Jenn is a writer / performer / twitter addict in NYC. Her longest relationship is with the Real Housewives franchise and she’s still waiting for a wizard to whisk her off on an adventure.
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Kelly Fremon Craig Knows What It's Like To Be 17

There is a new female coming-of-age movie set to be released that will not only have you shrieking "that was me!" but might have you cringing in your seat because it maybe still is you. The Edge of Seventeen , written and directed by Kelly Fremon Cra…
By Jenn Ficarra

Is 'Girl On The Train' An Oscar Winner?

The moment Emily Blunt first appeared in The Devil Wears Prada I knew — like many — that she was going to be a star. I mean, how could you not? Her performance was perfect, nuanced, and utterly hilarious. And it looks like we were right. Blunt is one…
By Jenn Ficarra

23 Streaming Movies With Excellent Soundtracks

Music makes the movie. I'm sure I'm not the only one to believe this but it's true — a good soundtrack can make or break any film. I firmly believe that one wrong song choice can make a great scene in a film utterly corny or horrible. Luckily, there …
By Jenn Ficarra

The Dirtiest '80s Movies on Netflix

I've always been under the distinct impression that '80s movies are the dirtiest movies. Sure, there are a few late '90s and early '00s teen movies that are pretty raunchy, but there was something especially filthy about the '80s. Not that I'm compla…
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Journalist Nick Pisa Has Come A Long Way

The media can have the power to make or break the public's opinion on a certain topic. Just look at the Amanda Knox trial, for example. The press was extremely influential when it came to reporting on Knox, an American exchange student accused of mur…
By Jenn Ficarra

'Deepwater Horizon' Spotlights A Real Disaster

It's always tricky, when writing a movie based on true events, to balance between writing something compelling and sticking as close to the truth as possible. Often with films based on true stories, there are some liberties that are taken for the sak…
By Jenn Ficarra

Florence & The Machine Adds To 'Miss Peregrine's'

If you're a fan of all things whimsical and weird, you're gonna want to check out Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. I mean, it's Tim Burton. It's Eva Green. It's children with super cool powers doing super cool things. What's not to love? …
By Jenn Ficarra

Amanda Knox & Raffaele Sollecito Have Moved On

Unless you live under a rock, the name Amanda Knox might ring a few bells. In 2007, Knox was studying abroad in Perugia, Italy when she was accused of murdering her roommate, Meredith Kercher, a crime for which Knox was convicted and jailed, before e…
By Jenn Ficarra

Get Ready For 'Miss Peregrine's' To Scare You

The words "scary" and "children's movie" don't usually go hand in hand. But, on occasion, there are some kids' movies that err on the side of scary. Not horror, necessarily, but stories that make you sleep with a nightlight on and perhaps make you lo…
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14 Movie Scenes You Didn't Realize Were About Sex

Ever have one of those moments when you're rewatching a movie and all of a sudden, you realize something you didn't the last time you watched it? And by that I mean you realize that a scene you thought was innocent is actually totally about sex. I ca…
By Jenn Ficarra

'Masterminds' Story Is So Crazy

Confession: I think about Ocean's Eleven a lot, more than any normal person probably should. I just love a good heist movie, compelled by the improbability of the mission and the unlikelihood that they'll pull it off and never get caught. And I espec…
By Jenn Ficarra

22 Netflix Movies Perfect For The Whole Family

Have you and your family ever sat down to watch a movie together only to realize it's entirely inappropriate to watch as a family unit? Because I definitely have. And there's nothing more embarrassing than having to sit through awkward sex scenes or …
By Jenn Ficarra

Phiona From 'Queen Of Katwe' Has Come A Long Way

Inspirational stories have more than one purpose — they're to encourage us, of course, but they're also here to show us that sometimes ordinary people can do the extraordinary. You can achieve your dreams, and sometimes you might even find you're goo…
By Jenn Ficarra

This 'Queen Of Katwe' Star Is A Real Hero

I know nothing about chess. Zip. Zero. Zilch. Listen, I've tried, I really have, but I think I am far more destined to become a checkers champion than a winner at chess. Unlike me, however, becoming a chess prodigy was in the cards for Phiona Mutesi.…
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'The Magnificent Seven' Has A Cool History

There are a few genres that I would love to see make a comeback, including the western. I'm not talking about Wild Wild West. No, I'm talking Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid type stuff. There's something gritty and wonderfully entertaining about w…
By Jenn Ficarra

Here's What Sully's Co-Captain Really Looks Like

Aaron Eckhart, in my opinion, is the leading man we need and deserve. He can play it all — hero, romantic interest, villain. He's also not too bad on the eyes either. And if you, like me, stan hard for Eckhart, you'll be pleased to know you can see h…
By Jenn Ficarra

Is 'The Blair Witch Project' On Netflix?

It's officially September, which means it's officially fall, which means it's basically Halloween. OK, so maybe my logic isn't exactly sound, but nevertheless, fall is right around the corner and so is Oct. 31. And you know what that means? Horror mo…
By Jenn Ficarra

'Snowden' Depicts Edward Snowden's Love Life

Edward Snowden has been called many thing: traitor, hero, villain, patriot, genius, monster — the list goes on. Whatever your view of Snowden, there is one thing he's been called that no one can refute: boyfriend. *Record Scratch* Say what? Yes, that…
By Jenn Ficarra

Tom Hanks Could Win His Third Oscar For 'Sully'

There are a few certainties in life: death, taxes, and that Tom Hanks will win another Oscar. That's just a fact of life, really. Hanks already has two Best Actor Oscars for his performances in Philadelphia and Forrest Gump. Plus, he has another thre…
By Jenn Ficarra

The 'Bridget Jones's Baby' Soundtrack Is A Hit

I have a confession to make: Bridget Jones's Diary is one of my top five favorite movies of all time. So it shouldn't be a shock to you, then, that the movie I'm most excited for this year is Bridget Jones' Baby. Renée Zellweger makes her return as B…
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