Thursday Movie Picks: Greed

By now I am on the third week of community quarantine, which I hope ends mid-April but might get extended. How is everyone doing? This week’s theme is a bit apt for the news cycle as there still isn’t mass testing from where I am, and those with no symptoms are the ones getting tested. Here are my picks for the week:

Quick Reviews: Oscars 2020

The Oscars are long done but I still wanted to share my thoughts on some of the best picture nominees. Out of the nine best pictures nominees, I have watched 5 and have short reviews for 3 of them: 1917, Jojo Rabbit, and Marriage Story.

The Umbrella Academy

Since I am in self-isolation, I found myself watching a lot more Netflix and less anything productive (like clearing out junk, or organizing my closet). I haven’t caught up with anything huge on my watch list (I’ve been watching mostly reality competition shows), but I finally watched The Umbrella Academy, and I am hooked. I cannot wait for the next season because of that cliffhanger ending - I need it now.

Magical Readathon 2020 TBR (OWLS)

I’ve seen this around YouTube for some time now, and with it being on its third year, I thought I’d try and participate. I don’t think you’d need to have any kind of social media platform to join as there are links where you can just input everything on your end. In a nutshell, it is a Harry Potter-inspired readathon, where the participant sits through their O.W.L.s and N.E.W.T.s levels to get to your chosen career. This takes place twice a year - first in April (for O.W.L.s) and later in the year for the N.E.W.T.s. The readathon is hosted by Book Roast and she has put a lot of effort into this because it is as magical as you can imagine. Basically, there are a number of careers given where you can gain your respective O.W.L. and N.E.W.T. requirements based on what the career demands. There are reading prompts per subject, and you only get an O.W.L. or a N.E.W.T. on that subject if you complete the prompt. She also has a rule where you can’t double up on books for the prompts so if you’re looking to tackling your to-be-read pile, this is a good opportunity.  The readathon runs the whole month of April, so there's plenty of time to accomplish the reading. I've linked the website in the banner above - or you can simply click here - for the list of careers and prompts for this year's readathon.

Thursday Movie Picks: Spoofs, Satires, Mockumentary

I’m just going to go straight to my picks, if you don’t mind.