Oculus: Or Why I Was Right to be Scared of Mirrors

Official Synopsis: A brother and sister reunite 11 years after a tragedy in order to destroy the evil mirror responsible for the death of their parents.

Snap Synopsis: HAUNTED MIRROR. NOPE.

“OH SHIT!” Moments: Lost track. Just never buy antiques or peer into a mirror ever again. Read More Oculus: Or Why I Was Right to be Scared of Mirrors

Movie Review: The Butler

This weekend, my mom and I went to see The Butler because it was her birthday and also because she loves Oprah. Full disclosure, we saw the movie on a Saturday night with popcorn and Diet Coke for under $20, because Mom is something of a local celebrity with the early 20s, late teens crowd, having been a substitute teacher who most of them have known since kindergarten. So the experience is colored rosily regardless, because you never get to see a movie that cheap on Saturday. Read More Movie Review: The Butler

The Problems with “Mama”

I honestly think that the Number One thing that keeps me from enjoying horror films is my unavoidable and completely sincere tendency to view anything and everything through a feminist lens. Well, that, and glaring plot holes. Read More The Problems with “Mama”

Movie Review: Melancholia, Melancholy, and Gynophobia

When the title card of von Trier’s Melancholia appears, you know that two hours later the world is going to end. This isn’t a spoiler: the whole point of the movie is that we know the world’s going to end. We feel the end of the world approaching almost as palpably as the characters feel the approaching planet sucking away their breath. But von Trier’s film isn’t about the end of the world, a statement so obvious that it almost disguises the film’s complexly layered structure. Read More Movie Review: Melancholia, Melancholy, and Gynophobia

When In Rome

Here is the premise of this ludicrous disaster of a rom-com: magic coins make men fall in love with Kristen Bell, because clearly such an ugly and unaccomplished person as Kristen Bell can only find dates if magical foreign spells intervene. Clearly. CLEARLY. Read More When In Rome

Hello Kitty’s Film Recommendations: APA Heritage Month

Because it’s Asian Pacific Heritage month, and because I’m a film fanatic, here is a list, far from complete and a bit dated, of films I’ve viewed involving Asian Pacific culture. Read More Hello Kitty’s Film Recommendations: APA Heritage Month

I Get By With a Little Help From My Friends – Bridesmaids Review

“Why can’t you just be happy for me, and then go home and talk about me behind your back like a normal person?”
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Movie Review: The Joneses

I should know better than to watch a movie Daniel Carlson at Pajiba tells me is terrible. He’s never steered me wrong yet. The idea of The Joneses was so intriguing, however, I threw caution to the wind and watched it on Netflix instant. I want my 95 minutes back. Read More Movie Review: The Joneses