Movie Review by Kristin: THE LAST SUMMER

Happy Hump Day, movie lovers!

I was able to check out Netflix’s newest rom-com, THE LAST SUMMER this week and, I have to say, I enjoyed it!

SYNOPSIS: Teens from a Chicago high school grapple with their dreams, relationships and identities in a transformative summer before they leave for college. 

Let’s start off with the cast. This cast was a mix of well-known actors (KJ Apa as Griffin, Maia Mitchell as Phoebe and Tyler Posey as Ricky) and relatively unknowns. Some of the characters were a bit over the top, and I’m not sure if that was due to a lack of experience or if that’s just how the characters were made to be. Either way, the majority of the cast fit really well together in their own little storylines. They’re never all together in one scene, which contributes to making this movie a bit more relatable for some people. In high school, you’re not always in this huge group of people that always gets along. Sometimes you’re alone or with one friend or with that person you have heart eyes for.

Each set of storylines were interesting to watch play out. Whether you’re recently graduating from high school or you graduated long ago, we all remember that crossroads moment when you realize everything is about to change. The characters in THE LAST SUMMER are all facing that familiar crossroad, so it brings back a sense of nostalgia for the viewer. Relationship troubles, applying to colleges, not getting into the college you had your eyes set on, figuring out where you’re headed and what mistakes you’ve made along the way . . . all of that plays out in this movie.

There’s not much action and it may not be my favorite movie ever, but it’s definitely worth a watch. The cast is great, the setting makes you want to pack your bags and head to Chicago, and it’s just a feel good movie that brings you back to that special time when you truly discover that life is at your fingertips.

Check it out for yourself, now on Netflix, and let me know what you thought!

THE HATE U GIVE | In Theaters Today + Arlissa’s “We Won’t Move” Music Video Out Now!

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Def Jam Recordings has released a new music video for Arlissa’s “We Won’t Move,” the theme song to 20th Century Fox’s forthcoming feature film THE HATE U GIVE. The film opens in select theaters today, October 5, and is directed by George Tillman, Jr. and based on the New York Times bestseller by Angie Thomas. THE HATE U GIVE stars Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall, Russell Hornsby, KJ Apa, Algee Smith, Lamar Johnson, Issa Rae, Sabrina Carpenter, with Common and Anthony Mackie.

The soundtrack by Def Jam Recordings will be released October 12 and also features music by Beau Young Prince, Pusha T, Logic and the title track by Bobby Sessions.

SYNOPSIS: Starr Carter is constantly switching between two worlds: the poor, mostly black, neighborhood where she lives and the rich, mostly white, prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer.  Now, facing pressures from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what’s right.

THE HATE U GIVE opens in theaters everywhere on October 5, 2018! 

 

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Trailers From San Diego Comic-Con 2018

Hello, ladies and gents!

If you’re like me, you’ve been watching trailers coming out of Comic-Con this past weekend like it’s your job. I wasn’t lucky enough to make it out to Cali this year, but I’m hopeful that one year I will be! To make things a bit easier for you, I’ve compiled some of the trailers I’ve checked out so far.

Which ones are your favorites? Is there one that I missed? Let me know which others I should check out!

Don’t forget to click ‘CONTINUE READING’ for more trailers below!

 

You can also check out my previous posts for the AQUAMAN and ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL trailers!

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THE HATE U GIVE | First Trailer + Stills Released!

Find your voice, change the world.

20th Century Fox has released the first trailer and new stills for THE HATE U GIVE. Directed by George Tillman, Jr. and based on the New York Times bestseller by Angie Thomas, the film stars Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall, Russell Hornsby, KJ Apa, Algee Smith, Lamar Johnson, Issa Rae, Sabrina Carpenter, with Common and Anthony Mackie.

SYNOPSIS: Starr Carter is constantly switching between two worlds: the poor, mostly black, neighborhood where she lives and the rich, mostly white, prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer.  Now, facing pressures from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what’s right. THE HATE U GIVE is based on the critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller by Angie Thomas and stars Amandla Stenberg as Starr, with Regina Hall, Russell Hornsby, Issa Rae, KJ Apa, Algee Smith, Sabrina Carpenter, Common and Anthony Mackie.

THE HATE U GIVE arrives in theaters on October 19, 2018! 

 

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