The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Aging gracefully is not something we’re all going to be able to accomplish successfully. I like to think that I will eventually be considered wise and thoughtful yet still be able to pepper my conversation with pop culture references that make people nod admiringly and say “Wow, I wish I could quote Kanye West as easily as she does.” (Can you believe he’s actually dating Kim Kardashian?) But there are a few factors that need to be in your favor in order to achieve this: not having dementia helps. Also: cash. Lots and lots of cash. Continue reading

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The Avengers

  Joe Gillis: You’re Norma Desmond. You used to be in silent pictures.You used to be big.
Norma Desmond: I am big. It’s the pictures that got small.
Sunset Boulevard

Sorry, Norma. Not only do most people not remember who you are, but you’re wrong. Pictures don’t get much bigger than this. $441 million global opening weekend, ecstatic reviews from the majority of critics,
several extremely large dudes in tight outfits, and in the words of Ironman, “We have a Hulk.” Continue reading

The Five Year Engagement

I found it extremely odd that 3 out of the last 13 movies I have reviewed have had Jason Segel in them. Jason is a likable goof, but I don’t seek out films that he’s in – I don’t even watch How I Met Your Mother. But it all came clear to me when I discovered Vulture’s very informative Map of the Comedy Zeitgeist that explains the hierarchy of hilarity – study it carefully, as it will keep you abreast of the next wave of funny that will be coming your way. Apparently Paul Rudd will be in all of them, and that is a good thing. Continue reading