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movie time (not at the cinemark): thor: ragnarok

Went to see Thor: Ragnarok, the latest outing in the seemingly endless series we call the Marvel Cinematic Universe, last Friday at a theater that was not the Cinemark.  (This reminded me why I prefer to see my movies at … Continue reading

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fifty sketchbook superheroes: number nineteen

King Sheild! The superhero who doesn’t know how to spell!  This was a late night drawing, and yes, the misspelled title is the original one.  I debated for a while after I made the scan, and decided I “ought” to … Continue reading

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movie time at the cinemark: atomic blonde

My moviegoing companion told me, at the end of  Atomic Blonde, that he was expecting an action movie in the James Bond vein, and was surprised by receiving a Cold War spy thriller instead.  This is as good a description … Continue reading

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martin landau

This blog was deeply saddened last night to hear of the passing of Martin Landau, that most elegant of genre (and non genre) actors.  And this blogger is not ashamed to admit that she had a long term crush on … Continue reading

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fifty superheroes: number 14

Number fourteen of the fifty sketchbook superheroes is The Swordswoman.  It’s a simple name, but she’s a pretty direct young woman.  She has a powerful sword and she knows how to use it, and the old fashioned word “swordswoman” sounds … Continue reading

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movie time at the cinemark: spider-man: homecoming

It is, as they say, an ill wind that blows no one any good.  A broken tooth and an emergency dental appointment can lead to a free afternoon and an unexpected trip to the old Cinemark.  There were an alarming … Continue reading

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movietime at the cinemark: the fate of the furious

(Movie Week concludes, for now, with the second of the catch-up reviews.  We’re now ready to go to some more movies: bring on a carefully chosen selection of summer blockbusters and also a new actor-driven caper movie that my movie … Continue reading

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movietime at the cinemark: the lego batman movie

(Welcome back to Movie Week, where we are catching up on some reviews of movies I saw earlier in the year but was too lazy or distracted by real world issues to write about.) I knew The Lego Batman Movie … Continue reading

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a correction. and a picture. and a link.

People throughout the multiverse have been reading my review of the newest Guardians of the Galaxy movie. Happily their number includes my friend B, who points out that the character Kraglin, played so well by Sean Gunn, did appear in … Continue reading

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movie time at the cinemark: guardians of the galaxy volume 2

The first film in the Guardians of the Galaxy series was the great surprise movie of the summer of 2014. When I think back on it that’s what I remember: a more or less ordinary space opera made delightful by … Continue reading

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