the world, Stan.  Excelsior!

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

This Is A Story About A Thief

I saw "Robin Hood" this weekend.  Not the animated film which I think I've never seen in its entirety, not the musical, and not Russell Crowe's film, which I've never seen and might not ever see, but I don't know.  The one with Taron Egerton.

  • Why do I love seeing archery fights so much?  I guess because they require more skill than guns.  Awesome arrow work, especially during the training session.
  • Always enjoy seeing Ben Mendelsohn as a baddie.
  • What I love about Marian is that she's not stupid.  "Well, it fooled everybody else!"
  • OK, so I get that Jamie Foxx is John, but when do they start calling him "Little John"? Because he doesn't seem shorter than Robin.
  • I don't remember Little John having only one hand in the other stories.
  • I really liked Tim Minchin as Friar Tuck, mostly because of his humor.
  • Oh, that's how I know Jamie Dornan!  He was the Huntsman in Once Upon A Time.  
  • All of the people wearing the hoods reminded me of the scene in "The Three Amigos".
  • Hmmm...looks like this is set up to be the first of a series.  I guess it makes sense that someone needed to become the new Sheriff of Nottingham.  I can go with that.  Origin story!
I'm glad I got to see this in the theater, because I really did enjoy the action scenes.  

Doing It For Themselves

I was looking forward to seeing "Widows" when I saw the trailers, and was happy to get a chance to see it last week.

  • Oh, Viola Davis.  You are the best at expressing raw emotion.  That primal scream that you needed to let out just told it all.
  • So this whole gangsters-and-politicians thing.  Is that in every big city?  Does it happen in small towns, too?  Yes, I already knew about Chicago gangsters.
  • Dude was going to get my forever hate if he had killed the dog.
  • Robert Duvall can still play a real a$$hole at his advanced age.  I wanted to trip him.
  • Hey, I know that lady!  She can SAING!
  • Daniel Kaluuya's character frightened me and made me want to hypnotize him back to being a good guy.  Would you like a cup of tea?
  • Movies teach me things.  Next time I want to have a private conversation in a sauna, I'm going to add lots of water to the hot rocks.
  • Me:  "Wait.  What is HE doing there?"
  • Me later: "Ohhhhh...."
  • Love what Veronica did with her share of the money.
That was quite a ride!

DLR LotD 12/09/18

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Sunday, December 9, 2018

"He's in Heaven Jail." -- Cindy, to Sherry, at It's a Small World Holiday

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Wreck It 2: The Internet Bugaloo

I saw "Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph " on opening weekend with Linda and Glenndy.  Glenndy had already seen it, and wanted to see it again so they decided to accompany us.  There was a man in the audience dressed as Ralph, and his daughter was dressed as Vanellope.  At first, I didn't recognize the outfit, and was, like, "What the?"  Linda told me he was dressed as Ralph, and not Jethro from the Beverly Hillbillies.

  • Love that opening castle logo!  I wish it had digital rain like on my Disney Emoji Blitz game.
  • Funny seeing Felix and Calhoun with all of their new Sugar Rush kids.
  • Wonder Woman leads a gang and is an awesome street car driver.
  • My favorite scene, of course, involves Ariel.  I bought pajamas of the outfit she was wearing as soon as I got paid.  I also already have the little Funko figurine because I saw it when I was in the movie theater today.
  • Those princesses, I love them.
  • "Are you guys okay? Should I call the police?"
  • "We can't understand her."  "She's from the other studio."
  • "The reason I came to your neck of the face..."
  • The build-up to "A Place Called Slaughter Race" is hilarious!
  • That's a lot of Jethros.
  • Being Rick Rolled was much better than seeing a sneak of Frozen 2.
  • Pancake, Milkshake, Pancake, Pancake, Pancake
Oh, no!  Another movie I want to see again before it leaves theaters.  When am I going to find all of this time?

Wands Ready

I wore my Hogwarts sweatshirt when I went to the theater to see "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald".  I also wore my Oreoboros shirt because I'm Slytherin house, and the shirt not only has a snake on it, it's green!

  • I don't know why anyone thinks they can just transport Grindelwald without someone using polyjuice potion.
  • Let me open my dress so you can enter the Wizarding World.
  • I really like the beasts in this series, and in this film my favorites are the Scottish Kelpie and the Chinese Zouwu.  Their movements must have been really difficult to create.
  • The other reason for the shirt: the reveal of Nagini, which I already knew about because I saw a spoiler.
  • "Her eyes are like a salamander's."
  • I love the casting of Jude Law as young Dumbledore!  
  • Aw, Leta.  Interesting that she's so different from Bellatrix and doesn't seem prejudiced against those whom aren't purebloods.
  • There has always been a storyline about purebloods versus muggles since the Potter series, but in this series, it's much more pronounced.  I find the issue of this brand of racism even more interesting given today's political environment.  
  • I'm looking forward to seeing how Dumbledore and Grindelwald came to the point of being "closer than brothers".  
  • That last reveal, though: it BLEW MY MIND.  The next film can't come soon enough!  
Great movie.  I hope I can see it again before it leaves theaters.

Friday, December 7, 2018


I saw "Beautiful Boy" a couple of weeks ago.

  • Timothee Chalamet slays me, man.  How is he so brilliant?
  • I know parents would do anything for their kids, even going out into the pouring rain to find them all drugged out in alleys.  Steve Carell does a great job of portraying one of those parents.  
  • I think that what really got to me was the flashbacks to Nic as a child.  I mean, you really don't know when a kid is so small that they're going to end up this way, and all a parent can think sometimes is "What happened to that kid?"  How do you deal with that huge change?  
  • It's Steve and Amy, together again!  Aw, I miss "The Office".
  • I kind of wish we had seen more of Maura Tierney's character's struggle.  What would she have said if she had caught up with Nic when she was following him in the minivan?  I don't really know.
  • I had no idea that this was based on books written by father and son David and Nic Scheff until I saw the credits.  Very interesting how they were able to put both sides together.
  • "Let it Enfold You" was the poem recited during the credits.  I need to read that because I don't think he had enough time to read the whole thing.
  • "Do you know how much I love you?  I love you more than everything."  Oh, dammit, I'm crying again.
So, well, yes, I cried buckets of tears.  I really liked this movie, although I think it would be too painful for me to watch several times.  

Sunday, December 2, 2018

DLR LotD 12/01/18

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Saturday, December 1, 2018

"...and a baby was, not consumed...CONCEIVED in the womb of his mother, Mary." -- Chris Pratt, at Candlelight


Pratt Pratt Pratt

Lantern holders

Candelight Choir

Candlelight Orchestra

The awesome ASL interpreter

Dapper Dan/m-pact member Drew,
singing "Silent Night"

DLR LotD 11/27/18

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Wednesday, November 27, 2018

"What is it about this ride that gives me such satisfaction?" -- Jennifer, at AstroBlasters

Sunday, November 11, 2018

DLR LotD 11/11/18

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Sunday, November 11, 2018

"I don't like the word master ... macerate." -- Cindy, at Catal