Women in Film

Movies in May!

Movies in May!

Last month's movies were so good and so fun!! :) The two films I recommended, AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR and A QUIET PLACE, did not disappoint and I have and will see them multiple times in the theaters. I loved them! I could talk all day about both actually. And they're for sure at the top of my fave movies list for the year so far, alongside BLACK PANTHER. :)

But back to May! We have a new selection of movies to choose from -- some big tentpole ones and a couple of smaller indie films! :)

My maybe list is jam packed with comedies too, including a play adaptation and one of the funniest ladies in the biz! Also, this might be the first time that I don't have a "if it's your jam" list of the movies that I absolutely won't see that may fancy your interest -- so let's focus on all those recs though!

Here's what's on my watchlist for this month...

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?!

Movies in October!

Movies in October!

October is here and it's kicking awards season off rather nicely -- and it's also pretty jam-packed! There's a very nice selection of dramas -- which includes a couple of "based on true events" ones -- a classic book thriller adaptation (that I mentioned in my Fall Reads post), and a highy anticipated (and long-awaited) sequel to a classic epic! I have my usual "maybes" too...that I'm sure some of you might enjoy and a mini list of "if that's your jam" as well!

So (as I always say) let's get to it! Here's what I plan on seeing (and hopefully you can catch a couple of these too) in the theater this month!!

Movies in August!

Movies in August!

Can you believe it's already August?! This summer (and year) is moving way too fast -- but let's get to it! 

August tends to be a transition period for films. It's the "in-between" as far as big summer blockbuster movies and the smaller, award season contenders aka some movies you might not have really heard of yet. :) The month of August might jumpstart award season by having a few contenders. Award season is my absolute favorite time for movies. (I'll get to that deep love later on... in September/October when things really start poppin' off!!) :) 

My list for this month is a little tricky. I have just as many "maybes" as I do "for sure seeing" but, nevertheless --

Here's what I'm catching in the theater this month:

Inclusion (& First Looks)!

Inclusion (& First Looks)!

I'd love to chat about BLACK PANTHER, A WRINKLE IN TIME, and SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING with you! :)

Coming off of last year when we saw more films with inclusive casts coming out in theaters, I wanted to take a moment to highlight some big tent-pole, blockbuster films that are all about inclusion! 

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...

Movies in June!

Movies in June!

MOVIES: JUNE EDITION!

It's that time again! "Blockbuster season" is in full swing now! However, I'm not extremely anxious to see too much this month (I already saw the one I REALLY wanted to see!), but there are a few movies that I'm looking forward to seeing either this month or soon after (including the one I've seen already and will see again this weekend aka opening weekend :) lol)!

A few movies to watch in JUNE:

  • Wonder Woman*
  • Baby Driver
  • All Eyez on Me
  • The Beguiled

Coffee & Routines (& Gaga)

Coffee & Routines (& Gaga)


Coffee has been a great addition to each one of my days. Okay, let me break it down for you. 

My work schedule can be a little all over the place. A lot of people living in Los Angeles or NYC -- or someone working in an industry like mine, can relate to this. Work days can be really sporadic sometimes.

A few months ago, I started a little routine. I started going to the coffee shop in the mornings -- even if I have a busy day ahead, I try to slip in going in the morning or early afternoon if I can. This is what I like to call my "me time" or "my thing"....

Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman
"I will fight for those who cannot fight for themselves..." - Wonder Woman (Diana Prince)

I had the honor of watching the world premiere of Wonder Woman last night in Hollywood (work perks!) at the Hollywood Pantages Theater with Gal Gadot, Robin Wright, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, and other cast members in attendance. 

Premieres and opening weekends are always fun, especially for iconic roles! The theaters are always packed with excited fans and there's lots of clapping and hootin' and hollerin' when these iconic characters grace the screen for the first time or when they do something cool in a scene! :) I love being in the room with people who really appreciate it and clap during the credits. :) Last night was no different...

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...