Movie Quarantine Chronicles: Part VI

If this is your first time reading this blog, I think it’s obvious that I like to watch movies. However, the Coronavirus pandemic washing over the globe has created a sudden drop off in the number of new movies for not just mine, but others’, viewing pleasure. As many studios are moving their blockbusters to future dates or forgoing the silver screen to the flat screens of homes, it’s difficult to find new material to write about. Given that reality, I’ve turned to the streaming services and many decades of cinema preceding us for my viewing. While I am tempted (and will) go back to familiar favorites, I challenge myself to dive headfirst into films I have never seen. Sometimes that consists of a film in the last five years, ten years, maybe forty years! For the duration of this crisis, I’ll be keeping all my fans of the quality films that I’ve seen since being stuck at home.

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While visually stunning and action-packed, ‘Tenet’ is an exhausting brain-twister

The time has finally come. After a coronavirus shutdown, majority of movie theaters across the country have reopened their doors and audiences are filing back in…until it meets 40% customer capacity. I decided to venture out after the initial reopening weekend to check out Christopher Nolan’s new thriller, Tenet. And it was… an interesting experience in more ways than one.

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DC Fandome set the standard for virtual pop culture events

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, events such as pop culture conventions and film festivals were cancelled. Disappointed fans had to wait for film, tv, and pop culture news for the upcoming fall season and new year. Events such as San Diego Comic-Con found homes online and other companies used this avenue to interact with their fans. DC Comics did just that, delivering trailers for upcoming films, new seasons for their current shows, and even some video games this past weekend.

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Movie Quarantine Chronicles: Part V

If this is your first time reading this blog, I think it’s obvious that I like to watch movies. However, the Coronavirus pandemic washing over the globe has created a sudden drop off in the number of new movies for not just mine, but others’, viewing pleasure. As many studios are moving their blockbusters to future dates or forgoing the silver screen to the flat screens of homes, it’s difficult to find new material to write about. Given that reality, I’ve turned to the streaming services and many decades of cinema preceding us for my viewing. While I am tempted (and will) go back to familiar favorites, I challenge myself to dive headfirst into films I have never seen. Sometimes that consists of a film in the last five years, ten years, maybe forty years! For the duration of this crisis, I’ll be keeping all my fans of the quality films that I’ve seen since being stuck at home.

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Elisabeth Moss is chilling and manipulative in psychological spellbinder ‘Shirley’

Biopics about literary authors aren’t known for inspiring the most creative of filmmaking. Telling the life of a literary great; the struggles, tragic love stories, and  success and failures doesn’t create three-dimensional storytelling. Director Josephine Decker’s take on horror author Shirley Jackson is something completely different for the genre.

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Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae’s chemistry carries light rom-com ‘The Lovebirds’

With movie theaters currently closed, production has halted on current films and those scheduled for theatrical release were pushed to future dates as far as next year or were looking to video on demand and streaming to push out these movies. The Lovebirds, originally scheduled for a wide theatrical release had its rights sold to Netflix to release the film digitally. Considering the two leads, I was excited to see this movie in theaters, but I think the comfort of watching it from my couch made it better.

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Movie Quarantine Chronicles: Part IV

If this is your first time reading this blog, I think it’s obvious that I like to watch movies. However, the Coronavirus pandemic washing over the globe has created a sudden drop off in the number of new movies for not just mine, but others’, viewing pleasure. As many studios are moving their blockbusters to future dates or forgoing the silver screen to the flat screens of homes, it’s difficult to find new material to write about. Given that reality, I’ve turned to the streaming services and many decades of cinema preceding us for my viewing. While I am tempted (and will) go back to familiar favorites, I challenge myself to dive headfirst into films I have never seen. Sometimes that consists of a film in the last five years, ten years, maybe forty years! For the duration of this crisis, I’ll be keeping all my fans of the quality films that I’ve seen since being stuck at home. 

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