Beirut

Alright so let’s get expectations for this movie out of the way. something something it’s important to know where I’m coming from with things like this. I had absolutely no expectations for the movie Beirut, mostly because up until I saw it I had heard just about nothing about it. I just happened to check showtimes on my MoviePass app (#Notsponsored) and it had a poster with John Hamm up for this movie, I like John Hamm so why not go see it?  you never know right? Beirut is a new drama movie starring John Hamm and Rosamund Pike. It’s…

I Feel Pretty

Aight let’s get something out of the way. Going into this movie I expected it to be bad, and that’s not an entirely fair thing to think going into any movie. I don’t think it’s a huge deal but I do think it’s important for me to take note of biases like that before talking about a movie. That being said let’s move forward. You can watch a brief version of my thoughts or read a little more in-depth down below. I Feel Pretty is a new comedy movie starring Amy Schumer, the movie follows the story of Renee Bennett,…

Rotten Tomatoes

I have conflicting feelings about Rotten Tomatoes. I know for a lot of people it’s a really useful tool to help them decide what movies to go see, but there is a slight problem with it. The Tomatometer. The Tomatometer is the number that pops up on sites like Fandango, and it’s the number that movies use in their marketing campaigns now. It determines if a movie is “fresh” or “rotten”.  The way that Rotten Tomatoes calculates this number is kind of deceiving though. You see in order for a movie to be considered fresh it has to have received…

Movie Roundup

Alright, I said I was going to do a movie roundup for today so here we go. Unsane This was a pretty good movie, and I came into it with almost no expectations. This movie was marketed as a psychological thriller where you wouldn’t be able to tell if the lead character played by Claire Foy (Yes The Crowns Claire Foy) was crazy or not. However, the movie pretty much abandoned that idea from the get-go as it’s pretty obvious what’s happening is real and not in her head. This will frustrate a lot of audience members but I still…

Black Panther

Black Panther is the 18th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It was directed by Ryan Coogler and stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan and Lupita Nyong’o. I think I got myself over hyped for this one. I went into Black Panther hoping for a glorious renaissance that would enlighten the Marvel Cinematic Universe and take it to heights I never could have dreamed of. Instead I came out thinking the more things change, the more they stay the same. Black Panther is an absolutely  stunning showcase of just how well oiled the Marvel movie machine has become. Black Panther…

Nostalgic Eating

I need to start this blog post with a disclaimer. The burger place that I ate from for this post was Brigham Young University’s (BYU) own Creamery outlet. I’m not biased towards this establishment because I’m currently enrolled at BYU, rather I’m biased towards it because when I first attended BYU all the way back in Summer/Fall of 2011, I ate there a lot and have quite a few memories attached to the place, and even more memories attached to the burgers I ordered so frequently from there. I would think that aside from my mother’s roasted potatoes (they’re actually…

Da Big Mac

I don’t think anyone would or could even argue that McDonald’s is a classic American institution. The golden arches are a fundamental piece on how both American’s and the rest of world look at American culture. I’m sure a rousing discussion about how a fast food chain influenced the culture of the most powerful nation in the world sounds fascinating to you, but I’m not here to do anything like that. I’m here to ask a much simpler question. Does McDonald’s have the best burger in Provo? It’s a long shot I know, but it wouldn’t be fair if I didn’t…