‘(500) Days of Summer’

After a bit of a hiatus due to lots of homework for my summer class, I finally wrote another movie review. (500) Days of Summer has been one of my favorite movies this year. A bold statement, but true nonetheless. It was kind of mean of me to do a review on this, though: as of now, it’s still not screening anywhere in New Jersey. Which is no less than criminal, in my mind. Fox Searchlight was nervous about this, but it had a super solid per-site box office average last weekend, so hopefully they’ll be rolling it out to mainstream cinemas, or at least the little arthouse ones in Montclair and Red Bank. But I digress.

My review is up here:


I didn’t title it. I also didn’t break it down into obnoxiously short news-style paragraphs. That’s the single thing I hate most about newswriting: single-sentence paragraphs. No appreciation for the art of structuring a good, coherent paragraph that operates smoothly in an overall body of work. Haha.

Next week: Funny People and maybe an indie movie I’m potentially doing a project on…


Exit 82: A new community theater

I wrote an article on my friends’ new community theater in Toms River, and the great people at New Jersey Newsroom were kind enough to post it for me and feature it as a top story!


Check it out and come out to see their premiere production, On the Town, on July 24-26!