01
Apr
2012

Frankenhood

Posted by knobbygirl

I had high hopes for this film when it started out with Charlie Murphy as a mad scientist named "Franklin", but they all went out the window when he got electrocuted 10 minutes into the film.

24
Mar
2012

Beetlejuice

Posted by knobbygirl

So we're trying to get back in the habit of exposing our children to the stuff we liked as kids, instead of either letting them choose (which means hours of Spongebob and iCarly reruns or Toy Story 3) or forcing them to watch what we're watching (usually Hoarders, inappropriate sitcoms or Hockey). Since both our kids have been watching Charlie and the Chocolate Factory obsessively, my husband took the initiative to sit them down and watch Beetlejuice. I was so proud of him, I could shit.

11
Feb
2012

Black Swan

Posted by knobbygirl

Every once in a while, I'll see a film that I think my mom would've liked. Our taste in films didn't always intersect - in fact, they hardly ever intersected. (She did make me watch The Last Picture Show, which I still love. I guess I pretty much forced Pink Flamingos on her.) While I've always preferred horror, she preferred drama...but we both agreed on freaky. Black Swan is an interesting combination of the three.

23
Dec
2011

The Midnight Meat Train

Posted by knobbygirl

I DVRed this film based on the title alone. I figured that since it wasn't on Skinemax - it wasn't soft core porn, but since it was on SyFy, I was risking missing some gore. I shouldn't have worried...there was a considerable amount of gore left in the film.

16
Dec
2011

Machete

Posted by knobbygirl

This is a hard review to write. I wanted so much to love Machete. I would have been content with liking Machete, but mostly I was just annoyed at Machete...and Robert Rodriguez. OH, it's painful to admit that I'm disappointed in one of my favorite directors.

I wasn't expecting a serious action film - I was expecting exploitation...mex-ploitation? Rodriguez was right on the money for mex-ploitation, but parts of it were so boring and so confusing. I wasn't expecting to be so confused by the plot - I don't remember being this confused since Superfly.

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