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That Awkward Moment: A Quick Review

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I recently screened the comedy “That Awkward Moment” starring Zac Efron, Miles Teller, and Michael B. Jordan. Was it funny? Yes. Was it as funny as I wanted it to be? Sadly, no. Although it was very entertaining, most all of the laughs were previously viewed in the trailer. In fact, I was sort of surprised at how seriously dramatic the film was at parts. I do think the writers did a great job of capturing the authentic world of dating in your late 20s. The acting was completely believable. Overall, I liked it and will probably watch it again when it airs on HBO in a year.

-Ashley

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Catching Fire: A Quick Review

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Yeah, it was good. Jennifer Lawrence nailed it, but did we ever doubt she would? I was immersed in Panem immediately, and I could literally feel the hope of an uprising in every scene! It was so powerful! The additional characters were well casted and have such intriguing back stories and motivations. And I was so excited to finally see some chemistry taking place between Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson. I mean, it wasn’t bad in the first movie — I just wasn’t that invested. In this film, you can really see them beginning to feel for each other in a truly selfless way. Yeah, I’m a fan. Go see it.

– Hillari

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Austenland (2013): A Quick Review

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One reviewer says Austenland is “a romantic comedy for Jane Austen fans only.”

Rotten Tomatoes says, “… it succumbs to outworn romcom clichés and slapstick gags.”

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The Miserables Review: Man of Steel

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Fallon: Summer blockbuster reviews continue as we make our way through June. Below, Hillari, Andrew, and I review the much anticipated “Man of Steel.”

*******This review may contain spoilers*******

Hillari: Okay, so here is my little spiel…. I loved this movie. I loved the world that was created. I loved the overall message that was related. And, I don’t think there are many women who would argue with me when I say, I loved the casting! Now, it is long and it’s intense, but remember they call it action-packed for a reason.  If you’re looking for a movie this summer that will uplift you, empower you, and just generally make you want to be a better person — I suggest you see this film.

Andrew: As someone who has always been highly critical of the character Superman, seeing him as only a one-note barely flawed and unbeatable alien, I was surprised when the first trailer for Zack Snyder’s “Man of Steel” hit movie screens and I loved it. A grounded take on Superman that makes him a more relatable and flawed human being (although technically he is not from this world) was always something I wanted to see. It was with this expectation that I went into my midnight screening of MOS.

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