First trailer for gay teen film ‘Love, Simon’ released

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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The first official trailer has been released for the John Hughes-esque high school film “Love, Simon.”

“Love, Simon” follows 17-year-old Simon Spier (Nick Robinson) as he struggles with coming out to his friends and family. In the middle of it all, Simon starts to fall for an anonymous classmate he meets online.

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Screened Out – American Ultra

By : Stephen Miller
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Jessie Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Connie Britton, Topher Grace, Bill Paxton, Tony Hale, John Leguizamo

Reuniting the Adventureland lovers for a hyper-violent secret agent comedy might seem an iffy proposal. However, despite the lack of big surprises, fast-paced American Ultra mostly fulfills its mission. It’s just a small, end-of-summer popcorn flick. August releases are always like this – breezy but not good enough to go against the season’s heavy hitters.

What saves this unsurprising cozenage from sinking into a complete morass are just enough cleverness and blood-filled action. This should mildly please an audience looking to waste a couple hours, laughing at the carnage as they ignore tangents, minor plot holes, and clichés.

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