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courtesy of Disney+

My take on Chapter 15 here.


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I wrote a review of Chapter 13 of The Mandalorian which can be found here.


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I’d like to tell you that I came across the A Sailor’s Guide to Earth album on my own and became a fan of Sturgill Simpson. It didn’t happen that way. In the past two years, I have changed my music preferences. It isn’t monumental, but it’s been a slight shift that has introduced a lot of artists into my playlist.

The 80’s and Sitting Down to Listen to Music

I listened to 80’s music in the 90’s. I continued to listen to it well into the 2000’s. I think it just might be my decade of music. …


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Tracey from Chewing Gum

I love Michaela Coel. If you haven’t seen Chewing Gum on Netflix you are missing out. She is a comedic genius that proved with Black Earth Rising that she can handle drama as well. From a sheltered, churchy girl breaking free from a sheltered upbringing to an attorney unearthing the truth behind a genocide, she’s been covering a lot of heavy material.

I May Destroy You is no exception. I didn’t know what this show was about walking in. …


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I have to admit that I’m not a fan of the original film. John Cusack and a music store is a winning combination, but the execution didn’t land with me. It just seemed like a guy that was lamenting about relationships that seemed doomed before they ever began. What mortal thought they would be able to pull Catherine Zeta-Jones with a cool music collection? It’s been over a decade since I’ve seen it so maybe I’m remembering it wrong.

The television show was added to my queue after I read a fascinating interview with Zoe Kravitz. I’ve seen her in a film here and there, but I knew of her because of her famous parents. I love her for her style, I envy her stature and the ability to pull off amazing outfits. She said in the interview that landing High Fidelity was great because she’d missed out on other opportunities for being “urban”. That was shocking to me. When you’re a descendant of a rock star and grew up in the business, I didn’t know you could still be othered. I get that. There are so many things about me that when meeting someone new and the first thing they zero in on is my heritage, I take a step back. Not that it offends or hurts, it’s just that I’d forgotten until they mentioned it. …


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I involuntarily caught this show. I’m juggling a lot of different apps and it was HBO’s turn to be my top spot. I added it on to my Hulu subscription so that I could watch “The Outsider” and “The New Pope”. I didn’t know that “The Watchmen” would grab me.

And it didn’t. Not at first. I remember being underwhelmed by the film a decade ago and the first two episodes didn’t click right away as to where we had left off from the film. It’s a slow burn and like “The Killing” it’s one that you have to give room to breathe. …


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I haven’t a clue where the year has gone. One minute, I’m talking to you about my summer reads and the next thing I know we’re a week away from Thanksgiving. Let’s not dwell on it too much and concentrate on what 2019 has brought us.

Well, 2019 has brought us a lot of trouble. My simple spring break-up with Netflix turned into an on-again/off-again relationship and after the announcement of Disney+ and Apple+ and a plus on every other channel I’ve enjoyed, I’m as confused as ever.

Here’s a simple breakdown:

Netflix


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To explain my current form of communication, I have to give you a little background on my relationship with social media. In the early aughts I had a Myspace account that I designed with my own color layout. I put together my own HTML code for it and I would hide my friends list but showcase the profile picture of my best friends. When you would click on my bestie’s photo, it would lead you to their favorite charity. This is how I spent my early twenties and I’m openly embarrassed and embrace the girl I used to be.

I also had a Bebo account, but it was strictly for chatting with overseas family and friends because they never hopped on the Myspace bandwagon. In 2005, I signed up for a Facebook account. This was back when you had to register for a Facebook account with your university ID — it was the only time I ever looked at my UNLV email account. I opened the account and never bothered with it until around 2010. For five years my Facebook account laid dormant and my profile picture was a swimsuit pic of me before grad school where I thought I looked half decent. Fast forward to me on the verge of thirty realizing I already have a Facebook account and then being reintroduced to myself with that picture. …


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I have to meet my co-host, Carlye, on First Street in an hour, but I’m sitting here in my pajamas writing this review that I believe I can finish in the next fifteen minutes. Let’s not dwell on a vision of Carlye sitting at the Flour Bakery rolling her eyes and writing me a text to go fuck myself because she’s by herself and I haven’t gotten there.

The OA caught me off guard. After Ray Donovan, I dabbled in other shows and films, but nothing really caught my interest. Brit Marling is an actress that has impressed me over the last decade. She’s beautiful and intelligent and you could see her playing Ivanka Trump-esque characters in political thrillers where you underestimate her and then she turns out to be the star of the film. …


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I saw Dumbo this weekend and I can understand the lukewarm reception. Before I go into Dumbo 2019 I need to explain my history with Dumbo and elephants for you to understand how I feel today.

Elephants are majestic creatures. They always will be. I rode elephants when I was a kid. One of my best memories as a kid is riding one with my dad at Vargas Circus. It was magical and fun and I remember the elephant handler allowing us to go around a second time because I didn’t want to get off. …

About

Sabrina Monet

A writer surviving in the Bay Area. I write screenplays, film reviews, critiques, and I rant about everything. www.sabrinamonet.com

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