…bear in mind

This Sunday Funday brings us the BAFTAs (which are happening as I write this…no spoilers please), a reminder that even the non-U.S. film awards tend to nominate the exact same actors.

Of course, there are exceptions to every rule and for me this year’s stand out also happens to be the only film in recent history to both attain and retain a 100% score on Rotten Tomatoes. It’s not “Lady Bird” and it’s not “Black Panther” it’s “Paddington 2” the little star-studded sequel that could.

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…Feel the Rhythm

winter olympics fox GIF by Animation Domination High-DefOne week into the 2018 Winter Olympics there have been plenty of triumphs and disappointments. The thing about the Olympics is that at its heart it is not about winning, it’s about humanity coming together. Which is why it feels appropriate that Random Act of Kindness Day falls right in the middle.

Much like the Olympics, Random Act of Kindness Day reminds us to see the best in those around us.  Read the rest of this entry

…make it reign

black-panther-hr-posterIt’s no secret that this Marvel universe has pulled together quite a cast of characters—a genius billionaire, Norse god, a gifted surgeon, a brilliant scientist/hulk, and a super soldier (to name a few). Now, with “Black Panther,” they’ve found a king, and so much more.

To start, we get Wakanda, a (fictitious…unfortunately) East African nation, that hides its true self from the outside world. Centuries ago, an enormous amount of vibranium (here’s a link for the non-nerds) landed there and given this small nation enormous technological advancements, something they decided long ago they must keep hidden from the outside world, for their own protection. This true Wakandan nation is led by its king, the Black Panther. Read the rest of this entry

…Win Hearts

Happy Pyeongchang 2018 GIF by NBC Olympics

The Olympics are about many things. They’re about building bonds, strengthening friendships, making new connections, the spirit of competition, and, to a certain degree, winning.

Of course, even at the Olympics, there are different types of winning.  Yes, there’s the glory of standing on the podium, and accepting a medal (and stuffed tiger) that validates all hard work you’ve put in. But if Twitter has taught us nothing else, you don’t have to win a medal to win the hearts (or at least the snark) of the viewing public.  Read the rest of this entry

…lay all your love

Today crusaders we’re confronted with conflicting holidays. It’s a real battle of the head versus the heart, you might say, as Valentine’s Day, a day dedicated to candy and cards, stares down Ash Wednesday, a day marking the start of the penitent season of Lent.

What a dilemma.

Of course, seeing as the full holiday is Saint Valentine’s Day we could take the opportunity to explore the religious foundation of the since commercialized holiday (spoiler alert: it doesn’t end well for St. Valentine).

Or we could take a break from this bleak winter weather to reflect on a timeless story of sacrifice, friendship, and forgiveness.

By which I am of course referring to the cinematic classic, “Mamma Mia.”

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