The Nature of Love

So there’s this song that I’ve been listening to a bunch for a little while now. It’s called The Nature of Love and it’s by Sinitus Tempo, (click the link to listen to it, I recommend you do while you read it because I’m super pretentious and think it might affect how you perceive what I’m saying) I have absolutely no idea how to define his music in terms of genre, but that probably has more to do with my lack of knowledge when it comes to music than him having a mind-bending sound that defies common conventions of what…

New (School) Year, New Me

It’s a new semester for me so I wanted to take a quick moment to look back on my summer in writing to reflect and then perhaps even look a little bit forward to speculate on what I’m hoping to accomplish over the next few months, does that sound good? Not that it even matters if you agree this is just what’s happening. I’m really trying to be polite though. Ok so if I’m being honest, I actually liked most of the writing I did over the summer, which is kind of surprising because normally I hate everything I write…

Canadian Jams Eh?

I’m doing something different today, not different like yesterday though. Today rather than giving my thoughts on some random topic I have a request. A request specifically for Canadian friends of mine that read this blog. I need you to recommend me good Canadian music. Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve taken a fair bit of flak from these yanks I live around in Provo about the great white north, so I want to find some great Canadian things to show them whats what and I’m starting with music. So great Canadian music, ideally I’m looking for rock groups,…

The Happytime Murders

So the Happytime Murders was released in theatres this weekend and I saw it. Oof. This movie was just plain old frustrating to watch. My personal takeaway from this movie is how utterly unrefined it was. And not just in the fact that it takes the idea of a raunchy comedy and leans heavily into it like so much that it was the only thing they marketed about it, but it felt like every joke and story point never made it past a first draft. Like something would get suggested by the writers and at no point did anyone ask,…

Y’all Ready for This?

Is it just me or is it bonkers that I’m nervous about reviewing a movie about the Ku Klux Klan in 2018 because people might think it’s too touchy of a subject? Like that’s nuts right? Freaking 2018 is way to weird for me… For those unaware, the movie I’m speaking of is Spike Lee’s new movie/joint Blackklansman. It stars John David Washington as Ron Stallworth and Adam Driver as Flip Zimmerman, two detectives that go undercover to investigate, infiltrate, and inevitably foil a terrorist attack by the Ku Klux Klan in an utterly bizarre story that is somehow based…

The Dumpster

Ok, so I sat down yesterday to start writing out the final post looking back at my 8 months with MoviePass. I was planning on talking about the 8 worst movies I saw in that time, but as I started working through it became really clear to me that I only wanted to talk about one of these movies. So that’s what I’m gonna do, just keep in mind that while I’m only specifically talking about one movie, there are 7 others that I feel just as much contempt, disappointment, and anger towards. So Trek: The Movie, what a mess….

Hoo Boy

Thus far as I’ve looked back on my time with MoviePass I’ve focused on movies that I liked. Now we’re heading into less pleasing territory. What I call the “Hoo boys”. I call them this because these movies are just good enough that some people like Love them, but they’re generally pretty bad movies, at least to me. So when people mention to me that they loved something like Life of the Party or Equalizer II and it’s like just their favourite movie ever. I have the mentally go “hoo boy” before moving forward with the conversation. Because if I’m not careful they’re going…