I Ate Some Popocorn: Star Trek: Beyond

Those readers who knew me in my mid-to-late teens and early twenties are probably aware I’m kind of a Trek nerd. (And by “kind of” I mean super-ultra-mecha-nerd.) It was with great enthusiasm that I greeted the first of the Star Trek reboots. I was . . . well, I was underwhelmed. It wasn’t the…

I Had Some Popcorn: Warcraft

Y’all, I was scared walking into this movie. I don’t mind telling you. I was scared because it’s a property I love (go figure, I have a cooking blog called Cooking with Murloc), it’s an origin story for an incredibly lore-rich game (20 years, 4 games with expansions, 20+ books, and comics), a director that…

I Had Some Popcorn: Captain America: Civil War

I walked out of this movie only able to utter the word “Awesome!” and make sound effects. So if that’s not a ringing endorsement I don’t know what is.   There are so many places the story could have gone wrong/ cheesy/ stupid – as seen by Batman vs. Superman. There are actual stakes to…

I Had Some Popcorn: Deadpool

I finally got around to seeing Deadpool. It took me a while because, well, Deadpool’s treatment has been inconsistent. Probably not unexpected given that Rob Liefeld was the creator of the character. Consistency has never been Liefeld’s strong suit (thigh pouches and guns are his strong suit). It was a really good time at the…

I Had Some Popcorn: The Villain

Ever watch a movie and think to yourself “Self, the world must know that this exists!”? I had the privilege of watching one of those movies tonight. If you’ve ever thought to yourself “I wonder what would happen if you crossed a Roadrunner cartoon with Spartacus?” then I’m happy to say that there is an…

I Ate Some Popcorn: Crimson Peak

So, Del Toro’s new movie is out. Crimson Peak is, I think, the distillation of Del Toro as a director. The style, the period, the uneasiness, and that glossy, lush sheen of “not quite real” that covers everything from the sets to the actors. It’s a Grimm’s Fairy Tale vibe all through it. One of…