My 2 Cents on Under the Whispering Door by TJ Klune

What’s new, everyone? TJ Klune (The Extraordinaries, The House in the Cerulean Sea) has just published his newest book, Under the Whispering Door. It tells the story of Wallace Price, an incredibly callous and self-absorbed lawyer who makes no effort to gain sympathy from the reader as he pitilessly lays off a paralegal in the opening chapter. … Continue reading My 2 Cents on Under the Whispering Door by TJ Klune

My 2 Cents on The Heart Principle by Helen Hoang

What’s new, everyone? The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang is one of my all-time favorite romcom reads, and her sophomore effort, The Bride Test, isn’t far behind. Now she’s come out with her third novel, The Heart Principle (notice the mathematical theme of all three names?). It follows Anna Sun, a professional violinist who, due to a viral YouTube video … Continue reading My 2 Cents on The Heart Principle by Helen Hoang

My 2 Cents on Apple TV+’s CODA

What’s new, everyone? After premiering at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival in January, CODA, the family film written and directed by Siân Heder (Netflix’s Tallulah), not only snagged the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award but was also acquired by Apple for $25 million. Having been highly anticipated since then, the film has remained generally beloved … Continue reading My 2 Cents on Apple TV+’s CODA

My 2 Cents on The Block by Ben Oliver

What’s new, folks? Last year I read The Loop, a YA dystopian novel by debut author Ben Oliver that kicked off in the future on first-person narrator Luka Kane’s sixteenth birthday. But he couldn’t really enjoy himself while behind bars in the Loop, a death-row prison that the World Government used to run experiments on and … Continue reading My 2 Cents on The Block by Ben Oliver

My 2 Cents on Disney+’s The Mysterious Benedict Society

What’s new, folks? When the trailer dropped for the Disney+ TV adaptation of The Mysterious Benedict Society, the children’s book by Trenton Lee Stewart, it drew me in immediately with its offbeat aesthetic. This is an element that shines through in the first entry of Stewart’s series, which I read last year in preparation for the … Continue reading My 2 Cents on Disney+’s The Mysterious Benedict Society

My 2 Cents on Black Widow

What’s new, folks? For seven films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Scarlett Johansson has played Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, the Russian superspy who defected to S.H.I.E.L.D. and became a founding member of the superhero team known as the Avengers. However, none of those MCU entries featured her as the lead. Only until after she (spoilers) sacrificed … Continue reading My 2 Cents on Black Widow

My 2 Cents on The Tomorrow War

What’s new, folks? When summer saunters in, so does its posse of big and loud blockbusters—one of which this year is The Tomorrow War, the action sci-fi flick that Amazon Prime began streaming on July 2. Skydance Media and Paramount Studios originally had it set for a theatrical release, but the pandemic eventually forced them to … Continue reading My 2 Cents on The Tomorrow War

My 2 Cents on Pixar’s Luca

What’s new, folks? Six months have passed since Pixar’s Soul streamed on Disney+ on Christmas 2020, and hooboy, that half a year was simultaneously interminable and fleeting. Now we have Pixar’s 24th feature film, Luca, which released exclusively on Disney+ on June 18 (Toy Story 3 premiered on that very same date all the way back in 2010). Directed … Continue reading My 2 Cents on Pixar’s Luca