Movie Review by Kristin: SKY | #skymovie #moviereview

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Happy Saturday, everyone!

I was finally able to catch SKY on Netflix yesterday and it was pretty interesting. It was definitely an indie/low budget film with very minimal dialogue and kind of left me wanting more. I hate to say that because it wasn’t necessarily due to the performances, but there was a lot missing for me, personally.

Here’s what it was about:

SYNOPSIS: Romy (Diane Kruger) is on holiday in the USA with her French husband, Richard (Gilles Lellouche). But the journey quickly turns into a settling of old scores for this worn out couple. After an ultimate fight, Romy decides to break free. She cuts off her ties to a stable and secure life that has become alienating and escapes to the unknown where she meets Diego (Norman Reedus).

Now, I love Norman Reedus on The Walking Dead, and I’ve seen Diane Kruger in a few projects, but I don’t feel like they were really able to shine in this one. Not because of their respective performances, per say, but because we didn’t even get Norman Reedus until midway through the movie. I also didn’t understand why Lou Diamond Phillips played such a tiny role in this movie. We literally say him for a split second, which was odd. As I mentioned, there was very minimal dialogue, so I don’t feel like we were really on the ride with the characters. The relationship between Romy (aka Rabbit) and Diego was obvious in some parts, but I was curious to know how much time had passed since they’d met. The majority of their “relationship” seems to happen off-screen, which was disappointing.

For the first half of the movie, we see Romy dealing with her abusive husband and then trying to find her own way after finding the courage to leave him. Then she meets Diego in Las Vegas and their whole time together is like, “Hey, I want you around,” and then five minutes later it was like, “Ok, I don’t want a relationship. Go away.” I understand the reason for the push and pull, but I would’ve liked to see more of the sweeter moments between them (i.e. more dialogue).

Aside from that, it wasn’t a bad movie. It was just very slow-moving. If you’re a fan of indie movies and enjoy the slow drama, then you just might be a fan of this one.

GIRLS: “The Panic in Central Park” Review

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Season 5 | Episode 6
 
Hey #GIRLS fans! Brancey (@vrobrancey) and I got together to discuss the latest episode of GIRLS titled “The Panic in Central Park,” which aired on Sunday, March 27th! Tweet us your thoughts and we’ll read them on air.
 
SYNOPSIS: Needing space after a fight with Desi, Marnie goes for a walk and has an unexpected run-in with someone from her past.
 

 
GIRLS: “The Panic in Central Park” Podcast Review
 
 

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GIRLS: “Queen for Two Days” Review

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Season 5 | Episode 5
 
Brancey (@vrobrancey) and I got together to discuss the latest episode of GIRLS! Tweet us your thoughts and we’ll read them on air.
 
SYNOPSIS: Hannah and her mom embark on a female-empowerment retreat, where Loreen hopes for clarity on her situation with Tad, and Hannah relishes some time away from Fran. In Tokyo, Shoshanna enjoys her budding romance with Yoshi, and gets a surprise visitor from the U.S. Jessa meets up with her sister Minerva and asks for a favor.
 

 
GIRLS: “Queen for Two Days” Podcast Review
 
 

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GIRLS: “Old Loves” Review

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Season 5 | Episode 4
 
Hey everyone!! Brancey and I got together to talk about the latest episode of GIRLS!
 
Check out our podcast review below and let us know what you thought of the episode!
 
SYNOPSIS: Hannah and Fran disagree about their respective teaching methods. Marnie fumes over Desi’s decision to launch a major construction project in their studio. Jessa pushes Hannah away over an awkward rice-pudding meetup. Elijah gets closer with Dill Harcourt.
 
 

 

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GIRLS: “Japan” Review

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Hey everyone!!  Brancey and I got together to talk about the latest episode of GIRLS!  It was the 3rd episode of the 5th season, and it was titled “Japan.”

Check out the podcast below and let us know what you think!

SYNOPSIS:  Thriving at her new job in Japan, Shoshanna finds herself flirting with her boss, but reminds her work friends that she has a ‘kind of’ boyfriend back in America.  Hannah makes a shocking discovery on Fran’s phone and struggles with how to react.  After viewing Adam’s performance on a TV police procedural, Jessa shares her insights into his character.

GIRLS: “Japan” Review

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GIRLS – “Good Man” – Podcast Review

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Hey #GIRLS fans!! Brancey (@vrobrancey) and I got together to discuss the latest episode of GIRLS.  Check out our podcast review below and tweet us your thoughts on the episode!
 
SYNOPSIS: An erratic roommate causes Fran to move in with Hannah. Hannah receives an urgent call from her father. Adam and Jessa spend the day together. Elijah meets someone new.
 

 
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GIRLS – “Wedding Day” – Podcast Review

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VRO Hosts Brancey (@vrobrancey) and Kristin (@kristin0409) got together to discuss the Season Five premiere of GIRLS! Tweet us your thoughts and we’ll read them on air.
 
Synopsis: Marnie micromanages her upstate wedding to Desi; Shoshanna is tasked with carrying out Marnie’s wishes; Fran has an awkward moment with Adam; a dejected Ray steps in to help Desi.
 

 
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