Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey in The Dark Tower

Sarah Posted by Sarah at August 3, 2017 14:32:19 August 3, 2017 14:32:19
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Based on Stephen King’s sprawling Gunslinger series, The Dark Tower takes thousands of pages of mythology that spans centuries and dimensions and pares it down to a spare ninety-five minute movie that encompasses a thimble’s worth of all that original King storytelling. Fans of the books will have plenty of Easter eggs to pick out and keep them moderately engaged with the movie, but everyone else will be completely alienated by this conventional and surprisingly boring would-be franchise that looks like it was shot on a dollar store budget in a high school gymnasium. Full Story

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Kristen Stewart in millennial pink

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 2, 2017 19:48:10 August 2, 2017 19:48:10

Millennial pink has been having a loooong moment. I read an article this week about the origins of millennial pink. Did you know that “millennial pink” is the most searched back-to-school phrase on Pinterest? Everyone will be wearing millennial pink when they go back to school in September. Full Story

Smutty Social Media, August 2, 2017

Maria Posted by Maria at August 2, 2017 18:31:03 August 2, 2017 18:31:03
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The sitcom Kevin Can Wait, starring Kevin James (because that is still happening), recently made headlines because Leah Remini was hired and the lead female Erinn Hayes was let go. I can’t speak to the decision because I’ve never seen the show, and obviously Leah has the experience (both with Kevin and without) to secure her spot. Full Story

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Why did Valerian flop?

Sarah Posted by Sarah at August 2, 2017 17:54:03 August 2, 2017 17:54:03
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In its second week in theaters, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets dropped 60%. Tent pole films tend to be front-loaded, but that’s a bad drop, especially since the opening weekend was also sour. Valerian is not launching a new space-fantasy franchise—unless China can save it—and it will just go down as another failed attempt, like Jupiter Ascending (a movie with which it has a lot in common). Full Story

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Jessica Williams in The Incredible Jessica James

Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at August 2, 2017 15:42:57 August 2, 2017 15:42:57

There is only one romantic comedy on Netflix (Canada) that I have yet to watch. It’s called Christian Mingle. I’ve been relegated to my couch with a busted-up Achilles and a bad mood lately so binge-watching is at an all-time high. I’ve found myself in the bowels of Netflix scrounging for a solid rom-com to make me smile, laugh and swoon and as a result, I’ve watched way too many sh-tty B-movies starring Hilary Duff’s sister or Jason Sudeikis but I refuse to stoop as low as Christian Mingle, starring Gretchen Wieners Full Story