What I’ve Been Up To | An Update

So I left the blogosphere for a hot minute– but for good reason! I wanted to take the time to address a couple exciting items behind my absence. Though I’ve felt guilty for dedicating focus elsewhere, I’m excited to share what I’ve been doing as well as take a victory lap back to my blog…

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The Female Athlete Spectacle

No thanks to Southwest Virginia’s tedious film distribution, I finally saw I, Tonya last month. I believe my exact words used to describe it post-viewing were “show-stopping”. Craig Gillespie’s I, Tonya was an energetic, raw heap of fun that I would gladly see again. While I’m familiar with the infamous Nancy Kerrigan incident (me to pop culture is peas to carrots–…

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Three Billboards Outside– Where, Exactly?

It appears Frances McDormand ‘inclusion rode’ her way into another well-earned victory for Best Actress in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017). The peculiar little tale follows a mother scorn after the her daughter’s murder and the darkly comedic aftermath of her small town’s police department. Three Billboards sailed through awards season with high praise for its chaotic glance…

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Black Panther’s Perfect Timing

I knew ahead of time– both peripherally and intuitively– that Black Panther would be excellent. The $8 ticket was just for incidentals, really, because attending the premiere was a sure thing. Marvel makes no mistakes, that much we are all aware. Still, Black Panther had to show up to succeed. It wasn’t exactly a question of if it would deliver,…

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Your Valentine’s Day Movie Viewing Guide

Happy Valentine’s Day all lovers and loners! Romance films are the bread and butter of this month. Top off your February 14th with the perfect movie for your mood– all of these are better with chocolate. If you’re in for a classic…   If you’re looking for sex… (the nice stuff)   (the naughty stuff)  …

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Bloody Valentine: I Love True Crime

A little about me: I’m the cat lady demographic Law and Order thrives on. I don’t keep it a secret I have a darker side to my interests, but since the horror market has gone a little dry as of late, I’ve turned to the more factually inspired this winter. I’ve always loved true crime. Blame it…

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Shape of Abuse

You know, The Grammy’s almost had me fooled. As I watched my favorite musicians smile and wave upon entry, white #TimesUp roses in tow, I thought this awards ceremony would be a solid progression in keeping the movement relevant, giving the collective statement against sexual abuse the respect it deserves. Red carpet interviews were directed…

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Why Doubting Yourself As An Artist Is Actually The Devil

Lately I’ve been doing some spiritual repurposing; closing out my day with prayer, incorporating more gratitude into my interactions and generally trying to be more aware  of my footing in life. And, as promised in the Good Book, it’s working out in my favor. Even if faith isn’t your thing, a moment or two of…

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The New Paramount Network Is Made For Female 20-Somethings

This past week, network programming waved goodbye to the 15-year-old Spike TV network and officially welcomed the re-branded Paramount Network. Other than a new association with a major film company, the quiet premiere of Paramount Network doesn’t initially forecast any waves made against the primetime giants. The new network does, however, show exciting promise– hinting…

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Black Museum is Scarier Than Anything Coming Out in 2018

The first month of the year is often met with optimism– we are certain of all the good things coming our way in the next 52 weeks. Prosperity, new beginnings and– of course– new media. I hate to put an end to that optimism, but there is a glaring issue in the upcoming year I…

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