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Get ‘Lost’ In Netflix’s ‘Dark’
WandaVision held captive our collective attention while the audience insisted on creating connections and thinking up theories that weren’t really there. Game of Thrones naturally invited rampant speculation as the biggest television series on the planet that was also deeply rooted in mythology and mystery. Both attracted and grew their sizable fanbases by the intense engagement and internet sleuthing that they generated. On that front, both owe a deep debt of gratitude to Lost.
You're in your thirties, you wish you could go back in time, and you need some cheering up.
If you're anything like me, you tend to spiral down into the dark places of your mind once in a while. One negative thought entrains another, and before you realize it, you're making the list of everything that's wrong in your life and in the world at large without being able to stop yourself.
If You're Awaiting Amazon’s Invincible, Then Watch These Animated Films.
Will there come a time when animated film directors earn the honor of name recognition? Will there even be a Fellini, a Scorcese, a Fritz Lang, a Charles Burnett, a Godard, a Hitchcock or Stanley Kubrick of animation? Animated film hasn't earned the appreciation it deserves in the western world. The same feelings and worlds we access with live-action cinema can be found within the realm of animated cinema. In fact, in the right director's hand, or should I say eyes, an animated film can take us to places beyond our imaginations.
- Second place in Add to Cart Challenge
Beyoncé Turned My Secret Shame Into a Worldwide Phenomenon
I can't believe I'm sharing this. The ONLY reason I'm talking about this now is because there is money on the line. I'm entering this story into the "Add to Cart" Challenge - Vocal editors, please stay near. If this story doesn't win or even place among the top three, I will be needing this yanked and scrubbed from the internet thank you very much.
If you love Him; then I think you’ll like Her
I wanted to enter the “if this” then “that” challenge, but I don’t watch a lot of television or movies. However, I do read. In fact, I’m a voracious reader; I’ll typically read three to five books per week. As I was looking around my personal library, I discovered that I read primarily by author. If I like a particular author, I’ll read everything he or she writes.
5 Marvel Women Who Don't Get Enough Attention
Before the pandemic hit, San Diego was the leading city of all things Comic-Con; fans near and far would flood Downtown San Diego to showcase their devotion to all thing's comics. From people dressing up as their superheroes to A-List celebrities starting their press runs on the next blockbuster Marvel film, it's a world I didn't understand and found somewhat intimidating. The closest thing I've seen to a comic were the ones in the newspaper.
Can We Stop Praising 'Lost in Translation'?
I was an undergrad when everyone was touting Sofia Coppola’s Lost in Translation as artistic and edgy. So, like every other kid in my dorm at the time, I tapped into the campus DC++, added it to my download queue, and gave it a watch.
What Netflix Show You Should Watch Based on Your Favorite Character from “The Office”
The hearts of Netflix customers across the U.S. collectively broke when “The Office” was plucked from its virtual shelves. A casualty of the streaming wars that grips our modern world. Whether you were a self-soother viewer who watched “The Office” to fall into the familiar crevices of “that’s what she said” jokes, “glances to camera” and sweet Jim and Pam moments, if you were a first timer who is wildly late to the party looking to see what the hype was about, if you were in need of a good laugh, or if you wanted to jolt yourself back into the pre-pandemic times and remember the in-person office dynamics, you were likely affected by this.
‘All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.’ – Tolkien and the war to end all wars.
It is Thursday the 10th of June 1915. Twenty-three-year-old John Ronald Reuel Tolkien sits down to his final set of examinations at the University of Oxford, with which he will consequentially end his career as an undergraduate. He has dreamed of this moment since his departure from his beloved Edith, who he can marry only after completing his studies at Oxford by decree of Father Francis, the priest that had custody over him and his brother. But now hopes and dreams have to be put aside again in light of a larger event: the First World War. Officially begun on the 28th of July 1914, it developed as a tragedy that shook Europe as a whole and impacted millions of lives. Contrary to many of his contemporaries, Tolkien is not enthusiastic to serve in the war, and the idea of completing his studies before enlisting has been, for the writer, a big relief. But now the end of his degree is close and fears and anxiety grow stronger. After one year there is a growing recognition that the war is not the simple and glorious one which the authorities had promised, but more like a slaughtered.
Learning to Glide
I decided to intersperse this story with gifs from one of my all-time favorite movies: Miss Congeniality, because, well because I can (nah nah nee boo boo) and Vocal let's me be who I am. Okay, so let us start, shall we?
Either I'm having a COVID fever dream or "Space Jam 2" is real and important
I must be unwell. Perhaps I should get tested for COVID-19. See, I think I’m having a fever dream, I’ve been seeing things that just can’t be so. Remember like a decade ago there was that joke going around the internet that there ought to be a Space Jam 2 starring LeBron James? What a ridiculous idea that would be. I mean, Space Jam was a movie that was largely enjoyed ironically, a so-bad it’s good film. I mean the movie was based on a Nike commercial.
The Modern Movie Lover's Guide to Black and White Movies
Black and white movies can be pretty challenging for the uninitiated to enjoy. They're old, devoid of color, and the characters sometimes talk funny. But don't let those factors detract you as classic films are also some of the most entertaining to watch. Oh, and did I tell you they're also rich in cinema history?