Just A Showman.

It’s the end of the year and with it comes the decision of which new movie I should see. I’m a Star Wars fan, having seen all the other movies and loving the action. I’m a sucker for a good sing-a-long movie like Pitch Perfect 3.

I’m here to tell you that Star Wars can wait and you can learn the words to Pitch Perfect later.

The movie everyone should see is The Greatest Showman and let me tell you why.


There are lots of standout moments from the movie, but my favorite is just a couple of words.

“Celebration of humanity”.

While this movie is a tale of P.T. Barnum and how his circus came to be, I believe that this movies did an amazing job of showcasing just that.

Now jump back a couple of years and my knowledge on P.T. Barnum is very minimal. I know his name was half of a very famous circus and once I became a communications major I found out a little more.

In school, they like to talk about Barnum as one of the pillars of communications, more specifically, they talked about him in a public relations class I took. His motto was “the public be fooled” with the example of the egress. (If you don’t know the story, look it up. It’s actually kinda interesting.)

I’m not saying they make him out to be a bad guy, but you definitely get the con-artist feel.

He may be a trickster, but this movie shows a whole other side. It shows that someone who has nothing can make something of themselves, but that sometimes having everything isn’t everything.

A big part of the movie was how Barnum took people who were different and made them feel like they were part of something bigger. The song “This Is Me” brought me to tears because I hate thinking about how people feel broken because other people make them feel ashamed of themselves when they have nothing to be ashamed of.

In a world where so much of this very thing is happening, this movie was a real eye opener to how cruel and afraid of change some people can be. It was also a reminder of how brave other really are.

“You are putting folks of all kinds on stage with you, presenting them as equals.”

I can tell you how great the costumes were, the sets the music and the actors, but your don’t need me to because you already know. I mean period pieces are always amazing. It’s New York City, enough said. Music from the people who wrote the music for La La Land. Hugh Jackman. Zac Efron. Zendaya. That is all.

Go and see it for yourselves, trust me you aren’t gonna want to miss it.



Here We Are Now, Entertain Us.

Hey guys!

Today we are talking about the amazing, God of Thunder a.k.a Thor a.k.a. Chris Hemsworth.

Last Friday, November 3rd, the new installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe blew into theaters. Thor: Ragnarok, is about an imprisoned Thor who “finds himself in a lethal gladiatorial contest against the Hulk, his former ally. Thor must fight for survival and race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela from destroying his home and the Asgardian civilization,” according to IMDB.

With this new movie brings a new villain, Hela (Cate Blanchett), the goddess of death. They couldn’t very well have Loki (Tom Hiddleston) be the villain of yet another movie. The two brothers find out that Thor is not the first born but in fact Hela is and she was banished years and years ago. “The first image to be released from Ragnarok was concept art of Hela, antlers extended and standing with her back to the viewer as she prepares to unleash hell on the soldiers of Asgard,” writes Nick Romano, vanityfair.com.

Another hallmark of the movie was “Immigrant Song” by Led Zeppelin. The song appeared in the trailer and twice in the movie and it was practically a match made in Asgard, but how did they get the rights to a song by such a prominent band, Shannon Liao, theverge.com, discusses this. “It sounds like a perfect fit for Marvel’s blockbuster Thor movies about the hammer-wielding Norse thunder god, which is why Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi was so insistent about getting it in his film — but landing the rights was no easy feat. It took the film’s music supervisor Dave Jordan the entire length of the production to get the go-ahead from Led Zeppelin, Waititi told Business Insider,” writes Liao.

100% go see this movie! Everything about it was spot on!


Dream I Never Had: Realized.

Hey guys!

I’m sure many of you are bored with the repetitious entertainment blogs I post every week. Bare with me please because the semester is almost over.

Today I am talking about a class I’m in. At my school, our capstone class is the course that is suppose to take more work than the others. In a sense getting you ready for the real world and the type of job you are probably looking for in your field.

My field being journalism, we could pick one of two directions: print or broadcast.

Now I hate public speaking so naturally I went to print, especially because I have hopes of becoming an editor at a publishing company which would be print and not broadcast.

Anyway, the class is basically working for the school newspaper and to get points for the class we have to publish stories.

That’s right, you are looking at a published writer!

I never thought I would want to be a writer and I’m still not sure, but it feels really good to see my name in print and my words on the page.

I am going to post the links to my articles below. Feel free to read them and tell me what you think!


ASI Board of Directors Meeting Coverage

All Day ASI Event

Spotify & Hulu Partnership: Financial Issue

Trouble Finding A Room Feature

Here We Are Now, Entertain Us.

Hey guys.

Friday, October 6th was the 7th season premiere of Once Upon A Time. This new season brings with it new characters, some old ones and a new story. Once Upon A Time just barely scraped by, landing a renewal at the eleventh hour. The show is getting a reboot of sorts. A lot of the main cast for the past six years are leaving, contracts are up, and now the show is essentially starting over. “Just on a conceptional level, it’s the same show. We’re trying to tell the same kind of stories and honor the DNA of what Once Upon a Time was from the very start” (ew.com).

