Author: Beth Reynolds

New on Netflix Instant Streaming: Bridget Jones’s Baby Is Hilariously Satisfying

Originally Published on September 30, 2016. Bridget Jones’s Baby is now available on Netflix Instant in the United States. Overview: Twelve years after Bridget Jones discovers love with Mark Darcy, we catch up with her only to discover she’s single again. However, one girls’ weekend and one christening celebration are enough to alter the course of her solitude forever, or the next 18 years at least. Universal Pictures; 2016; Rated R; 123 minutes. All By Myself: Fans of the original Bridget Jones’s Diary will be greeted with all of the happy, nostalgic feelings the moment the opening credits roll and we find Bridget...

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A New Wonder Woman Trailer is Here and It’s Stunning

The newest and most gorgeous trailer from the DC Universe is here. The latest trailer for Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman just dropped and gives us a much closer look at both the conflict at play and the aesthetic being used by DC this time around. The subtle use of comedy that was introduced in Batman v Superman and applied  heavy handedly in this year’s Suicide Squad appears to fit in much more seamlessly in Wonder Woman, largely due to Chris Pine’s natural charisma and Gal Gadot’s deadpan delivery. The feminine touch of Patty Jenkins can’t hurt either. In this trailer we get a glimpse of where Wonder...

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Book to Box Office: YOU

Book to Box Office: YOU Based On: YOU by Caroline Kepnes Expected Release Date: N/A Director: N/A Summary: When Brown University student Guinevere Beck purchases books from Joe Goldberg at a local shop, it’s a casual encounter to her, but to him it’s even more than a meet cute, it’s destiny. Joe uses her credit card and public social media pages to insert himself into her life, becoming continuously more obsessed the less interested she seems. When others in her life become skeptical over his affection for her, his courtship takes a much more deadly turn. Working for It: To put quite simply, Joe...

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The Girl on the Train is a Lackluster Mystery

Overview: An alcoholic woman who commutes back and forth to the city becomes entangled in the disappearance of a young woman who lives on the same street as her ex-husband and his new family. Based on the 2015 novel of the same name by Paula Hawkins. Universal Pictures; 2016; Rated R; 112 minutes. The Girl Effect: Since the British novel was first published, The Girl on the Train has been compared and contrasted with Gone Girl every step of the way. However, apart from the word “girl” in the title along with the steadily increasing popularity of the concept of the unreliable female narrator,...

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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is Delightful Burton

Overview: A young boy journeys to a children’s home to come to terms with the unusual death of his grandfather only to discover that the bedtime stories he was told as a boy we were fictional. Based on the 2011 novel by Ransom Riggs. 2016; 20th Century Fox; Rated PG-13; 127 minutes. Bizarre: Over the years, Tim Burton’s films have often found themselves under fire for lacking in depth and overflowing with outlandish visuals, often bordering on the bizarre. Burton’s signature, quirky style sometimes sacrifices the content for the cover. Sometimes subtlety works with his films, such is the case...

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