Thursday Movie Picks: Shows That Failed to Get a Second Season

Thursday Movie Picks is hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves. Head over to her site to join in. This month's television theme is about shows that failed to get a second season. It's hard when a show that you get invested in does not get renewed, and I did enjoy watching the three shows I listed below. These are my picks this week.

Thursday Movie Picks: Meltdown

Thursday Movie Picks is hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves. Head over to her site and join in! This week is all about meltdowns. Here are my picks for the week. 

2018 in Television: Mini-Reviews

This is a mini-review post of new-to-me shows I watched between the months of January and February. I might as well churn out something with my binge-watching, and maybe this would motivate me to watch more new shows and catch up on the ones I've missed.

Ready Player One

Ready Player One is Steven Spielberg's latest foray back to the world of adventure movies. Based on the novel by the same name, this focuses on a digital world called the Oasis, and the game that the creator has set place in his death to find a successor - both for his fortune, and the control of Oasis itself. In any adventure story, there are the good guys and the bad guys. The film is led by Wade Watts, who goes by the name Parzival in the Oasis. He grew up in a poor charter in Ohio called the Stacks, and he wanted to win the prize money simply to better his life. It was only when he met a star player, Artemis, that his views about the contest has changed, and he along with the other players teamed up to defeat the bad guys. The villain is played by a corporation, led by Sorrento who would stop at nothing to win the game. With the world being focused on a digital scale (as well as the massive references the source had), this was going to be a feat visually. It was visually appealing, but veered more on style over substance. (SPOILERS)

Lady Bird

Lady Bird opens with the titular character asking her mother what she felt the first time she drove to Sacramento. It cuts to the two of them sitting inside a car, on their way home from a college tour. When her mother suggested that they ponder on about what they listened to, the atmosphere of the car turns sour and they end up arguing. The opening scene of Lady Bird explores what is to be expected of the film: Christine's want for something more, her relationships around her, and learning more about herself and her roots.

Thursday Movie Picks: Underground

Thursday Movie Picks is hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves. Head over to her site and join in! This week is about movies that are related to the underground. My choices this week has their setting take place partly underground. Here are my picks for the week.

Marie Antoinette

Sofia Coppola writes and directs Marie Antoinette, a loose retelling of the monarch's story - from her beginning as a simple wife, down to her extravagant living and eventual revolution. The retelling is notable for the mixture of classic and modern, making this receive mixed reception. However, I can safely say that this is the only Sofia Coppola work that I have thoroughly enjoyed from beginning to end.