• movies and TV,  music

    Music Monday: For the Kill

    I forgot how much I liked this song until I rewatched Hardcore Henry this weekend. And seriously–this movie is one of my faves. It has everything I want in an action movie–great stunts, music, and plot twists. Ilya Naishuller wears almost every hat you can imagine–he wrote, directed, produced, acted in, and composed music for Henry. He’s also a comic book author and the frontman for Biting Elbows. And he has a new movie that just came out this week, Mr. Nobody–I’m psyched to see it!

    P.S. Follow the Music Monday playlist on Spotify!

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    Music Monday: New Light


    I have been absolutely obsessed with this music video since I discovered it last week. I already love John Mayer as a musician, and this song is an earworm, but this video (and the comment section on YT!) is just absolutely golden. It’s even better knowing he made this before the rise of Tik Tok dances and jokes about changing your Zoom background while working from home. The man just woke up and chose chaos and I love it.

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    Music Monday: I’m Your GPU


    I’ve been impatiently waiting for months for this soundtrack to hit streaming services. I don’t know why, it just makes me super happy and it’s the perfect soundtrack while I’m doing chores around the house. (‘Follow Me Into the Storm’ is another fave track.) Although, if you listen to closely to the lyrics, this song sounds like a slightly menacing love song from a smart house. Have I just been watching too much TV in quarantine? Possibly!

    What unconventional music do you listen to while cleaning the house? P.S. The Music Monday playlist is available on Spotify if you’re interested!

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    Book review: ‘The Hunting Party’

    'The Hunting Party' by Lucy Foley

    I’m always a little leery of books that claim to be alike to other, mega-popular titles. I’ve seen so many blurbs claiming a book is “the next Gone Girl” or “perfect for fans of Agatha Christie”. And quite honestly, books rarely live up to that sort of fanfare. (Likely in part because that hype causes the reader to set their expectations far too high!)

    The Hunting Party has been marketed to fans of Christie, Tana French, and Ruth Ware–all authors I admire–so I tried to manage my expectations accordingly. But I’m pleased to say that for the most part, this is a top-notch thriller perfect for a cozy night in by the fire. Read on for spoilers, what I loved about the book, and the suspense trope I absolutely can’t stand. (It’s why this book didn’t score a perfect five stars!) P.S. make sure to follow me on Goodreads for more reviews and bookish updates!