Picoreview: The Blue Beetle

Picoreview: The Blue Beetle – Ted and I both really, really liked Blue Beetle & if you’re doing movies in cinemas these days and like superhero films a tall, we think you should see it ASAP bc here, at least, it’s only got 9 showings a day in the largest cineplex (as opposed to Barbie opening with 36 & Oppenheimer with like 16) & it feels like the studio’s way of making sure it fails, at least partially so they can justify having not released Batgirl, another superhero movie with…

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Poster for Jason Statham's film Operation Fortune, featuring Hugh Grant

Picoreview: Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre

Picoreview: Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre – this was great fun. It *looked* like a movie where Jason Statham got to be funny again, and after his magnificent turn in SPY, I really wanted to see him get a chance to be funny again. He was not AS funny in this as he was in SPY, but he was pretty funny. :) This was kind of like Guy Ritchie said “Okay, fine, I’m not going to get to do a sequel to MAN FROM UNCLE, so I’m just gonna…file some…

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Picoreview: Barbie

Picoreview: Barbie – I went to Barbie yesterday and left emotionally compromised. It was amazing. I had no idea Helen Mirren was narrating, and she’s incredibly funny. Margot Robbie is perfect, America Ferrera made me want to stand up and cheer, and this is the first movie I’ve ever seen that I liked Ryan Gosling in. Also there were so many people in pink at the cinema!!!! Not just women, either! I haven’t seen that many men in pink since the 80s! 💗💞😍💫💞💗❤️💫✨😍😍💞✨🤩🤩💗😍 It was not, tbh, the movie I…

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Picoreview Round-Up

A series of picoreviews for things I’ve watched on streaming lately: The Old Guard: Loved it. Want more. Fave bit: not the Romantic Speech scene, but its aftermath when it cuts back to them. Although the speech itself, and those characters, are wonderful. Solid movie, will watch again v. soon. Warrior Nun: The pacing of the first 3-4 episodes is *terrible*. I feel as if they expected 6 episodes & got 10 and had to Fill The Time. But it evened out, and by the end I definitely wanted more.…

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Picoreview: Cats

Picoreview: Cats: I have seen it twice and have no regrets. Simultaneously, there are an awful lot of things I’d have done differently. I’d have started by not casting Rebel Wilson, or doing *that* with her song. Especially the latter. A great deal could have been forgiven if they’d stuck with the stage show’s method of creating the cockroaches and mice (which is “have the cats dress up as the cockroaches and mice”, which was funny rather than horrifying and mind-bleeding, and as I use those words, I remind you…

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