Review: The Last Five Years

 

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In New York, a struggling actress (Anna Kendrick) and a successful writer (Jeremy Jordan) sing about their failed marriage from two perspectives.


The film’s song numbers follows the musical’s, alternating between Cathy and Jamie with a song or two sung by both.

“Still Hurting” – Cathy

Depressing but one of the best break-up/grief songs I’ve heard.

 

“Shiksa Goddess” – Jamie

I love this song, its catchy and the foreshadowing is so good.

 

“See I’m Smiling” – Cathy

Cathy going OFF is one of the best parts of the musical.

 

“Moving Too Fast” – Jamie

My favorite song of the musical.

Also the last few lines is basically what every college student feels always:

“I’m feeling panicked and rushed and hurried
I’m feeling outmaneuvered and outclassed
But I’m so happy I can’t get worried
About this singular impression
I’ve got a singular impression things are moving too fast.”

 

“A Part of That” – Cathy

You can almost start to forgot that things are gonna end poorly, and then you get to this song. This song makes me hurt for Cathy more than Still Hurting does.

 

“The Schmuel Song” – Jamie

This song is really cute. And such a lie.

 

“A Summer in Ohio” – Cathy

This one is really funny.

 

“The Next Ten Minutes” – Jamie and Cathy

The one time their timelines cross each other. Really sweet.

 

“A Miracle Would Happen/When You Come Home to Me” – Jamie and Cathy

Just after the wedding for him, and just before the wedding for her. The contrast hurts but “A miracle would happen” is one of my favorite refrains in the musical.

 

“Climbing Uphill” – Cathy

This song stresses me out, and shows the first fractures in their relationship.

 

“If I Didn’t Believe in You” – Jamie

Depressing as all hell, but god do you feel like Jamie has a point for just this one song. He screws it up of course, but you feel for him here.

 

“I Can Do Better Than That” – Cathy

A GREAT song and its on my motivational study playlist.

 

“Nobody Needs to Know” – Jamie

One of the best cheating songs from musicals.

 

“Goodbye Until Tomorrow/I Could Never Rescue You” – Cathy and Jamie

Poor Cathy is so happy and Jamie is such a dick, especially knowing what you know from “I Can Do Better Than That”.

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Movie Review: Infinity War Part 1

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About Infinity War:

Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet — the evil Thanos. On a mission to collect all six Infinity Stones, Thanos plans to use the artifacts to inflict his twisted will on reality. The fate of the planet and existence itself has never been more uncertain as everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment.
Release date: April 27, 2018 

Before Watching You Must Watch:

Pretty much everything in the MCU but most important are:

  • The Avengers
  • Age of Ultron
  • Captain America: Civil War
  • Dr. Strange
  • Spider-Man Homecoming
  • Black Panther

Non-Spoiler Review:

The movie was good, but could have been better. I feel like it lacked a lot of emotion though the middle in favor of cool effects and action.

It was a solid movie, but I hope part 2 is better.


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Spoiler Review:

  • I seriously thought Loki was going to come back. He deserved a better death.
  • Tony and Cap need to get over themselves.
  • Gamora’s death was the only one given the emotion it deserved, and the only one relevant to the plot.
  • DAMMIT PETER YOU MADE ME CRY I SAID I WOULDN’T.
  • Star Lord pissed me off so much.
  • TONY IS ALONE WITH NEBULA ON THAT PLANET OH MY….
  • AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
  • Thanos Will Return – Really?????????
  • Captain Marvel save us.

Some Thoughts and Theories for Part 2:

  • Hawkeye and Ant-Man will be integral to part 2.
  • I need them to bring the dusted people back.
  • Either Cap or Tony or both are going to die permanently.

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Netgalley Review: The Best Damn Answers to Life’s Hardest Questions

The Best Damn Answers to Life’s Hardest Questions

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by Tess Koman

Movie Review: Ant-Man and the Wasp

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Scott Lang is grappling with the consequences of his choices as both a superhero and a father. Approached by Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym, Lang must once again don the Ant-Man suit and fight alongside the Wasp. The urgent mission soon leads to secret revelations from the past as the dynamic duo finds itself in an epic battle against a powerful new enemy.



Overall Thoughts / Non-Spoiler Review:

Ant-Man and the Wasp is the last film of Phase 3 of the MCU, and a sequel to Ant-Man, relying heavily on the aftermath of Captain America: Civil War and mostly concurrent, timeline wise, with Infinity War Part 1 (which you should probably watch before this, though it is largely ignored in this film).

