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!

TACO SHOP Experience the Battle for Taco Supremacy | Now Available On DVD & Digital

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From A Producer of Selena

Tyler Posey, Felipe Esparza, and Paula Jai-Parker Come Together for the Ultimate Comedy

TACO SHOP

Experience the Battle for Taco Supremacy

Now Available On DVD & Digital

TacoShop_2018_DVD_FrontLeftTyler Posey (“Teen Wolf,” Maid in Manhattan), Felipe Esparza (“Superstore,” “Last Comic Standing”), and Paula Jai-Parker (“Ray Donovan,” “NCIS Los Angeles”) team up together for a comedy of epic proportions in TACO SHOP coming to DVD and Digital on May 1 from GVN Releasing via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

In this slapstick comedy, Smokes (Posey) plays a young man who fights to keep his job at Taco Dollar after a gourmet taco truck parks across the street and threatens its survival. An all-out war ensues as Bruce (Brian Huskey) and his band of cholos challenge the crew of Taco Dollar for taco supremacy. TACO SHOP also stars Carlos Alazraqui (“Elena of Avalor”), Dan Bakkedahl (“VEEP”), Eric Roberts (The Expendables), and Brian Huskey (“Bob’s Burgers”).

SYNOPSIS: When a gourmet taco truck threatens the existence of Taco Dollar, an angered employee named Smokes unites co-workers and a hilarious all-out war ensues.

TACO SHOP was directed by Joaquin Perea and from a story by Oskar Toruno and a screenplay by Oskar Toruno and Rick Najera. It was produced by Robert A. Parada and Moctesuma Esparza (Selena) and executive produced by Oskar Toruno and Martin Torres.

TACO SHOP has a run of approximately 84 minutes and is rated PG-13 for Crude and Sexual Content, Language, Some Innuendo and Drug Material.

 

TACO SHOP Official Channels:

Official Site | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | #tacoshopmovie

Blumhouse’s TRUTH OR DARE Giveaway And Exclusive Blog App

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We’re not playing the game, it’s playing us!

A harmless game of “Truth or Dare” among friends turns deadly when someone–or something–begins to punish those who tell a lie–or refuse the dare.

Blumhouse’s TRUTH OR DARE, starring Lucy Hale (Pretty Little Liars) and Tyler Posey (Teen Wolf) opens in theaters Friday the 13th!

To celebrate the release of this terrifying new film we have a Truth or Dare Challenge Blog App and a giveaway for you (**see below for info on how to enter**)!

Play the game… If you dare! Grab a friend and take the Truth or Dare challenge to see who survives. Test your skills on the Truth or Dare Challenge Blog App below!

And then enter to win:

The Truth or Dare Game Night Pack has:

1 – Limited Edition Truth or Dare Card Game: This limited edition Truth or Dare Game is only available via this promotion and has a run of 200 pieces worldwide. It has a card deck featuring dares and the creepy crawly items you need to satisfy the dares in the deck. Test your resolve… The truth will set you free!

1 – Truth or Dare Official Promo Tank – Show off with this Truth or Dare Official Tank. Once you play the card game, the winner will get this tank to show off to all their friends!

 


Here’s what you have to do to enter…

FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER, INSTAGRAM AND/OR FACEBOOK & MESSAGE ME ON THE RESPECTIVE PLATFORM(S) WITH THE HASHTAG #A2Ktruthordare

Hint: The more places you follow, the better your chances at winning!  😉

Yes, that’s all you have to do!

 

This promotion will end April 21 at 10:00 AM (eastern time). Only one entry per person. No purchase necessary. U.S. and Canada residents are eligible to enter. Winners will be contacted via email. AccordingtoKristin.com and other promotional partners are not responsible for lost, stolen, or misdirected mail.


 

Truth or Dare Challenge Blog App:

Grab a friend and take the Truth or Dare challenge to see who survives

GAME RULES:
• 2 players required – grab a friend and choose who is player 1 & player 2
• Complete the Truth or Dare challenge before time runs out – or pass… if you dare
• Player who completes the most challenges in the shortest amount of time wins

Click HERE to start the game!

