Autumn is here! Or, as my pedantic partner likes to remind me, “autumnal weather” is here because “it’s technically still summer, Grace.” Yes, I am getting “um, actually’d” in my own home. Men. I grew up (oh God 20 years ago now I’m so old) near the California coast, where there are two seasons: pleasant, and … More the season is changing!
Welcome to Gracetopia’s Shaken and Stirred 007 Scorecard series, where you will find the most exhaustive, comprehensive grading of James Bond movies anywhere on the internet. Fact. The movies are judged on a scale of 1-5 Moneypennys across 5 very important criteria: theme song, Bond girl, villain, Q tech, and kitsch factor, and then given an overall grade. … More Shaken and Stirred 007 Scorecard: Octopussy
Welcome to Gracetopia’s Shaken and Stirred 007 Scorecard series, where you will find the most exhaustive, comprehensive grading of James Bond movies anywhere on the internet. Fact. The movies are judged on a scale of 1-5 Flemings across 5 very important criteria: theme song, Bond girl, villain, Q tech, and kitsch factor, and then given an overall … More Shaken and Stirred 007 Scorecard: Dr. No
HERE HERE is how this movie should have been advertised. I would have TOTALLY wanted to see THIS movie. Get with it, Disney.
So, last weekend I went to see JOHN CARTER. Not many people did. It’s getting mediocre reviews and nobody really seems to know what it’s about. HOWEVER. It was totally worth it. If you want a beautiful, exciting sci-fi adventure story with a dash of steampunkery and a dash of Victoriana, you should go see … More John Carter OF MARS
Purely by chance, I ended up at the midnight showing of Captain America in downtown Boston last night. Purely by chance, so did my younger brother. Perhaps we are related, after all. Before I start my review, I will sum up my knowledge of Captain America so that you understand where I am coming from: … More Captain America, hells yeah
Okay. There’s this movie. I love it. I can’t find anyone else who loves it. It is making me sad. SO HERE I AM, crying out to the universe: AM I THE ONLY ONE WHO LIKES VERSUS? Versus is a ridiculous Japanese zombie movie that involves Samurai swords, lots and lots of guns, destinies and … More searching for kindred spirits
So I have a guilty little secret. I am a Kurosawa fangirl. This is Kurosawa: This is also Kurosawa: He is basically my favorite director ever. And the Brattle Theatre in Harvard Square is doing about a month of what they are calling a repertory series, “The Warrior’s Camera: Akira Kurosawa Centennial” but what I … More A Month of Genius