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Reel Quick Movie Reviews  

"The F word" isn't bad

It was a mix of romantic, mystery and drama at the theatres recently. So grab some popcorn and catch a movie because there's a pretty decent selection! 
 
 
The F word (also released with an alternative title: "What If")

I appreciate awkward movies because of the "real life" feel they bring, and this one was no exception. It was full of fun and original banter, inside jokes and fun cast. It had its fair share of predictable parts (without being overly cheesy), and not what I would rate PG, but I thought Harry Potter pulled off another successful flick. 

My Rating: 29/34
 
Reminded me of: The Way Way Back, Ruby Sparks, When Harry Met Sally
 
 
Boyhood
 
This was a really long but truly remarkable movie. They used the same actors for 12 consecutive years (age 6-18), so it's just like you're growing up with this boy and his sister. Since it doesn't have any action or any plot, you really have to be in a specific mood, but it is, without a doubt, a work of art and an Oscar contender. 
 

My Rating: 28/34
 
Reminded me of: Before Midnight, Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, One Day
 

The Maze Runner

The Maze Runner just wants to be another Hunger Games trilogy. Trying its best to be new and original, it was thick with mystery and suspense, but went a bit over the top in some places. It wasn't all bad, but the mix of familiar dystopian plots, overdramatic scenes, and poor casting choices (don't get me started on the distracting eyebrows), had me thinking of better quality films of this genre. 
 
My Rating: 24/34
 
Reminded me of: Hunger Games, Lord of the Flies, Catching Fire, Ender's Game, Edge of Tomorrow 
 
 
See you at the movies!


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Alyssa Quigley is an enthusiastic chocoholic who thinks life is too short to be taken too seriously. When she's not writing movie reviews, she loves watching movies - especially musicals - with friends, playing volleyball and is an avid Amazing Race fan.



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