Movie Review by Kristin: FIVE FEET APART

Wowwwwwww. I finally got a chance to see FIVE FEET APART last night, and my only regret is that I didn’t see it sooner!

SYNOPSIS: Seventeen-year-old Stella spends most of her time in the hospital as a cystic fibrosis patient. Her life is full of routines, boundaries and self-control — all of which get put to the test when she meets Will, an impossibly charming teen who has the same illness. There’s an instant flirtation, though restrictions dictate that they must maintain a safe distance between them. As their connection intensifies, so does the temptation to throw the rules out the window and embrace that attraction.

Let me start by saying that the cast in FIVE FEET APART was amazing. The story focuses on Stella (Haley Lu Richardson), Will (Cole Sprouse) and Poe (Moises Arias), all of which have Cystic Fibrosis. Their performances throughout this movie were absolutely incredible. You have the besties who can’t console each other as other besties would. You have the lovebirds who can’t touch each other or be any closer than six (five) feet apart. It’s heartbreaking & their performances really convey those feelings to the viewer. Even the supporting cast was great!

It should come as no shock that Justin Baldoni put together such an amazing film. Have you seen his proposal video???? I’m linking that HERE because it’s epic in every sense of the word lol. FIVE FEET APART was beautifully shot and you can tell he sprinkled some of that Baldoni magic on it!

Admittedly, this story looked similar to other young adult movies that involve an illness, so I was expecting the same outcome. I was pleasantly surprised to discover the differences though! I laughed, I cried, I cried and I cried some more. This movie was beautiful and tragic at the same time, in the best way possible.

SPOILER ALERT: After it was over, my mother said, “I really liked this movie. I’m so glad neither of them died.” My response was that I’m not sure which would be worse, having someone die and not be able to touch them or to have someone right in front of you and not be able to touch them. Obviously, I’d rather not have someone die, but can you imagine the torture of being able to see that person you love standing right across from you and never being able to feel their touch? Bleh!

Cole Sprouse, Haley Lu Richardson and Moises Arias were phenomenal. You truly felt their pain, their guilt, their love and their friendship. It was an interesting look into Cystic Fibrosis that most people, including myself, were unaware of.

I highly recommend watching this movie with a box of tissues (or two) and then watch it again and again! ♥️

 

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FIVE FEET APART | Arrives on Digital 5/24 and on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD & On Demand 6/11 from Lionsgate

When Life Keeps You Apart, Fight For Every Inch.

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Embrace Life with This Inspiring Romance
Arriving on Digital May 24 and on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD on June 11 from Lionsgate®

img_9270Experience a beautiful portrait of true love when Five Feet Apart arrives on Digital May 24 and on Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD, and On Demand June 11 from Lionsgate. Director Justin Baldoni (TV’s “Jane the Virgin”) and writers Mikki Daughtry and Tobias Iaconis bring this heartfelt and inspirational film about two young people who refuse to be defined by the obstacles that separate them. Starring Haley Lu Richardson (Split, The Edge of Seventeen), Cole Sprouse (TV’s “Riverdale”), Moises Arias (The Kings of Summer, Ben-Hur, TV’s “The Middle”), and Parminder Nagra (TV’s “The Blacklist,” TV’s “God Friended Me,” TV’s “Fortitude”), this film received an “A” CinemaScore and is produced by Cathy Schulman (Crash).

SYNOPSIS: Stella (Haley Lu Richardson) is a vibrant, fun-loving 17-year-old. Unlike most teenagers, Stella has to spend much of her time living at a hospital as a cystic fibrosis patient. When Stella meets Will (Cole Sprouse), a charming and rebellious fellow patient, she feels a powerful connection—but restrictions dictate that she and Will maintain a safe distance between them. As their feelings grow, Stella and Will face a life-changing question: How does love feel when even a single touch is off limits?

Bring home Five Feet Apart and go in-depth with four different making-of featurettes, which give an inside look into what it took to make such a touching film and include never-before-seen cast and crew interviews. The release also includes an audio commentary with director Justin Baldoni, deleted scenes, and an exclusive alternate ending. The Five Feet Apart Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $39.99, and $29.95, respectively.

