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The Magic That Is Life

The Magic That Is Life

I saw the most epic moon the other night in Joshua Tree as it was rising up. I was driving and literally pulled over because I was in complete awe. Dan was there, as he always is, for my deep, life thoughts.

There I was realizing, once again, the magic in life. The magic that is life…

Netflix Phenomena!

Netflix Phenomena!

In honor of season 2 of STRANGER THINGS premiering at the end of the month, I wanted to talk a little bit about --

Netflix.

We have all heard of and most likely have all used Netflix, at one point or another -- or even on a daily basis (especially on the weekends, am I right?!). So, how and when did Netflix become such a huge part of our content consumption? How in the heck did Netflix turn into what it is today?!

Dunkirk (and Nolan & Zimmer)!

Dunkirk (and Nolan & Zimmer)!

I want to preface this by saying this is not a spoiler review. These are just some thoughts I had while watching the film, my thoughts after the film, and me expressing my love for Christopher Nolan and Hans Zimmer! :)

Dunkirk follows "Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France as they are surrounded by the German army and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II."*

Okay, y'all -- what can I really say about Dunkirk!? :) It's a little hard for me to fully express my thoughts on this one. I've waited exactly a week to write this, letting my experience settle in and to try to grasp what I witnessed (and also because the NYC premiere is tomorrow and I wanted this post to come out right before it)!

Movies in July!

Movies in July!

MOVIES: JULY EDITION!

It's the July edition already y'all! Time is moving by so quickly it seems. July is also my birthday month!! (And Game of Thrones premieres on my birthday actually! :) See my post on this great series here!) 

But back to why I'm here -- it's time for my movie picks for July!! I always look forward to movies around this time, especially when I know Christopher Nolan has one premiering. He always seems to release his films in July (around my birthday usually). He knows what he's doing! ;)

Also, I can always count on at least one epic film that is both vast, entertaining, and hits a lot of emotional notes. So, here are a few films I'm looking forward to seeing in the theater this month:

  • Dunkirk
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming
  • War for the Planet of the Apes

Summer Lovin' (& Intentional Living)

Summer Lovin' (& Intentional Living)

S U M M E R ! 

It's here (tomorrow to be exact), but it's already, definitely, been "feeling" like it around L.A.

This heat y'all.

This heat is no joke, and I'm from the South! :) I, of course, am grateful for this air conditioned room I'm in while writing this (and for the ocean breeze when I'm on the westside). But this heat, Lord have mercy! Lol! But back to why I'm here (and looking on the B R I G H T side)! ;)

Los Angeles is a great place to be during the summer! Aside from being so ridiculously beautiful, there are so many endless activities, possibilities and staycation ideas...that you literally can't be bored around these parts (unless you "choose" to be)!

I'm starting to fill up my summer to-do list (which includes a lot of creative projects thank goodness!) But one major "thing" aka mantra that's at the top is:

L I V I N G  with  I N T E N T I O N.

I'm sure you've heard this phrase at one point or another. It tends to get thrown around a lot. But it's a mantra I try to hold at the forefront of my mind -- intentional living, to be an active participant in my own life.

I've been living in L.A. a while and I'm about to...

Adaptations

Adaptations

Film and TV Adaptations

There seems to be more and more... and more books being adapted into films or tv shows -- more than usual I should say, over the past few years. It's definitely a "popular" thing to do right now if you're a producer...and books definitely seem like go-to materials for studios lately.

Acquire the rights to a successful book that already has a built-in audience (or sometimes books that haven't even come out yet called galleys that you think will become successful) and adapt them into features or a series -- and BOOM! You might have an instant hit (or so you hope -- The Circle, starring Emma Watson and Tom Hanks was just released and didn't perform that well at the box office, among others).  

This year, there are (around) 20 film adaptations being released. I've already seen two of them...

Movies in May!

Movies in May!

Movies: May Edition!

My absolute favorite time of the year for movies is award season, which comes later in the year. But my second favorite time of the year for movies is definitely the spring/summer season.

A bulk of big studio movies start to make their way into the theater around this time. A few movies that I'm mostly looking forward to in MAY are:

  • Guardians of the Galaxy - Vol. 2
  • Alien: Covenant
  • Everything, Everything

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