• The Time Traveler's Wife

    The Time Traveler's Wife

    ★★½

    I saw this movie in 2009.

    I am a big, big, big fan of the 2003 book The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger. I always count it among my all time favourites. The movie was so rich, and deep. The author's prose was so intensely descriptive that I saw everything in my mind's eye - I was having dreams and nightmares inspired by the book every single night that I was reading it. One part was so horrifyingly descriptive…

  • In a Lonely Place

    In a Lonely Place

    ★★★★

    Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh
    Caught in a bad romance

    Girl, this is who you go for? He has so many red flags!

    "He's Dix Steele! And if you want him, you gotta take it all!"
    What kind of porn line?

    Obviously I can't read the title of this movie without hearing this song.

    Sometimes I have trouble with black and white movies, but oh boy! The version of this movie that they played on Silver Screen Classics was just stunning, just…

  • Network

    Network

    This reminded me of (the dreadful) Death to Smoochy.

    How awesome that a man ups and leaves his wife of 25 years to fuck somebody 23 years younger than he is and then has the nerve to complain about how dumb his mistress' generation is? That's fucking awesome man. It must be so great to be a man.

    I understand that this is a classic, but I just don't know what to say.

    Faye Dunaway wears a lot of brown. Like every shade imaginable.


    Lists:

    1950s to 1970s New York
    Political and Societal Commentary
    Journalism
    Satire

  • Killer in the Guest House

    Killer in the Guest House

    ★★

    Trashy Lifetime. Kind of fun, not bad acting. The guy is hot.

    There were some hilarious unrealistic things.

    "I went to high school with him."
    "Really?"
    "Well he's much older than I am but we went to the same high school."

    LOL WHO WOULD PUT IT LIKE THAT?

    And the behaviours of the police, so nonsensical and silly.

  • The Lost City

    The Lost City

    ★★★★

    I will give this movie 4 stars because I enjoyed it, and it was funny, and it was sexy, and Channing Tatum's ass, but here are my strikes against it.

    1. They created a perfect character for Brad Pitt - funny, hot, charismatic, just perfect - and then they underused him.

    2. Sandra Bullock's face. She has injected so much Botox and fillers into her face and it's INCREDIBLY distracting. For those who think I am being too harsh, there…

  • Taylor Tomlinson: Look at You

    Taylor Tomlinson: Look at You

    ★★★

    This wasn't laugh out loud funny. I hate that that's so often my first comment with stand up specials, but that's what I expect. You know, humour? (Except in the case of something like Nanette which was just so mind-blowingly brilliant I didn't care that it wasn't funny.)

    This is more informational, with a lot (a LOT) of analogies and clever turns of phrase. Even the crowd didn't really laugh. (My favourite stand up specials are where people are screaming,…

  • Drillbit Taylor

    Drillbit Taylor

    ★★★½

    This review is from 2008.

    Director: Steven Brill (he wrote "The Mighty Ducks" films and directed the worst Adam Sandler films)
    Producesr: Judd Apatow among others
    Written by: John Hughes, Seth Rogen, Kristofor Brown


    I feel so bad for "Drillbit Taylor"! Critics did not like this movie and I think as a reaction to that and maybe its lacklustre promotion this movie did not do well in theatres. I was actually pretty excited about DT and I didn’t end up…

  • Out of Sight

    Out of Sight

    ★★★★½

    This is one of my favourite movies.

    This has got to be one that deserves a perfect or near perfect score.

    This sits somewhere outside of my top 30 I guess.


    - This review is from 2010.

  • The Dark Knight Rises

    The Dark Knight Rises

    ★★★★

    The opening of this movie is beautiful!

    I love the cinematography!

    I also like Bane.

    Most unpopular opinion, I know, I'm aware, but I like this movie better than "The Dark Knight". You have to try to see it from my perspective -- this movie actually has the grace to have some of the murders offscreen. I don't know why the level of violence changed so dramatically from one movie to the next but I'm grateful for it.

    That stadium…

  • The Proposal

    The Proposal

    ★★★★

    You know, life is crazy. This is one of the craziest relationships that I've ever had with a movie.

    The first time I saw this movie in 2009, I was working for Cineplex, and I walked out of the theatre partway through even though I was seeing it for free. I rated it a 1/2 star. Yes, really.

    And now it's one of my comfort movies.

    This movie is funny and it makes me smile and laugh. My mouth hurt…

  • The Firm

    The Firm

    Rewatched in 2016.

  • Lost in Yonkers

    Lost in Yonkers

    ★★★½

    It's funny how things hold one way in my memory and are so different as I finally rewatch this movie today after 30 years.

    I only remembered Mercedes Ruehl and Mike Damus in this movie. I did not remember Richard Dreyfuss (well hardly), the grandmother character played by Irene Worth, or the older brother Jay played by Brad Stoll (RIP). And I CERTAINLY never remembered David Strathairn here doing a bad imitation of Dustin Hoffman in "Rain Man" (1988).

    This…