Archive for the ‘Appreciating the past’ Category

John Wick: Chapter 2   Leave a comment

Pop Count: Books 2 and Movies 6 John Wick: Chapter 2 (Stahelski/17): Is it worth leaving your house to see this? Heck, yeah! I will re-post my impression of John Wick after this because it applies to Chapter 2. Is it possible that Keanu is in even better shape and does cooler stunts in better […]

Posted February 12, 2017 by Michelle in Appreciating the past, Pop Movies

Everybody Wants Some!!   Leave a comment

Pop Count: Books 24 and Movies 23    Everybody Wants Some!! (Linklater/16): Evocative of collegiate life with fresh-faced cast, timeless while fondly nostalgic of 80s music, hair product and time before cell phones. Before Sunrise, Waking Life quality philosophical, BS’y convos that bond the characters mostly through feeling more than content. Goes down nice and […]

Posted April 3, 2016 by Michelle in Appreciating the past, Pop Movies

Fireworks Wednesday   Leave a comment

Pop Count: Books 21 and Movies 20   Fireworks Wednesday (Farhadi/06): Impressive & entertaining with evocative writing & characters wonderfully realized on screen. Subtle but clear depiction of gender roles in culture and life with universal and specific themes about relationships. Absolutely riveting. The three female leads are especially memorable. I’ve liked the other movies […]

Posted March 26, 2016 by Michelle in Appreciating the past, Pop Movies

Zootopia   Leave a comment

Pop Count: Books 17 and Movies 16    Zootopia (Howard et al/16): Adorable. Strong female (bunny) lead in engaging story about interspecies tolerance. Funny, cute but with texture.     Cool presentation @filmlinc of The Earrings of Madame de selected and presented by The Queen of the Night’s author #AlexanderChee. Referring to what I wrote last […]

Posted March 6, 2016 by Michelle in Appreciating the past, Pop Movies

Farewell to the Ziegfeld!   Leave a comment

Pop Count: Books 6 Movies 9 The beautiful Ziegfeld Theatre had its final show on Thursday night 1/28/16. I didn’t realize it until it was already underway. So the last movie I saw there was Spectre, a fun enough movie as a last movie. I pulled the last pictures I took there. I kept planning […]

Posted January 30, 2016 by Michelle in Appreciating the past, Festival, Pop Culture, Pop Movies