Some Impressions of California: First Week

So it has been a week in sunny California. I’m still looking for a more substantial job, but I found a temporary gig working at the San Diego County Fair. It’s some extra cash while I wait for something better. While I’m still very fresh to California life, here are some more things I noticed:…

The Cultural Significance of Orange is the New Black

I know I’ve been busy, but I had to take some time to watch the new season of Orange is the New Black. I unfortunately wasn’t able to watch it on the day it was released due to traveling, but after things wound down a bit, I reactivated my Netflix account! It is one of…

Some Impressions of California: First 48 Hours

I have finally reached California! It is truly an exciting time. I am still slightly jet-lagged and worn out from moving around, but I am hoping I will get used to my new life here soon. I haven’t been out and about too much, but I have been noticing some slight differences in the culture…

NOW YOU SEE ME 2: Review

Unfortunately, this isn’t another solo adventure, but I decided to make my most recent trip to the movies a sibling day. Me, my two sisters, and brother headed over to the Carmike to see Now You See Me 2. This will be my last film before I move to California, so I wanted to make…

The Cinema Soloist: Personal Updates

Hello all! I know I have been quiet for a bit. I have been so busy! But hopefully, I will be able to update this blog way more often! Big things are on the horizon and I’m so excited to share! For the past few months, I have been working in a call center, trying…

What Happened to Black Cinema and Television?

Growing up, I watched many films and TV shows centered around black culture. I don’t think it was intentional, my mother (a Mexican woman) just enjoyed them, and before I was old enough to have a say in what was on the TV, I would put up with whatever she was watching. It wasn’t because…

NEIGHBORS 2: Review

Summer movie season has just kicked off, and it’s looking pretty awesome! There are so many movies I am looking forward to, and Neighbors 2 was one of the first in the lineup. Actually, I was a little nervous about the sequel because the first Neighbors film was a hilarious, clever comedy that remains one…

23: Favorite Films from Different Seasons of Life

I’m 23 years old. Officially. I’,m about 3 weeks late, but I have been thinking a LOT. As with every year, I feel no different. At least not right now. I’m at a crossroads in my life. I’ve been stagnant for awhile, looking for the next route to turn. I guess right now I feel…

HOW TO BE SINGLE: Review

Due to my schedule and budget, I have found it hard to find time to attend the movies, but after a few months, I finally found some time (and money) to do so! I usually attend the movies solo, but on this lovely Valentine’s Day, I decided to take my younger sister along. Once again,…

Film Discovery: Beyond the Lights (2014)

Sorry for the long absence! I am in the middle of finals week and so many things have come up. There’s no excuse for the lack of posting, but I’m finally back. I’ve had a little bit of downtime since classes have ended, so I have taken some time to begin plowing through my long queue…