We Could Be Brothers

We Could Be Brothers So I'll start by telling you what happened and then I'll tell you what I hope you'll do about it. A couple of years ago, our basement flooded. It's not as bad as it sounds; only an inch of water or so, and it didn't even cover the whole basement, and we don't generally keep water-soluble items on the bare floor down there anyway, as a lingering result of some long-since-resolved drainage problems ....more

M. Ovie Reviews: Monsters University

M. Ovie Reviews: Monsters University When James P. Sullivan (John Goodman) shows up at Monsters University, everyone assumes he's destined for greatness because of who he is ....more

M. Ovie Reviews: Man of Steel

M. Ovie Reviews: Man of Steel Some people were nervous about Zack Snyder directing the new Superman movie. I suppose the question was which Zack Snyder it would be: the Zack Snyder who directed 300, a somewhat controversial but generally successful stylistic experiment? ...more

M. Ovie Reviews: Epic and The Purge

M. Ovie Reviews: Epic and The PurgeYou know, if you’re going to name your movie Epic, you’re kind of giving yourself a lot to live up to. But not as much as if you’re setting out to make a gender-neutral animated movie ....more

M. Ovie Reivews: May Movies

M. Ovie Reviews: May MoviesObviously I’m pretty behind on reviewing the movies I saw last month, it now being this month and all. So I figured it would be better to do capsule reviews of what I saw in May in all one post rather than a full review of each of them, which I think we all know was never going to happen anyway. Better partial than never, right?Iron Man 3 ...more

M. Ovie Reviews: Evil Dead

M. Ovie Reviews: Evil Dead (2013) I’ve walked out of three movies in my life. The first was The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, and her Lover. I would have stayed, but at some point Trash had enough and I left with her. Not that I minded much; it never bothered me enough to go back and see the rest ....more

M. Ovie Reviews: Warm Bodies

M. Ovie Reviews: Warm BodiesMan, am I behind on movies this year. I'm also behind on reviewing them. Or, I should say, it. Given all the TV I've been covering for TWoP since January, there hasn't been much time to get out to the theater. I really miss Icees ....more

M. Giant and Trash's VD Playlist

M. Giant and Trash's VD PlaylistThis is the 22nd Valentine's Day that Trash and I have been married. Our plans for the evening include me covering three hours of TV for TWoP and her having a work dinner with her boss before teaching a class. So clearly Valentine's Day isn't a big deal for us ....more

M. Ovie Reviews: 2012

M. Ovie Reviews: 2012 I'm a little behind on my movie blogging, in more ways than one. By this time last year, I'd seen three movies in the theater, as opposed to the current 2013 total of zero (not that Trash hasn't encouraged me to go -- I just haven't felt like it). I never did get around to reviewing any of the movies I saw in the last quarter of 2012 -- or I did, but never got ...more

Uncontrolled Panel

Uncontrolled Panel I was pretty pleased with myself after finishing up the bathroom-paneling project. Not just because it looked pretty good by my own admittedly unprofessional standards, but because I had materials left over. Including one uncut eight-foot-by-four-foot piece of paneling I turned out not to need now. Knowing I could now tie it back onto the roof of my car and drive it back to Home Depot made me feel unaccountably smug.The cure for that feeling turned out ...more