Nim’s (almost awesome) Island

I just saw Nim’s Island tonight (I seem to be on a movies-aimed-at-children kick), and oh man, it was so close to truly awesome. The lead character, Nim, is fantastic. She’s daring and creative and very capable, but also very much a kid. When her father goes missing during a bad storm, she handily repairs […]

A Brief Review of The Spiderwick Chronicles

I saw The Spiderwick Chronicles this week, and I was really impressed. I haven’t read the source material and can’t say how the film stacks up against the books, but on its own  Spiderwick Chronicles has a great deal of awesome. First of all, it’s a fun fantasy story with coherent internal logic, sympathetic characters […]

What These People Need is a Honky… Taco

I live in the Southwestern US, and I have the requisite mild distaste for Taco Bell. There are lots of places around here that serve much better tacos, some of which even offer drive-through convenience. But though I am not a Taco Bell customer with any kind of regularity, I have for some time enjoyed […]

Kyle XY – More Awesome Than Not

I do this thing, when I find a show I like, where I obsessively watch all of the episodes I can get my hands on back-to-back. And while I’m doing that (and usually finishing up some rad knitting project – multitasking for the win!), I do this other thing where I keep a tally in […]

I Read the Internets – 12/8/07

I am the most neglectful reader evar, right? Or at least, the most neglectful sharer. I have actually been reading the internets all this time, and saving up the links for that wonderful day when I could sit down and share them all with you… But then Anna did a super-amazing job with her edition […]

Beowulf: Better Than I Believed it’d Be

I went and saw Beowulf today (in 3D, zomg! More movies should jump out of the screen at you and try to poke you in the face, for serious). Now, here’s the thing – I am a big fan of the poem. I am of Scandinavian descent myself (though the poem itself is not, the […]