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Oh, my-my. Oh, hell yes.

Two summer movies based on graphic novels, and one life-consuming video game. Got to put on that party dress, y’all. Sin City: A Dame To Kill For The original movie came out in 2005. Feel old with me. Nine years is sufficient time for the memory of most films to fade into misty fondness along…

Might also need this stitched on a pillow.

Chronic Curmudgeon

First of all, here’s what I’m not saying: I am not saying that there is no benefit to the masses of websites and blogs full of first-hand accounts about lupus and other chronic illnesses, or the teeming sea of Facebook pages and Pinterest memes, or the small army of community discussion forums about being sick that are full…

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Things That Make Ya Go SQUEE

NBC has developed a new technology. Somehow, they’re reading the back of my mind and finding all the things that I didn’t even know I wanted very, very badly, and they’re turning them into TV shows. Constantine Ya know what? I loved the movie. There, I said it. It’s a movie starring Keanu Reeves and I…

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Instead of Writing, v.2

Springtime is insane in this house. From March to May, we’re running a marathon of birthday parties and sugar-fueled shenanigans, dashing madly from one event to the next, pausing only to allow our sucrose-singed flesh to briefly collapse before staggering upright, wiping the buttercream crust from our faces and doing it all over again. It’s possible…

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If Only Wishing Made It So

I think it’s long been a tendency of audiences to see only the best in very bad characters. They’ll forgive or even completely overlook wretched behavior simply because they like the character; spin up ever more fanciful excuses for reprehensible acts because no character who made them fall in love could possibly be that terrible. Good writers…

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Makes My Nerdy Little Heart Smile

It’s Batman’s 75th anniversary, y’all. The creator of Batman: The Animated Series, Bruce Timm, has made 30s-noir style short film to celebrate. Too short. Guess I’ll have to go back and re-watch the whole Animated Series. OH DARN.