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Nov 27, 2019 0

Movie Review: Queen & Slim

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By Ahjané Forbes

If you are looking for an action-packed romantic thriller this Thanksgiving, Lena Waithe’s screenplay of Queen & Slim is the movie for you. The film starts with a casual first date in a diner that takes a drastic turn after the pair are pulled over by a police officer. Slim, played by Daniel Kaluuya, feels pressured and shoots the officer in self-defense. Queen, played by Jodie Turner-Smith, decides to flee the scene with Slim. A modern day Bonnie and Clyde, the couple feels as though they can escape the law. However, the video of the incident goes viral on social media. No matter what happens, Queen plans to be Slim’s “ride or die” until the very end.

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Nov 1, 2019 0

Movie Review: Last Christmas

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By Ahjané Forbes

Last Christmas is a movie that sets the mood for the upcoming holiday. The film takes place in London and is directed by Paul Feig, who is known for his work on Bridesmaids and Someone Great. The female lead Kate, played by Emilia Clarke, has been having a streak of ongoing bad luck. After coming out of the hospital, she finds a job singing and working as an elf in a year-round Christmas store. When Kate meets Tom, played by Henry Golding, he impacts her life in a very special way by turning her misfortune into a positive experience. Eventually the two of them starting dating, and Tom shows Kate that even damsels in distress can find love, too. 

Last Christmas is a modern-day feel-good movie that makes you feel love for the holidays! Check out our movie review.

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Nov 12, 2019 0

Movie Review: Lady and the Tramp

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By Hope Ankney

Get ready for another animated Disney re-make! Lady and the Tramp is the next film to be offered a reboot, but unlike its predecessors, it won’t be coming out in theaters. It’ll be offered through Disney’s newest streaming service starting on November 12th. Don’t worry, though. The adored movie will still stick to its classic story-line. The journey follows a pampered Cocker Spaniel named Lady whose life is ripped away from her once her owners have a baby of their own. She goes through certain circumstances that lead her onto the streets, where she meets the tough and brawny stray dog, Tramp, who comes around to protect her. Soon enough, a romance between the two starts to blossom, but the differences in who they are and where they come from threaten to keep them apart.

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Oct 11, 2019 0

Movie Review: The Sky is Pink

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By Hope Ankney

If you’re in the mood for a love story that pulls on your heartstrings and takes you on an emotional journey, look no further than Priyanka Chopra’s newest Hindi movie, The Sky is Pink. It acts as the true story of Aisha Chaudhary, a teenager who had pulmonary fibrosis whose parents dedicated their whole lives to helping her survive. Choosing not to focus on the illness aspect of the story, the film is narrated by the daughter, who instead details the incredible love story of her parents. She lets you know quite early on that she’s speaking from beyond the grave, but her retelling of her parents’ 25-year relationship is nothing short of hilarious, heart-warming, and, at times, heart-wrenching as it touches on the beauties of life and death.

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Oct 7, 2019 0

Movie Review: The Joker

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By Hope Ankney

If you’re looking for a dark and psychologically thrilling film to jumpstart Halloween, Joaquin Phoenix’s adaptation of The Joker is the perfect one for you. The film focuses on the origin story of the infamous DC comic villain, and his descent into chaos and madness. Arthur (The Joker’s given name) has never felt like he genuinely fit into society. As a failing comedian, he tries to find purpose on the streets of Gotham City. Yet, he continuously feels the need to wear two masks- one for his day-job and the other to try to fit into the framework of the world that has, overtly, rejected him. The only person who has shown Arthur any sense of empathy and kindness is his neighbor, Sophie Dumond. They form a connection as she tries to help better his circumstances and make him feel less alone. Unfortunately, this comes on the heels of his descent into the madness that ultimately transforms him into the criminal mastermind we now know him to be as The Joker.

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Sep 27, 2019 0

Movie Review: Judy

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By Mara Miller

If you’ve seen Wizard of Oz, you know the song Over the Rainbow. Judy Garland not only took over the role as Dorothy Gale in the original Oz but had a successful movie career until MGM released her in 1950. Judy follows Judy Garland’s trip to England in the winter of 1968 to perform in a series of sold-out concerts. She faces not only leaving behind her children in America, but also finds love as she struggles during her time spent in London.

