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By Meghan Fitzgerald Nick Carraway (Toby Maguire) is a stockbroker in the 1920's, on the outskirts of New York. He moves to West Egg, Long Island after fighting in World War I. Nick meets back up with his cousin Daisy Buchanan (Carey Mulligan) and husband, Tom (Joel Edgerton) who live in East Egg. Next door to Nick is Jay Gatsby's (Leonardio DiCaprio) mansion. A man known for throwing extravagant parties yet living a very mysterious and relatively unknown life. As Nick begins to friend Gatsby, he realizes a love Gatsby has for his cousin, Daisy. A love broken by World War I. Nick finds himself between the two, not knowing which way to turn. Madness, tragedy, and love emerge from the mysterious shadow of Gatsby and the colorful and dangerous 1920's New York life stlye. ...curious to find out more? Click here to read on.
By Meghan Fitzgerald The Big Wedding has a vamped up cast, including Diane Keaton, Robert De Niro, Susan Sarandon, Robin Williams, Katherine Heigl, Amanda Seyfried and Topher Grace. This new romantic comedy directed by Justin Zackham is about a modern family attempting to remain sane for the weekend of Alejandro (Ben Barnes) and Missy O' Connor's (Amanda Seyfriend) wedding. Don (Robert De Niro) and Ellie Griffin (Diane Keaton) are a long divorced couple who are playing "happy" for their adopted son's wedding. Alejandro's biological mother is also in attendance, after deciding to fly halfway around the world. Not only does she not approve of divorce, but she also doesn't know that Alejandro's foster parents are adopted. The Griffin family tries to keep their cool as they are bombarded with the past, present and future throughout the weekend. ...want to know more of the story? Click here to continue reading.
By Meghan Fitzgerald In this new movie, 'To The Wonder,' Ben Affleck plays Neil, an American traveler who winds up falling in love with Marina (Olga Kurylenko). Marina is a Ukrainian divorcee raising her ten year old daughter Tatiana in Paris. The newlyweds take their romance to Mont St. Michel, with Neil making a firm commitment to his love, Marina. Marina and her daughter Tatiana move to Oklahoma for Neil's sake, and settle down as a family. ...we know you want more. Click here to keep reading!
By Meghan Fitzgerald Aliens, called 'souls' invaded Earth and have begun to take control of people's minds! The new upcoming supernatural movie, The Host, is adapted from Stephanie Meyer's novel. Written and directed by Andrew Niccol, the stars on deck include Saoirse Ronan, Max Irons, Diane Kruger, and Jake Abel. Souls can only survive through inserting a host into another person's body. Melanie Stryder (Ronan) was inserted with one of these 'souls.' Melanie begins to feel sympathetic towards humans, discovers what love is, and is trying to run away from the people trying to kill her. ...curious about the story? Read on!
By Meghan Fitzgerald Tina Fey, 3o Rock star, and Paul Rudd, recent star of This is 40, are joining together on the screen for the first time together. Director, Paul Weitz, nominated for an Academy Award shows what occurs on the route to happiness. Tina Fey's character in the new romance comedy, Admission, is a cookie-cutter, straight edged Princeton admission officer, Portia Nathan. A promotion is open for Portia, and she takes off on a recruiting trip for the upcoming year. On the road, she reconnects with her mother, expressing love for one another again. Portia heads off to New Quest school. ...We know you want to know more. Read on!
By Meghan Fitzgerald Juan Diego Solanas directed and wrote the French Canadian romantic science fiction film, Upside Down. Staring Jim Sturgess and Kirsten Dunst, this futuristic love story is one for the books! Adam (Jim Sturgess) is searching through an alternative universe for the love of his childhood, Eden (Kirsten Dunst). The movie begins with Adam telling the story of his universe, the story of two planets next to each other; pulled in opposite directions by gravity. The 'Up' is the rich and prosperous while the 'Down' is the poor. The people down are strictly forbidden to go up. The only way they are able to communicate is through a company called 'TransWorld.' Adam finds a mountain which gets close to 'Up.' He meets Eden, and years later form a relationship as teenagers. Adam is able to pull Eden down by rope however, they get caught, Adam gets shot and drops Eden. He believes her to be dead but ten years later sees her on TV. He than begins his quest to find Eden, the love of his life. ...we know you're intrigued. Click here to read more.
