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Scary Movie 4 (2006) – His Review October 21, 2006

Posted by Jinx in Comedy, Movies.
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Dir. David Zucker

Starring Anna Faris, Anthony Anderson, Bill Pullman, Molly Shannon

Scary Movie was a fairly bland experience. Scary Movie 2 I liked a lot. Scary Movie 3 had some good ideas, but lacked in execution.

So.. how does number 4 square up against it’s predecessors? Well, if you’re a fan of the series and their style, and you have seen the movies that it spoofs this time around (Saw, War of the Worlds, The Village, The Grudge, etc), you may laugh.. oh maybe a dozen times. If you’re not really a fan I suggest you skip it.

I like spoofs in general, and stupid jokes can be really liberating, but in this case it’s like watching a clown punching himself in the nuts for an hour and a half. It’s painful to watch in the same way that Robin Hood: Men in Tights was – like you’re attending the funeral of a few careers. Well, the folks in that one survived fairly well after all, so I do hope Zucker and company can come back with some new, fresh ideas. Like an actual stand-alone movie perhaps?

This is His review, you can read Her review here.

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Scary Movie 4 (2006) – Her Review October 18, 2006

Posted by Eury in Comedy, Movies.
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Hit me baby, one more time

Dir. David Zucker

Starring Anna Faris, Anthony Anderson, Bill Pullman, Molly Shannon

This is going to be a very short review because I just have so little to say. I found the movie to be stupid and really cliché. I know when I’m watching a parody movie about horror films that I shouldn’t be expecting Oscar material, but this was a regurgitated mess of old jokes and slap stick.. let’s see how many times we can hit someone over the head before people find it boring … Apparently not as long as they thought it would take. There were a few good lines and visual jokes, but they were few and far between.

This is Her review, you can read His review here.

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Imagine Me & You (2005) – His Review September 9, 2006

Posted by Jinx in Comedy, Drama, Movies, Romance.
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I can't see me loving this movie

Dir. Ol Parker

Starring Piper Perabo, Lena Headey, Matthew Goode, Darren Boyde etc.

If you love the archetypical british comedies that Working Title have brought you, you shouldn’t be sitting there reading this. You should go to the video store and buy this movie. Then you should take it outside, throw it on the sidewalk, pour gasoline on it and light it on fire. You’d be doing the world, and the reputation of british cinema a big favor.

How something can use “all the right things” and go so wrong is beyond me. I mean it has two hot lesbians in it, how bad can it be? The answer is “pretty damn bad”.

Imagine Me & You uses the nice super-real cinematography we’ve seen before, the same loveable minor characters (Anthony Head as the permanently tortured and subdued dad is the only good thing in it), and the cheesy ending that’s meant to pull you in. Why doesn’t it work? I’m pretty sure it’s because Working Title isn’t behind this, but instead it’s a litter of copycats. It’s no Love Actually in any way, mostly because the clichés are so blatant and annoying, and – in spite of it’s lesbian twist – not twisted in the least.

So yeah, It’s poo and I stepped in it, but I’m giving you a heads up. If you decide to see it anyway, at least don’t wipe it off on your friends.

This is His review, you can read Her review here.

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Imagine Me & You (2005) – Her Review September 9, 2006

Posted by Eury in Comedy, Drama, Movies, Romance.
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Imagine ME and you

Dir. Ol Parker
Starring Piper Perabo, Lena Headey, Matthew Goode and Anthony Head

On her wedding day, Rachel (Piper Perabo), betrothed to Heck (Matthew Goode), and actually walking down the aisle to marry him, momentarily exchanges glances with Luce (Lena Headey) the wedding florist. They immediately feel a connection. Heck’s best man, Ned (Darren Boyd) also feels a certain something for this smart woman, so different from the women he’s used to.

A short while after the wedding, Rachel visits Luce at her florist shop and invites her to a dinner party at their house. She tells her husband that it’s the perfect ruse to bring Ned and Luce together, but we already sense that she is intrigued by Luce and would like to get to know her better herself. We soon find out that Luce is a lesbian and although Ned believes that anyone can switch teams (well, except for himself, of course) we already know it’s not going to happen.

Luce is attracted to Rachel, Rachel is attracted to Luce and both try to hold off because neither want to hurt Heck, who is a really nice guy.

Warning: Spoilers Ahead

Everyone in this movie is likeable enough and although it’s a cute romance story with a different twist and although I have nothing against same sex couples getting together, I had a hard time with the idea that we just drop someone like a hot potato the moment our eye catches someone else’s. Maybe it’s because I’ve had this happen to me… getting left makes you feel like you are trash. It hit home. The movie tries to candy it up by having her tell him how she feels … how she is going to be a martyr and stay with him although she’s in love with someone else. I don’t care if she is in love with a woman or a man, or if this other person is nice or not. She spends 2 afternoons with this woman and dumps her husband… who, believe me, is handsome and kind and very loving towards her. Yes, I guess you can say, well… he shouldn’t stay with someone who doesn’t love him, and you’d be right… but he doesn’t even get a chance, does he now? … and he’s too much of a nice guy to step in her way.

The ending shows us everyone getting on with their wonderful lives and that’s supposed to make us feel that everything just gets fixed easily… it’s all fine and dandy. Of course, it also makes you forget the pain that would have really existed. I’m very much on the line about this movie… because the acting was exceptionally good; there were many funny moments, many heartfelt moments… and some with people feeling guilty and awkward and I felt that from them, but it also angered me cause of personal experience and it made me realize how scarred and scared I am that this could happen to me again.

This is Her review, you can read His review here .

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