crshd review

Emojis and Tinder are the order of the day in CRSHD, an ode to millennial romance that juggles silliness and sincerity, though it occasionally drops the ball. Written and directed by Emily Cohn, the romantic-comedy follows a familiar formula: a group of close girlfriends vow to find love, especially for the ditzy protagonist who wants to lose her virginity before summer break, and find themselves getting into a series of hijinks over the course of one wild, booze-filled night.

But first-time feature director Cohn displays an intimate understanding of the inner workings of the college girl’s mind, helping to elevate CRSHD from the stale trappings of the genre and preventing it from taking on the patronizing tone that so many millennial comedies have adopted. The result is a charming coming-of-age comedy that manages to communicate a sweet message about friendship despite sometimes being buried by a visual barrage of texts and predictable plot conceits.

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Warm Bodies TV Series

Remember Warm Bodies? It was the original zomcom, focusing on Nichols Hoult as a zombie known only as “R,” who is slowly becoming more self-aware and less undead-like. When he encounters a living girl (Teresa Palmer) from a nearby group of survivors, she’s the only one who sees that some of the zombies seem to be turning less monstrous as time goes on. Now the unique horror romantic comedy will get a TV series adaptation from Lionsgate. Read More »

Best Movies Streaming Right Now blackkklansman

(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.)

The time has come again to round up the bet movies streaming right now. We have a new platform in our midst, too! The Criterion Channel recently launched, and it does not disappoint. While I’ll alway pine for FilmStruck, I’m happy to have this alternative. So read on to see some great movies streaming on the Criterion Channel, Netflix, and more. These are the best movies streaming right now. Let’s get streaming!

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always be my maybe trailer

Randall Park and Ali Wong in a romantic-comedy? You’ve already sold us on the latest Netflix rom-com, Always Be My Maybe, which stars the two comedians as childhood friends who reconnect after 15 years apart. Watch the Always Be My Maybe trailer below.

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what if trailer

What if Renée Zellweger was in charge of your destiny? It’s not as enticing as it sounds in What/Ifthe new Netflix social thriller anthology drama series starring the Bridget Jones’ Baby actress as some sort of omniscient chess master who loves nothing more than to play with people’s lives. But what is enticing is the Oscar winner’s comeback to a high-profile project after she’s been all but absent from the big screen. Could this be the beginning of the Renée-ssance? Watch the What If trailer to see.

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love simon tv series

Love, Simon is about to tack on a big postscript. The hit 2018 LGBT coming-of-age movie was a rousing success for Fox 2000, the 20th Century Fox sub-label that focused on crowd-pleasing mid-budget films run by Elizabeth Gabler. But with the shuttering of Fox 2000 following Disney’s historic acquisition of Fox, Love, Simon is finding new life as a TV series on the Disney+ streaming service.

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the last summer trailer

Move over Noah Centineo, there’s a new aspiring teen heartthrob moving in for his Netflix crown. KJ Apa, best known for playing Hot Archie in the CW series Riverdale, is bringing his coiffed hair and perfectly symmetrical face to Netflix in a teen coming-of-age romance movie, The Last Summer. Watch The Last Summer trailer below.

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long shot trailer

He’s a dorky-looking speechwriter, she’s a gorgeous, powerful politician. It’s an unexpected match that makes for a great romantic-comedy in Long Shot. Starring Charlize Theron and Seth RogenLong Shot — formerly known as Flarsky — follows the unexpected romance between US Secretary of State, Charlotte Field (Theron), and her childhood friend Fred Flarsky (Rogen) who she hires as her speechwriter. Lionsgate has released a new Long Shot trailer and clip that highlight just how that budding romance came to be. Watch them below.

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Lisey's Story

J.J. Abrams and his Bad Robot Productions already has two shows on tap for the new Apple TV+ streaming service, but they’ve just received a green light for another drama. Apple has won a bidding war for a limited series adaptation of Lisey’s Story, which is based on the 2006 novel by Stephen King. Oscar-winning actress Julianne Moore will star, and in King himself will write all eight episodes of the series.
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best crazy ex-girlfriend songs

The underrated comedic masterpiece that is Crazy Ex-Girlfriend will be singing its final aria today on the CW in a two-hour series finale and live show that will cap off one of the sharpest, funniest, and most profound comedies on TV today. Created by Rachel Bloom and Aline Brosh McKennaCrazy Ex-Girlfriend never got the audience it deserved because of its cringeworthy title, but in its four seasons on the air, it delivered a madcap and maddeningly perceptive depiction of mental illness through the frame of a romantic-comedy series.

So as we count down the hours until Crazy Ex-Girlfriend‘s swan song, we’ll be counting down the 15 best Crazy-Ex Girlfriend songs in the show’s whopping 150-plus song catalogue. Let’s generalize about songs!

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