This year produced five films that restored our faith in the cinematic experience. Can you guess them all?
Acting since the age of five, Sarah Hyland is no stranger to the world of small and silver screen comedy. Best known as Haley Dunphy on ABC’s ‘Modern Family,’ Hyland has also worked with the likes of Howard Stern and Jennifer Aniston, and starred in a Disney Channel Original Movie, ‘Geek Charming.’ In her latest film role, Hyland tackles a different kind of comedy—that of the dark teen variety—in Brian Dannelly’s (‘Saved!’) ‘Struck By Lightning.’
Chris Colfer is not a man who wastes time resting on his laurels. In the past four years, we’ve seen him sing and dance on ‘Glee,’ win a Golden Globe® and two Teen Choice Awards, and become a #1 New York Times Bestselling Author thanks to his young adult novel, ‘The Land of Stories.’
Taking on the well-worn subjects of high school angst and drama, it would be easy for STRUCK BY LIGHTNING to feel trite and clichéd. But STRUCK BY LIGHTNING is not your average high school coming-of-age movie. It dares to be different from start to finish, and succeeds in being a funny and enjoyable dark teen comedy that pulls no punches about, well, anything.
Love Actually image: © 2003 Universal Studios. || This Chick’s Flicks logo: © 2012 Kristal Bailey. Some people celebrate Christmas Day with family, friends, and presents under a tree. Others, like me, celebrate with a trip to the movies and dinner in Chinatown. Regardless of how you spend the day
Still of Jessica Chastain in Zero Dark Thirty. Photo by Jonathan Olley – © 2012 – Zero Dark Thirty, LLC. This Chick’s Flicks logo: © 2012 Kristal Bailey. . Dear Readers, I don’t know about you, but for me, December is shaping up to be a fairly expensive month. And not just
[one_third] Release Date Dec. 11, 2012 [/one_third] [one_third] Rated R / NR [/one_third] [one_third_last] Length 107 min. / 114 min. [/one_third_last] For centuries, man has used fairy tales to teach children life lessons, like the importance of telling the truth and being wary of stranger-danger. But what about adults? We don’t
With the first of the gift-giving holidays almost upon us, the stress of finding the perfect present may impede creative thinking. So, as an addition to my previous Chick Flick (Vintage Chick Flicks | Chick Flicks 101) and Bromance/Buddy Comedy Gift Guides, I decided to give you one more: A British
Having posted two chick flick Gift Guides (Vintage Chick Flicks | Chick Flicks 101), to help girls and guys alike pick great holiday gifts for their favorite chick-flick-lovers, it seems only fair to offer some dude-centric guidance too. Combining personal knowledge with input from some members of the fabulous Screen Invasion Team,
As promised last week in my Vintage Chick Flicks Gift Guide, today I bring you its companion, Chick Flicks 101: a collection of classic chick flicks from the late 90s to today. This Gift Guide is designed to help you choose the perfect gift(s) for all chick-flick-lovers of any age. Organized
Are you celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or any other gift-giving occasion this holiday season? Need some help choosing the perfect gift? Have no fear, Screen Invasion Gift Guides are here! As I am a lover of chick flicks, I’ve decided to put my vast collection of knowledge to good use and
Written and directed by Jay and Mark Duplass, The Do-Deca-Pentathlon is a surprisingly witty and endearing tale of two brothers, haunted by childhood rivalries, who struggle to connect with each other on an emotional level and to stop beating the crap out of each other to show their love and
Dear Readers, Today, as I have previously done for Think Like a Man and The Five-Year Engagement, I’d like to recommend a new-to-DVD/Blu-ray/iTunes chick flick: What to Expect When You’re Expecting. A loose adaptation of Heidi Murkoff‘s best-selling pregnancy how-to, What to Expect When You’re Expecting is an intertwining ensemble tale of five very different couples who,
Dear Readers, First-timers should check out the original This Chick’s Flicks post, What’s In A Name?: Re-Defining “CHICK FLICK”, before continuing. To my faithful return readers, I bid you welcome once more! On to the topic of the day… The Five-Year Engagement—a rom-com written by Nicholas Stoller and Jason Segel, produced by
Dear Readers, First-time readers who missed the first This Chick’s Flicks post, What’s In A Name?: Re-Defining “CHICK FLICK”, may want to read it before proceeding. To my return readers: welcome back! Onward we go to today’s topic… Marge Simpson once advised her daughter, Lisa, on the subject of relationships: “Most