By Meghan Fitzgerald Richard LaGravenese, Oscar nominee, directs the new supernatural love story, Beautiful Creatures. The movie is based off the first novel from the series by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. Ethan Wate (Alden Ehrenreich) is a 17-year old boy in a small Southern town of Gatlin, South Carolina. He constantly has the same dream surrounding a mysterious girl standing in the middle of a Civil War Battlefield. He wants to meet her, however, a lightning bolt erupts and kills Ethan before he can get to her. Ethan is trapped at home with his father, his father still in despair from the death of Ethan's mother. His town is not up to date with the 21st century. Ethan's way to escape is through books. One day, his life is shaken up when Lena Duchannes, (Alice Englert) comes into town. He is immediately drawn to the mysterious character. It is apparent that being around her is dangerous however, he ignores the thought. Ethan begins to get in over his head. ...we're not done! Click here to read more.
By Nicole Weintraub The long awaited conclusion to the Twilight saga has finally arrived with the final installment of Breaking Dawn Part 2. Who else is not jumping in their seat from sheer anticipation? Real life couple Kristen Stewart and Rob Pattinson reunite on the big screen as Bella Swan and Edward Cullen. In the first part of the last installment, our favorite vampire and human couple tied the knot. Low and behold somehow Bella became pregnant and in order to save both her life and their baby’s life, Edward turned her into a vampire. Now, officially a Cullen and a vampire, Bella will stand by Edward through thick and thin to protect her new family and new husband. The Volturi, the official authority of vampires, has learned of the birth of a half human half-vampire child and fears for the safety of vampires as a whole. They seek out to destroy the child, but the Cullens stand together and will fight before they let that happen. In the epic conclusion of the Twilight series, the Cullens will rally troops to go head to head against the Volturi to protect all that they love. Ashley Greene, Nikki Reed, Jackson Rathbone and Kellan Lutz return as the Cullens. You won’t want to miss thisas, it already hit theaters November 16th. ...Click here for more for the Twilight finale!
By Nicole Weintraub In the upcoming film Smashed, married couple Kate and Charlie are exactly that – smashed all the time. The epitome of their whole relationship revolves around their love for drinking. Though, all of that changes when Kate played by Mary Elizabeth Winstead starts attending AA meetings in order to get sober with her job as a schoolteacher on the line. With his drinking partner now turning over a new leaf, Charlie who is played by Aaron Paul is left drinking by himself. If Kate thought giving up drinking was going to be easy, she has another thing coming as she is now faced with a plethora of new problems. Without alcohol to suppress her issues, her problems with her mother start to arise and the entire nature of her relationship with Charlie is questioned. This flick comes out October 12 and you definitely don’t want to miss it. Just remember not to be smashed while watching it. ...want the rest? click here for more.
By Nicole Weintraub Love is in the air this fall as Leighton Meester graces the big screen. In the new film The Oranges, Meester plays a 24-year old college student who is coming home for the first time in five years for Thanksgiving. Her family is thrown when her mother catches her sneaking off to be with none other than sexy Mr. Walling (House star Hugh Laurie) who happens to be Meester’s parents’ best friend! The two start a relationship that throws both families for a loop in this comedic drama. Watch as both families struggle to deal with mixed feelings and awkward scenarios that they never thought they would find themselves dealing with when this movie hits the theaters on October 5. ...Click here for more of the story!
By Matthew Dougherty Yeah, yeah, yeah, it looks like an action movie, but you and your youth know that any story about Snow White must be centered on romance. The film actually focuses on a love triangle between Snow White, the Huntsman and Snow White’s childhood love, Prince William. The evil queen orders The Huntsman to kill Snow White, but he takes pity on her and decides to help her defeat the queen. But who will Snow White choose? The Huntsman or the safety of the prince? Starring Twilight’s Kristen Stewart as Snow White, this is likely to be one of the highlights of the summer: ...we're not finished! Click here to read more.
By Matthew Dougherty This comedy features an all-star cast including Jennifer Lopez, Cameron Diaz, Matthew Morrison, Elizabeth Banks, Dennis Quaid, Chris Rock and Anna Kendrick. The plot follows five couples, all expecting children, who must overcome the issues that couples all face when expecting a child. The trailer is quick on the laughs and the heart making for what could be a fun summer comedy stuck in between all the big action blockbusters. With a cast of respectable actors like this all signing on to do the same film, the script has to be good. ...that's not all! Click here to read more.
While The Avengers certainly doesn’t cater too much to the romance crowd, it does feature a cast of burly and charismatic superheroes that will have people swooning over them for months to come. Whether you want to be them or be with them there is no question that this cast is pretty incredible. But which Avenger is the best contender for a candlelit dinner? ...want the deets? Click here to read more.