I thought the film was funny, with the humor feeling more natural and less forced than in some Marvel films (Ragnarok suffered from this, as did Black Panther at times). The cast and acting was great, and while the story was a little predictable after around 20 minutes, it was an overall really good and really fun addition to the Marvel Universe and as a movie in general.

Its also a lot less stressful than Infinity War was.


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Netgalley Review – Teen Titans Vol. 2: The Rise of Aqualad (Rebirth)

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Teen Titans Vol. 2:

The Rise of Aqualad

(Rebirth)

by Benjamin Percy

Album Review: Pray for the Wicked

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Pray for the Wicked is the sixth studio album by American rock band Panic! at the Disco. The album was released on June 22, 2018. on Fueled by Ramen and DCD2. It is the follow-up to the band’s fifth studio album, Death of a Bachelor (2016).


(Fuck A) Silver Lining

Best Line: 

Now I’m dodging, dodging
Everything you think that I’m not
Archetype of television
Was lost in thought but held the vision, hey

Thoughts:

I think this one has been out long enough for us all to agree its great.


Say Amen (Saturday Night)

Best Line:

And if I try to change my life one more day
There would be nobody else to save
And I can’t change into a person I don’t wanna be, so

Thoughts:

A+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++


Hey Look Ma, I Made It

Best Line:

Friends are happy for me
Or they’re honeysuckle phonies
Then they celebrate my medals
Or they wanna take my trophies
Some are loyal soldiers
While these other thorns are rosy
And if you never know who you can trust
Then trust me, you’ll be lonely, oh

Are you ready for the sequel?
Ain’t you ready for the latest?
In the garden of evil
I’m gonna be the greatest

Thoughts:

One of the best songs on the album. Weirdest music video Panic! has ever made, and I’m including Don’t Threaten Me With A Good Time.


High Hopes

Best Line:

Mama said
Burn your biographies
Rewrite your history
Light up your wildest dreams
Museum victories, everyday

Thoughts:

AMAZING!


Roaring 20s

Best Line:

My tell-tale heart’s a hammer in my chest
Cut me a silk-tied tourniquet

This is my roaring, roaring 20s
I don’t even know me
Roll me like a blunt ’cause I wanna go home
Roll me like a blunt ’cause I wanna go home
My roaring, roaring 20s
I don’t even know me
Roll me like a blunt ’cause I wanna go home
Roll me like a blunt ’cause I want, I wanna go home

Thoughts:

I know its not the most popular, but I really loved it.


Dancing’s Not a Crime

Best Line:

You’re a sweet talker, but darlin’ whatcha gonna say now?
The midnight marauders, the higher never come down, never come down

Thoughts:

Fun song.


One Of The Drunks

Best Line:

Every weekend with your friends
Every weekday when it ends
Damn it’s all good, I guess

Thoughts:

Very catchy, not my favorite.


The Overpass

Best Line:

Sketchy girls and lipstick boys
(Sketchy girls and lipstick boys)
Troubled love and high speed noise
I know you wanna meet me, meet me
At the overpass, at the overpass

Thoughts:

This sounds like a Vices and Virtues song and I’m here for it.


King Of The Clouds

Best Line:

Imagination, take me somewhere I don’t know
I’m lost but I better find it alone
King of the clouds, of the clouds

Thoughts:

Brenden’s voice in this one.


Old Fashioned

Best Line:

It’s the false side of hope where believers concede
And there’s only memories when it’s over

Thoughts:

Decent, probably my least favorite.


Dying In LA

Best Line:

Every face along the boulevard
Is a dreamer just like you
You looked at death in a tarot card
And you saw what you had to do

Thoughts:

Great song! Very depressing.

Movie Review: Set It Up

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Two overworked and underpaid assistants come up with a plan to get their bosses off their backs by setting them up with each other.


Netflix is bringing back the Rom-Com and they are killing it!

I love rom-coms, and this one, whilst kind of cheesy and cliche, is a pretty great one. The leads have some amazing chemistry, and they flip a lot of rom-com tropes around (the airport scene!)

The dialogue is super funny (especially Becca yelling at Harper about how her first draft has to suck before she can re-write it). I also loved that two of the leads were a black man and asian woman – Netflix is trying pretty hard to be diverse, and their doing pretty well I’d say.

If you like Rom-Coms, definitely check this out.