I enjoy The Wedding Singer myself, but that was when Adam Sandler was actually funny. Blended is not as bad as Jack & Jill, or Grown Ups 1 or 2 and Just Go With It, but Blended is still a pretty terrible movie.
I am interested in sharing movie reviews with people with similar, or even not similar taste in movies. I watch at least a few movies every week and try to leave at least a short comment on all. (I would love to watch more, but that thing called work will keep getting in the way. LOL). I visit Flixster daily and possibly need a life! I am not stuck up about my movies, and I like most genres. While I do have a preference towards lower budget films, I can also enjoy a good chick flick.
Most of the movies I see are pretty average and I rate them around 3 stars. Anything lower than a 3 and you know I thought it was pretty bad, (if it got half a star, no comment!). Anything 3 and a half to 4 is pretty good. 5 stars, amazing.
I do not send out a lot of recommendations,(though sending more out these days than I have previously). I tend to figure most people here have seen older films or big budget ones. I will send out recommendations for smaller films that I think may have flown under people's radar. But I enjoy reading the recommendations of others, so keep them coming!
I do not add people with no reviews and I'm really not interested in those who want to just send the same old pick up lines out to ten other people. This is not a dating site, people! If you want to be real and chat about movies, then feel free to add me. Also, I have unadded people for sending me too many widgets - particularly of the soft porn variety. If I wanted to look at that, and be associated with it, I would be on a very different website!
I am pretty friendly and open minded, but as previously stated, I am here for the movies, so don't bother contacting me if you have other reasons for joining this site. Hate to sound horrible, but there have been a few lately....
This was really lame, even for a Lifetime movie. I actually don't mind a good TV movie - some are so bad they are good, and a 90's movie starring David Austin Green sounded promising. The plot also sounded interesting - David's character falls in love with his mothers glamorous best friend. Unfortunately it is incredibly boring, dull to look at, long for a TV movie... And I hated the end. Let's just say, he is not that young (or doesn't look it anyhow) that he would need to kowtow to his mother. Which I guess is actually fine anyhow as they were an unconvincing couple to start with.
To be honest, it's not *that* bad considering it's a movie about sports betting. I didn't expect to sit through all of it as it was, but I got increasingly more and more bored as it went along. There wasn't enough story outside of the betting, though the two lead characters were strong and had potential to be interesting. More Alexandria would have maybe improved the story. I think some of it is down to me. I really aren't into sports and sports movies. At all.
A movie I have seen several times over the years, including when it first came out at the cinema. While it's not perfect, and not an absolute favourite, I do enjoy it. Particularly Winona Ryder and Janeane Garofolo. Vicky, in particular was a very good character. I love her look and quirky personality. I do find Ethan Hawke's Troy an absolute twat, and that has only increased over the years. I can't believe he's the supposed hot guy you are meant to feel for. A womanising, chain smoking slacker. Mmm. Does it for me. Ben Stiller's character is a bit too yuppie to really cheer on, but he's preferable to Troy. Quite nostalgic 90's viewing and some good music on the soundtrack including Juliana Hatfield.
The second time I have seen this 70's classic remade, and the second time I wish they had left it alone. Like Angela Bettis before her, Chloe Grace Moretz is a good actress, but she's not Carrie. For a start, she is too pretty. Even at the beginning, with her hair scraped back, she is not an outsider. Sissy Spacek, while attractive in a strange way, also had an eerie quality to her which made it apparent why kids would pick on her. I believe in the original, the taunting kid on the bike calls her "creepy Carrie", where in this, it's "crazy Carrie". It is an important difference for this character. Ditto to the prom scene -Chloe is beautiful. The popular kids would have been all over her as one of them. This is so - so until the end. I didn't love it, and it felt unnecessary, but I could appreciate the effort of the cast to make this work. Until the end, where this makes the same mistake the previous remake made. Evil, vengeful Carrie stomping round with lots of violence and fire. I never got that the original Carrie was doing it on purpose. Or not to the point this one was. And don't even start me on Carrie's final words to Sue. Why the hell was that twist even in it? I also could have done without the modernising - Carrie has no place on You Tube. Honestly this story worked better in the 70's and if people are too dumb to want to watch an older movie, their loss.
On a rewatch, not quite as good as I remembered, but still liked it. Interesting story about a poisonous mother and the harm caused to her teenage daughter, even while she's in prison after murdering an ex boyfriend for rejecting her. The movie follows Astrid as she is shunted from foster home to foster home, yet still unable to break away totally from her mother who "would rather see her in the worst type of foster hell" than living with a decent foster mother.