The Darkest Minds is Fun But Riddled with Fridge Logic (Review)

The Darkest Minds is Fun But Riddled with Fridge Logic (Review)

This week is The Darkest Minds because I wasn’t actually interested in The Spy Who Dumped Me and the realistic stuffed animals of Christopher Robin terrified me.  This is the classic example of low expectations – I generally don’t like Young Adult movies (especially when based on Young Adult Fiction) and the trailer made The Darkest Minds look pretty silly.  Still, I was in a good mood and I liked the ‘Push’ (which had a similar premise) and I found myself pleasantly surprised. It wasn’t that bad. I’m going to spoil small details in this review but no plot points. Read more

Everything, Everything: Great Chemistry Makes This Cheesy Romance Enjoyable (Review)

Everything, Everything: Great Chemistry Makes This Cheesy Romance Enjoyable (Review)

I just want to go on record and say that I have NOT read the book that this film is based on. That being said, this is not a review that will compare the two. Everything, Everything surprised me. I walked out of the theater with a smile on my face. The movie has plenty of flaws and issues, but the chemistry between Maddy (Amandla Stenberg) and Olly (Nick Robinson) makes it enjoyable. Teen romance movies have a bad track record, so it is nice to see one that’s funny, relatable and not a cardboard cut out. Read more