Black Mass: Johnny Depp’s creepy comeback

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Yikes. Is this really the first full review I’ve done since mid-July? I’ve been doing a lot of Duets lately, which are great, but it’s nice to take some time to really break down a movie every now and then. Since this one might be getting one or two Oscar nods (at least that’s my guess), it seems worthy of the full-review treatment. Continue reading

Into the Woods: a magical, musical, praiseworthy adaptation

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Fair warning: this review is likely to be a little biased. Why? Because this is quite possibly my favorite musical of all time. Some of you may already know this, but I was a bit of a theatre geek growing up. A good chunk of my middle and high school years involved spending time in the auditorium after school, running lines and singing songs and trying to make theatrical magic. Continue reading

NOOOOvember 2013: A Tim Burton Remake Double Feature!

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Hey there, friends! So you’ve gobbled your turkey dinners and you’ve bludgeoned strangers for bargain items at various Black Friday sales. What now? How about some disappointment?! That’s right–it’s time for another NOOOOvember film review! Actually you’re in for a treat because this time you get two reviews for the mere viewing of one post! It’s Black Friday, so I feel I have to offer up some kind of deal, too.  Continue reading