Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Reel Cathedral Bytes: Episode 1 - The Introduction

Well, I somehow managed to learn some recording software pretty quickly and throw a little intro podcast together!

I am so excited to launch this new phase of my film analysis and review on this site. As I mentioned in a post a few weeks ago (HERE), I am focusing on a lot of personal writing with my young adult novel and screenplay projects. So for me, podcasting is the perfect solution to still be able to regularly discuss film, TV, etc... while channeling my writing energy to my projects that are high on my priority list.

So without further ado, here is the intro. I will keep the episodes 15 minutes or less (this first one is just over 6 minutes) and I will occasionally have guests too so we can hear from other people and get into a broader discussion. My goal is to publish these weekly on Wednesdays. I am going to try my hardest to keep that commitment.

Thanks to everyone who has followed me since I started this blog six years ago. It took me a long time to find my "voice" but I think I've got it now.

Peace and blesssings,


Monday, July 25, 2016

Five Things to Love about Star Trek Beyond

Well, it's no secret what a Star Trek lover I am. So it's therefore no surprise that I would do a post about the latest film.

I wrote a post about the first trailer, because it wasn't very good and everyone was up in arms. Though it made me a little hesitant, I also trusted the creators and they did not let me down, though of course I can only speak for myself.

So without further ado, click the link below to read my post on Reel World Theology...

Monday, July 4, 2016

Times are a Changing: An Update

Hey all,

It's been a while since since the last post, and for that I apologize. I am shifting gears here and want to run an idea by everyone as I go through this change.

Most of the readers know that I, Alexis, write screenplays and tell stories in just about any way possible. I submitted a TV pilot script to Amazon Studios in early May, and currently I am rewriting my novel to be published by the end of this year (more details to come).

With all the writing I do outside of this blog, I'm discovering that I can't hold up writing posts at the rate I used to. Not only for this blog, but for the site Reel World Theology where I also contribute. I still want to contribute to both, because I still am passionate and have things to say about film and television, but I think writing consistently is on its way out for me. I will have some guest contributors here, but it's time for something new on Reel Cathedral.

I am thinking of having a small weekly or biweekly podcast posted on this page called Reel Cathedral Bytes. Right now I am trying to find a free podcasting editor that I can learn quickly so I can record the sessions and edit myself. I will discuss Film/TV topics in 10-15 minutes and I will also have guests with me at times. I will continue to contribute to Reel World Theology as well, but more podcasting than writing if I can help it. This way, I can still do my thing here without it draining all my writing energy from my other projects, which are the main goal and priority of my life.

This is something I will probably launch in the fall. What do you guys think about byte-sized discussions?

I also wanted to share the two recent posts I did for Reel World Theology. Click the links below to check them out!

Thank you all and I'll be in touch! Please don't forgot to follow Reel Cathedral via social media by clicking the links in the sidebar, also my personal twitter is @phoenicianrises.

Love from,

Reviewing the Classics| Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Moral Dilemma Dialogue: Minority Report