In Judy, Garland’s struggles between her music career and her family are a struggle and center point for this movie review.

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Sep 20, 2019 0

Movie Review: 21 Bridges

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By Katie Sotack

Chadwick Boseman and J.K. Simmons star in a new action thriller that’ll have you perched straight in your seat. Boseman plays an NYPD cop who uncovers a conspiracy surrounding two cop killers. The movie takes place in the course of one night where Boseman’s character becomes increasingly unsure of who to trust. As tensions rise and the chase goes on, the city closes down all 21 routes of escape from Manhattan to prevent the killers from fleeing.

21 Bridges is a star soaked, action-packed thriller that’ll leave you questioning who to trust and where to turn.

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Sep 6, 2019 0

Movie Review: Hustlers

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By Emily Green

If you’re looking for a fun, action-packed girl power movie, look no further! Hustlers is a movie focusing on the revenge strip club employees take on their clients who are employees on Wall Street. This movie is based on a 2015 article for The Cut, that follows the story of two girls who worked as strippers, and as an attempt to get more money, they lured their clients to the club and spiked their drinks to cloud their memories. This movie has many notable stars, including Jennifer Lopez, Constance Wu, Lili Reinhart, KeKe Palmer, Cardi B, Lizzo, and many more.

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Aug 12, 2019 0

Movie Review: The Informer

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By Katie Sotack

Altered Carbon‘s star Joel Kinnaman is set to debut as the star of the summer thriller, The Informer. The movie is centered around a past felon who, as a current FBI informant, must return to prison in order to infiltrate the mob. Only matters become more complicated with the informant’s family to consider and the local police department breathing down the FBI’s back. A story of power, corruption, and vengance, The Informer will keep you on the edge of your sit, praying that our hero makes it through.

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Jul 12, 2019 0

Movie Review: The Lion King

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By Mara Miller

Disney is on a roll with the live-action remakes of our favorite classics, aren’t they? The Lion King is the story set in the Savannah where a young lion prince is born. Not everyone is willing to celebrate the new prince’s arrival. Scar, the current King’s brother –and former heir to the throne–is not happy about the new cub’s arrival. Scar banishes Simba from the kingdom after tragedy strikes. This is a story about a prince taking what is rightfully his with his friends’ help. And, we can’t forget that there’s a little romance with Nala! The movie features Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé as Nala, James Earl Jones (reprising his role) as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon.

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Jun 28, 2019 0

Movie Review: Spider-Man: Far From Home

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By Bonnie Griffin

In the next Marvel installment, Spider-Man: Far From Home, Peter Parker, played by Tom Holland, is trying to get away and spend some quality time with his crush, M.J., but evil has a different idea. He must face a new evil intent on ending the world without the help of the Avengers. Parker is forced to step up and believe in himself. He needs to find his own strength, and face his fears on his own in order to defeat the newest threat to the world’s survival. Check out our movie review.

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Jun 21, 2019 0

Movie Review: Ophelia

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By Bonnie Griffin

Coming to theaters June 28th, IFC’s movie Ophelia brings us the story of Hamlet with more action and steamy romance than we’ve seen before, starring Daisy Ridley and George MacKay. Set in medieval-era Denmark, Ophelia falls for Hamlet, but their union is threatened when treachery strikes the royal court, derailing Hamlet’s claim to the throne. Ophelia is caught in the middle, torn between choosing love or loyalty. Check out Cupid’s movie review below!

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Jun 7, 2019 0

Movie Review: Hampstead

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By Mara Miller

If you’re craving a good romance starring Diane Keaton, this romance about an American widow in Hampstead falling for a grumpy Irish loner may be for you! Inspired by a true story, Emily gets more than she bargained for when she takes up a cause after Donald’s home is threatened by real estate developers. They fall in love while she tries to convince him to fight against those threatening his home. Check out our movie review.

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Jun 4, 2019 0

Movie Review: Aladdin

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By Bonnie Griffin

Disney’s live-action movie Aladdin is a vibrant take on a classic animated movie starring Will Smith as the Genie and Mena Massoud as Aladdin himself. Aladdin is about a kind-hearted street urchin desperate to impress a girl who happens to be a princess. In his attempt to impress Princess Jasmine, Aladdin falls prey to the power-hungry Grand Vizier who convinces him to go after the genie’s lamp, but Aladdin decides to keep the genie to himself and he is faced with some hard decisions when the power of the genie nearly steers him down the wrong path and almost costs him the girl.

