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Star Wars – Episode Ewwwwwwww


Before I react to watching “Star Wars: Episode V” for the first time, I’d like to reenact for you a super horrific discovery I had over dinner w/ some work pals mere days before watching “The Empire Strikes Back”…

Coworker #1: “Man, I’m not getting much sleep lately. We’ve got some Jedi Twins living above us.”

Me: “What are Jedi Twins?”

Coworker #1: “Uh….”

Coworker #2: “You know, like Luke and Leia!”

Me: Pausing for a minute to ingest what I’d just heard before proclaiming loudly to the whole restaurant, “Luke and Leia are siblings?!?!” 

Now, I’ve experienced quite a bit of devastation in my life, like that one time I dropped a half-eaten Dilly Bar on the ground a few minutes ago. But you DO NOT KNOW the devastation I felt finding out that the two characters in Star Wars (whom I thought were going to make sweet, little rebel babies together) were in fact, twins. And on top of that, everyone in my immediate surroundings let me go on and on about how cute of a couple they made. Blech!

So (coming back to square one now) here is my reaction to “Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back” in light of this life-altering information:


Huh? What’s that you ask? What about the whole “Luke, I’m your father” thing? Pshhhhhh… Big deal. I KNEW ABOUT THAT ONE ALREADY.

Anywho, here’s to hoping they find out they are siblings soon. Maybe their friends will tell them over dinner.

My official reaction:


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You Betcha!


Anyone who spends more than 5 minutes with me knows that I have a pretty conservative, yet colorful vocabulary. I’ve even been known to throw a feisty “Son of a Biscuit!” after being cut off on the 405. So, when I watched “Fargo” for the first time, I felt like I had met my match in Marge Gunderson.

The contrast of the heinous crimes committed in Fargo, North Dakota and sweet Marge casually stumbling into crime scenes is what made the tone of this movie so confusingly awesome…

ME: “Oh, that’s a body in a wood chipper, but it’s hilarious how serious she is with her pregnant belly stumbling through the snow. Like, is it ok that I’m giggling at this right now?” 

I’d now like to quote some my favorite lines in “Fargo” from Chief Marge Gunderson herself:

1) “Oh my. Where? Yeah? Aw geez. Okay, there in a jif. Real good, then.”


2) Oh for Pete’s sake, he’s fleeing the interview! He’s fleeing the interview!”


3) “And I guess that was your accomplice in the wood chipper.”


4) There’s more to life than a little money, ya know. Don’tcha know that? And here ya are. And it’s a beautiful day. Well. I just don’t understand it.”


5) “Sir, you have no call to get snippy with me, I’m just doing my job here.”


6) Oh, I just think I’m gonna barf… Well, that passed. Now I’m hungry again.”


Thanks for the untimely and awkward laughs, Marge. And in the words of your weird ex-boyfriend:


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