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  • The Summer I Turned Pretty

    ★★★½

  • The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement

    ★★★

  • The Princess Diaries

    ★★★★

  • Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

    ★★½

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  • The Summer I Turned Pretty

    The Summer I Turned Pretty

    ★★★½

    I first read the trilogy in middle school then returned to it in high school, and now, these characters have entered my adult life. I’m probably biased because I loved the books (and of course, Conrad). At the time, I really connected with Belly and the Susannah storyline. I don’t think the show is perfect, but I was still surprised at how much I enjoyed it. I figured the actors wouldn’t live up to my expectations, however, I thought the…

  • The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement

    The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement

    ★★★

    I’ve never been much of a Chris Pine fan but in this one I totally get it. Him in that turtleneck? Amazing.

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  • Licorice Pizza

    Licorice Pizza

    ★★★★½

    Seeing this at the Regency Village Theatre in 70mm with hundreds of other people was a very surreal experience. The screen was huge! 

    I was floating between an 8 and a 9, but honestly, the acting brought my rating up. So many amazing actors, but I really loved both Alana Haim and Cooper Hoffman. Alana is magnetic on screen and has such a strong presence. She’s attractive yet still very normal, and I appreciate that Cooper looked his age, acne…

  • Top Gun: Maverick

    Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★★½

    Absolutely amazing! I need to see this again. It’s a great sequel, because it respects the original so much, but it also brings a lot to the table on its own. I definitely cried, and my jaw was on the floor for most scenes. Really good stuff. 

    Yet another example of why both casting and stunts deserve Oscars. Truly ridiculous.