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Stress-relieving study breaks

You would think that after months of endless, ever-present stress in quarantine, that we’d learn how to better handle stressful moments. Yet despite having survived 2020 so far, I still find myself thinking that an upcoming essay deadline is the grave, impending doom lurking in the distance. In those moments, these school stressors seem to […]

From @emilyinparis Instagram

“Emily in Paris”: just so flat

You show me a cheesy movie that takes place in Paris, and I’ll watch it for the sake of imagining an overly romanticized life filled with fresh baguettes and beautiful balcony views. Maybe it’ll have an underdeveloped plot-line. Maybe the characters fall in love in the same way, encounter the same problems and then somehow […]

From @mulan Instagram

Live-action remake of “Mulan” a mixed bag

I hate to admit it, but I am not the biggest fan of live-action remakes. I have always been uncomfortable with the translation of animated characters, especially animals, to actors and computer-generated imagery. I also struggle with mixed expectations of how a live-action remake should be and what it should accomplish. Oftentimes, I think that […]

From @amctheatres Instagram

“Movie theaters reopening amidst pandemic”

Imagine walking into a crowded movie theater, squeezing between rows of elderly couples and rowdy middle-schoolers and finding the only decent seat between two families with unruly children. “Avengers: Endgame” begins to play on the wide screen, and you spend the rest of your afternoon sitting in a velvety seat, bumping elbows with your neighbor […]