I love animation. Almost all kinds of animation. I loved animation before it was cool. I consider a hot date to be the latest Disney or Pixar film, and always have. I go to animated movies whether I have a child with me or not, because I love the medium and I love the movies made for the medium. On the other hand, I hate 3-D. Almost always. So, I was a little wary, seeing as I was going to the 3-D screening of Despicable Me 2. [Read more…]
I am not a huge Star Trek fan. My grandmother was the original Trekker and she loved, nay adored, Star Trek in all its forms. I think they’re merely okay. I like them just fine, but I don’t care about “canon” on this series. Who did what to whom in which of the many versions and iterations of Trek means pretty much nada to me. I care about being entertained. And while I had a couple little niggles about J.J. Abram’s Star Trek reboot, overall I thought it was awesome. [Read more…]
To paraphrase my friend Marsheila Rockwell, who saw this premiere with me: If you want to see a great Joss Whedon movie, go see Serenity. If you want to see a great version of Much Ado About Nothing, get the Kenneth Branagh version. If, however, you want to see Joss’ palatial home and estate, then this is the movie for you. [Read more…]
I realized that while it’s once again time to make a stand, I don’t actually have to defend anything.
The mere fact that these men are making women around the globe feel that we have to defend our right to write in whatever genres we want is the real crime. And it’s both ironic and insulting. [Read more…]
Happy New Year! Or, as I like to think of it, Nerd Year. Yeah, I’m a total nerd, married to a total nerd, who raised a total nerd. We are out and proud, baby. And, as The Avengers has taught us, we are legion.
Everyone does Christmas and gift lists, but honestly, if you don’t have The Avengers already (or Firefly, or Dr. Who, etc.), or didn’t buy it for the nerd in your life, you need a lot more help than any column I can write will provide. [Read more…]