Earth documentaries and wine for your weekend

Recently, we’ve been considering cutting back on the number of streaming services that we pay for each month. Currently our options include: Spectrum, Netflix, Hulu, CBSsports (because I biffed and didn’t cancel fast enough after the Super Bowl, but it should end soon!), Amazon Prime video,  and HBO Now. There’s a fair amount of overlapContinue reading “Earth documentaries and wine for your weekend”

Just a bunch of rock climbing documentaries that will make you want to adventure!

One of, I think, the greatest features of Netflix is the recommendations they make about what you should watch based off another title you’ve watched. Admittedly, sometimes these titles have very little to do with what you might actually be in the mood to view, but other times, these suggestions can lead you down aContinue reading “Just a bunch of rock climbing documentaries that will make you want to adventure!”

Ladies, stop crushing on fictional sociopaths!

While cold weather has the upper midwest in a vice grip, the Netflix series You is on a hot streak, trending among the most popular options currently on the streaming service. Though I had never heard of the series when it first debuted on Lifetime, I quickly picked up on the buzz surrounding it from friends, socialContinue reading “Ladies, stop crushing on fictional sociopaths!”

Stop, drop, and roll footage! Comparing the Fyre Fest documentaries

In late spring 2017, hundreds of wealthy, millennial influencers boarded flights to the Bahamas for what was supposed to be the next up and coming music festival. Promised private villas, VIP meet and greets, five start cuisine, and breath-taking sunsets on the beach, travelers paid tens of thousands of dollars for tickets to Fyre Festival, aContinue reading “Stop, drop, and roll footage! Comparing the Fyre Fest documentaries”

Netflix and Write: the movie binge that will make you want to start a blog

The first time I started a blog, I didn’t think too much about it. I routinely heard from friends and family that I should “write a book” when recounting ridiculous stories from work and personal experience, and as it seemed unlikely the memoir of an unknown midwestern millennial was destined to be a New York TimesContinue reading “Netflix and Write: the movie binge that will make you want to start a blog”

Five movies based on books…that are better than the originals

This past weekend, my high school theater program completed their run of The Giver, a dramatic stage play based on the young adult novel of the same title. The Giver is my favorite book of all time, and when the movie was announced in 2014, I was going to be first in line to see the storyContinue reading “Five movies based on books…that are better than the originals”

I tried watching 5 different movies on our transatlantic flights. I have some thoughts.

On our first trip to Europe in 2016, one of the unexpected pleasantries of the long flight was watching movies on the plane. I guess I knew this was a feature of a long haul flight, but I didn’t expect how much I’d want to watch a movie. I normally just kick back with myContinue reading “I tried watching 5 different movies on our transatlantic flights. I have some thoughts.”

Read it before you see it – Crazy Rich Asians

A few weeks ago, we went to see Oceans 8 in the theater. Oceans 11 is one of my husband’s favorite movies, so he was excited to see another installment in the franchise, and I was excited to see a movie with a whole host of strong female protagonists. Before the movie started there were the usualContinue reading “Read it before you see it – Crazy Rich Asians”

July 2018 Playlist – Songs from movies you’ve long forgotten about!

Happy July! Let’s assume you’re planning your Fourth of July festivities, and if you’re not, you should be! For these hypothetical festivities, which you definitely should be planning, you’re going to want a rocking playlist, and for that you’ve come to the right place. I believe the best playlists have a few old favorites, aContinue reading “July 2018 Playlist – Songs from movies you’ve long forgotten about!”