Disclaimer: a very personal movie review.
I’ve had this itch for weeks now. The itch hasn‘t left my side. It only got a lot itchier. Itchier and quite overwhelming. That’s basically the feeling I get when my soul literally bursts out of inspiration and enthusiasm. That’s how I feel about the latest musical movie The Greatest Showman starring Michelle Williams, Zendaya, Hugh Jackman and Zac Efron. The story revolves around Hugh Jackman’s character P.T. Barnum, who is known for establishing what we know now as the entertainment or show business. Messages within the plot line were present, though only subtly, but don’t you worry. We’ll dive into those shortly.
Unlike the last couple of years, I feel a sense of peace leaving this past year behind. Upon reflecting back, I’ve come to realize that I will hold these past months dearly in my heart because to my surprise, it’s hard to let go. During New Year’s Eve, I felt this sense of anxiety because I wasn’t ready to let go of this year – I felt comfortable, all set and ready to execute. I’m not quite sure why it’s so hard for me to bring this set of attitude with me in the new year, so I do hope, I’m just having separation anxiety.
Advent season has finally reached us! I can’t recall the last time I really looked forward to Christmas. I also realised that, even thought my schedule is packed, I really want to put my efforts into preparing myself. Therefore, as small reminders, I just want to share with you what the next weeks will be all about. This week it’s all about hope. Feel free to share these graphics with the people to remind them about what we are anticipating.
Whoever follows me on my Instagram knows that I enjoy listening to Podcasts. I always listen to them through the Podcast App on my iPhone. However, it should also work over your iTunes-Player since they come through there. Other than reading books, Podcasts have been very fulfilling in the sense of fuelling my intellect and understanding of certain topics. When I listen to interviews, I draw inspiration from other people’s experiences, getting to know their story and their way of life. Also, I tend to look for spiritual nourishment through the Podcasts and Channels that I follow. So here, I’d like to share some of my favorite all-free Podcast channels with you:
In anticipation of the release of the second season next Tuesday, I figured I would write about this surprisingly amazing NBC TV-Show ‘This Is Us’. For the most part, I have been enjoying a lot of different storylines and clever plot twists but the inner storytelling-geek within me couldn’t help but be touched by this TV Show.
As a short introduction, ‘This Is Us’ is about four people who share the same birthday and happen to be in the same family. Their lives are told going back and forth in time with flashbacks of their childhood and the period of growing up. This tearjerker of a TV show has become critically acclaimed and became a favourite to a lot of people.
Down below you will find my personal reasons of why to follow this TV show.
For the people who know me, I have always had an admiration for Wonder Woman, yet over the years I have come to realise that what I saw in her and what I saw in the hype of the Third Wave Feminism, I became a little more sceptic and careful about how much I wanted to let it influence my views on womanhood. Therefore, I also had my doubts whether the movie would be any good, because firstly, it’s a DC-Movie and the last few ones were a disappointment (Sorry Ben, but Christian Bale will forever be my favorite Batman), secondly, Wonder Woman blew up the whole Feminism topic again and lastly, I wasn’t sure if the plot would be any good at all. PTL, all my assumptions proved me wrong. Read on to find out why!