A Dose of Justice (League)

When word first began circulating of the fabled “Snydercut” of the 2017 Justice League film, I was intrigued. I participated in the #releasethesnydercut hype. However, it was difficult to believe, even if such a thing existed, it would ever see life on screen. For reference, Snyder stepped down from directorial duties following a family tragedy,Continue reading “A Dose of Justice (League)”

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)”

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”

Top 10 Favorite Films of 2019

I usually do this as a dual post with my favorite books I read in 2019, but I had a not so great reading year last year, chalking up roughly half the amount of books I usually do, so this year it’s film only! Also, bear in mind, this is a list of my favoriteContinue reading “Top 10 Favorite Films of 2019”

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)”

Take a Chance

Way back in 2008, I was sixteen years old and on vacation with my family in Massachusetts. My dad and I got into an argument over movies – he had already seen Iron Man, and insisted it was better than the film I had twice seen already, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian. However, neitherContinue reading “Take a Chance”

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)”