passengersDirector: Morten Tyldum
Run Time: 1h 56m
Stars: 2.5

It’s not exactly a good thing to come out of a movie thinking, “Could’ve been worse I guess.” Continue reading


La La Land

la-la-landDirector: Damien Chazelle
Run Time: 2h 8m
Stars: 5.0

Here’s to the fools who dream, crazy as they may seem. Continue reading

Nocturnal Animals

nocturnal-animalsDirector: Tom Ford
Run Time: 1h 56m
Stars: 2.0

In college I had to take Comp Lit. My left-brained self was less than thrilled when we started our poetry segment. I remember one assignment where I had to read a poem about this girl who was trying to braid her hair but it was wet, and analyze it. I sat at our kitchen table in tears as I screamed “I don’t get it! Why won’t she just grab a freakin’ towel? What is her problem!?” My über creative, right-brained brother then picked up my textbook, read through it once, and calmly explained the meaning of the words and what I was meant to see. (Spoiler alert: not at all about her stupid hair.) In addition to forming an agreement with my brother that he’d help me survive Comp Lit, I also discovered that I despised overly metaphorical works of art.

Nocturnal Animals is a two-hour excessively metaphorical work of art. Continue reading


Movie-Themed Christmas Tree

Years ago, my mom tasked my brother and I with being solely responsible for decorating the Christmas tree. We chose to showcase music and movies — our respective true loves — and it was glorious. Being completely broke, our “ornaments” mostly consisted on memorabilia we found around the house, some crafting, and a lot of imagination. Oh, and we set it up on top of our dining room table so the neighbors could behold the masterpiece in all it’s glory. Needless to say, Mom was NOT happy.

So imagine my surprise when she invited me to revisit the movie-themed tree this year! Husband and I are currently back home with my parents while our home is being built, so she’s all nostalgic that her baby is back under her roof. She wanted to make it a memorable Christmas. Her only stipulation: no trees on the dining room table. Continue reading