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As we all know, today is a very special day for lovers. It’s Valentine’s day! For some, it’s a day traditionally reserved to acknowledge the special someone in your life with a gift or treat that lets them know how much you care. Flowers, Cards, Romantic Candle-lit dinners… making memories that will make your heart melt.

For the rest of us, it’s– February 14th, a Sunday (this year) and a great day to relax, maybe log off from all the super sappy social media posts (that we know we’re going to see), curl up in front of the TV and watch some great movies.

So if you don’t have a boo, don’t worry- We’re here to help with a list of the best Anti-Valentine’s Day movies to help you take your mind off not being in a lovey-dovey ass mood.

We came up with a list of movies that can make you laugh, cry or scare your heart right out of your chest.

All with one common theme though—that love is never what it’s cracked up to be.

Up first- “The War Of The Roses” (1989) Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner star as the ideal married couple who slowly fall horribly apart. If you’ve ever wondered how two people, who at first seemed so perfect for one another, slowly end up hating the sight of each other, this movie is a good example of how it happens.

“The Break Up” (2006) In this movie, Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn also start off so in love- they’re the typical couple, but once they move into their dream condo together- their relationship starts to get really real. They go from “lovebirds” to “roommates” and awkwardness ensues when neither one of them wants to be the first to say goodbye… to their investment in their shared property.

“Blue Valentine” (2010) Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams are two young lovers who fall in love before they even know who they are. Like so many people who marry young, they discover after building a life together and starting a family that sometimes “love” just isn’t enough.

“Waiting to Exhale” (1995) This movie is a classic, based on the best-selling novel by Terry McMillan. I recommend getting together with your best girlfriends and grabbing plenty of wine and Kleenex for this one. The all-star cast of Whitney Houston, Angela Bassett, Lela Rochon, and Loretta Divine playing four girlfriends trying to navigate their relationships with men from different starting points will remind you how important it is to put your love of self first.

“He’s Just Not That Into You” (2009) Another great movie you can watch with your girls as it explores all the pitfalls of dating and misreading signals from the opposite sex. Another film based on another best-selling book that definitely drops a gem or two.

“What’s Love Got to Do with it?” (1993) Laurence Fishburne and Angela Bassett play the iconic rock duo of Ike and Tina Turner in this film based on Tina’s autobiography. Their rocky marriage and rise to fame despite drug abuse, cheating, and domestic violence shows you that no matter how perfect a couple may appear, you never know what really goes on inside a marriage.

“Cruel Intentions” (1999) This movie is another book adaption, set in the late ’90s with a bunch of obnoxiously rich prep school kids. Ryan Phillippe, Sarah Michelle Gellar, and Reese Witherspoon star as narcissistic teenagers who use sex and manipulation as weapons against their classmates. Nothing like watching a young man tricking a girl into thinking he’s in love with her and then breaking her heart for sport to make you thankful you’re still single.

“The Shining” (1980) You may think this is a far-out choice but, to be honest, it’s a personal favorite. Jack Nicholson and Shelly Duvall star as a married couple who take a job as caretakers to a hotel for the winter.  Based on Stephen King’s novel, just imagine being locked away with your significant other for months, isolated from the world, and slowly coming to the realization that he or she is losing their mind-consumed with intent to kill you. Yup, sounds like marriage to me!

“Gone Girl” (2014) Another movie that proves you never really know the person you love is Gone Girl, this movie which is also based on a best-selling book, stars Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, and Tyler Perry, in the story of a seemingly loving couple who have more going on under the surface. They seem perfect on the outside, but they are far from it. It’s also a cautionary tale that teaches you to never put anything past your significant other.

“Fatal Attraction” (1987) Michael Douglas and Glenn Close star in this cautionary tale of what happens when a husband tries to have a tiny little affair while his wife is out of town. When this movie came out years ago, it made a lot of men nervous, but when you watch it today- you realize maybe Glenn Close’s character wasn’t that bad.

“Thin Line Between Love and Hate” (1996) Martin Lawrence, Lynn Whitfield, and Bobby Brown star in this film, which is very much like “Fatal Attraction.” Martin’s character Darnell is a ladies’ man who doesn’t realize when he’s bucked up on the wrong woman. She told him not to play with her.

“It Follows” (2014) This movie is a seriously scary horror flick about a sexually transmitted disease that kills you, and the only way to save yourself is to pass it on. It will make you grateful that you are not out here sleeping with the wrong people.

“Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” (2004) Ever been so in love in a relationship that the break up was so painful you wish you could just erase the person from your mind? Well, that’s the plot of this movie starring Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet. It’s definitely a movie that shows how emotionally and mentally difficult it can be to break a soul tie.

“The Wedding Singer” (1998)This is my hands down favorite Adam Sandler movie, and it’s also a great movie for anyone who’s down on love. Sandler plays a hopeless romantic who’s dreamed of getting married since he was a little boy. He’s so in love with the idea of love he doesn’t realize what a blessing it is when his fiancée ditches him at the altar. It’s a great way to remind yourself that love finds you when it’s time.

What are some of your favorite Anti-Valentine’s Day movies?




