A day full of flowers, chocolate, and love is upon us and who doesn’t want to add a little more sweetness to an already sugar-fueled day? Whether you’re spending the day with friends, family, alone, or with someone special, baked goods are always a great thing to have on hand. Here are some delicious Valentine’s day recipes you need to try!
Double-Chocolate Sandwich Cookies
These sandwich cookies are both adorable and delicious, making them the perfect Valentine’s day treat. They take about two hours to make and require 10 ingredients, but the end result is totally worth the elbow grease! This is a must-have for all of the chocolate lovers out there.
No Bake Cheesecake With Berry Toppings
If you’re feeling extra motivated and want to create something truly magical this Valentine’s day, try this no bake cheesecake with berry toppings. It not only looks absolutely stunning, it also tastes amazing. And you don’t even have to bake it!
Chewy Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches
For all my coconut fanatics out there, these chewy brownie ice cream sandwiches are sure to be your new best friend. Filled with yummy coconut gelato, and packing that classic chocolate flavor, you won’t be able to resist this treat! You’ll want to make it all year long.
Frosted Sugar Cookie Bars
If you love frosting, look no further than these frosted sugar cookie bars. The icing is as thick as the cookie and makes for one delicious, sugary delicacy. This simple recipe is sure to be a hit with kids (and adults) who head straight for the frosting on a cake.
Anyone whose definition of the perfect baked good involves some fun decorating will love these Cupid’s cupcakes. Strawberry, Nutella, and vanilla are the three main delicious flavors. This recipe takes about three hours. It ideal for all the piping bag enthusiasts out there looking for an excuse to break them out! If you need that quintessential Valentine’s day recipe, look no further.
We hope you enjoyed these delicious Valentine’s day recipes!
With chocolates and sweet treats stocked on the supermarket shelves and red and pink decorations galore, it’s obvious that this could only mean one thing. Valentine’s Day is here! This Sunday is the day of love! Whether you are spending this day with your special valentine, with friends or alone, this year might be much different than the past.
With COVID-19 still very much present, capacity restrictions are in effect for most establishments. Getting reservations just got a lot more difficult. And if that wasn’t the only hindrance, we are currently in the middle of a pretty brisk winter season that will surely put a pause on any outdoor plans. So, if you are choosing to spend the day at home why not make it the best Valentine’s Day yet?
So for all of you lovers or lovers of love, we have your guide to the best and most romantic Valentine’s Day at home!
Photo by Ketut Subiyanto
As Valentine’s Day falls on a Sunday, it’s the perfect opportunity to get some much needed self-care in! Get your mud masks out and get to work! Masking with your partner is such a fun and sweet way to bond while also taking care of your skin. Check out this amazing mud mask from Fresh! While you’re at it, a hand mask or foot mask might also be a nice treat as well!
Another great self-care activity is a bubble bath! Whether you prefer bath bombs or epsom salts, a relaxing bath is the ultimate way to treat yourself and your partner. Make it romantic with some candles, music and maybe even some rose petals! It’s Valentine’s Day, go all out!
One of the cutest and most popular date ideas are Sip and Paints. It’s where you and your partner or you and some friends take a painting class while also enjoying a few drinks. Unfortunately, many of these places may be closed or under limited capacity but that shouldn’t stop you from the fun!
Bring the Sip and Paint to your home for Valentine’s Day! Pick up some canvases, paint and brushes from your local craft store and follow along to your favorite painting DIY video on Youtube! We love this one by Bob Ross!
If you don’t want to paint all on your own, a great activity is a paint-by-numbers canvas. You can select any picture you like and it will be sent over to you with the mapped-out canvas and the corresponding colors. You can even make it a gift idea, and submit a photograph of your choice to be converted to canvas for you to paint!
