Drew’s Movie Reviews Turns 7! My Fave Five New Movies I Watched in Year 7

Hello, friends!

Drew’s Movie Reviews has turned seven! That right, yesterday was my blogiversary which means I have been blogging for a full seven years now. Where does the time go? To celebrate, over the last few days I have posted reviews of all the Vacation films, beginning from the 1983 original to the 2015 “reboot.” If you missed any of those reviews, here are the links to those posts:

Vacation
European Vacation
Christmas Vacation
Vegas Vacation
Vacation (2015)

Lastly, to close out my blogging year, here are my five favorite films I saw during my seventh year of blogging:

Good Boys movie poster5) Good Boys

When I first saw the trailer for Good Boys, the first thing I thought of was Superbad but with elementary school kids. And being a big fan of Superbad, I was instantly sold. This is a very crude film. When I say it’s like Superbad but with kids, I mean the sense of humor and language is exactly like Superbad so watching young kids curse like sailors might not be for everyone. However, that’s one of the reasons that this film was so funny to me. Mix that with their naivete and you have a mix for some outrageous and humorous moments. All of the young actors did great and I was laughing from start to finish.

Knives Out movie poster4) Knives Out

After Star Wars: The Last Jedi, I was weary of watching another Rian Johnson film. I’m so glad I gave Knives Out a chance because it was one of the most refreshing films to be released in 2019. This movie is filled with twists and turns. When you think it’s going to zig, it zags. From the time the mystery is introduced to the final scenes, Johnson keeps you guessing. Knives Out breaks the conventions of what you expect from a murder mystery film and that’s part of the enjoyment. On top of that, the cast is top notch. Everyone is great in their roles and it’s nearly impossible to pick a favorite. A second or even third watch is worth it just to better see how each of the pieces are laid out throughout the film and better appreciate how it’s all brought together at the end.

Uncut Gems movie poster3) Uncut Gems

Adam Sandler is often pegged as a comedic actor, so when I saw he was going to be in a more dramatic role, I wanted to check it out. At the center of Uncut Gems is Sandler’s Howard Ratner, a New York City jeweler with a gambling problem and an overall terrible person. Most movies give some sort of redeeming quality to their main character so the audience can root for them. Uncut Gems does not. From the get-go, Howard is set up as a protagonist that is nearly impossible to get behind. The entire movie I was expecting the worst to happen, and this is where my enjoyment of this film comes from. I found myself constantly on edge watching and waiting as Howard’s life goes from bad to worst and he continuously makes bad decisions. And the entire time Sandler is in top form, maybe the best he’s ever been. Uncut Gems is an unusual film but that’s part of its disturbing charm.

Ready or Not movie poster2) Ready or Not

I went to see Ready or Not in the theater on a whim. As it turns out, it was a good whim to follow. I would be lying if I didn’t say that part of the reason this film has ranked so high is from the surprise factor. Ready or Not did not receive much advertising or fanfare before its release so I knew little about it going in and I don’t blame you if you missed this one on its release. If you haven’t seen it yet, you’re missing out on a fantastic dark comedy horror. Despite a talented cast around her, Samara Weaving manages to carry the film as the latest member of the Le Domas family. I constantly found myself both sitting on the edge of my seat and laughing at this dark comedy. What an unusual and fascinating combination.

Eighth Grade movie poster1) Eighth Grade

Surprisingly, Eighth Grade was the only film not released in the last twelve months that made it on this list. I guess this last year was not good for me in terms of watching great movies at home. I chose this film for my first entry of the Ultimate 2010s Blogathon to serve as a snapshot of the decade. It was my first time watching it (hence why it’s on this list) and I was blown away. I thoroughly believe this is the best coming-of-age film I have seen. This movie is so raw and accurately captures the pressures of being a teen. Kudos to Elsie Fisher for giving such an outstanding performance that I did not expect from someone her age. For the second year in a row, a coming-of-age film has made my list of essential watches. Not too shabby.


Year seven is now officially closed! Thank you for all the support over the last year! I appreciate all of the comments, likes, and views. I wouldn’t keep blogging if it wasn’t for all of you. 😀 Thank you for being here with me on this journey and I can’t wait to see what the next year brings for Drew’s Movie Reviews.

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Stay safe. Stay healthy. Stay positive. Stay weird.

Until next time, cheers!

