The Fluidity of Adam Driver

Adam Driver has become one of the most prominent actors in Hollywood but that’s not just because he plays Kylo Ren in Star Wars. He made a name for himself through other venues as well, turning into an actor renown for playing roles with immense depth. Now, Adam Driver is on the press tour for three different movies, two of which are garnering him serious Oscar buzz. And because of this, I felt that I had to do this post celebrating the incredible fluidity of his remarkable talent.

Most actors who hit blockbuster status in a franchise as big as Star Wars don’t usually continue to work their craft in such stunning ways. However, Adam Driver, at first doing little side movies that weren’t going to afford him much attention, turned to films that could get him the Oscar attention that he rightfully deserves.

This trend in his popularity with the Oscars began with his role as Flip Zimmerman in Spike Lee’s Blackkklansman. Suddenly he was no longer just a popcorn flick star and was regarded as someone who actually had substantial acting chops, a fact that has been exploited outstandingly in both The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.

Adam Driver is one of my favorite actors because he is so remarkable at what he does. At one second he can be dark and menacing, wielding a red crossguard lightsaber into battle in The Rise of Skywalker and then you turn and look and he’s playing an emotional role that requires much more mental depth in Marriage Story. Or he’s playing a reporter getting the scoop in the new Amazon Prime original film, The Report.

And if you look back at the other movies he’s been in his track record has been nothing short of impressive. He’s been a romantic bus driver in Paterson, a grim priest in Silence, a redneck bumpkin in Logan Lucky, a director in The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, or a machete-wielding cop in this year’s zombie comedy, The Dead Don’t Die.

And the list doesn’t even end there considering his breakout role as Adam Sackler in the critically-acclaimed HBO series, Girls.

Next year he swaps the lightsaber for a sword in the film that already has people talking called The Last Duel. The reason why this particular movie has people excited is because of the cast which currently consists of Oscar-nominated-and-winning Matt Damon and Ben Affleck and Emmy-winning actress Jodie Comer. Here’s the synopsis.

King Charles VI declares that Knight Jean de Carrouges settle his dispute with his squire by challenging him to a duel.

It should be interesting.

All in all, Adam Driver is a fantastic actor and I can’t wait to see the final step of his journey as Kylo Ren on the big screen.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day.

This Week’s Episode of ‘Survivor’ Makes Things Interesting

This season of Survivor has been one of the best seasons in quite a while, delivering shocking twists and historic moments left and right. And even when it seems that the action has died down a bit each weekly episode continues to develop the season in unexpected ways.

This week’s episode was fun for one very plain reason: Lauren Ashley Beck.

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My family and I have been saying it all season, Lauren is one of the most dangerous players in the game. Her intuitiveness has gotten her far and that incredible attention to detail rewarded her on this episode.

After going to the infamous Island of the Idols she was given the chance to win an Immunity Idol…if she guessed who was going to win the next Immunity Challenge. With two players she could bet on to win the Immunity Challenge and a tantalizing reward of pancakes, bacon, and mimosas she was able to easily determine who would win the challenge, thus gaining an idol for herself. Continue reading This Week’s Episode of ‘Survivor’ Makes Things Interesting

What’s Your Favorite Version of Thor?

Watching Avengers: Endgame last night reminded me of the brilliance of the Marvel Studios franchise. There aren’t many franchises that take certain characters and allow them to grow right before our eyes but Marvel does just that. For years we have had the pleasure of seeing the same Avengers ascend into different versions of themselves over the course of their various journies and I wanted to highlight that with a new series; one that focuses on the different variations of these beloved heroes and then I ask you which version is your favorite? So, the first person to start this series is the God of Thunder himself, Thor. Enjoy!

2011 Thor

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Chris Hemsworth sprung into the limelight as the first version of Thor brought to the big screen in Thor and while his role in the film wasn’t exactly the sour grape of the movie he definitely was not at his full potential.

This Thor’s blond wig and beard seem to be extra yellow which, over the years, has looked more and more offputting. His brashness, stubbornness, arrogance, and childishness mixed with the pompous king-to-be-liness also didn’t add to his likability. That would come later.

However, by the conclusion of Thor it’s very apparent that he was ready to be the hero he needed to be. Continue reading What’s Your Favorite Version of Thor?

Episode X: The Reckoning: Chapter Six

Ora heard laughter. Incessant, bubbling laughter that permeated her very soul. But this wasn’t the laughter of a happy child or jovial adult. This was wicked laughter. Laughter at the behest of someone in pain.

And then the laughter stopped, followed by a whisper.

“You are so easy to defeat.”

Ora cried out, sitting up with her purple double-bladed lightsaber ignited. She looked around, her gaze taking in her wrecked cockpit. She stood, wincing as she felt a sharp flare of pain in her side. Continue reading Episode X: The Reckoning: Chapter Six