#OscarsSoWhite, the hashtag heard around the world, has officially upstaged the fact that Leonardo DiCaprio may win his first Oscar this year. Academy Award winner Leonardo DiCaprio is on the verge of being an afterthought. The hashtag has been around since last years' Oscars, and it’s being used to talk about the lack of diversity… Continue reading Top 10 Movies of 2015 & #OscarsSoWhite
"When you get to hell, John, tell them Daisy sent you..." Racist, misogynistic, offensive, graphically violent. Would you expect anything less from writer/director Quentin Tarantino? Tarantino's eighth film, to no surprise, is receiving it's fair share of backlash from critics for going too far and being too Tarantino. Although I cringed, felt uncomfortable and covered my… Continue reading The Hateful Eight is Total Tarantino
"Home is home." One day the sun will come out, and you'll realize that this is where your life is. At least that's what Brooklyn is trying to tell us, but despite its beauty and poetic charm, the movie falls flat for a film considered one of the year's best. Brooklyn is a cinematic art piece on… Continue reading Brooklyn is Beautiful Yet Bland
"I live...I die...I live again!" Nearly 30 years after Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome and three years after it began filming, Mad Max: Fury Road has finally been unveiled to a new generation of movie-goers...and the wait has been worth it! Mad Max: Fury Road is the 2015 post-apocalyptic action film directed, produced and co-written by… Continue reading Top 5 Reasons to See Mad Max: Fury Road
Do a little dance, make a little love and getting down tonight sometimes results in one of the most common accidents women face today--pregnancy. It also results in one of the most glaring movie slogans of the year: "This is a romantic comedy...about abortion."
I love horror movies. I'm fairly certain that some day I will be caught in the middle of some horrible disaster, and I need to be prepared to survive it. This is why I regularly quote "The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes and Why" in casual conversation (fun fact: did you know that most… Continue reading The Descent: Survival of the Fittest
Cloud Atlas may well be the most disappointing movie of the year. I've had the book on my to-read list for several months, and in the lead-up to the release of the movie I had numerous friends tell me this was one of the best books they'd ever read.