Movies are rated on a scale of 1-5 stars. Anything over 3 stars is very worth it and is in bold.
I'm pretty harsh with my ratings, sadly this week was not a good movie week. :(
The Runaways 2010 (w/ Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning, Michael Shannon) - 2.75 stars - This is more about Cherie Curie and Joan Jett rather than the rest of the Runaways. They all looked a lot like the actual girls which was insane. Story is that these girls were trying to belong in different ways, and perhaps Joan Jett just always knew who she was. It was about a friendship and music. Thing is they were 15 and to me were sexually exploited by the producer in order to get big. There was a lot of drug use in this film. I hate drug films honestly. There was a breast scene of a girl taking her shirt off, there was also backside nudity. There was a sex scene of the producer, There were sexual lesbian scenes from kissing and more. Lots of only underwear being worn too. I think they went a little overboard to the point where the few years they were together seemed like a season only. I have a few of their albums an only about 3 or 4 of their songs were played, and a couple of Joan Jett's songs from the 80s. It seemed incomplete to me. . . I was disappointed because I really looked forward to this movie and was very near seeing it in theatres. Glad I didn't. Their acting was good though!!! They sang so nicely too considering they had to try to sound like the band members. . .Although I think Dakota Fanning's voice was a little too girly compared to Cherie. And I know I read in March that they had to lower Kristen Stewart's voice an octave digitally because she sounds more girly too. She got the rough part pretty well though!!!
Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian 2009 (w/ Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Amy Adams, Owen Wilson) - 1.5 stars - I saw the first one in theatres and thought even that one was average. This one was just pretty boring. What happened to that lady he fell for in the first one even? This one is about how Larry (the main character) goes to save his museum friends out of their transfer to the Smithsonian. I don't really have much else to say on it. Some of it was funny but hardly.
The Producers 2005 (w/ Matthew Broderick, Nicholas Lane, Uma Thurman, Will Ferrel) - 1 star - You just can't top Gene Wilder. He was the man. The original was much better and I didn't even really like that one either. Will Ferrel was the best character in this version. Matthew Broderick's singing was a bit annoying for me. I have a hard time not seeing Ferris Bueller in all his roles (one of my favourites ever). There is a lot of sexual sequences in this from the costumes, the songs, and the characters. The colours and hair and such are so pretty though. I miss Gene Wilder.
Wild in the Country 1961 (w/ :Elvis Presley, Hope Lange, Tuesday Weld, Millie Perkins) - 3 stars - Man Elvis' character is so fickle in this that it drove me crazy. He was such a confused character and attention drawing!! The story was really good though. It is about a kid who loves to write, who ends up on parole. Ladies fall for him (and he falls for them). He has to see a Social Worker through it all and people are always out to get him in trouble.
I Love You, Beth Cooper 2009 (w/ Hayden Panettiere, Paul Rust) - 2 stars - The valedictorian professes his love to the girl he's had a crush on since middle school. Little did he know that he would have a whole night hanging out with her afterwards. Of course her boyfriend isn't too happy about that. There is language in this, sexual content (quite a bit of it, sadly - only nudity in it is side view of a bosom or two for a split second but that is a lot, there are loads of things I could list otherwise). There is punching and beating up of people as well. I would have rated this lower but I did think the storyline was kinda sweet.
A River Runs Through It 1992 (w/ Craig Sheffer, Brad Pitt, Tom Skerritt, Emily Lloyd, Robert Redford) - 3.25 stars - Two brothers grow up together learning how to fish due to their Preacher father teaching them. While one of the brothers goes to college and the other is a writer for a local paper, each love each other and always find their common bond through fishing. There is a bit of a romance in this and a beautiful monologue at the end as well. I love the hairstyles and clothes too. There was quite a bit of swearing in this, lots of punching, and two sunburned backsides (close ups).
All About Eve 1950 (w/ Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Celeste Holm) - 3 stars - I could never enjoy Bette Davis' acting, but in this I actually feel a little sorry for her character which means she convinces me. This story is about an aging stage actress who has a huge fan that pretty much wants everything she has. She is selfish but plays a good lie of who she is, making it seem like she's so sweet. Long movie but keeps your attention. Beautiful outfits! A woman does get slapped in this.
So I Married an Axe Murderer 1993 (w/ Mike Myers, Nancy Travis) - 2.75 stars - One heartbreak after the next, Charlie wants to find "the one" to settle down with. When he meets a butcher in town, he really feels she is that one, but he thinks she has a shady past and tries to get his undercover cop best friend to investigate for him. I thought his beat poetry was great. This movie wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. There is swearing and some sexual talk (it is Mike Myers after all. . :: sigh :: ). There is also his naked backside.
MTV's Wuthering Heights 2003 (w/ Cast:Erika Christensen, Mike Vogel, Christopher Masterson, Johnny Whitworth, Katherine Heigl) - 1.75 stars - I saw the end of this back when it first aired. I hated the book. I have never liked the movies. . .yet something about this story always makes me want to see all versions of it. I am so incredibly confused by the story. I will never understand it and this movie is modern and not much like the book at all but includes music. The music is so-so. Some is not that good at all. Lots of sexual stuff in this without showing actual nudity. Not worth seeing. boring.
The Last of the Mohicans 1992 (w/ Daniel Day-Lewis, Madeleine Stowe) - 3 stars - I never read the book so I can't judge off of it. This was not a long story, which it was interesting, but a little boring at times. A Mohican man adopted a white boy as his own (and has a son of his own as well). The three of them are trackers and just want people to be treated fairly. They get involved in a rescue of daughters of a British high ranking soldier (don't remember his rank). There is a lot of violence in this. What a sad story! I expected this to be better.
East of Eden 1955 (w/ James Dean, Julie Harris) - 3 stars - A young man longs to know himself. His father favours his brother, and he feels he is the bad child. He goes searching for his mother even though she is supposedly dead. Of course drama occurs between his family, himself, and the love he has for his brother's girl. Very interesting, but not amazing.
Music I've been listening to:
Random Task - The Dividing Line album - favourite tracks: Entire album. . .again one of my all time favourite bands, sad that they hardly were known (they were local)
Edna's Goldfish - The Elements of Transition album - favourite tracks: "Avoiding the Swerve", "Veronica Sawyer"
Slick Shoes - Burn Out album - favourite tracks: "For Better, For Worse", "East on Tracks", "Fulfilling"
The Israelites - Roots album - Favouite tracks: still don't really have one
This was a former NJ local band. Edna's Goldfish - "Veronica Sawyer"