I just saw The Croods on Netflix. So I dug out my old Tumblr post on it. One of my better analyses from back then. http://sildarmillionsays.tumblr.com/post/46815555853/why-i-liked-the-croods-so-much
I'm going back to my Tumblr posts. I'm going back to two posts, published as "Oversimplification" Parts 1 and 2. I realized that the unifying theme is movies about extreme academic pressure and the impostor syndrome. I've suffered from the impostor syndrome, so makes sense that I was really worked up about how these movies … Continue reading Oversimplification of the Impostor Syndrome
After my initial reaction to Black Panther, I've had some more time to process everything and so, I'm writing another review that's more structured. There are some new points and mostly old points, but my thoughts are better organized here: Yes, the hype surrounding Black Panther has everything to do with the all-black cast, black director, black … Continue reading Black Panther: Follow-up Thoughts
Spoiler Warning! This is an in-depth spoiler review. Wow. I was blown away by this movie. Because there is so much to dissect and break down and I have so many thoughts and I'm just going to barely scratch the surface. I'm going to assume anyone reading this is already familiar with the cultural importance … Continue reading Black Panther: THAT Good!
Review: The Hundredth Queen by Emily R. King This was a free book from May's Kindle's First Reads picks. I'll be honest, I picked this one because I thought it would be fraught with cultural appropriation and I thought I'd make a good time of it calling it out for that. Well, okay, also because I … Continue reading The Hundredth Queen: Cultural Appropriation?
I thought the movie was good...and I don't have a whole lot more to say about it. But I do have thoughts on other issues surrounding the movie! First, I'll give my quick review. Not taking into account the 1991 original, I thought this was a really good adaptation of the Beauty and the Beast … Continue reading Beauty and the Beast Review (ish)
So this post was sitting in drafts all ready to go (for how many months now?), so I just pressed the publish button: Having finally completed the series, I have decided to post my reviews from Goodreads here. Apparently I never wrote one for Scarlet. And if I ever read and review Wire and Nerves, … Continue reading Review and Discussion: The Lunar Chronicles
Let's go in reverse order Honestly I have no thoughts on this. I was very indifferent and mildly entertained. And definitely didn't think this was as bad as... Updated thoughts: Yes, the Martha thing was stupid, but it was funny too. I guess I was so frustrated by the movie by that point, this was … Continue reading DCEU So far
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany My rating: 4 of 5 stars Read on: July 31, 2016 I never pre-ordered a Harry Potter book (or any book for that matter) and I never read a Harry Potter book in it's entirety the day it came out (never even got … Continue reading Reading Harry Potter and the Cursed Child