Movie Review by Kristin: TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE

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This weekend I had a moment to sit down and watch the highly anticipated TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE on Netflix, and I am SO glad I did.

SYNOPSIS: Lara Jean Covey writes letters to all of her past loves, the letters are meant for her eyes only. Until one day when all the love letters are sent out to her previous loves. Her life is soon thrown into chaos when her foregoing loves confront her one by one.

What an adorable teen romantic comedy! I have to hand it to Netflix because they have not let me down with their Originals lately. I will admit that I had not read the book by Jenny Han prior to watching the film, so I had nothing to compare it to, but wow!

The cast was fantastic, the story was so cute and relatable, and it really tugged at your feelings while watching it. You felt for Lara Jean when her letters got out — the anxiety of someone knowing your personal feelings when you weren’t expecting them to and feeling like you don’t know how to stop what’s happening. I saw so much of myself in Lara Jean even though I’m in my 30’s, so I think it’s really a film that anyone can enjoy.

So many of us have had that experience where we’re not quite sure how to express our feelings towards someone we’re afraid of being rejected by. You’ve had that box hidden in the back of your closet with unsent letters containing your most private feelings at some point in your life. I know I have, and if those had ever been sent out, you’d probably find me in a cave somewhere hibernating until it blew over. No lie! That’s probably what made Condor’s portrayal of Lara Jean so likable is that even though she was mortified, she took control of the situation and didn’t back down.

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I know that with book-to-film adaptations, readers already have a preconceived idea of what the characters would look like and are often disappointed with the outcome. However, in this case, the majority of the readers (& viewers) seem to think Lana Condor was the perfect Lara Jean and Noah Centineo was the perfect Peter Kavinsky. So kudos to the casting crew in addition to the phenomenal performances from the cast!

This is definitely a modern day John Hughes film if I ever saw one. I honestly can’t come up with any complaints. In order to provide a little insight from a younger perspective, my niece, who is 14, also saw it with her friends and absolutely loved it.

If you’re into rom-coms, I highly recommend checking this out on Netflix when you can. If (and when) you do, let me know what you thought! I’ll just be in my little corner reading the book now.

TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE Special Screening in Los Angeles [Photos]

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There was nothing but love in the air at the special screening of To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before in Los Angeles on August 16, 2018 at the Arc Light Culver City. Images from the red carpet and after party can be seen below:

SYNOPSIS: Lara Jean Song Covey’s love life goes from imaginary to out of control when the love letters for every boy she’s ever loved — five in all — are mysteriously mailed out.

From New York Times Bestselling Author, Jenny Han, the film adaption of the popular YA novel stars Lana Condor (Alita: Battle Angel, X-Men: Apocalypse), Janel Parrish (Pretty Little Liars) and Noah Centineo (Sierra Burgess Is A Loser, The Fosters). Directed by Susan Johnson.

 

TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE launches globally on Netflix TODAY.

 

 

Visit: netflix.com/toalltheboysivelovedbefore

TRAILER Debut | EXTINCTION Starring Michael Peña & Lizzy Caplan & Directed by Ben Young

Watch a father’s nightmares unfold as the planet is invaded in
Netflix’s new trailer for EXTINCTION, starring Michael Peña and Lizzy Caplan
and directed by Ben Young.

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SYNOPSIS: A working class father of the future faces recurring dreams of destruction by an unknown force.  When his unwanted nightmares begin to affect his relationship with his family, he soon realizes they may be the key to a horrible reality, as a relentless alien attack begins to destroy the Earth.  As the invaders’ assault progresses, he is forced to find both the strength to protect his family and an understanding of who he truly is.

DIRECTED BY | Ben Young
WRITTEN BY | Spenser Cohen, Brad Caleb Kane
CAST | Michael Pena, Lizzy Caplan, Mike Colter, Israel Broussard
PRODUCERS | Todd Lieberman, David Hoberman

Visit netflix.com/extinction

TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE | Teaser Trailer Released

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Netflix has released the teaser trailer for the new film TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE.

Based on New York Times bestselling novel by Jenny Han and directed by Susan Johnson, the film stars Lana Condor, Noah Centineo, Janel Parrish, Israel Broussard, Andrew Bachelor, John Corbett and Anna Cathcart.

