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Triple Dog (2010)
wow, not great
I have watched a LOT of movies in my life. Good movies, great movies, bad movies, HORRIBLE movies...I love movies.
This movie? Sucked. Why? Well the girls all had pretty terrible personalities...not anything to care about. Shallow, bitchy, shallow and oh, did I mention SHALLOW???
Supposedly the main character is the birthday girl, but a character named Chapin steals the movie and not in a good way at ALL. She is over the top, looks WAY too young for the part, too small and cute to be as mean as she is supposed to be. When she slaps the one girl called Liza it is NOT believable in the least. The Liza girl is bigger and looks tougher/older. Maybe the casting person should have switched the actresses for their roles. Bullies aren't usually petite and have little blonde locks.
As a woman who used to be a teen girl, these girls were not WORTHY of any second glances from any decent person... male or female. Just a waste of space, the movie, the characters and there you go.
Don't bother watching unless you are really looking for a bad movie to watch.
I'd much rather watch or have in the background, ANY SciFi channel monster movie..including Sharknado and Big Ass Spider. BIG A Spider is quite good and funny. Those characters were way more likable than these girls.
Hope this helps.
Elvis and Anabelle (2007)
Such a good movie
This was a delight to watch. I knew nothing before watching it, except for the tiny description on TV. Being a native Texan, I am often disappointed in actor's accents when they are portraying a Texan or someone from a nearby southern state. I was not disappointed in the accents in this movie, which made it more endearing. The daddy, played by Joe Mantegna was wonderful. He reminded me SO MUCH of a sweet southern man we knew a few years back. We do love our quirky types here.
Blake Lively was sweet and didn't overplay. I never watched Gossip girl, and have only seen a few things with her in it, but she was really believable. Max Minghella had a believable stance/walk and just wonderful.
I hope you watch the movie and appreciate it. It is sad, happy, endearing and was way more of a film than I had expected.
Larry Crowne (2011)
I disagree with this needing spice. It wasn't written to be action packed, full of CGI etc. It was to show what a man of about 50 does when he is downsized, through no fault of his own. If you are over 30 and have gone back to school, possibly at a local community college or ANY college really, when J. Roberts is dragging her chalk across the board with a lack of enthusiasm...I felt like I sat through her class more than once. The subtle humor of the students and teachers, LOVE GEORGE T. IN THIS... is fantastic. When Julia's character is talking to her husband about Porn and he says, "I'm a guy, being a guy, being a guy..." It stays with you. Not all guys act that way... So, if you aren't 12 or 18 and have gone through a few difficulties in life, check our Larry Crowne. It will fill you with a warm optimism, that you might be able to make it through the next crisis with a little bit of humor.
Love Etc. (2010)
good, but figured out a few things pretty quickly.
I don't often review films. I love movies though, all kinds, including documentaries and shorts. While, most may think of New York as the beginning and end to stories of love, adventure and life that isn't exactly true. This documentary did choose a somewhat diverse group of people and so it will keep you interested. SPOILERS!!!! The elderly couple was beautiful and heart breaking all at the same time. Their love story is what I hope we ALL aim for...the being with each other, through everything that comes, with dignity and loyalty and again, with much LOVE.
The young Indian couple that got married, in my humble opinion should NOT have gotten married. That young man had about as much enthusiasm for his new wife, as a roll of toilet paper. He also lacked enthusiasm for pretty much everything around him. Why was he chosen for this film? I felt sorry for the new bride, but not completely, because she did choose him ....knowing he was rather numb and condescending. He was so cold and uncaring...kind of to an extreme...like he was emotionally lazy. Why he should be considered a "love" example is beyond me. (and lazy in other ways too...just watch how he is at home, at his parent's house.)
The Man starting off with his two infants was WONDERFUL. Period. The love he had for those babies and his friends, his life, his job. I wish we could ALL have his enthusiasm for life and love. And, all without being corny or pushy with his emotions and personality. Those are two lucky babies to have him as a daddy.
The young dating couple, with the girl being accepted to Dartmouth, was sweet, but I knew within minutes they wouldn't last in their relationship. Why? Once she was accepted to Dartmouth, she required constant reassurance from her boyfriend, that he would miss her, that he loved her, and in a whiny tone too. She was going through a typical and normal reaction to moving away and making a HUGE change in her life. But, instead of anyone in her family saying anything, she voiced her fears of the unknown, by getting constant affirmations of love from her boyfriend, who, as we all suspect, would be dropped the minute her fears were faced and she realized just how much fun she was going to have in school, meeting new people, new guys, and experiencing the world independently for the first time. She keeps him dangling though, by remaining "friends." Calling and encouraging her ex to keep in touch and to "check up on her weekly." Maybe she will mature in other ways while at Dartmouth. Take a few Psychology courses possibly.
