Captain Marvel

Carol Danvers doesn’t rememberer her life before she was part of the Kree civilization. All she knows is that she’s fighting an intergalactic war against the shape-shifting Skulls. And she’s working with the good guys. At least, she thinks she is. Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden did a really nice job bringing this part of […]

Dr. Eren and the cinematic point of no return

It’s kind of hard to believe that the Oscars were only last week. I don’t know why, but it seems like they were forever ago. However, I will admit that I was more excited than usual this year because 1) Emily Blunt was in two movies that were nominated (Mary Poppins Returns and A Quiet […]

My version of minimalism

The Minimalists. If you haven’t heard of them, their names are Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus. I was initially introduced to them on Dan Harris’s podcast, 10% Happier. So I started listening to their podcast, simply called The Minimalists Podcast, where they discuss how to live a meaningful life with less. Less clutter, that is. I started […]

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 […]

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, […]

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. […]

Psychology in Mary Poppins Returns

The other day, I asked my Amazon Alexa to play the Mary Poppins Returns soundtrack. I was somewhat surprised when she found it, even though I knew she’d probably be able to. Listening to the soundtrack, I fell in love with the songs even more. And I noticed some new things I didn’t pick up on while […]

A Quiet Place plot hole?

For a horror movie, A Quiet Place wasn’t all that scary. I usually avoid horror movies like the plague, but Emily Blunt is my “Rachel Platten of Movies”, so I decided to give it a chance. (If you’ve read my blog at all, you already know how important Rachel Platten is to me). However, there seems to […]