SYNOPSIS: What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them…all at once? Lara Jean Song Covey’s love life goes from imaginary to out of control when the love letters for every boy she’s ever loved-five in all-are mysteriously mailed out. From New York Times Bestselling author Jenny Han, the film adaption of the popular YA novel stars actress Lana Condor (ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL, X-MEN: APOCALYPSE), Janel Parrish (PRETTY LITTLE LIARS) and Noah Centineo (SIERRA BURGESS IS A LOSER, THE FOSTERS) directed by Susan Johnson.

TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE
debuts globally on Netflix on August 17, 2018! 

OFFICIAL INSTAGRAM: @ToAllTheBoysNetflix
HASHTAGS: #ToAllTheBoysIveLovedBefore

 

Happy Death Day | Watch the New Trailer – IN THEATERS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13 | #HappyDeathDay

HAPPY DEATH DAY – In Theaters Friday, October 13,2017
Official Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | #HappyDeathDay

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Blumhouse (Split, Get Out, Whiplash) produces an original and inventive rewinding thriller in Happy Death Day, in which a college student (Jessica Rothe, La La Land) relives the day of her murder with both its unexceptional details and terrifying end until she discovers her killer’s identity.

Happy Death Day is directed by Christopher Landon (Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones) and written by Scott Lobdell.

Genre: Thriller
Cast: Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Ruby Modine, Charles Aitken, Laura Clifton
Directed by: Christopher Landon
Written by: Scott Lobdell
Produced by: Jason Blum
Executive Producers: Angela Mancuso, John Baldecchi, Couper Samuelson, Jeanette Volturno, Seth William Meier

 

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Fear the Walking Dead: “Pillar of Salt” Review

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Season 2 | Episode 12
 
Hey there #FTWD fans! The crew and I got together to talk about the latest episode of Fear the Walking Dead!
 
SYNOPSIS: At the Colonia, Alejandro reveals his darker side. A hotel resident becomes violent and Madison springs into action. 
 
Check out the podcast below and let us know what you thought of the episode!
 
https://audioboom.com/boos/5068970-s2e12-fear-the-walking-dead-recap-show-pillar-of-salt-review
 
 
We’re now available on #iTunes – just search: FEAR THE WALKING DEAD RECAP SHOW or (don’t have iTunes) visit: audioboom.com/channel/iwatchmike
 
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See more at iwatchmike.com, thisfunktional.com and accordingtokristin.com
 
See more Brancey at thevro.com
 
See more Fear the Walking Dead at AMC.COM

Fear the Walking Dead – Season 2 | Episodes 8-11 REVIEW

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Hey everyone! I apologize for being late in posting our podcast reviews for Fear the Walking Dead, but a full-time work AND school schedule will do that to ya! I’m on track now and will be posting our recaps each week though!

Mike, Jesus, Brancey and I got together for some interesting discussions on the latest episodes, so check them out below (and don’t forget to watch tonight’s episode on AMC at 9/8c!

Season 2 | Episode 8 – “Grotesque”

SYNOPSIS: Nick’s steadfeast search for answers leads him into a deadly dog-eat-dog landscape. A dark piece of his past is uncovered.

https://audioboom.com/boos/4969780-fear-the-walking-dead-recap-show-s2e8-grotesque-midseason-premiere-review

 

Season 2 | Episode 9 – “Los Muertos”

SYNOPSIS: Madison, Strand, and others move forward after the compound falls; Nick gets picked for a dangerous assignment.

https://audioboom.com/boos/4989730-s2e9-fear-the-walking-dead-recap-show-los-muertos-review

 

Season 2 | Episode 10 – “Do Not Disturb”

SYNOPSIS: Travis has a hard time connecting with Chris while looking for shelter; Alicia meets a woman with a bloody past.

https://audioboom.com/boos/5034386-s2e10-fear-the-walking-dead-recap-show-do-not-disturb-review

 

Season 2 | Episode 11 – “Pablo & Jessica”

SYNOPSIS: Alicia and Madison try to bring two competing factions together. Nick uses skills from his past for his new role.

https://audioboom.com/boos/5041650-s2e11-fear-the-walking-dead-recap-show-pablo-jessica-review

 

We’re now available on #iTunes – just search: FEAR THE WALKING DEAD RECAP SHOW or (if you don’t have iTunes)  visit: audioboom.com/channel/iwatchmike

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See more at iwatchmike.com, thisfunktional.com and accordingtokristin.com

See more Brancey at thevro.com

See more Fear the Walking Dead at AMC.COM