‘The Choice’ Review: Starring Benjamin Walker, Teresa Palmer & Tom Wilkinson

Posted in Film, Reviews by - Feb 04, 2016

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and another Nicholas Sparks film is released. I always look forward to the Sparks film that comes out every year. Sure, nothing will ever top A Walk to Remember or The Notebook or even Nights in Rodanthe (I don’t care what you say, I love it!), but even in the worst of his films (The Best of Me or Safe Haven), there’s always a moment of two that I end up loving. His newest film adaptation The Choice is about love, loss but most importantly faith. Yes, there are some melodramatic moments, but …

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‘Dirty Grandpa’ Review: Starring Zac Efron, Robert De Niro & Aubrey Plaza

Posted in Film, Reviews by - Jan 31, 2016
‘Dirty Grandpa’ Review: Starring Zac Efron, Robert De Niro & Aubrey Plaza
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‘The 5th Wave’ Review: Starring Chloe Grace Moretz, Maika Monroe & Nick Robinson

Posted in Film, Reviews by - Jan 31, 2016
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DC Film Girl’s Year In Review: The Best & Worst of 2015

Posted in Lauren's Blog, Reviews by - Dec 30, 2015
DC Film Girl’s Year In Review: The Best & Worst of 2015
  • Release Date: 2015

After seeing 220 films, compiling over 50 written reviews and conducting interviews from Bryan Cranston, Alicia Vikander and Richard Gere, 2015 was a good year (for myself!) and at the movies! Not a great year but a good year! There are some fantastic films that came out this year, some like we have never seen before. Lots of reboots (Jurassic World, Mad Max: Fury Road, Terminator Genisys), a handful of completely original films (Ex Machina, The Final Girls, It Follows), several book adaptations (The Martian, Mockingjay Part 2, Room), and most importantly, a slew of films featuring strong female leads …

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‘Joy’ Review: Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper & Robert De Niro

Posted in Film, Reviews by - Dec 23, 2015
‘Joy’ Review: Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper & Robert De Niro

Is there anything more joyous than a Jennifer Lawrence movie opening on Christmas Day? Lawrence re-teams with director David O. Russell and her Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle co-stars in Joy, a film about the woman behind the Miracle Mop, her struggle in creating and manufacturing it and her dysfunctional family structure. But this film is not just about the invention of the Miracle Mop; it is so much more than that and probably the most holiday centric film coming out Christmas Day.

Joy Mangano (Jennifer Lawrence) is working long hours as an airline assistant, while also supporting her soap …

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‘Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens’ Review: Starring Daisy Ridley, John Boyega & Harrison Ford

Posted in Film, Reviews by - Dec 16, 2015

One word: wow. It’s impossible to encompass one’s feelings after seeing the new Star Wars film in theatres, but wow can begin to describe it. Director JJ Abrams directed the seventh episode of the Star Wars franchise and it’s all kinds of awesome, shocking and amazing. It brings us back to the original Star Wars charm of episodes four through six by revisiting our favorite characters but also introducing some fantastic new ones to brighten the franchise. Star Wars: The Force Awakens will reignite the passion of the franchise for diehard fans while also bring new fans on to love …

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INTERVIEW: Alicia Vikander of ‘The Danish Girl’

Posted in Interviews by - Dec 10, 2015
INTERVIEW: Alicia Vikander of ‘The Danish Girl’

Sitting down with actress Alicia Vikander was a dream come true. From first seeing her in the Danish film A Royal Affair to watch her career blossom, especially this year with seven films released including The Testament of Youth, Ex Machina (my favorite film of the year!) and The Danish Girl.

In director Tom Hooper’s The Danish Girl, Vikander plays Gerda Wegener, the wife of artist Einar Wegener, the first man to undergo transgender surgery in the early 1920s. Einar started to change his appearance after Gerda painted him as a woman in her portraits. Soon after, he decided to change …

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