First Time Viewing: Molly’s Game (2017)

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐✩ Aaron Sorkin is considered one of the most acclaimed screenwriters still working today. From A Few Good Men to The West Wing to The Social Network, Sorkin has written some of the most renowned works of the past few decades. I was first introduced to Sorkin’s complex and intricate writing in his BroadwayContinue reading “First Time Viewing: Molly’s Game (2017)”

First Time Viewing: Horror Double Feature

In light of the fact that I’ve been watching a TON of movies lately while also trying to keep my blog up to date, I thought I would condense two different movie reviews into one post. This post will focus on two horror classics: Robin Hardy’s The Wicker Man (1973) and Sam Raimi’s The EvilContinue reading “First Time Viewing: Horror Double Feature”

First Time Viewing: Groundhog Day (1993)

Happy Summer Vacation (for those of you that have it)! Considering that there hasn’t been many new movies coming out these past few months except on VOD, I thought it would be a good time to catch up on some classics I’ve never seen before. Outside of Ridley Scotts’ Blade Runner (which was absolutely fantasticContinue reading “First Time Viewing: Groundhog Day (1993)”

Onward (2020)

My first post of the new year! Sorry for such the long hiatus. Between involvement in our school musical, Legally Blonde, working on my other writing projects (mainly one-act plays and short stories and some screenplays), and just the general grind of being a Junior, I haven’t had much time to blog. I hopefully inContinue reading “Onward (2020)”

First Time Viewing: The Conjuring (2013).

Sorry to all my readers for such the long hiatus between summer and, well the 2019. To play a sort of catch up while I work on a complete 2019 list of films I saw in theatres, I will be taking a look at a horror film I’ve never seen before: The Conjuring (2013). ThoughContinue reading “First Time Viewing: The Conjuring (2013).”

Toy Story 4 (2019)

rating: ⭐⭐⭐☆☆ This is a spoiler free review Synopsis: Set after the events of Toy Story 3, Toy Story 4 (dir. by Josh Cooley and written by Andrew Stanton and Stephany Folsom) picks up with Bonnie (Madeleine McGraw) going off to kindergarden. After creating a new friend at school named Forky (Tony Hale), he inexplicablyContinue reading “Toy Story 4 (2019)”

I Just Read: The Handmaid’s Tale

⭐⭐⭐⭐☆ Note: This is a spoiler-free review The Handmaid’s Tale, written by Margaret Atwood and published in 1985, is set in the not too distant future (at the time of the book’s publication). Because of the decline in birth rates, the nation of Gilead was born from America with the sole intent of regulating andContinue reading “I Just Read: The Handmaid’s Tale”

I Just Read: Beloved

⭐⭐⭐⭐ 1/2 stars Note: This is a spoiler-free review Beloved, by Toni Morrison, is a fantastical, historical fictional novel that was published in 1987. Beloved tells the story of former African-American slave Sethe. Set after the American Civil War, Sethe managed to escape from the clutches of Sweet Home, a beautiful yet horrifying plantation settlementContinue reading “I Just Read: Beloved”

Shazam! (2019)

⭐⭐⭐☆☆ This is a spoiler free review Shazam! (dir. by David F. Sandberg and written by Henry Gayden) tells the story of young Billy Batson (Asher Angel) who, after getting adopted into a large foster home, is transported to an alternate realm where he’s given great power and strength whenever he utters the word Shazam!Continue reading “Shazam! (2019)”

I Just Read: The Catcher in the Rye

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐☆☆ This is another book – just like The Great Gatsby– that I read for a school assignment, but I’d still like to give my own thoughts and perspective on the writing, characters, and so forth. This review contains very mild spoilers To give a brief synopsis, The Catcher in the Rye, written byContinue reading “I Just Read: The Catcher in the Rye”