Drew’s Movie Reviews Turns 6! My Fave Five New Movies I Watched in Year 6

Hello, friends!

Today is a special day. Today is my the sixth blogiversary! I celebrated the occasion by reviewing Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy. If you missed any of those reviews, here they are:

Spider-Man
Spider-Man 2
Spider-Man 3

Since “Year 5” was a bit extended due to my six month hiatus last year, I haven’t seen as many movies during Year Six as normal. However, I still did see some pretty fantastic films during that time. Here are my fave five films I watched during my sixth year of blogging.

Aquaman movie poster5) Aquaman

The DC Extended Universe (DCEU) doesn’t have the best track record. I think Warner Bros. recognized that directors should have the freedom to make their movies their way, even if they exist within the larger universe, which is exactly what James Wan is allowed to do with Aquaman and it payed off. This movie has its share of problems but that doesn’t mean it isn’t still a ton of fun. Wan injects a blend of humor and action with a sprinkle of his signature horror elements in the right spots to create an enjoyable action adventure, leaving me actually excited for a DCEU sequel.

Juno movie poster4) Juno

I’ve heard of Juno and how good it was for years but it was one of those films that I never watched for one reason or another. When discussing this year’s Ultimate Decades blogathon with my co-host, she recommended this 2007 film to me and I figured “what the heck?” After watching it I was saying to myself “what the heck!? Why didn’t I watch this sooner?” It is extremely heartfelt and way more captivating than I expected it to be. Ellen Page and Michael Cera were phenomenal, playing off each other’s senses of humor  wonderfully. Dramas are hit or miss with me but this was a definite hit!

Spider-Man: Far From Home movie poster3) Spider-Man: Far From Home

After the epicness that was Avengers: Endgame, we needed a more relaxed film. That’s not to say Spider-Man: Far From Home is a walk in the park but it does lack the scale of Endgame. Tom Holland has really come into the role of Peter since Captain America: Civil War, and has probably become my favorite Peter Parker between the three actors to have portrayed him since 2002. Jake Gyllenhaal has a unique take on Quentin Beck, adding to the relatively unimpressive comic book version of the character. The end of the film finally sees Spidey swinging through NYC, making me even more excited for Holland’s third solo Spider-Man film.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse movie poster2) Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse immediately makes itself standout from other Spider-Man films with its truly one-of-a-kind animation style that makes you feel like you are watching a comic book come to life. We’ve seen plenty of big screen versions of Peter Parker so Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse takes a different approach and presents us Miles Morales, the Ultimate Spider-Man, for the first time. There is a lot to enjoy between the characters, story, and animation. Opening up the multiverse creates literally endless story possibilities and I can’t wait to see what they come up with for the inevitable sequel.

Avengers: Endgame movie poster1) Avengers: Endgame

Avengers: Endgame. Wow. What an emotional end to what is now being called the “Infinity Saga”. Marvel Studios crafted one of the finest pieces of pop-culture history. Where Avengers: Infinity War brought together story threads from all the previous Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) films, Endgame wraps up those story threads in an emotional and exciting way, closing out the chapters of most of the Avengers we have followed since 2008. It is hard to believe we will see another cultural cinematic event like this anytime soon. Love you, 3000.


What a year for superhero films, huh? It’s probably good that we are getting a breather from the MCU for now, now that the Infinity Saga has finished. There were some pretty amazing announcements that came from the Marvel panel at San Diego Comic Con this year so I can’t wait to see what Phase Four brings. Unfortunately, the Fox’s X-Men series went out with a whimper with X-Men: Dark Phoenix. Hopefully under the Marvel Studios banner, the X-Men characters can return to their former glory. As for the DCEU, well they seemed to have distanced themselves from a shared universe and are focusing on stand alone stories, which honestly is probably their better option right now.

And that does it for another year at DMR! Thank you to all my followers, and anyone who has liked, commented, shared, or simply visited the site. You all make this worthwhile and an enjoyable experience. I can’t wait to see what’s in store for the next 12 months. 🙂

Until next time, cheers!

Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story Review (250th Review)

Hello, friends!

Before I get into the review, I want to make a special announcement: this is my 250th film review! I have been blogging for about six and a half years, posting my first reviews in July of 2013. If you ignore my six month hiatus in 2018, that averages about one review a week! I know that I’m not always consistent in posting reviews according to a schedule but I’m pretty excited that I have been able to maintain that average, considering I aim for a review at least every other week.

