Movies

9 to 5: Still Sadly Relevant

fonda, parton and tomlin in 9 to 5

9 to 5

Directed By: Colin Higgins

Grade: B+

9 to 5 was my Blind Spot pick for January. Mainly because I wanted to watch something funny and low-key because I’ve had that song in my head off and on since Dumplin’ in December!

The film is about three overworked harassed women (Jane Fonda, Dolly Parton and Lily Tomlin) who attempt to get even with the creep boss whose taking advantage of them played by Dabny Coleman.

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Television

Derry Girls is an Instant Favorite

derry girls

Derry Girls

Created and Written by: Lisa McGee

So I went into Derry Girls on Netflix knowing nothing about it save Netflix thought I’d like it based on previous choices and Twitter thought subtitles might be necessary. I wound up flying through all six episodes in no time! Its one of the funniest most entertaining shows I’ve seen in a while.

And you can totally count me in the obnoxious, “Don’t make me wait all year for season two Netflix!” club.

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Movies

Please Pass the Parachute

Airplane!

Airplane!

Directed By: Jerry Zucker, David Zucker & Jim Abrahams

Grade: D

Airplane! was my Blind Spot pick for July and first of all I want to say that humor is different for everyone. Plus I really did try to think of this movie (like all of them) in the context of its time period (1980)… but at this point I don’t believe I can entirely do that. I also tried to honestly consider if I would have liked this movie better ten years ago.

Probably not.

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Movies

Are You Oscar or Felix? The Odd Couple

the odd couple

The Odd Couple

Directed By: Gene Saks

Grade: A

This was my Blind Spot Series pick for April in which I had one requirement: no romance. Also I wanted to watch it early because my movie going mind is swiftly shifting to exactly one track for the next couple of days!

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Movies

Girls Trip

Girls Trip Title Card

Girls Trip

Directed by: Malcolm D. Lee

Grade: A-

Four old college friends get together for a crazy weekend in New Orleans. Ryan, Lisa, Sasha and Dina haven’t seen each other for a while but are bound and determined to reconnect and have a good time. I was bound and determined to have a laugh and this one worked out well.

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Movies

Thor Ragnarok: Spoilery!

Thor Ragnarok

Thor Ragnarok

Directed By: Taika Waititi

Grade: A-

Thor Ragnarok was one of my most anticipated films of the year. It was kind of a strange one for me though. I liked the movie but I didn’t really appreciate how good it was until that ending. I’ve seen a couple of people say this movie did for Thor what Winter Soldier did for Captain America and that’s really true.

Spoilers below. Though I try to keep it vague…

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