Photo by cottonbro
Bring the movie theater date night to you this Valentine’s Day! This lovely Sunday is the best day to snuggle up and watch some movies. Get your popcorn, candy and drinks ready because we have compiled a list of some of the best movies to get you into the Valentine’s Day spirit
About Time – Netflix
Sylvie’s Love – Amazon Prime Video
50 First Dates – Netflix
Call Me By Your Name – Hulu
Pride and Prejudice – Peacock
The Photograph – HBOMax
Fifty Shades of Grey – Hulu
When Harry Met Sally – Hulu
Crazy, Stupid, Love – Amazon Prime Video
Reservations at your favorite spot might be hard to come by this year but fear not, we’ve got you covered! An easy and simple choice would be ordering takeout and relaxing. However, a fun way to end the night could be cooking dinner with your significant other. Make sure to plan your recipe ahead of time so you can pick up all of your ingredients!
While there are millions of recipes online to choose from, we wanted to share one of our favorite meals with you! A quick and easy recipe for some delicious pasta with spicy vodka sauce!
Photo by Engin Akyurt
Spicy Vodka Sauce Pasta recipe to cook at home!
2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 small/medium onion, diced
1 tbsp minced garlic
1 Tbsp tomato paste
½ cup whole whipping cream
½ tsp salt, or to taste
1 tsp red pepper flakes
1 Tbsp unsalted butter
1 tsp garlic powder
½ cup shredded parmesan
1 (16oz) box of rotini, boiled + reserve pasta water for later use
1 Tbsp vodka, your choice
Boil pasta according to box directions, or until al dente. Set aside, reserving 1 cup of pasta water for later use.
Prepare all of your ingredients, set aside. Can combine all spices – red pepper flakes, salt, pepper, garlic powder—in one small dish, like a ramekin.
In a large, deep skillet, add olive oil and heat pan to medium/medium-high heat.
Once your pan is hot and sizzling, add diced onion and minced garlic. Sauté until fragrant, about 5-6 minutes. If you like your onions more cooked, sauté until golden brown.
Add tomato paste, butter, vodka and whole whipping cream to the skillet. Mix all ingredients together—the sauce will take on a slightly orange/pink hue, and will be slightly thick.
Heat pasta sauce for about 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly, ensuring it doesn’t burn. Lower the heat if it starts to burn, or if the pan gets too hot.
Add in the shredded parmesan cheese, mix until melted and completely combined.
Add reserved pasta water to the skillet to thin out the sauce. Start with ½ cup of water, stirring constantly. Remember: the sauce will need to burn off some liquid, so it will be a little thin to start.
Heat pasta sauce on low-medium for about 5-6 more minutes, stirring frequently, while some of the excess liquid burns off. Lower flame if sauce starts to burn.
Once the sauce is ready, pour half of the rotini into prepared sauce. Store extra pasta.
Plate pasta and add additional parmesan cheese and a pinch of dried or fresh basil on top.
Crack open some champagne or wine and enjoy! Happy Valentine’s Day!
Love is in the air this year. Starting off 2021 with love and appreciation for one another has been the glue that is holding us together during times like these. The pandemic and election has taken a toll on all of us, but nothing brings a bigger smile to one’s face than the gift of love.
While the Tiffany blue box is a signature (and safe) Valentine’s Day gift, there are so many styles, selections, and stores to choose from. If you’re not ready to pop the question, a romantic gesture in $260 or less will always suffice. That’s right, no ring or excessive spending necessary.
If you want to find a gift that is simple, but still gets the job done— one of the five Valentine’s Day items below might just be the perfect match for you. Shopping online this year for gifts may be temporary, but showing love to some of our favorite brands will never go out of style.
We’re here to help! From earrings to bracelets, we at Cliche have you covered. Read on to check out the top jewelry gifts for women this Valentine’s Day.
Nothing says I love you like the gift of a Tiffany Blue box. The bright red heart is just the perfect touch to top off your romantic holiday. You’ll remember it forever with this stackable beaded bracelet.
Emojis are brought to life with the help of Alison Lou. Instead of sending it through iMessage, try sending it in the form of 14K gold and custom pink and light blue enamel. That’ll surely top last years long-distance letter.
