3, 2, 1 ... Lift Off!

Hi there. DD here. Pete’s wife. According to him there’s infinite space on this blog. And he needs a soundtrack expert. What’s my qualification for being a soundtrack expert? Nada. I’d like to think I represent a musically uneducated every-(wo)man. These soundtrack reviews are about what makes me feel good. They are heavily biased. In no particular order. And hopefully make you feel good too. In the interest of bringing good feels, here is my first soundtrack review: Hidden Figures Let me qualify that there is much to say about this movie, its reflection on women who were courageous and historically significant. Who nevertheless persisted and by being Firsts allowed other women to st

Moonrise King of Kong

Since the last post I have seen: The King of Kong (2007), Moonrise Kingdom (2012), Bourne Ultimatum (2007), Smokin' Aces (2012), Looper (2012), Shotgun Stories (2007), Safe House (2012). The King of Kong This doesn't hold up as well because Man vs. Snake tells a similar story (with a few of the same characters) but does it a lot better and with a lot more heart. Noms: none Letterboxd review. Moonrise Kingdom Holds up nicely as a classic Wes Anderson movie. The dialogue is especially good, it feels like a companion piece to The Royal Tennebaums. I might like it more now than when it came out because it sits better with me than Grand Budapest Hotel. Noms: Wes Anderson for directing, Anderson

Seeking a movie from 2007.

In the last week I have gone a little nuts with the movies as my wife has been working nights. I saw: Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012), Skyfall (2012), 3:10 to Yuma (2007), Man with the Iron Fists (2012), Ocean's Thirteen (2007), Sunshine (2007), Atonement (2007), 300 (2007), The Host (2007), and The Amazing Spider-Man (2012). Seeking a Friend for the End of the World Oddly, this batch of movies has a couple of Keira Knightley sightings. She's pretty good in this and Atonement, however I think her comedy work in "Friend" is very natural and fun. This movie is very well written and touched a tone at the end that I didn't expect. It's a happy ending, more happy than bitter-

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