Jason Segel and Emily Blunt star in this romantic comedy about a couple who keep having to put off their engagement for reason after reason. Coming from the director of Forgetting Sarah Marshall, one of the funniest movies of the last decade, this movie seems to have a lot of laughs just in the trailer. Much of the film’s appeal comes from the two leads, who both have great chemistry no matter who they are playing off of. The two of them together can only mean good things. ...Want the rest? Click here for more.
From Nicholas Sparks, the author who wrote The Notebook and Dear John, comes this romantic tale starring heartthrob Zac Efron. The High School Musical star plays Logan, an Iraq war veteran who claims to have survived for one reason, a picture he found a girl he does not know. After the war, he goes to find his savior. It turns out her name is Beth, and Logan ends up working at her family’s kennel. Romance develops between the two and could lead to true love. The Lucky One looks to be a perfect spring romance film. ...want the deets? Click here to read more.
The gang is back! After almost a decade of absence Jim, Kevin, Oz, Finch, and of course Stifler are finally heading back to the big screen. On the surface these films may not seem much like a romance, but the true heart of the series is in the relationships that help these characters grow. In 2003’s American Wedding, Jim tied the knot with Michelle, proving that this series is all about romance. Now, in American Reunion, the entire cast of the 1999 original is back for their high school reunion. Old flames reunite and long term relationships are tested. But all in all, this film is going to be a lot of fun and a great slice of nostalgia for everyone who grew up with these classic characters. . There's more after the Jump! Click here for more.
2012’s first big movie is right around the corner. The Hunger Games not only features a strong female heroine, it also features a complex love triangle. The upcoming action film stars Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, and Josh Hutcherson as the love struck teenagers who may be forced to take each others’ life. Katniss and Peeta (Lawrence and Hutcherson respectively) are both selected for the Hunger Games, a reality TV sensation in a dystopian future where teenagers fight to the death. But the two of them suffer a connection as they are supposed to play up their relationship to get more viewers. However, Katniss also has Gale (Hemsworth), a hunting partner that she has suppressed feelings for. Who will Katniss choose? Will she have to kill Peeta? ...want the deets? Click here to read more.
By Matthew Dougherty This one comes from the director of the hit comedy Role Models, which is already a good sign. The film stars two great comedic actors, Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston, as a married couple who find themselves victims of the economy when Rudd’s character gets fired from his job. Forced to leave there pricey sanctuary in Manhattan, the couple ends up joining a commune of sorts and begin living among them. Naturally, comedy ensues. The trailer has some pretty hysterical moments. Also, it should be noted that the movie is rated R, which is usually a good sign for comedies like this. ...Want more information? Click here to read more.
By Matthew Dougherty With Valentine’s Day coming up, this movie is sure to be a hit. Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum star was Paige and Leo, a happily married couple whose lives could change forever after a fateful car accident leaves Paige without the memories of their entire relationship. To make matters worse, Paige believes she is still engaged to her ex, who likes the idea of having her back. Leo must make her fall in love with him all over again. ...Want to find out more? Click here.
Katherine Heigl is back in a romantic comedy with an edge: One For The Money. Based on Janet Evanovich's sixteen-book mystery series, Heigl plays Stephanie Plum, a newly divorced and unemployed New Jersey girl. Stephanie talks her cousin into giving her a job at his bail bonding company as a recovery agent to get gain some cash. Stephanie agrees to catch Joe Morelli (Jason O' Mara), a former cop, murder suspect and the ex who dumped her in high school. With no idea how to handle a gun and pay back on her mind, she begins to fall for Joe all over again. How do you get over a bad boy? ...we know you're intrigued. Click here to read more.
A New York City pick pocketer, Bobby (Peter Facinelli), who lives life on the fast lane with no commitments, bumps into his past one night stand, Lucy (Jaimie Alexander) in the new movie Loosies. When the girl of his dreams drops the bombshell that she's pregnant with his child, Bobby must make a life changing decision to let his partner in on what he does for a living. Not sure if she's ready to raise a child with a criminal, Lucy decides to raise her child without Bobby. Realizing that he wants to have a family, Bobby must decide if he can give up stealing and running from police officers for his relationship. Loosies premieres in theaters on Jan. 11. How do you give up your single lifestyle to start a family? ...want the deets? Click here to read more.
