Hurts not visiting in a week....
The Party DVD
Some hilarious scenes but overall a bit disjointed. I hope Nunis doesn't get mad, but if they ever think of remaking this I think Steve Carell would be a fine replacement for Sellers. Made me want to rent some Chaplin films.
Friday the 13th DVD
Interesting start to a horror series. Scream
ruined the ending for me but I'm curious to see the other 93 movies to see how a series like this continues on for so long. For a 80s horror flick involving teens at camp, there was a very disappointing amount of nudity. The deaths/"fight choreography" were pretty poor and explanation seemed out of the blue (which is kind of good/usual for these movies I suppose).
No Way Out DVD
"I haven't been this confused since the ending of No Way Out
" indeed. I decided to keep the film and try to watch it again after finishing 2005's list. I'm not sure if the rating will go up or down. I think I may be giving it more credit than it deserves for the way it ends. Upon rewatch, I feel I may be sorely disappointed. Anyone that could help explain the following between now and then would be appreciated:
White Christmas Cinema
Spoilervision wrote:Why did Scott Pritchard shoot himself in the head at the end? I expected him to use the gun against Farrell or Brice.
First time all the way through. I've seen bits on cable before. Wonderful little story with some great songs. Danny Kaye and Bing Crosby were great. A little unbelievable that such a horrible misunderstanding could happen between Betty/Bob and that so many men could make it to the lodge with such short notice, but those things matter little when it comes to heartwarming Xmas musicals.
Christmas Vacation Cinema
Not quite the "funniest Christmas movie of all time" like my theatre advertised it as, but it is quite humorous. I haven't seen this since I was a young'en and it was nice to see a virgin print at this little 2nd run theatre. Gives me hope for future midnight viewings (Jaws!. more Rocky Horror, Pink Flamingoes (never heard of), Jaws (the one with the shark), Pee Wee's Big Adventure, etc.)
The Squid and the Whale Cinema
Great performances from Linney/Daniels/and even the two kids did well. William Baldwin was a little too Alec-looking for me and "my brother" got old and not funny fast. Didn't know this was based on Noah's childhood experiences, but imdb says it so it must be true! The plot involving the younger brother's habits at school and the abruptness of the ending seemed strange and hurt the rating.
The Family Stone Cinema
Predictable with a few too many holes it seemed. SJParker is just not attractive at all so I can't see any reason for the family to like her. Rachel McAdams
and Wilson steal the show. Some decent acting from Keaton/Nelson. Claire Danes has never looked hotter than she does in this movie. Would have added at least half a star had the movie ended when Mulroney was walking in the snow from the bus stop... that tacked on ending was unnecessary and hurt the film.
Jaws (the one with the shark) DVD
Great film. Cast of Scheider/Shaw/Dreyfuss are fantastic. The deaths are still haunting 30 years later. I'd love to pick up a paperback of this novel to read through to see the changes the DVD talks about.