Lily Tomlin

Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse (2018)

Into the Spiderverse

Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse (2018)

Director:

Bob Persichetti

Peter Ramsey

Rodney Rothman

Starring:

Shameik Moore

Jake Johnson

Hailee Steinfeld

Mahershala Ali

Lily Tomlin

John Mulaney

Chris Pine

Nicholas Cage

Kimiko Glenn

Katheryn Hahn

Plot:

Teen Miles Morales becomes Spider-Man of his reality, crossing his path with five counterparts from other dimensions to stop a threat for all realities.

Review:

I was told by the entire world to watch this movie, which I’m grateful for because I had not even heard of it until my Twitter blew up about it and suddenly people who couldn’t agree on anything were agreeing this movie was amazing.

Sadly, I had to wait until Red Box got it, but then I ended up buying it immediately because damnit, it is just that good.

Miles Morales, Shameik Moore, is a teenager just starting a new preppy school and life kind of sucks right now in an angsty teenage way. Then, when he’s getting his groove back, a spider bites him and his super powered existence begins.

Just when things are starting to look up, the original Spider-Man is going to teach him everything he needs to know, things again get shaken up, and he’s all on his own. His father has made it clear that he’s not a Spider-Man fan, but I truly believe if Miles had gone to him it would have been alright. He was clearly a supportive father that loved his son deeply, though, he probably wouldn’t have let him participate in the whole multiverse thing.

I bet if he’d told his dad his dad would have insisted he go and do the thingie that had to be done with the goober and he would have died instead of who died and we still would have had a Spider-Man origin story, but damn this one was SO much better than that.

Anyway, I love that Miles has a loving and supportive mother and father. I do wonder if his dad figured out who he was there at the end. Lily Tomlin as Aunt May is something I had no idea the world needed until now and I hope she is in future movies because she was great.

Have I mentioned the art? Holy fucking shit it was incredible. It was mind boggling good. I don’t think I’ve ever seen something that looked so amazing, definitely not a full length movie. It was just…hold on I need to go watch it again.

If you haven’t seen Into the Spiderverse for whatever reason, watch it. It deserved every award it received, it deserved all the hype, it was so.good.

5/5

9 to 5 (1980)


9 to 5 (1980)

Director:

Collin Higgins

Starring:

Dolly Parton

Lily Tomlin

Jane Fonda

Plot:

Three female employees of a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot find a way to turn the tables on him.

Review:

This movie made me mad, then sad, then mad all over again. Dolly Parton, Lily Tomlin, and Jane Fonda are amazing women. Seeing them all together was so great.

Dolly Parton is a secretary for a sexist, bigoted, pig that doesn’t deserve his job and is a walking, talking sexual harassment case. He tells everyone that he’s sleeping with her, even though she is very happily married. She has some of the best lines in the movie.

Lily Tomlin knows everything about the company and keeps everything working dispite the bosses best efforts. She’s a single mom, has put in all kinds of time, and keeps getting passed up for a promotion, passed up by people that she’s trained. It’s infuriating.

Jane Fonda is a recent divorce who gets her first job and discovers that her ex-husband was not the only asshole man out there.

They bond over their horrible boss, there are some hijinks, and then they kind of win. They get eighty percent of a win. Which is bittersweet and really drives home the reality of what women have to put up with. We can’t even get the win in a movie.

Their boss gets recognition for all the shit they did, a bonus, and a promotion. A promotion to Brazil, which he doesn’t want, but his wife loves him even more and he’s getting recognition and money. Lily Tomlin finally gets the job that was owed her. Dolly Parton quits and becomes a country music star, and Jane Fonda gets married to a better man.

It was depressing.

4/5

Grace & Frankie (2015-?)

Grace-and-Frankie

Grace & Frankie (2015-?)

Network:

Netflix

Starring:

Jane Fonda

Lily Tomlin

Martin Sheen

Sam Waterston

Plot:

A pair of rivals find out their husbands want to run off with each other.

Review:

There is something so refreshing about this show. It’s not too serious but it’s not too funny, it’s perfect. I felt so bad for Lily Tomlin’s character, she loved her husband, they had a good life, and then he cheats on her for twenty years.

I watched past the pilot and I liked the fact that the guys didn’t get completely off for cheating even though it was with other men.

Really liked the show and I’ve already binge watched most of it.

4/5

Admission (2013)

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Director:

Paul Weitz

Starring:

Tina Fey

Paul Rudd

Plot:

A Princeton admissions officer who is up for a major promotion takes a professional risk after she meets a college-bound alternative school kid who just might be the son she gave up years ago in a secret adoption.

Review:

This was supposed to be a comedy, or at least that’s what I thought. It had Paul Rudd and Tina Fey they’re comedians surely they’d be funny in a movie together. Nope. The funniest person was Lily Tomlin and she was barely in the movie. I didn’t hate the movie which is the only reason it’s not getting one star. It was not a movie I would recommend and it was completely unremarkable.

2/5