Sequel

20
Aug
2002

Austin Powers in Goldmember

Posted by knobbygirl

Although I laughed my ass off, it is getting a little bit stale.

Some jokes just aren't funny the third time around. Luckily, there were enough new twists on these old jokes to keep me from pulling my hair out while watching this film. The Dr. Evil/Mini Me rap was even funnier than the musical number from the previous film. Likewise, the exchanges between Dr. Evil and his son, Scott are still really funny and I like the new relationship dynamic between the two of them.

28
Mar
2002

Blade II

Posted by knobbygirl

Whistler is alive!

Actually, I was surprised at how well bringing him back worked. Of course, I knew from all the commercials that he was back - and that alone gave me misgivings about the film - I hate it when filmmakers just ignore it when people die! But making him a vampire prisoner was semi-plausible, in as much as vampires are plausible at all.

25
Feb
2002

The Queen of the Damned

Posted by knobbygirl

Anyone remember taking the SAT and those stupid analogies? Try this one - Brandon Lee: The Crow = Aaliyah: ?

Aaliyah, pop music's latest addition to the Air Crash Museum, resurrects this film destined to be Straight-to-Video to a Theater-near-You. A risky career move, but hey, it's worked for so many pop stars...

04
Sep
2001

The Toxic Avenger, Part II

Posted by knobbygirl

The first Superhero from New Jersey is back!

In this one, The Toxic Avenger goes to Japan to find his father. I was impressed by the fact that they really filmed in Japan and found some great locations, like the Fish Markets. There was more blood and gore going on in that fish market than in the rest of the film. There were also a lot of Kabuki men, possibly foreshadowing Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D.? I did expect more Godzilla references though.

27
Feb
2001

Hannibal

Posted by knobbygirl

Oh GOD, this movie pissed me off so much.

First off, I know it's useless to compare a film to its literary counterpart. I know. Trust me, I know...Everyone's first instinct is to point out the little differences and favorite parts that were cut out. It's to be expected when you turn a 1,000 page, hell, even a 300 hundred page book into a 90-120 minute film, something's got to go. But with Hannibal...they took away the entire meaning of the book!

11
Sep
2000

Nutty Professor II: The Klumps

Posted by knobbygirl

I am now stupider for having watched this.

Admittedly, I laughed my ass off while I was watching The Klumps, but I felt so bad about it afterwards. Any scene with the Klumps in it was hilarious - but any scene without them was just boring - especially the ones with Buddy Love. The Buddy Love character was decent in the first film - a real character - but Buddy Love was just a stupid charicature in this one...a very annoying one at that.

15
May
2000

The Rage: Carrie 2

Posted by knobbygirl

LAME.

90 minutes of lame-ass shit was not worth the 10 minutes of cool shit in this film.

Harpoon through the crotch was cool. Fireplace poker through 2 heads, in one shot, was cool. The chick from American Beauty nose diving into a car was cool. Being shot with a flare gun was almost cool. Everything else in the film was not cool.

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