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Game of Thrones Season Seven Premiere: “Dragonstone”

Game of Thrones Season Seven Premiere: “Dragonstone”

I cannot lie, I avoided trailers and news and any single tiny piece of information regarding the 7th season of Game of Thrones because I wanted to go into the season fresh as the fallen snow that has begun to engulf the realm. So as the days grew near, I cannot emphasize how utterly and completely emotional I got over the premiere. Luckily, as such an awesome and intense standard has already been set by this groundbreaking and fantastic show, I was not disappointed. As the first episode of the season, it was pretty standard in one way. We got to check in with the important characters and see how they are beginning this season and how they...

Movie Review: “Keeping Up with the Joneses”

Movie Review: “Keeping Up with the Joneses”

Keeping Up with the Joneses follows the lives of two homebodies Karen and Jeff Gaffney (Isla Fisher and Zach Galifianakis) who get more than they bargained for when they begin snooping on their new neighbors Tim and Natalie Jones (Jon Hamm and Gal Gadot).  When the empty house on the block gets snatched up in a heartbeat, the Gaffneys wonder who could be so interested in their tiny little social bubble. Feeling already like their lives are a little dull, Karen and Jeff can’t help but be jealous of the gorgeous new neighbors. Tim and Natalie are regal and worldly, and more than the Gaffneys can handle. But when it becomes apparent...

Movie Review: “Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping”

Movie Review: “Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping”

Ridiculous mockumentary featuring the stylings of Andy Samberg and Lonely Island?  Sign me up! Though thoroughly panned and considered a large box office bomb, I cannot deny that this film had something going for it at least a little bit. The documentary style follows the life of star Connor (Andy Samberg) and how his career in music has evolved. First, he became a star being part of a group called the Style Boyz, but once tensions began to rise he branched out on his own to become Connor4Real.  But things aren’t going super well for Connor’s new album and he soon must figure out how to be the best person he can be but also...

Movie Review: “Loving”

Movie Review: “Loving”

Finding someone to love isn’t easy, and loving someone is even harder. You have to get used to their personality, their quirks. You fight, you make up, and maybe sometimes even break up.  Richard Loving and Mildred Jeter were lucky enough to find that perfect love.  The person you want to annoy for the rest of your and their lives. But the problem was that they fell in love with each other: a white man and a woman of color.  And in 1958, that was deemed unacceptable. Mildred, played by Ruth Negga, is in love with Richard Loving, played by Joel Edgerton. At 18, she becomes pregnant and the two go to Washinton, D.C. to marry.  In...

Movie Review: “The Birth of a Nation”

Movie Review: “The Birth of a Nation”

Race relations and slavery have always been a topic of controversy, especially now in the U.S. where police brutality against African Americans is a hot button issue. Initially, I was keen on watching the film even though I knew it would put me in an uncomfortable mood. But learning to be a white ally means learning to sit with discomfort and listening to what others have experienced. This film reminded me of a similar feeling as when I watched Django Unchained. To be an aware person means to see the inequality and learn from it, even and especially if you feel uncomfortable. The Birth of a Nation bears the same title as a 1915 film, which...

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