My 2 Cents on Honeymoon

Premise: "A newlywed couple finds their lake-country honeymoon descend into chaos after Paul finds Bea wandering and disoriented in the middle of the night." There’s plenty to enjoy about the 2014 horror sci-fi movie Honeymoon, even with its imperfections. The slow-burn pacing builds up a creeping tension that left me uncomfortable for the majority of … Continue reading My 2 Cents on Honeymoon

#81 – You by Caroline Kepnes (with Laura Petro and Meggie Gates of YA, We Read It!)

Tune in as Laura Petro and Meggie Gates (YA, We Read It!) hang out with Arthur for a review and recap of You, the 2014 debut novel by Caroline Kepnes. This psychological thriller is quite the wild ride, following bookstore clerk Joe Goldberg as he endeavors to show aspiring writer Guinevere Beck just how much … Continue reading #81 – You by Caroline Kepnes (with Laura Petro and Meggie Gates of YA, We Read It!)

My 2 Cents on Apple TV+’s Spirited

Premise: "Imagine Charles Dickens' heartwarming tale of a scrooge visited by four ghosts on Christmas Eve—but funnier." What's new, everyone? Yes, here is yet another adaptation of A Christmas Carol—this time, an Apple TV+ movie that puts its own modern musical spin on the Charles Dickens novel, with Ryan Reynolds playing the Scrooge-esque Clint Briggs … Continue reading My 2 Cents on Apple TV+’s Spirited

#80 – Bloodmarked by Tracy Deonn (with Sam Cabrera-Dixon of Hardcover Hoes)

Tune in as Sam Cabrera-Dixon (Hardcover Hoes) returns to 2CC for a discussion on Bloodmarked, the second book in the Legendborn Cycle by Tracy Deonn. The first book, Legendborn, had plenty of goodness to offer fantasy readers as a contemporary YA retelling of Arthurian legend. Is Bloodmarked a worthy follow-up (spoilers: it is)? Comparing the … Continue reading #80 – Bloodmarked by Tracy Deonn (with Sam Cabrera-Dixon of Hardcover Hoes)

#79 – The Deal by Elle Kennedy (with Dawn Marie of Opinionated Lushes)

Tune in as Dawn Marie of Opinionated Lushes stops by the program to break down The Deal, the New Adult contemporary romance by Elle Kennedy (Briar U, Avalon Bay). As the first entry in her Off-Campus series, it follows the banter, the tutoring, the sparks, and the vulnerability between music major Hannah Wells and hockey … Continue reading #79 – The Deal by Elle Kennedy (with Dawn Marie of Opinionated Lushes)

#78 – Bungo Stray Dogs, Coffee, and Cats | A Japanese Literature Discussion (with Saba)

Tune in as previous guest Saba comes back to the show for her second episode, where she and Arthur open up a discussion on the works of Japanese literature they’ve collectively read. Limited time travel, familial angst, and bleakly written self-insert characters are just a few of the topics that get coverage here. https://goodpods.com/episodes/24715268

#77 – Kung Fu Panda | Directed by Mark Osborne and John Stevenson (with Joey DiCarlo of So Wizard Podcast)

Tune in as Joey DiCarlo of So Wizard Podcast hangs out with Arthur to break down Kung Fu Panda, the 2008 DreamWorks Animation movie that follows an enthusiastic and bumbling panda named Po as he goes on an unlikely-hero’s journey to become the Dragon Warrior. On top of discussing one of Arthur’s favorite animated movies … Continue reading #77 – Kung Fu Panda | Directed by Mark Osborne and John Stevenson (with Joey DiCarlo of So Wizard Podcast)

#76 – Disney+’s She-Hulk: Attorney At Law | Helmed by Jessica Gao and Kat Coiro (with Guy Bradford)

Tune in as returning guest Guy Bradford joins Arthur for a review and recap of She-Hulk: Attorney At Law, the newest Marvel Cinematic Universe series to premiere on Disney+. With its sitcom format, meta comedy, and fourth-wall breaks, how did it fare at introducing viewers to Jennifer Walters, a single 30-something lawyer and cousin of … Continue reading #76 – Disney+’s She-Hulk: Attorney At Law | Helmed by Jessica Gao and Kat Coiro (with Guy Bradford)

#75 – Collateral | Directed by Michael Mann (with Josh and Ryan of Millennial Coffee Break)

Tune in as Josh and Ryan, the two cohosts of the podcast Millennial Coffee Break, hang out on the show to discuss Collateral, the 2004 neo-noir action thriller in which humble and street-smart cabbie Max is being forced by ruthless assassin Vincent to drive him around L.A. so that he can commit several hits. The … Continue reading #75 – Collateral | Directed by Michael Mann (with Josh and Ryan of Millennial Coffee Break)

My 2 Cents on Mistakes Were Made by Meryl Wilsner

Thank you to NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press for providing me with an eARC in exchange for my honest review! What's new, everyone? In Mistakes Were Made, the 2022 sapphic contemporary romance by Meryl Wilsner (Something to Talk About), 21-year-old Cassie Klein, in a bid to escape her college’s Family Weekend, heads across town to … Continue reading My 2 Cents on Mistakes Were Made by Meryl Wilsner