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5 Things We Must See in Jojo Moyes’ Me Before You Movie

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I like to read a massive tearjerker at least once a year. You know the books I mean: those stories that leave you emotionally gutted, clutching the pages to your chest while tears slip down your face. Two years ago, it was The Fault in Our Stars, which I read in one sitting, bawling so loudly my roommate knocked on my door to make sure I was OK. Thanks a lot, John Green. It’s not that I crave unpleasant experiences, but as an avid romance reader I’m used to happy endings. Sometimes it’s nice to mix it up with a book that delivers an emotional punch to the stomach, making you fall so hard for the characters that any tiny…

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Is Terminator the Mother of all Feminist Action Movies?

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When I think of a female action hero, my mind does not go to Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games, or the few shining moments Black Widow receives in the Avenger movies. No, as a child of the ‘80s and ‘90s, I immediately picture those powerhouse women who didn’t need leather or tight clothes to kick ass. Think Ripley in Aliens, or Sarah Connor from Terminator. It’s no coincidence that both of those characters came from James Cameron films. Not only is he one of the most successful living directors, he’s also the father of the female action hero—one of the first mainstream filmmakers to feature strong women who don’t back down in the face of killer robots or nightmare-inducing…

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