Friday Fright Night: Hush

I watched this a couple weekends ago and it is edge-of-your-seat suspenseful. Plus, it’s on Netflix. It’s not necessarily scary, but given the premise, it’s definitely unsettling.

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Having the victim be deaf and mute certainly keeps things tense, but the characters are actually really well-written. In general, this is a horror movie where they’re smart, so you won’t be yelling at the screen, “Why would you go in there?!”. If you enjoyed this, you might enjoy Don’t Breathe (might).

Friday Fright Night: V/H/S

As a fan of Netflix and horror movies, I understand finding a good one to watch for free is tough. I’ve watched a lot of good, bad, and funny horror flicks via streaming, despite trying to be relatively picky. I get terrified rather easily, so if you’re not someone who does, V/H/S might not be for you.

This collection of six found-footage shorts (equaling to just under two hours) offers a wide range of story-lines that will appeal to most horror fans. While the weak ones are short, the great ones are memorable. Skip the sequels if you can to avoid ruining the whole series.

Runway Trend: Velvet

A fabric of the Renaissance is making an appearance, in all its glory. The biggest trend for Fall 2016 is velvet EVERYTHING. The thicker fabric is perfect for fall and immediately lends some glamour or edge to your outfit.

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Be it stunning gowns showing enough skin to modernize the time-old fabric or slightly more conservative cuts embellished to the nines, velvet can be worn any way you please. Glam it up, punk it up, plunge the neckline, raise the neckline, bring back the Renaissance, or bring back the 70’s.

Dolce and Gabbana fall 2016 alta moda- couture:       Tony Ward Fall 2016 Couture:       Fendi Fall 2016 Couture:

It’s easy to combine with the 70’s trend continuing from summer (who DOESN’T love the 70’s?), add as an accessory, or finish your look using it as outerwear. When it comes to this trend, the world is your velvety oyster.

Jenny Packham, Fall 2016 - You Have to See These Fall '16 Runway Shoes - Photos:       Valentino Fall 2016 Couture Accessories Photos - Vogue:       Armani Privé Couture Fall 2016

 

5 Shows to Cure Boredom This Weekend

While some of these shows seem pretty obvious, there are still people who haven’t seen them. I refuse to put Game of Thrones on this list because you should already be watching it.

1. The Office

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The level of heart this show has paired with the utter ridiculousness makes it constantly re-watchable. Push through the first season and you’ll be golden.

2. Bates Motel and Black Mirror

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I put these together because Black Mirror doesn’t have many episodes, but the quality is through the roof and will make you think (push through the first episode). Bates Motel (a prequel show to Hitchcock’s classic, Psycho) only has three seasons, so you can move through it fairly fast. The twistedness is worth it, I promise.

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3. How to Get Away With MurderABC Network animated GIF

Viola Davis absolutely kills (no pun intended) in this. Her boss biznitchness is out of this world, plus the show is fun and fraught with turns.

4. Orange is the New BlackYosub Kim, Content Strategy Director animated GIF

I know a few people who don’t like this one, although I’m not sure why. It’s funny and smart and emotional. You’ll have characters you despise and ones you’ll adore. Just do it already.

5. Mr. Robot

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Honestly can’t say enough about this show other than how much it deserves the recognition it’s been receiving.

6 Best Songs to Get Ready To

May seem kind of biased,  but I promise you’ll have fun. No matter the occasion.

  1. 1. Sexy back by Justin Timberlake

Just listen.

2. Darling Nikki by Prince

This song is so underrated. Relatively short and musically a bit subtle, but so much fun. And be sure to see Purple Rain.

3. Good Times Roll by The Cars

Sometimes you just need a classic, ya know?

4. Earned It by The Weeknd

Because it’s worth it. And you’ve earned it. 😉

5. Grip by Tessa Thompson

I personally think this is one of the sexiest songs in existence. It’s slow, subtle, and gives a tremendously awesome beat.

6. Pony by Genuwine

It’s too good to leave out.

6 Best Movies for a Girls Night

  1. Mean Girls

I don’t think this needs to be explained.

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2. The Notebook

Who DOESN’T want to be kissed by Ryan Gosling like that?

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3. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

Because Kate Hudson AND Matthew McConaughey. Also It’s a great rom-com with a perfect strong female lead.

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4. Pitch Perfect

It’s just aca-awesome. And if you don’t want to watch it, Rebel Wilson has some words for you.

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5. He’s Just Not That Into You

I think this one is extremely underrated. It’s not the best movie out there, but it teaches many valuable lessons that we *don’t* necessarily want to hear. But we need to. Plus, it’s got a solid cast.

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6. Magic Mike XXL

I saved the best for last.

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