Community Reactions: Is romance in the air?


This weekend marks the sweet spot of summer. You’ve adapted to the heat. It isn’t a national holiday. You still have a few weeks to knock off the rest of your summer bucket list (that battered copy of American Gods won’t re-read itself). Instead of lounging by the pool or meeting up with friends and family, why not kick back and go into a cold dark room with a flickering light amongst a group of popcorn-eating strangers? Not sure which film to see? Well, as with every Friday, we’ve compiled a list of tweets, our reviews and some recommended reading for you, our film connoisseur-filled readership.

Sex Tape (Joey Magidson’s ★★½ Review)

Wish I Was Here (Kristen Lopez’s ★★ Review)

The Purge: Anarchy (Kristen Lopez’s ★½ Review)

Planes: Fire and Rescue

I Origins (Joey Magidson’s ★★ Review)

Recommended Additional Reading:

Buzzfeed’s Alison Wilmore answers “Why Do People Love to Hate Zach Braff?”

The Dissolve’s Scott Tobias looks at Ronald Reagan exploring his dark side in “The Killers”

Flavorwire’s Jason Bailey examines “How Nora Ephron Sold Woody Allen to the Masses”

Flavorwire’s Alison Nastasi compiles “50 Essential Feminist Films”

Rolling Stone’s Matt Patches gives us “A Quick and Dirty History of the Raunch-Com”

Vulture’s Jesse Green celebrates Elaine Stritch: “The Lady in 309”