2020 Blind Spot Series: The Notebook (2004)

Despite my not being into romantic films, I considered it a lack of mine to have not seen the one film many believe to be the greatest romance ever, Nick Cavassetes's The Notebook. Unlike my previous Blind Spot picks though, I did know a little going in because, when the idea of becoming a film blogger wasn't even at the back of my mind, I gave the film a chance only to quit after 10 minutes. It didn't go much better this time around as, while I managed to finish it, I found The Notebook to be just an overrated romantic flick.

Babyteeth (2019)

Some movies you just love. Some movies you just hate. Some you think are okay but turn out to be a lot more. Shannon Murphy’s Babyteeth definitely is one of the latter as I wasn’t that invested in it and yet it had a devastating, emotional effect on me. 

Thursday Movie Picks: Television Edition: Book to TV Adaptations

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"The book is better", is something I often find myself saying when talking about (mediocre) films based on books I read and loved. It's a bit different when it comes to TV series as the long form nature of series is better suited to the purpose. It comes without saying that for this week's Thursday Movie Picks I'm going with three series that are as good if not better than the books they are adapted from. Also, theme within a theme alert! All three were written by women and has women as their main characters. 

Thursday Movie Picks: Period Dramas

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Since Spike Lee’s opinion of Green Book is all over Twitter these days I can’t help but say that period dramas aren’t my cup of tea and I would have gladly skipped this Thursday Movie Picks week. But since I vowed to not miss a single week this year, here I am talking about period dramas. And since this is the LGBTQ pride month I’m going with LGBTQ films.

Love at Second Sight: Call Me by Your Name (2017)

I still remember the first time I watched Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me by Your Name as if it were yesterday. It was a winter afternoon as cold as the film left me. As much as I wanted to love the film since it would be representing Italy at the Oscars, and I had heard nothing but praises for it, I felt absolutely nothing other than boredom. This time though, it was a whole different experience as I found myself on the verge crying multiple times, only to burst into tears towards the end.

Thursday Movie Picks: Prequels

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Let's be honest, prequels are the new Hollywood way to make more money off a worn-out franchise. This, however, doesn't necessarily mean these films have to be bad. In fact, there are plenty of good prequels and those are the ones I'm focusing on for this week's Thursday Movie Picks.

Announcing the "Love at Second Sight" Series

It's happened to all of us, watching a film everybody loves only to have the high expectations crashed by a film that miserably fails to live up to its fame. It surely has happened to me plenty of times. But just because we didn't like a film the first time we watched it, it doesn't mean we won't like it, or love it even, on a second watch, maybe years later. 

Thursday Movie Picks: Deadly Sins Edition: Sloth

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Remember when back in March I said gluttony is the sin I'm the most guilty of? Well, never mind because this whole quarantine turned me into the greater sinner of sloth ever. Which kind of has an upside if you think about it because I could say I'm a sloth sinner as in a sloth who has committed a sin, the sin to be too adorable. Okay... I guess it's enough rambling for one day. I'll just leave you with my three picks about sloth.

Monthly Recap: May 2020

I don't know what's bothering me the most, that time is flying and it's June already or that there's still seven months before this shitty year ends. Either way, I'm glad May is over because it was a very challenging month for me. I suffered from back pain and struggled with aching joins for a week, not to mention the breast pain I had most of the month and the hay fever that hit me like a truck this year and made me wish I was dead.