Movies

1804: The Hidden History of Haiti

Salutations followers, how are you? This week I want to share a documentary that I recently watched about the Haitian Revolution. Embarrassingly, I don’t really know anything about Haiti which is why I wanted to check it out. I certainly wouldn’t say that I know everything about the topic now, but the movie is definitely one to see to learn and consider viewpoints with regard … Continue reading 1804: The Hidden History of Haiti

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Scandalize My Name

Heya pals, give up your resolutions yet? ūüėÖ Perhaps I should start a series on the things I find at 4am. I wrote about¬†The Visit, and today I want to share a short documentary called¬†Scandalize My Name. Although the US allied with the Soviet Union in WWII, soon afterwards, we decided that communists can’t sit with us. McCarthyism became the witch hunt of the times. … Continue reading Scandalize My Name

The Movie I’ve Watched Most

I don’t really have favorites. Favorite food, favorite color… I feel like they’re supposed to be representative of you, and I’m just too multifaceted and evolving. However, I will say that the movie that I’ve watched the most– and would be my favorite if I had them at the present– is¬†The Social Network.¬† When it first announced, I was probably someone who groaned and wrote … Continue reading The Movie I’ve Watched Most

Movies

Where to Invade Next

As I mentioned in my last post, we recently celebrated my dad’s birthday, and one of my gifts to him was Michael Moore’s latest documentary¬†Where to Invade Next. In it, Moore presents a fictionalized meeting between him and U.S. military heads where they ask him for help after 70 years of¬†losing wars. He decides to “invade” countries¬†and take what we need from them. These nations … Continue reading Where to Invade Next

My #Pokemon20

Pokemon turned twenty years old last month, and while I can barely name a pocket monster beyond the original 151, the franchise still occupies such a space in my heart that I’m really disappointed Pokemon Go didn’t come out on the 26th??? So in honor of feeling like an ancient Kabuto fossil, I wanted to share some of my Pokemon memories. I feel like some … Continue reading My #Pokemon20

Tuesday Tuneage: The Apology Song

I just watched¬†The Book of Life, and it’s probably the best film I’ve seen in awhile.¬†The animation is so interesting and unique which¬†is how I’d also describe the story. I may have expected a silly kids movie, but I laughed at Gabriel Iglesias’s mariachi character, gasped¬†along with the children being told the story, and wept¬†for Manolo. Anything about Manolo in particular? NO JUST MANOLO IN … Continue reading Tuesday Tuneage: The Apology Song

Shoutout to Wong and Takei

In the concentrated pool of LGBT media, there’s an even more concentrated chunk for people of color. It might not be surprising, but it can be potentially more hurtful when you’re ignored by a smaller community. Representation can seem so little yet mean so much in many different ways. Nichelle Nicols was one of the first leading black women on tv. She¬†inspired Mae Jemison, the … Continue reading Shoutout to Wong and Takei