Thank you everyone for your support over the last 250 reviews! It has meant a lot that you have kept coming back and reading my reviews and other posts. You make me truly enjoy blogging. 😀

To be honest, in preparing for this milestone, I actually watched another film to fill this momentous review slot. However, I decided that review would be better suited for the upcoming Ultimate 2000s Blogathon I am co-hosting. In still wanting to keep with the 00 decade theme, I chose to review another of my favorite comedies from the era. And with that, I give you my review of Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story. Enjoy!


Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story movie posterSynopsis
Peter La Fleur (Vince Vaughn) and his team of misfits from Average Joe’s Gym enter a dodgeball tournament to prevent the gym from being bought by Globo Gym and Globo Gym’s owner and operator, White Goodman (Ben Stiller).

Review
At its core, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story is your basic sports film. A team of oddballs enter a sportsball tournament to combat a team of bullies. It’s basically Rocky or The Replacements but with dodgeball. This kind of story has been done dozens of times over since the invention of cinema. In order to stand out, writer and director Rawson Marshall Thurber puts his own spin on the tale.

This came out during an era of comedy films when movies like Zoolander, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, and Napoleon Dynamite were popular. As such, that is the type of humor you should expect from this film. It’s slapstick to the extreme, a type of comedy that I refer to as ‘stupid funny.’ This type of humor isn’t everyone’s cup of tea but I personally find it enjoyable. That might be because I essentially grew up on this type of humor since many of the comedy movies that were released around that time approached comedy the same way.

The signature of this brand of humor are its characters. One or more are ridiculously over-the-top and exaggerated. Ben Stiller’s White Goodman is just our average workout junkie and evil corporate CEO wrapped into one. Except this is a satire of sports movies so he is the over-the-top one. Opposite him is his Peter La Fleur, the underdog of the tale, played by Vince Vaughn. Rounding out Peter’s ragtag posse trying to save their gym from hostile takeover are Kate Veatch (Christine Taylor), a lawyer who has caught the eye of both White and Peter, Justin (Justin Long) a high school outcast, Gordon (Stephen Root), a connoisseur of obscure sports, Owen (Joel David Moore) and Dwight (Chris Williams), two ex-airport employees, and Steve the Pirate (Alan Tudyk).

Vince is the straight man to Stiller’s funny man. When the two of them are on screen together, they play off each other so well it’s magic. Sometimes a comedy duo works when the pair are friends, like Wedding Crashers, but here, Vaughn and Stiller play enemies and it works splendidly. Vaughn’s timing and deadpan delivery complement Stiller’s crazy antics and exaggerated delivery. If you’ve seen any movie starring Vaughn, you should know exactly what to expect from him. However, Stiller never seems to have a signature style. He is like a chameleon who can adjust to what the films needs. While White may not be as iconic as some of his other roles, Stiller is a perfect fit for the part.

The supporting cast is just as entertaining and hilarious as the two leads. It’s hard to pick a favorite from the group. Justin Long’s body language when he delivers his lines always has me laughing. He makes the most of this when he continuously gets hits by dodgeballs. If you’ve watched Office Space, you know how funny Stephen Root can be. His “L for ‘love’” line is one of my favorites in the whole movie and one that I use myself to this day. Joel David Moore, Chris Williams, and Christine Taylor all also have their own moments to shine and don’t disappoint. And of course I have to bring up the talented Alan Tudyk. His pirate impression makes me wish he’d speak like a pirate all the time! Simply put, everyone does fantastic.

I thought Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story was GREAT 😀 The stand-out cast is the highlight of this film and what makes the humor work. Everyone gives fantastic performances and all have several great and memorable moments. Endlessly quotable, this sports spoof never fails to make me laugh, even after at least a dozen viewings later.

Favorite Quote
White: Nobody makes me bleed my own blood. Nobody!