BLU-RAY / DVD / DIGITAL SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Audio Commentary with Director Justin Baldoni
  • “Crossing It Off: Making Five Feet Apart” Featurette
  • “On the Set of Five Feet Apart” Featurette
  • “Attention to Detail” Featurette
  • “An Artist’s Eye” Featurette
  • “Theatrical Fan Event” Footage
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Alternate Ending

 

FIVE FEET APART | Official Channels

Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | #FiveFeetApart

 

FIVE FEET APART | Arrives on Digital May 24 and on Blu-ray Combo Pack & DVD June 11 from Lionsgate

When Life Keeps You Apart, Fight For Every Inch.

image002

Embrace Life with This Inspiring Romance
Arriving on Digital May 24 and on
Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD on June 11 from Lionsgate®

Experience a beautiful portrait of true love when Five Feet Apart arrives on Digital May 24 and on Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD, and On Demand June 11 from Lionsgate. Director Justin Baldoni (TV’s “Jane the Virgin”) and writers Mikki Daughtry and Tobias Iaconis bring this heartfelt and inspirational film about two young people who refuse to be defined by the obstacles that separate them. Starring Haley Lu Richardson (Split, The Edge of Seventeen), Cole Sprouse (TV’s “Riverdale”), Moises Arias (The Kings of Summer, Ben-Hur, TV’s “The Middle”), and Parminder Nagra (TV’s “The Blacklist,” TV’s “God Friended Me,” TV’s “Fortitude”), this film received an “A” CinemaScore and is produced by Cathy Schulman (Crash).

SYNOPSIS: Stella (Haley Lu Richardson) is a vibrant, fun-loving 17-year-old. Unlike most teenagers, Stella has to spend much of her time living at a hospital as a cystic fibrosis patient. When Stella meets Will (Cole Sprouse), a charming and rebellious fellow patient, she feels a powerful connection—but restrictions dictate that she and Will maintain a safe distance between them. As their feelings grow, Stella and Will face a life-changing question: How does love feel when even a single touch is off limits?

Bring home Five Feet Apart and go in-depth with four different making-of featurettes, which give an inside look into what it took to make such a touching film and include never-before-seen cast and crew interviews. The release also includes an audio commentary with director Justin Baldoni, deleted scenes, and an exclusive alternate ending. The Five Feet Apart Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $39.99, and $29.95, respectively.

BLU-RAY / DVD / DIGITAL SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Audio Commentary with Director Justin Baldoni
  • “Crossing It Off: Making Five Feet Apart” Featurette
  • “On the Set of Five Feet Apart” Featurette
  • “Attention to Detail” Featurette
  • “An Artist’s Eye” Featurette
  • “Theatrical Fan Event” Footage
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Alternate Ending

 

FIVE FEET APART | Official Channels

Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | #FiveFeetApart

That Moment When – Netflix Drops the TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE Trailer and Key Art!

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The Netflix Original Film based on the New York Times Best-Selling Novel

TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE

will launch globally on Netflix on August 17, 2018!

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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 | Official Channels:

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THE DARKEST MINDS | What Happens Next? New Teaser Video

What Happens Next? See #TheDarkestMinds in theaters August 3.

From the producers of Stranger Things and Arrival comes the latest YA survival thriller THE DARKEST MINDS. 20th Century Fox has released a new teaser video for the film, which stars Amandla Stenberg, Mandy Moore and Gwendoline Christie!

SYNOPSIS: When teens mysteriously develop powerful new abilities, they are declared a threat by the government and detained. Sixteen-year-old Ruby, one of the most powerful young people anyone has encountered, escapes her camp and joins a group of runaway teens seeking safe haven. Soon this newfound family realizes that, in a world in which the adults in power have betrayed them, running is not enough and they must wage a resistance, using their collective power to take back control of their future.

