Tag Archives: movies and TV

movie time at the cinemark: ant-man and the wasp

We return to the Cinemark on a hot summer day to see an entirely suitable summer movie: Ant-Man and the Wasp.  This latest outing in the MCU is everything the ponderous and horrible Avengers Infinity War was not: small in … Continue reading

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movie time in iowa city– avengers: infinity war

Not only was it not Movie Time at the Cinemark, it was not even Movie Time in Indiana.  This review comes to you from a showing at  the Marcus Sycamore 12 in Iowa City, Iowa.  (Like all movie theaters except … Continue reading

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the return of the ’70s

If you, like me, actually lived through the 1970s, or if you have an interest in (fascination with?) the culture of that decade, you certainly remember Telly Savalas.  If you don’t, he was a bald actor of Greek extraction who … Continue reading

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movie time at the cinemark: den of thieves

A movie day in January can be a risky endeavor.  You may get a chance to catch a classy Oscar contender if you’re in the mood for that kind of thing, or you may be stuck with a filler flick, … Continue reading

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movie time at the cinemark: the last jedi

Yes, I did get up at 6:30 in the morning to go to the movies.  Circumstances gave us a movie day on the opening day of The Last Jedi, the newest entry in the perpetually ongoing Star Wars series and … Continue reading

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handprint turkey 2017

Ten Things To Do After You Put the Turkey In the Oven on Thanksgiving Day: 1) Sharpen all the knives.  Not just the carving knives, but the little knives and the choppers as well.  You have the sharpening gear out … Continue reading

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movie time (not at the cinemark): thor: ragnarok

Went to see Thor: Ragnarok, the latest outing in the seemingly endless series we call the Marvel Cinematic Universe, last Friday at a theater that was not the Cinemark.  (This reminded me why I prefer to see my movies at … Continue reading

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fifty sketchbook superheroes: number nineteen

King Sheild! The superhero who doesn’t know how to spell!  This was a late night drawing, and yes, the misspelled title is the original one.  I debated for a while after I made the scan, and decided I “ought” to … Continue reading

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movie time at the cinemark: atomic blonde

My moviegoing companion told me, at the end of  Atomic Blonde, that he was expecting an action movie in the James Bond vein, and was surprised by receiving a Cold War spy thriller instead.  This is as good a description … Continue reading

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martin landau

This blog was deeply saddened last night to hear of the passing of Martin Landau, that most elegant of genre (and non genre) actors.  And this blogger is not ashamed to admit that she had a long term crush on … Continue reading

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