Keep it short!

by Niki Kefala

Summer Shorts are great to wear in the warmer weather. Τhe perfect shorts should fall between one and two inches above your knee. Too short and you’ll get a terse email from HR, too long and you’ll look like a grandmother. But the choice is yours and here are some options perfect for the sidewalk and the beach.

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The Mummy (2017)

by Niki Kefala

You only have to watch the trailer to know that director and producer Alex Kurtzman’s reboot of Brendan Fraser’s once-charming mummy movies is a totally mess. It’s a shame that Universal has allowed the production of a weak product. This is the beginning of the “Dark Universe” and that only makes even more painful this failed attempt to create a universe of films that could work better independently.

It is the worst movie I’ve seen in months because it reaches the minimum levels of entertainment and the plot has more holes than Princess Ahmanet dresses. Tom Cruise doesn’t seem convinced by his own character but he is in great shape for this film and maybe he is the only reason to watch it.

Wonder Woman (2017)

by Niki Kefala

“Wonder Woman” is a superhero movie that fulfills the heroic and mythic demands of that genre and also embraces issues of female power and the need to turn from hate to love, war to peace. It is a movie with a good romantic rapport by Gadot and Pine, a solid secondary cast and a dramatic idea contained in Allan Heinberg’s script. Patty Jenkins rises above the pressure and brings a solid, interesting and humorous story to life. As Wonder Woman, Gal Gadot is perfect and ideal for this role. The only bad thing in this movie is that there are too many villains, none of them dramatically strong enough to be much of a threat, and the most interesting characters get killed off too soon. But in short, Wonder Woman is a wonder.

Baywatch (2017)

by Niki Kefala

Good cast is wasted in this unfunny and predictable film. If you were fun of “Baywatch” series on TV then you know what to expect from this movie. The truth is that “Baywatch” won’t make anyone think about anything, except maybe about where to plan their next vacation where they, too, can run in slow motion on the sand. But it’s summer and maybe this is not too bad. The sad part is that this movie falls back on cheap jokes that simply aren’t that funny. Fans of Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron will still have a good time because they have nothing to do but look good in a movie that is otherwise a conceptual disaster.

Why high heels are so perfect?

by Niki Kefala

The best way to elevate an ensemble is to add a heel. A stashed pair of stilettos underneath an office desk can be the key to taking your attire from cubicle ready to revved up for date night, while a mere matter of additional inches can create the illusion of miles of endless legs. Summer style is no different. Whether as a spindly slingback or a chunky clog, an open-toe daytime heel has the power to transform any look.

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)

by Niki Kefala

Johnny Depp returns to the big screen as the iconic Jack Sparrow in the “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.” A cartoon like Depp and a boring plot sends this fifth “Pirates” to the bottom. It has a few thrilling action sequences, but it’s often loud and dumb and most unfortunately, lacks the wit and fun that made the first Pirates of the Caribbean so entertaining.

Oscar winners Geoffrey Rush and Javier Bardem do their best but they can’t save this ship from drawing. It’s fine for a bit, but then you realize that you’ve seen all of these things before, and they aren’t getting any fresher. If there was ever a point of time where this franchise would permanently end, now is the right moment.