Fifty Shades Of…Okay…This Is A Thing

Fifty Shades Of…Okay…This Is A Thing

I will preface this with a couple things. I wrote this little ramble/review/story time session in 2017 when I originally watched Fifty Shades Of Grey. I know many people who haven’t seen it are already rolling their eyes at this and I mean you’re kind of in the right to do so. I had a lot to say and not this site to share it on at the time. Below you will find reasons to and not to watch these movies. Main reason but not only reason but a very very big reason is Dakota Johnson. Now I haven’t seen the last movie yet but with the same writer and director of the sequel…I’ll just let you read what I wrote at this point…

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Purple! Your Aura Is Purple!

Purple! Your Aura Is Purple!

What makes a movie someone’s favourite movie?

I can’t speak for everyone and what they choose to proclaim as the movie that tops all others for them. I actually can’t barely put into words why my movie is my favourite in an articulate way. If you don’t know me or put two and two together from the image above, my favourite movie is Almost Famous. A coming of age story based on the true stories of a young Cameron Crowe being a Rock N’ Roll journalist in the 70s.

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When A Stargirl Cries, She Sheds Not Tears But Light.

When A Stargirl Cries, She Sheds Not Tears But Light.

I cannot express how much Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli means to me. I first read it when I was around 10. I always felt out of place and different. A lot of kids feels that way and have no way to articulate it especially to other kids who might feel the exact someway. So when I first opened the simplistic teal cover, I felt validated for the first time. Different is special. Everyone is different. Everyone is special. It was as simple as that. Stargirl Carraway was my hero, my saviour and well me.

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What We Have Here Is A Dreamer

What We Have Here Is A Dreamer

It’s always been so oddly funny to me to explain to people that The Virgin Suicides is one of my favourite films of all time. People who aren’t familiar with it usually so off-putted by the title and then hesitantly ask what it’s about. The title is pretty blunt and clear of what you should expect. I usually say something along the lines of “Oh it’s what it sounds like and it’s just about as happy as it sounds but it’s stunning.” It’s a strange movie to sell. It’s far easier to explain that it’s Sofia Coppola’s feature film directorial debut or Kirsten Dunst and Josh Harnett are in it.

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Miss Americana and the Dormant Fan

Miss Americana and the Dormant Fan

My journey with Taylor Swift has been up and down like a yo-yo like a lot of other people. I was full into country Taylor Swift. I can still proudly say that I know every single word off her first album. I also have an affinity with anyone with curly hair. I have curly hair and it’s way too often shown in media as ugly. I can’t count the number of times where the unpopular girl had curly hair and has it straightened to be popular and liked. So here is this sweet and authentic teen girl with golden curls who was only a few years older than me. It was too easy to say that she struck a chord with me.

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Ashley Ranks… Her Favourite Movies Of The Decade

Ashley Ranks… Her Favourite Movies Of The Decade

The time spent making my top 100 films of the 2010s was ridiculous. I started making it prior to this blog even becoming a thought in my head. Let alone an actual reality. Maybe what truly triggered this whole thing was my roommate asking me why I was making a list so tediously when nobody would see it. Jokes on him. I’m posting this but still nobody will have seen it. The full list will on display on my Letterboxd which I’ll link here but here is the top 25.

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Ashley Ranks…The 92nd Academy Award Best Picture Nominees

Ashley Ranks…The 92nd Academy Award Best Picture Nominees

Why hello there. So nice of you to drop in. As per the title of this, I’m Ashley and this is how I rank the Best Picture nominees. I’ll talk about them, tell you about them and let you know how I feel about them. That sounds fun, right? Well it does to me so let’s do this thing.

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53 Rewatches: Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)

53 Rewatches: Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)

We’re all different… Him, especially. But there’s something kind of fantastic about that, isn’t there?

Mrs. Fox

I could talk on and on about Wes Anderson and how he is an utter creative genius. A legend if you will. All his movies have a whimsy and warmth to them with such a signature style that it could only be Wes Anderson. His first dive into animation, he goes into arguably the hardest form of animation: stop motion. Fantastic Mr. Fox already has such a fantastical and charming feel to it because of Roald Dahl who equally is a creative genius and a legend. Together, it’s the combination of perfection.

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53 Rewatches: Frances Ha (2012)

53 Rewatches: Frances Ha (2012)

I’m so embarrassed. I’m not a real person yet.

Frances Ha

I am one of many who could, can and have gone on and on about how much I relate to the character of Frances. This movie felt like it was written about me at the very specific time in my life at the time of my original viewing. But the movie was made in 2013 and the time in my life was 2017. So unless Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig time travelled, were some reason in my lame ass hometown and were like ‘Yes…that’s who we should write a movie about’, I’m pretty sure that’s not the case.

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Spotlight: Paul Dano

Spotlight: Paul Dano

The characters are too personal to me to put a word like ‘weird’ over them. That word is just, like, too vague for me.

Paul Dano

I cannot recall how many times I mention various actors and actresses I adore and so many people immediately become owls asking ‘Who?’. After a time listing off movies, I can usually find some sort of recollection from the other person. This happens far too much with Paul Dano and I’m tired of it. So sit back and relax as I talk your ear off write your eyeballs off about him.

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