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February 24, 2018

I know it’ s been a LONG time since I’ve done one of these, but this was worth the time.

Seen at the Lexington Venue Theater:

Phantom Thread  Jedi

“Luke… I drink your milkshake.”

Wait? What? WHAT???

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August 23, 2017

This is currently showing at the Venue in Lexington, MA:

The Big Sick Lady MacBeth

Just a little on the nose don’t you think?

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August 6, 2017

This was up at the Apple Cinema Theater in Cambridge, MA about a month or so back:

Wonder Woman
Captain Underpants

Help me out on this one. Is this a) Microagression/Misogyny, b) Bad Publicity, or c) Porn Movie Title?

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April 2, 2016

This was displayed last week at the Venue Theatre in Lexington, MA

My Big Fat Greek 2
Lady in the Van

Worst. Porn movie title. Ever.

There’s a movie out now called Whiskey Tango Foxtrot. It’s about a journalist’s experience in Afghanistan, which means the title is a cute pun. However I didn’t know this and had to look it up—partly a failure in marketing, but it’s also a failure for those who setup these marquees. Prime example, this was up two weeks ago at the Apple Cinemas in Cambridge, MA:

Star Wars WTF

Spelling the title (even two words) out would make things so much easier.

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February 23, 2016

This would be the saga at the Lexington Venue theater in Lexington MA. A couple of weeks ago they were promoting the next slate of films to come… all on one line.

Big Short Room Danish

I felt they needed to switch Room and Danish, but that’s me.

When the time came, the films were in rotation.

Big Short      Carol
Danish Girl    Room

I think the first line was actually the first rough draft of “Long Tall Sally.” I’m afraid to ask what goes on in the Danish girl room.

This week they changed the order of some of the films.

Big Short   Room

Reminds me of apartment hunting in New York City.

Speaking of short, this was one I missed a few weeks ago at the Apple Cinemas in Cambridge, MA.

I know Kevin Hart is petite, but seriously?? That’s harsh…

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December 23, 2015

Saw this at the Apple Cinemas at Fresh Pond Mall in Cambridge, MA.

Spectre Sisters

Wasn’t that a goth band in the ’80s? Correct me if I’m wrong.

At the same theater:

Alvin and Chip

Way to turn a dumb children’s franchise into a indie buddy flick. It’s not like you’re out of letters guys; finish the word. It becomes even more odd with the movie after it:

Alvin and Chip
The Good Dinosaur

Not sure if that would improve that Pixar film, but it couldn’t hurt.

About a week ago, I forgot about this one at the same theater:

The Martin Creed

To any of my Catholic readers, tell me is this anything like the Nicean Creed or no?

I don’t normally do this, but I didn’t have a place to put it. Saw this on the back of a taxi yesterday heading into Boston:

Satisfaction is our Serv ce

Obviously proofreading isn’t included in that.

Senses Working Overtime

November 23, 2015

While walking home from Sophia’s afterschool program on one of the chillier days this week, there was this conversation:

Sophia: I can smell the frost.
Me: Excuse me?
Sophia: I think I can smell the frost.
Me: How did you manage that?
Sophia: I don’t know. I can just smell when it’s cold.
Me: You don’t need to smell when it’s cold. You can feel it.
Sophia: I know but my nose bothers me when it gets cold.
Me: Mine too, I just don’t believe I can smell the air when that happens.

Luckily we refilled her allergy medicine the other day.

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November 10, 2015

This was up at the Apples Cinema at Cambridge MA:

Last Witch Hunter
Spectre
Paranormal

Does anyone think they’re trying to tell us something something.

This was at the Venue Theater at Lexington MA:

Meet the Patels Martian

I think I remember that sitcom…

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November 5, 2015

A post is a post…

This was seen at the Capitol Theater in Arlington, MA

Burnt Sicario

So is that hitman flambe or blackened hitman? Never sure about the terminology.

This one was up at the Venue in Lexington, MA

Meet the Patels 99 Houses

Which begs the question is there a large Hindu population in Utah.

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September 2, 2015

Two different things seen at Apple Cinemas in Fresh Pond Cambridge, MA. First this:

Compton Hitman

Okay now I absolutely need to see this one. The second one:

Escape Plan Ant Man

Not sure if this is one movie or a critique of the second one.