The Single dad who is set up by his son and his son's friend, with the mother of said friend, is the next example of a love relationship. I knew the FIRST minute I saw her with him, she was NOT into the dad. I don't know why she wasn't, he was funny, outgoing, handsome, a great and caring dad, a hard worker and loyal. You could tell his kids adored him and he was respected by them and adored them back. To see that in this cynical day and age, is heart warming and inspiring all on its own. However, this woman whom he considered "hot" and "sexy" and just about perfect, was SO distant in her movements, her eyes especially and I expected her to drop out of his life even faster than she did. She was on him about drinking, smoking, not doing this, not doing that....and not in a particularly sexy or hot manner....more cold than anything. It broke my heart when he said at the end of his part of the film that he knew he needed to "grow up." Huh? Because he smokes and drinks? He IS grown up, he is raising his kids, paying his bills and going to work, how grown up does he think he has to be? HE deserved better than that cold woman and I hope he finds a woman who deserves him as much as he would deserve her. It also had nothing to do with their age difference...and everything to do with her and her "not being into him" like he was into her...period. The old saying about Latin people being all hot and warm on the inside as well as out most definitely didn't apply to this woman. Poor dad was a tad blinded by what he THOUGHT he saw in her.
The movie itself, is wonderfully warm and open and not annoying in it's presentation. I would LOVE for a film to be based in another city other than New York. Just because there are a LOT of people there, does not particularly mean that the ones there correlate to people in California, Nebraska, Louisiana or Texas. Society in all other areas have a major influence on "love" and relationships...not bad or better, just different, just as New York and the surrounding areas influence relationships there.
Lovely film and would suggest it to anyone interested in a Big City view of Love.
And, wishing us ALL luck in love, in all our relationships. : ) So, please, no haters.
The Boy Next Door (2008)
in ref. to quil's review
When I decide to watch movies on Lifetime, I don't expect Oscar quality directing, writing or acting. I don't know who this Quil guy is, but he continually puts down women over 30...check his reviews. Negative, cruel and mean.
This movie isn't the best, nor is it the worst. It is VERY frustrating because the main character is trying to defend herself through out to prove her innocence. Legally, the cops couldn't do half the things they did without alerting her and providing search warrants etc. Ridiculous. What, the only person who could possibly kill the guy is a woman who is new in town, that happens to write novels, including murder mysteries? Geez. At least with the character in Basic Instinct they had a bunch of circumstantial evidence to bring her in for questioning. This poor girl barely knew the kid.
I suggest if you are ever looking for an absolutely perfect movie to watch.....don't choose Lifetime or generic TV channels. Rent or purchase movies that have been on the big screen, with fantastic writers/actors/directors or indie films etc. But, if you want a snotty, jerky, and obnoxious review from a guy who pretty much hates everything, read Quil's .....he has plenty of those.
And, I didn't think Dina's rear end was wide nor is she ugly or past her prime. Get over yourself Quil. Maybe you can start writing screenplays and can then choose the actors/actresses you would like to see in your own movies. I would love to review YOUR work.
On Strike for Christmas (2010)
Wow...not that great
Okay, I'm all for sappy, silly, mushy, good, not so good, any kind of Christmas/Holiday movies. Really...I love watching Fa La La La Lifetime movies and pretty much all holiday movies.
This one? Not so great. I usually don't care if they are that good or not, but man....Daphne Zuniga's sort of sweet baby talk voice throughout this thing when she had raised the two most selfish, self absorbed boys, and the most unappreciative husband was completely annoying.
Someone else should have been the mom...possibly Julia Duffy, who did look WAY too young to play Daphne's mom. Bad casting I agree.
But, as a REAL mom who catered, makes about 7 different art items and sells them, has hosted teacher parties, private parties and more all at this, the pretty much busiest party time of the year, would NOT have talked so sweet and baby to my selfish family, had her family been mine. Man.....whoever wrote this should have pointed out the meaning of Christmas to those selfish boys and to the husband.
My husband sprung a HUGE housewarming for his coworkers at OUR house with a one wk. notice and he was all about shopping for the items for me to use for making the massive foods etc. and helping me. He asked me last minute, so he fully helped me get ready. This chick's family? Man oh man.
And they all kept hushing her with "I'm sorry...and smirking." What was THAT about?
