6 Movies You Should Check Out This Summer
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6 Movies You Should Check Out This Summer

Summer blockbusters are everything.

As finals quickly approach, summer is on the mind and summer brings summer blockbusters (AKA the fun movies). With Hollywood bringing reboots, sequels, original stories, and adaptations to the big screen, summer is looking pretty great on the movie scene.

To kick off the excitement, here's a handful of movies to look forward to this upcoming summer.

1. Baywatch


Release Date: May 25, 2017

Why Should I Check It Out?
The released summary describes Baywatch as a movie following two very different lifeguards (Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Zac Efron) who uncover criminal activity that threatens the future of the bay.

This movie gives off the same vibes that 21 Jump Street did. Will this movie be remembered as a cinematic masterpiece? No, but it seems like good, old-fashioned, action-packed fun.

2. All Eyez On Me


Release Date: June 16, 2017

Why Should I Check It Out?
This movie explores the life of the ever iconic artist Tupac Shakur, showing his rise to stardom and controversial time with Death Row Records. This movie will be released on what would be Tupac's 46th birthday.

This movie is for anyone who likes dramas or biopics, but also someone who is genuinely interested in music, especially Tupac's rise in the music industry.

3. Rough Night

Release Date: June 16, 2017

Why Should I Check It Out?
Ten years after college, a group of friends decide to get together to celebrate one of their friend's bachelorette party weekend. However, hard partying goes south when they accidentally kill a male stripper.

This movie is a remake of Very Bad Things but gender-swapped so there's some new elements that can be introduced. Not only that but it stars two iconic comedians, Ilana Glazer (Broad City) and Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live), making this feel like the female Hangover.

4. Baby Driver


Release Date: June 28, 2017

Why Should I Check It Out?
This movie is probably one of the most unique movies about a getaway driver in recent years. The movie stars Ansel Elgort as Baby, a young getaway driver who uses the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best getaway driver. This all changes when he meets the girl of his dreams and decides this is the time to quit, but when crime boss Kevin Spacey coerces him back into the game, Baby has to face the music after a failed heist.

This movie actually had a soft premiere at SXSW 2017 and gathered a pretty positive reception. The movie isn't just an action film, it's got the classic crime film vibe with some comedic scenes to make it the perfect summer movie.

5. Spider-Man Homecoming


Release Date: July 5, 2017

Why Should I Check It Out?
Now, I know we are all tired of watching Uncle Ben die at this point, but this movie is coming from a new angle. Peter Parker, fresh off his experience with the Avengers, must learn how to balance his superhero persona and school, now with his new mentor, Tony Stark. However, Peter becomes distracted with being Spider-Man and is eventually put to the test as a hero against the Vulture.

This movie gives off Breakfast Club vibes in a superhero universe. Unlike previous Spider-Man adaptations, this one feels the most balanced in being both Peter Parker and Spider-Man.

6. Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets


Release Date: July 21, 2017

Why Should I Check It Out?
For any sci-fi fan out there, this is the movie you should be ready to watch. This movie is based on the popular French comic series Valerian and Laurerline. You might be thinking to yourself that you have never heard of this comic series. Well, this comic series has had some heavy influence on such films as The Fifth Element and of course, the Star Wars franchise.

Without giving too many spoilers, special operatives, Valerian and Laureline are given the task to check on Alpha, a city that has the information of thousands of civilizations, but a dark force becomes present.

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Mind-Blowing Documentaries to Watch High

Because without this guide, you'll spend all night just deciding what to watch.

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
Be prepared to get royally mind-fucked with this docuseries. In Cosmos, Neil deGrasse Tyson takes you all over the universe to discuss scientific phenomena new and old. Created by Seth MacFarlane, and a follow up to the 80's series with Carl Sagan, this docuseries will spark weeks worth of debate amongst you and your smoke circle about everything from aliens to black holes. A must-watch.

