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Movie Review: 'The Lifeguard' (2013)

"The Lifeguard" is a monotonous coming-of-age story for adults. A murky morality tale that’s lead characters are next to impossible to sympathize with. Broken by the big city, Leigh (Kristen Bell) a 29-year-old AP writer returns to her hometown to find comfort from a horrible mother, and henpecked father.

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TV Rundown: March 30 - April 4: 'DWTS' Inspires

Most Awe-Inspiring Moment: Amy Purdy’s Dance on Dancing with the Star: After watching the emotional package that led into Purdy’s contemporary dance, there was no doubt it would follow suit with matching poignancy. Viewers were given a snap shot of all she and her family have overcome and it was heart-wrenching.

Then with majestic elegance, she once again defied all of the obstacles life has thrown in her way as she gave a magnificent tribute to the human spirit and more pointedly, her own. It’s moments like these that prove DWTS is more than a reality/competition series and why after 18 seasons it’s still a must-see.

Best New Movie Bets: April [The Complete Guide]

Under the Skin: Scarlett Johansson’s meditative indie about an alien coming to earth has been garnering critical buzz. Potential viewers should be warned that if you are a dialogue enthusiast, there is reportedly about one line uttered, in the entire film. Despite sounding dreadfully boring, director Jonathan Glazer has sold personal interest by promising an introspective look at celebrity by using aliens as a profound metaphor.

Johansson, who stunned with a riveting vocal performance in “Her,” is poised to remind audiences that she can captivate in a small project and hold attention in a role where a lot of Hollywood’s signature glitz and glamour are out of sight. This is Glazer’s first feature film since he helmed the controversial “Birth” starring Nicole Kidman. Known to plot quietly, Glazer is a director of the more avant garde so this definitely isn’t a film for everyone. Release Date: April 4

Quick Hit Movie Reviews #3: 'The Food Guide to Love' (2013) And 'Some Girl(s)' (2013)

"The Food Guide to Love" (2013)  

Quality romantic comedies are hard to come by these days, an extinct breed of filmmaking that has been disparaged to the point that few are even produced. Once the crème de la crème of 90’s cinema; the low budget charm of a genre that actually focuses on relationships devoid of crude shenanigans and characters worth caring about, has steadily diminished.

“The Food Guide to Love” provides hope that not all is lost in the arena of adult comedy. Richard Coyle stars as Oliver, a food critic, and lothario who has merged his two great passions together. Using food as a metaphor for love and relationships, he has found success as an author. His world of playboy frivolity is halted when he meets the free-spirited Bibiana (Leonor Watling).