Do You Want to Go Back to Eighth Grade?

Do you remember what middle school was like? Or maybe you’re right now in the painful throes of it. For me, eighth grade was 15 years ago. It both feels like forever ago, but also like the awkwardness and embarrassment and true angst I experienced is buried just underneath the surface of my adult life.... Continue Reading →

Do You Have Nerve? // Movie Review + GIVEAWAY!

I had the wonderful chance to check out Emma Roberts' and Dave Franco's new film "Nerve" early at Vidcon this year.  It was such a fun experience being in room full of teenagers freaking out and every intended beat. (Imagine the squeals when Dave Franco shows up on screen for the first time. Oh goodness!)... Continue Reading →

Why American Sniper Isn’t Oscar Worthy

  Since seeing the first trailer for American Sniper, I was torn about my feelings for it, whether I should see it, whether it would be any good, what kind of light it would portray topics I find touchy. But after hearing that it had 6 Oscar nominations, most notably that of Best Picture, I... Continue Reading →

The Reality of “Running For Your Life” in Movies

  I was watching the movie “How I Live Now” starring Saoirse Ronan recently—incidentally a lovely Netflix find—which chronicles the experiences of an American girl who’s decided to stay in England with her young cousins and lover as World War III breaks out all around them.  (Why you would even send your child to spend... Continue Reading →

My Unanswered TFIOS Question

 MAJOR SPOILER ALERT! If you have not read the book or seen the movie, do not continue reading! I don’t want to ruin your TFIOS experience. You need to deal with all the feels first. I read John Green’s “The Fault In Our Stars” back in the summer of 2012 when it first hit bookshelves.... Continue Reading →

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