Film 365

There’s Something Wrong With The Children (2023)

Rating:

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Movie Details: 

Director: Roxanne Benjamin
Writer(s): T.J. Cimfel and David White
Starring: Zach Gilford, Alisha Wainwright, Amanda Crew, Carlos Santos, Briella Guiza, and David Mattle.
Production: Blumhouse Television & MGM+
Distribution: Paramount Home Entertainment
Release Date: January 17, 2023
Runtime: 92 minutes
Rated: Not Rated

What It’s About:

Margaret (Wainwright) and Ben (Gilford) take a weekend trip with their longtime friends Ellie (Crew) and Thomas (Santos) and their two children, Lucy (Guiza) and Spencer (Mattle). After discovering a strange structure built into the cave, Ben notices something different with the children that the others don’t. And he suspects there’s something wrong with the children and it’s something supernatural. 

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Books

Yes, Daddy by Jonathan Parks-Ramage

Rating:

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

What It’s About:

Yes, Daddy follows Jonah Keller, a Middle America young, gay man, who dreams of becoming a successful playwright. And while he moved to New York City to achieve this dream, he finds himself living in a rundown sublet, begging to work extra hours at a  restaurant, barely making rent each month. 

Enter Richard Shriver, a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright. Jonah orchestrates their meeting and soon they’re having a passionate affair. Things go well, at first. Richard lavishes Jonah with gifts and even offers to help pay for his rent. But nothing is free in this world, as Jonah soon finds out. 

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Books

Bath Haus by P. J. Vernon

Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

What Is It About?

When do you call time of death on a marriage?

Oliver Park is a young recovering drug addict. His older husband, Nathan, is a prominent trauma surgeon. And yet somehow they have managed to create a perfect illusion of marriage. And illusion that’s beginning to crack when Nathan suspects Oliver of cheating. 

Oliver knows that Nathan’s ever watchful eye is always following him. He knows that he shouldn’t be going to places like Haus. He knows he shouldn’t be going into a private room with a strange man. But things go wrong quickly in Haus, and Oliver barely makes it out with his life. 

Faced with bruises on his neck and a stalker on his tail, Oliver watches as the secrets begin to pile between him and Nathan. And as he struggles to keep it together, a ghost from his past enters his life. Just who can he trust and how long can he go weaving his lies? 

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Books

The Secret Sex Lives of Ghosts by Dustin Reade

Rating:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Let’s Talk About It: 

There are books that have such a strong effect on your life they cause you to take a minute. Reflect on all your life’s decisions. They have the power to change your world perception. Books that dig deep into your psyche and rewire the way you think, act, and live your life. They have the power to push you down the road less taken and experience new and wonderful things.

This isn’t one of those books, but fuck will you experience new things reading it. And have fun at the same time.

Meet Thomas Johansson, professional ghost hitman. After a near-death experience, Thomas is granted the gift (possibly curse) of seeing ghosts. And they are everywhere! Most of them are also perverts. (Like right now, at this very moment, in the time that it takes you to read this parenthetical sentence, there is a ghost next to you doing ungodly acts with its own non-corporeal body and there isn’t a damn thing you can do about it. Just accept it. And keep a box of tissues next to you.)

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Film 365

Skinamarink (2022)

Rating:

Rating: 0.5 out of 5.

Let’s Talk About It:

During my Tumblr days, I was duped into reading No One Belongs Here More Than You by Miranda July. I gave it an average review – it wasn’t anything special. Surely it wasn’t the life-changing, genius collection that Booklr promised it would be. It was just okay. But I made a vow to myself that I would never be swayed by the internet again.

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Books

Quiet Kid poems by Grace Carras

Book Details:

  • Format: Softcover
  • Title: Quiet Kid
  • Author: Grace Carras
  • Publisher: Finishing Line Press
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Release Date: 11 August 2020
  • Length: 36 pages
  • Rating: 5-stars

Review:

Never have I experienced such raw power and emotion from 36 pages as I did while reading the work of Grace Carras. Her perfectly crafted scenes and imagery, the way she displays her emotions – all of it! – is nothing less than beautiful. If there’s one book of poetry you read this year, make sure it’s this book. You won’t be disappointed.

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