Carrie Ellen Case
Uncool writer. I like stories, music, film and travel but I can talk about everything. The world has so many tales left to find and I'm going to go after them.
Serkis is Symbiote
Leave it to the man who basically created cinematic internal monologues to direct a Venom movie with such smooth skill. Andy Serkis, the quiet movie giant of the past 20 years, starting with the role of Gollum in The Lord of the Rings (a big step in the now popular artform of motion capture) takes the reins from previous director, Ruben Fleischer.
Substitute Person vs. Dream Girl
In his review of the 2005 film, Elizabethtown, blogger Nathan Rabin coined the term, “Manic Pixie Dream Girl”. The term is used to define a female character who “exists solely in the fevered imaginations of sensitive writer-directors to teach broodingly soulful young men to embrace life and its infinite mysteries and adventures”.
Never Know What Each Corner Can Bring
February 2020. Somewhere in New Mexico. Right off I-40 West, heading towards Route 66. I take the exit towards America's Mother road and cross train tracks, passing a beaten down and abandoned gas station. My tired jeep pulls to a stop and I look ahead. A brown road that stretches across the enchanting desert. The yellow line that divides the concrete sides starts to fade in the distant. I catch my breath. I had found it.
Turn on Glenn Frey
It was the year I turned 23 that I had to figure out how to live with ease. The tequila was flowing and bullsh*t was blowing.
Long Walks in the Woods: A Story about Nature and Creativity
I have this theory or what some would call a 'life-hack'. When I fall in love with the work of an artist/creator, I don't just study their work....I search out their heroes, the creators that inspired them, and devour that work too. Somehow, that philosophy led me straight to Henry David Thoreau. Because of this, I have gone down both metaphorical and very real roads towards a new understanding of my relationship with nature, solitude and life.
Longing For the Road
I long for the winding road Its call is never ceasing Through country back roads and on desert highways It draws my heart to be releasing.
My First Concert Experience Might Be My Best One.
I walked into the arena. Our seats were high up, not the best but not the worst either. I sat down and looked around, trying to take in the pre-show vibe. The air was hazy and the neon lights from the screens rounding the arena shot through it, creating a colorful mist. There were ads for upcoming shows and then banners for the current one. I had been waiting for the moment for over three months. I had butterflies in my stomach and I felt the anticipation of the arena around me. I talked with some fellow concert goers but my focus was on the empty stage below. My uncle, a concert going extraordinaire, brought me my drink. I set it down as the tequila mixed in with the orange juice and grenadine.
Spider-Man's Webs Wrap Up Well
The world of 2023 is still in some chaos after the so-called “blip” happened via Thanos’ snappy fingers, leaving everyone reeling from the loss of their greatest heroes. Many believe anything they hear, and most are looking for the next “Iron Man.” For Queens locals, some feel like they might have found their own replacement. The problem is that he doesn't seem to think so, even after getting called up (and ghosting) super-spy Nick Fury.