‘Unicorn Store’ is a rare breed

“Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” – Roald Dahl Brie Larson the actress recently headlined a big action movie where she committed to intense training, but as a director has chosen her first project to be … Read more

‘How to Be Single’ is a primer on the good and the bad of rom-coms

“I thought it would be funny” – Rebel Wilson as “Robin”

Based on the debut novel from Liz Tuccillo, How to Be Single is a rom-com that has some very strong moments.  Some very weak moments.  And sadly, the weak outweigh the strong.  That doesn’t mean it was bad, because there are a lot of laughs to be had.  It is just sad that what could have been real cutting edge exposure of some of the negatives of the formulaic elements of the genre failed in that respect.

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There is something special about ‘The Spectacular Now’

Miles Teller and Shailane Woodley in 'The Spectacular Now'
Miles Teller and Shailane Woodley in ‘The Spectacular Now’

Living in the moment is great, when you’ve gotten somewhere in life.  When you’re a senior in high school who hasn’t accomplished much of anything, let alone get into a college, living in the “now” is a problem.  This problem is the subject of The Spectacular Now, a pretty good adaptation of a novel that’s received a number of accolades.

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