Justin Kirkland, ew.com, recaps the seventh season opener, giving the episode an A-. “Who among us hasn’t found our long-lost birth mother, defeated the greatest sum of evil over the course of six seasons, seen our grandparents die every which way to Sunday, turned back all those advancements for one final curse, beaten said curse, sat down for dinner, wrote a book on all those wonderful stories, seen it all fall apart, and then been greeted at our door by a little girl looking to do the same thing you did years back? It’s a tale as old as time. So as we welcome Once Upon a Time back, we’re ready because, in a way, haven’t we been here before,” writes Kirkland. The entire episode artfully echoes the pilot from 6 years ago while still standing on its own. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Vlada Gelman, tvline.com, discusses a theory about the new promotional photos for the second episode of the season. Emma (Jennifer Morrison) is back for her last episode ever! She will be reprising her role as savior, Henry’s mother and Hook’s wife in order to give the audience closure and to explain why her character isn’t around anymore. “In these new photos from the episode, Morrison’s Emma shares some emotional moments with both her husband Hook and her grown-up son Henry. The two men also embrace as the blonde lovingly looks on. Then there’s that other (potential) familial exchange: In one eyebrow-raising image, the couple appears to be clutching Emma’s stomach. Could the Savior be pregnant?!”




Here We Are Now, Entertain Us.

Hey guys!

The 14th season of Grey’s Anatomy started on Thursday with a very important episode.

Charlie Mason, tvline.com, talks about how the season premiere is also the long running shows 300th episode! “Of all the romances that have been sparked by Grey’s Anatomy, from Meredith and Derek’s to Callie and Arizona’s, one stands out as the greatest love of all: the relationship between the ABC drama and its audience. So it was with that in mind that recently-returned executive producer/co-showrunner Krista Vernoff sat down to come up with the script for the series’ milestone 300th episode. “I have written it,” she tells TVLine, “as a love letter to the fans who have been watching all 14 years,” said Mason. Vernon definitely didn’t disappoint. The episode was not only two hours long (putting the first two episodes of the season on subsequently), but had a familiar face and some big twists and turns.

Leigh Blickley, huffingtonpost.com, writes of the biggest twist of the special episode. “While her brain is being analyzed during a trial experiment on female masturbation led by Andrew’s (Giacomo Gianniotti) newly introduced OBGYN sister Carina (Stefania Spampinato), it’s discovered that Amelia has a massive brain tumor. Yes, the hospital’s neurosurgeon, and the late Derek Shepherd’s (Patrick Dempsey) sister, has a brain tumor,” said Blickley. While this is troublesome for any person on the show, fans know that most likely the only people in the “Grey’s” world who could attempt to get this thing out would be Amelia herself or her late brother, Derek.

We will just have to wait for this coming Thursday to see how the other chapters handle the news.


Here We Are Now, Entertain Us.

Hey guys!

We are diving right in and taking a look at the series finale of Teen Wolf.

A little background doesn’t hurt though.

The show started back in 2011 and was about a teenage boy, Scott McCall (Tyler Posey), who gets bitten by a werewolf and with the help of his friend, Stiles (Dylan O’Brien), navigate the woes of high school and supernatural bullies all while keeping his secret.

The show ran for six seasons finally ending on September 24, 2017.

Samantha Highfill, ew.com, sits down with the creator to talk about the final episode. “This finale did feel different than most Teen Wolf finales. It was almost less conclusive… ‘That was very specific. We didn’t want a finale that said “the end.” We wanted it to be an “and the adventure continues…” I like imagining that they’re going off to continue the fight. I didn’t want to see an end where they all have children and they’re happy and at home. That felt anticlimactic to me.'”

Gabe Bergado, teenvogue.com, talks of the finale coming full circle for the series. “‘We had started breaking this story during the election, and I said to the writers [that] I had this idea to make Scott and the other supernaturals pariahs in Beacon Hills to cast them as the ‘other’ again, and to make the real enemy this season humanity and other people. And take an idea where Gerard comes in and takes advantage of that. So it’s definitely influenced by current events.’ By doing this, it brought the show full circle. For Jeff, the show has always been about the outsider and feeling like an outsider, so the division between humans and the supernaturals allowed them to make that theme meaningful for the characters.”

I didn’t start watching the show until a few months ago. I watched the entire thing on Amazon, just in time to watch the ending live with many other loyal fans. I only have one thing to say about it, I was not disappointed.


Here We Are Now, Entertain Us.

Hey guys!

This edition is a little closer to my heart. Today I am discussing my favorite musician, Alexander Deleon. Alex possibly still is was the lead singer for the American Rock band The Cab. The got their start in 2008 and release two albums, Whisper War & Symphony Soldier, and one EP, Lock Me Up.

Tyler Sharp, altpress.com, write of Alex deciding to head in a new direction. “The Cab frontman Alexander DeLeon has returned with a new project, dubbed Bohnes. While not much has been revealed thus far, a minute-long teaser video has been shared, which offers a brief look into what the endeavor will boast in terms of sound,” said Sharp.


That was two years ago and me and all of his other fans have been freaking out waiting patiently for the new music. In the timespan from the announcement to now, Alex has released two solo songs, Guns and Roses and Middle Finger, and a cover of Frank Sinatra’s Witchcraft.

The glorious day has come and passed. On September 22, Alex, now going by Bohnes, release his debut single off of his new solo album, the three songs from above not being featured on the project. The song is titled “Six Feet Under”

Liz Calvario, etonline.com, highlights the very interesting setting for the new music video. “Directed by Justin Clough, the video was shot at the abandoned Nara Dreamland theme park in Japan, which was built in 1961 to look almost identical to Disneyland. Bohnes and his crew snuck in to film the clip before it was permanently torn down at the end of 2016,” said Calvario. On his Instagram, Alex has an interactive “tour” of the different parts of the abandon park for fans to look at and feel like they are there.