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One of the most decorated shows for Emmy nominations is White Lotus. As it is my mission to watch all of the Emmy nominated shows I decided to start here. I have heard some mixed reviews (I mean what else is the internet for?), but I already love the casting and I am intrigued by the idea. So I am going to power through both seasons of the show, so here we go with my first watch of White Lotus.
Ranking Disney Sequels
Okay so a lot of Disney animated sequels were straight to DVD experiences and significantly less effort was put into them. However some of them are great nostalgic watches and have incredible music (which is how I judge all disney movies anyway). So here we go. I am going to rank all of Disney’s animated sequels from worst to best.
Ranking Disney's Live Actions
Disney is insistent on making literally all of their movies live actions, and so far that has not worked out real well. Very few of these adaptations have actually been good but here we are going to rank all of the worst to best.
Rom Coms were once a wildly popular genre and though they are fewer and farther between now they still are easy, comfortable watches for many. Rom Coms, or romantic comedies are at their core love stories. Essentially in order for the movie to be considered a romantic comedy it needs to be more funny than emotional and the entirety of it needs to hinge on the love story, meaning that if we take the love story aspect out of it the movie collapses.
The Origin of Sirens
So something that bothers me to no end is when people either casually or in the media depict Sirens as mermaids. Now I know that this is a weird hill to die on but as someone who studied Greek Mythology for years for a screenplay it is something that I am very passionate about. This entire video stems from a conversation and debate I had with my father a couple of years ago about the origins of Sirens because he, like many people of his generation, thinks he knows more than me by the simple nature of me being his child. But I don’t engage unless I’m right so here we are with the history of Sirens.
The History of Horror
One of my favorite things about studying film is studying genre, tropes and patterns. I feel like it makes me a better screenwriter and a better critic. Studying these things helps us understand structure, pacing, expectations and how to subvert them. We are going to start with a genre that I’ve been fascinated with since I was a relatively young child, Horror. My obsession with horror movies began when I was 9 years old and I sat on the couch to watch a movie with my father, he assured and reassured me that the movie was rated PG13, the movie was The Ferryman and I spent the next few hours watching him play video games because I was terrified to walk down the 5 foot dark hallway by myself. But that experience set off a scary movie kick that lasted a few years and followed me into adulthood. So what I would like to do is lay out the history of the horror genre and study how it has evolved, some of its most iconic installments and its best and worst additions.
So my husband and I finally went to go see Oppenheimer. Now I am a fan of very few Christopher Nolan films and I am a fan of very few 3 hour+ long movies. However Oppenheimer made me a fan of both. Nolan’s take on history was brilliant, beautiful and harrowing.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
After a couple of failed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies I am sure fans that grew up on either animated series were a little skeptical going into this movie (I know I was). That said I was so pleasantly surprised with how amazing this film was. It was not only fun and funny but it was emotional and brilliant.
I purposefully put off watching the ending of Secret Invasion because it is easily one of the worst shows that I have ever watched. Not just the worst Marvel show…the worst show…like ever. It’s truly terrible with absolutely no redeeming qualities and I promise nothing that happened in Secret Invasion is going to be necessary for the future of the MCU, so my personal and professional recommendation is skip it. So here we go let’s get through this final (and painful) episode of Secret Invasion.
Calling all theatre kids! Theater Camp was a spectacular, hilarious, heartfelt film that made me feel far too many things. From the casting to the independent film style, Theater Camp delivered an overwhelmingly emotional experience. Ben Platt not only starred in the film but also helped write and produce it. So there is no doubt that this movie is by theatre kids, for theatre kids. If you were a theatre kid at any level I promise that you will have some very strong ptsd flashbacks in the best way possible.
Good Omens Season 2
While most people waited years for season 2 of Good Omens, I only waited a week or so because I was so late to this train. That was a great choice however now I have to wait with everyone else. Season 2 really shows off Neil Gaiman’s incredible skill as a writer.
Best Nerd Experiences
Obviously a weekend known for amazing nerd experiences was in fact full of amazing nerd experiences and as this was my first SDCC I had a lot of emotional and fulfilling experiences. Though I have thoroughly recapped my time at San Diego Comic Con I wanted to share what some of my favorite moments from the weekend were.