Website Update Part Two

Hello all!

I have shifted all movie-related content to my pop culture blog NowShowingNZ. It’s now all up and running, and we have our very first podcast available on iTunes and Spotify.

So I am moving onto new and exciting things with my writing, and I’ve spent a lot of time over the last two weeks writing and editing content for the site and creating graphics and GIFs, etc. I am extremely dedicated to this pursuit and keen to get our website off the ground.

Doing the editing role again has really brought me home to the realisation that this is really my true hearts’ desire. Movies are in my blood.

I’ll be keeping this blog purely for writing-related pursuits and as an online hub for all of my writing projects.

If you’d like to keep in touch with me, you can follow me here on NowShowingNZ, here on Twitter or here on Letterboxd. If you’re into star wars and creativity, you might enjoy my content here on my Star Wars and creativity blog.

And finally, I’d like to say thank you for your continued support!

Until my next post, stay safe, keep writing, and I’ll catch you later

 

Website Update

Hello everyone! I hope you are all doing well and keeping safe

Just a quick update on things – I’m busy designing the new movie blog where I’ll be podcasting with my partner in crime, Jeremy. I’ll be shifting all of my movie-related content to the new blog and this one will remain my writing hub focused on that.

I’ve decided that I’m not getting the interest I need on this blog for film-related content and my stats support this. But people do enjoy my writing-related content so that’s what I’ll stick to here.

I’ll catch you in the next post and hopefully, I’ll be able to reveal more details about my film blog for anyone who wants to follow me there.

30 Day Film Challenge #FilmTwitter – Day Three

The third task in the 30 Day Film Challenge taken from #FilmTwitter is:

3. A film that has more than five words

I’m assuming this means more than five words in the title, so I’m going to go with that for this task. My film is Interview With the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles.

Interview with the Vampire

This movie was controversial for a few reasons that come to mind, but most infamously for being that “gay vampire movie” with Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt portraying two vampires who experience the ages with a younger female vampire they’ve “adopted” as their child. Many who have seen the film get hung up on that without looking beyond it. And therefore not giving the film the merit it deserves.

It’s one of the most beautifully shot films I’ve seen, and with Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise at the helm, I would seriously doubt it would be a bad film, even if it was a little campy. Sometimes the cast makes all the difference. And this casting was terrific, period.

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30 Day #FilmTwitter Film Challenge – Day Two

The second task in the 30 Day Film Challenge taken from #FilmTwitter is:

2. A film you like that starts with the first letter of your name

My first name is Julie so that’d be the letter “J”. I actually had to refer to my Letterboxd profile for this when my partner blurted out “Jaws” and I had to stop scrolling. I’m going classic, and I’m going old-school for this one. While there are a lot of good movies in my list that starts with the letter J such as John Wick, Joker to name a couple, they’re not Jaws.

Jaws
Image Source Universal Pictures

I remember feeling terrified the first time I saw Jaws. I was never the same after watching it, that was for sure. But I think Jaws may have been one of the first movies that started my whole fascination with horror films. It’s definitely up there with some television shows that are even older. An oldie but a goodie, Jaws cannot be denied.

The book is even better than the film – and a whole lot scarier.

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The Light – A Star Wars Inspired Poem

This poem came to me after watching a particular scene in Star Wars The Last Jedi. Some of you who follow both of my blogs will know I am a dedicated Star Wars fan and therefore, a lot of my creativity is inspired by Star Wars.

I have posted this on my other blog but since this is a blog that celebrates the craft of writing, I’ve decided to post it here for anyone who is interested in poetry.

Here are the GIFs that inspired me. In the second GIF you can see the dark side (represented by a shadow over Ben’s face) leaving him as Leia reaches out to him using the Force:

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The Light – A Star Wars Poem (from Leia to Ben)

You are not the cruelty of the shadows
You are the light that once shone upon my cheek
But fall you did, and for a time, you lost your way
And although you stumbled and you let the darkness in
The light was still a part of you
Gently resting in the recesses of your soul
Waiting for a kindred spirit
To pull open the doorway to your heart
And let the light live there once more