When I watched this movie at my local theater, I was dressed in a suit. And a few minutes in, I realized that I looked EXACTLY like the Wall Street assholes getting seduced by the strippers in the movie.
With the death of her mother Judy still fresh on her mind, Sophie Caldwell (Paige Searcy) is struggling with her loss and isolating herself from her father David (Chris McKenna) and brother Noah (Lofton Shaw). As the Caldwells find themselves unsure of how to move forward, a surprise guest suddenly arrives at their doorstep: Jordyn Robinson (Ashlynn Yennie), Judy's estranged sister who has come hoping to connect with the extended family her and her sister's conflict left her unable to meet.
Jennifer Lawrence (Dominika Egorova) sheds the heroic chains of innocence that bound her time as Katniss. I know that is has been a few years since she blazed into our minds, forever scorching the fiery image of her riding a flaming chariot. Although, it seems, that not since Silver Linings (2012) has she given such an impressive performance as she has done in Red Sparrow. I fell out of love for Lawrence after the Hunger Games trilogy, as I believe that it was far beneath her skill as an actress.
Roger Deakins could take a dumpster and make it look like the most appetizing, beautiful thing in the world.
I haven't seen a Jeff Dunham special since his first televised specials. It's been a long time and I wasn't familiar with some of the new characters that he has brought along for the ride. Of course he's created tons of new puppet personalities as he's progressed his career. We only get to see a portion of them in this special.
I've heard a ton of buzz about Mid90s since it came out. It's a movie that was written and directed by Jonah Hill. If 21 Jump Street was any indication that Jonah Hill has skills in writing a movie, then I was in for a treat with Mid90s.
Elizabeth Marshall (Paige Turco) is a woman of great ambition. In the midst of running for Governor of Pennsylvania, Elizabeth finds herself busy as can be working her campaign and doing battle against the sabotage attempts made by her opponent. In the middle of this fray, however, a woman named Lucy Pierce (Brittany Allen) arrives at her office with stunning news: she believes herself to be Victoria Marshall, Elizabeth's daughter who was abducted from the hospital shortly after she was born.
Netflix had recently gotten rid of one of my favorite shows to binge watch, which is New Girl. I enjoyed the awkward moments, the cartoon-ish characters, the humor behind each event that occurred on each episode. Since Netflix got rid of the show, I needed something else to fill that hole in my heart. Enter Happy Endings, it also used to be on Netflix, but it was a while ago. Amazon prime had then taken the show under its wing. Now, I started watching the show. In the first episode, the character Alex leaves Dave at the alter, and the first few episodes they are trying to learn how to live in harmony in their friend group. They all share the same friends, so they need to learn how to co-exist as friends without inserting their drama. Dave has trouble getting used to living with Max, the non-flamboyant gay friend who does not have a working shower. Alex's sister and her husband (who played as Coach on New Girl) are trying hard to find a couple to hang out with. Penny the girl who is a bubbly personality is trying to find the love of her life, but somehow is out of luck when it comes down to it. All of these characters are fun to watch. In the second episode Dave is trying to move on by having a one night stand, but he has trouble blowing her off, so he keeps making plans with her. Dave in my opinion is somewhat of a realistic character, because after being in a relationship with Alex for so long, he forgets how to be out there and how to "have the conversation." Meanwhile Alex needs a new roommate, and her sister Jane wants to help her out. However, Alex has been known to not make the best decisions when it comes down to making new friends, she just has a knack for making friends that are a bad influences, or are into weird stuff. Alex being the youngest sibling tends to be an artistic person who usually sees the good in people, and somehow always misses the bad. Honestly, I find her to be relatable, because of her "no worries" attitude and her carefree life. Somehow she was the bad guy in the first episode, but you learn to love the character. Alex's outfits are always really cute—hands together for the costume designer which is Keri Smith. I am always jealous of Alex's clothes. They are so everyday, but super cute.
All her life, Jodi Kreyman (Ava Michelle) has struggled with the one thing everyone notices her for: her 6'1 height, as at 16, she finds herself ostracized as "The Tall Girl" and branded countless other cruel nicknames—with her main tormentor being Queen Bee Kimmy Stitcher (Clara Wilsey). The onslaught of bullying has left Jodi's self-worth in shambles, and not even the encouragement of her best friends Fareeda and Jack (Anjelika Washington and Griffin Gluck) is enough to break her from her funk.
For designer Stephanie Esker (Sarah Lind), her life is quickly coming together. In addition to her business taking off, she is engaged to be married to money manager Jameson Seaverson (Robb Derringer). While Stephanie is still contending with the presence of her ex-husband Henry (Philip Boyd), who still wants Stephanie back, Stephanie is looking forward to starting a wonderful new life for herself and her 11-year-old daughter Caitlin (Dylan Raine Woods).
With her troubling grades and withdrawn demeanor, Regan O'Malley (Joelle Carter) has become increasingly concerned with her 16-year-old daughter Katie (Madeleine Martin). While Regan initially suspects drugs to be the culprit behind Katie's change, the true cause is revealed after two frightening incidents land the teen in the hospital: she's suffering from liver failure, and is in need of a transplant if she has any hope of survival.
As children, we all had our daydreams about what would happen if our favorite fictional characters were to ever meet. A personal favorite of mine was if all the Saturday morning cartoon shows of the 1980s were to team up in an epic crossover event. You would be hard pressed to come up with a superteam that would be more beloved and rooted for than that of Transformers, He-Man and She-Ra, The Real Ghostbusters, GI Joe, Thundercats, Voltron, My Little Pony, Jem and the Holograms, M.A.S.K., DC’s Superfriends, Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends, and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Unfortunately, our childhood minds didn’t understand the complexities of intellectual property copyrights, which would stop such inter-promotional stories from happening due to legal battles over which company would get how much of the profits. Thankfully, we’re living in a world where the Avengers movie franchise has grossed over $6 billion across four movies, and now every company wants in on that sweet crossover money. One such example is this pairing of Batman and the Ninja Turtles, which would have completely blown my mind… had I seen it when I was twelve years old.