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Motley Crue burst on to the music scene in the early 1980's and made an immediate impact with their loud, rude, and catchy music. Of course, the skintight pants, huge hair, and makeup also grabbed the public's attention. These guys were all about partying, performing, and shocking as many people as possible, which made them a perfect fit for the decade. Some people at the time might have been surprised to hear that the group lasted roughly 35 years, because it seemed like at least one or two of them might die long before then. (Technically, one did die, but... Read more →

Captain Marvel is the story of a Kree warrior who is part of a war against the Skrulls, a race who can impersonate, down to the DNA level, anyone they see. She is also a woman who can't remember her past, except for various images that come to her in her sleep. The fight against the Skrulls eventually brings her to Earth, circa 1995, where she meets one Nick Fury. From there, while trying to accomplish her mission, she also seeks to figure out who she really is. This is the Marvel Universe's first movie with a woman in a... Read more →

Having successfully avoided even the slightest spoiler, today was the day to head to the movie theater to check out The Avengers: Infinity War, the blockbuster which is dominating the box office. Before we go any further, let me be clear that I am not a hardcore Marvel fan, but I have at least a basic grasp of all of the characters and their backstories. Coming from that perspective, I'll just say this: Oh my god. This movie is insane, it's the fastest 2 hours and 40 minutes you'll spend this year, and it lives up to the hype. A... Read more →

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri is a chaotic, violent, funny, angry, heart-wrenching movie. It's also slightly insane, which makes it an apt film for today's world. Frances McDormand stars as Mildred Hayes, a mother still mourning the brutal rape and murder of her teenage daughter Angela. Seven months have passed, and no arrests have been made. Hayes acts on her frustration by putting up messages on, you guessed it, three billboards, calling out Sheriff Bill Willoughby, played by Woody Harrelson. Sheriff Willoughby is a well-meaning man who is battling his own challenges. One of his professional responsibilities is managing racist... Read more →

The Boston Red Sox had Thursday night off, so it seemed like a good time to see what's been sitting on the DVR. Top of the list? The Accountant, starring Ben Affleck. Ben plays Chris Wolff, a man with a high-functioning form of autism who is, (you guessed it) an accountant for some major bad guys. Somehow his autism makes him both a genius at numbers as well as an elite assassin, so yeah, we've got problems right off the bat. My expectations were low, but I thought there was some potential for an interesting story, and I had a... Read more →

Baby is the best getaway driver in town. Give him his classic iPod so he can listen to music while he's at work, and no one can touch him. He does what he thinks is his last job for a local mob boss named Doc, and then he meets a beautiful woman named Debora. Everything is finally coming together for Baby, until it's not. Fasten your seat belts, Baby Driver is the summer's best ride. Buckle up. (pic via Written and directed by Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World), Baby Driver is... Read more →

Logan is several things. It's, in theory, a comic book movie. However, you don't need to know much, if anything, about the X-Men to appreciate the story. It's a movie with a strong message about tolerance. We should be respecting each other's differences, not seeing them as "mistakes." We are all people, not "things." It's an exceptionally gory action movie. This time, there's no sugar-coating the fact that anyone who loses a fight against the Wolverine is also probably going to lose a limb or their head. The violence is brutal, and the language is coarse right out of the... Read more →

I find January to be a challenging month. It's hard to deal with the fact that my mom's birthday was January 1. Sort of gets the new year off to a bumpy note. Then there's the anniversary of her death on the 25th. Frankly, I'm a little relieved when February 1 arrives. However, the challenge has become more manageable as the years go by, and I think I'm certainly in a better head-space now than I have been in the last few years. Of course, there's no better way to put that theory to the test than go with my... Read more →

I was watching the T.V. simulcast of the popular Toucher & Rich sports talk show as usual at the gym a few weeks ago. (I need a distraction while I'm sitting on the exercise bike for 75 minutes.) I don't remember the context anymore, but for some reason they were discussing the 1980's movie D.C. Cab, starring Mr. T., and Fred Toucher described the movie as "unwatchable," and he dared the audience to see for themselves. Fast forward to one rainy Sunday morning, and challenge accepted. Was Fred right? Read on and see for yourself... The 1980's was a crazy... Read more →

Review: The Focus Group

Sara Benincasa has become a Clearing out the Clutter favorite over the last few years. She's a comedian and author, and she consistently produces material that's a terrific blend of informative, funny, and inappropriate, which we love here at Clutter Headquarters. I recently read her book, Agorafabulous!: Dispatches from my Bedroom, which details her battles with panic disorder and agoraphobia. It's a beautifully honest story. There are parts which are literally laugh out loud funny, and parts that are painfully raw, but it's all inspiring. A few months back, Sara tweeted that she was getting ready to get naked for... Read more →