Ali shares a new short story she wrote called “Friendship Bracelets.” She also talks about a few shows she’s currently watching and upcoming movies she’s excited to see.
Ali discusses the movie adaptation of the first book in Ann Brashares’ bestselling young adult novel series, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. She tracks the story arcs of each of the four main characters while touching on the timeless themes of self-love, growth, family, grief and, above all else, the true bond of everlasting friendship.
Ali discusses her all-time favorite Disney movie, Aladdin. She quotes her favorite lines and reminisces about watching the film repeatedly as a kid. She also compares the movie to its Broadway musical adaptation.
Ali discusses the nautical Nicktoon, SpongeBob SquarePants, created by Stephen Hillenburg. She shares her favorite episodes, hilarious quotes, classic songs and various memories growing up with this iconic show. She also reminisces about seeing The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie and SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical.
Ali discusses the movie, Bridesmaids, written by Annie Mumolo and Kristen Wiig, sharing her favorite moments and funny lines from this female-driven comedy.
Ali discusses the short story, “Who Will Greet You at Home,” admiring the creative yet heartbreaking tale from a book of short stories called What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah. She also talks about the reason she bought the book per a recommendation from the creator of one of her all-time favorite TV shows and how she had the opportunity to meet him and chat with him about it.
Ali discusses J. D. Salinger’s popular novel, The Catcher in the Rye. She analyzes the main character, Holden Caulfield, focusing on his unique way of speaking, his hypocritical hatred of all things phony and his cynical feelings toward growing up. She also talks about important symbolism throughout the novel and the key theme of preserving innocence.
Ali discusses the hilarious Nicktoon, The Angry Beavers, created by Mitch Schauer. She shares her favorite episodes, funny exchanges and sweet brotherly moments, plus plenty of the show’s distinct mispronunciations. She also talks about why her opinion has changed from when she was a kid on which of the Beaver brothers is her favorite.
Ali and special guest, Patricia Miranda of Old School Lane, each share their top 5 favorite animated antagonists.
You can check out Old School Lane on YouTube and find updates on Facebook and Blogspot as well as by following Patricia on Twitter. Also, be sure to give Ali’s blog interview with Patricia a read: An In-Depth Chat with the Co-Founder of Old School Lane.
Ali discusses the movie, Spice World, starring the Spice Girls. She shares memories about watching the movie with her friends, collecting Spice Girls stickers, favorite Spice Girls songs and her favorite Spice Girl as a kid.