As you may have already guessed, before this trip, the majority of my Ancient Egyptian knowledge came from movies, which in and of itself is extremely flawed. Hollywood whitewashing aside, any film based on historical events must always be taken with a grain of salt, as the filmmakers almost always take creative liberties and fictionalize the tale just a tad (and by “just a tad,” I mean 99.99%) to make it entertaining.
That being said, after visiting the Temple of Horus at Edfu and listening to our tour guide explain the mythology written on the walls of the temple of Osiris, Set, and Horus, I have a newfound appreciation for the Gerard Butler-staring 2016 film, God’s of Egypt. I can see that the filmmakers did at least try to give us a somewhat accurate portrayal of these gods.
Can you believe Christmas is in less than two weeks?
Yeah, me neither. Despite my best efforts, I just can’t seem to get myself into the Christmas spirit. The seasonal depression is hitting hard this year.
I won’t give up though, and next to the holiday tunes (check out my Christmas Spotify playlist in the sidebar), another seasonal staple that always brightens my mood are the holiday movies! So here’s a list of my favorites, in no particular order.
November 2 question: November is National Novel Writing Month. Have you ever participated? If not, why not?
NaNoWriMo has been the bane of my existence for nearly a decade now. Why? Because I keep trying…and failing miserably. And even as the mere thought of participating in NaNoWriMo this year triggers violent regurgitations from the pit of my insecure writer’s stomach, the deranged masochist writer in me dares me to take the plunge once again.
Good afternoon, fellow horror movie fanatics! In Part 1 of this series, I imagined myself as a studio exec at Universal in charge of reviving the prematurely terminated “Dark Universe,” our cinematic universe of classic monsters!
In step 1 of my plan, I established Stephen Sommers’ The Mummy as canon (pretending all subsequent Mummy movies never existed, similar to the endless timelines for Halloween). In step 2, the BIG bad made his terrifying debut: Dracula! Son of the Devil!
Next we’ll explore how this universe will continue and, if possible, search for a feasible ending…
Hello, October! It’s the beginning of spooky season and also International Coffee Day, so grab yourself a French roast (or whatever international flavor suits your fancy) and sit down for a chat, because I’m in a talkative mood today!
I recently went to see San Andreas in theaters, and I discovered something…
San Andreas is identical to every other disaster movie ever made. And then it hit me: there’s a formula to all of this! Was it cheesy? Yes. Did it lack any scientific accuracy? Of course! Will Hollywood undoubtedly make another movie just like it next year? You bet!
Once you learn to accept that there’s only a finite number of plotlines that Hollywood will draft for a film, you’ll learn to enjoy movies like San Andreas and even write one of your own!
To prove my point that all Hollywood disaster movies are the same, I’ll use two other disaster movies that I watch more often than I care to admit as examples: The Day After Tomorrow and 2012.