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Urban Legends: Final Cut (2000)
back to childhood
I remember seeing this movie as a kid. That kidney scene f*ked me up. Totally forgot about it (except for remembering the kidney scene every once in a while but never knew the name of the movie so I never paid it much mind). Now I'm an adult and remembered the bathtub scene a few days ago so decided to google "girl wakes up in bathtub of ice movie) and voila I found it.
The bathtub scene still makes me hold my stomach and squint not because it's all that scary but I guess it still makes me feel like how I felt as a kid watching it. It made me feel the nostalgia I felt re-watching Final Destination as an adult as apposed to as a kid (still creeps me the f*k out.)
I know this movie isn't highly rated but seeing it first as a six year old and now seeing it again makes it hold a special place in my heart.
Dirty Grandpa (2016)
Zac Efron needs a new team
After his HSM career ended, Zac took on many more serious roles in some GREAT indie movies. He was truly someone I believed would've been a next legendary actor, hell, I thought he was the only one from the HSM franchise who would've had an actual place in Hollywood and shed the stigma of teeny bopper that he got from playing Troy Bolton. While he is the only one of the HSM cast to still be relevant, the movies he is taking that makes him relevant is plain crap.
After a few great movies, his career took a turn in 2013 where he started acting in absolute GARBAGE. It's like rubbish after rubbish after rubbish. It leads to me wonder if there is anything he would not do for a check.
He needs a new team that would bring him better movies to act in because he does have talent.
Mr. Jones (1993)
SHE took advantage of HIM
This movie was a decent movie. I understood the whole approach behind it etc. but I actually got quite annoyed at the leading lady. I do not care what anyone says, her helping him was not genuine in any way.
Here it is, a sick man who needs help. She knows he needs help and yet the entire time she's secretly (though quite honestly it was quite obvious from the start, even the other doctor noticed and this was only the second time she was meeting Mr. Jones) hoping to be pounded out by Mr. Jones to the point where she violates his privacy without just cause tsk tsk tsk.
Both leading actors played their roles well, Richard is sexy as always and I think if Mr. Jones was not so relatable to my life I would have enjoyed it a bit more...or a bit less; I'm not sure.
Lie to Me (2009)
Only made it through season 1. Maybe it is because I am capable of reading body language very well and great at deduction, many of the events and episodes were predictable from the moment they first introduced the plot and characters.
The most frustrating part of it all is, there were moments when the actors' body language was different to what they were trying to express. Though their facial expressions showed what it needed to, iit made it a bit difficult to immerse myself in the show since the veil between the actor and the character was lifted.
I give it three stars instead of one because I do like the concept and I like when the main character explained why he came to the conclusions he did e.g. "look at his shrug, that shows...". The cases they chose to show were two dimensional and some of the characters were unrealistic and unnecessarily exaggerated (though I understand the exaggeration is mostly Hollywood's way of getting a point across).
I saw a comment comparing this show to House M.D. but I beg to differ. House was actually believable though some of the cases were ridiculous, with Hugh actually immersing himself into the character enough to keep the veil in place for many of the viewers. I do not think the main character of this show is very believable. When he says certain things I did not believe he actually knew what he was talking about, unlike Dr. House or Sheldon from the Big Bang Theory.
The Reef (2010)
I dare to say I enjoyed it more than Jaws
Single handedly the best shark movie I've seen thus far. There were no unnecessary comedy bits, and stuck true to its fight or flight theme.
I was held captive from the beginning. There were moments where I held my breath without even noticing it, only to let out a muffled "urrrgghhh". Throughout this movie I found myself feeling helpless and almost as though I were there myself, hell, even half way through I said with a sigh "this movie is exhausting".
I would not call this movie a horror though, it's more like a psychological thriller. I think the possibility of "what if" and the "what's that" plays with your mind way more than the actual shark attacks (which were a bit lackluster if I'm being honest).
I do not think you'd be happy with this movie if you're looking to feel like if you are watching the exorcist or something along the lines of getting the crap scared out of you and not being able to go to the toilet alone for a while.
If you are looking for a movie where you jump out of your skin and get your heart racing (even if it's once) this movie would be a great choice. It truly brings out your survival instincts.
Furious Seven (2015)
Eeehhhh.....Where do we go from here?
Overly dramatic and the scenes were all over the place.
I wont say it was the worst film of the franchise because that will forever go to Tokyo Drift (thank god the Tokyo cast was only in the movie for two minutes) but it really was not very good. At a certain point of the movie I was like "maybe it's not good because Paul died and they had to film" but no Paul was alive and well during 3/4 of the filming so the movie was just not good, period.
However, that ending got me. What a beautiful ending, I got goosebumps when Paul pulled up next to Vin's car and said "you don't think you were going to leave without saying goodbye" with a huge grin on his face, just beautiful.
It's so sad that we lost Paul and to be honest I thought they were going to kill him off in the film so I was waiting for that but when I realized they didn't I was actually relieved and touched that they chose to give him a beautiful end instead of something that would open wounds that have not fully healed among fans, friends and family.
Now my question is, will Mia and the two kids be in the next movie? I doubt it since they have been fazing her out in the past two, with her only having at most fifteen minutes during the film. Han and Gisele are gone as well (sigh so sad, they were my favorites). I hope they don't bring back the Tokyo cast cause they are horrid and well Djimon was plain olé unnecessary to me so the ultimate question is...