Benjamin Mee (Matt Damon) is a single parent, journalist and widow. While attempting to balance school lunches, fight off single moms and deal with a lousy editor, Mee spontaneously quits his job. Instead of worrying about how to pay bills and get by raising his 14-year old son and 7-year old daughter, he buys an old house in the countryside with amenities like lions, tigers and bears. His zookeeper, Kelly (Scarlett Johansson) is often his saving grace. We Bought a Zoo highlights the fact that a small amount of courage and a lot of love can get people through any number of tough situations. How do you support a loved one in tough times? ... want to know more? Click here to keep reading.
In Young Adult, a fiction writer, Mavis Gary (Charlize Theron), has just finalized her divorce and is heading back to her hometown in Minnesota. When she reconnects with her ex, Buddy Slade (Patrick Wilson), she wonders if they can rekindle the relationship they use to have in high school. The problem? Her ex is married with children! This is going to be a good one, and we can't wait to see Theron back in action on December 9th. How do you know when to rekindle an old flame? ...Click here to read more.
By Maggie Voelker Oversized Sunglasses | Blazer | Blouse | Jeans | Ballet Flats | Clutch For this typical first date scenario, keep it classy-casual. Leave the heels at home since you’re headed to the movies and add the sexiness in other ways — a slightly sheer blouse for instance. Add dark skinny jeans, a trendy waterfall blazer and flats. Accessorize with a fabulous bag and sunnies and he’ll have a hard time concentrating on the movie’s plot! ...we're not done! Click here to read more.
The Twilight Saga is slowly, but surely, coming to an end. But don't start feeling sad too quickly, because the last book of the series, Breaking Dawn, is being broken into two movies. On November 18th, Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 will bring Jacob ( Taylor Lautner) and Edward (Robert Pattinson) fans together for a drama packed finale. After watching Bella (Kristen Stewart) decline Edward's proposal in New Moon just to accept it again in Eclipse, the long awaited wedding is here. On top of that, Bella becomes pregnant with a half human half vampire baby that poses threats to both the wolf pack and Cullen vampire family. Get excited! How do you know when it's time to say "yes" to a marriage proposal? ...Click here to read more.
Adam Sandler is at it again! The comedic genius and actor has come out with a Thanksgiving family fun movie, Jack and Jill. Sandler follows in the footsteps of Eddie Murphy by playing both the parts of Jack Sadelstein and his identical twin sister, Jill. Jack dreads when his needy sister, Jill, visits his family every Thanksgiving, because she always seems to ruin everything. Jack's wife (Katie Holmes) and kids, must deal with the sibling bickering. If Sandler can pull off Eddie Murphy's The Nutty Professor routine, Jack and Jill will have you laughing from start to finish. How do you handle your partner's family feuds? ...On the edge of your seat? Click here to read more.
Get prepared for a guilty pleasure flick! In the 2011 remake of the 1984 film, Footloose brings back city kid Ren MacCormack (Kenny Wormald) who moves from Boston to a small town where dancing has been banned after a tragic accident. MacCormack isn't as readily willing to give up dancing as the rest of the town, and he sets out on a mission to bring it back. When he unexpectedly becomes attracted to the preacher's daughter, Ariel (Julianne Hough), it causes drama as the preacher is the main culprit in the ban against dancing and rock 'n roll. Although remakes are rarely better than originals, there's no doubt that the quality dance moves in this flick will leave you with a great feeling. What do you do if your partner's parents don't like you? ...Want to read more? Click here.
Ally Darling (Anna Faris) can't seem to find "the one" in new movie What's Your Number? After reading a magazine article that reveals her dwindling marriage aspirations, she begins hunting down her ex-boyfriends -- all 20 of them -- to find out if she missed her future spouse. She brings along her mischievous neighbor (Chris Evans), who Ally is helping to avoid his exes. Based on the book "20 Times a Lady," What's Your Number? should be a romantic comedy that keeps you smiling with a typical-goofy Faris who keeps you laughing. How do you distinguish "the one" from "the last one"? ...don't miss the rest. Click here for more.
The job, the husband, the family and the body: Kate Reddy (Sarah Jessica Parker) has it all -- at least on the surface. Reddy, a financial executive for a big New York company in Boston, is also the main breadwinner and mother of two in I Don't Know How She Does It. Problems she has juggling this already busy lifestyle become worse as Reddy makes an ambitious pitch to her boss (Pierce Brosnan) while her husband (Greg Kinnear) lands a new job. Based on a book of the same title, Parker's character has to learn that everything she aims for has a price. How do you know when you've put your career ahead of family? ...want the deets? Click here to read more.
