Movie Review: Someone Great 👱🏻‍♀️👩🏻👩🏾‍🦱💔

Someone Great felt like a blend of the sitcom Broad City and the rom-com How To Be Single.

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From left to right: DeWanda Wise, Gina Rodriguez, and Brittany Snow respectively star as Erin, Jenny and Blair in Someone Great. CREDIT: Netflix

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Someone Great (2019, written and directed by Jennifer Kaytin Robinson) is literally a feminist movie about a breakup—and getting over said breakup. Set in New York City, the movie follows Jenny (Gina Rodriguez) and her two besties Erin (DeWanda Wise) and Blair (Brittany Snow), who try to get through an emotional day after Jenny and her boyfriend—Nate (Lakeith Stanfield)—of nine years decided to break up because Jenny is moving to San Francisco for a new job.

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Movie Review: Unicorn Store 🦄✨

Unicorn Store is a whole lot of fluff about unicorns and glitter.

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Brie Larson stars as Kit in the Unicorn Store. CREDIT: Netflix

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Unicorn Store (2019, directed by Brie Larson) originally premiered in 2017 and was recently released by Netflix in 2019; it follows the story of Kit (Larson), a struggling artist who one day receives a mysterious letter that would fulfil her childhood dreams.

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Movie Review: Speak 🌳

This film version of Speak serves as a visual aid to the critically acclaimed novel of the same name.

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Kristen Stewart stars as high school teen Melinda Sordino, who is coping with an incident that happened over the summer. CREDIT: Showtime Networks

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Speak (2004, directed by Jessica Sharzer) is actually based off the critically acclaimed novel of the same name by author Laurie Halse Anderson. It follows the story of Melinda Sordino (Kristen Stewart) who called the cops at a summer party because she was raped; what follows her new high school year is a whole lot of emotional trauma and learning how to speak out about what happened to her the year before.

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Movie Review: Captain Marvel 👩🏼‍✈️💥

Captain Marvel’s origin story is one to behold, as it marks the first female-led superhero movie for Marvel.

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Brie Larson stars as the eponymous hero in Captain Marvel. CREDIT: Marvel Studios

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Politics and controversies aside, Captain Marvel (2019, directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck) is a competent movie as Marvel’s first female-led franchise. This superhero movie tells the origin story of Carol Danvers (human identity) / Vers (Kree identity) “Captain Marvel” (Brie Larson) and how she becomes one of the most powerful heroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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Movie Review: Fall in Love at First Kiss (一吻定情) 💏💋

Fall in Love at First Kiss (一吻定情) is a very unnecessary feel-good movie that didn’t need to be made, again.

Wang Talu 王大陆 (right) and Jelly Lin Yun 林允 (left) stars in Fall in Love at First Kiss (一吻定情). CREDIT: Tangren Cultural Film Group

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The recently released Taiwanese movie Fall in Love at First Kiss (2019, directed by Frankie Chen 陳玉珊) is based on the Japanese manga Itazura na Kiss (trans. Playful Kiss), which has been adapted into countless television dramas and movies of different languages in Southeast Asia. Thus, making another adaptation of the same story seems utterly cliché and extremely overdone. I’m really not sure why there’s a need for this Taiwanese movie adaptation either.

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Movie Review: Dumplin’ 🎱👠

This Netflix movie felt all too familiar—perhaps it’s because the streaming giant has already done a TV version called Insatiable.

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Jennifer Aniston (right) stars as Rosie Dickson—a former teen beauty queen and mother to Willowdean “Dumplin'” Dickson, played by Danielle Macdonald (left). CREDIT: Netflix

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Without knowing much about Dumplin’ (2018, directed by Anne Fletcher and written by Kristin Hahn), I decided to watch it when it dropped on Netflix on Friday. This is also all thanks to Jennifer Aniston’s appearance on The Ellen Show, where she was doing press for the movie. In case anyone doesn’t know, Dumplin’ is actually based on a novel of the same name by author Julie Murphy. The story follows the plus-size teenager—and worshipper of country singer Dolly Parton—Willowdean “Dumplin'” Dickson (Danielle Macdonald) who decides to join her mother’s (Aniston) beauty pageant so as to create some sort of rebellion against pageantry.

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Movie Review: The Land of Steady Habits 🚬

Midlife crisis is real in this slice of life film.

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Ben Mendelsohn (right) and Connie Britton (left) stars in The Land of Steady Habits. CREDIT: Netflix

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The Land of Steady Habits (2018, directed by Nicole Holofcener) is a slice of life type of film that I couldn’t personally relate to because I’m not a man in the 50s who is facing a midlife crisis, but Ben Mendelsohn’s performance as the character Anders Hill was definitely worth watching. The film is adapted from the novel of the same name by author Ted Thompson, and it premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival before making its debut on Netflix last weekend.

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