Happy New Year (2023) & Life Update

Hey wonderful readers,

Can y’all believe this blog started 15 yrs ago (when I was still in my 20s)!? Whoa… Also, it has been almost 3 yrs since the COVID-19 pandemic began (March 13, 2020). I even lost my pandemic weight (12 lbs.) in 2.5 mos- YAY! I got another vaccine (bivalent booster) in mid-NOV 2022. Are some of you continuing to work from home (WFH)? My team voted to ALL do WFH; a few had been doing the hybrid work. We met for lunch (OCT 2022); it was V nice to see some of work team (esp. those who were hired in the middle of the pandemic).

Are you more comfortable being social (indoors)? I’ve been out in the past 4 mos. for a few events, mainly b-days of friends. I went to Arizona (Scottsdale) for Thanksgiving; my nephews are growing up SO fast (and looking cute, as always)! As I noted before, I was at the Noir City DC film fest (OCT 2022) in AFI Silver Spring (my neighborhood). Going to new movies about 2x/mo. (as I did for several yrs.) is NOT common anymore! Since 2019, I’ve noticed that MANY new movies have a (short) theatrical release, then go over to a streaming service. What is your fave streaming service?

You can follow me on IG and Twitter at knightleyemma. On IG, I’ve posted mostly re: beauty and food (in the past), BUT am branching off into other topics. Lately, I tweet (or retweet) re: Adam Driver’s work and related matters. The actor was shooting Megalopolis in Atlanta before the Christmas holidays; this is a movie dir. (and financed) by Francis Ford Coppola. The trailer for 65 (a sci-fi movie out in March 2023) was released recently, so do check that out (below). There will be a new podcast out soon re: Driver’s work.

Thanks for reading, subscribing to, and sharing my blog!

Best wishes,

Emma.

UPCOMING REVIEWS (2022 Releases):

Everything Everywhere All at Once (rent: Amazon Prime)

See How They Run (HBO Max)

The Menu (HBO Max)

White Noise (Netflix)

UPCOMING REVIEWS (Film Noir):

Impact (1949) (rent: Amazon Prime)

Niagara (1953) (rent: Amazon Prime)

Elevator to the Gallows (1958) (HBO Max)

UPCOMING REVIEWS (TV/Streaming Shows):

House of the Dragon (all eps NOT previously covered on blog)

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (S4 & S5; Amazon Prime: Paramount+ Channel)

The White Lotus (S1 & S2: HBO Max)

CURRENTLY WATCHING:

Doctor Who (S6; HBO Max): Starring Matt Smith (recently on House of the Dragon).

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (S6): 2nd re-watch of this season.

Trailer for “65” starring Adam Driver

Francis Ford Coppola’s “Megalopolis” in Peril Amid Ballooning Budget, Crew Exodus (Exclusive): https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-features/francis-ford-coppolas-megalopolis-in-peril-1235284875/

Francis Ford Coppola: No Truth To Apocalypse On “Megalopolis” (includes response from Driver): https://deadline.com/2023/01/francis-ford-coppola-no-truth-to-apocalypse-on-megalopolis-1235216222/

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