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Twilight Soundtracked My Teen Angst
If there was a poster child for teen angst in the late 2000s and early 2010s, it would have been Twilight. If Harry Potter was the defining era of my childhood, Twilight was the defining era of my adolescence. From 2008 to 2012, the films had a hold on tweens and teens everywhere, whether they loved the saga or loved to hate it. And I was a part of the first group.
Bring Back Counterculture Fashion
I'm not the most fashion forward person, I can admit that, but I've watched enough RuPaul's Drag Race and America's Next Top Model to know that the best fashion always has a story. Throughout history there have been fashion trends that tell the stories of the disenfranchised or those who felt dissatisfied with the norms of society. That's where counterculture comes in. People who actively go against the grain of society and come up with fashion that appeals to a new generation. Let's dive into the stories of these rebels and free spirits and talk about why the counterculture fashion of history needs to make a reappearance in the 2020s.
90s Fashion Would Make Harry Potter So Much Better
Back in January, the internet was abuzz with rumors about a Harry Potter TV series that was allegedly supposed to be released on HBO Max. As a potterhead myself, I couldn't contain my excitement and started imagining how much more accurate a TV series could be than the movies. But it also got me thinking how much more accurate the books could have been.
Sorting "The Voice" Coaches/Judges Into Hogwarts Houses
2021 is a big year for The Voice as it celebrates its twentieth season on TV and its tenth year in existence. Since its inception in 2011, it has brought many memorable moments to households all across the U.S. As a singing competition show, it's always fun to watch the performances and hear the contestants' stories and maybe even play along by building our own virtual teams using the Voice app. But the thing that has made the show last as long as it has, isn't just the amazing new talents that are discovered, but also the banter and friendly competition between the celebrity coaches. And this season, the commentary and arguments from the judges' panel have been even more entertaining than usual.
If You Like This Kind of Music, Then These Musical Movies are For You
In my opinion, musicals are the greatest kinds of movies. They're great because they're like two-in-one entertainment. You get to watch a movie while also singing or dancing along to some great music. Win-win. But not everyone likes musicals. For many people, they find them to be cheesy, but to that I say, those people probably just haven't found the right one. Because musicals can span so many different genres both from a film standpoint and a musical standpoint, there is definitely a musical for everyone. And today, I'm going to help you find yours.
The Ultimate Pandemic Survival Kit
Let's be honest, this pandemic has placed most of the world in complete survival mode. From the very beginning, we saw people rushing to buy up as many essential products as they could get their hands on (namely, toilet paper) and now people are either rushing to receive the vaccine or being very wary of it. All of this is the result of our survival instincts kicking in because COVID has thrusted us into largely uncharted territory. Most people alive today have never lived through a pandemic at this level and so it has caused some pretty interesting responses.
The Perfect Bollywood Films for American Movie Fans
As an American, it often comes as a surprise to many people that I am such a big fan of Bollywood movies. Bollywood is the Indian equivalent of Hollywood, being the movie making industry located in Mumbai, India. But for many, it is an acquired taste that requires a slight understanding of the Indian culture to really enjoy. Where American films tend to be more subtle but to the point, Bollywood films are often very over the top, include singing and dancing, and are extremely long (they typically range from two to four hours long). But as someone who enjoys old films and Broadway musicals, the over the top acting and musical numbers don't bother me and coming from a West African background where movies are typically dragged across four installments, the long run times also don't bother me. But not all Americans, or westerners in general, are the same. Thankfully, there are Bollywood movies for every kind of cinephile and while it may be hard to escape the long run times, the beauty of certain films will hopefully make the time go by a lot faster.
Weight of the World
I could see the weight of the world on your shoulders That was the reason your shoulders slumped The reason your back always hurt