Allie Funk
Allie Funk is a film writer for Bustle. She lives in New York City, where she spends most of her time complaining about the subway. She loves semicolons and sushi.

21 Sci-Fi Movies That Are Steamy & Smart

When you think of the term "sci-fi," the next word to pop into your head probably isn't "sexy." Despite being relatively close together in the dictionary, these two concepts seem to have little in common. However, I would argue that if you look a…
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11 Potential Oscar Contenders Coming This Fall

As the weather cools and the leaves start to turn, people migrate back from the beach bars and outdoor concerts of summer and instead head to movie theaters for entertainment. It is also around this time of year that studios stop churning out…
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'The Hollars' Is A Realistic Story

The new film The Hollars, starring John Krasinski, is rolling into U.S. theaters after making a splash at Sundance in January. The movie finds Krasinski as a struggling graphic novelist in New York City named John Hollar, who is forced to return to…
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'The Intervention' Was A Long Time In the Making

The Intervention portrays a unique kind of couples' weekend, to say the least. The new comedy-drama, in theaters Aug. 26, features four couples who come together at a summer house to enjoy a mini-vacation. The only problem? The trip is actually a…
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Julianne Moore Shines In This 'Maggie's Plan' Clip

Greta Gerwig is known for her collaborative film projects, and the dramedy Maggie's Plan finds her teaming up with director Rebecca Miller and several A-list costars. The movie, which hit theaters in May and comes to Blu-ray, DVD and digital on…
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Netflix Recommendation Categories Are On Point

Netflix is a pretty amazing cultural phenomenon. What started out as a DVD-by-mail business almost 20 years ago has grown into a massive entertainment platform that is pretty hard to ignore if you're a member of modern-day society (because nobody…
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12 Women-Directed Films Coming Your Way This Fall

Many reviewers have asserted that summer 2016 hasn't been a great movie season, and they've got a point. After all of the mediocre big-budget blockbusters and superhero movies of the past few months, it's definitely time to welcome some new crisp…
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'Ben-Hur' Reimagines An Old Tale

Jack Huston stars as the titular character in the new action film Ben-Hur , in theaters Aug. 19. The film finds Huston as a nobleman in Jerusalem at the beginning of the first century who is made a slave to the Romans after being falsely accused of…
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Natalie Portman's New Movie Marks A Huge First

It's hard not to fangirl over Natalie Portman. Her work has captivated audiences since her 1994 debut in Léon: The Professional, and she has established herself as a feminist and role model whose principles are unshaken by her superstar status in…
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'War Dogs' Takes A Real Story To The Next Level

Todd Phillips' new movie War Dogs is based on a story that has been repeatedly referred to as "stranger than fiction," and for good reason. War Dogs, in theaters Aug. 19, revolves around the real-life story of two young kids from Miami who became…
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21 Sad Netflix Movies That Have Happy Endings

Sometimes you just want to put on a sad movie and cry out all your feelings. But do you know what's even better than watching a good tearjerker? A movie that starts out sad but then winds up in a happier place. It's a specific art form, so you might…
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The 'War Dogs' Article Is A Must-Read

The new movie War Dogs features Jonah Hill and Miles Teller as two young kids in Miami Beach who get into some heavy territory when they win a $300 million contract to supply arms to the U.S. army. But even more astounding than the plot of War Dogs…
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'War Dogs' Tale Will Blow Your Mind

Jonah Hill and Miles Teller team up in War Dogs, a new dramedy from The Hangover director Todd Phillips. The film, in theaters Aug 19, features Hill and Teller as a pair of young stoners who end up becoming weapons suppliers for the U.S. Army in…
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'Pete's Dragon' Has A Complex History

The new movie Pete's Dragon tells the utterly enchanting story of a young boy who survived in the woods for six years with help of— you guessed it— a dragon. The film, in theaters Aug. 12, is already being praised for its performances,…
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What To Do If You Missed 'Finding Dory'

Finding Dory has been one of the best-received films of the year so far, earning highly positive reviews from critics and breaking records for the highest-grossing opening weekend of an animated movie. If you're one of the many who were totally…
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'Florence Foster Jenkins' Is A Bittersweet Tale

Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant star in the new dramedy Florence Foster Jenkins , a true story that premiered at the Belfast Film Festival in April but is working its way into US theaters on Aug 12. The movie is about a socialite named — of course—…
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This Is Why You Should See 'Pete's Dragon' In 3-D

If you're a fan of the 1977 Disney movie Pete's Dragon , you're probably excited about the 2016 reboot. Or maybe, if you're like me, you didn't grow up watching the original but you never miss an opportunity to see Wes Bentley's face on-screen.…
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21 Movies On Netflix For When You Need A Good Cry

So, you've had a bad day. We've all had moments where life feels like that Daniel Powter song from 2005, and we all deal with it differently. Some people shove down their feelings, others drown their sorrows at happy hour, and others crawl into bed…
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The 'Sausage Party' Voice Cast Is Comedy Gold

You might be familiar with the phrase "sausage party," but probably not in the way that it's used in Seth Rogen's new film. Sausage Party, in theaters Aug 12, takes place inside a grocery store where all the food items dream of being purchased by a…
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Is Wonder Woman In 'Suicide Squad'?

There are a ton of characters in the new movie Suicide Squad, and they are a rowdy bunch, to say the least. But with so many supervillains in one place, where are all the good guys? It's already known that Batman makes an appearance in Suicide…
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