Understanding a kid like Jake

What do you get when you put the stars of Homeland, The Big Bang Theory, and Insurgent in the same movie? Two parents and a preschool director. Claire Danes and Jim Parsons play Alex and Greg Wheeler, parents of four-year-old Jake, who doesn’t really understand what’s wrong with playing dress-up and wanting to be a Disney princess for […]

Sorry, but polarization isn’t in my nature

I was talking to my friend Kaitlyn the other night, and we were discussing the other post that I sent to her so she could read it. She liked it, but she said it would’ve been better if it were a bit more polarizing. Honestly, I’m still not sure what to do with that comment. […]

Spain seems to be confused

I’m still working my way through Harry Potter y el prisoner de Azkaban. It’s actually my New Year’s resolution to finish it. However, there seems to be a translation faux pas. Let’s break it down, shall we? Here’s a passage from the book in Spanish: POR ORDEN DEL MINISTERIO DE MAGIA Si recuerda a los clientes que hasta nuevo adviso los […]

Thoughts on Outlander’s accuracy

A few weeks ago, I stumbled upon this article about Outlander. I know I said before that I was somewhat disappointed in this season because they changed some of the little things that I’d been looking forward to, but all in all, I’m actually quite satisfied with the television adaptation. The accuracy actually makes it […]

I like that you’re broken

“You feel the things most of us run away from, the things the rest of us are too bottled up to feel” Colin Firth, Arthur Newman Picture this: Colin Firth and Emily Blunt’s characters are sitting by a motel pool.  Emily Blunt’s character (Mike) is having a panic attack like you’ve never seen because she’s afraid […]

Leerie speak

My favorite part of “Trip a Little Light Fantastic” is when Mary Poppins slips into “leerie speak”. The rhythm is soothing, and realistically, it’s probably the closest thing to rapping Emily Blunt is ever going to do. However, I’ve been thinking about it recently, and something doesn’t quite add up. When he’s explaining “leerie speak” […]

Where do we draw the line?

So, I came across this article by way of another article that Google shoved in my face. Somehow it knows I’m really into Mary Poppins and Emily Blunt lately. I know I shouldn’t be surprised, but it still feels like my guilty pleasure is on display or something. It could be worse, I suppose. Anyway, […]

Tripping the light fantastic

I was watching The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel the other day, when I noticed something. In the episode I was watching, the Maisel family is on vacation in the Catskills, and Moishe asks his wife, Shirley, to dance with him. He says Shirley Maisel, it’s time to trip the light fantastic, you big winner. Which, of course, reminded me […]

Jack’s rap game

It would’ve been a waste of Lin Manuel-Miranda’s talent if Mary Poppins Returns didn’t have Jack rapping at some point. I didn’t mention it in my movie review because I couldn’t remember if he did or not. After I saw the movie, my head was spinning, so I couldn’t really think straight when I wrote the review. […]