Movie Review: Set It Up

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Two overworked and underpaid assistants come up with a plan to get their bosses off their backs by setting them up with each other.

Netflix is bringing back the Rom-Com and they are killing it!

I love rom-coms, and this one, whilst kind of cheesy and cliche, is a pretty great one. The leads have some amazing chemistry, and they flip a lot of rom-com tropes around (the airport scene!)

The dialogue is super funny (especially Becca yelling at Harper about how her first draft has to suck before she can re-write it). I also loved that two of the leads were a black man and asian woman – Netflix is trying pretty hard to be diverse, and their doing pretty well I’d say.

If you like Rom-Coms, definitely check this out.

Movie Review – Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

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Four high school kids discover an old video game console and are drawn into the game’s jungle setting, literally becoming the adult avatars they chose. What they discover is that you don’t just play Jumanji – you must survive it. To beat the game and return to the real world, they’ll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, discover what Alan Parrish left 20 years ago, and change the way they think about themselves – or they’ll be stuck in the game forever.

I was not expecting to like this very much, even with the phenomenal cast, sequels and remakes are just, never as good.

They did them selves a favor by making this a sequel/in universe continuation rather than a straight remake. The way they modernized it, and made it substanially different while keeping the heart of the movie was really well done. The acting was SO GOOD, especially Jack Black. I was so glad they referenced Robin Williams character “It’s Adam Parrish’s house, we’re just living in it.”

If you were putting it off, I say give it a chance. I’ve seen it twice and really loved it.

Movie Review: Candy Jar

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An introverted high school girl from a working-class background falls in love with her wealthy debate team nemesis and realizes they share more in common than they thought.

Candy Jar is a teen rom-com/drama movie from Netflix. The two leads had some amazing chemistry, and I’m a sucker for enemies to lovers stories. I loved the emphasis on family relationships, the diversity of the main and background casts. The pacing of the story was great, and I loved it so much. Me and my best friend were giggling so much – even though we called the ending pretty early.

I really recommend this one.

Movie Review: The Kissing Booth

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A high school student finds herself face-to-face with her long-term crush when she signs up to run a kissing booth at the spring carnival.

So, everyone online seems to be OBSESSED with this movie – so of course I had to watch it. Apparently its based off a wattpad book? Or something like that?

So this movie is…kind of a mess, but an entertaining mess. Flynn and Elle are hilarious, and have some great chemistry, though very little depth. Noah is hot… and thats about it.

Its a fun teen rom-com, but I didn’t love the ending, and its kind of…flimsy, like they tried shoving too much into too little time, leaving a lot underdeveloped.

It was one of those movies thats so cheesy it becomes good again. Its fun to waste some time, but I’ve seen better.

Movie Review: The Lego Ninjago Movie

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The battle for NINJAGO City calls to action young Master Builder Lloyd, aka the Green Ninja, along with his friends, also secret ninja warriors. Led by Master Wu, as wise-cracking as he is wise, they must defeat the evil warlord Garmadon, who also happens to be Lloyd’s dad. Pitting father against son, the epic showdown tests these fierce but undisciplined modern-day ninjas as they learn to check their egos and pull together to unleash the inner power of Spinjitzu.

I LOVED Ninjago when I was 13/14, so of course I had to watch this movie. The lego movies are always great, and this one is too. You don’t necessarily have to know Ninjago to watch this, but it certainly helps. There’s references to power rangers and star wars (Villain as the father, etc.) and its super funny.

Its a fun kids movie, and if you liked The Lego Movie, or The Lego Batman movie you’ll probably like this one.

Movie Review: Adrift

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Tami Oldham and Richard Sharp couldn’t anticipate that they would be sailing directly into one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history. In the aftermath of the storm, Tami awakens to find Richard badly injured and their boat in ruins. With no hope of rescue, Tami must now find the strength and determination to save herself and the only man she has ever loved.

This movie is based on a true story, and as soon as I heard that I knew it was going to make me cry.

This movie is super well made; the acting is phenomenal, and its super well put together, dividing between current time and flash backs. The beginning is pretty slow, but it gets really fast paced.

If you like survival dramas / based off a true story movies you’ll probably really enjoy this movie. I really liked it, but it did make me cry.