Trailer

Cast & Crew
Rawson Marshall Thurber – Director / Writer
Theodore Shapiro – Composer

Vince Vaughn – Peter La Fleur
Ben Stiller – White Goodman
Christine Taylor – Kate Veatch
Justin Long – Justin
Stephen Root – Gordon
Joel David Moore – Owen
Chris Williams – Dwight
Alan Tudyk – Steve the Pirate
Rip Torn – Patches O’Houlihan
Jamal Duff – Me’Shell Jones
Missi Pyle – Fran
Gary Cole – Cotton McKnight
Jason Bateman – Pepper Brooks
Hank Azaria – Young Patches O’Houlihan
William Shatner – Dodgeball Chancellor
Julie Gonzalo – Amber
Trevor O’Brien – Derek
Rusty Joiner – Blade
Kevin Porter – Lazer
Brandon Molale – Blazer
Suzy Nakamura – Gordon’s Wife

Anniversary Celebration 5: My Fave Five New Movies I Watched in Year 5

Hello, friends!

Welcome to the final item of my annual blogiversary celebration: my five favorite new films I have watched this year. But first, if you missed any of the reviews from this week, here is what you might have missed:

The Game, recommended by Ashley
King of Thorn, recommended by SG
United 93, recommended by Rob
The Perks of Being a Wallflower, recommended by Curt
The Wind That Shakes the Barley, recommended by Kira
The Raid: Redemption, recommended by Kim

Before I go into this list, I want to give a HUGE thank you to my blogger friends who gave me recommendations for this momentous event. These last few years have been fun and all of you have contributed to that, so I appreciate you helping me out in making this anniversary celebration stand out from the last four. Finally, to close out this celebration, here are my five favorite films I watched during my fifth year of blogging:

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle movie poster5) Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Robin William’s Jumanji is one of my favorite movies from the 90s.  When I first heard they were doing a sequel, I was unsure what to think. On the one hand, Hollywood has been making sequels to ride on nostalgia factor, mostly to mediocre or worse success. But I didn’t want to judge before I saw it, especially after seeing the cast. I’m glad I didn’t write Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle off as a simple cash-grab because this was one fantastic film. All four cast members brought different kinds of humor that made for all kinds of laughs. Jack Black acting as a teenage girl was especially fantastic and something I didn’t know I needed in my life. I was in stitches throughout the entire film.

Black Panther movie poster4) Black Panther

There is no doubt that Marvel Studios is a powerhouse. The Marvel Cinematic Universe is an unprecedented cinematic accomplishment. At 18 movies in, they finally made a movie that many are pushing to be nominated for best picture at the academy awards. Whether or not Black Panther will receive that honor still remains to be seen. However, what is already clear is that this movie is amazing. T’Challa is a well developed character with an equally developed and compelling villain in Erik ‘Killmonger.’ Killmonger finally seemed to have broken Marvel’s shallow villain problem and that alone is note worthy.

Game Night movie poster3) Game Night

One of my favorite movie genres, if not my favorite, is comedy. And when it comes to comedy, I have a pretty low bar; if I laugh, chances are I’ll like the movie, whether it’s slapstick like Airplane! or more subtle humor like Cannonball Run. These days, comedies tend to go more lowbrow humor so a comedy that is clever is bound to get noticed. That’s where Game Night comes in. Game Night takes a simple premise, like a friend’s regular get together, and turns the crazy up to eleven. Best yet, it does so without becoming juvenile or distasteful. Every couple has their own dynamic, creating all sorts of laughs. Weird neighbor Gary, played flawlessly by Jesse Plemons, almost single-handedly steals the show. Comedies are great but one like Game Night that manages to be unique in the saturated genre is sure to be remembered.

Ready Player One movie poster2) Ready Player One

Ready Player One combines two of my favorite things: Steven Spielberg movies and video games. For as long I can remember I’ve had a controller in my hand. There’s something special about where games can take you. This movie understands what it truly means to be a gamer and playing for enjoyment and to bond with others. That spoke to me on a personal level. Outside of that, the animation from inside the Oasis was amazing and the story was interesting, especially when it highlighted the point above. Spielberg has a fantastic eye for fantasy and science-fiction and there could not have been a better director. All-in-all, Ready Player One simply had all the right pieces.

Avengers: Infinity War movie poster1) Avengers: Infinity War

Avengers: Infinity War is to the entire MCU up to this point what The Avengers was to Phase One. It was a culmination of all the movie that had come before. The Avengers only had five movies worth of characters to worry about but Infinity War had the monumental task of capping 18 movies! And like the first Avengers movie, this year’s was up to the task. It balanced all the characters well and balanced the serious moments with the signature Marvel humor better than most MCU movies before it. Thanos, this movie’s villain, quickly became Marvel’s best villain to date, even greater than Killmonger mentioned before. Even though it is titled “Avengers,” an argument can be made that this is Thanos’ movie and the Avengers are the antagonists. It’s a wonderful flip of hero/villain dichotomy but was a brilliant move by Marvel Studios. Once again, they demonstrated why they are the king of the box office.