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Apr 12, 2019 0

Movie Review: After

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By Courtney Shapiro

If you’re looking for a movie full of love, romance, and a mysterious love interest, then After should be on your list. Based on the best selling Wattpad novel, the film follows Tessa in her first semester of college. As a hard worker,and loyal girlfriend to her high school sweetheart, Tessa has large plans for her future. However, her small world is about to open up when she meets Hardin Scott, the dark rebel who will make her question herself and what she wants out of life. Check out our movie review on why you should see After.

In this movie review, After is the perfect combination of drama and romance for your next date night or girls night out.

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Mar 8, 2019 0

Movie Review: Captain Marvel

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By Courtney Shapiro

If you’re looking for a movie full of action, a strong female lead, and another cinematic trip into the famed Marvel Universe, then Captain Marvel is perfect for you. With a journey into a previously unseen part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, this movie starring Brie Larson as Carol Danvers will be great for date night! Carol Danvers becomes one of the world’s most powerful heroes when Earth becomes wedged in the middle of a war between two alien races. The movie also features other Marvel celebrities, including Samuel L. Jackson and Jude Law. Check out our movie review on why you should see Captain Marvel.

Captain Marvel is a great action film for your next date night or time to spend with family!

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Feb 15, 2019 0

Movie Review: Isn’t It Romantic

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By Lauren Burczyk

Looking for the perfect rom com to attend with your love? You won’t have to look any further than this review! We have the perfect romantic comedy, where a woman’s life actually turns into one. After hitting her head on a pole in the subway trying to save her purse from a thief, Natalie, a love cynic, played by the delightfully hilarious Rebel Wilson, wakes up to find herself in a world much different from her own. In theaters February 13th, this lighthearted comedy will be the perfect start to your Valentine’s holiday.

Isn’t It Romantic is a romantic comedy about a woman that doesn’t believe in love who suffers an injury and wakes up to find herself in a world revolving around love and romance. Something that initially feels like her worst nightmare, turns into being everything she always needed. Read on for our movie review and ways to stop being so cynical about love.

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Feb 1, 2019 0

Movie Review: Night School

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By Lauren Burczyk

If you’re looking for a fresh, witty comedy, then you’re in luck! Night School is the perfect movie to watch when you’re looking for a “pick me up.” This fun, original flick stars Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish. Teddy, played by Hart, is a high school dropout desperate for a good job so that he can continue to impress his fiancée, an architect, who is unaware of his actual situation. His good friend promises him a position as a financial analyst if he goes back to school and completes his GED. The fun starts when Teddy meets his night school teacher, Carrie, played by Haddish, who’s determined to get Teddy to pass his exam. Teddy finds out that keeping night school a secret from his fiancée is much harder than he could have imagined. Read Cupid’s movie review to find out just how funny this film is!

Night School is the perfect comedy that shows what not to do in a relationship. 

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Jan 25, 2019 0

Movie Review: A Star is Born

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By Lauren Burczyk

A Star is Born is a musical romantic drama starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga. The 2018 version of the movie, produced and directed by Cooper, was originally filmed in 1937, bearing the same film name. In the film, Cooper plays Jack Maine, a country music phenomenon with a serious drug and alcohol problem. He meets Gaga who plays Ally, an aspiring singer, at a drag bar. After being amazed by her performance, Jack invites her to go on tour with him. The two quickly fall in love and when Jack, despite his ongoing personal demons, asks Ally to marry him, they have a celebrity wedding the same day. Get your box of tissues ready and hold your partner tight because this gut-wrenching, passionate love story about this celebrity couple will leave you in tears. Read our movie review to learn who to take!

A Star is Born is the perfect love story for your next date night!

