Game of Thoughts – The Broken Man (6.7)

Hello and welcome to Game of Thoughts! This is a feature in which I recap the latest episode of everyone’s favorite grimdark fantasy, Game of Thrones. We do things fun around here so for more in-depth coverage of big themes, check out Patrick Sponaugle‘s incredibly witty and fun blog posts. Note: These recaps WILL contain spoilers.

Let’s DO THIS!

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Thoughts on the “Preacher” Pilot

So far I’m enjoying the changes, and the original writing (Cassidy and the cow, Tulip and the kids) is making for compelling character moments.

Two things:

  • My laptop is fixed. YAY!
  • Everything at work is broken. BOO.

However, this means I have some time to throw out a few thoughts on the Preacher pilot. I has been two weeks since I saw it and I didn’t make any notes, so I’m just going to do a light skim and mostly focus on casting. Here we go!

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Game of Thoughts – Blood of My Blood (6.6)

Hello and welcome to Game of Thoughts! This is a feature in which I recap the latest episode of everyone’s favorite grimdark fantasy, Game of Thrones. We do things fun around here so for more in-depth coverage of big themes, check out Patrick Sponaugle‘s incredibly witty and fun blog posts. Note: These recaps WILL contain spoilers.

Let’s DO THIS!

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In Theaters Now: Captain America – Civil War

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Hi Bucky! *waves*

I loved this new installment of Captain America, but I’m not in love with it, if that makes sense. It had some big shoes to fill after the masterpiece that was Winter Soldier,  but it was still a solid, great entry to the MCU.

Out of five stars, I’d say 4.

Head behind the cut for more detailed thoughts, but be warned!

HERE THERE BE SPOILERS! 

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Sweet Surprises: Frances Ha

Some people can only learn who they really are far, far from their comfort zone, when they’re backpacking through Bali or Iceland; others can learn just as much during a short trip to the grocery store.

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In the interest of full disclosure, I have the following to say about Frances Ha:

  • It sat in my queue for over a year
  • I watched it because it had Adam Driver
  • I found the first ten minutes so insufferable I nearly switched it off
  • I am so, so glad I didn’t

The movie presents Frances (Gerta Gerwig, who also co-wrote it) as just another overly precious Brooklynite of the genus Big Dreams, Starry Eyes, No Real Problems, Plenty of Cool Friends. Then, the movie gently and meticulously deconstructs both its own presentation and your expectations.

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