Category Archives: film

Alien Intelligence

You read that term and what do you think? You know of my hobbies in astronomy and reading science fiction. If you are reading here, and even if you are turned off by one or both, you likely think of … Continue reading

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Project Almanac

I’m a softie for time travel movies above most other science fiction themes. I stumbled upon Project Almanac channel surfing last week on a day off, so I stuck with it. David Raskin, hopefully heading to MIT if the money … Continue reading

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Guess Who’s …

Enjoying this classic film with the fam this morning. The young miss hadn’t seen it. Seems like a good choice for the holiday. The “Get Permanently Lost” scene and Spencer Tracy’s final monologue get a lot of attention. These are … Continue reading

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A Film About Friendship

My wife and I surfed around the great and mighty Amazon the other night and found an enjoyable film that we thought was surprisingly good. At least compared to the dregs that appear on the listings I see there. The wiki-listing is here. … Continue reading

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Love In La La Land

My wife and I indulged in a first-run movie last night. A choir member gifted us with theater tickets and we had a nice experience. I texted my wife and asked her to pick a film. So she chose this … Continue reading

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Peculiar Children On Film

My wife had an interesting justification for wrapping this film and affixing a “Santa” label on it for me. She said it reminded her of when she bought the first Harry Potter book for me at the turn of the … Continue reading

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Mary of Nazareth

Movies often find their way under the Christmas tree at my family’s home. My wife has been looking forward to viewing the Ignatius Press film Mary of Nazareth. The filming, acting, and music are well above average for a film a bit … Continue reading

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Depicting Santa in Modern Movies

I watched the first half of a truly bad Christmas movie last night. Then I went to bed, uninterested in how it turned out. How bad? Santa’s daughter takes her beau to the roof to watch the northern lights. The … Continue reading

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Alice, Loud and Bright

The young miss has a Johnny Depp thing. I don’t get it, but it’s rare for the three of us to get out to the movies, and Alice Through the Looking Glass was in the neighborhood, so … It was … Continue reading

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The Age of Adaline

My wife and I enjoy watching a film together. She leans to mystery and romance. I like science fiction and documentaries. But we certainly can enjoy a really good movie of any genre. The Age of Adaline is almost “really good.” … Continue reading

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Purgatory

My dad used to like westerns. I considered them a sort of purgatory on television. But over the years, I’ve found I can enjoy a good one. I caught this tv movie earlier today and while the premise isn’t totally original, … Continue reading

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Ex Machina

At my wife’s encouragement, I went in on Amazon Prime a few weeks ago. I found this movie I had heard good things about. It’s a moody, intelligent, surprising film that demonstrates very smart people (and a robot) doing very … Continue reading

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Masculinity Crisis?

The Phoenix archdiocese put together an interesting film. Watch it here. Some of my observations: 0.25: More tv than father-son time. That might mean a shift in the time spent by boys from, say, playing with peers. Still, this is … Continue reading

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On Still Alice

Recently I caught the well-regarded film Still Alice. At the risk of offering a significant spoiler, one scene in particular struck me and stayed with me long afterward. The title character is suffering an aggressive loss of her mind with … Continue reading

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Interstellar

The young miss gifted me with Interstellar last Sunday. She didn’t watch it with me and my wife. I’ve been looking forward to this movie for months, and I’ve been scrupulously avoiding any spoilage. I don’t need to give away … Continue reading

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