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Abbey Finch

Abbey Finch

Abbey is a contributing blogger at Time Out. By day, she works in advertising and by night she distracts herself with a million different activities. Follow her on Instagram @atticus_finchx and check out her copywriting business, ScribeSpace.

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The 100 best thriller movies of all time

The 100 best thriller movies of all time

What makes a great thriller? Well, let’s see. Are your palms sweaty? Your teeth clenched? Is your heart pumping and your leg shaking uncontrollably? If so, the chances are that the movie you’re watching is doing its job. When done right, a thriller provokes a physical response more than any other genre, bar horror. Exactly how it initiates those reactions, however, varies greatly. In the pantheon of the best thrillers ever made, you’ll find murder, political intrigue, espionage, conspiracy, manipulation, gaslighting, and, of course, lots and lots of crime. But as a category of movie, the thriller is also loosely defined – within the genre, you’ll find examples of science fiction, horror, heists, action, even comedy, along with the ever-nebulous ‘psychological thriller’ subdivision. In other words, the thriller contains multitudes. But the best of them will always draw you in, make you sweat and leave you breathless. Here are the 100 greatest thrillers ever made. Written by Abbey Bender, Joshua Rothkopf, Phil de Semlyen, Tom Huddleston, Andy Kryza, Tomris Laffly & Matthew Singer RECOMMENDED: 🕯️ The 35 steamiest erotic thrillers ever made😬 The 20 best thriller movies on Netflix 💣 The 101 best action movies ever made🔪 The 35 steamiest erotic thrillers 🔥 The 100 best movies of all time

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The 10 types of people you'll definitely meet on Tinder in Jersey

The 10 types of people you'll definitely meet on Tinder in Jersey

Anyone who has gone down the Tinder rabbit hole in New Jersey knows it is not a course to be taken lightly. You’ll be bombarded with meaningless emojis, vapid conversations and, uh... way too many graphic selfies. If you’re ready to dive into the deep end of swiping left and right, here is the range of potential matches you’ll run into when your "Discovery Settings" radius reaches The Garden State. 1. The gym rat: He’ll be down for a date at LA Fitness and thinks he is a total gentlemen for buying you that extra scoop of whey powder in your post-workout smoothie. This guy is all about the GTL and is 100 percent DTF, too. 2. The single mom: She’s new to dating after a failed marriage and has no idea how to date or meet people—or really do much of anything besides drive little Jimmy to soccer practice. Runner up: the divorced dad looking for a casual fling.   3. The bro: He really loves catching Dave Matthews at the PNC Bank Arts Center while pretending to smoke pot and popping eight Polo collars at once. One would think that this sort of person went out of style years ago, but they're alive and well on Tinder in Jersey. 4. The chick in NYC who does not want to come out to the ‘burbs: He's not nearly as trendy as his New York match since she lives in a fifth-floor walkup in Morningside Heights and spends the weekends waiting in line at Le Bain. But hey, there are cool things to do in NJ, too, you know? 6. The person with a boring job: If you’re jonesing to date a data entry spe

10 adorable date spots to check out in New Jersey

10 adorable date spots to check out in New Jersey

Tired of dinner and a movie? Next date night, you and your significant other (or Tinder date!) don’t have to settle for the same old, same old in Jersey. Think outside the box and try one of these fun, quirky rendezvous spots instead. Pier 13 (1301 Sinatra Drive N, Hoboken): Get lost in your date’s eyes or, better yet, the views of the pristine Manhattan skyline while sipping summer cocktails and noshing on artisan food truck grub. Afterwards, grab a frozen treat at Amanda’s Bananas, then walk down a few blocks to Pier A for free Movies Under the Stars every Wednesday. Delsea Drive-In Theatre (2203 S Delsea Drive, Vineland): Don your finest poodle skirt or Buddy Holly glasses for a blast from the past at the drive-in in South Jersey’s town of Vineland. You pay by screen instead of movie, so if you’re up for it, you can catch a double or even a triple feature. Poached Pear Restaurant (816 Arnold Ave, Point Pleasant): After spending a sunny day at Point Pleasant Beach (or possibly reliving your childhood at Jenkinson’s Boardwalk), treat that special someone to a mind-blowing meal at the Poached Pear. The BYOB spot's offerings include pistachio panko-crusted salmon and rack of lamb persillade, with classic cheesecake for dessert.  Jersey Artisan Distillery (32 Pier Lane W, Fairfield): Take a tour of history at Jersey Artisan Distillery, New Jersey’s first distillery since the Prohibition era. Try the famed, highly-rated Busted Barrel rum and take an Uber home so your date doesn’

