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This Is How I’m Celebrating May the 4th

It’s May the 4th and for all Star Wars fans, you know what that means. It’s Star Wars day! This is a wonderful time of the year for Star Wars fans, as it gives us the chance to celebrate a franchise we love so much.

Throughout the world, people are celebrating Star Wars in their own special ways. Some people are trying recipes that end with galactically awesome conclusions. Some are chilling and letting the day pass by, celebrating the holiday in a personally peaceful manner. Some are participating in the Star Wars marathon that’s currently happening on TBS right now.

For me, I’m taking the day kind of easy.

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A delicious cup of green tea.

While I write this post I’m sipping on a cup of tea in my amazing Death Star cup because what’s better than drinking a good cup of tea, in a Star Wars themed cup, on Star Wars day!? Yeah.

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And this evening I plan to reacquaint myself with a Star Wars movie I haven’t watched in forever and that is the franchise’s latest installment, Solo: A Star Wars Story. I’m actually kind of excited. It’s been such a while since I’ve sat down and watched this film that I can say I’m legitimately thrilled to see this movie.

And that is how I’m celebrating Star Wars day.

What are you doing for May the 4th? Feel free to share your ideal celebration in the comments below.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day. May the Fourth be with you.

 

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Throwback Friday: My Experience Watching ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

Oh my goodness everybody, Avengers: Infinity War is no joke! I’ve watched all of the Marvel movies and this is undoubtedly not only the best one but truly the entire culmination of the last eighteen movies. I sat in that movie theater waiting in silent anguish for the movie to start after all of the many trailers and once it did it latched on and didn’t let go literally from beginning to end. The audience was incredible. There were many laugh-out-loud (and silently funny) moments that had the audience in stitches. There were some fantastic character moments that just had the audience cheering with excitement. And then there were some legitimately heartbreaking moments that caused quite a bit of sniffling in the theater. When I walked out of that movie after its two hours and thirty-two-minute long run I was stunned. I felt like a young woman who had just seen the most amazing Marvel superhero movie that she had ever seen and couldn’t believe how shocking the film’s ending was…because that’s exactly what I was. My feet were lead, my eyebrows were furrowed in stunned confusion, and my mind was racing in an utter “WHAT JUST HAPPENED?!”

As I was walking out of that movie theater I saw this super awesome display for Solo: A Star Wars Story and I just had to take a picture with it.

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Yeah. It’s just me sitting in the Millennium Falcon cockpit with my Star Wars buddies. 😊

Isn’t that an awesome display?! I’ve seen some cool displays in my time but this one takes the cake. Just imagining myself sitting in the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon was an awesome experience. So then after that, I went to find the Infinity War display so I can take a new movie photo and when I did I was so excited.

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This is the look of someone who just came out of Avengers: Infinity War. Yeah, it was a ride.

That expression on my face isn’t the look of disappointment. It’s the face of someone who doesn’t know what just happened. I’m telling you, the end of Infinity War is so unexpected and out of this world that usually an audience roars with applause at the end of a really good movie but this audience was mostly silent with the occasional murmur. All of us were legitimately stunned at what had just transpired.

All in all, Avengers: Infinity War will be a movie experience that I will undoubtedly remember for quite a while and it’s given Avengers 4 a very high bar to try to surpass.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a magical day.

Oscar Week Countdown: Who’s Going To Win?

It’s a week before the Oscars and that’s very exciting indeed. There are a lot of movies I’m excited for and I absolutely can’t wait to see the results of these nominations. Leading up to the big night I’m going to predict the winners of the categories I’m most interested in and we’ll see if any of my predictions end up being correct. Exciting!

Today I will focus on the potential winners of Visual Effects and Cinematography.

Visual Effects Nominees

Avengers: Infinity War

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Infinity War wasn’t just a phenomenal movie for its incredible storyline but its outstanding visual effect efforts as well. This movie wouldn’t have been a success if it looked horrible so it’s no surprise it’s been garnered a nomination.

Christopher Robin

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To see Winnie the Pooh come to life in a live-action way is nice, especially that he’s one of my favorite fictional characters from my childhood.

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‘Solo’ or ‘Rogue One’: Which Movie Is Your Favorite?

When Disney acquired the rights to LucasFilm they came equipped with many ideas. One of those ideas was the never-before-seen Star Wars stories; standalone films that focused on certain characters or important events in the galaxy. There have only been two of these standalone films so far and there may never be more after Solo‘s dismal box-office run, which is a shame because these movies are so enjoyable. Both are completely different and unique in their own way and that’s why they’re a part of this week’s Who’s Your Favorite? Enjoy!

Solo: A Star Wars Story

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Solo follows Han’s journey in his young adult years as he learns the dangerous ways of a smuggler in the galaxy. He meets interesting people, learns valuable lessons, and gains a best friend who would always be there for him in Chewbacca.

We get to see Han’s first moments with the Millennium Falcon, his infamous Kessel Run, and how he won the Falcon from Lando Calrissian. But most importantly, we got to learn the reason why Han is such a hero as his heroism was on full display in this film.

We even got to see Darth Maul again! And that’s pretty awesome.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

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Rogue One is an entirely different movie than Solo. It follows the story of a group of unlikely heroes who, with their determination, create a plan to steal the Death Star plans from underneath the Empire’s noses. This plan turns into an all-out war between the Empire and the Rebellion, with Jyn Erso at the helm of this uprising.

This film contains some very exciting moments like the entire battle on and above Scarif, Darth Vader’s return, Grand Moff Tarkin’s presence, and even a fantastic cameo by Princess Leia.

Between these two films, my favorite is clearly Rogue One. Time and time again I watch Rogue One and it always manages to bring a smile to my face while I can barely watch Solo anymore. Of course, that’s just me. The question is; which movie is your favorite?

I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below. I thank you for reading and I hope you have a fabulous day. May the Force be with you.