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Clutter Goes to the Movies: Birdman

I kind of wish I had seen Birdman with a group, because Jesus, is my head filled with Clutter right now. If only there was somewhere I could clear it out...Hey...wait a second... The previews for Birdman certainly seemed intriguing. Michael Keaton plays an actor named "Riggan Thomson" trying to find "legitimacy" on Broadway after having left a successful comic book movie franchise over 20 years ago. It's not a stretch to picture former Batman star Keaton in this role, and there are several veiled references to his actual past career decisions. Edward Norton (wait, not Burns? No, definitely Norton)... Read more →

Hi everyone, Welcome back! The Xfinity Wifi connection still seems to be working at the Northern Estate, so I thought I'd say hi. As far as I can tell, no one has hacked into my finances yet, so here's hoping that streak continues. Before we go any further, everyone say "Happy Birthday!" to Dad Clutter, who I'm sure is reading this. Ready? Here we go..."HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!" I'm sure he appreciates that very much. Okay, the coffee is ready, so let's get to work. Help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Monday Clutter. It was great... Read more →

I had to go to the RMV to register my car yesterday. The wait was a little longer than my ticket stub estimated, and I had to go back to fill out some paperwork that I didn't think I needed, but all in all, it only took me about 90 minutes to get in and out of there. That's not bad, considering I had pretty much written off the afternoon. I decided to celebrate my early escape by going to the movies, which worked out perfectly because the next showing of The Skeleton Twins was mere minutes away. How was... Read more →

Clutter Goes to the Movies Feedback Time

Hi everyone, I'm still in a bit of denial that it's September. I mean, how can I get excited about the idea of drinking Sam Adams Octoberfest beer when it feels like it's 95 degrees out right now? Okay, that's a trick question, because I don't like Octoberfest beer, but you know what I mean. Anyway, in case you missed it, Clutter took on a new project this summer by branching out into movie reviews. We've only done four so far, but they've been fun, and I expect there will be more in the coming months. If you didn't see... Read more →

Theater: Coolidge Corner Previews: The Trip to Italy No No: A Dockumentary Synopsis: Brendan Gleeson plays a priest named Father James (who has a sweet dog named Bruno) who is told by a confessing parishioner that he will kill Gleeson in a week to avenge the horrific sexual abuse that the parishioner suffered as a child at the hands of another priest. The abusive priest died years ago, and the parishioner thinks it will make a louder statement to kill a good priest instead. Father James then spends the rest of the movie dealing with a number of storms in... Read more →

Hi everyone, Welcome back. How are you? My back's bothering me a little bit this morning, so I'm going to have to do some stretching after we're done here. BDH and Little Buddha wanted me to do that first, but I didn't want to keep you all waiting. They tell me that the coffee is ready, so help yourself to a nice medium iced DD, and let's clear out some Wednesday Clutter. The Boston Red Sox lost 3-2 to the St. Louis Cardinals last night, thanks to an eighth inning rally that was started by A.J. Pierzynski, because of course... Read more →

I had a number of things on my to-do list after getting back from the gym this morning, but zero motivation to do any of them. None of them were all that time-sensitive, so I decided to treat myself to a movie instead. I chose Guardians of the Galaxy mostly because I keep seeing the positive reviews when we're going through the headlines for Clutter. All I really knew about it was that it starred Chris Pratt from Parks and Rec and that pro wrestler Dave Bautista was in the cast. It wasn't exactly what you'd called an "informed decision,"... Read more →

Hi everyone, Welcome back, and a happy Monday to you all. It's a sunny day, and hopefully that's a sign of a good week to come. BDH and Little Buddha are anxious to get moving, so let's jump right in. Help yourself to a nice medium iced DD, and let's clear out some fresh Clutter. I admit that I missed yesterday's Boston Red Sox game because I was down the street watching Monty Python's Flying Circus, but Jon Lester must have been inspired by my aura, because he shut down the Kansas City Royals as the Sox won the game... Read more →

Clutter Goes to the Movies: Monty Python Live (Mostly)

I've been a fan of Monty Python's Flying Circus for almost 30 years now. I can't remember how I originally came across the British comedy troupe, though I feel like it had something to do with an airing on a New Year's Eve on the local PBS station. However it started, I was immediately hooked. I'm pretty sure they were my inspiration for learning how to see VCR timer to record the two episodes WGBH would air each weekend. I didn't fully understand a number of the jokes at the time, but I knew that this absurdist comedy was smarter,... Read more →

Clutter Goes to the Movies: Boyhood

Clutterheads, you know I've struggled to find any movies I wanted to see this summer. Week after week of looking at the Friday listings, hoping something would seem even vaguely appealing, with little success. However, I finally found one, and I checked out Richard Linklater's new movie Boyhood yesterday. Long story short, it was amazing. The movie tells the story of the childhood of a boy named Mason (Ellar Coltraine) as he grows up from ages 6 to 18 years old. His mom (Patricia Arquette) starts off as a single parent who didn't finish college. She goes back to school... Read more →