Movie Review: SHAZAM!


Release Date: April 4th
Directed by: David F. Sandberg
Screenplay by: Henry Gayden
Story by: Henry Gayden & Darren Lemke
SHAZAM created by: Bill Parker & C.C. Beck

This is going to be as ** Spoiler Free **  as I possibly can because of reasons.

I went into the movie maybe watching a single trailer and I have stayed away from anything spoilery. This was the best way to experience this film and I will keep this as spoiler free as I can because everyone deserves to experience this movie like I did. I’m serious. 

I LOOOOOVED this movie so much. I laughed. I cried. I laughed so hard, that I cried (and I’m sure vice versa). There was so much heart to this movie and yet it wasn’t over the top.

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Movie Review: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
Directed by: David Yates
Written by: J.K. Rowling

If you are a surface fan of Harry Potter its likely you may not see as many issues as I did. Of course, there are issues with the plot that have nothing to do with Harry Potter canon so… maybe not?

I don’t regret watching it. It was a fun way to spend a cold Sunday afternoon, but I’m not going to lie I had some issues.

** This is not a spoiler free review **

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TV: The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell


Netflix Original

Not all Halloween Classics need to make you reach for the night lights. In the vein of Casper, Hocus Pocus, and Halloweentown (1 – 3 of course. Who do you take me for?), The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell bring some light-hearted fun and quirky cryptids over for coffee and cake.  Do you enjoy episodes of The Great British Bake Off, the muppets, and macabre humor? Well this is the show for you.

Christine McConnell, runs a sort of foster home for the strange and unusual.  Not only can she bake a replica of her home out of chocolate cake, keep a murderous reanimated raccoon in check, but also sew a new evening gown all before her date arrives for a home-cooked dinner. Her date with perhaps a serial killer, but those kinds of silly things aren’t deal breakers for this accomplished woman.

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Thoughts: Avengers: Infinity War (SPOILERS)


Directed by: Anthony  & Joe Russo
Release Date: April 27, 2018

Full disclosure: This is more of a stream of conscious ramble of thoughts regarding the film than a straight forward review. It’s abundantly clear from the following that I have way too much love for fictional characters.

There will be lots of spoilers as I intend to just dump all my thoughts I have below. So if you haven’t seen the movie or if you have a lot of feelings about spoilers, please stay away.

Seriously. I will spoiler everything.

Thursday was an extremely long day for me.  Ten years of movies had led to that night. I don’t think I can properly convey my excitement as I sat bouncing my knee at my desk counting down the hours that I could leave for the theater. My phone was buzzing next to me as I worked.  My friends were already there and waiting in line. One friend had decided to build an infinity gauntlet out of duck tape and ring pops. We were all very excited. We had been discussing our theories for weeks leading up to Thursday night. We’d spent the past few weekends re-watching all of the movies from the MCU and we thought we knew how it was all going to go down.  We were prepared for our favorites to die noble deaths as they saved the universe. After 10 years we were pretty confident in the formula for a Marvel movie.

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Movie: Star Wars – The Last Jedi


Premiere Date: December 15, 2017 
Directed by:  Rian Johnson  

Not Spoiler Free!

This has been pretty difficult for me to write. Star Wars and I have a lot of history. For starters, I am not an objective viewer… at all.  I have been obsessed with the Star Wars universe since I was 9 years old and my father took me to theater for the re-release.  I have a very vivid memory of finding myself on the literal edge of my seat as the credits rolled.  I remember bouncing around my mom as I talked all about the movie.  Essentially, my life had changed.  If it’s a Star Wars movie, I’m going to love it because its more of the universe I grew to love so much. I mean, let’s be honest here there are some movies, that I love more than others, but we’re not here to talk about those movies.

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