Chelsea Does Drugs
By far the best part is when Chelsea Handler is in Peru, because holy shit. No, literally. She does a drug so strong that she actually shits her pants while also puking. The drug is called ayahuasca, and it caused Chelsea and her friends to cry because they were reliving some deep emotional shit. Ayahuasca is known for making people discover their life's purpose and meaning, or realize revelations about the universe as we know it. The real challenge is watching it high without planning a trip to Peru yourself, or at least Googling how much it would cost to sip some of that tea.

Jiro Dreams of Sushi
This is for all the homies out there who suffer from Severe Munchies Syndrome. You will step into the world of Jiro, apparently the best sushi chef in the world, and watch him meticulously craft the world's most perfect sushi dishes. It's about more than just sushi, it's about a man's dedication to his work. And good luck not ordering sushi after this, by the way.

Cartel Land
This shit is intense as fuck so it's not for anyone who gets paranoid while high. That being said, hands-down the best documentary I've ever seen. The filmmakers make their way to the front lines of the Mexican drug war and show the vigilantes who are fighting back against people like El Chapo. Follow it up with Sicario, a film that centers on the United States' response to the drug war. It's equally as suspenseful and mind-blowing.

Reincarnated
This is a movie that every stoner has probably seen, so it's a no-brainer to include it on this list. Snoop Dogg smokes a lot of weed and takes you on a "spiritual journey." Basically required for anyone who likes smoking or Snoop, which is pretty much everyone, so I guess everyone should watch it.

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Why I Hate Horror Movies

Because they're fucking scary, for one.

Let me state before I go on my tirade about the horror genre that I have tried to watch horror movies and play horror games. I have at least given it a shot. And I greatly dislike the genre with nearly every fiber of my being.

I scare really easily. Jump scares are the bane of my existence because there is no warning. I suppose if I had some warning then I might be OK, but the stupid, loud, high pitched notes you hear when something shows up the screen doesn't help at all. I found this out when I was watching videos of Five Nights at Freddy's (I hate that damn game so much. I even tried to find a GIF to put here, but I couldn't deal with the jump scares).

Now, I understand that some people actually enjoy being scared. They enjoy the thrill of the adrenaline going through their bodies and the survival experience. It's just not my cup of tea. At all. I get my thrills on roller coasters and other outlets where I feel like my life isn't in any serious danger. Now, I know my life isn't in danger when watching scary shit, but it's really hard for an imaginative person to let it go after the movie is over.

It will take me MONTHS to forget about a scary movie, and all the while, I am dealing with bad sleeping patterns and frequent nightmares. I have no desire to do that to myself because I like sleep and I like having nice dreams. There are times I'm curious about a video or something similar, but I think to myself that it really isn't worth the struggles of the next few nights for a two hour movie.

For those of you that enjoy watching horror movies, I applaud you, because you couldn't pay me to do it. I'll just continue to avoid the horror genre altogether because who knows what will pop up next.

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Bridget Jones is Having a Baby (Video)

As if her life could get any more complicated.

I'm sure everyone is familiar with Bridget Jones, and her tumultuous relationship with Mr. Darcy. In her upcoming movie, Bridget Jones's Baby, Renee Zellweger plays Bridget Jones again. Except, instead of playing the heartbroken betch trying to move on from her ex, she is now playing a baby mama. Which should result in the funniest movie ever, possibly topping the OG Bridget Jones's Diary.

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Four Cult Classic Movies to Watch this Summer

Lunch has been cancelled due to lack of hustle.

The best cult classic movies pull you in, with a storyline that's either weird af or so unrealistic it's almost charming, and many, many quotable lines, a surefire mark of a cult classic flick. And let's face it, if you haven't seen the big ones, ie our list, you will be left out when it comes to a movie-quoting contest. Which will happen, trust us.

