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Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life Reviewed

After what seems like an actual year of waiting, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life has finally made its caffeinated, fast-talking, pop-culture-referencing debut on Netflix. While the very first scene—Lorelai and Rory doing their back-and-forth thing beneath the town gazebo—felt more like a poorly choreographed and nervously performed opening to an off-off-Broadway play than it did a welcome back to Stars Hollow, we were welcomed back nonetheless, and that’s all that matters.

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FIFTY SHADES DARKER MIGHT BE OK

Judging by the trailer, the new Fifty Shades Darker movie, based on the best-selling erotic romance series by E.L. James, might just be OK. Let me explain …

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THESE ROMANTIC COMEDIES CREATE UNREALISTIC EXPECTATIONS ABOUT MODERN LOVE

In the space separating fact from film, I give you the romantic comedy, spinning lies about love that we’ve been told to believe for decades with all the glamorous, Hollywood exhilaration of Marilyn Monroe declaring diamonds our true best friends. Where does the madness end? And do we even want it to? Let’s break down five love-centric movies and see what’s what.

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COLORADO MAN SAYS HE IS ‘DEEPLY TROUBLED’ BY RECENT FACEBOOK POST

On Tuesday evening around nine, Marshall Fillchardo, owner of Kipp, CO-based bakery, Bread A Leg, took out his phone, looked up into the starry sky and snapped a photo of the full moon. Though the photo was partly out of focus, it was still decent enough by Fillchardo’s non-exacting standards and without hesitation, he posted it to his Facebook profile then awaited the usual—and ardent—response. But in the space separating Fillchardo’s sanguine social media expectations and what came to pass grew a dark abyss of like-less nothing.

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J.K. ROWLING’S DETECTIVE SERIES NAMES ITS LEADING MAN

In The Cuckoo’s Calling, the first of three novels in a detective series penned by J.K. Rowling—writing as Robert Galbraith—private investigator Cormoran Strike is called many things, least among them handsome. Can War and Peace heartthrob Tom Burke, tapped to play the grisly detective, pull off the part?

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SUNSHINE ENVY? MAKE IT A SUMMER-INSPIRED MOVIE NIGHT

If you find yourself somewhere in the world with less-than-ideal weather, here are five summer-inspired movies to make you stop and smell the sunscreen … and not your haven’t-showered-yet-today stench …

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REALLY WEIRD WAYS TO CELEBRATE SUMMER

When it comes to summer, what better way to proclaim its official inception than through acts of unmitigated weirdiosity? Here’s how … 

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MARY POPPINS RETURNS: HERE’S EVERYTHING WE KNOW SO FAR

If ever there was a time to grab your spoon and get it loaded full of sugar, today would be the day.

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CANNES FILM FESTIVAL: A STORY OF HEAD OVER HEELS

Oh to be barefoot and Julia Roberts in the South of France. But of course, if you are Julia Roberts and you do happen to find yourself walking barefoot down the sumptuous red carpet at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival in the French Riviera, then you must either have really, really bad blisters or be making a statement like only a true A-list Hollywood icon can.

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