Hey guys! I’m gonna try out a new weekly update feature here on the website just to keep you all in the loop. I used to do semi-regular blog post updates on my site back when it was on Weebly, but it’s been a long time since then. Making these update posts will not only inform you guys of what I’ve been up to and what I’m working on, but I hope it will also serve as a means to help hold me accountable to my plans. It’s easy to get sidetracked and procrastinate, so I’m trying to be better about my efficiency. Also, I do realize that today is no longer September 2nd, but for the sake of clearer organization and continuity, I’m just going to date each Weekly Update with the first day of each week. I suppose I’ll try to make this something that I get posted every Monday from now on. Anyway, onto the news!

I’ve got a few things going on right now, amongst a growing pile of movies I still need to review (which includes Once Upon A Time in Hollywood, Ready or Not, The Peanut Butter Falcon, Under the Silver Lake, and now also, Don’t Let Go). I also recently watched Hotel Rwanda for the first time, and rewatched The Matrix in Dolby Cinema at AMC Theaters for its 20th anniversary. Yesterday I watched Don’t Let Go in theaters, starring David Oyelowo and Storm Reid, and then rewatched It (2017) in preparation for It: Chapter Two, which I have tickets to see on Friday. I also started watching Beyoncé’s 2019 documentary Homecoming in honor of her birthday, otherwise known as Bey Day. My girlfriend is a die-hard Beyoncé fan and has been trying to get me to watch it since it came out earlier this year, so I figure her birthday week is the best time to finally do it.

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Happy Bey Day, Beyoncé!

Clearly I’ve been doing a lot of movie-watching within the past week, but now I need to focus on doing some more writing. It was also Keanu Reeves’ birthday this week, so I’d love to get around to writing that blog post about my girlfriend’s first introduction to Keanu earlier year, as well as a review of The Matrix to go with it. Those of you that know me probably know that Keanu’s always been one of my favorite actors. Ever since the movie Speed, actually, and Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure. Long before he was the hottest ticket in Hollywood! The man deserves some kind of tribute and recognition on here, so it’s high on my to-do list.

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Happy Birthday, Keanu man!

As you may have noticed, I’ve also been doing some work on the site, and finally added menus near the main header. Expect it to change even more soon, as I still need to add an “About” page and a “Contact” page. Currently there are tabs for blog posts, news, reviews, and links to my Letterboxd, Smashbomb, and IMDb accounts, as well as a link to my old archived website back at Weebly. In the near future, I intend to make blog posts explaining Letterboxd, Smashbomb, and IMDb, and why you should sign up if you love movies like I do! Unfortunately, with adding the menus, it kind of thrown off the spacing around my site name and logo in the header, so I’m in the process of trying to figure out how to make those properly fit. My efforts last night were unsuccessful, so if any of you fellow WordPress users know how to fix it, your help would be very much appreciated!

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Hello? Can I get some help, please?

So far this week, I finished writing my review for Angel Has Fallen, which has been the box office champ for two weeks running. Unfortunately, I’m still horribly slow with writing reviews, but I’m trying to improve. On Twitter, I’ve also been keeping an on-going thread of tweets covering every movie that I’ve ever seen in theaters, starting all the way back to when I was just 4 years old. It’s something I spent many weeks and hours working on earlier this year and originally posted on Letterboxd, but it doesn’t seem like anyone ever read it, so I’ll be spreading it around in more manageable pieces. I’m also going to make it into a recurring blog series here on my website where I’ll cover those theater experiences 5 movies at a time.

Also, I almost forgot! Based on feedback I received from friends on Twitter, from now on I’m going to include a list of the directors, writers, and main actors with each review. That way you don’t have to go searching through my overly-long reviews to find that information. I think the more accessible the information is, the better!

So to recap, here’s what I’ve done and what I’m going to try to do by the end of the week:

  • I’ve posted my review for Angel Has Fallen.
  • I’ve finally added menus near the header of my site to help categorize my content.
  • I’m going to work on writing a blog post about my girlfriend’s first Keanu movie.
  • I’ll try to finish reviews for Ready or Not, Once Upon A Time in Hollywood, The Matrix, It (2017), and Homecoming.
  • I will now be including a list of the directors, writers, and main actors involved with each new movie that I review.

Also, before I conclude this lengthy first Weekly Update, I would like to give a shoutout to my friends at In Their Own League, a website launching today from my Twitter friends @TheFilmB and @RosasReviews that is dedicated to focusing on all of the wonderful women in the world of movies! Congratulations on your launch and best wishes!

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9.5.19

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      • Yeah? I decided to review the whole Rambo series this week. That alone is gonna put me a bit behind. I still need to review the It movies, but at this point I think I’m just going to save them for October. Probably gonna do a 13 days of Halloween thing. (31 is too much for me to manage!)

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      • Yeah that’s usually about the rate that I work at too, but I’d really like to be able to speed it up. It takes me way too long to write my reviews. I know people that can crank out solid reviews in an hour, but it literally takes me days. I’m trying to just keep at it and work on my speed.

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      • My reviews tend not to be especially long and that’s deliberate. Even then, some films really do take a while depending on the complexity of the story, how good it is and also how it makes me feel. Other films just give you more to work with as a reviewer than others. The harder ones can frustrate but it feels so good once it’s finished and I’m happy with it.

        You’ll definitely get there with your speed and frequency. You know what they say about practice. 😁

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      • Yeah, I always feel really satisfied with my reviews afterwards, but it’s a struggle for me to get there! And yeah, practice makes perfect, but even after all the reviews I’ve written, I don’t feel like it’s gotten much easier yet. I think I just don’t enjoy writing reviews much, to be honest. I much prefer writing blogs and can get those out much more efficiently.

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