Tina Fey’s sitcom humor is expositional, with main characters lobbing jokes like a wiffleball – impossible to miss unless you’re four years old.
A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar. The essential soundtrack for the emotional teenager in the early aughts. All of us that lived in the angst listened to Hands Down on repeat and wished for that date. In fact all of my dates in high school were compared to […]
It’s children’s movie week on Reviews For No Reason, apparently. But hey, I like kid’s media. I’m reading a children’s mystery book series right now. I enjoy the simplicity – not to say that the media is simple in a bad way, it’s just simplistic. It’s not trying to impress anyone by being fancy, it’s just trying to be entertaining and real, and I find a lot of comfort in that.
Something occurred to me last weekend when I was watching Miley Cyrus on SNL. I was reminiscing about the time that she was the musical guest for SNL at home and completely crushed it. I can’t tell you one Miley song outside of “wrecking ball” but I may have been […]
Let’s be real here – SNL thrives under a republican presidency. As the lower classes writhe in uncertainty and fear, as the funds that should be used to take care of our country get funneled to beef up the military so that we can dominate other countries, as the Earth cries and fills up with harmful emissions and single use plastics – at least SNL thrives. Under Bush and Trump, SNL was the bright spot in the darkness. They did not thrive under Obama, and they’re falling a little flat now with Biden in office and Trump off twitter. So, to goose their ratings, they create a sensation.
Just like reading an old book brings back old memories, when I watch HIMYM I’m able to live in that bubble of time again.
I know, I know, Boxcar Racer is just Blink 182 in a different package. Regardless, their one album stands apart in a way that’s difficult to put into words. Thankfully what I do here is try desperately to put indescribably things into words, or die ranting.
When lockdown first started, I made a pact with a friend to do yoga and Duolingo every day. She kept up with the yoga, and I’m currently pushing 400 days on my Duolingo streak. Last summer I watched Narcos: Mexico to brush up on my conversational Spanish (that was a mistake). This year, I’ve been binging Gentefied on Netflix.
I think it’s interesting to examine how fear and anger go hand in hand. Fear seems weak, it feels like you’re giving in; but anger lets you control the situation. Anger gives people something that they can accomplish, it gives them something to do. And when they have something to do they can forget for a moment that they are scared and powerless.
The two things that make this particular movie stand out from the Marvel Universe we’re all desensitized to: the fact that it’s less than two hours long, and the representation.