Transformers: Age of Extinction

Optimus Prime as a shiny semi. When on the run, stay inconspicuous.

For some reason I was sure that this movie had already opened last weekend and I missed it. Well, not “missed”, exactly, more like “successfully avoided”. But then here it was, and I decided to risk it… then came within a centimeter of changing my mind when I realized that the run time was 165 minutes. Yes, that’s two hours and 45 minutes. That’s three minutes longer than Avatar, and I barely survived that.
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The Last Airbender

The Last Airbender movie cast versus the animated series cast.

Once there was an animated series called Avatar: The Last Airbender. Thanks to James Cameron, no one can use the name Avatar anymore, so we’re stuck with the subtitle. I haven’t had cable in years, so I didn’t know the series existed myself until I started seeing all this buzz. M. Night Shyamalan likes to keep us all on our toes with his choices of subject, apparently. His last name, in case you’re wondering, is pronounced “sir”, because on the billion to one chance I ever meet him, that’s what I’m going to call him. I hear he gets mad if you mispronounce his name.

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