Movies

Madness, Myth & Man in the Lighthouse

The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse

Directed By: Robert Eggers

The Lighthouse stars Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe as two lighthouse keepers who take a four-week shift on a small island far out into the ocean. They spend four weeks pretty much driving each other crazy only for a storm to impede the much needed shift changeover.

Then the real fun starts.

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Books

Ninth House is Worth a Pledge

Ninth House

Ninth House

By: Leigh Bardugo

Ninth House was probably my most anticipated book of the year. It’s one of my favorite authors making the jump from YA to Adult. Although I admit I find that line really blurred already especially in Bardugo’s case.

Strong but flawed heroine, ghosts, magic, creepy towns and an ages old murder mystery mixed in with a current murder was right up my alley and perfect for this time of year.

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Movies

5 Great Films for Fall/Life Slumps

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Admittedly I’m in a bit of a life slump this month. So I thought I’d do another Great Falls Films that are worth a watch and (in some cases any way) brighten a mood!

I mean these are all good films to watch any time of the year but there’s something about them all that scream Fall to me.

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Books

The Downside of Superheroes

Collateral Damage

Collateral Damage

By: Taylor Simonds

I really love the fact that superheroes are so ingrained in us at this point- it’s so much a part of our landscape that now our art is starting to reflect things like the psychology of superheroes and living with them for normal people.

Plus this is a fantastic book cover!

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Television

Thoughts on The Crown Trailer

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Season 3 of The Crown is probably the last of my last big anticipated entertainment events of 2019. Netflix dropped the trailer and overall I’m actually a little more excited.

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Movies

A Ramble Through Zombieland

Zombieland Double Tap

Zombieland Double Tap

Directed By: Ruben Fleischer

Watching anything about the zombie apocalypse or any really makes you think about the universal truths of life. Like I’d find a library and a stash of chocolate and wait for the end – which would come super quick for me despite the amount of zombie stuff I watch- I also realized another universal truth for me at least.

When eating popcorn one piece at least will always go down my shirt.

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Television

Just Don’t Hurt Hank: Barry Season One

Bill Hader as Barry

Barry

Created By: Bill Hader & Alec Berg

The first thing I want to admit about season one of Barry is it took me until episode 3 to really get into it. When Barry and Hank have the bullet argument I was totally in. And I find the character work and the writing of each season fascinating. Not the least bit because I’ve watched so many interviews with Hader and Berg about writing it that I can’t stop myself.

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Books

Dark & Spooky Fall Reading Recommendations

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I’m a very mood/seasonal reader. So around this time of year I’m definitely on the hunt for scary dark books, thrillers, creepy weird stuff you wouldn’t normally find me reading in the dog days of Summer. I recently did a TBR  of what I want to read this spooky season I thought I’d offer some good book recommendations of things I already read and loved!

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Books

The Widow of Pale Harbor

the widow of pale harbor

The Widow of Pale Harbor

By: Hester Fox

When I read the synopsis of The Widow of Pale Harbor about a man with a secret past, a woman living in a big old mansion scorned by the town for fear she’s a witch and a series of escalating crimes based on the writings of Edgar Allen Poe I was like sign me up!

More than anything else I would classify this book as a romance and… do not sign me up.

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