Review: About Last Night (2014)

Posted: March 24, 2014 in The Juice

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About Last Night

Based on David Mamet’s play Sexual Perversity In Chicago, Steve Pink’s About Last Night – also a remake of the 1986 rom-com starring Rob Lowe and Demi Moore – attempts to provide a modern spin on the trials and tribulations of romantic relationships for 21st century audiences. Yet instead of saying anything new or interesting, the film rehashes every single cliché known to man – and not even in a way that’s mildly distracting.

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“I’m not trying to be self-deprecating,” I say, “I just don’t get it. I’m younger. I’m not pretty. I –”

He laughs, a deep laugh that sounds like it came from deep inside him, and touches his lips to my temple.

“Don’t pretend,” I say breathily. “You know I’m not. I’m not ugly, but I am certainly not pretty.”

“Fine. You’re not pretty. So?” He kisses my cheek. “I like how you look. You’re deadly smart. You’re brave. And even though you found out about Marcus …” His voice softens. “You aren’t giving me that look. Like I’m a kicked puppy or something.”

“Well,” I say. “You’re not.”

Veronica Roth, Divergent

This handful of sentences, spoken by Divergent‘s protagonists Tris and Four, might be some of the most revolutionary words ever written in a young adult novel. In fact, they’re pretty incredible no matter what the genre…

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Rooster Illusion

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In 2011, Jason Segel, James Bobin, Nicholas Stoller, and Bret McKenzie teamed up as writer/star, director, writer, and songwriter to revitalize a beloved, but practically deceased franchise: The Muppets. Their film, creatively titled The Muppets, was a poignant and heartfelt comeback story, reuniting characters like Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Gonzo, and Fozzie Bear, who had been separated since 1999 when their last film, Muppets from Space, was released. Well, franchise successfully revived, it was time for this team (minus Jason Segel) to make a sequel.

Muppets Most Wanted (2014)

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The Plot: Riding high from the success of their last movie, but fearing the fame is fleeting, the Muppets seek new managerial assistance, and find it in the conspicuous but charming Dominic Badguy (Ricky Gervais). Meanwhile, the world’s most dangerous frog, Constantine, who happens to look exactly like Kermit except for a telltale mole, escapes from a…

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Gigaom

How good can a $179 computer that runs a browser and web apps actually be? Better than you might imagine. Based on earlyreviews, the Asus Chromebox(s goog) is a solid value for those who already have a monitor and can do the bulk of their computing tasks in Chrome OS. Some folks didn’t wait for reviews and pre-ordered the small box but didn’t receive their Chromeboxes at the promised time while others have hunted down units in retails stores.

We discuss the situation and try to figure out the case of the missing Chromeboxes on this week’s Chrome Show podcast. Tune in below or download the episode to hear our thoughts on that, plus details on Google’s Android Wear platform, new Chromecast apps, and a hot tip to help you quickly search your bookmarks or history in Chrome.

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