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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?
Oscar Nominations 2021 — Thoughts, Snubs, & Predictions
After an unprecedented year for film, the 93rd Academy Awards are around the corner. Everything from the year 2020 (which wasn’t that much) to the first two months of 2021 were eligible for consideration, and the Oscar nominees are finally out.
If You're a Fan of Fight Club, Give The Boys a Shot
1999’s Fight Club is the epitome of a dark comedy. It gave us an apparently ordinary world where nothing was what it seemed, the hero of the story was fully obscured and it demonstrated the power that can be wielded by the average person. Fight Club is unapologetic, violent, gritty, twisted, and catches you off guard with its wholly obscene humour (the bag of fat, anyone?)
Movies That Could Help You Get Through Your Hangovers
It’s a Saturday afternoon. You have rummaged through the vodka bottles in your apartment the night before. The drinking games, shot glasses, and beer cans are stacked in the center of the living room. There’s enough evidence to suggest that the residents of this home have a hangover. In the case of hangovers, you’re looking for comfort, low-lit rooms, resolution from your headache, and your aching body wants to lie around for days on end. So what’s the best friend to a hungover twenty-something year old? That’s right; movies!
‘WandaVision’ Series Review — A Risk That Pays Off
After an entire year without a new installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Phase Four kicks off with a brand new miniseries on Disney+. WandaVision is a superhero sitcom starring Elisabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany as Wanda Maximoff and Vision, two superheroes living a suburban life in Westview, when something sinister begins to unfold.