filmmaking

When They See Us! (and Chernobyl)

When They See Us! (and Chernobyl)

I love a good limited series. A show that introduces and wraps up a show in just a few episodes and is, essentially, a very long movie.

I’ve recently watched a couple of extraordinary ones that were recently released and based on true events. Both are getting rave reviews (and rightfully so)! I’m sure you’ve heard of and maybe you’ve even seen both of these already. But just in case you haven’t, I wanted to shed some light on them, especially one in particular…

Movies in April!

Movies in April!

It's April, which means spring is here (and the new Avengers: Infinity War is about to drop)!!

Last month, I saw a good amount of movies, thanks to my MoviePass! My favorite one from last month was a movie that was actually on my "maybe list" -- Ready Player One! Also quick side note, if you're looking for a way to see more movies in the theater, I highly suggest signing up for MoviePass! Life-changing for all movie lovers y'all, life-changingl! :)

Back to the movies for this month, I only have two films that I'm really, really excited to see! It's the shortest list I've had so far but one I also believe includes absolute hits! One of them is in a genre I hardly ever watch! (Oh geez!) The other is one that doesn't even need a description. ;)

My maybe list is stacked, and I'm positive I will be seeing a good amount of those as well, thanks to (again) my MoviePass! :) Also, I have a few on my "if it's your jam list" for the ones I won't be seeing but my fancy your interest.

So grab your cup of joe, and let's get to it! Here's what I'm seeing this month in theaters!

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)

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 September!

Movies in September!

Movies in September!

Game of Thrones just ended (holy crap you guys -- what a season)! I'm going to really miss the cinematic beauty and storytelling of this show (also, our favorite episodic shows will be premiering later this month as well). But, we're getting closer to awards season, which (hopefully) means we'll start seeing some films that (hopefully) push boundaries and are out-of-the-box fantastic! Films that make us want to leave the bold, fresh tv shows we watch at home...to go out for the night to the theater!

I'm looking forward to a few films in September. All three of them actually have something in common -- they're based on true events! But I'm extremely excited about one in particular, starring recent Oscar winner and one of my favorite actresses Emma Stone! Along with my list of "movies to watch"...I have my "maaaybe list" and I've added one to see if "that's your jam" but that I most likely won't watch. So let's get to it shall we!

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! 

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 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