Orange Is The New Black Season 2

I’ve taken enough time to let it settle in, rewatched a few episodes with my boyfriend who is late to the party, and already mourned the fact that I tore through it so quickly. I think it’s safe to say that OITNB lived up to the hype of its first season and continued to provide…

The Worst Things About Netflix

Unless you’ve been living under a rock and/or have horrible taste, you know (and saw) that Orange is the New Black Season 2 dropped on Netflix on Friday. Goodbye weekend, hello pajamas and heaven. Before I collect my thoughts and post a review, let’s acknowledge the worst things about the new Netflix formula for television…

Not Quite Spectacular

I watched The Spectacular Now last night with little information or expectations about the film. It ended and my expectations remained at the same level. [ It’s always fun watching a trailer after the film and seeing how they market it. ] The film follows Sutter, played by rising comedy star Miles Teller, who has…

I Am Not A Hipster

The title sounds self-indulgent, satirical, and possibly comedic. Destin Daniel Cretton’s film I Am Not A Hipster (2012) deviates from expectations, however, and places him firmly on my list of ‘Directors To Watch’.     I Am Not A Hipster, starring Dominic Bogart, highlights the San Diego indie music scene, while portraying phony friends, loss, and…

About Time

… that Rachel McAdams made another great rom-com! I know, I know, enough already with the romantic comedies. But About Time is so darn good, I can’t avoid advising you to watch it immediately. On the surface it is suspiciously close to The Time Traveler’s Wife. Which I never saw or read but still don’t…

Stuck in Love

Rom-Coms get a bad wrap. They may not be winning any awards, and they may be written off as non-intellectual fluff by the masses, but many of my most enjoyable film-watching experiences have come with a bowl of popcorn and a good Romantic Dramedy.    They don’t ask too much of you as a viewer,…

Summer Film List

Summer means time to catch up on personal reading lists, get in shape, and see some great films. There are 3 arriving in theatres this summer that I am particularly excited to see: 3. Neighbours   This may be technically arriving in theatres during the spring – and very soon, on May 9 – but…