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Beauty and the Beast and more   Leave a comment

Pop count: 15 Books 16 Movies Beauty and the Beast (Condon/17): As a fan of the 1991 animated version, I had high hopes for this version. The casting seemed delightful. I was thoroughly pleased with the live action rendition.  Your Name (Shinkai/16): My family loved this animated movie and saw it before me so I […]

Posted May 21, 2017 by Michelle in Pop Movies

La La Land and I Am Not Your Negro   Leave a comment

Pop count: Books 5 and Movies 10 I had a funny double header right before the Oscars last month. I am just catching up here. La La Land (Chazelle/16): I loved Whiplash so I was looking forward to La La Land. Then I kept putting off seeing it and then heard extreme reactions from family […]

Posted March 20, 2017 by Michelle in Pop Movies

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

The Salesman   Leave a comment

Pop count: Books 1 and Movies 5 The Salesman (Farhadi/2016): Fireworks Wednesday (Farhadi/2006) which had a theater run last year impressed me. Iranian writer-director Asghar Farhadi has proven his talent to distill meaningful, cultural yet universal issues of lives of women, relationship expectations between partners, family members and friends through his body of work to […]

Posted January 29, 2017 by Michelle in Pop Movies

Gleason   Leave a comment

Pop count back to zero for 2017. Pop count: Books 1 and Movies 1 Gleason (Tweel/16): Well-worth seeing. Fascinating, touching, impressively personal and revealing documentary about living through and with the gifts, obstacles and challenges of a family’s remarkable existence as a unit and as individuals. Director #ClayTweel introducing #Gleason @filmlinc last night (1/3/17) #stevegleason […]

Posted January 9, 2017 by Michelle in Pop Movies