Blue Crush 2: Crush On!

I don’t know what it is about me that can possibly explain my penchant for crappy movies, or if I was being kinder, I would call them “movies that failed to make a splash” (Ha ha! See what I did there? I swear, I crack myself up sometimes.). I will further admit that I have seen Blue Crush. And I didn’t particularly like it. Sure it was really cool to see people surfing, but other than that the movie didn’t really inspire me. The same could be said of its “sequel in spirit”, cleverly entitled Blue Crush 2.

So why did I watch it? Well, that’s a good question, that.

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You learn something new every day.

So I may or may not be on an animation kick. I’ve also taken to watching movies in French (because I’m so amazingly multilingual like that). And what better way to combine the two in a surefire hour and a half of enjoyment? Why, the Hunchback of Notre Dame, of course!

Even though he is a hunchback, this probably isn’t the most flattering picture of him*.

Yes, I realize it’s not a French movie, but fiddling with the DVD settings can do wonders for that little language problem! And the fact that the setting is in Paris, just adds to the whole French feeling.

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As Promised, He Is Number Four

I went into I Am Number Four already knowing about the snaffu with the authors of the book that the film is based on. Essentially, one of the authors is infamous for having written a memoir about his sordid past, only to have been revealed as a fake. He apologized on Oprah but then publicly stated that he wished he hadn’t. The man is also running some sort of “writing factory” where he pays his co-authors next to nothing. Anyway, I’m sure you can google this mess and get a greater understanding, should you wish to.

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I was digging through the trash one day and I found…

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: the Lightning Thief.

So I’ve decided to do a little metaphorical dumpster diving to take a look at some of the worst movies I’ve ever seen. These are truly the worst of the worst films that have ever made me mourn the money and time out of my life that I will never get back. First up to the guillotine is Percy Jackson.

There is really a lot I can say about the utter failure that was this Percy Jackson film (2010). The fastest summary would be to say that I wish I had never seen it and that I really want my money back, because, yes, I saw it in theaters. Considering the backward-looking nature of this particular review (or rant, take it as you will), and the others that will be dug up from the garbage pile, I will skip the usual synopsis.

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Unknown and Liam’s Nose

May I take a moment to say this one little thing before I move on to the review?


Ok. Now the review. This latest Liam Neeson caper is fast pased, and just confusing enough to keep you interested but not so much so to make you say “WTF?!”. Essentially, it is more adequate than your average thriller. If you have the time, go see this one, if not, renting the DVD would suffice. Seeing Diane Kruger’s name in the opening credits just made it all the better (yes, call me ignorant; I had no idea she was in this one).

The film starts off with a gratuitous view of Liam Neeson’s nose as he is on a plane with his wife.

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