There’s no better time to flaunt off a new watch, especially when it’s on theme with the holiday. For watches under $300, this rose gold Nordgreen watch is a timeless, staple piece that you need not only for Valentine’s Day. Grab it wile you can, it won’t last long!
Alex and Ani ‘You’re My Lobster’ Duo Charm Bangle, $44
In the love language of Ross and Rachel, saying “you’re my lobster” is just as meaningful as those three little words that we so long for on this one day of year. If you’re looking for a quirky, inside joke type of gift that doesn’t break the bank, we hope this FRIENDS referenced bangle will do the trick!
Simple, small, and gold— a Valentine’s Day gift success story if I’ve ever heard one! This Kate Spade bestseller is surely one to add to your basket if you’re in a pickle and need a quick (yet meaningful) Valentine’s Day present.
These days we often wonder if a grand gesture will keep couples together over another lockdown? The first lockdown put strain on relationships across the country. In some cases, the pressure made the relationship tighter and stronger than ever; in others, it created a rapid and acrimonious split. If you’re hoping for your relationship to last, then it’s worth taking a look at exactly what’s generating the pressure, and what can be done to deal with it.
A sure sign of bubbling, underlying tension is the frequent row. You resent your better half for emotional reasons that you don’t fully understand, and don’t want to have to articulate. And so instead you vent your frustration by arguing about something trivial.
Arguments, of course, are a common occurrence. In some cases, they’re healthy; it’s better to be vocal about a problem than to suffer in silence about something that could easily be fixed. According to a recent study, three quarters of British couples have at least one major argument a week. The average across everyone polled was three fallout’s ever week. For some couples, the frequency of these shouting matches was persuading them that they actually don’t enjoy spending time together.
What Prompts Arguments?
The study identified a range of triggers behind an argument. Many of these concerns the division of labor when it comes to household chores. Tidying the house was a sore point for 37% of couples; cleaning the house came in at 29%; cooking, laundry and washing up came in at 17%, 13% and 17% respectively.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, the length of the relationship has a big influence on the frequency and intensity of arguments. Couples in the first month of the relationship tended not to argue at all – but this honeymoon period is short-lived. After a month, the novelty wears off, and five arguments a week is common. The frequency of arguments tends to diminish the longer you’ve been together; while couples who’ve been together for a month might have five arguments a week, those who’ve been together for a year tend to have just one. The only exception is the 5-10 year bracket, where there’s a marked uptick in argumentativeness. This might support the theory of the infamous seven-year itch.
What Measures can Couples take?
The couples who coped most capably with lockdown were those who successfully adapted to each others routines, and who managed to avoid stepping on each others feet. Setting out a schedule in writing is a good way to make this happen.
Another necessity is to find time to do something novel together. Whether it’s a co-operative video game or the couch-to-5k program, having time allotted where you’re going to have a positive experience with your other half will help to cement their status as a good thing in your life.
Finally, there’s something to be said for acknowledging the pressure of the situation. You may decide to opt out of the traditional anniversary gifts and instead present your other half with something small regularly when you’re getting on well during lockdown. A little humor (and a little retail therapy) is, after all, a natural de-stressing agent. Grand gestures certainly help – but it’s the smaller ones that’ll get you through to the other side of lockdown.
Finding love in the 21st century can be challenging. While your friends may be settling down and thinking of having kids, you might feel left on the shelf. There’s nothing worse than feeling like the third wheel when heading out with your pals or being the only person without a plus one at a wedding. While you might be eager to find love, you probably don’t know how to go about it. Read on to find out how to maximize your success in the dating game.
The first thing you need to do is relax. Putting too much pressure on yourself to find love can ruin every date that you go on. You might be overthinking everything you say, everything your date says, every verbal cue and every mannerism they have. By being so focused on the nitty-gritty details you won’t have the ability to get to know any potential partners.
