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Top Shelf, Top hat

 There is something real about the golden age of movies. I'm not really talking about the time period, I’m more or less talking about the storylines. So many movies today are renditions of movies that were once dubbed originals. The well-written, planned, shot, and practiced moments of a forgotten era when time stood still long enough for the audience to breathe. Rather than sit idly on their phones watching the world pass by in a few measly well choreographed staged fruit baskets. We are so concerned with the truth of movies today and how well they portray real or fake life, we often forget the substance behind the story even if it is original. Like many movies of today, I find people more consumed with the actors themselves than the part they portray or the scandal behind the story, rather than the story itself.  More often good movies are dubbed sub-par while even B-rated films even if they have an inkling of something special are dubbed flops. Sometimes it's not the actual
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The Rings of Mediocre Power

Have you ever found yourself wishing for cutting-edge adventure? Have you wanted to survive a train long line to see your favorite movie or specialized event? Stranded in a sea of pop tents, pool chairs, and general mayhem that is a book launch, movie premier, or overpriced sneaker drop. Look no further, well I would say look farther, cause this ain't it. I'm talking about the Rings of Power here, so if you are a fan or not, spoilers and well wishes. Since the first trailers appeared on Prime, I was hooked. Sadly, this series, like so many wanna be hyped up fantasies, falls short of its intentions. If you are like me you remember waiting not so patiently for each of the three-plus parts of the Lord of the Rings movies by Peter Jackson to appear. I  remember waiting in line with my dad and brother and then holding in my pee during the three hr long films because the theater was so crowded with people you'd inevitably miss 1-3 key points while waiting to use the facilities. 

Stranger Fan-Things

 I'm thirty-five years old and I love Stranger Things! Since its first season, I have been on every twist and turn the show has offered me and I've gobbled it up like a rampaging demodog. I've rewatched every season at least twice and recently rewatched it with my BF so he could enjoy in the splendor of what is Stranger Things. Although I know there is just one season to go, I'm not mad about it. the foreshadowing that has haunted Stranger Things needs to come to a close as we can't keep believing the actor's arent aging.  I was born in the 80's but I grew up in the 90's. However, I love 80's fashion and many of my favorite movies are from the 80's and 90's. In fact I would say most of them. There is something nostalgic and wonderful about movies without people staring at their phones texting their friends to come over and eat pizza or hangout out in their parent's basement to play spin the bottle. Stranger Things captures the 80's so

Artist Names

 As an artists I often wonder how my next project will come about. Where my paintbrush will lead me. How these actions will effect greater, newer and more interesting paths to take in the never ending road my imagination leads. I recently finished a bunch of earrings in February and commenced to letting then sit and cure for two weeks before deciding on what to call the collection. Most of my paintings do not have names. They are part of the whole collection of a family painting tree and I usually just refer to them as the year they were painted or the time frame I painted them in. "Oh this one I did when I was doing Seeds & Stones, Oh thats from 2017." just like my writing and talking my painting is a tangent. I usually spend 2-4 weeks in one tangent and paint as much as I can there. Sometimes it's a color I use or a shape or an overall idea. All tangents come to an end though and I move on to something else. Most of the time my tangent paintings lead me to a new ide

The Heart of Heartbreak

 Has there been an album that has spoken to you this past year? A record or a song that replays in your mind and has become your anthem? Often I make playlists that become monumental in my daily routines. Shaping the way I put on clothes or drive to work. I put so much effort into each track, hoping it will flow the right way and lead me into a better mindset. Even though after listening to them over and over I start to gravitate towards one or two songs like snacks. I can't get enough of them.  I'm sure for many people, Adele's new album has brought back memories of previous albums and artists we crave. Albums that grow on you like friendships or break you like relationships. The kind where you emerge from the ashes like a phoenix rising, hopefully in a better mindset. Adele's 30, reminds us of the hardship we have to endure to find ourselves again after a life altering moment. Wether it be love, loss, death or birth. The never ending cycle we cycle through emotionally

Nutritional Facts

 I wonder sometimes why other then for informational purposes do food companies post the serving size of a said product? And a follow up, does anyone actually only eat 28 goldfish? It's hard enough once the bag is open to try and close it and save it for another day. Instead can we just say, half the bag is 400 calories rather than concentrating on the amount you have to eat to stay under that amount. It is funny how movies and food go hand in hand in that way. In many ways they can be restrictive to audiences with ratings for children or adults. They can also restrict our access to go to the bathroom if you can't press the pause button or in the content being not what they portrayed in their catalyst trailer. I can't rate movies in the way they have been rated in the past, Rotten Tomatoes, stars or flixster.  I can only devise a way for myself, my own rules for watching movies just as there are rules and regulations for food. I'm building my own recipe so to speak.  Fi

Throw Mamma from the Train (1987): Danny DeVito brilliance

 Ever wonder if an actor can portray more than one character? I think we lump actors into categories. Some actors are always the prefect villain while others can't do anything, but super hero mode. For a long time I thought Danny DeVito could only play one characters or an emulsion of a few, none the less one. If you were to lump his characters together the recipe would be as follows. Danny DeVito iced coffee: Take 1 cup of sarcasm and scrape off the foam, make sure to cool gently before serving. Mix sarcasm and 2/3rds cup begrudgingly dark roasted attitude until fully frothed and skim the froth off this one as well, so that you are left with the smoothest taste of deeze nutz or beans, if your using actual coffee. Then Pour this mixture into a tall glass with ice and serve with your milk of choice. Garnish with a paper umbrella because if your'e serving Danny DeVito iced coffee it might as well be fancy.  Before I go further, I have to be clear, I have not seen every DeVito mov