Movies: We've got one local movie theater in town, where tickets are $10 and they only take cash. I maintain that a $10 ticket is prohibitively expensive, and any business that only takes cash isn't properly reporting their full earnings to the IRS. So long story short, I don't see movies in theaters very often. … Continue reading Currently Consuming
Watching: This week's most pressing decision was the choice of which show I'd pick as a palate cleaners to The Handmaid's Tale. Would it be The Bold Type, or Younger? Y'all, I agonized. The Bold Type won out, mostly cause it's easier to catch up on 5 episodes than 3 full seasons. Cute show. Can't … Continue reading What I’m watching/reading/streaming this week
Watching: Last night I finished episode 6 of The Handmaid's Tale. It's really good. I mean, you all know that. I was very suspicious of Yvonne Strahovski's casting as Serena Joy, primarily as she is so much younger than the character is written. Faye Dunaway's performance as Serena is one of the few good … Continue reading What I’m watching/reading/streaming this week
Reading: I'm in the middle of The Paris Apartment by Michelle Gable, which in theory should get me excited for my upcoming vacation, but is really a study in the slow growth of hatred for a main character. She started off fine, but by page 185 I wanted to backhand her. Which is maybe the point, … Continue reading What I’m watching/reading/streaming this week
When you're newly in love, you want to shout it from the rooftops. I first fell for Jonathan Van Ness years ago, when the world was gifted with his 'Gay of Thrones' recaps. If you're reading this blog I have to assume you're familiar with the videos. Now he's hosing a monthly podcast called 'Getting … Continue reading Top 5: Getting Curious
In my senior year of college I stumbled upon a trailer for a new UK comedy from the creators of Peep Show. Five years later, the show has just come to an end and I have thoughts. Fresh Meat follows 6 undergraduates at an unremarkable university in Manchester. Similar to Community, its bread and butter is crafting … Continue reading Bored this summer? Try ‘Fresh Meat’
It is just...the loveliest film. It's warm, it's engaging, it's lovingly made. It's simple, it's effective, it's thoughtful. It's charming without being cheesy, it's not a 'feel good' movie, but leaving the theater you do feel good. It's a special little film and probably my favorite of 2015. It stars Saoirse Ronan as Eilis, a … Continue reading You all have to go and see “Brooklyn” (2015) together.