Where do we go from here?
You've seen one; You've seen all.
Sigh, where do I begin....
Oh Taylor, have you given up since twilight? Or is it that you are just a great looking one dimensional person?
Taylor Lautner has literally played the same role since his twilight days and I feel myself saying F it and not watch any of his movies anymore.
Twilight was fun, Abducted was sexy, Valentines day was cute, then he layed low for a while moving to the UK to star in the BBC show which isn't a bad show and now this. But that is EXACTLY the problem. His character roles have been the exact same, all in "not bad" shows and movies. He has never once starred in a great movie or show since (arguably) Twilight and quite honestly I do not think he is taking acting seriously.
The rest of his Twilight co-stars have gone on to star in many amazing movies while Taylor's movie just have you giving a shrug and saying to yourself "well... it wasn't THAT bad". Taylor has been an actor for DECADES, and yet you will think every movie he stars in is his first, with his subpar acting and cute yet serious persona, mixed in with decent martial arts tricks, making you want to forgive him for his not so good acting until you remember HEY YOU HAVE BEEN IN THIS GAME FOR YEARS, YOU SHOULD BE DOING BETTER THAN THIS.
I do not think all hope is lost for him though, I do think if he starts taking his acting a bit more seriously, he can surely be staring in huge blockbusters, eventually taking the place of all these action heroes we enjoy watching e.g. Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Tom Cruise, Dwayne Johnson etc. but until then, he will never be taken seriously and his fanbase will forever be teeny boppers who get off on the "whole good looking bad boy don't care for a storyline" movies.
I was one of those who saw no need for a third film HOWEVER...
I will admit I thought doing a third film was a waste of time but at the same time I knew upon its release I will watch it with as much excitement as any other of the Hobbit/LOTR movies.
Some people may see this film as not as story telling as the other films but I think that was the point. I think the directors and producers simply wanted to go out with a bang by focusing more on fighting and action scenes than a an actual journey like the other films.
To me, the elves truly made this film and I can't even lie Thranduil had me clutching my pearls and getting my life YES GAWD!
I know they said this is the final journey but I really hope they continue on with the Hobbit/LOTR franchise, there is so much potential for other amazing films.
Morning Glory (2010)
Great cast but so predictable
They put so many power actors into this movie that I guess my hopes were too high. The storyline and execution are cookie cutter, that makes viewing seem tedious.
The execution of every scene is lacking depth and the characters barely go beyond their first names. I gave it three stars because the casting choices I liked and the soundtrack had some nice songs but it just left so much to be desired.
One movie I believe did it right with the whole television news show comedy is 'The Ugly Truth'. That had the right amount of drama and comedy. The comedy in this movie is so slapstick and dry. The drama seems overrated using the score and the actors shouting to make a minute situation seem big.
I wish I could be biased by my favorite actors and give this movie a great score simply because they are in it but it just doesn't cut it.
Tapped Out (2014)
World record for most clichés in one movie. WARNING: SARCASM OVERLOAD
How many clichés can one possibly put into one movie? So his parents get killed during a robbery on his way home from a karate class (he is 12) then he sees a small piece of the guys tattoo. Fine. Then he is a 20 year old rebel still in high school, getting kids booze and stuff. Im like, 1. who the hell is even selling him booze? the dude is barely pushing 5' 5". As hard as his face is there is no way someone wouldn't ask him for ID. He gets being a janitor at a Dojo as community service but the Sensei takes pity on him and decides to let him practice his punching skills for an hour after the Dojo has closed. MIND YOU his uniform is the same uniform he was wearing at 12 years old and it still FITS PERFECTLY... WHAT?!? His love interest is the Sensei's niece, who is a secret rebel OOOOO BIG SHOKER THERE. She takes him to an underground fight club where SURPRISE SURPRISE the main dude fighting is one of the two guys who killed his parents. Fine if thats your storyline I'll let you have it, i've seen worse. The underground club decides to have a tournament... *really dude really??* to which he tries to enter but has to fight a next MMA guy to get in and OMFG HE WINS BY K.O *EYEROLL* His love interest is a criminology student *GASP* and starts looking for more info on him in which she finds out about his parents and stuff. The Sensei follows him to the club to see the match and gives him crap about it but says nothing to the niece he is oh so overprotective of and he is like "No young sir I shan't train you if you are going to fight in a club" BUT OH WAIT I was a friend of your parents' so yea of course I'll help. This movie could have cut down 45 minutes by not having so much useless slow motion scenes or even better the length of it would have been perfect if they actually focused more on quality over quantity. How in the hell is a short ass guy who is BARELY trained in KARATE going to beat a 6' 3" HEAVY WEIGHT SEMI-PRO MMA FIGHTER? and I know the natural response to that question is "but it's a movie" but even for a movie that is SO UNREALISTIC.
I got to an hour and I'm STRUGGLING to stick to my guns and watch till the end. This movie is rubbish. The one thing that I'll give them is the cage fighting looks quite natural so HOORAH FOR THAT. I don't know why I'm even going to try to watch it till the end when I already know it will follow the route of "He beats the bad guy, gets the girl and a new family". Oh and PS to the creators of this movie KARATE IS NOT MMA!!