As many of you know, I live with my boyfriend Kevin. It's the first time I have lived with a romantic partner, and the first time I've lived with anybody at all for the last 2-ish years. While we are so, so happy with our decision to move in together, it has definitely brought on … Continue reading In Defense of Physical Media
This post also ran here on NextBestPicture.com, with some minor editing changes. I am quite literally showing my age here, but I saw “(500) Days of Summer” when I was 13 years old. I was not a scholar; I was not a cinephile; hell, I am sure I was still watching Disney Channel Original Movies … Continue reading (500) Days of Summer – A 10 Year Retrospective from a 23-Year-Old Girl
This week on the Cinnamon Post Brunch Club, the three friends discuss their experiences with coming of age films and other stories, and how they have been shaped by them over the years. Not a lot of jokes in this summary, just good friend bonding vibes. Media mentioned: Digimon, Pokemon, Edge of Seventeen, Donnie Darko, … Continue reading CPBC #16 – Coming of Age Stories
Full transparency, I did not watch “Superbad” until last year. There was something inherently off-putting to me about it, something about the types of men and boys around me who loved it a little bit too much and for the wrong reasons. When I finally did get around to watching it, I was pleasantly surprised … Continue reading “Bridesmaids,” “Booksmart,” and My Experience Growing Up During the Decade of Female-Led Comedies
While rewatching the 2009 MGM remake of “Fame” recently (I know, why do I do this to myself, etc), I found myself watching a trope that I feel like I’ve seen a thousand times before, but had yet to be articulated. Malik (Collins Pennie) is sitting in a room while all of his peers face … Continue reading Why are artists the only people we encourage to have feelings?
This week on the Cinnamon Post Brunch Club, the three friends discuss spoilers: what are they, do they matter, and why the MCU can make us mad sometimes. Media spoiled: Back to the Future, The Perfect Date, Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back, Avengers: Infinity War, IT, KOTOR 1 and 2, Until Dawn. Media mentioned: Game … Continue reading CPBC #12 – Spoilers: A Concept
Spoilers ahead. Game of Thrones, HBO's enormously successful epic fantasy drama, enters its eighth and final season on April 14. Audiences love the show so much that YouTube videos of people reacting to its biggest moments at a Chicago bar regularly rack up more than one million views each. The show' growth into a hype … Continue reading Game of Games
With all of my 2018 film viewings finally coming to a close, it's time to reveal what my absolute favorites were. Obviously, this is not the be-all-end-all of lists, but this is what has stuck with me throughout the year and will stick with me for years to come. Runner Up - "Assassination Nation" Maybe … Continue reading Celia’s Top 10 Movies of 2018
Treasure Planet is my favorite Disney Movie. This is a simplistic statement, and does not quantify it to be the BEST Disney movie because I think plenty of us can agree that which movie is the best will change based on what you need in the moment. There are Disney movies for Musical Bop Time … Continue reading I Really Wanna Talk About Treasure Planet!!!!