THE DARKEST MINDS

Release: August 3, 2018
Director: Jennifer Yuh Nelson
Producer: Shawn Levy, Dan Levine
Based upon the novel by: Alexandra Bracken
Screenplay by: Chad Hodge
Cast: Amandla Stenberg, Mandy Moore, Bradley Whitford, Harris Dickinson, Patrick Gibson, Skylan Brooks, Miya Cech, and Gwendoline Christie

THE DARKEST MINDS arrives in theaters everywhere on August 3, 2018!

 

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THE DARKEST MINDS | First Trailer and Poster Released!

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From the producers of Stranger Things and Arrival comes the latest YA survival thriller THE DARKEST MINDS. 20th Century Fox has released the first trailer and poster for the film, which stars Amandla Stenberg, Mandy Moore and Gwendoline Christie!

SYNOPSIS: When teens mysteriously develop powerful new abilities, they are declared a threat by the government and detained. Sixteen-year-old Ruby, one of the most powerful young people anyone has encountered, escapes her camp and joins a group of runaway teens seeking safe haven. Soon this newfound family realizes that, in a world in which the adults in power have betrayed them, running is not enough and they must wage a resistance, using their collective power to take back control of their future.

THE DARKEST MINDS
Release: August 3, 2018
Directed by: Jennifer Yuh Nelson
Screenplay by: Chad Hodge
Based upon the novel by: Alexandra Bracken
Produced by: Shawn Levy, Dan Levine
Cast: Amandla Stenberg, Mandy Moore and Gwendoline Christie

THE DARKEST MINDS hits theaters everywhere on August 3, 2018!

THE DARKEST MINDS Official Channels:

Official Site | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | #TheDarkestMinds

FOX 2000 Starts Production on Angela Thomas’s Young Adult Bestseller “THE HATE U GIVE” – Anthony Mackie & Kian Lawley Join the Cast

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Hunger Games actress Amandla Stenberg stars with Regina Hall, Russell Hornsby, Issa Rae, Common, Algee Smith, Sabrina Carpenter, Lamar Johnson,
Anthony Mackie and Kian Lawley.

Based on the critically acclaimed novel by Angela Thomas (27 weeks on The New York Times young adult best-seller list), Fox 2000’s adaptation of THE HATE U GIVE begins principal photography in Atlanta on September 12, 2017, and will be released by Twentieth Century Fox.

21728002_989669334506461_7553341714000903514_n[1]THE HATE U GIVE is a timely, powerful and thought-provoking story of race and identity, told from the perspective of Starr Carter, played by Amandla Stenberg (The Hunger GamesAs You Are). Starr 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.

What Starr does-or does not-say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.

Directed by George Tillman Jr. (Soul FoodMen of HonorNotorious) from a screenplay by Tina Mabry (Insecure, Queen Sugar, Mississippi Damned) and Audrey Wells (Under the Tuscan Sun), THE HATE U GIVE also stars Regina Hall and Russell Hornsby as Starr’s parents Lisa and Maverick and features Issa Rae, Sabrina Carpenter, Algee Smith, Lamar Johnson, and Common.

Anthony Mackie (Million Dollar Baby, The Hurt Locker) and Kian Lawley (Before I Fall) join the cast. Mackie will play the local drug dealer King and Kian will play Starr’s boyfriend, Chris.

THE HATE U GIVE by Angela Thomas has to date spent 27 weeks on the New York Times young adult best-seller list after debuting at No.1. The film rights were picked up by Fox 2000, with Temple Hill and State Street Pictures on board as production partners. The film’s producers are Wyck Godfrey, Marty Bowen and Bob Teitel.

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EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING | Movie Trailer | #everythingeverything

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Hey, movie fans!

I’m a sucker for YA novels, so I’m stoked that this movie is about to be released! Not just because my twelve-year-old niece wants to see Nick Robinson (Jurassic World) on-screen again either lol. Based on the YA novel by Nicola Yoon, this film looks like a cute, yet heartbreaking film about young love and self-discovery.

Will you be checking it out when it’s released? Let me know!

SYNOPSIS: A teenager who’s lived a sheltered life because she’s allergic to everything, falls for the boy who moves in next door.

 

 

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