Category Archives: Movies

Sunday’s Wisdom #218: My Word

“My word, sir, is the ultimate warranty.” – Edward “Blackbeard” Teech, Blackbeard’s Ghost I grew up watching this movie, and out of all the dialogue in it, this single sentence is the one that has most stayed with me through … Continue reading

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Ralph Wrecks the Internet, but Not the Movie

I was asked what movie I had enjoyed most in 2018. I thought for a moment, and the answer came clear. I hadn’t seen Aquaman yet; I had seen little besides the MCU movies, really, and those compete with each … Continue reading

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Mary Poppins Returns… and…?

Mary Poppins Returns is best enjoyed, I think, right on the heels of Mary Poppins, the better for the magic of the latter to make up for the flaws of the former, and for the sequel to enhance the importance … Continue reading

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The Rise of Aquaman

Well, that was a fun ride! And that is my first official comment on Aquaman. Freed from the burden of Snyder’s relentless, joy-sucking need for everything to be DARK and EPIC, the DCEU is getting to be a lot more … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #215: Adventure Ahead

“The greatest adventure is what lies ahead. Today and tomorrow have yet to be said. The chances, the changes, are all yours to make. The mold of your life is in your hands to break.” – From “The Greatest Adventure,” … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #214: Loving Christmas

“It’s true, wherever you find love, it feels like Christmas.” – From “It Feels Like Christmas,” The Muppet Christmas Carol For my favorite holiday of the year, just a few words. The spirit of Christmas is the spirit of love, … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #213: Defending Our Home

“They’re grownups and they’re criminals, but this is my neighborhood and this is my house, and no matter how old they are, no matter how big they are, they can’t beat me here. They can’t beat me at home.” – … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #212: To Be Seen and Heard

“Everyone fights for position. Everybody wants to be seen. And heard.” “I guess so. I’m seen and heard pretty much. But then I get sent to my room a lot, too.” – Maggie & Kevin McCallister, Home Alone 2 In … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #211: Loving Family

“How you feel about your family is a complicated thing… Deep down, you always love them.” – Marley, Home Alone This is just a snippet from a conversation between Marley, a grandfatherly man, and his neighbor Kevin, a young boy. … Continue reading

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That Time I Realized Slimes Can Be Protagonists

The latest anime season started up a few weeks ago, unleashing a bunch of new titles. I haven’t screened all of them just yet, per my one-episode rule, but I’ve made some headway and, by and large, I have not … Continue reading

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