Favorites of the Year!

Favorites of the Year!

This year we had everything from the world learning about "The Sunken Place", a woman superhero who blew us away with her wonder, one of the most breathtaking cinematography I've seen, a 7th season of a culture phenomenon, a show about teenage suicide that sent us on an emotional rollercoaster, a new Star Wars that divided us, Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman making television brighter with all the Lies (and of course Reese's book club), Marvel and Ryan Coogler blessing us with Black Panther sneak peeks and the mind-blowing Infinity War trailer, Tiffany Haddish gracing us with her talent right when we needed it, books taking us on the best journeys, poetry changing our lives, and of course Netflix serving us all the good content! :)

I'm breaking down some of my favorite content...

2017! (And The New Year)

2017! (And The New Year)

WHAT A YEAR!

We have approached the end of 2017. The end of any year always puts me in a state of reflection, as I'm sure it does for a lot of us. There's so much to talk about, but I'll try to keep it short. (Look out for my "end of the year wrap up" post for movies, tv, and books in a few days!)

2017.

The year of beginnings and endings. The year of adventures and some sorrows. The year unlike any other year...

Winter Reads!

Winter Reads!

Winter is here.

It's winter hiatus for the majority of television shows (excluding mid-season shows, Netflix, and Amazon Prime shows of course), so it's a great time to snuggle up with a good book!

Below, I've included some recent books that dropped in 2017, one that debuted a while back, and a couple that are getting a January and a February release! I also have a few bonus books to add to your list if it's your jam! So grab your hot latte (or cup of hot chocolate), blanket, and see below for my winter reading list!

Movies In December!

Movies In December!

We've made it to the last month of the year and we're going out with a bang! :) This is my biggest watchlist yet! November had a lot of great films! I saw quite a bit of them too (check out some of my thoughts on some of those movies here)!

Now I know that it's December and we'll be devouring all of the wonderful Christmas movies, but award season consideration is still going on -- and we have some more great content to look forward to this month! :)

have six, that's right SIX films (plus a bonus one!) that I think you guys might want to catch at the theater for this month! That's not including my "maybe list" or my "if it's your jam" list either. The list also includes a few I've already seen, thanks to my guild's screenings going on right now for us!

So jumping right into it, here's what I'm seeing (or have already seen) in the theater this month:

Movie Review Rundown: November!

Movie Review Rundown: November!

QUICK REVIEWS: RECENT AND UPCOMING FILMS!

In an effort to discuss even more films that I've watched, I've decided to start a little blurb edition on some recent films I've seen, in the theater (and some at home)! Also, since it's awards season (cue happy dance!) I've been watching some films that the typical movie goer might have overlooked or might not have seen just yet -- and I'd like to hightlight those as well!

Below are a few films I've recently seen within the last month (minus a few like Justice League, that I saw but don't want to discuss). Here we have three that are currently in theaters and a couple that haven't hit theaters yet but that I got to see early!

MOVIES:

  • ROMAN J. ISRAEL, ESQ.
  • MUDBOUND
  • THOR: RAGNAROK
  • MOLLY'S GAME (out Christmas Day)
  • WONDER
  • WONDER WHEEL (out December 1st)

Gratitude (+ Thanksgiving!)

Gratitude (+ Thanksgiving!)

I always tend to take some time to reflect around the holidays, as I'm sure we all do. I reflect on how things are going and how things have went, and I always seem to become more aware of how I need to practice gratitude more often, more frequently.

Sometimes we get so caught up with the little problems that might be bothering us at the time. Sometimes we become consumed by them and we let these so called problems control how we feel and cope from day-to-day. Sometimes it's overwhelming.

But during these times, even though it can be difficult at first, we must stop and reflect on all the good that's occuring in our lives. We need to practice gratitude as often as we can, for the sake of our minds, for the sake of our heart, for the sake of our lives...

RW Book Club!

RW Book Club!

It's no secret that I'm a big fan and admirer of Reese Witherspoon: entrepreneur, Oscar winning actress, and Emmy award winning producer! Ever since I can remember, I've adored her! From her movies, to the way she carries herself....the fact that she's from the South too (Southern gals gotta stick together!)...and her immense devotion and "putting her money where her mouth is" mentality over the past few years, for creating content and material for women, by women, has truly inspired me...

Joy, Happiness, & the In-Between

Joy, Happiness, & the In-Between

Joy and happiness.

What causes joy? Can you make yourself happy?

JOY is internal and I believe it manifests from knowing who you are, making peace with that, and your purpose here.

HAPPINESS comes in all forms -- and it's risen up by something good happening to us or around us which then triggers a happy feeling, if we let it.

Happiness is more temporary than joy.

I personally think both of these, intertwined, are essential for a healthy lifestyle -- a healthy journey.

I wanted to share with you a few blurbs, quotes, and thoughts I've recently read... and a couple I hold dear to my heart... that I hope will inspire you... to help you find and keep the joy burning! And I hope they will inspire you to take more chances with your happy!

Movies in November!

Movies in November!

It's officially that time of the year aka one of my most favorite times -- not solely because Christmas is nearing (although that is one reason it's my favorite time of course) but because it's that time of the year when movie studios like to put on many, many free screenings for guild members to attend in hopes that their films will get nominations and hopefully some wins. It's awards season consideration time y! (Cue Happy Dance!)

Along with all of the screenings, this month is stacked & features a good mix of genres! We have a couple of superhero sequels (from Marvel and DC)! We also have a two time Oscar winner gracing the screen again, & a few indies (independent films), including a film from an award winning female director for Netflix that will be screened same-day in theaters and through their streaming service!

I have my usual "maybe" list & my "if it's your jam" list too! So let's dive right into it!