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Open Post: Michelle Obama praises Zaya Wade’s courage and bravery

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Michelle Obama took time out of her busy schedule to chat with male-to-female adolescent Zaya Wade.

The former First Lady told Zaya she was proud of the youngster who is ex-NBA star Dwyane Wade’s youngest born son, formerly Zion Wade.

The chat was awkward and both participants seemed at a loss for words at times.

What does a grown woman say to a 12-year-old child who is apparently on female hormones and puberty blockers?

“We’ve already heard so many great things about you,” Mrs. Obama said, as the youngster giggled.

Zaya skipped a class to chat with Mrs. Obama who was very appreciative.

“I am just so proud of you, being an amazing role model and embracing your truth right?” Obama said.

Democrats are gently steering more Black boys to try puberty blockers. Joe Biden’s assistant health secretary Dr. Rachel Levine previously expressed support for gender confirming surgery in teens.

Dr. Levine, who is openly transgender, said “street youth” should not receive puberty blockers, but proceed immediately to taking cross-sex hormones.

“You’re already doing this,” Mrs. Obama told Zaya, “so maybe this is for some other young people that are listening.”
 

 

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Outrage: Space Jam’s Lola Bunny is decidedly less sexy in the sequel

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Social media is in an uproar over the modernized, less sexy look of Space Jam 1 star Lola Bunny in the sequel, Space Jam: A New Legacy.

If you recall, the original Lola Bunny was a top heavy sexy siren who made male fans forget for a minute that she was an animated bunny rabbit.

But this is a new day, and liberals have taken over Hollywood. They have something to say about top heavy sexy sirens — even if they are just cartoon rabbits.

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Fans are mortified over the desexualization of Lola Bunny 2.0 in the sequel. Gone are Lola’s sexy curves and her ample boobs are nonexistent. Instead of a crop top and short shorts, Lola is clad in the same genderless team uniform as the boys.

Social media reacted to the drastic change by pointing out that Lola Bunny now looks like a WNBA player — 80% of whom are male-identified lesbians.
 

L.A. Lakers star LeBron James makes his leading man debut in the new Space Jam: A New Legacy sequel to 1996’s Space Jam starring the g.o.a.t. Michael Jordan.

LeBron appears in the sequel alongside the Looney Tunes all-stars: Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tweety, Taz and Lola Bunny.

But no one is talking about LeBron, because, apparently, a bunny rabbit is more interesting than he is.
 

LeBron is probably not happy that a bunny rabbit is taking all his shine in his first big screen debut.

No doubt someone on his team sat him down and gently explained that if no one was talking about Lola Bunny, there would be no buzz about the film at all.

Space Jam: A New Legacy director Malcolm D. Lee dismissed the criticism of new look Lola Bunny.

He tells Entertainment Weekly that he was caught off guard by the “very sexualized” look of the original Lola Bunny, and he thought her look should be updated for a more liberal audience.

“This is 2021. It’s important to reflect the authenticity of strong, capable female characters, a.k.a. the team’s best non-LeBron player.”

His explanation may be PC, but fans are exhausted by the liberal gymnastics.

One Twitter user wrote: “I don’t care that Lola Bunny is dressed less sexy in Space Jam 2 but I am unbelievably exhausted by the idea that the way you communicate that a female character is to be taken seriously is by removing her boobs.”

A fan of the original took the time to depict Lola Bunny 2.0 the way she should look in 2021.

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Here’s what others on social media had to say about the drastic change Lola has undergone in the sequel:




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The CDC Updated Its Zombie Apocalypse Preparedness Guide

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The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a guide for how to survive a zombie apocalypse.

“Dawn of the Dead,” “Zombieland,” we’ve seen all the zombie classics on screen. But could it possibly happen in real life? The CDC seemingly thinks so. The 16th-century French astrologer Nostradamus predicted there would be a zombie apocalypse in 2021, and here we are in 2021, and the CDC is not going to slip up without letting you know how to be ready for it….if it does happen.

According to Yahoo! News, the CDC recently updated its Zombie Preparedness section on its website, which was initially created in 2011. While the CDC notes that it’s clearly a joke, it seems they aren’t taking any chances since we are still recovering from a sudden global pandemic that none of us knew how to prepare for.

“Wonder why zombies, zombie apocalypse, and zombie preparedness continue to live or walk dead on a CDC web site?” the landing page reads. “As it turns out, what first began as a tongue-in-cheek campaign to engage new audiences with preparedness messages has proven to be a very effective platform. We continue to reach and engage a wide variety of audiences on all hazards preparedness via ‘zombie preparedness.’”

For those wanted to know what to do, the CDC provides lesson plans for teachers on zombie preparedness equipped with a downloadable poster that reads, “Get a Kit. Make a Plan. Be Prepared.” The guide also instructs people to be well-stocked with food, water, and medical supplies to last at least 72 hours. It also says to make sure to have power sources, medical records, and an emergency supply of prescription drugs. The page states that if you get bit by a zombie, you’re a “goner” but that “you can use these supplies to treat basic cuts and lacerations that you might get during a tornado or hurricane.”

John Sellick, a professor in the Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, says he thinks the guide isn’t a bad idea. “I think it’s great,” he said. “As we’ve seen with coronavirus, disaster preparedness is crucial.”




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