Consider heading online and signing up to a dating app. These apps are way more intuitive than they ever have been before. They will look at your dating history, your likes and dislikes, and most importantly, your motivations. Some dating apps are for mere hook-ups, but others focus on finding real-life partners. Some are global and will search worldwide for a partner. You could find your soulmate halfway across the globe, meaning that you may end up needing a fiance visa to get married and settle in the country of your choice.
Take Things Slowly
When you are looking for love, you might be keen to go a hundred miles an hour when it comes to dating. You aren’t getting any younger so you want to have the marriage conversation on the second date and the kids’ conversation on the fifth. This desperation is not an attractive quality and could lead to your potential soul mate running a mile.
Instead, take things a lot slower. It’s ok to get to know someone over a few months and move in with them when you’re ready. Living together is a massive step and a huge sign of commitment. You are letting go of your dating life to give a full-blown relationship a go. Don’t just settle for someone who takes an interest and wait for that individual who truly deserves you.
Drop The Baggage
If you have been cheated on in the past or you have had some pretty messy breakups, it can be hard not to take this baggage into your next relationship. You need to be open and trusting. A partner who has nothing to do with your cheating ex won’t appreciate your constant need to check their phone. This smothering behavior will not result in lasting love. You need to drop the baggage that you have and leave it outside the relationship. Being open and vulnerable can be challenging but it is necessary to let someone get to know the real you. If they want to stick around, you know that you are onto a good thing.
If you are still looking for love, enjoy the dating process and enjoy being on your own and getting to know what you want in life. Only then will you be ready for Cupid’s arrow.
It’s no secret that YouTube is oversaturated with couples attempting to leave a lasting impression on their audiences with their cutesy love or their ability to prank each other good. However, there is one couple that is doing it right. Meet Arlyne and Weston Bales of Orange County, California. The couple has been married for three years now and together for seven. Just last year, they decided to begin regularly posting videos of them together as a unit on YouTube, although Arlyne has had her own separate beauty and fashion channel for almost eight years. She’s a smart, creative fashionista, while he’s amazingly over-the-top (in a good way of course).
What makes Arlyne and Weston stand out? It’s because, with them, what you see is what you get. In the couple’s words, who they are on-camera is who they are off-camera. They are fun, genuine, authentic, and of course, adorable together! Their main mission is to create and spread good vibes to their audience with each video. In fact, they have named their fanbase “Vibers”. Are you having a bad day? You can count on Arlyne and Weston to cheer you up. If you’re looking for the true definition of “couple goals”, look no further than these two.
A recurring theme in their YouTube videos is Arlyne – who is of Mexican and Bolivian descent – teaching Spanish to Weston, who is only a quarter Mexican, but does not speak Spanish at all. In two separate videos, Arlyne goes an entire day speaking only Spanish to Weston, while he tries his best to respond appropriately in the same language. However, as expected, the result is him speaking Spanglish. In one of these videos, the couple spontaneously takes a road trip across the border to Mexico and spend the day shopping and eating authentic Mexican food. The amazing thing is that with each time they upload these videos, Weston’s Spanish appears to be improving.
Often times, the couple decides to prank each other. However, when it comes to these two, their pranks are not gratuitously over the top, as is the case with many other YouTube couples that famously prank each other. With Arlyne and Weston, it’s the perfect balance of “pushing the limit” but not to the point where Weston will be forced to sleep on the couch for the night.
Weston has no problem being the “guinea pig” in their YouTube videos. Aside from Arlyne teaching him Spanish, Weston can also be seen eating foods that he’s never tried before, mostly Mexican and other foods of Latin origins. More often than not, Weston does not enjoy the food, as he is known to be a picky eater. Because of this, Arlyne has continuously and lovingly referred to him as “Guerito Dramatico”, a slang term that translates to “Dramatic White Boy/Man”. It’s a description that Weston wears with great pride!
To watch more fun videos from these two lovebirds, visit their Youtube channel. You can also check out Arlyne’s channel by clicking here.
