Kristen Barenthaler

Curious adventurer. Crazed reader. Archery fanatic. Amateur author.

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'Tolkien' - Movie Review
2 months ago
If you're thinking of heading out to see Tolkien this weekend, then you are in for the time of your life. In the age of superheroes and rom-coms, we've lost sight of the epic adventure and fantasy of works like Tolkien's. Watching The Lord of the Rings series come to life in the mind of Nicholas Hoult's, Tolkien is truly a once-in-a-lifetime performance. And Lily Collins' turn as his wife is memorable in its own right, for there is little previously known about Edith Tolkien. Even though she is ...
'Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, And Vile'–Movie Review
2 months ago
It's no secret that Netflix loves feeding into the world's strange fascination with serial crime. Making a Murderer, Conversations with a Killer, Inside the Criminal Mind, and tons of other true crime...
Are You 'Directionally Challenged'?
2 months ago
Candace King and Kayla Ewell (both of The Vampire Diaries fame) have a podcast called Directionally Challenged, and let me tell you, we're all directionally challenged, so get in your car, or get out ...
Being an Archery Instructor Completely Changed My Life
2 months ago
It's not like anyone really plans to become an archery instructor, or at least, I didn't. It more just fell into my lap when I was training to be a camp counselor, and happened to be the best during o...
3 months ago
I stand, waiting in anticipation Soon it’ll be my turn I think As he turns back to look at me The world slowly fades away I stare at my target; waiting; Willing my heart to slow down Unsure of myself,...
Why Massachusetts Should Have Its Own Madame Tussaud's
3 months ago
We've all seen the creepily life-like wax figures featured at Madame Tussaud's, whether it be at their Nashville, New York, or Las Vegas museums. But why doesn't Massachusetts yet have its own museum?...