Which Summer Movies Do You Want To See?

I smell popcorn! It's late spring, and the thundering herd of summer blockbuster movies are lining up to clamor for your attention. All the studios are hoping for a box-office-monster hit, so they're piling on the stars and the special effects to get people's butts off the beach and into the theater seats. Nobody did it better than Steven Spielberg, who basically invented the summer smash hit with "Jaws" in 1975. His movie literally scared people out of the water....more
I want to see Star Trek but I plan to wait a couple more weekends before I see it so I don't ...more

Movie Review: Oz The Great and Powerful (2013)

Directed by: Sam RaimiWritten by: L. Frank Baum, Mitchell Kapner, and David Lindsay-AbaireRated: PGRunning Time: 127 min Cast:James Franco as Oz, The WizardMila Kunis as TheodoraRachel Weisz as Evanora...more

Harmony Korine's "Spring Breakers": Just, Awful [Review]

I went to see Spring Breakers late last night with one of my oldest friends. Written and Directed by Harmony Korine (KIDS) and starring Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez, Ashley Benson, and James Franco, the movie has had people talking since its cast was first announced. Much like everyone else in the theatre, we had a high expectation coming into this film. After all the hype, I was really disappointed in how much it SUCKED. It was a terrible attempt to be an artistic film.  Throughout the whole movie I kept thinking, "Why am I here?”, "I paid for this?", and "What is even going on right now?” ...more

REMEMBERING ROGER EBERT-One up, One Down-by Tracey Jackson

  Apr 07, 2013...more

Nostalgia Machine: On Re-Watching "Girl, Interrupted"

Those of you who are fairly new to my blog may not know this, but on days when I’m not busy kicking the patriarchy square in the nuts or deconstructing inaccurate Facebook memes, I like to indulge in a little bit of nostalgia. Well, maybe a lot of nostalgia. Then I tweet extensively about my my indulgences, and sometimes end up writing about them here.Which is all to say that I re-watched Girl, Interrupted the other night and now I want to talk about it....more
Wow. I hear this. So very interesting. The last paragraph, the whole thing, is gloriously ...more

"The Host"- Better Than "Twilight", But No Standing Ovation

“The Host” is an American science fiction film, adapted from the Stephenie Meyer novel of the same name.  Meyer is also the author of the well-known series, “The Twilight Saga”.  I’ve read all of the “Twilight” books, and like many others, I have to say that the novels were IMMENSLY better than the movies.  I can’t stand Kristen Stewart, and of course she was cast as the main female protagonist....more

A Normal Woman's Guide to the Oscars

It's Oscar Time! Take my excitement for what it is: a mumbled sentence.  My plane ride yesterday + an accidental overdose of Benadryl has left me a trainwreck today.  Ughhhh....Here it is: Your normal girl's guide to the Oscars. I am not an industry insider. I haven't seen all the nominees.  I do not own a designer dress. "Designer" for me means something from The Gap.Here we go:...more

Movie Review: "Flight" (2012)

Written by: John GatisDirected by: Robert ZemeckisRunning Time: 138 minutesRated: RCast:Denzel Washington: Whip WhitakerKelly Reilly: NicoleBruce Greenwood: Charlie AndersonDon Cheadle: Hugh LangJohn Goodman: Harling MaysNadine Valezquez: Katerina Marquez...more

Movie Review: "End of Watch" (2012)

Written by: David AyerDirected by: David AyerRated: RRunning Time: 109 minutes Cast:Jake Gyllenhaal: Officer TaylorMichael Pena: Officer Zavala...more

So much for the date

With it being a Tuesday night and no kids I was thinking it would be so nice to have a half night out and a half night in. So Sonny and I loaded up to head to Cleveland for some delicious Golden Wu and then to Walmart so we could pick up some movies and chocolate. We stopped at my friends house so she could burn me some music since I lost ALL of mine from when my laptop was stolen back in November. ...more