 

Fascination With Horror Movies Sets Stage For TRUTH OR DARE

TOD_Tsr1Sheet_RGB_1Get ready for a creepy tale on Friday the 13th! “Truth or Dare” arrives in theaters to scare your pants off in April.

The movie is produced by horror movie mastermind Jason Blum, whose company Blumhouse Productions was behind the 2017 blockbusters “Get Out” and “Split.”

In this new supernatural thriller, a harmless game of “Truth or Dare” among a group of college friends turns deadly when someone – or something – begins to punish those who tell a lie or refuse the dare.

The film, directed by Jeff Wadlow (“Kick-Ass 2”), stars Lucy Hale (“Pretty Little Liars”), Tyler Posey (“Teen Wolf”), Violett Beane (“The Flash”), Sophia Taylor Ali (“Grey’s Anatomy”), Nolan Gerard Funk (MTV’s “Awkward”), and Hayden Szeto.

If you like sinister, creepy and hair-raising flicks, you probably don’t want to miss this one. A look at the movie trailer promises to keep your heart racing and adrenaline pumping – a signature effect of Blum films.

Blum has developed the perfect formula for success, turning small budget films into a horror movie gold mine with such hits as “Insidious,” “The Purge,” “Happy Death Day,” “Unfriended,” “Sinister,” and “Creep,” which have grossed over $2 billion worldwide. His first big hit, “Paranormal Activity” was his biggest profit-maker. Produced with a $15,000 budget, it made more than $193 million worldwide.

Why are his movies such a big success? Because he loves horror movies – when they’re well done.

“A lot of horror movies get made by people who don’t really like them, so they don’t respect them,” says Blum.

Even though he usually produces his films for less than $5 million, he always tries to deliver a great story with compelling characters and good acting.

“Horror is great storytelling with scary elements on top of it, but if you don’t have great storytelling, you can have all the scares in the world, but the movie won’t work.”

Don’t miss “Truth or Dare” in theaters on April 13.

Blumhouse’s TRUTH OR DARE | Watch the Trailer! | @truthdaremovie #truthordaremovie

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The game is real.

Lucy Hale (Pretty Little Liars) and Tyler Posey (Teen Wolf) lead the cast of Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare, a supernatural thriller from Blumhouse Productions (Happy Death Day, Get Out, Split).  A harmless game of “Truth or Dare” among friends turns deadly when someone—or something—begins to punish those who tell a lie—or refuse the dare.

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Directed by Jeff Wadlow (Kick-Ass 2), the thriller co-stars Violett Beane, Nolan Gerard Funk, Hayden Szeto and Sophia Taylor Ali.  The film was produced by Blumhouse’s Jason Blum and executive produced by Wadlow.

BLUMHOUSE’S TRUTH OR DARE – In Theaters April 27

Genre: Supernatural Thriller
Cast: Lucy Hale, Tyler Posey, Violett Beane, Nolan Gerard Funk, Hayden Szeto, Sophia Taylor Ali
Directed by: Jeff Wadlow
Screenplay by: Michael Reisz and Jillian Jacobs & Chris Roach & Jeff Wadlow
Story by: Michael Reisz
Produced by: Jason Blum
Executive Producer: Jeff Wadlow

Teen Wolf | Season 6 Trailer from #SDCC [Podcast Review]

Hey everyone!

I got together with my niece, Briana, to talk about the Teen Wolf | Season 6 Trailer that was released this weekend at San Diego Comic Con. She’s a HUGE fan of the show, and actually got me to binge watch it recently, so it was only right to get her reaction to the trailer along with the news that this will be Teen Wolf’s final season.

Tune in sometime in November to catch the premiere of Season 6 on MTV!

https://audioboom.com/boos/4856114-teen-wolf-season-6-trailer-from-sdcc-review

 

Here is the trailer that was released this weekend at SDCC:

The Chatterbox: Newest TV Binge [podcast]

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Hey guys! Keisha and I recently got together to talk about the shows we’ve been binge watching lately and which shows we’re looking forward to checking out!
 
Let us know what you’re watching and any suggestions for shows you’d like to hear podcast reviews of!
 
https://audioboom.com/boos/4830059-newest-tv-binge
 
 
The Chatterbox: Newest TV Binge! [podcast]
 
 

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