Mutants Among Us

Earl Grey. Hot. Oh, wait. šŸ˜‰ One of my favorite of Patrick Stewart's non-Star Trek roles is that of Charles Xavier in theĀ X-MenĀ franchise, a paen to the marginalized and disenfranchised among us. It's hard to believe the first movie is twenty years old this year. And that it's from a time when the bulk of … Continue reading Mutants Among Us

Watch Closely

Okay, so my regular readers have probably noticed that things have slowed down a bit this month onĀ Taking Up Room. Job stuff and the end-of-the-school-year rat race have gotten in the way, not to mention basically having no Internet for a week, but the current sluggishness is all about to change. For the next ten … Continue reading Watch Closely

Steam Punk Van Helsing

Surprise! Did you know Hugh Jackman was born on October 12? Yep, he was, and it just so happened that he turned fifty this year. This man has quite the resume. Wolverine. Leopold, Duke of Albany. Curly (fromĀ Oklahoma,Ā notĀ The Three Stooges). Jean Valjean. P.T. Barnum. The Easter Bunny. Just to name a very few. Since it’s […]

Taking a Leap

There's one thing that pretty much all time travel films have in common: Gadgetry. Whenever characters hop across time periods, they step into a car, or a phone booth, or turn a dial on a necklace...you get my point. There's always a vehicle by which they travel. It's very few films that have time travel … Continue reading Taking a Leap