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    Film Review: ‘Stars Fell on Alabama’ Falls Short

    V.W. Sheich’s Stars Fell on Alabama tells the story of Bryce Dixon (James Maslow), a Hollywood film agent who hasn’t been back to his small Alabama hometown in fifteen years. When he discovers that he is the only remaining single member of his old friend group, he manages to convince his client, actress Madison Belle […] More

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    Film Review: ‘Redemption Day’ Weaves a Complex Wartime Web

    Director Hicham Hajji’s Redemption Day is a story of war, PTSD, and the oil lobby colliding and threatening to turn the lives of decorated Marine Captain Brad Paxton (Gary Dourdan) and his wife Kate (Serinda Swan) upside-down. In light of his impactful choices, it is surprising to note that Redemption Day is Hajji’s first feature […] More

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    Film Review: ‘Modern Persuasion’ Delivers a Wonderfully Whimsical Rom-Com

    Directors Jonathan Lisecki and Alex Appel’s new romantic comedy, Modern Persuasion, is a charming take on Jane Austen’s Persuasion. The film follows the story of Wren Cosgrove, a single workaholic and oft-proclaimed cat lady, discovering romance and revisiting memories of lost love. Wren must confront her ex-boyfriend, and their former relationship, after his company hires […] More

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    Sisters React: Sexy Chicken Double Feature

    This all started when one of our best friends tagged us in a Lifetime movie poster on Facebook. It seemed like a fake poster, I mean, it had to be. Right? It was Mario Lopez dressed as Colonel Sanders caressing a woman in front of a mansion and it was entitled A Recipe for Seduction. […] More

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    Film Review: ‘Luxor’ Strives for Artfulness at the Expense of Storytelling

    Luxor, writer-director Zeina Durra’s artistic drama set in Egypt, tells the tale of the unexpected reunion of two lovers, presumably decades after the demise of their original relationship. It emerges that what the two leads, an archaeologist and a warfront surgeon, have in common is that they are both essentially stuck in their individual and […] More

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    Sisters React: Hyper-Sexualized ‘Holidate’

    By now, most people have heard the buzz around the new Netflix film, Holidate. Marketed as a feel good, Christmas centric romantic comedy starring none other than Emma Roberts, it sounds promising. Being fans of Roberts, Casey and I (Kendall) were ready to indulge in yet another fun flick from the actress. To say that […] More

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    Stephen King from Page to Screen: Some Shine, Some Redeem, and Some Bite

    It’s officially spooky season. That means flannels are out, I have a bag of hand picked apples sitting on my counter reminding me that I really should have made that apple crisp by now, and it’s time to revisit some Stephen King favorites. King’s reputation as a horror writer has always been problematic simply because […] More

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    An Appreciation of Zoey Deutch and ‘Buffaloed’

    It could have been easy for Zoey Deutch to sexualize her performance in Buffaloed. Deutch’s Peg Dahl is powerful, and she repeatedly gets men to do what she wants. She instead gave a performance of an unapologetically strong woman that should resonate in film history as changing the perception of how female roles can be […] More