As promised, a teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi dropped yesterday and it was absolutely gorgeous. I’ve watched it about a dozen times now, discussed with friends, and watched a handful of youtube videos dissecting the trailer.
Smack in the middle of March, Spring Break came along and I was able to catch up on all the television I missed over the semester. With my Hulu subscription, I watched some old episodes of Cartoon Network’s amusing, yet at times dry, Regular Show and the surprisingly good We Bare Bears. I tried my best to catch up in Modern Family, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and continued my attempt to finish Tina Fey’s 30 Rock – I’m only on S02E09 after almost a year of beginning the series. My efforts to watch more episodes of these shows failed mainly because I was engulfed in the worlds of two brilliant pieces of television. They happened to be FX’s Legion and Cartoon Network’s Samurai Jack.
Because I had Spring Break in the middle of the month and school work semi-ended, I was able to revert back to my old ways and devoured several hours of movies! Some were Oscar nominated films that I missed in theaters, others were small indie films, one classic film, and a couple of films I watched were actually featured in my most anticipated March movies list.
The featured image is actually a small exchange of texts between my younger sister and I. No I didn’t care that I was in class, but yes I was still on task though because I was in my BLOGGING workshop looking for something to write about, and of course I was instantaneously pumped!
Titled the “The Long Walk”, the seventh season promo of Game of Thrones teases that the various story arcs of the epic HBO series will finally clash together. Does this promo foreshadow an imminent all out war between Jon, Cersei, and Khaleesi? A possible team-up with The King of the North and the Mother of Dragons?? After 6 seasons Winter
is has finally come, and, judging by the frost exhaled by Cersei at the end of the 90 seconds, it seems like Season 7 will see an imminent attack by the White Walkers.
Personally I’m overly anxious to see a much needed reunion between Arya, Sansa, and Jon and am in desperate need of more White Walker vs Westerosi battles. Let me know what excites you are anticipating the most about Season 7!
GET PUMPED, GET PUMPED, GET PUMPED!!!!
The 7th Season of Game Thrones is set to release July 7th.
In 2016 I watched 116 movies, possibly more, making it the most amount of movies that I have watched in a single year (beating 2015 by 30+ films). This year, last year I should say now, I revisited some favorites, watched a few classics, rewatched some films that I loved as a kid and saw them in an entirely new light as an adolescent, and watched a bunch a movies for the very first time- some I loved, some I hated. I explored a handful of French films and got a glimpse of a couple indies. This list is truly diverse and filled with a bunch of gems that some may or may not know. So fill free to explore my 2016 film watchlist……
Rogue One (dir. Gareth Edwards) is the very first entry in the Star Wars franchise’s slated three film anthology series. Many fans, including myself ,were highly skeptical about how necessary it was to tell the story of how the schematics for the first Death Star found its way into Rebellion hands. Rogue One had to prove that its story was worth telling, it not only had to serve as a successful prequel but it had to be a strong stand alone film that could differentiate itself from what are now known as the “Episodes” as well. It had to introduce, for the very first time, non-Skywalker/Jedi affiliated characters whilst concluding their stories without the benefit of proceeding projects. Miraculously, against the immense amount of pressure and obscenely high expectations, Disney, Edwards and the cast of Rogue One fulfilled these requirements and then some.
X-Men Apocalypse, directed by Bryan Singer, is the latest film in the now sixteen year old X-Men movie franchise. Early reviews of the movie were surprisingly quite negative but I tried my best to ignore them and walked into the theater with a clear mind. After successfully neglecting all externally fed opinions I walked out the cinema with pure elation thinking that the film was fantastic. I had the urge to share my feelings towards this movie with the world and slam the early reviews that were so very wrong. After deep reflection it is safe to say that X-Men Apocalypse is the definitive X-Men movie.