Summer TV: 12 Reasons to Stay Indoors

Summer TV: 12 Reasons to Stay Indoors

Summer used to be fresh air, time at the beach, backyard BBQs and relatively no time in front of the television. That’s all changing this summer. Since the beginning of June, new shows have been premiering to rave reviews every week. Summer television now seems to be the time for inventive, fresh, and exciting new shows. There is truly something for everyone with sci-fi, romantic comedy, crime dramas and lots of dramadies to keep you glued to the TV and…

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Come From Away: Thriving in a State of Emergency

Come From Away: Thriving in a State of Emergency

Come From Away, the newest musical at La Jolla Playhouse, tells the touching true story of the small town of Gander, Newfoundland, Canada which double in population for five days when over 30 planes were diverted to the island after all planes were rerouted on September 11, 2001. The story of 9,000 stranded travelers spending almost a week in this strange land full of friendly people is so vibrant and ripe for telling that it’s hard to believe it hasn’t been…

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The Art of Movie Marketing: Jurassic World

The Art of Movie Marketing: Jurassic World

Jurassic World is going to be a huge money maker. That’s not up for debate. What is being discussed ad nauseam are the over the top CG, sexism, and stupid plot points (trained raptors). As a huge Jurassic Park fan, I’ve been excited to see Jurassic World for the last couple years. I’m seeing the movie this Friday and I’m trying not to let what I read color my giddiness. What’s clear though is that regardless of my opinion once…

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Mad Max: Fury Road

Mad Max: Fury Road

Exciting. Breathtaking. Funny. Nerve-racking. These are the adjectives that should describe every summer blockbuster and action film. For the last few years, however, tent-pole films could be described as bloated, sappy, overwrought, and a CGI black hole. Mad Max: Fury Road finally reminded us what we’ve all been missing from action films of late; bad ass women, men not wearing tights or superhero costumes, and action with real consequences. If action, violence, cars, heavy metal, and dystopia don’t sound like…

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Podcasts: My Rush Hour Sanity

Podcasts: My Rush Hour Sanity

I live 12 miles from my job. Those 12 miles take me an hour to drive in the morning and between an hour and an hour and a half in the evening. I’ve been doing the commute for over 3 years and while, at some point, I did stop having small meltdowns every night (the drive home is always mentally harder than the start of the day for me) I was still relatively cranky. I’d listen to the radio or…

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Settlers of Catan: A Film?

Settlers of Catan: A Film?

My sister, Sara, brought to my attention that there are plans for a movie based on the board game Settlers of Catan. Since the first time I ever played the game was with Sara and her friends, it felt fitting that she asked me to write about my thoughts on the potential adaptation. Loser: Board Games Adapted as Fictional Movies No one needs a movie or tv show based on a board game. Battleship (2012) being the obvious example of why…

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