{film} muppets least wanted

We are long-time fans of the Muppets. There was some geekery involved when Jason Segel and company insisted on their return to screen in The Muppets (2011). While amused by the Muppets Most Wanted (2014) trailers, we figured we would watch it when the mood struck. After all the philosophical and action films of late,Continue reading “{film} muppets least wanted”

{television} Mans

Heard rumors BBC comedy drama, Jim Field Smith directed Wrong Mans (2013) was good, and have had it queued to watch. Don’t put off the Mathew Baynton and James Corden created/written show (available on HULU) like we did. Especially if you could use a bit of post-holiday pick-me-up. It all begins by answering someone else’sContinue reading “{television} Mans”

{book} love

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion Simon & Schuster, 2013. Hardcover, 295 pages. for the older crowd. I told Sean that I’ve seen nothing but “Must Read” attached to Graeme Simsion’s The Rosie Project  as I held up the bright red book. It appeared on a crazy number of “Best of” lists as 2013 wasContinue reading “{book} love”

{film} the world’s end

Top 5 Reasons to visit The World’s End (2013) …seriously, don’t crawl getting there. Run! and maybe hurdle a few objects along the way. 1: You love Shaun of the Dead (2004) and Hot Fuzz (2007). I use the present tense on purpose because you watch them at least once a year. You know thatContinue reading “{film} the world’s end”

{film} a hitchcock & a comédie romantique

Film studies like my Literature courses taught me a very important truth: just because I need to view/read a classic or iconic piece does not mean I will enjoy it—or even get it (without certain contexts, and even then). The most liberating assertion was that I didn’t even have to like it, I just hadContinue reading “{film} a hitchcock & a comédie romantique”

{book} the secret of the fortune wookiee

Tom Angleberger is a household favorite. [After borrowing it from the Library, Natalya insisted on owning Fake Mustache —review pending, but know she has read it and referenced it often.] I think Origami Yoda is brilliant and was pleased at how well Darth Paper followed suit. Needless to say, The Secret of the Fortune WookieeContinue reading “{book} the secret of the fortune wookiee”

{book} adams’ hitchhiker’s guide

{“A Suprised Looking Whale and Bowl of Petunias” by Jonathan Burton} The daughter is stopping in to share: The inaccurately named Hitchhiker’s Trilogy. I find it flabbergasting that one can lay in a field in Innsbruck, Austria, in 1971, being faintly drunk and having a horrible day overall, and brilliantly (though slightly deliriously) come upContinue reading “{book} adams’ hitchhiker’s guide”

{film} arahan

After watching Lockout (2012) and Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (2011), Sean and I decided we could do with a few more action films tinged with silliness. This led us to The Warrior’s Way (2010), which I can’t decide if it is more weird than silly. With a bit more browsing on Netflix the following eveningContinue reading “{film} arahan”

{book} the great wall of lucy wu

The Great Wall of Lucy Wu by Wendy Wan-Long Shang was a juvenile fiction darling in 2011, and I think it still is in 2012. The local Library finally managed a copy and while I was eager to read it, to see what all the fuss was about, I was also skeptical. Why I amContinue reading “{book} the great wall of lucy wu”

{film} The Muppets

Just when I thought The Muppets (2011) was more conservative in its message than I had expected it to be, I was corrected by none other than Fox Business Network. Ah, yes, the anti-corporate and anti-oil messages. How un-American!—yes, I rolled my eyes while typing that, and re-reading it. I had come across the video ofContinue reading “{film} The Muppets”