Amanda Cade

Worth It! (Things to try, read, watch, hear, and discuss)

Yesterday, the Netflix/BBC adaption of Bram Stoker’s Dracula became available here in the United States. I’m a big fan of the Dracula mythos, have read the novel multiple times, read many other books featuring the character, and have seen too many film adaptions to count. Basically, if there’s a new Dracula movie, I watch it. …

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I began this blog right around Thanksgiving last year, so several of my earliest posts were related to the holiday season. For anyone who missed them, or wants to revisit, here they are gathered in one convenient spot. 🙂 Unconventional Holiday Music, in which I remind you of, or introduce you to, a collection of …

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It’s almost Halloween! I love this time of year, and spend weeks getting into the spirit (mostly by watching a lot of scary movies, but also with decorations and other spooky activities). There are lots of fun ways to celebrate Halloween, and here are a few of my personal favorites (both old and new): Activity …

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If I had been blogging this time last year, and had reviewed IT Chapter One, I would have said that the film was a success on multiple fronts. Horror movie fans could get behind the creature effects and scares, people who liked the original film could appreciate the expansion of the core storyline, and those of …

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As always, this review is spoiler free, and just like with my Endgame review a while back, that means there’s going to be a bit of vagueness, especially because there’s a pretty big reveal fairly early in the movie. If you’ve seen Far From Home, you know what I’m talking about, and if you haven’t, there’s no …

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After the misunderstanding that prevented me from seeing Endgame last weekend (as explained in last Sunday’s post about how to deal with disappointment), and surviving the Important Annual Event at work (see April in Review), I was beyond excited to see Endgame on Friday. This is actually really difficult to review without spoilers, which is part …

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I recently reread Wonder, by R.J. Palacio, for the fourth or fifth time, and the other day I watched the movie for the second. It’s been on my mind this week, especially because of world events that have led me to reflect on the importance of kindness and tolerance. So this week, I wanted to …

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I’m sure that those of you who read my February in Review post are completely unsurprised by the subject of this week’s blog, given that I highlighted Captain Marvel as something I was really looking forward to this month. As I’ve mentioned before, I love superheroes. I was one of those kids who got hooked …

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