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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.

Check out our movie review for this live-action re-make! It’s great fun for the entire family.

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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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May 25, 2018 0

Movie Review: Book Club

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By Jessica Gomez

In this fascinating comedy, which was released in theaters on May 18th, four successful older women in a book club read the infamous book Fifty Shades of Grey — and it gives them a whole new perception: It’s time to change it up and seek out different kinds of pleasures. These four women are in different situations — one widowed, one playing the game with no strings attached, one working through a floppy 35-year marriage, and the other working through a 10-year old divorce! This lovely comedy starring Jane Fonda, Diane Keaton, Candice Bergen, and Mary Steenburgen, displays the journey to finding what was lost in love and sexuality, and showing us that you’re never too old to get it back. Outrageous choices are a must sometimes in order to find what you actually crave.

Book Club is all about being sparked by a particular something to go out and take life into your own hands. Read on to continue reading our movie review and for some tips on how to get the motivation to get you out there and get what you desire:

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Mar 15, 2018 0

Movie Review: Midnight Sun

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By Carly Horowitz

Midnight Sun is no doubt another American romantic drama movie to add to your must see list! In this movie, 17-year-old Katie Price is played by Bella Thorne. Katie has a condition where she is extremely sensitive to sunlight. This leaves her indoors sleeping or playing music during the day, and outdoors exploring at night. That outdoor nighttime exploration becomes a little more intense when she meets the guy of her dreams, Charlie, played by Patrick Schwarzenegger. Things become difficult when Katie has to tell Charlie about her condition and then they have to figure out where they are going to go from there. How will they make this fiery true love work?

This movie can definitely cause a few tears to be shed. Check out our movie review below!

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Mar 9, 2018 0

Movie Review: Love, Simon

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Catch Love, Simon in theaters on March 16th!

By Karley Kemble

Love, Simon is a charmingly modern coming-of-age movie that tells a story about a teen struggling with his sexuality. Simon Spier (played by Nick Robinson) claims to live a “normal” life, and has a strong relationship with his family, great friends, and thriving academic life. But, the big secret he has yet to tell anyone is that he’s gay. Simon so desperately desires to experience romantic love, but finds that his inability to come out of the closet is holding him back. Once he begins to correspond with an anonymous peer who is presumably gay through email, Simon begins to find full, true happiness: maybe even love! Will Simon embrace his identity? Is he actually finding comfort in a catfish, or is this person the real deal?

This movie is a very heartwarming, and puts a modern twist on classic coming-of-age films. It also teaches us about relationships. Check out our movie review:

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Feb 16, 2018 0

Movie Review: Every Day

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By Jessica Gomez

Every Day is a drama/romance that tells the story of a teenager named “A” who wakes up in a different body everyday. “A” then has to live the day for the person whose body she currently inhabits. The plot thickens when a teenager named Rhiannon falls in love with “A”. Because of their growing love, they try to find each other each day, facing this major obstacle that begins to take a toll on them both. How long can they keep it up, and will it last?

Every Day focuses on a complicated relationship, where a tough decision must be made. Continue reading for our movie review and advice on ways you and your partner can face tough choices together:

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Feb 9, 2018 0

Movie Review: Samson

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By Jessica Gomez

Samson is a Hebrew chosen by God to deliver Israel. Because of his supernatural strength and impulsive nature, King Baleck of the Philistine empire desires him dead. Samson, as godlike and powerful as he is, is captured and blinded by his enemies due to the betrayal of an evil prince and the gorgeous temptress he confided in. He then, in his time of need, calls out to his God for the power he once possessed to deliver the wrath of God, resulting in his victory.

Samson is a story portraying the sting of deception and betrayal after confiding in someone, exposing his weaknesses. Some of us know that sting a little too well — read on for our movie review and some tips on dealing with being double-crossed.

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Feb 2, 2018 0

Movie Review: Fifty Shades Freed

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By Rachel Sparks

The final installment of the Fifty Shades phenomena is here and we’re beyond ecstatic! Mr. Grey weds Ana, making our dream celebrity wedding come true. While the Greys move forward in this exciting venture together, problem after problem hits the couple, challenging them to the end of this series. Despite the off-screen animosity between the two stars, Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson still get us very, very excited.

Fifty Shades Freed is the perfect steamy movie for you and your partner on Valentine’s Day!

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Dec 22, 2017 0

Movie Review: ‘Phantom Thread’

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Phantom Thread hits theaters Christmas Day.

By Karley Kemble

Phantom Thread takes place in 1950’s post-war London, and follows the lives of Reynolds Woodcock (played by Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (played by Lesley Manville). The dynamic duo own London’s hottest dress shop, House of Woodcock, and dress esteemed royalty, celebrities, and socialites. Known for his playboy-esque ways, Woodcock’s is challenged when he meets Alma (played by Vicky Krieps), a confident and assertive woman. After he falls in love, Woodcock faces many changes in his life and demeanor – and things just get more complicated from there!

This movie is packed with drama and can teach us a lot about relationships. Check out our movie review below!

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Jan 12, 2018 0

Movie Review: Forever My Girl

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By Rachel Sparks

Forever My Girl is a story about star-crossed lovers. Liam Page (played by Alex Roe) has to choose his love for music over his love for his bride Josie (played by Jessica Rothe). Leaving his bride-to-be behind for his music dreams, Liam never overcomes his love for his ex-bride. Pursuing his musical career forced Liam to leave the small town where he grew up, but the death of his childhood best friend takes him back home and forces him to face everything he left behind.

Forever My Girl is a movie about dreams, lost love, and facing your demons. Check out our movie review.

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