Cinema Style – “The Favourite” Movie Review

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Cinema Style is a series where I review a film (new or old) and pair it with an outfit that pays tribute to the visual aesthetic of said movie. Whether you’re looking for a “bound” of some sort, or just want some style dipped in the “flavor” of your new favorite movie, these write-ups are here to help!

In the world of cinema, it is sometimes hard to define the visual representations of cruelty. Sure, there has been some form of violence in almost every flick since the beginning of film history, and there’s enough “torture porn” genre movies to fill a garbage dump, but when it comes to the more emotional side of the phrase, there aren’t too many films that capture the word visually on screen. Or at least, that was the case until the director of The Favourite, Yorgos Lanthimosbecame an Indie Film darling.

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Movies Ala Mode: The Best Christmas Media to Stream, 2018 Edition

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Are you looking for a bit of Holiday cheer at the moment? Not finding anything to watch to put you in the sparkly, enchanting Christmas spirit? Well, I think its about time I came up with my own list of things to watch. Whether you can find them easily on Netflix, or have to go digging on YouTube, here are some essential watches for me this year that you too can stream for all the merriment and cheer you deserve!

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“Bohemian Rhapsody” Movie Review

 

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2018 is drawing to a close, and I’m getting caught up on the Holiday movie releases! Here’s my first of a few upcoming reviews. 

When I think of things that bring me comfort and joy, my mind tends to reach towards thoughts of marshmallows – specifically, marshmallow fluff. It is a condiment that makes any dessert better, and is so sugary sweet that it produces an equal amount of pleasure as it does food-related guilt. So when I finished viewing the Queen Rock n’ Roll bio-pic Bohemian Rhapsody, I found myself sitting there and thinking about the same delicious treat.

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Movies Ala Mode: Leaked Hellboy Trailer Thoughts

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So a few weeks ago, New York Comic Con happened, and with it came a panel for the new Hellboy movie. And as with any of these high profile first looks at a blockbuster flick, a piece of promotional material was shown to fans…. but not to anyone else outside the “room where it” happened. Luckily, thanks to the inter web, the trailer for the new movie got leaked, and though I’m one to usually wait until an official version comes out from the studio, this was one of those moments where I dashed my moral compass to the side.

But now to the question you’ve all been waiting for, “Does it look any good?” Well, let me give a bit of explaination….

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Movies-Ala-Mode: “Hellboy” (2019) Releases New Poster

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Amidst all the pastels, bright colors, and nostalgic imagery, a big part of my heart belongs to comic books and monsters – which is the reason why a certain hellish hero has been one of my favorite (right next to Marvel’s Black Panther) comic book characters of all time. And thanks to the help of some awesome casting (my bae, David Harbour) and this kick ass poster, Hellboy is climbing towards the top of my list of the movies I’m the most excited to see in 2019 (for obviously, slightly biased reasons.)

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Pretty in Pink – A Fairy Tale Never Properly Told

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Today, I will have the pleasure of seeing Pretty in Pink on the big screen for a second time. Having watched this movie for the last 15 years on an almost monthly basis, I have a lot of fan girl admiration for it. Part of this fandom eventually included fulfilling a nerdy dream of mine – reading the young adult novelization that is based on the original John Hughes script. And having just finished this hundred-plus-page piece of teen-approved literature, let me tell you, I got a lot to say.

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Favorites Ala Mode: The Muppets

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Some of the things you’ll find in this blog series relate to what I love currently. But a few topics – especially this one – relate to what made me, well, me. Because sometimes it is important to reflect on the things that built your taste in humor, visuals, music, and everything in-between. So without further ado, it is time to play the music, and it is time to light the lights – let’s talk about The Muppets.

Having parents that were in their youth during the 70’s and 80’s, many of the TV series they presented to me were from those decades, and typically stood as an example of their own brand of humor. From Pee Wee’s Playhouse to The Mary Tyler Moore Show and The Golden Girls, I clearly was only being shown the best of the best – but the one that really started it all for me was my introduction to a group of puppets with a ton of personality.

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“Christopher Robin” – Film Review

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In Disney’s Christopher Robin, audiences are asked to accept the concept that a talking teddy bear can save a man in the midst of a family-turn mid-life crisis. Is such a magic trick able to be produced? Can the cynical creatures of today’s movie going landscape believe such a tale coming from the very corporate House of Mouse? Director Marc Forster (Finding Neverland) seems to think so, and for the most part, you can also count me in with the “dreamers”.

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List: My “Not So Girly” Interests

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So once in a while, I like to give a bit of a hilarious dive into what makes me – well – me. And sometimes the best way to do that is with a list. So here we go folks – this week, let’s take a look at some interests of mine that could, perhaps, surprise you.

Usually covered head to toe in pastels, most people tend to get this “image” of me as a total girly girl. Sure, I love feminine imagery of classic Barbies, Disney Princesses, and Audrey Hepburn walking into Tiffany’s – but let’s be real here: There’s a lot more to me than that, my friend. Read more

Magic Ala Movies: “I Saw The Light” Movie Review

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Country Music is a genre that has gotten a mixture of representations on the big screen. From Walk The Line to Coal Miner’s Daughter, there’s a lot of excellent hunky tonk cinematic experiences. But no movie had yet to tackle the tale of Hank Williams, a figure that I can’t say I knew too much about in my youth, and only learned of his catalog as my taste later formed. Yet for the many that probably had no idea that this legendary artist even existed, the new movie I Saw The Light – directed by Marc Abraham and stars Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen – sadly won’t do much to educate.

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