Books, Movies

The Thin Line Between Faking it and Felonies: Bad Blood & Fyre

fyre festival

What do a highly advertised first-class musical festival that never happened and a game-changing medical start-up company have in common?

Well, felonies for one big thing.

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Books, Movies, Television

You are Lost: A January Sum-Up

emily and stephanie in a simple favor

After years of being generally perfect early in December WordPress started giving me trouble mainly with leaving Likes but occasionally with comments. It’s been really all over the place and I haven’t had a great deal of time to get a handle on that. But then the other night I was dreaming and I was looking at all the like icons on someones blog…

And then off to the side all by itself, mine. Under the heading You are Lost.

Even my dreams are fucking with me this month.

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Books, Movies, Television

Recommendations for Avoiding the Big Game…

football recs

So I thought I’d do some recommendations for those of us who aren’t watching the Super Bowl but who are stuck where everyone else is- or just recommendations period for a Winter Sunday. Then it sort of turned into a Super Bowl themed tag and includes books, movies, shows.

The whole nine years… which is a football thing right? Or golf? I don’t remember.

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Books, Television

Who’s Getting the Iron Throne…

jon and drogo

I admit I have two modes when it comes to Game of Thrones: complaining about it and endless speculating/theorizing. So it’s been a stressful month I thought I’d have a little fun with a Who’s Gonna Get the Throne list and my percentage chances for each of the big ones.

Obviously spoilers for the show and the books up to this point and a lot of speculation about both. Disclaimer these are just my opinions and thoughts on some of the theories so if I seem to be mocking one you truly believe in I don’t mean to be but like I said I just want to have some fun 🙂

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Books

What Would You Do?

My Sister, the Serial Killer

My Sister, the Serial Killer

By: Oyinkan Braithwaite

Grade: A

At what point do you realize there might be a problem? That your sibling might actually be a serial killer? That maybe not all these guys where not abusive assholes trying to kill her who helpfully turned around to let her stab them in the back…

You never know.

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Movies

9 to 5: Still Sadly Relevant

fonda, parton and tomlin in 9 to 5

9 to 5

Directed By: Colin Higgins

Grade: B+

9 to 5 was my Blind Spot pick for January. Mainly because I wanted to watch something funny and low-key because I’ve had that song in my head off and on since Dumplin’ in December!

The film is about three overworked harassed women (Jane Fonda, Dolly Parton and Lily Tomlin) who attempt to get even with the creep boss whose taking advantage of them played by Dabny Coleman.

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Movies

The Glass that Could Have Been

Glass

Glass

Directed By: M. Night Shyamalan

Grade: C

A question about Glass- where did he get that suit? I mean his character has been in the psych ward since Unbreakable. He’s supposed to be exceedingly highly sedated throughout this movie but then he shows up in this shiny suit that just screams, “I need a lair and a hairless cat to pet,” and no one says anything? I suppose his mother could have brought it but still…

Seems odd.

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Movies, Other

Nancy Drew, Oscars Noms & Funko Fail

sophie lillis as nancy drew

Did I completely miss we’re getting a Nancy Drew adaptation this year? I admit I’m possibly more excited about Sophie Lillis (IT) playing Nancy because that just seems like great casting.

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Books

Romantic Books for the Anti-Romantic Reader

rochester and jane

Maybe anti-romantic is a little harsh. Not romantically inclined? Like a little bit of darkness in your love story (or a lot) such as it were? With Valentine’s Day right around the corner I thought I’d offer some ideas for books that have just the right amount to appeal to the person who likes a certain kind of love story.

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Books

Addiction, Marriage & Falling Apart

Adele

Adèle

By: Leila Slimani

Grade: C+

Okay, I admit the only other book or film I’ve watched about a character with sex education was Shame and while I thought it was really good I didn’t exactly watch that for learning purposes, you know? So I can’t speak to how this book deals with sex addiction per say but I think anyone whose dealt with any kind of addiction will recognize a lot in here.

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