With the end of summer comes a new batch of films. Entertainment reporter Sara Edwards tells us her picks to look for at theatres: 9/2: The Debt The espionage thriller boasts a stellar cast. The story centers around retired Mossad secret agents Rachel and Stephan played by Helen Mirren and Tom Wilkenson. They discover they need to settle unfinished business started 30 years earlier while on a secret mission for Israel. They were sent to track down a Nazi war criminal, using Rachel as “the lure” to draw him into a trap. Jessica Chastain plays the young Mirren who struggles with her duty when romantic feelings surface. The film bounces back and forth between two time periods with John Madden, who directed “Shakespeare in Love”, at the helm, this promises to be a winner. 9/9: Contagion Another terrific cast is assembled, this time for a thriller about a highly communicable virus that wipes out millions of people worldwide in just weeks. Amidst the international chaos, Matt Damon plays a Midwesterner whose wife, played by Gwyneth Paltrow, is one of the first to get the disease. Kate Winslet is a doctor for the Center for Disease Control and Marion Cotillard plays a World Health Official. Add Jude Law to the mix as a crusading blogger and Steven Soderbergh as director and you have a recipe for a heart pounding journey. WATCH THE TRAILER 9/16: I Don’t Know How She Does It! Carrie fans will be thrilled that Sarah Jessica-Parker is back on the big screen in the romantic comedy about a working Mom who’s high wire act is dangerously starting to come crashing down. The premise isn’t original, but it will be fun to watch her navigate that slippery slope that all too many women cope with every day. WATCH THE TRAILER 9/23: Moneyball Based on a true story, Brad Pitt plays Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane as he struggles to reinvent his cash poor and undervauled team in the early 2000s. But don’t call this just a baseball movie. Life lessons abound as Pitt and Jonah Hill, a clever young A’s exec, toss out the rule book and realize that thinking outside the box gives everyone a chance to start again. Word is that Pitt hits this dramedy out of the park! WATCH THE TRAILER 9/30: 50/50 I’ve loved Joseph Gordon-Levitt ever since he played the sweet and vulnerable guy in 500 Days of Summer. In 50/50 he plays a young man diagnosed with spinal cancer who bonds with his best pal played by Seth Rogen who helps him through the chemo and the tough diagnosis with heart and humor. In real life, Rogen’s best friend went through this harrowing scenario and he asked his pal, now in remission, to write the screenplay. Poignant and funny. WATCH THE TRAILER 10/7: The Ides of March George Clooney stars in this. Need I say more? Ides is a political thriller that takes us inside the intense climate of a presidential campaign. Clooney plays Gov. Mike Morris, an inspiring Democratic candidate, who discovers that his young media strategist has a secret that could destroy his campaign. He’s forced to choose between morality and winning. Clooney co-wrote the script. I’d like to see the Sexiest Man Alive run for office one day! WATCH THE TRAILER 10/7: Footloose Come on! Consider this a guilty pleasure, especially if you grew up with Kevin Bacon’s 1985 version. The new “Ren” is played by 27 year old newcomer Kenny Worlmald of MTV’s Dancelife. And former Dancing with the Stars favorite Julianne Hough is the preacher’s daughter who loves to shake things up on the dance floor. WATCH THE TRAILER 10/28: Like Crazy This love story won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance film festival this year. It’s the tale of a long-distance relationship about college lovers who try to sustain that passion on opposite ends of the world. Felicity Jones and Anton Yelchin are the appealing couple who are determined to be together despite work, immigration laws, and their own insecurities. WATCH THE TRAILER 11/04: Tower Heist The comic dream team of Eddie Murphy and Ben Stiller stars in this caper. A group of employees at a luxury apartment complex decide to steal 20 million from one of the residents, a Bernie Madoff type who lost their pension funds in a Ponzi scheme. Given the recession, this stealing from the rich premise becomes even more satisfying, as well as hilarious.WATCH THE TRAILER 11/18: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part One We finally see Bella and Edward’s long-awaiting wedding and passionate honeymoon consummation. And then, a half-vampire baby? That’s the big news in the beginning of the end of the insanely popular series. If you have followed it this far, you will see it through until the bitter end. WATCH THE TRAILER 11/23: The Descendants George Clooney au deux! It’s a busy fall for George on the big screen. I have high hopes for this drama helmed by Sideways director Alexander Payne. Clooney is a Hawaiian land baron whose life is turned upside down after his beloved wife goes into a coma and he learns that she’d been having an affair. A complicated affair of the heart. WATCH THE TRAILER 12/16: The Iron Lady Meryl Streep who has recently brought us the likes of Julia Child and Vogue’s dragon lady Anna Wintour to the big