Pilot Review: Stitchers

Okay, before we go forward I will admit one thing. I know a little bit about neuroscience. And by a little I mean definitely enough to get all of the arguments against this show from a science point of view. So to the mythical followers in my mind that are planning to argue science with me, don’t bother. I get it. We’re good. I still like this show.

I like the cast.

The lead female is attractive in a non-distracting way. She has quirks but in a fresh way. She has some potential for growth and is a great catalyst for plot. Continue reading

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Movie Review: Aloha (2015)

Okay guys, I’m disappointed that y’all didn’t make this movie a success. I assume it wasn’t since I looked at times in my theater for the second weekend and it was gone. I had to travel across town to see it. And I am glad I did.

This movie worked for me. Sure, there were some strange parts but they were strange in a human way not strange in an obvious plot device or stupid thing a director got hung up on way.

The acting was nice. This movie took a group of actors not know for their tight, quality performances and gave us a solid cast.

Bradley Cooper was enjoyable in a way he rarely is. Continue reading

Movie Review: Pitch Perfect 2 (2015)

Who comes to a review and doesn’t expect spoilers…

I found the last movie above average. I was pleased with the music, happy with the acting, and content with the plot. My reaction to the sequel was a more watery version of this.

The music was..okay. It was almost…too pretty. For example, there is a grit to My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark that is missing in this (and every) a cappella version. I guess I shouldn’t have expected music with magic from a movie about a vocal group losing their sound and compensating for boring music with flash. I won’t be buying the soundtrack though. Not even a Disney Channel original star level original song can tempt me to pay real money for heartless, formulaic, flat, pandering music. The movie could have had some good secondary vocal groups, they had at least two Sing-Off darlings guesting, but instead Continue reading