Turns out I didn’t watch nearly as many new films over the course of the last blogging year as I thought I did. In any case, I want to thank you all again for you patience as I went on a review hiatus and took an extra three months to get this celebration together. You all are simply the best. Another thank you for following, reading, liking, and commenting. It’s always great to see you stop by and I can never get enough of it. 😀 Onward to year 6!

Until next time, cheers!

1000th Post Spectacular

Hello, friends!

I’ve got some exciting news for you today: this here is my 1000th post!

It falls shortly after my 5-year blogiversary, no less. Although, if my life wasn’t so hectic right now, the Anniversary Celebration would have been on time, then the 1000th post would have been during that and you would not have this spectacular post you are reading right now. You win some and you lose some, I guess. /shrug

When I first noticed I was coming up on 1000 posts, I knew I was going to write a dedicated post for it, especially because I didn’t have such foresight for my 500th post. There wasn’t going to be much to it. You know, the normal “Hey, this is my 1000th post, thanks for the support, yadda, yadda, yadda.” But then recently, I read this article over at One Scene at a Time written by Robert, the site’s author. Robert’s post, titled “The Dark Side of the Fanbase,” discusses how Star Wars fans have attacked the series’ actors and directors on social media. This is a topic I have noticed and discussed before with friends, not just in Star Wars specifically, although they often seem to be the loudest, but with nerd culture in general. So of course, I wrote a (lengthy) comment on the article. After I had finished, I realized that I finally put many of my thoughts on the matter into written word and would make a great topic for this monumental post. Thanks for the inspiration, Robert!

Before I begin, I will say this: I do consider myself a nerd. And that’s something I’m proud of. I play all sorts of video games, watch a variety of movies, television shows, anime, animation, read books, comic books and manga, go to conventions. If it’s nerdy, I’m all in that and I will gladly talk about it all day. And being a part of a fandom is what makes being a nerd is all about. There are few things as thrilling as having a discussion with fellow nerds about your shared interests. Whether it’s people across the block or across the world, fandoms bring a wide variety of people from different backgrounds and different cultures together. That’s what make fandoms so great.

But they can also suck.

I’ve seen what happens when a fandom turns toxic and it’s very discouraging. Within a relatively short period of time, considering oneself a nerd has gone from often becoming ridiculed for admitting it to being held as a badge of honor. With franchises like the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Star Trek (among many others) getting the blockbuster treatment, liking these kinds of characters or stories has become much more mainstream and enjoying comic book characters or science-fiction series is much more common, or at least expressing your enjoyment has. Before, being a fan of said series was often kept under wraps and to yourself, only expressing it around those you know feel the same way. Now, people talk about them openly and freely and with a wider audience, with casual and serious fans alike. But in this shift of a wider acceptance, things seem have come full circle. Those who would have said something behind closed doors for fear of having being humiliated are actively attacking others simply because they have the wiggle room to do so now.

These fans feel an ownership of their favorite franchises, like they were there first so they have more authority, almost as if it’s some sort of corporate ladder. They police other members of the fanbase, making them prove their way into the fandom rather than accepting them with open arms. I have seen a lack of empathy towards others who are trying to share their opinion, especially if it goes against their own. I don’t doubt that many of them know what it’s like to feel like on the outskirts for their interests, so to see them turn around and do the same and treat others they have been treated before is disheartening.

And this hostile behavior isn’t limited towards fellow fan members but also those responsible for creating the content the fanbase follows. I understand everyone having their own vision of what their perfect version of their favorite franchises would be (myself included), but what I don’t understand is personally attacking a director or actor for not fitting into that mold that they created in their head. By setting specific expectations in their mind, if the film or series doesn’t meet those expectations, they take not meeting them as personal attacks and treat them as such. That’s why we get so many people claiming that this person or that studio “ruined their childhood” and often lashing out.

