Movie Night With Lauren: Trollhunter (2010)

This Norwegian film is much better than a title like Trollhunter suggests. Granted, seeing as I grew up with a colorful-haired, jeweled-bellied creature stuck on the end of my number two pencil, my idea of hunting trolls is much more ridiculous than the contents of this movie.

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Movie Prep: Me Before You

You lied to me, movie trailer! Me Before You is hardly full of the sunshine that washes over a horrible situation, blinding us to all the bad that is usually banished from the love stories of our fairytales. Far from it, actually. Jojo Moyes’ novel is full of the bad.

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Movie Night With Lauren: Love, Rosie (2014)

With all of the previews for the upcoming Me Before You attacking my heart, I figured I would give an earlier romantic comedy of Sam Claflin’s a chance.

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Movie Night With Lauren: Krampus (2015)

I was hoping for a new favorite Christmas movie, but Krampus just isn’t it.

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Let’s face it, a movie that kills Ryan Reynolds in the first 10 minutes is not a movie I am going to enjoy.

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10 Cloverfield Lane

Months ago when the film came out of nowhere, 10 Cloverfield Lane quickly jumped the line to the top of my most anticipated movies list. Thank goodness it doesn’t disappoint. Granted I also knew what to expect.

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Book Club in Session: The Twelve (The Passage Book 2)

Back when Heather and I chose the highly recommended end of the world saga The Passage for our book club in early 2013, it was a no brainer to eventually read the follow up, The Twelve. Now that I’ve gotten through it, I’m not sure which took longer: getting around to starting the sequel, or […]

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Unravel opens up the world to a little yarn doll, giving me a new appreciation for the material and all it is capable of. This doesn’t mean I’ll start knitting scarves anytime soon, but when I see one blowing from someone’s neck in the winter wind, thread pulled loose from the end, I won’t be […]

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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

After running wildly out of my comfort zone with Sisters, the Tina Fey I know and love is back in Whiskey Foxtrot Tango. Wait, no. Foxtrot Tango Whiskey… WTF!? Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.

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Movie Night with Lauren: Cemetery Junction (2010)

Movie Night With Lauren #6: From Crimson Peak to Cemetery Junction thanks to Burn Gorman. Check out the explanation for Movie Night here.

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