Forget Wolverine, I totally have a crush on Magneto now.
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.
I do not like snakes on my plane. I do not like snakes on my train. I do not like snakes in my mouth. I do not like snakes biting me down south. I do not like snakes - one little bit. I do not like this movie either - it sucks total shit.
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.
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.
Is it sad that this is the best film that we could think of to see on 'date night'? Seriously, my husband and I hadn't seen a film in a theater together since The Dark Knight. We just don't get out much.
The 'new' Karate Kid was so annoying that I started rooting for him to get his narrow ass kicked.
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.
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.