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About Lauren Cohen

Lauren Cohen was born and raised in Miami Beach and graduated from the University of Miami with a bachelor’s degree in Motion Pictures. She has been writing about film since 2009, with her movie reviews and features appearing regularly in and Miami Beach News, among others. She’s interviewed some of the most recognizable faces in the film industry, including Daniel Craig, Emma Stone, Channing Tatum, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Javier Bardem. An avid supporter of the arts, Lauren also works with the Miami Film Festival to promote the best of world cinema to the Miami community.

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What to Wear Where: Wild About Kids Gala

Everyone loves a theme party, and there are few themes more fun than those that embrace the 1920s. It’s an opportunity to go all out with heavily embellished gowns, sequins, feathers and sparkles galore! And that’s just one of the reasons that the 11th Annual “Wild About Kids” Gala is sure to be a night to remember. Benefitting the Boys and Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade, this year’s Great Gatsby-themed event will be comprised of a cocktail reception, silent auction, formal wear fashion showcase, dinner and dancing.
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What to Wear Where - 6th Annual Haute Tea Luncheon

Let's be honest: you've always wanted an excuse to wear one of those gorgeous oversized Kentucky Derby hats you see in the movies. In Miami, it's not particularly easy to find an occasion for such a piece. But at this year's 6th Annual Haute Tea Luncheon benefiting the Diabetes Research Institute, a statement hat isnt just fitting -- it's the name of the game.
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What to Wear Where - Inner Circle of Twelve Luncheon

On Friday, October 20th, the American Cancer Society will have its 10th Annual Inner Circle of Twelve Luncheon, where they’ll honor twelve outstanding women for their philanthropy and continued dedication to ACS’s mission.

Attendees at this upscale event will enjoy a cocktail reception, lunch, as well as a silent auction with everything from jewelry to spa packages. All of this benefits a wonderful cause, and you deserve an outfit equally wonderful to match...
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Movie Review: Brads Status

Brad Sloan (Ben Stiller) is a man whose public façade has cracked. With each passing day, he finds it harder and harder to keep up his everyday friendly exterior. He’s bursting at the seams with an inexplicable need to be real, to put into words the politically incorrect feelings we bury deep inside us: resentment of friends; competitiveness for no good reason, the absence of joy for others’ successes; the lack of gratitude for all the world has given him. On paper, he seems thoroughly unlikable. But on screen, Brad is an amalgamation of those of us who can’t help but wish we had more...
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What to Wear Where: Behind the Magic

SocialMiami’s 2nd Annual Behind the Magic Tablescapes & Culinary Experience is just around the corner, and we have you covered when it comes to showing up in style!

Join us on Wednesday, October 4th at Soho Studio Wynwood from 12pm to 6pm as we bring together South Florida's top event companies that make our city special. We will be showcasing tablescapes by prominent event designers, planners and culinary demonstrations by South Florida’s most celebrated caterers...
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Movie Review: The Glass Castle

To meet Rex Walls via Jeannette Walls’ 2005 memoir “The Glass Castle” is to be swept away by a powerhouse of a figure: a man who is both brilliant and destructive; warm and crass. He’s a vibrant free spirit who makes every living moment an adventure, but also a damaged soul facing too many demons to fend off. He’s someone you love and hate, but never someone you love to hate...
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The Big Sick is an Instant Romantic Comedy Classic

They say a great comedian knows how to find humor in even the darkest corners of the human experience. If you believe this to be true, then one thing is for certain: Kumail Nanjiani is a great comedian.
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Be a Rock Star for a Night at PlugIN Karaoke’s Brand-New Venue at Gulfstream Park

Last weekend I went to PlugIN Karaoke to celebrate my 28th birthday. Armed with 15 of my closest friends, I was slightly hesitant -- few of us were singers, and even less were comfortable being in the spotlight. But after stepping foot into one of PlugINs private upscale karaoke rooms, all of that changed. Within minutes, everyone was eager to get their hands on one of the four mics available or the tablet that allows guests to choose from over 35,000 songs. We were automatic and enthusiastic karaoke converts...
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Review: La La Land

Have you ever walked down the street, emotions silently bursting, and wishing the outside world would acknowledge your current state of being through song? It's what made Singin' in the Rain's titular number such a lasting treasure -- it captured the perhaps stifled desire we have to sing, dance, and jump in puddles during a moment of euphoria...
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Miami Film Festival Reveals 2016 GEMS Line-up

The main edition of the Miami Film Festival may not be back until March 2017, but film lovers can rest easy knowing that their festival fix is just a quick month away. Miami Film Festival’s mini fall festival GEMS will take place exclusively at MDC’s Tower Theater from October 13-16, promising us four days of stunning world cinema and festivities. Boasting an impressive 13-film line-up, GEMS is bringing Miami audiences the Florida premieres of some of the most buzzed-about movies to hit the festival circuit this year, including critically-acclaimed films from Cannes, Sundance and Berlin.

Still from Don't Call Me Son
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Review: Me Before You

Romantic tearjerkers are a grand chick-flick tradition. In the world of weepies, we can’t fully understand two characters’ never-ending love for each other until we witness the unbearable grieving they inevitable feel upon being torn apart; it’s emotional masochism at its finest. Even when it’s half-baked – and it usually is -- there’s something so satisfying about leaving a theater with red-rimmed eyes after two hours of emotional cleansing. But every once in a while, that formula is held to a bit of a higher standard, aiming to earn your tears rather than just forcefully extracting them through whatever means necessary...
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