In case you haven’t already heard, today is international kissing day. That’s right, there is a day dedicated to celebrating kissing. A quick Google search will yield several articles about this common show of affection and why it is significant. This international recognition began in 2006 and since then, people take July 6th to appreciate their significant other, their children, and their family with the simple, but meaningful gesture. Whether you’re appreciating a loved one or the mere connection that we all share as human beings, it’s important to remember that we all need a little love in our lives. To celebrate today, let’s take a look at some of the best on and off-screen kisses.
International Kissing Day: Some of the Best On-Screen Kisses
Alfred Hitchcock’s “Notorious”
Alfred Hitchcock’s “Notorious” Kiss with Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman. Photo Credit: RKO Pictures, Ernest Bachrach
This one is for the film buffs out there who know their classic cinema. Or for those of you who don’t, here’s why this scene is so effective. The famous director, Alfred Hitchcock, found a way around the 1940s film Production Code’s ban on lengthy kisses. At the time, on-screen kisses weren’t supposed to last longer than three seconds. Hitchcock cleverly bent the rules by creating a two-and-a-half-minute kissing scene. Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman didn’t actually break that three-second lip-lock. Instead, they kissed for three seconds, took breaks to deliver lines, and then began kissing again. It was utterly genius and seamlessly executed. If you haven’t seen this kissing scene, you may be underestimating the power of the on-screen kiss.
Victor Fleming’s “Gone with the Wind”
Scarlett O’Hara and Rhett Butler’s Kiss from “Gone with the Wind” Photo Credit: REX FEATURES
Again, it’s another classic, but come on, who can deny the chemistry between Scarlett O’Hara and Rhett Butler? The film, based on Margaret Mitchell’s novel of the same name, is set in the backdrop of the American Civil War. O’Hara and Butler are perhaps one of the most notoriously tumultuous couples to ever grace the silver screen.
“Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back” Han and Leia’s Kiss
Han and Leia’s Kiss in “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back” Photo Credit: Lucasfilm LTD, 20th Century Fox, Disney
This kiss is pretty epic and it’s not just because it’s from a Star Wars film. The chemistry between Han and Leia is something that we all feel, thanks to Harrison Ford and the late Carrie Fisher’s portrayals. Han and Leia are a perfectly relatable couple and that’s what makes the payoff so great.
International Kissing Day: Some of the Best Off-Screen Kisses
The Times Square Kiss
Times Square Kiss 1945 by Alfred Eisenstaedt Photo Credit: Getty Images, Alfred Eisenstaedt
Everyone has seen this photograph. Celebrating the end of WWII, the sailor was captured mid-kiss with a nurse. All thanks to a well-timed photographer and incredibly high emotions, this photograph is probably one of the most reenacted poses for modern-day couples photos.
Painting: The Kiss by Gustav Klimt
The Kiss by Gustav Klimt Photo Credit: Getty Images
This vibrant display of lovers in an intertwined kiss was created by the famed Austrian painter Gustav Klimt in 1907-1908. If you’ve ever in Vienna, Austria, stop by the Österreichische Galerie Belvedere museum to catch a glimpse of this painting in person.
Don’t forget to appreciate someone with a kiss today!
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When it comes to music, artists are always searching for that one song that will become a hit and also gives listeners a taste of what the theme of their album will be until its release. This process usually isn’t perfect – some artists may release four or five singles before the drop if the responses aren’t as expected or instilling fan thoughts of, “This is gonna be a good one!”
But, we’re talking about Lorde & Lana Del Rey in this case. And as of today, I’m expecting growth and a departure from both artists who may provide a memorable first listen.
