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Me Before You: An Unpredictable Love Story

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When I heard that the Hollywood gods were making an adaptation to Jojo Moye’s heartbreaking novel Me Before You, I’ll admit I was skeptical. Would anyone would be able to re-create the magic that lies in those pages? Would they find an actress that could bring to life Louisa Clarke’s quirky charm without making her seem ridiculous? Would someone be able to capture the complexity of Will Trayner’s personality and stay away from the problematic Hollywood clichés that often accompany a character with a disability? The answer to all, and my pleasant surprise, was a rousing “yes.”

‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ Proves Anything is Possible

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More adventurous and curious than ever before, Alice (Mia Wasikowska) lives and has always lived by the mantra that nothing is impossible. With her dearest friend the Hatter (Johnny Depp) having the most impossible of problems, she is sought out by the White Queen, the Cheshire Cat, the White Rabbit, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, and finds herself slipping through a mirror back into “Underland.” Adventure ensues and once again we witness Alice do the impossible.

7 Ladies’ Night In Ideas

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You know how it is: going on a night out is always fun but sometimes you just want to stay in with your girls. Sure, dancing like no one’s watching is what the weekends all about, but we have some alternatives for those of us who need something a little different sometimes.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Review

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Rey (Daisy Ridley), a young girl from a lowly community on desert planet, Jakku, becomes part of a larger world when she rescues a droid carrying highly valued information.  The droid, BB-8, belongs to a high-flying pilot ace, Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac), who is captured by enemy forces, but is soon aided by Stormtrooper FN-2187. ...

5 Entertainment Gift Ideas

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There is something magical about the holidays. The changing leaves and blankets of snow are excuses to curl up in your warmest blankets and sip something hot. Even if you live in a place warm enough to skip the snow, you can still sip hot cocoa anyway. That’s the great thing about the holidays—there are ...

Films to Look Forward To

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The first half of this year has been dominated by films breaking box office records—Pixar’s Inside Out passed James Cameron’s Avatar as the highest-grossing opening weekend for an original film and Jurassic World had the highest-grossing opening weekend of any film internationally and domestically—and I’ve had a hard time keeping up with all of the ...

Seven Best Indie Films

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As exciting and impressive as big budgeted Hollywood movies can be, I find that those films are often lacking. With the film industry behind them, the goal of those types of movies is often limited to 'wowing' the audience with special effects rather than evoking an emotional response - which is why I tend to ...

Insidious: Chapter 3 Review

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXU6lqgF5y0 Insidious: Chapter 3 is a prequel to the first two films of the Insidious franchise, so the Lambert family (Insidious 1 & 2) is no where to be seen, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t familiar faces (or that this movie’s any less scary). This story is about Quinn Brenner (Stefanie Scott), a high school ...