It’s this mentality and aggression towards film makers that drives away top talent from even touching a franchise. When they see fans personally attacking those responsible for “ruining” their favorite films or television shows, they want nothing to do with it. Look at Christopher McQuarrie, who was “cured” of wanting to direct a Star Wars film. And say what you will about George Lucas but he is a visionary and, while his writing and scripting leave a lot to be desired, he is one hell of a storyteller and I stand behind that. And I think he understood his weaknesses which is why he asked other directors to sit in the director’s chair for the prequel films. However, everyone wanted Lucas to be in charge of the franchise he popularized and turned him down. So he made his movies his way and got torn to pieces. Lucas specifically cited consistently being criticized by fans for quitting Star Wars.

One of the most divisive films in any franchise in history

Contentious acts towards this top talent drives them away, creating a self-fulfilling prophecy. When the best is gone, all that’s left is mediocre or inept. This can also lead towards rushed, inferior products because studios just want to get the product out so they can get the money back from their investment, which is hardly ever the right move. We’ve seen what happens when a movie gets rushed out the door for one reason or another. Fans should want the best directors, writers, etc., to be a part of their favorite series, especially those directors who share the same passion for the source material as they do. As fans, we should want to do all we can to get these passionate content creators involved, not driving them away. When you get high-quality talent, you get high-quality products.

The same goes for the actors involved, too. Actresses like Kelly Marie Tran have left social media sites because of the negative comments they received. We’re in a time where diversity within nearly every industry is on the rise and yet we have actors unable to interact with the fans they adore and who want to get to know them because a small group of people don’t like change. What a shame.

Kelly Marie Tran
Photo by Jesse Grant – © 2017 Getty Images

I’ve talked about movie fandoms up until this point and I could go on with more issues in comic books, my other favorite medium. Things like #MakeMineMilkshake, Dan Slott and Nick Spencer receiving death threats while writing Spider-Man and Captain America respectively, complaints about increased character diversity, and many more have plagued the industry over the last several years. However, I’ve already rambled on long enough, so I’ll end with a summary: Being a part of a fandom is great. Talking about shared interests is so much fun and enlightening. They are supposed to be safe spaces for someone to express themselves withing a like-minded group and when they are ridiculed for their opinion or when they attack the creators of the franchise, it drives away fans and creators alike. By being open and accepting of fellow fans and content creators, everyone benefits.

Or in short: don’t be a dick.

If you made it this far, thanks for letting me rant and for reading. I normally don’t write posts on topics like this because there are already many articles across the internet so I don’t know how much I can offer on the subject that hasn’t been said before. But sometimes you just feel the need to write and I got into one of those writing grooves that once I started I couldn’t stop.

I’d like to hear from you on the matter. What fandoms are you a part of? What kinds of positive or negative actions have you seen within those fandoms? Have you experienced any of this first-hand?

And finally, thank you for the support these last 1000 posts! You all have made this community great and are the ones you have pushed me towards writing these last 1000 posts. Hopefully you’ll stick around for 1000 more.

Until next time, cheers!

Drew’s Movie Reviews Turns 5!

Hello, friends!

Today is very special. Today, Drew’s Movie Reviews turns five!

That’s right, I’ve been blogging and writing movie reviews for half a decade now! It’s so hard to believe it has been that many years already. In that time, I have made many new friends, enjoyed great experiences, and had a blast the entire way. Never really knowing what to expect when I started, the last five years has blown away my wildest expectations.

In a normal year, leading up to DMR’s blogiversary, I would review six movies (usually two trilogies). However, I just got back from vacation the other day and as I mentioned in my Christmas in July Blogathon 2018 wrap-up, I have been very busy the last few weeks. Therefore, my usual anniversary celebration that would be concluding today has been postponed. Don’t worry, everything should return to normal for me soon so don’t expect to wait too long for that.

Also, for such a special milestone, I couldn’t do the same old, usual, boring reviews. No, this anniversary deserves something much more special. And I think I’ve come up with the perfect way to celebrate. I’m not going to say what will be different about this year’s Anniversary Week but I will share that I have asked several bloggers for help. I can’t wait to finally commemorate the occasion so you can see what I’m talking about.

Finally, I want to give a huge THANK YOU to all of you! All my followers and anyone who stops by to read this little ol’ blog of mine, you are all appreciated. Every like, comment, or share makes my day a little bit better. 😀

Until next time, cheers!