We “Love” Lana Del Rey
On February 18th, Lana Del Rey released “Love,” from upcoming album Lust for Life. The song opens with a simple hum of a vibraphone, and a bass guitar flowing with Lana’s voice as she pauses for a bit while the drums and the rest of the atmosphere fills our ears with hope. The song speaks for people who don’t seem to care about anything despite any hardships,“It’s enough to make you go crazy, crazy, crazy…” Lana reassures the feelings of love, making simple actions seem so so ordinary, they seem peculiar; getting dressed to go nowhere, clocking in, breathing. So long as you have that person by your side, “Don’t worry baby…” The title of the song and its overall vibe may fit in line with Lana’s upcoming album. One can only think it’ll be more of a mix of her debut release Born to Die, but less gritty than Ultraviolence. Lana maintains her consistent (lauded as cinematic, even the video is a mini movie with its own poster) sound but with a name and direction reading optimistic and just in time for some cozy feels and warm breezes.
There are plenty of reasons to get excited for the winter holiday; however, let’s be honest: it’s one of the most stressful times of the year, too. Here at Cliché, we’ve decided to help take some of the guesswork out of your Christmas shopping by providing glamourous gift sets for the beauty lovers in your life. But! Don’t forget that they’re great sets to add to your wishlist as well; after all, you know it’ll be on ours. LORAC: Limited Edition Holiday 2015 Love, Lust & Lace Makeup Sets I highly recommend buying these gift sets for the makeup junkie because these sets are packed with irresistible goodies. With gift sets like these, you might want to buy two sets instead of one, if you know what I mean!
Retails for $28.00
This collection holds everything you need to create the perfect holiday, as well as everyday eye makeup. The Love, Lust & Lace PRO eye collection consists of the PRO Eye Shadow Palette, PRO Eye Pencil in Black, and PRO Plus Fiber Mascara.
Retails for $29.00
All beautiful colors for the season ahead! The Front of the Line PRO Eye Pencil set has four full-size matte and metallic PRO shades in Black, Black Pearl, Gold, and Silver.
Retails for $25.00
For the lippie obsessed, you’ll want to get the Alter Ego Lip Gloss Set, which contains Sexy Symbol, Debutante, and Coquette along with inline shades CEO, Vamp, and Dominatrix. Smith & Cult: Holiday Trio 2 (Red and Glitter) Inspired by the Diary of a Beauty Junkie
Retails for $54.00
Often described as the “polishaholic’s ultimate weakness,” Smith & Cult’s holiday nail set is a must! The colors are to die for: Kundalini Hustle is as opaque poppy red, Shattered Souls is a clear base with a beautiful mixture of large and small gold glitter particles, and Dark Like me is an opaque aubergine. There’s really no need for further explanation because this set speaks for itself. Sephora Favorites:
Retails for $65.00
For the fragrance fanatic or the girlfriend looking to up her fragrance game, perfume gift sets are the way to go! The best set to buy? Sephora’s Liquid Luxuries Perfume Sampler. It holds a small collection of the most sought after and well-named brand perfumes. It’s perfect for your friend to try and enjoy without you having to break the bank. Plus, the feeling of it being a bunch of little surprises in one is much more interesting and thrilling than your typical perfume, lotion, and body gel set.
Other awesome sets include Bottled Dreams Perfume Sampler ($58.00), My Little Chloe Gift Set ($75.00), Philosophy Wishing You Grace, Love, and Joy Limited Edition Set ($37.00).
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For all our fellow Americans out there, and essentially to everyone worldwide, June 26, 2015 will forever mark a historical day in the name of not just gay, but human rights. June 26th was when the Supreme Court ruled that everyone, gay, straight, human, were allowed to marry in the United States of America. It truly was a remarkable day to be an Amercan, and on the heels of Pride Week as well. Impeccable timeing to say the least.
Another greatly timed release in IFC’s newest move Jenny’s Wedding, headlined by the great Katherine Hiegel and Gilmore Girl’s Alexis Bledel.
A trailer was recently released which shows Hiegel’s character Jenny, coming out to her parents and sharing the news about her upcoming wedding to her “roommate” Kitty. In shock, and still quite behind in their times, the parents are in disbelief. The trailer pans over several scenes that includes Hiegel in her wedding dress, stunning, glowing and filled with love.