Heavy Weights

If you're one of those people who love to see the underdog prevail and show their nemesis up, this is movie is for you. A group of overweight kids get tricked into enrolling in a fat camp that advertises super fast weight lost and an amazingly good time, and it would if it hadn't gotten taken over by crazy fitness instructor. He cuts them off from anything enjoyable (including food), driving them to extreme and overcoming lengths.

EuroTrip
Two friends and two twins go on a trip to Europe, seems simple right? What kind of movie would it be without some chaos? There's a fight with a mime (though he is a little creepy), an accidental brother-sister make out session, and one very dominatrix scene. If this doesn't make you want to explore Europe, then I don't know what will.

Rocky Horror Picture Show
Don't let the fact that it's a musical scare you away, there's wayyy more than just music. There's a mansion owned by a transvestite (who's also an alien), multiple seduction scenes, and a beefy muscular guy named Rocky. Enjoy.

The Princess Bride
This is for all those who love romance and fantasy and comedy all at the same time. Here a beautiful girl and her true love go to extreme lengths to be reunited with each other. Westley tries to rescue his princess from the horrid Prince Humperdinck. This movie has kidnapping bandits, Andre the giant, and a six-fingered swordsman. This movie will fulfill all romantic, sci-fi, and comedy cravings.


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Binge-Worthy Shows to Get You Through the Summer

You may have seen them, but watch them again.

We're all great at Netflix during the school year when we actually have things to do. But what about when we need some shows to capture our attention for the (many) hours in between summer jobs and relaxing by the pool? Let's face it, we could read a book but Netflix is wayyyyyyyy easier. Here are some good shows that'll take you through the end of summer and back to college with your friends:

1. Friends (Again and again)
It just really doesn't get old and there are 10 seasons so it'll take you (at least) two weeks to finish. Will Ross end up with Rachel? We all know the answer, but it's fun to watch again anyways.

2. New Girl
It's hilarious. Zoey Deschanel is funny and adorable and it'll suck you in so quickly. There's romance, there's comedy, and there's singing. What more could you want?

3. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
This show is so cute and so funny. It was created by Tina Fey and Ellie Kemper as the leading lady, it is F-U-N-N-Y. But don't binge too quickly because it's only on the second season and you'll have to wait a year until season three!!

4. Grey's Anatomy
WARNING: YOU WILL LOSE FRIENDS AND JOBS BECAUSE GREY'S IS TOO GOOD. There are 11 seasons on Netflix and you'll cry for most of them. This. Show. Is. Life. Also, Dr. Derek Shepherd.

5. How I Met Your Mother
LEGEND (wait for it) DARY. This is the show you watch when you're feeling empty after finishing Friends. It's funny and adorable and will keep you busy for a while.

6. Narcos
Thank you Netflix for another great Netflix Original that I can watch all at once. Narcos is everything you've needed since Breaking Bad ended. There's only one season so far, but that's why Narcos is a great show to binge this summer! By the time you're done with season one, it'll be September and time for season two!!

7. Game of Thrones
If you haven't heard anything about GOT then you must seriously live under a rock. This one isn't on Netflix, but if you have HBOGo, you're in for a TREAT. It has all of the fantastical nonsense you've been missing since Harry Potter ended. Plus some beautiful men.


8. Making a Murderer
If you loved the Serial podcast and HBO's The Jinx, you will love Making a Murderer. It is a 10-episode documentary on the arrests and incarceration of Stephen Avery. It has real-life scandal, murder, and corruption and you'll get sucked in QUICK.

9. Scandal
If you love strong female leads, pour yourself some wine and get ready, because Kerry Washington SLAYS as Olivia Pope. Slays.

10. How to Get Away with Murder
For my CSI and Law and Order fans, here's another Shonda Rhimes show (like Grey's and Scandal). Literally everything she touches turns to gold. This show is FIRE. It is intense and sometimes spooky, but it's intriguing. There's a killer female lead AND the second season was just posted on Netflix. PRAISE.