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Let's Talk About the Real Reason Everyone Loved "The Queen's Gambit"
The Covid-19 pandemic has robbed humanity of many things in 2020 and now bleeding into 2021, we feel much more of the same. But if you may recall, our salvation at the beginning of 2020 came from a Netflix docuseries called Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness – a ridiculous by all means of the word docuseries that took the world and its people by storm and subsequently, distracted us all from every inch of the sad reality we were already a part of. But alas, the year 2020 progressed, the Tiger King fandom and fun wore out, and we were once again brought back to our very different and not so fun reality. Until… The Queen’s Gambit, October 2020.
What It's Like to Live in Europe, ft. "Emily in Paris"!
Netflix Original Series Emily in Paris came out late 2020, and is about an American woman that moves to, well, Paris! And although this show is riddled with drama, humour, and interesting characters, what struck me the most about this series was the accurate representation of what it is like for a North American to move to Europe! The good, the bad, the annoying, the amazing, and most of all the oldness, are all factors showcased in this show that I can confirm, without a doubt, are real life struggles in Europe. Based off my own comparisons of living in London and travelling various European countries, my blog and I are here to delve into “life in Europe”, with the help of Emily in Paris!
Why "Shutter Island" is the Perfect Film for the Easily Distracted
I’m sure you’ve heard this film title before. The film that never gets old. The film that confuses you every time you watch it! The film that never fails to spark the question, “Was he actually a patient or a detective?!” No one knows. And no one will ever know. And although I myself can't give you the answer to that eternal question my blog and I are here to tell you some things we do know, like how the score gets the best of even those with an attention span as small as a nail, the incredible backstory and embedded backstory on the chaos of wars fought both in the flesh and within the mind, and lastly how the mind games played throughout and especially at the end, is a game you the viewer will never win. Here to seriously shake and spook the senses during this last week of October, FLIX brings you… Shutter Island.
Why "I Am Legend" is the Only Zombie Film I Can Stand
I Am Legend was the first zombie film I had ever watched, and quite frankly, it is the only zombie anything I can actually stand. Zombies have never been an antagonist of intrigue to me, but the zombies in I Am Legend are different. And well, who doesn’t love any film Will Smith is in?! Focusing on what these zombies bring to the table that differentiate them from the rest, and the multifaceted way in which the idea of humanity is represented in the film, my blog and I are here to delve deep into a post-apocalyptic NYC and highlight the legendary feats of director Francis Lawrence’s I Am Legend.
Is "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." the Best Comedy of All Time?: A Discussion
Guy Ritchie’s 2015 action/adventure (more like comedy/espionage/action) film is another classic, “smart” funny film, based on the 1964 television series. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. requires attention to script, facial expressions, and detail, but trust me when I say it’s worth all that attention! Plus, the score keeps you on your toes, focused, and eager for more – so it should be an easy task you distracted folks! Focusing on how jokes and clever the script for this film is, the astounding character development our guy Guy Ritchie is known for, and the plot twist finale that that gets even the better of you, my blog and I are delighted to serve this multi-layered cake with all its crazy flavours, to you! That said, welcome to the height of the Cold War, 1963!
Happy Canada Day ft. "The Proposal"!
Happy (belated) Canada Day folks! Okay so yes, Canada Day is July 1st which was yesterday but, FLIX uploads on Friday’s so here are on July 2nd! I thought long and hard about what film to write on for this national holiday of mine and came to the 2009 romcom The Proposal, as it’s about the most “Canadian-ish” film out there that’s quite popular. But wait, “what do you mean by that?” you might ask? Just stay tuned! Using our national motto “From Sea to Sea”, this Canadian holiday piece delves into the Pacific with an actor, the Atlantic with a location, the Arctic with yet another location and of course, we’ll talk comedy. Let’s get exploring!
Remembering Chadwick Boseman w/ "Black Panther"
Black Panther, a household name since before its debut in 2018, now a film holding even more weight as it now not only commemorates the work of Black people in the film industry and Superhero universe, but also the epitome of work by the late, Chadwick Boseman. And although almost a month has gone by since the world lost not only an incredible actor but also, human being, this hard truth still doesn’t feel quite real. So to help subdue the sorrow and shine a bright light on outstanding achievements, this piece will tackle the stand-out brilliance that is, Black Panther – and what it stood and currently stands for.
Can We Survive without Other Humans?: A Contemplation w/ "Passengers"
Morten Tyldum’s Passengers is a film I cherish dearly, since the day I first watched it back in 2016. A sci-fi/romance riddled with suspense, this film is every antisocialites dream scenario – if you’re also into space, of course. Boasting the works of the notoriously talented Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence as its lead protagonists “Jim” and “Aurora”, Passengers satisfies your futuristic dystopian society needs, lures you with special effects, cinematography and a score that sends chills down your spine, all while tackling big life questions and quenching your thirst for a solid romance story that isn't at all too cheesy, with actors you love to watch!