This film is greatly timed in its release (July 31st) and looks to be a tearjerker, with greatly timed breaks. It seems that equality is on the rise for everyone across the board, including representation in media. It’s slowly and surely becoming more acceptable to be “out.” Youtube stars, athletes and overall star figures alike are speaking out and coming out with what seems little worry or ease at being conventionally accepted by their peers and those who enjoy their work. This film continues to prove that America is becoming more open minded and accepting, and times are surely changing. Check out the trailer below!
Contracts, whips and chains, oh my!
Okay, ladies (and gents) Valentine’s Day weekend is here and so is Cliché Mag’s Fifty Shades of Grey movie review!
Audiences are flooding their local movie theaters this weekend with their friends, significant others and some even solo to see the film that’s been heating up movie screens, but is it worth it? Well…some things you’ll love, some things you’ll hate and others will make you go WTF.
First things first, the movie is based on the first book in British author E. L. James’ erotic trilogy, which began as Twilight fan fiction and stars Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele, a sexually inexperienced college student and Jamie Dornan as Christen Grey , the handsome, charming, BDSM-obsessed young billionaire. The two unexpectedly fall for each other, but Steele wants a love story and fairytale romance while Grey admits that he wants her, but on his own terms.
Let’s break things down. If you were expecting to see heart racing erotica, steamy sex scenes in the “Red Room of Pain” or anything that was too hot for TV in order to pick up a tip or two- you’d be disappointed. It’s not to say the film lacked these things, but let’s just say the build up was better than the actual climax.
Now, if you’re one of those people who knew all along that the film was going to be a bust, you’re not entirely correct, but you have a point. The lovers of the Fifty Shades book series would encourage those to read the book and just skip on the movie, but we must remember that only so much can be translated from book to big screen, so bare with it and keep an open mind.
Some things you’ll love about the movie: the sexual chemistry between Steele and Grey, although their regular interaction was a bit awkward and reminiscent of the relationship between Bella and Edward from the Twilight movies. The two did an amazing job capturing the lust, sensuality and dominance of their relationship, while also staying true to the real life situations people encounter while dating (i.e. drunk phone calls and jealousy).
Some things you’ll hate: the contract, the contract, the contract! The constant talk about the contract, which became irrelevant as time went on. Also, the ending. Compare it to a bad sexual encounter, just when things start to get good, they finish first and just leave you hanging. Completely unsatisfied. Now, you have to wait for the next time around or in this case for the next movie.
Overall, did Fifty Shades of Grey live up to the hype? Not exactly. Was it enjoyable? Yes. It kept audiences interested and might have sparked some sexual fantasies, but it also triggered many side conversations about book comparisons, inconsistencies and more laughs and funny lines than expected.
For the first installment, the movie was OK, but the real verdict is how the trilogy will do as a whole in the future.
Photos Courtesy of E! Online
On Wednesday’s episode of The Talk, guest Jennifer Aniston talks Justin Theroux!
According the E! Online, the Friends actress, who is currently engaged to Theroux, explained to The Talk hosts one of the reasons why she is madly in love with her future husband.
Besides his dashing good looks and his acting skills–he’s known for his roles in such films as American Psycho and Mulholland Drive–Aniston also loves when her fiancé scares her when she least expects it.
“He makes me laugh constantly. He loves to scare me,” she told The Talk. “He hides in closets for 20 [minutes]!”
She even recounted a time he scared her–one that happened a few nights earlier!
“He was shutting down the house and I probably got distracted cleaning up whatever and I don’t come right away and I’ll get to the bedroom and he just comes flying out of a closet,” she stated. “I go, ‘Have you been waiting here for like 25 minutes?’ You, really, for 25 minutes in the closet?”
Aniston also told hosts Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Aisha Tyler, and Sheryl Underwood of her deep love of Theroux.
“[Justin’s] my creative crush because he’s just brilliant at everything he does,” she said. “He’s a wonderful actor. He’s a brilliant comedy writer and he’s also a beautiful artist…and a beautiful human being.”
Now that sounds like love.
(Photo courtesy of E! Online)
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