18
Nov
1998

Flirting With Disaster

Posted by knobbygirl

When this film came out in the theaters, I remember seeing the commercials and thinking that I wanted to go see it. But I never did...I just never got around to it. Most people never got around to it...the most attention that the film got was from the soundtrack. It was that song that was on MTV constantly, 'Camel Walk,' by Southern Culture on the Skids (What ever happened to them?

18
Nov
1998

Pink Flamingos

Posted by knobbygirl

Every time I see this flick, it gets better and better. Not the way that a fine wine gets better with age, but more like the way a pair of sneakers age. The first time you wear them, they make you uncomfortable, but with every time you wear 'em, they become a part of you. After a while, you talk your friends into trying them, but they just don't understand. Your mother says they stink and to try a different kind of shoe, but she just doesn't understand. You sneak into her room at night and beat her with your saintly sneakers....Well, maybe that's not a good analogy.

18
Nov
1998

Blade

Posted by knobbygirl

This is not Blacula. What I mean is that Blade is not about just sticking a black man in a traditionally white role to try to appeal to the black audience. Blade is about kicking some vampire ass.

18
Nov
1998

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Posted by knobbygirl

As I walked into the theater on opening night, I noticed two things - first, somehow this film hadn't sold out as I thought it would and second, two different showings of 'The Horse Whisperer' had. This could only mean one thing - I was in Plano, Texas. By the time that the previews began, the theater was pretty full, so I began to feel a little better. Until the film actually began.

18
Nov
1998

There's Something About Mary

Posted by knobbygirl

I have not seen Dumb and Dumber, nor do I plan on it anytime in the future. Even my mother told me I should see it, but Jim Carrey is like someone running their fingernails down a chalkboard. She also is the one who said I should see Kingpin. Woody Harrelson is pretty hot, so I watched it and I couldn't believe how funny it was. So...when There's Something About Mary came out, I thought, "Hey...Ben Stiller, Chris Elliot...it could be funny..." Little did I know just how funny...

18
Nov
1998

Orgazmo

Posted by knobbygirl

Written by, directed by and starring South Park co-creater Trey Parker...Oh, what a heavy burden to bear. The pressure to supply big laughs must be an almost unbearable burden by now. But probably not....

18
Nov
1998

Clerks

Posted by knobbygirl

Stupid day jobs. Who hasn't had their share of stupid day jobs? Clerks is the tale of a day in the life of two guys with really stupid day jobs. Dante (apt name - his job is hell) works in a Stop & Rob and Randall works in a video store. These are the two places where you are most likely to see stupid people. (Having done my time in a Blockbuster, believe me, I know.)

18
Nov
1998

Frankenhooker

Posted by knobbygirl

When Jeffrey Franken's girlfriend, Elizabeth Shelley, is killed by his automated lawn mower, he decides to bring her back to life using the body parts of dead prostitutes. That's the plot in a nutshell.

18
Nov
1998

Heathers

Posted by knobbygirl

Poor Veronica (Winona Rider). Beautiful, rich and popular and she still hates her life. She gets to do Christian Slater and still is depressed. Probably because her friends are all assholes - and they're all named 'Heather'.

Who hasn't fantasized about blowing their high school sky high? I still do and I just finished college. For every popular cheerleader/jock in high school, there are ten normal human beings. That being so, it is only logical that finally someone would make a film reflecting the fantasy of every band queer, stoner and sensitive soul, etc.

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