In celebration of Dr. King’s Birthday I wanted to share some of my favorite speeches from him as well as a few films, documentaries, and television series that feature his life and legacy. I wanted to make sure I shared some hidden gems, along with a few speeches and films that I have learned about through my time as a student and now professor. Check them out below:
“Be a bush if you can’t be a tree. If you can’t be a highway, just be a trail. If you can’t be a sun, be a star. For it isn’t by size that you win or fail. Be the best of whatever you are.” ~Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
With one holiday down and two more on the way, film and television is prepping us for what we will be soaking up next! This week I have a few trailers for you to put on the calendar to prep you for your Thanksgiving and Christmas viewing pleasures! Check them out below:
The Santa Clauses (Streaming on Disney + November 16)
Disenchanted (Streaming on Disney+ November 18th)
Fantasy Football (Streaming on Paramount+ November 25)
Season 3-Blood & Water (Streaming on Netflix November 25)
Three Pines (Streaming on Prime Video December 2)
Season 3-His Dark Materials (Streaming on HBO Max December 5)
It’s the FIRST OF THE MONTH!!! NOVEMBER 1st!! I’ve missed you all for a few weeks, but I wanted to make sure I started out the new month with a BANG!! So thankful for your support and hanging in there with me!! Check out the new-new below:
Season 4-Titans (Streaming on HBO Max November 3)
1899 (Streaming on Netflix November 17)
Fleishman Is In Trouble (Streaming on Hulu and FX November 17)
Emancipation (In theaters December 2 & Streaming on Apple TV+ December 9)
Season 3-Jack Ryan (Streaming on Prime Video December 21)
Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania (In theaters February 17, 2023)
Season 4-Succession (Streaming on HBO Max Spring 2023)
Long time no see! For this special edition of PCM, I will be discussing/ reviewing the “scary” movies that have been the background to my spooky season full of college apps. So without further ado here are just some of the films I have watched this month.
Werewolf by Night (2022): This was a new Marvel project that greatly surprised me. Recently I have not been drawn to Marvel like I once was but this immediately caught my attention. It was a new project and endeavor not tied to a major superhero and inspired by the classic black-and-white horror movies of the 50s. The aesthetics that have been drawn from those old movies are definitely present. My only complaint would be that it should have been longer but I would definitely recommend it. Rating: 4 out of 5
Beetlejuice (1988): A classic Halloween movie that I cannot believe I have not seen before. The film nerd in me has kicked myself for not watching this movie before even though I had enjoyed the musical years ago during the height of my musical theater nerd. The practical effects that I will mention later in this post add so much charm and character to the movie. Also, the cast is absolutely stacked and it adds to the movie especially Michael Keaton as Beetlejuice himself. Rating: 4 out of 5
Dracula (1958): An oldie but surprisingly a goodie (in my opinion). It took me a while to watch a “Dracula” movie in any iteration after reading the book a year ago, but with HBO MAX adding classic movies to their platform because of Halloween it was the perfect opportunity to watch. As cheesy as old scary movies always are, it was still a fun movie to watch and just enjoy because it was so ridiculous. Watching old movies is always enjoyable because you get to see what has influenced filmmakers today, especially in the horror and scary movie genre. Rating: 3 ½ out of 5
Eraserhead (1977): Another classic that everyone talks about but I have never seen it before recently. Previously the only David Lynch project that I have seen was Twin Peaks, but after watching it this definitely matches his style. It was unsettling and disturbing like some episodes of Twin Peaks but it was enjoyable nonetheless. Even though on the outside it seems like a psychological thriller movie I personally interpreted the movie as a story of a father that has been thrust into the world of fatherhood prematurely and struggling to find his bearings within this new dynamic. On the less serious side, I finally understood the Eraserhead baby jokes and yes that baby was super freaky not gonna lie. Rating: 3 ½ out of 5
So hopefully this has provided you with some good recommendations for movies for the end of October!