the season is changing!

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!

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 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

Shaken and Stirred 007 Scorecard: Dr. No

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

John Carter OF MARS

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

A Month of Genius

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