In Theaters Now: IT (and also I am still alive!)

Orlando and the rest of the Southeast was recently lambasted by Hurricane Irma, and we were very, VERY fortunate that it had calmed down to a Category 3 and lost strength as it crept up the country’s phallus. Millions are still without power, including civic infrastructure (you never miss streetlights until you don’t have them and realize not everyone knows what to do when they go out) and businesses. The islands were trashed, as the news footage has shown. Apparently Jose’s still out doodling around in the Atlantic, so until that goes away we won’t really be able to unclench and get on with things. 

Happily my power only flickered, although I was without internet until Tuesday night and my yard was full of branches. 

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He was right, I did float. 

So fitting that one of my favorite stories involving a giant storm hits theaters just as a giant storm hits my state. ART IMITATING LIFE.

As far as IT goes, I enjoyed what was onscreen, but I can’t help but miss everything that didn’t make it, and lament some of the bigger changes. I’ll put these behind a cut to to avoid posting spoilers, but if you’ve seen the movie and want to discuss please jump in!

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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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Hairy, Beary, Beardy Double Feature: The Hateful Eight and The Revenant

Who’s the real ghost here? The man who rose from the grave, or the soulless man who put him there in the first place?

What better way to ring in the new year than by watching the heavily bearded faces of some of my favorite actors spew filthy invective at each other and suffer grotesque and horrifying bodily injury? None! There is no better way.

[Full Disclosure – I didn’t actually see both in the same day, but I saw them within a week of each other. I think had I really done a double feature of both I would have overdosed on ruggedness, run away to the mountains, and  started some kind of feral colony. Anyway, on with the reviews! ]

NOTE: There Will Be Spoilers! 

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens

GOD I can’t wait to discuss once everyone has seen it.

PLEASE HURRY UP AND SEE IT BECAUSE I CAN’T HOLD ON TO THIS FOREVER.

I have to get up for work in 3.5 hours, so I’ll keep this short and spoiler free –

You had best take a selfie now, because you will LOSE. YOUR. SHIT. permanently and never see it again after. 

It’s that good. Perfect blend of original and innovative, emotion and action, style and substance.

GOD I can’t wait to discuss once everyone has seen it. 

PLEASE HURRY UP AND SEE IT BECAUSE I CAN’T HOLD ON TO THIS FOREVER.

I will try to get something posted in the next few days, and I will be sure to put it behind a cut to avoid spoilers for folks.

And it feels so good to say this and not have it feel cheap or campy but…

…May the Force be with you.