screen, this time morphs into former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher during her peak of power in the 1980s. The film is about her extraordinary political career, along with the love she sacrificed on the way. Hey, Meryl reading the phone book would be interesting. WATCH THE TRAILER 12/21: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo I loved the Swedish film based on Stieg Larsson’s best seller, but I’m ready for the American version now. I just can’t get enough of his trouble heroine Lisbeth Salander who is now played by Rooney Mara. Daniel Craig takes on the role of the Swedish journalist Mikael Blomkist. As a fan of the book I’m looking forward to this, but the pressure is on for director David Fincher to come through! WATCH THE TRAILER 12/23: We Bought a Zoo Matt Damon plays Benjamin Mee, a real-life London newspaper columnist who moved his family to a decrepit rural zoo, and after the death of his wife from cancer, worked to reopen it. As the animals prosper, he finds his own healing gifts. This feel good tearjerker is perfect for the holidays. WATCH THE TRAILER 12/28: War Horse Steven Spielberg is back at the helm with a World War I story about a British farm boy who nurtures a pet horse until his father sells the horse to the British Army. He enlists as well and hopes one day to be reunited with his equine pal Joey. Bring hankies to this one too. WATCH THE TRAILER 12/18: Carnage Based on the hilarious and searing Broadway production God of Carnage, the top notch cast ofKate Winslet, John C. Reilly, and Oscar winners Christoph Waltz and Jodie Foster star in this film adaptation. Two couples meet to discuss the fight between their two sons. A civil discussion descends into an all out brawl between the parents that will have you laughing out loud. I just hope the movie is as good as the play! WATCH THE TRAILER
Dexter and Emma (Jim Sturgess and Anne Hathaway) are two college-friends who sleep together on the night of their college graduation, and then they go their own ways while still remaining friends. Dexter goes into the entertainment business and Emma becomes a teacher. The film shows the two of them each year on the anniversary of their college graduation to see where the two are in their lives. Sometimes they're apart, and other times, they're together. An original idea for a romantic movie, "One Day" captures the power friendship has in a person's life. Is it possible to remain just friends after it crosses the line once? ...don't miss the rest. Click here for more.
Cal Weaver (Steve Carell) and his wife Emily (Julianna Moore) live a great life together -- that is until she admits she had an affair and wants a divorce. Now Mr. Weaver is off to play the single world with some help as he plays wingman to Jacob Palmer (Ryan Gosling), a handsome player. Sure the makeover is helping Weaver play the field, but one thing that didn't change is his love for Emily. What are the best ways to handle a break-up? ...For more on dealing with a split, click here.
By Ashley DelBello What drives someone to cheat? Director and writer Amber Sealey sets out to explore this question in her independent and somewhat provocative film, How To Cheat, which was shown throughout June at the Los Angeles Film Festival. Typically, when we think of cheating we think of it happening after a night of drinking or unexpectedly, but what happens when a person actually sets out to cheat? Meet Mark (Kent Osborne), an unhappy husband in his thirties, stuck in a marriage where he and his wife Beth (Amber Sealey) are trying to get pregnant, but are repeatedly unsuccessful. Mark feels like something is missing from his life and that his best years are behind him so he decides to try online dating while still married. Through these quick snippets of dates, we learn that Mark can’t lie about being married. Naturally, the majority of the women he meets have an adverse reaction to it. All, but one, Cue Louise (Amanda Street,) a free spirit with a drinking problem, who is also searching for something to fill a void in her life. She can tell almost immediately that Mark has someone at home, but still continues with the date. As you can probably guess they end up sleeping with each other and a series of atypical events unfold. ...Interested in reading more? Click here.
Larry Crowne (Tom Hanks) did what most people to do when trying to improve their lives from the ground-up ... he went to college. Crowne was laid off from his big-box company, a job he had since he left the military. Now with bills to pay and lots of free time, he decides to enroll in classes at his local community college. While there, he befriends a group of scooter-riding outcasts who, like Crowne, are trying to better their positions in life. Meanwhile, he falls for his public speaking teacher, Mercedes Tainot (Julia Roberts), who has lost her passion for her marriage, career and everything else. Larry Crowne helps show the life of students in community college and the rising population of non-traditional college students. Plus, it shows that when someone's lost everything, he or she may just find a new purpose. What are ways to help a crush grow? ...Want to read more? Click here.