7 amazing New Jersey day trips that don't require a car

7 amazing New Jersey day trips that don't require a car

Despite it’s, uh... colorful reputation, New Jersey has a bevy of awesome spots for nature lovers, party animals, families and adventure seekers alike. But for Manhattanites and other city-dwellers, having a reliable form of personal transportation isn’t always an option. Fear not—getting to some of the cooler places in Jersey doesn’t have to out of reach. Here are a few fun day trips to take in New Jersey without a car: RECOMMENDED: See the full guide to New Jersey South Mountain Reservation, Millburn Photograph: Courtesy CC/Wikimedia Commons/Jared Kofsky/Placenj.com This idyllic paradise features more than 2,000 acres of pristine woodsy trails. Pack a picnic lunch or head to one of Millburn’s many astounding eateries for a brief return to civilization. One entrance is right across the street from the Millburn NJ Transit train stop, which is about a 45-minute ride from Penn Station. Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton Photograph: Courtesy CC/Wikimedia Commons/Mcavallini Who doesn’t want to peek up the dress of a giant Marilyn Monroe statue in the middle of lush green gardens? Grounds for Sculpture is giant 42-acre sculpture garden featuring amazing contemporary and classic outdoor artwork for you to admire. The park is a five-minute taxi ride from the Hamilton NJ Transit Train Stop—or a little more than half an hour if you choose to walk.  Liberty Science Center, Jersey City Photograph: Courtesy CC/Wikimedia Commons/Bernadette Marciniak Embrace your inner child at the super-c

Seven texts you’ve definitely sent if you live in Jersey

Seven texts you’ve definitely sent if you live in Jersey

Even though Jerseyans speak another language, we communicate like the rest of the world: through text. Whether you’re a new transplant or have lived in the Garden State your whole life, here are seven texts you’ve definitely sent. 1. "Can you pick me up at Penn Station? Please?" This all-too familiar text is the one you send at 2am to an understanding parent after you miss the last train out of New York City and can’t afford the $200 cab fare home. 2. "Moving to California." Jerseyans send this one every day between November through March, as well as during the heat and humidity of July and August. Basically, it’s nice to live in New Jersey during about three months of the year. 3. "Bagels before shore tomorrow?" A 9am bagel meeting time is standard before a beach day. Depending on where you live in Jersey, you’ll either get an egg and cheese with pork roll or Taylor ham on a plain toasted bagel. 4. "Ew. That diner sucks." In Jersey, there are as many diners as people. So, when your friend suggests the joint with sub-par disco fries, you can shoot him or her down immediately with an alternative suggestion. There’s no reason to settle. 5. "S.O.S. in PA. Where does the gas pump go?" In Jersey, we don’t pump our own gas, so naturally we freak out when it’s time to refuel in another state. Follow-up questions include: "How do I pay?" and "If I spill gas on myself, will I become flammable?" 6. "Can’t text. Stuck in traffic on Parkway." The Garden State Parkway is like a Mario Kart

Six reasons why bridge-and-tunnel dating is the worst when you live in Jersey

Six reasons why bridge-and-tunnel dating is the worst when you live in Jersey

Dating in New Jersey can be a drag, especially if you’re sifting through short-tempered meatheads and guys who still live with their mothers. To escape a dreaded single life, many of us Jerseyians dip into the New York City dating pool, only to encounter even rockier waters. Now that you’ve swiped right on a stunning bachelor with a swinging loft in the West Village, it’s time to learn the hard truth: Dating New Yorkers is the worst if you live in Jersey. Here's why. 1. You'll never be visited in the 'burbs. New Yorkers are always going to lament how "hard: it is to get out of the city. Car owners in New York are about as rare as unicorns, making interstate transportation tricky. Plus, figuring out NJ Transit requires a magic decoder ring. If you live in Jersey and are dating a New Yorker, you are going to be making a lot of trips across the Hudson. 2. Their overachiever friends are just obnoxious.  Don’t run multiple startups? Didn’t just close a multi-million dollar real estate deal? Attended a small liberal arts college outside of the city instead of an Ivy? If that's the case, New Yorkers basically make you feel like you’ve done nothing with your life. 3. They assume you don’t live in New York because you can’t afford it. Just like Brooklynites, some people live outside of Manhattan because they actually want to. Some of us like more living space, extra greenery, and reduced smog inhalation. I know crazy, right? 4. The fact that you just spent $30 in pre-date transportati