Archive for the ‘Movies’ Category

January 2, 2017 0

2016: Most Memorable Movie Outings

By in Friends & Family, Movies

I saw exactly 100 films during 2016. That’s double my self-imposed limit of 4 per month (oops), way more than my mother (“I don’t think I saw 4 movies this entire YEAR!”), and way less than my film-critic boyfriend (who watched more than 300). While I certainly have personal favorites from those— including the usual “Best Films of […]

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August 9, 2016 0

The new Pete’s Dragon: wonderfully for kids

By in Movies

A lot of reviews (from critics or otherwise) like to talk about whether or not a movie “held a child’s attention.” I completely understand the idea, but there are also SO MANY factors involved: parenting, pacing, other in-theater distractions, what they just ate, what they’re in the mood for, what other movies they’ve seen, how […]

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January 19, 2016 0

Oscar Music Nominees 2015

By in Mix CDs, Movies, Soundtracks

It’s that time again! Check out this year’s Oscar Nominees in the Best Original Score and Best Original Song categories with my annual mix! I’ve selected roughly 11 minutes from each of the scores, so that in less than an hour you can get a taste of all five nominees, and also check out all […]

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January 14, 2016 0

Adam’s “Best Movies of the Year” 2015

By in Friends & Family, Movies

Adam’s “Best Movies of the Year” list is in this week’s CITY Newspaper. He saw SO MUCH stuff this year (seriously: over 300 films) and he gave this TONS and TONS of late-night, compare-and-contrast thought. Read it at: As a lover of movies in all genres, he tries very hard to leave baggage at […]

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June 23, 2015 0

James Horner and Casper’s melody of death

By in Movies, Soundtracks

Casper is the film that gave me a multifaceted view on death. I’d certainly thought about death before Brad Silberling’s 1995 film — like everyone else, I’d experienced the loss of pets and relatives — but I hadn’t actively tried to comprehend what dying meant. It was something sad that happened, but it was part of life’s cycle: people were here, and then they weren’t. […]

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February 27, 2012 4

84th Oscar Thoughts

By in Movies, Soundtracks, TV

Adam & I stayed home to watch this year, just the two of us and a warm bowl of delicious, delicious poutine (thanks Rachel, for the ‘curds!). I’ve been wildly indifferent on this year’s films (and thus, Oscar nominees) overall, so my heart wasn’t in it for the flicks, for once. Here are my stray […]

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October 20, 2010 0

ImageOut 18: Second Weekend

By in Movies, Photopalooza, Rochester, Roundups, Work

The closing weekend of ImageOut was amazing: insanely fun and jam-packed! I can’t believe we fit so much in, especially amidst all the films! After our film on Thursday night, Adam and I headed to Jay’s Diner for late-night food, only to run into Michael Gamilla and director Keith Hartman (“You Should Meet My Son”) […]

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October 11, 2010 0

ImageOut 18: First Weekend

By in Movies, Photopalooza, Rochester, Work

ImageOut’s opening weekend was really great this year: talking with friends I haven’t seen in a year, taking a lot of photos of patrons and guests, and seeing some VERY good movies! “Undertow,” in particular, was a truly wonderful film that’s gonna stick with me for awhile. It’s been a bit of a whirlwind, but […]

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March 27, 2010 4

Here be Training of Dragons

By in Movies, Soundtracks

(SPOILER-FREE) All four of us at MAMA’s House ventured out to an advance screening of “How to Train Your Dragon” last Saturday morning, with few to no expectations. I like me some animation, but I wasn’t enthralled by the trailers I’d seen beforehand. And maybe that was for the best, because the movie turned out […]

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February 24, 2010 0

Six Years of Quality Cinema

By in Movies

It’s a new decade, and I’m feeling both optimistic and goal-oriented on completing lots of loose ends in my life. Some are large (catch up on processing photos from the last several years), some are self-help (go to the dentist), and some are simply small silly things, like finish writing several “best of the year” […]

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