Whoever wrote this should have at least made the mom a bit stronger or less door mat shaped. Strong enough to poor cake batter over the son's selfish heads and telling the husband to get the dept. head at his work, to hire a catering company to handle the dang party.
Okay, enough griping. Such stupid boys and dad.
I KNOW there are guys out there who can cook, clean and shop....I see them at the grocery store. So, let's hear it for YOU guys...not these guys.
And, no offense Daphne....talk in a real voice next time.
Thanks. Merry Merry to ya.
The Vicious Kind (2009)
After a few minutes of this film....not knowing anything about who directed it, who wrote it or what it was about..going in completely "blind" ....I guessed it was written by a guy. And, yes...it was.
I'm so tired of movies where women characters are written this way...as with the Brittany Snow character. I don't know too many girls/women etc. that would find a man attractive, almost a stranger they've known them such a short time, after he talks to her like she is a complete idiot and calls her almost every horrible name in the book, then is physically threatening. COME ON!!! What is that saying to young women out there? Look hot, be shallow and it doesn't matter if a guy is clean/gross/smokes/is abusive, you are going to find that guy SO irresistible in a few hours that you will want to give your virginity to him in a room down the hall from a guy who LOVES you and treats you like a queen.
BULLLLLLLLLL. While there are some women of all ages who might do this on a rare occasion....a woman who is intelligent, has a shred of self worth is NOT going to do this.
Not only is the Caleb character a complete jerk, he has no qualities that stand out that make you want to care about him. We ALL have bad things in our lives and history. Parents split up, have affairs, dogs get run over, crazy stalker ex's and more....but his character was written without a smidge of any likability. Why in the world would ANYONE but a woman he has paid, WANT to have sex with him. He wasn't even somewhat likable until almost the last few seconds of the movie.
How about a non-confused woman, who not only DOESN'T have sex with the loser brother, but refuses to get in the truck after his behavior at the beginning of the trip? We may not have had a movie or story after that, but that sounds like a good idea to me.
Grow up to the boys/men on here calling women whores..... no one wants to love a mouth that says EVERY woman is a whore JUST because she is female. How narrow minded is that? And so angry.
Maybe someone else will adore this movie, but if they do....try to keep in mind it is JUST a movie and not only are women not all whores, not all fathers are adulterous jerks and sons/brothers smoking, abusive stalkers.
Or I hope not.
Freaks and Geeks (1999)
I didn't watch this show much when it was originally, but recently caught a mess of them during a marathon showing.
I did see a few back when it was on and I remembered how wimpy the girl's mom character was. I was in high school in 80, so yes I'm old. But, I knew a bunch of people. Bunches. And, their parents. NONE of them were half as wimpy as that mom. What was her deal? Really bugged me now that I'm a mom. As a matter of fact, all my friends hung out with my mom at my house, when they had problems or whatever, because she was open and so easy to talk to. This particular mom character seemed more like a timid new step mom afraid to talk to the new step-kids. So, that wasn't super real to the times. A lot of the moms I knew back then were a lot more like Kitty on the 70's show...outgoing and getting more spunky due to the times etc.
But, this is a good show. Especially the forcing of showers on the kids after gym class, the music is great, and the boys being obsessed with Rush and other bands of the times, walking around with their sticks drumming all the time. hahah
Just Friends (2005)
First, I have to say some of the stuff is a little TOO frustrating, BUT I will watch Ryan Reynolds in pretty much anything. He is so funny!!!
I absolutely love how he and his younger brother are constantly beating the bejeepers out of each other and yelling "TRUCE..............." Cracks me up.
And, Anna Farris will do almost anything for a laugh, which is great.
Poor Ryan's character with all the things not working out, and then having to wear a retainer and then the drool. HAHAHAH. Had a similar thing happen to me when I was in junior high. HORRIBLE, but funny in the movie. : )
I shouldn't rate this yet, haven't finished watching it, however, the Kramer character IS cracking me up. Does anyone else think he speaks like an English accented Captain Kirk, William Shatner 60's style?
The pacing and inflection is so funny. I wonder if he realized he was doing that?
"They............are...........among us.........even now. Pause "One meal..........for one man.............will not.........." and on and on.
I am an avid Sci Fi movie fan...books too....I just wish they had some better writers for the movies ON the Syfy channel. Sheesh. Don't waste your actors.....Luke Goss, Ed Speleers, James Frain (another movie) and more.
I'll watch anything with Luke Goss in it. He is just dang gorgeous.
So far, about a four on the ratings.