56 // Are Walruses Taking Over the World? ft. Rory - Tusk (2014) // Movie Review
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by Maya Grimley
4M ago
Walruses... are they our friend or foe? It's October, everybody, so buckle up for some horror movie reviews. This time, I have my friend Rory—who is terrified of walruses—review Tusk with me! Beware... there are spoilers ahead. --- // Movie Information // Director: Kevin Smith Studio(s): A24 Genre(s): Horror, Comedy Release Date: September 14, 2023 Average Rating on Letterboxd (out of 5): 2.4 MPA Rating: R Length: 102 minutes Budget: $3 million Box Office Earnings: $1.9 million --- View all of my links: ⁠⁠https://beacons.ai/mayareviews ⁠⁠ Help others: ⁠⁠https://bit.ly/maya-social-resources ..read more
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55 // The Insidious Franchise — Is it worth watching?
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by Maya Grimley
6M ago
I've been meaning to put this episode out for a while, but life happens. Here are my thoughts on the entirety of the Insidious franchise—my reviews, my rankings, and my recommendations. --- // Franchise Information // Genre: Horror Studio: Blumhouse Budget: $42.5 million Box Office: $728.6 million MPA Rating: PG-13 - Insidious (2010): directed by James Wan - Insidious 2 (2013): directed by James Wan - Insidious 3 (2015): directed by Leigh Whannell - Insidious 4: The Last Key (2018): directed by Adam Robitel - Insidious 5: The Red Door (2023): directed by Patrick Wilson Recurring Cast/Charac ..read more
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54 // I'm a Barbie Girl, in a Barbie World — Barbie (2023) // Movie Review
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by Maya Grimley
6M ago
I've seen this movie twice now, and I cried both times. I have been looking forward to this movie since it was announced—it exceeded expectations. *I am currently in the process of trying to repair my camera/get a new one, so please be patient with me, as the next few episodes will be audio-only. Thank you!* --- // Barbie Information // Director: Greta Gerwig Studio(s): Mattel Genre(s): Fantasy, Comedy, Adventure Release Date: July 21, 2023 Average Rating on Letterboxd (out of 5): 4.1 MPA Rating: PG-13 Length: 114 minutes Budget: $128–145 million Box Office Earnings: $1.076 billion --- View ..read more
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53 // The Destroyer of Worlds — Oppenheimer (2023) // Movie Review
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by Maya Grimley
6M ago
Cillian Murphy? Emily Blunt? Florence Pugh? Robert Downey Jr.? Rami Malek? I mean... what more could you ask for in a cast? Long time, no see! I am (hopefully) back for more regularly posted episodes. *I am currently in the process of trying to repair my camera/get a new one, so please be patient with me, as the next few episodes will be audio-only. Thank you!* -- // Movie Information // Director: Christopher Nolan Studio(s): Universal Pictures Genre(s): Drama, History Release Date: July 21, 2023 Average Rating on Letterboxd (out of 5): 4.3 MPA Rating: R Length: 180 minutes Budget: $100 mill ..read more
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45 // Thriller // Don't Worry Darling (2022) directed by Olivia Wilde // SPOILER FREE Movie Review
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by Maya Grimley
11M ago
If you have not seen Don't Worry Darling yet... go watch it!!! It's best to know as little as possible before watching, this movie is phenomenal!  I was hesitating to review this movie til later in October, but I could not wait. // Content Warnings: death, violence, alcohol usage, suicide //  --- // Movie Information // Director: Olivia Wilde Studio(s): Warner Bros. Pictures Genre(s): Thriller, Mystery, Drama Release Date: September 23, 2022 Average Rating on Letterboxd (out of 5):  MPA Rating: R Length: 123 minutes Budget: $35 Million Box Office Earnings: $30.2 Million --- Visi ..read more
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44 // Fantasy // The Shadow and Bone Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo // Book Review
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by Maya Grimley
11M ago
After putting off reading the Shadow and Bone trilogy for years, I finally read the fantastic series and am so excited to be able to review the entire trilogy today!  Just a fair warning that there will most likely be spoilers for the series as the episode progresses since the books build off one another. --- To check content warnings for all of the books you read, go to the Trigger Warning Database: https://triggerwarningdatabase.com/ Shadow and Bone - // Content warnings: classism, ableist language, fatmisia, slavery (mentioned), kiss without consent, blood and gore depiction, dead bodi ..read more
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43 // Thriller // Prey (2022) directed by Dan Trachtenberg // Movie Review (SPOILER AND AD FREE)
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by Maya Grimley
11M ago
SURPRISE! An extra episode in between my review of They/Them and the Shadow and Bone series. SPOILER AND AD FREE! Prey (2022) is a prequel to Predator (1987). "On the Great Plains in 1719, Naru, a fierce and highly skilled Comanche warrior, sets out to protect her people when an unknown danger threatens them. But the prey she’s stalking turns out to be a highly evolved alien predator with a technically advanced arsenal." // Content Warnings: abduction, death, death of animals, gore, violence // --- // Movie Information // Director: Dan Trachtenberg Studio(s): 20th Century Studios Genre(s ..read more
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42 // Horror // They/Them (2022) directed by John Logan // Movie Review
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by Maya Grimley
11M ago
They/Them is getting some less than exciting reviews, and so I thought to myself... why not watch it and see for myself? I was fairly excited for this movie and decided to watch it in a tent in the pitch-black nighttime to immerse myself in the horror movie vibe.  Let's just say I definitely have some thoughts about this slasher film. Content Warnings: death, homophobia, transphobia, physical and psychological torture, pedophilia, animal abuse, animal death, mention of animal torture, sexism, violence Please be aware that there will be spoilers later in this review, thank you! --- // Movi ..read more
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41 // Sci-Fi Horror // Nope (2022) directed by Jordan Peele // Movie Review
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by Maya Grimley
11M ago
As promised, I am starting to branch out my podcast to include reviews of movies.  First on my list, since I was able to see it recently in theaters, is 'Nope'! Directed by Jordan Peele, creator of 'Get Out' and 'Us', the movie follows two siblings whose horse ranch is shadowed by a strange phenomenon. Bear with me as I get a hang of reviewing movies... it is very different from reviewing books, haha. --- // Movie Information // Director: Jordan Peele Studio(s): Universal Pictures, Monkeypaw Productions Genre(s): Horror, Thriller, Science fiction, Mystery Release Date: July 22, 2022 Avera ..read more
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40 // Science Fiction, Star Wars // Padawan by Kiersten White // Book Review
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by Maya Grimley
11M ago
This is the second novel I have read by Kiersten White, and though it is a stark difference from Hide, I absolutely loved Padawan. This is the perfect novel for those wanting to read about Obi-Wan Kenobi’s journey of self-discovery on his way to becoming a better padawan.  "Obi-Wan Kenobi struggles with his place in the Force as a young Padawan in this coming-of-age adventure!" --- JUSTICE FOR DEE WARNER - Resources Below Interview Room Podcast: https://anchor.fm/chris-mcdonough/episodes/New-information-in-the-Dee-Warner-case---The-Interview-Room-with-Chris-McDonough-e1lphft Interview Roo ..read more
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