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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!

Reset & Reconnect

Reset & Reconnect

I had a (somewhat) "big birthday" a couple of weeks ago...and I always get in a state of reflection when my birthday arrives. But regardless of birthdays, I find that I tend to think about these things often, especially living here in Los Angeles.

We're constantly reminded that we should be hustling more and more. It surrounds us everywhere -- in every coffee shop, store, and with pretty much every person we meet. 

L.A. is a place where people come to chase their dreams -- or to help bring their dreams to fruition and make them a reality. So it's natural, in a way, that we -- Angelenos -- would have that mindset. But I'm beginning to fully realize that that particular mindset isn't necessarily healthy to have on a constant basis.

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...

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...

Hi Y'all!

Hi Y'all!

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I'm Jess Higgins! I live in Los Angeles (originally from Louisiana), and I just started this little blog because anyone who spends more than 5 minutes with me knows how much I love.....