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About emvlovely

Oh, I live in an RV. I write poems, essays and prose. Thanks for reading my blog, good health to you!

“The Karate Kid” (2010): a long and painful cinematic submission hold

(I originally posted this review on my Steemit blog) I checked this movie out of the library, and as a courtesy to future patrons I’m going to scratch angry faces into the DVD with a penknife. I thought “The Karate … Continue reading

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hello friends

how are you this evening? I just wrote a new movie review on a new venue, Steemit. Trying out this new forum for a while, as you can actually make some cryptocurrency through writing and commenting. All best, raggedy shotgun … Continue reading

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“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”: a movie I regret not seeing in the theater

Last night and again today I watched Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter prequel. It was just as good and maybe better ten hours later. What I like most about this movie is its … Continue reading

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bon soir

That plus “c’est la vie” is truly all the French I know, and this despite listening to chattering Quebecoise for three summers running. (Something about “femme la bouche” I heard fairly often, and I think it’s a curse). Regarding raggedy … Continue reading

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adieu

After…six and a half years of (sort of) keeping up this blog, I’m signing off for good.  I deactivated my Facebook account today and will shut down Twitter soon. I’m going to spend less time in front of screens in … Continue reading

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The wanker’s journey: reviewing “Star Wars VII”

warning: full plot disclosure Last night we watched Star Wars VII, on a DVD borrowed from our dear town library. Of all the Star Wars movies I have seen, well, this was one of them. JJ Abrams directed The Force … Continue reading

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Summer’s last camp: reviewing “Queen of Outer Space”

In the service of my craft, I watched this campy movie three times: once before writing the review, once while I was writing it, and then a third time to catch the commentary by Laurie Mitchell (she played the Queen … Continue reading

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“Man on a Ledge”: a movie that should have jumped

  I accidentally ordered this movie from Netflix and paid heavily for my mistake—I meant to order the documentary Man on Wire.  Man on a Ledge came out in 2012, and stars Sam Worthington as, well, a man on a … Continue reading

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another bomb, reviewed for you

  Last night we watched an action movie from 1990, Predator 2. If I had seen the movie in 1990, when I was 10, it might have scared me; in the year 2016, Predator 2 gave me acute cranial pain, … Continue reading

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“Two…thumbs…down!”

Last night I watched White House Down, and a mere 24 hours later the headache it induced is gone. I was led to believe that this would be an action thriller: the DVD cover shot features Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, … Continue reading

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