The movie was all types of ridiculous–in a good way. Based on a Twitter thread of 100+ tweets, it follows a Detroit waitress named Zola (played by Taylor Paige) who gets roped into taking a roadtrip down to Florida for the weekend on a quest to make a quick payday stripping.
I refuse to pay money to be scared. You won’t catch me at a horror film or a haunted house. She, me, her is not the one.
I did it. I finally did it. Why did I do it to myself? Possibly because Halloween was this week. I watched Coco. Last night, after a perfectly fine Friday, and good week for that matter, I scrolled through Netflix and chose Coco. I wanted to end the day by watching a movie, not a DVR’d show. I had worked from home and didn’t feel motivated to get dressed and leave my apartment to go to the theater. Last weekend, […]
My calendar has been marked with the release date of When the Bough Breaks for months. After watching a version of the trailer on Facebook for the first time, September 9, 2016, could not come quickly enough. From the creepy, slowed down remake of Brandy and Monica’s 1998 hit song The Boys is Mine to a clip of Regina Hall screaming after peering into a crib to Jaz Sinclair’s meltdown in the driver’s seat of a car I could tell the […]
I was auditing files in my USB to clear up space when I saw one called “Year in Review.” The Date Modified was 11/19/2013. I can’t remember if it was a running tally or a year-end round-up of my activities and experiences of 2013. It’s probably not the former because it’s not in order. Some were solo outings and others were with company. The list looks incomplete to me, or maybe the years are blurring together. In either case, I’m […]
Yeah, OK, I took a long break. An unintended break at that. My apologies. I’ve already admitted that blogging is hard. It’s not that I don’t have a passion for it. I’m busy living and enjoying life, rather than writing about it. I’ve been so busy, I haven’t read a whole book. In my defense, I am in the middle of reading about three. My attempt at the A to Z Blogging Challenge was an epic fail. At least I […]
This post is part of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge. When I was in high school, I read Upton Sinclair’s novel The Jungle about the meat-packing industry. I stopped eating meat for about a month. More than once I’ve heard someone say that if I knew what went into hot dogs (and sausages), I would not want to eat them. As such, I’ve avoided learning. I don’t want to know, and I don’t want to give up eating them. […]
So the Oscars are over. Unlike past years, it wasn’t pure torture to watch. This is coming from someone who likes (used to love) to watch award shows. Hello, ALMA, GLAAD and Country Music Awards. They are usually a chance to see once in a lifetime collaborations, performances and tributes. Despite the #OscarsSoWhite controversy and even if Chris Rock weren’t hosting, I would’ve tuned in. I’m glad he did, and I’m glad I did. Rock, in his white jacketed tux, […]
No matter my chosen form of escapism, before the journey of relaxation, wonderment or suspended disbelief runs its course, I get hurled back into the reality I’m trying to forget for just a moment. I never want to forget the mother I lost to ovarian cancer when I was eight years old, but sometimes I want to disregard that feeling of permanent loss. Memories of her are fading, but like sugar crystals that have dissolved in hot tea, her essence […]
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