Award Show Season 2018 Part 2: The Oscars

*This year, I correctly predicted 19/24 Oscar categories, including Best Picture (which was a very tight race this year – I didn’t have my prediction finalized until an hour before show time) for the 4th year in a row and if that doesn’t mean I’m pretentious film trash I don’t know what does.

As pretentious film trash, the Oscars is one of my favourite nights of the year. As you know, I love all things movies and I actively try to make a point of watching as many movies as I can. This year, we were super lucky that many of the movies that were nominated for Oscars were released in major cinemas around the world and they weren’t just the small, limited release, indie movies so I got to see a lot of them. Continue reading “Award Show Season 2018 Part 2: The Oscars”

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Movie of the Month: Aladdin

I know it seems early for me to be posting my Movie of the Month since there’s still 6 days of February but it’s the last Thursday of February so here we are. I watched quite a few good movies in February including Battle of the Sexes, some of the 2018 Oscar Noms Call Me By Your Name (which gets an honourable mention here for being a really close second) and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. However, this month I also watched Aladdin (for the first time – don’t judge) and really loved it. I’m currently in Australia and there’s a lot of Disney movies on Australian Netflix that we don’t get in Canada so I figured I’ll take advantage of that while I can. Continue reading “Movie of the Month: Aladdin”

Movie of the Month: Molly’s Game

I watched a lot of movies in January (I guess that’s what happens when you’re not in school at the moment) – some new releases, some classics, and some rewatches of old favourites. But my favourite movie that I saw this month was Molly’s Game. Molly’s Game is a crime thriller drama based on the true story of Molly Bloom and her memoir Molly’s Game: From Hollywood’s Elite to Wall Street’s Billionaire Boys Club, My High-Stakes Adventure in the World of Underground Poker.  Continue reading “Movie of the Month: Molly’s Game”

Movie of the Month: The Greatest Showman

Damn, two months in a row where there were so many good movies released. But because movie musicals have a special place in my heart (and embarrassingly I haven’t seen Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi yet…) and I thought this movie was truly magical, I’m going to talk about The Greatest Showman. Continue reading “Movie of the Month: The Greatest Showman”

Movie of the Month: Lady Bird

Yikes, yikes, yikes, I can’t believe it’s the last day of November. But I guess tomorrow I can start listening to Christmas music! I watched a lot of movies in November, I mean a lot of movies (I guess that’s what happens when your school’s on strike), so picking my favourite one was hard. I might have written about Thor Ragnorok but I decided I’ve written about a lot of Marvel superhero movies and that I need to change it up a bit. So as my title suggests, this month I am writing about Lady Bird. Continue reading “Movie of the Month: Lady Bird”

Why You Should Watch Movies in the Theatre

Everyone’s always waiting for this movie and that movie to be put on Netflix or digging through the depths of the Internet to find a free torrent so they can watch it on their 13-15 inch laptop screen. But I feel like movies are an art that is meant to be experienced on the big screen, they’re just so much better and here’s why: Continue reading “Why You Should Watch Movies in the Theatre”

Movie of the Month: Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Ever since I saw Kingsman: The Secret Service, I have been anxiously awaiting this movie. I’ll admit I had high expectations for this movie after having watched the trailers, and while overall I enjoyed the movie and it was relatively well done, I think it fell short in some ways. The Kingsman movies are a perfect combination of action/spy/comedy and they are honestly just so well done. The sequel, The Golden Circle, takes place one year after the events of The Secret Service. This time, Kingsman and Statesman (the American equivalent of Kingsman) must stop Poppy Adams, head of the world’s largest drug cartel from killing everyone who uses recreational drugs. Yes, this plot sounds absolutely ridiculous, but somehow it mostly worked and was a decent movie. Continue reading “Movie of the Month: Kingsman: The Golden Circle”

Movie of the Month: Baby Driver

I can’t believe it’s October on Sunday! I can’t believe I’ve been back at school for 4 weeks! Anyways, I watched a lot of movies in September but Baby Driver was by far my favourite (I know I know, I’m so behind on this but hey, I’ve seen it now). Baby Driver, directed by Edgar Wright is an action, heist type of movie where Baby (Ansel Elgort) a getaway driver for criminal mastermind, Doc (Kevin Spacey) and his partners in crime. Continue reading “Movie of the Month: Baby Driver”