'Lego Movie 2:' An Awesome Review
I'm going to preface this by admitting that I've only seen maybe ten minutes of the first Lego Movie and 30 minutes of Lego Batman. Still, I was able to pick up on things in the movie enough to really enjoy it so for someone who hasn't seen either of those movies, don't worry, you won't suffer for it if you see the sequel. So, about the Lego Movie 2?
Esther Jones: The Inspiration Behind Betty Boop
We all know Betty Boop, she of the rocking curves and teeny tiny dress; she of the close cropped curls and high, babyish voice. Everyone can practically hear her coo her signature phrase: "Boop-oop-a-doop!" Where did she come from, besides the inventive mind of one of America's most well known cartoonists, Max Fleischer? Actually, her story has roots in black history, a fitting thing for this month of February. However, intermingled with this story is a bit of appropriation and eventually the fading knowledge of her true origins.
Wherein I Gush About 'Titan A.E.'
First of all, let's just get this fact out of the way: Titan A.E. was a financial flop. It only made 36.8 million in the box office, which is just an appalling number when you compare it to what is considered a flop in Disney standards, Treasure Planet, which made 109.6 million.
Have You Read This Yet? 'Milk and Honey' by Rupi Kaur (Pt. 3)
"i alwaysget myself into this messi always let himtell me i am beautifuland half believe it . . .that will be theend of me" (Kaur, 2015, p. 81)
The Ruination of a Princess: 'The Mummy' (2017) Failure
So I've watched The Mummy (2017) twice, more disgruntled the second time than anything. It's bad. If you haven't seen it, be aware there are spoilers to the movie.
Grinch-Off: Carrey vs Cumberbatch
There are three versions of the Grinch now. The first, the ultimate classic, was the animated Grinch in 1966. Then in 2000, Ron Howard shook it up with a much more fleshed out story of the Grinch, played by Jim Carrey. Our newcomer is a familiar name even if we botch it half the time, Benedict Cumberbatch, in the 2018 version of The Grinch, directed by Yarrow Cheney. I had the opportunity to see it this week, and wanted to have a little ramble where I ponder over who played a better grouchy Grinch.
Why Am I Suddenly Obsessed with Bring Me the Horizon
What even is this. This band came out in 2004, and it's currently the bitter end of 2018. In all those years before they never popped up on my radar, and now every personal mix on YouTube includes at least three of their songs. Though that probably has to do with the number of times I've replayed the entire Semipiternal album. I can't really answer my own question sadly enough, but what I do know is that I'm really happy they did pop up on my suggested videos because their songs are a mood.
Beyond the Mainstream: YouTube
I get pretty tired of the radio. Not the content so much as the format of it. They take a good song and proceed to viciously stomp its every beat and tempo switch into your brain to entice you to keep returning to that specific radio program—which, yeah from a business standpoint, I understand but as a music lover, it just kind of makes me tired. So most days I actually connect to my phone Bluetooth and cruise some channels on YouTube that I stumble upon at home when I've got the proper amount of time to coast the search results for whatever music style I'm digging at the moment. I've come across some real gems on YouTube, and I always suggest these channels to my friends when they admit to wanting to find some new music different from the overplayed "Top 40 hits."