I haven't abandoned all of you incredible people. This blog is still alive and kicking! I refuse the gravestone.
Summer came in and filled my schedule with a few pressing things that I needed to get done. I mentioned in a previous blog post that something came up that was weighing on my mind and I needed to focus on. I've definitely worked towards it since then. This summer was a time for relaxation, rest and recuperation! For those of you who have been following my Instagram feed, it has been a busy few weeks.
This summer wasn't only about the events and moments that I experienced. I also branched out to write more and contribute about my favourite topics. On top of my work for Entertainment Weekly's The Community, I've now also become a writer at The Young Folks. I just finished my fourth post; third overall about Big Brother 17. While I might not be writing a lot on this website every or so often, I'm still here and will keep writing for you all. You can absolutely check out my other work as well.
Here are a few pieces from TYF:
A ‘Resident Evil 2’ Remake Is in Development
TV Review: Big Brother 17 (Week #7 & Rankings)
TV Review: Big Brother 17 (Week #8 & Rankings)
TV Review: Big Brother 17 (Week #9 & Rankings)
Not every romantic comedy is by the book. The plot, the hero, the setting - it can break the formula to do something different. Instead of the typical "man-meets-woman, man-dates-woman, drama ensues, man-loves-woman-forever" archetype, the formula can change things up to make viewers think about love in a new way. The latest movie to hit theatres in the rom-com genre comes from the dirty-minded, current queen of comedy Amy Schumer: Trainwreck.
The Premise: Amy (played by Amy Schumer) is a monogamous-hating men's magazine writer who lives life each day without being committed to one person. She drinks, gets stoned and sleeps with as many men as she wants. As part of a new assignment for her magazine, she interviews a prominent sports doctor Aaron (Bill Hader). What starts as a one-night stand soon becomes a relationship for Amy as she enters into the world of monogamy and dating rules.
The Results: 3/5!
Trainwreck is a guilty pleasure comedy that features the fun quips and jokes that Amy Schumer does so well. She thrives in this style and gives viewers plenty of hilarious moments into the world of dating from her point of view. While the comedy aspect was there, Trainwreck did fall into its own self of cliche. Much of the film made fun of dating rules and the typical roles people played, yet the film still found itself following the same formulaic route. Amy still let herself fall in love with the rom-com world. Also, some of the jokes were cheesy and a bit overdone. Amy Schumer is a great talent and I wouldn't be surprised if Trainwreck is just her film to come.