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Sep 21, 2018 0

Movie Review: See The Modern Retelling of ‘Little Women’

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By Haley Lerner

Little Women, the 2018 film, is a modern retelling of the classic 1868 novel by Louisa May Alcott on its 150th anniversary. The film Sarah Davenport, Allie Jennings, Lucas Grabeel, Ian Bohen and Lea Thompson. The movie follows the lives of the four March sisters—Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy— and their complex and loving relationships with each other. Jo, an aspiring writer, leaves for New York City determined to publish a novel. After countless rejections, Jo’s editor challenges her to instead write about her family. A tragedy eventually brings all the sisters back home and brings the girls closer together. This adaptation of a true classic will be out in theaters on September 28th.

Little Women is a heartfelt film that retells a classic story in a modern way, so keep reading our movie review!

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Jul 27, 2018 0

Movie Review: Have a Blast Watching ‘The Spy Who Dumped Me’

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By Haley Lerner

The Spy Who Dumped Me is a hilarious action comedy film starring Mila Kunis, Kate McKinnon, Justin Theroux and Sam Heughan. In this comedy, best friends Audrey (Kunis) and Morgan (McKinnon) end up tangled in an international conspiracy after discovering Audrey’s boyfriend who dumped her was actually a spy. Things get heated when Audrey’s ex shows up to the best friends’ apartment with a team of assassins on his trail. Audrey and Morgan end up traveling to Europe to escape the assassins and save the world. This thrilling comedy is out in theaters on August 3rd.

The Spy Who Dumped Me is the story of how to best friends get thrown into an international conspiracy after one is still reeling from a break-up. Keep reading our movie review and our tips on how your friends can help you move on from a break-up!

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Jul 13, 2018 0

Movie Review: Dance along to ‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’

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By Haley Lerner

In this entertaining comedy, which releases in theaters on July 20, 2018, 10 years after the events of Mamma Mia!, Sophie (played by Amanda Seyfried) is pregnant with her fiancé Sky’s child on the Greek island of Kalokairi while running her mother’s villa. But, Sophie is unsure she can do it all by herself, so she enlists the guidance of her mother Donna’s friends and former bandmates, Tanya and Rosie (played by Christine Baranski and Julie Walters, respectively). Throughout the movie, Sophie learns more about Donna (played by Meryl Streep, with Lily James as Young Donna) and how she met each one of Sophie’s dads (Pierce Brosnan, Stellan Skarsgård and Colin Firth) and raised her daughter bravely on her own, without a mother’s guidance. Of course, things are turned upside down by a surprise visit by Sophie’s grandmother, Ruby Sheridan (played by Cher).

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again is all about the love between family and the true connection of a mother’s bond with her daughter. Keep reading for our movie review and some tips on how to manage the stress of a first pregnancy:

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Jun 1, 2018 0

Movie Review: Adrift

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By Jessica Gomez

Adrift is a story of love and survival. Love birds Tami (Shailene Woodley) and Richard (Sam Claflin), set out to sale from Tahiti to San Diego and get caught in one of the most powerful hurricanes to ever happen. Their boat capsizes and is damaged, and Richard is badly hurt. Tami then takes on the fight for her survival and the love of her life’s, not losing hope. Watch this breath-taking love story play out now that it hit theaters June 1st. A great watch for those who crave love with the chaotic, intense twist of the struggle to survive.

Adrift, although having a natural disastrous twist, is about the perseverance of love and not losing hope due to that love. Read on to continue reading our movie review and get some tips on how not to lose hope when you’re in love:

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Jun 8, 2018 0

Movie Review: Check Out the Ultimate Game of ‘Tag’

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By Haley Lerner

In this exciting comedy, premiering in theaters on June 15th, a group of five competitive friends play a constant game of tag for one month every year. These friends have risked it all for this 30-year-long ruthless game – including their jobs, relationships and physical health. The film centers around the current year’s round of tag, this time coinciding with the wedding of the only player that has never been tagged, Jerry, played by Jeremy Renner. So, the other tag players set out on a mission to finally defeat Jerry once and for all. This laugh-out loud comedy also stars Ed Helms, Jake Johnson, Anabelle Wallis, Hannibal Buress, Isla Fisher, Rashida Jones, Leslie Bibb and Jon Hamm. This buddy comedy shows how far competition can go between life-long pals and it’s actually based on a true story.

Tag shows how competition can keep a group of old friends close for many years. Keep reading to check out the rest of our movie review and some tips on how to stay close with your old friends.

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