Tuesday, December 6

Blind Spot Series 2017

The Blind Spot Series is a yearly event hosted by Ryan of The Matinee. Despite my failure to complete my viewing list this year, I am going to give it another go, but I’m going to play to my strengths this year...whatever it may be. Here is my list for this year’s blind spot. 

Saturday, December 3

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The first time I watched this film back in 2012, I wasn’t the biggest fan of it. To be honest, I wasn’t over the moon with the book as other people were, so the whole ordeal was just an ‘okay’ for me. Fast forward to 2016, when I gave this film another shot, and developed a deeper appreciation for it. A lot of things have changed in those years, and when you’re someone whose diet has been of safety and security behind the walls of your education, there’s a need to dig a little deeper to the reality that’s going to claw its way into your views and principles once you’re out that gate. My worldview isn’t so jaded now, and I think that change in perspective is what garnered this film a new sense of appreciation for me.

Wednesday, November 30

11/16: Monthly Recap

As the year is coming to an end, I’ve been slowly evaluating my interests in terms of movie viewings, and to an extent, writing about it. I usually try to get a good number of movies per month but other things are happening and I’m fine with it. I haven’t seen a lot than I’d like, and that’s ok. I haven't written much either, but it's all right. That just means there are more great movies to look forward to. This month is certainly no different. Here are the movies I’ve seen this month.

Friday, November 25

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is the latest movie to grace the Harry Potter Universe. Focusing on the adventures of Newt Scamander, this installment introduces a magical world outside the London world that we’re used to, opening the doors to a new realm of magic. Set in New York in the 1920’s, Newt Scamander arrives to America for his own reasons, only to have some of his creatures accidentally set loose in the city, threatening the exposure of wizarding folk. 

Monday, November 21

Kubo and the Two Strings

Kubo and the Two Strings is a tale where past meets the present. The movie opens with a voiceover narration and a woman trapped in the middle of the sea during a thunderstorm. The approach on storytelling makes it seem that the narrator is simply passing on the story of the woman, but it is when the titular character is introduced, an eye already missing from his face. At present day, it is later revealed that Kubo has quite a past, and must now journey to protect himself, learning about his roots and source of power along the way.

Wednesday, November 16

Trailer: Beauty and the Beast

I don't think I've been as this excited for a Disney live action movie as I am right now with Beauty and the Beast. I've struggled to find a performance of Emma Watson's that I liked beyond her years in Harry Potter, and based on this trailer she looks like she's going to do great. The set also looks fantastic.