Lucy Hale

A Nice Girl Like You

by Alan Rapp on February 24, 2021

in Home Video

  • Title: A Nice Girl Like You
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A Nice Girl Like You DVD reviewLucy Hale stars as pornophobic violinist who attempts to become less inhibited following her break-up with her boyfriend (Stephen Friedrich). Adapted from Ayn Carrillo Gailey’s book Pornology, the idea for the film is to follow the misadventures of a “good girl” investigating the world of pornography and sexual enlightenment with the help of her friends (Mindy Cohn, Jackie Cruz, and Adhir Kalyan) while also dating a new man (Leonidas Gulaptis) and struggling to earn a prestigious position with the New York Philharmonic.

While the book has received praise for being witty and hilarious, the film far is more luke-warm romcom than edgy sexcapade. Hale is likable enough in the role of the wide-eyed innocent entering a different world out of curiosity, and to prove something to herself, but the script doesn’t offer much of interest despite the subject matter. And for a film presumably based on real-life experiences, A Nice Girl Like You too often feels cliched and over-the-top. Some of the “humor” involves a horse taking a huge crap during a wedding, a public humiliation from a sexual psychic (Nadia Quinn), and a “cute” pregnancy scare.

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Lucy Hale is In Style

by Alan Rapp on March 4, 2020

in Books & Magazines

Lucy Hale - InStyle (March 2020)

Promoting her new show Katy Keene, Lucy Hale can be found in the March issue of InStyle.

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Katy Keene – Pilot

by Alan Rapp on February 7, 2020

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: Katy Keene – Pilot
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“Welcome to New York.”

Katy Keene - Pilot television review

The sunnier and less-murdery Rivendale spin-off is also features modern interpretations of several classic Archie Comics characters starting with personal shopper and aspiring fashion designer Katy Keene (Lucy Hale). The show’s pilot episode features the arrival of Katy’s friend Josie McCoy (Ashleigh Murray) in New York which helps our titular character reexamine the state of her life working for a bitchy boss (Katherine LaNasa) instead of perusing her own dreams (and pursuing one’s dreams seems to be the show’s not-so-subtle primary theme). The other Archie character’s filling out the foursome are aspiring Broadway performer Jorge “Ginger” Lopez (Jonny Beauchamp) and the less developed “it girl” Pepper Smith (Julia Chan).

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Lucy Hale’s Haute Life

by Alan Rapp on June 19, 2018

in Books & Magazines

Lucy Hale - Haute Living (June 2018)

Former Pretty Little Liar Lucy Hale is the cover girl for the June issue of Haute Living. You can check out her pics inside.

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Truth or Dare

by Alan Rapp on April 11, 2018

in Movie Reviews 

  • Title: Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare
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Truth or Dare movie reviewDirector Jeff Wadlow‘s Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare is pretty standard stuff as a group of college kids get in over their heads in a bizarre situation that threatens all of their lives. While on their final spring break of college in Mexico, a stranger (Landon Liboiron) invites Olivia (Lucy Hale), Markie (Violett Beane), Lucas (Tyler Posey), Penelope (Sophia Ali), Tyson (Nolan Gerard Funk), Brad (Hayden Szeto), and Ronnie (Sam Lerner) to a cursed mission where he entices them into a game of truth or dare that gets deadly serious.

Even after returning to college days later, the students find themselves still stuck in a game that forces them to tell secret truths to and about each other or perform increasingly dangerous dares. Failure or refusal of a turn isn’t an option as death claims the player.

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