[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…
Dark secrets will come to light.
Ethan Wate just wants to get to know Lena Duchannes better, but unbeknownst to him, Lena has strange powers. As Lena's 16th birthday approaches she might decide her fate, to be good or evil. A choice which will impact her relationship forever.
Who are these terrible, terrible lead actor kids and why are they interrupting a perfectly good Jeremy Irons/Emma Thompson ham-off?
I had seen this for the first time back at the start of December and really enjoyed it. Needless to say when the wife asked if I wanted to join her in watching it again, I did it with a happy heart.
The Young Adult genre was something new to me. I'd heard people talk about it but wasn't entirely sure what it was. When someone mentioned "Twilight", I kind of got the gist of it. I'm never too keen to admit it but I'm a fan of "Twilight". A lot cleverer than it's given credit for, it found a niche in the book buying market and exploited it to the max. The inevitable films were always going to be…
Basically it's the new Twilight.
Everyone knows it's the new Twilight.
And anyone knows it's the new Twilight.
Universally, it's the new Twilight.
That's it; it's the new Twilight.
It's the new Twilight.
Filling the gap left by Twilight.
Understand? t's the new Twilight.
Love Twilight? Well this is the new Twilight.
Cheer emo kids! It's the new Twilight.
Rejoice sexually repressed teens! It's the new Twilight.
Embrace fans of mellow indie! It's the new Twilight.
Ascend in your masses society dwellers! It's the new Twilight.
Tell your sparkly friends! It's the new Twilight.
Unearth your Topshop Halloween costumes! It's the new Twilight.
Run to the cinema! It's the new Twilight.
Enjoy what is undoubtedly the new Twilight.
So overall, it's the new Charmed...
Beautiful Creatures, based on Kami Garcia’s novel of the same name, is another Young Adult adaptation about chaste love, supernatural forces and teenage sexual awakening. Thankfully, it is rather more entertaining than Twilight although still not without its significant problems. Ethan, a well read Southern jock longs to leave his small town until he meets new girl Lena who also happens to be a witch. As is the way with these YA stories their love is complicated by a supernatural curse as Lena must choose either to embrace the light or dark side on her 16th birthday.
Richard LaGravenese film has more personality than the majority of its counterparts but it still suffers from many of the same failings. The…
Doomed from the start to be considered a Twilight clone, this film deserves a lot more credit for actually being watchable and somewhat interesting.
Sure, this film is trope heavy, covering just about every base imaginable a film based on a fantasy novel for young adults should cover, but found the backdrop rather charming and some characters actually interesting. These stories always have to be about troubled love and for that to work you need a central couple to believe and invest in.
In Beautiful Creatures this partly succeeds. Alice Englert is ok, but a bit one-note. It is Alden Ehrenreich, however, who completely sells this film for me.…
What a bizarre beast of a film this is! There are choices that boggle the mind and dash any hope of enjoying the entire experience. And yet… you get a pretty strong whiff of a great film hiding underneath all the shit. It's about a love story between a teenage human boy who is frustrated with his small southern town existence and the girl who moves into a mysterious haunted house with her uncle. Together, they have to hope their love for each other can conquer fate and a bunch of other stuff happens.
The biggest problem is that it's all too rushed. One would think 2 hours is plenty for a paranormal teen romance about witches-sorry, they don't like…
Anytime I see this movie on HBO I make sure to leave it on as background noise so I can laugh at the accents/dialogue.
The main protagonist is making a duckface on the cover photo for the movie. Jeremy Irons is nice, and Alden Ehrenreich seems to have some growing charisma. The plot is rather stupid.
We're talking dialogue making it very clear how much time the writer thought of ways they could have smooched more people in high school.
Because I know, dude. I know.
It had some good qualities but the whole was kind of a mess.
The things I watch for Jeremy Irons
Which witch is the good witch? Actually none of them...here they are "casters." This southern witchcraft Gothic romance (mortal boy loves caster girl, all hex breaks loose on her 16th birthday) is actually sort of fun. Think Carrie in the Addams family. Oh, I could poke dozens of holes in the plot. But it holds together better than most of these supernatural films (not a genre I'm partial to.)
Surprisingly good. Two strong leads with tonnes of chemistry, and a sharp script. Up there with Hunger Games for teenage fiction adaptations.
Not so bad as the first time I watched it.Still,not a good film and Emma Thompson looks pathetic...
Entretenida, y poco más, la película nace a rebufo del éxito de Crepúsculo, e incluso lleva la historia de amor un poco más allá. Sin embargo, se queda a medio camino de casi todo lo que pretende contar: ni lo fantástico, ni lo romántico, ni la crítica al racismo subyacente en el sur de EEUU alcanzan cotas destacables.
- Ferris Bueller's Day Off
- Teen Wolf
- American Pie
- Fast Times at Ridgemont High
- Inside Llewyn Davis
- The Wolf of Wall Street
- 12 Years a Slave
Will be updated regularly.
- American Reunion
- Searching for Sugar Man
- The Imposter
- Too Big to Fail
- The Girl
All re-watches are excluded.