There’s been a dearth of rom-coms of late (save the fantastic summer blockbuster, Crazy Rich Asians) – it’s almost as if the genre has been as waylaid as the demographic it (mainly) represents. (You don’t have to look far to see what’s happening to women in the news these days.) So it was with great pleasure that I jumped at the chance when Juliet, Naked finally came to town. The film stars the gorgeous Rose Byrne, along with Ethan Hawke (yep, Gen X-ers, Hawke plays a grandpa in this flick!) and the ever-hilarious Chris O’Dowd – a buzzworthy middle-aged haven. (It turns out old people like to fall in love too. Who knew!) There are few plot surprises, given the trope – but that’s exactly what is supposed to happen. Romantic comedies are the comfort food of films – you don’t need the unpleasant surprise of ground glass in your cookie. You just want to enjoy the damn cookie. And Juliet, Naked let’s you have the whole bag, guilt-free. Perfect for a solo watch or date night. Read my full review, available at MovieBoozer now. xo
Sure, the country may be burning and the death knell of democracy has arrived – but don’t despair, somewhere out there a Bachelor Nation alum is working hard on his or her abs in hopes of getting called up to the big leagues of Bachelor in Paradise! You might be asking yourself, “But Jenna – didn’t this season of BIP wrap in early September?” Yes, friend; it did. I’m not here to gaslight you – that apparently is the “President’s” full-time job. However, I’m on this popular blog to give you the truth and nothing but – I have procrastinated! But we’re here now together, you and I, and my recap of the entire season of the illustrious Bachelor in Paradise is yours to read at MovieBoozer now. No need to delay any further – treat yourself!
Martinis, mystery, and… murder? Yep, A Simple Favor has it all and it is good. One thing to remember when viewing this movie – going beyond the usual suspension of disbelief and fully embracing the schmaltz will get you far in fully enjoying this offering. It doesn’t take itself too seriously – and neither should you. I found it to be miles beyond Gone Girl in watchability – the fact that director Paul Feig is at the helm with his noted razor-sharp wit surely helped. And the casting is just beyond – Anna Kendrick embraces the simpering and seething of uptight housewife Stephanie Smothers, and Blake Lively is on fire as the sociopathic Emily Nelson. Don’t forget the beyond handsome Henry Golding as Emily’s husband, Sean Townshend. Henry absolutely crushed it as the lead in the summer blockbuster Crazy Rich Asians and his second starring role proves that was no fluke – Golding has gone from new screen crush to bonafide star in record time.
Check out my full (spoiler-free) film review at MovieBoozer and let me know what you think – I welcome your thoughts, comments, arguments, and more! xo
Alright, you guys – we did it! We’ve made it to the end of Becca Kufrin’s dramatic (and, dare I say, disappointing) journey to find everlasting looooove! We now know who Becca’s fiancé is, but let’s find out the nitty gritty of that bummer of a bended knee proposal. Caress your cubic zirconia – it’s time for the recap of the finale, up at MovieBoozer now!
I need to enjoy a bit of summer, so I will be writing a single recap of the Bachelor in Paradise that covers all of the episodes at the end of the season. And I’ll be covering the next season of The Bachelor in the fall. Who will our next lead be? The suspense is killing me! Until then, rose peeps!
It’s time for testosterone overload as the guys take over the stage with concerns about themselves, golden underpants, and grudges that can’t be shaken loose. Yep, it’s the not-so scintillating Men Tell All episode, where Chris Harrison earns his keep & Bachelorette Becca is barely there. Get ready for a bunch of baloney – it’s the recap of Episode 10, available at MovieBoozer now!
It’s time to recap the Fantasy Suite dates and there’s nothing I can write that won’t sound filthy, so I’m just gonna bang this recap out. Don your protective gear as we discuss Becca Kufrin’s choices in Episode 9, available at MovieBoozer now!
It’s time to meet the parents – literally! That’s right, Becca Kufrin travels the land of this great place formerly known as America to press palms with her suitors’ folks in an effort to narrow down her fiancé selection during the infamous Hometown visits. Who will wow in a bid to become this total stranger’s in-laws and who will send our Bachelorette running for the hills? Dress to impress – the recap of Episode 8 is available at MovieBoozer now!
This week it’s drama in the Bahamas as Becca Kufrin narrows down the pack from six to four gentlemen. (Well, five gentlemen and Garrett.) Who will survive the fun in the sun and move on to the coveted Hometown dates? Who will get left behind to join the Baha Men? How will Leo’s hair hold up in the humidity? Your burning questions are answered right here, right now. Suit up; it’s time for the recap of Episode 7! Available now, at MovieBoozer. xo
Did you know Virginia is for lovers? Because apparently it is, and the show is prepared to remind you of this “fact” no less than 50 times during the 2 hour broadcast. They can’t be bothered to do proper background checks on Becca Kufrin’s suitors, but they can make time to drive home a pointless slogan – woot! Will Chris continue his rage of entitlement? (Spoiler alert – yes, that is all he will do this entire episode.) Will Garrett look confused as the producers try to give him the hero edit? Will Leo emerge with one of the best personalities in this whole damn mess? Come with me to the vast expanse of historical Richmond, VA. to find out! My MovieBoozer post is available now! xo
The infamous two on one has arrived! Will we be saying goodbye to Captain Underpants for good? Is the chicken cooked? Also, is Colton looking more and more like Chris Pratt as this show goes along, or do I just have Jurassic World on the brain? Hey, by the way – were you aware that Colton dated an Olympic gymnast? Because he’d really, really like you to know that little tidbit. The guys are in Sin City this week, in a continued effort to secure Becca Kufrin’s affections. Needless to say, what happens in Vegas definitely does not stay there for this crew. It’s broadcast for you and me to see, so pour that mimosa; it’s time for the recap of episode five! My MovieBoozer post on the whole shebang is available now! xo