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The End

Sunday, January 3rd, 2016 by Dawn Summers

Football season gets shorter every year. Whilst baseball season lasts till October. It’s crazy.

I can’t believe I didn’t blog the Patriots winning the Super Bowl and the Mets going to the World Series. 2015 was bananas, let me tell you something.

Yes, please!

Saturday, January 2nd, 2016 by Dawn Summers

I finished Amy Poehler’s autobiography yesterday. I alternated between violently hating it and desperately wanting everyone in the world to read it. It’s better than Tina Fey’s Bossypants. She seems cool, but there’s a whole chapter about going to Haiti that seemed… i dunno…pretentious? But she admits as much, adding “who the fuck cares why people help, just hope they do.” And well, that’s true too.

Happy 2016

Friday, January 1st, 2016 by Dawn Summers

Jesus Christ. It’s 2016. I can’t believe it’s 2016. Honestly, I have been in a state of light amazement every year since 2000. I mean, TWO THOUSAND! And then 2001! That was a WHOLE movie!


My God.

Well, anyway, hear we are. Or, I am, anyway. I can’t imagine, I have any readers left. Which is fine. It was a rude awakening the day I discovered my blog wasn’t the adored, charming offering to the world, I had intended it. It made me feel badly, which in turn annoyed me, because there is so much to feel badly about in the world everyday that for my blog to turn on me as well, seemed, unfair.

Unfair, indeed.

But now, all those people and problems are gone. Maybe they’re dead, I wouldn’t know, I quit Facebook too, for similar reasons.

I am free now. And it’s 2016.

I’m obsessed with Passenger

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014 by Dawn Summers

Passenger – The Wrong Direction – Official video

Happy Birthday to me…

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014 by Dawn Summers

…the rooting tootingiest slack blogger!

April movie reviews

Friday, April 11th, 2014 by Dawn Summers

I’ve been writing monthly movie reviews for too long, I’m literally cycling through old titles now…but here we go!


This movie is a modern day update of the Pride and Prejudice story. Homely spinster (eyeroll) Kerri Russell is all thirty and unmarried, so she spends her life savings to go to “Austenland,” a live action reenactment of Jane Austen’s ubiquitous love story. It’s okay.

At Middleton

Um… the lady from the Bates Motel TV show and Andy Garcia are polar opposites taking their teens on a campus visit to Middleton. She drives him crazy with her interrupting and he makes her nuts with his uptightness! Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. Meh. It’s okay.

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

Um… that guy from the Office and Steve Buscemi are partners in a Las Vegas magic show, but after ten years together, and a hot new magic act, Jim Carrey, breathing down their necks, they try to shake things up, but it all falls apart and James Gandolfini fires them. It’s okay.

For a Good Time, Call
UGH. I have this “no live action movie under 90 minutes is any good” rule. This piece of garbage is 84 minutes. It’s hot garbage. Two women — one a bootleg Bette Midler– start a sex hotline together. Are there even still sex hotlines out there? So DUMB.

Save the Date

Hmm…I cannot remember what this movie is about…OH. Two sisters are planning the older sister’s wedding. She is uptight, younger sister is flighty. Hinjinks, as they say, ensue. It was good.

The Sessions

This movie is about a handicapped man hiring a sex counselor to teach him how to have sex even though he’s paralyzed from the neck down. I have no idea why I rented this, but I did…and I watched it and it was exactly what it said it would be. His confidante through the whole process is a roman catholic priest, so I didn’t like that, as, well…I don’t think a roman catholic priest would do such a thing.


Um… I don’t know why crack is making this big comeback in stories about middle class white people, but here we are. This movie is about a young couple who go out and get loaded every night, but when the woman half of the couple yarfs in front of her kindergarten class and has to fake being pregnant to explain away her party foul, she decides to go to AA and clean up her act. Also, she smokes crack.

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
I didn’t learn much about apartheid or Nelson Mandela from this movie– which is odd considering it’s asposed to be about Nelson Mandela’s long walk to freedom from *apartheid.* I was fascinated, though, by the character of Winnie Mandela. First off, she is portrayed as an aggressor, both in the courtship AND in the “struggle.” Also, the make up people do not age her *at all* until the very last scene after Nelson has left her. I think we’re supposed to ”
feel sorry for her” but I mostly felt ashamed of the men around her who couldn’t support her. I don’t know the real life story of how she ended up jailed for corruption and whatnot, but I’m suddenly much more interested in the “Winnie Mandela: Long Walk to Vilification” story.


I’ve seen this movie like ten times (and I saw the off broadway show when I was a kid.) I love it. Everyone should see it. I learn new things about apartheid every time I watch it. Great movie. PLUS: SINGING AND DANCING!

Total Recall

I watched the original, with the former Governor of California, a couple of years ago (oh, not with him, starring him. I have never met the former Governor, nor been alone with him, I won’t be taking any more questions, this press conference is OVER.) and I fell asleep. I don’t know why I rented the remake cause I also fell asleep during it. Total Recall is just a boring premise for a movie.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

I think I’m officially too old for these “coming of age” movies about tortured high schoolers. Oh, no one will sit with me in the lunchroom, ehrmagosh my paper is like totally due TOMORROW, AAHH THE SATs. Eyeroll. I’m sorry, I don’t care. Lawn comma get off of my.

The Kings of Summer

Eh. Three boys decide to run away from home and build a house for themselves in the woods. Then a girl comes between them and ruins everything. Chicks are the worst, amirite? Yawn.


Two boys run away from home and find a boat in a tree and then discover a convict has been hiding out in it. So, OF COURSE, they decide to help him. Double Yawn. Hmmm… all these horrible movies are about white boys. Why is that? Why are white boys always running away and why is Hollywood always writing movies about sad lonely white American boys and how hard life is for them? TUH. Lemmee go rewatch Sarafina.

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House of Cards

Thursday, March 27th, 2014 by Dawn Summers


There was a whole discussion in my comments section and I TOTALLY missed it, so now I’m going to write a post about it.

House of Cards. Hmmm I binge watched both seasons on Valentine’s Day weekend on consecutive years.

Oh wait… I guess I don’t want to spoiler anything. So I’ll move my thoughts to the comment section.


Tuesday, February 4th, 2014 by Dawn Summers

And now my header disappeared again! *throws all the throwable things*

Grrr arrrgghhh

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014 by Dawn Summers

Spommers are the worst. I’m voting for the first political party to add cyberterrorism to the list of capital offenses. I swear I’ve been trying to revive my blog. But every time I try to post, wordpress is under attack. All hail and gratitude to Mary and her elves for getting me through the worst of it AND letting me know that I can ask my host people to fix things. They’ve been most helpful these past few days. Wow. This might be the least interesting thing I’ve ever written. I think I gotta post some nudes of the True Blood cast to make up for it. smiley face

Technical Difficulties

Monday, January 27th, 2014 by Dawn Summers

I had a whole 2014 blog resurgence plan, but WordPress is not cooperating. I try to login, but all I see I a stupid white box and it won’t let me do anything. Cry. 
I’ve got my friends looking into a fix, but may have to hire a wordpress guru and just fix everything wrong with this blog at once. Anyone have any recommendations on how to find one? On a lower lower middle class salary!