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Phantom of the Theatre (2016) – A Romantic Supernatural Thriller

Share on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly Phantom of the Theatre (2016) Review Scrolling down Netflix, I came across a gorgeous poster for the Chinese film, Phantom of the Theatre. The Gothic imagery intrigued me so I immediately watched it, sucked into the mysterious story right up to the closing credits. With pleasure, I now recommend this unknown ghost story to all of you. For fans of the genre, Phantom of the Theatre definitely makes for one spooky and romantic period drama. It’s 1930s Shanghai. And, similar to the golden age of Hollywood, the Chinese movie industry is booming. Meet Gu Wei Bang, an optimistic...

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Valiant Book Review – A Romantic and Feminine Twist on a Familiar Folk Tale

Share on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly We may receive a small commission if you purchase an item using an affiliate link on this post. Valiant Book Blurb “Saville despises the bolts of velvet and silk that her father loves- he’s always prized them more than he’s ever loved her. Yet when he’s struck ill, she’ll do anything to survive, even donning boys’ clothes and begging a commission to sew for the king. Piecing together a fine coat is far simpler than unknotting court gossip about an army of giants led by a man who cannot be defeated. And they’re marching toward Reggen to seize...

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Romantic Moment of the Week – Darius and Grace – Music and Dancing Before You Die

22SHARESShare on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly THE TV SHOW: Salvation (2017) THE PAIR: Darius Tanz (Santiago Cabrera) and Grace Barrows (Jennifer Finnigan) THE MOMENT: Darius and Grace talk and dance before they think they are going to die. Minor Spoilers Ahead When Salvation first premiered this past summer, I had very little expectations. Okay, I confess I tuned in because Santiago Cabrera was the leading man (Merlin’s Lancelot; The Musketeers). Plus, every now and then, I love a ridiculous disaster flick. So, a new series about an asteroid coming in collision with earth starring Cabrera was a win-win for my summer TV show hopes....

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A United Kingdom Review – A True and Beautifully Romantic Love Story From The Director of ‘Belle’

19SHARESShare on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly A United Kingdom Review If you blinked, you probably missed A United Kingdom while in theaters. But the good news is that you can now discover this beautiful period drama in the comfort of your home. From the director of Belle (another remarkable period romance), comes a film about overcoming all obstacles for both love and a nation. RELATED | Belle Film Review Based on a true story, a British white woman falls for the King of Bechuanaland (before it became Botswana), while he studied law in England soon after World War II. While Ruth Williams (Rosamund Pike) attends a missionary dance,...

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Vinegar Girl Book Review – A Literary Retelling of “The Taming of the Shrew”

Share on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly Vinegar Girl Book Blurb Pulitzer Prize winner and American master Anne Tyler brings us an inspired, witty and irresistible contemporary take on one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies Kate Battista feels stuck. How did she end up running house and home for her eccentric scientist father and uppity, pretty younger sister Bunny? Plus, she’s always in trouble at work – her pre-school charges adore her, but their parents don’t always appreciate her unusual opinions and forthright manner.  Dr. Battista has other problems. After years out in the academic wilderness, he is on the verge of a breakthrough. His...

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Radiant Office – A New & Underrated Korean Drama

Share on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly Radiant Office Review Part romantic comedy and part melodrama, Radiant Office is a new and underrated Korean Drama that just keeps improving week after week. It’s like Pride and Prejudice (with just a twinge of North and South), The Blue Castle, and Chasing Life, all with a side order of an office romantic dramedy. It’s sad, poignant, funny, and surprisingly romantic. I say surprising because I thought there was no way I would ever root for the lead guy. I mean, you thought Mr. Darcy’s “tolerable” comment about Elizabeth was bad? Or Mr. Thornton beating a guy up...

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50 Books To Read if you Love Jane Austen

2.6kSHARESShare on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly There aren’t many novels to truly compare to Jane Austen (probably none if I’m being honest). However, there are several kindred novels available for readers who love her work. Known for her swoon-worthy romantic novels (without being too mushy), biting wit, an irony that critiques social hypocrisy, and memorable characters both male and female, Jane Austen’s literary style stands out and has influenced several writers that followed. Two hundred years after her death, Jane still has a loyal following of Janeites. Plus, readers with an undying devotion for Mr. Darcy (though I confess an equal devotion to Captain Wentworth). RELATED | Love...

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Loving (2016) – An Authentic and Moving Romantic Period Drama

Share on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly Loving (2016) Review Authentic. Touching. Inspiring. All words describe Loving, an Oscar-nominated period piece that tells the true love story of Richard and Mildred Loving. An interracial couple living in Virginia during the racist times of the 1950s and 1960s, these two have insurmountable obstacles in their path (or so it would seem). The Story The film opens with Mildred confessing her pregnancy to Richard. Soon after, Richard happily asks Mildred to marry him. Because of the anti-miscegenation laws in Virginia, however, the two must marry elsewhere. They travel to Washington D.C. and get married. Everything should have been okay...

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Romantic Moment of the Week – Barry & Iris/ Kara & Mon-El: The Saving of Two Superheroes

23SHARESShare on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly SPOILERS! THE SHOW: The Flash THE PAIRING: Barry Allen/Flash (Grant Gustin) and Iris West (Candice Patton) & Kara Danvers/Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) and Mon-El (Chris Wood) THE EPISODE: Season 3, Episode 17, “Duet” THE MOMENT: Even superheroes need saving! “Love is about letting yourself be saved. It’s not just about saving other people.” The Flash/Supergirl Musical crossover, “Duet,” may not have been the cheeky equivalent of the Buffy musical episode, however, it was a real treat for those of us who adore (much like Barry and Kara) a good old-fashioned musical. Indeed, Singin’ in the Rain and The Wizard of Oz just happen...

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Beauty and the Beast (2017) – A Magical and Romantic Adaptation of the Disney Classic

26SHARESShare on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly Beauty and the Beast (2017) Review The French fairytale, “Beauty and the Beast,” has been retold for centuries in various media from picture books, novels, TV Shows, to films, capturing the hearts of different generations. In 1991, Disney created magic with their own retelling of the tale as old as time. They have since sought to revitalize that magic with a live-action remake of their own award-winning animated musical. But did they succeed? RELATED | 9 BATB YA Novels Destined to Enchant With an exciting cast, the latest film production of Beauty and the Beast will likely sweep you off...

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RoseBlood YA Book Review – A Modern Retelling of Phantom of the Opera

Share on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly RoseBlood Book Synopsis! “In this modern day spin on Leroux’s gothic tale of unrequited love turned to madness, seventeen-year-old Rune Germain has a mysterious affliction linked to her operatic talent, and a horrifying mistake she’s trying to hide. Hoping creative direction will help her, Rune’s mother sends her to a French arts conservatory for her senior year, located in an opera house rumored to have ties to The Phantom of the Opera.  At RoseBlood, Rune secretly befriends the masked Thorn—an elusive violinist who not only guides her musical transformation through dreams that seem more real than reality itself,...

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Time After Time – An Escapist Romantic Time Travel Series

122SHARESShare on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly Time After Time Review Time After Time, not to be confused with another time travel series called Timeless, premiered a week ago with a rather and unfortunate small audience. From The Vampire Diaries creator, Kevin Williamson comes another romantic and escapist series that has major potential to entertain you from start to finish. That is if you can overlook the imperfections. Before H.G. Wells (played by Harry Potter’s Freddie Stroma) ever wrote The Time Machine or War of the Worlds, he invented a real time machine. An idealist in the late 19th century, Wells dreams of a future Utopia, one...

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