I Watched 50 Fall Movie Trailers So You Don’t Have To

1. Breaking (August 26) Directed by: Abi Damaris CorbinFamous people involved: John Bodega, Michael K. Williams, and Connie BrittonOne sentence summary: A veteran who got screwed over by the VA tries to rob a bank and ends up negotiating with another veteran who also got screwed over by the VA. Where you can watch it: TheatersDo I give a shit?: It does look like a … Continue reading I Watched 50 Fall Movie Trailers So You Don’t Have To

What Taylor Swift’s ‘All Too Well’ (10-minute version) Can Teach Us About Story Structure

Recently, Taylor Swift released the 10-minute version of a song called “All Too Well.” By far, this track has been the most buzzed-about aspect of her re-released Red album, and it even broke the record for longest runtime of a #1 song, a record previously held by Don McLean’s “American Pie.” For those who don’t follow the career of Taylor Swift, “All Too Well” was … Continue reading What Taylor Swift’s ‘All Too Well’ (10-minute version) Can Teach Us About Story Structure

Music I Want to Talk About: August 2021

Songs I Want to Talk About “Take My Breath” by The Weeknd (2021) I honestly don’t think there’s any artist currently working who knows how to deliver both crowd-pleasing radio hits and experimental introspection the way that the Weeknd does. After Hours was one of my Top 5 albums of 2020, and “Take My Breath,” the kickoff to whatever the next Weekend album cycle is … Continue reading Music I Want to Talk About: August 2021

Music I Want to Talk About: July 2021

Songs I Want to Talk About “Bible Verses” by Blake Shelton (2021) Some people might find it odd that I listen to full albums of big name artists that I don’t necessarily like. The reason why is because you occasionally stumble across masterpieces like “Bible Verses,” the final track of an otherwise pretty basic, predictable country album from Blake Shelton. I always love when artists … Continue reading Music I Want to Talk About: July 2021

Music I Want to Talk About – May 2021

Songs I Want to Talk About “Headphones Baby” by The Vaccines (2021) Imagine if Death Cab for Cutie wrote the lyrics for a Walk the Moon song. That’s essentially the masterpiece that is “Headphones Baby.” This song turned up in my Release Radar mid-May and I fell in love with it almost immediately. At first glance, it’s just a fun love song with just the … Continue reading Music I Want to Talk About – May 2021

Music I Want to Talk About – April 2021

Songs I Want to Talk About “Symptom of Your Touch” by Aly & A.j. (2021) When I first started doing these monthly writeups, I told myself I would only allow artists to appear in each category (Song, Album, or Artist) once a year. As you might recall, I featured the Aly & A.j. song “Listen!!!” in my January writeup. Then I heard the first few … Continue reading Music I Want to Talk About – April 2021

Anne Watches the Wire: Season 1, Episode 3

I know, I know. It’s been a long time since I posted about The Wire after promising you it would be a series. Well, rest assured that while I didn’t get this episode blogged about in as timely a manner as I was hoping, I did keep my original promises. 1) I didn’t watch past Episode 3 until this blog post was published and 2) … Continue reading Anne Watches the Wire: Season 1, Episode 3

Music I Want to Talk About – March 2021

Songs I Want to Talk About “Guilty Love” by Ladyhawke and Broods ft. (2021) From the first time I heard this, I couldn’t get enough of it. Ladyhawke and Broods both have made some pretty great songs separately, so it’s only natural that they’d make a great song when they join forces. “Guilty Love” leans slightly more in the Ladyhawke direction, with more of a … Continue reading Music I Want to Talk About – March 2021