Film Review: The Call of the Wild (2020)

Dir: Chris Sanders Starring: Harrison Ford, Terry Notary, Dan Stevens, Omar Sy, Karen Gillan, and more. Rating: PG Runtime: 1hr 40min Spoiler Level: Light! Book spoilers are noted. As a self-admitted former wolf girl, one of my favorite books growing up was The Call of the Wild by Jack London. However, my introduction to theContinue reading “Film Review: The Call of the Wild (2020)”

2020 Oscar Snubs

I didn’t have time to write out my Best Picture Countdown this year (just know that my top 3 were Little Women, JoJo Rabbit, and Parasite, not necessarily in that order, and The Irishman is last) so here’s my list of Oscar Snubs instead. The Peanut Butter Falcon / Shia LeBeouf It’s almost heartbreaking thatContinue reading “2020 Oscar Snubs”

One Shot: Fantasia (1940)

Perhaps one of the most revered – and, simultaneously, the most forgotten – Disney titles of all time is the 1940 symphonic masterpiece, Fantasia. Featuring some of the most gorgeous, frightening, and imaginative animated sequences ever to come from the studio, and heavily influenced by some of the most incredible classical music pieces of allContinue reading “One Shot: Fantasia (1940)”

I’ve Got Plans

Hours at my job vary depending on a multitude of circumstances. Some days I can (allegedly) trek home after 9 hours, which is the standard length of a shift for a salaried executive at my workplace. Though, to be honest, I don’t think I’ve worked a 9 hour shift since I started, and the otherContinue reading “I’ve Got Plans”

The Star Wars “Problem”

*** WARNING: THIS POST CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER AND THE ENTIRE SKYWALKER SAGA. PROCEED WITH CAUTION. *** Back in 2015, as the lights dimmed in the theater and those iconic words lit up the screen, and John Williams’ fantastic score transported the audience into the vast reaches of a farawayContinue reading “The Star Wars “Problem””

Film Review: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019)

Dir: André Øvredal Starring: Zoe Colletti, Michael Garza, Gabriel Rush, Austin Abrams, Dean Norris, Gil Bellows, Lorraine Toussaint Runtime: 1hr 47min Spoiler Level: Light! When my class had library periods in elementary school, back in the late nineties/early 2000’s, there was one book series that had a waiting list – the Scary Stories books by AlvinContinue reading “Film Review: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019)”

My Week in Movies

So my internet is terrible and I had to write all of this on my phone, please excuse any typos. But this week I managed to get to the theater four times, so I thought I’d post some mini reviews… Avengers: Endgame (Reissue): The sequel to last year’s massive Marvel hit Infinity War and theContinue reading “My Week in Movies”

Unusual Skills

You can know someone for decades, and still be surprised when they throw out seemingly random facts about themselves. Obscure little tidbits that don’t quite make it into “About Me” sections and convos because there is little opportunity to slide them in organically without sounding like you’re bragging. Well, I’m definitely not rife with suchContinue reading “Unusual Skills”

Film Review: Detective Pikachu (2019)

Dir: Rob Letterman Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton, Ken Watanabe, Bill Nighy, and more. Runtime: 1hr 44min Spoiler Level: Light! As someone who was around back in the late nineties, when the Pokemon sensation swept the globe, I remember the craze when it was at full glory. Not only that, but I actively participatedContinue reading “Film Review: Detective Pikachu (2019)”

Film Review: Avengers: Endgame (2019)

Dir: Russo Bros Starring: Everyone, really. Runtime: 3hr1min Rating: PG-13 Spoiler level: Light (ANY MAJOR SPOILERS WILL BE BELOW A CUT) At last, the moment Marvel fans have been waiting for is finally upon us – the hotly-anticipated sequel to 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War and the culmination of a 22-film saga that began with 2008’sContinue reading “Film Review: Avengers: Endgame (2019)”