Archive for the ‘Movies’ Category

There has been a lot of grumbling about the title of the second installment of J.J. Abram’s reboot of the beloved universe created by Gene Rodenberry. I thoroughly enjoyed the first film (though I may have yelled out “Not Vulcan! Think of the pointed-eared babies.”), the title of the new one is worrying. Well like […]


Last week I re-watched Apollo 13 with my friend who had never seen it. When Apollo 13 came out in 1995, my parents were happy to take their daughter to see it in the theater. I mean when I was still writing letters to Santa Claus, one of the things I wanted more than anything* […]


The trailer for Iron Man 3 premiered today, and I have to say, from frame one it already feels like it has exceeded the first two films. This initial trailer looks amazing and very grim. Tony seems to be coming to head with his mortality, which has definitely quieted his once-cocky and self assured demeanor. His nemesis this […]


My partner in crime an I just finished up War Horse, which is a fantastic film. Not only is it beautifully shot and scored, there is some brilliantly executed visual cues in the film that makes it a stand-out World War I film. This movie does not have the gore of Saving Private Ryan – which I must […]


It should come as no surprise to the unsuspecting reader that as women of science, and indeed literature, my lab partner and I have already partaken in the ultimate cinematic experience of 2012.  I am, of course, talking about The Avengers.  Written and directed by Joss Whedon, a hero among nerdy television viewers across the globe, this is a viewing experience that can only […]