Posts tagged "movie reviews"

We See Chick Flicks: “Young Adult”

Starring Charlie Theron, Patton Oswalt, Patrick Wilson & Elizabeth Reaser Written by Diablo Cody and directed by Jason Reitman I went into a screening of "Young Adult" already anticipating that I would love it. After all, the premise centered around that of a young adult novelist, and as a total YA nerd, I was sure…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 9, 2011

Trailer Park: “True Grit,” “Somewhere,” “Country Strong,” “Little Fockers,” “Gulliver’s Travels”

Who are you kidding, you know perfectly well that when you've run out of presents to open on Christmas Day (or you don't celebrate Christmas) and you've run out of stuff to argue about with your family, that you're going to want to see a movie. Fortunately, there are some pretty decent movies coming out…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 24, 2010

We See Chick Flicks: “Let Me In”

Starring Chloe Moretz and Kodi Smit-Mcphee Directed by Matt Reeves You've probably heard all the buzz and controversy about "Let Me In," an American adaptation of the Swedish vampire flick "Let the Right One In." Those who love the original swear that "Let Me In" can't be half as good. I have to say that…
By: Annika Harris / September 29, 2010

Trailer Park: “Sex And The City 2,” “Prince of Persia,” “Survival Of The Dead,” “Agora,” “Micmacs”

I know you've got a lot on your plate these days, but there are some serious movies coming out this week and you need a vacation from your life! You've been hearing about "Sex and the City 2" for months and months now and regardless of my feelings, a good number of women and…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 28, 2010

Trailer Park: “Furry Vengeance,” “Nightmare On Elm Street,” “Paper Man,” “The Human Centipede”

Sure it's springtime, love is in the air and the birds are singing. But do you know what else is in the air? Pollen. And the bees are singing too ... kinda. You might fall in love frolicking in the park, but you might also fall in love in a dark movie theater, sitting next…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 30, 2010

“Valentine’s Day” — The Movie! — Probably Totally Sucks

Confession: I was really looking forward to seeing "Valentine's Day" on, yes, Valentine's Day. Most of my friends are in relationships, I am newly single, and, well, I was thinking about throwing a full-on self-pity party on Sunday -- I was going to see "Valentine's Day" alone. I was even thinking of sneaking in cocktails!
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 12, 2010

We See Chick Flicks: “Precious”

Starring Gabourey Sidibe, Mo'Nique, Paula Patton, Mariah Carey Directed by Lee Daniels Based on the book by Sapphire After all the hype surrounding "Precious" -- the critical acclaim, Oprah's endorsement, and the back-and-forth between some bloggers and reviewers about Gabby Sidibe's weight -- I walked into the theater this weekend with one expectation and that…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 9, 2009

We See Chick Flicks: “Julie & Julia”

Starring Meryl Streep and Amy Adams Directed by Nora Ephron The Lowdown: Here's what I wish the title of this movie was: "Julia." Period. No Julie, just Julia. Julie, who you probably know as the blogger and author who cooked through Julia Child's recipes in a year, is a drip. Julie (as played by Amy…
By: Leonora Epstein / August 10, 2009

We See (Not Just) Chick Flicks: Bruno

The Lowdown: Watching the feature film “Bruno” is somewhat like eating a whole bag of candy corn. There is a sugar rush high and momentary feeling of elation and giddiness, but all too soon you feel sick and crash. The experience is not awful and you come out no worse for the wear, but it’…
By: Ali Jawin / July 10, 2009

We See Chick Flicks: “Sunshine Cleaning”

Starring Amy Adams, Emily Blunt, Alan Arkin, Steve Zahn The Lowdown: Ten years out of high school, most people have some kind of college degree. Lots are in stable relationships, a bunch are married and some have kids. A few lucky ones might have made partner or published her first book. This movie is not…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 27, 2009

We See Chick Flicks: “Confessions Of A Shopaholic”

Starring Isla Fisher, Hugh Dancy, Krysten Ritter Based on the series of chick lit books by Sophie Kinsella, "Confessions Of A Shopaholic," is the story of adorable, but bumbling "journalist," Rebecca Bloomwood, who has a serious shopping addiction that has left her in major debt. This movie, as we've noted, hit theaters at a…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 16, 2009

We See Chick Flicks: “He’s Just Not That Into You”

Starring Ben Affleck, Jennifer Aniston, Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Connelly, Kevin Connolly, Bradley Cooper, Ginnifer Goodwin, Scarlett Johansson, Justin Long When God created chick flicks, she/he had this one in mind as the epitome, the end all, be all of chick flicks. Not one straight man on the planet will see this film willingly, and those…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 9, 2009

We See Chick Flicks: Bride Wars

Starring Anne Hathaway, Kate Hudson Against my better judgment, and the groans of many, many people I respect and whom I want to respect me, I saw "Bride Wars" on Sunday afternoon. [With me! What? I'm not ashamed. -- Editor] Everyone who has seen the trailer and or merely read the title knows exactly what…
By: Lesley Savage / January 13, 2009

Does “W” Stand For “Worth Seeing” Or “Worthless”?

This weekend, Oliver Stone's highly anticipated movie about the fairly unpopular president (Bush), "W", comes out. I'm psyched to see this film, though I'm still pretty unclear on whether it's a comedy or a drama. Still, Josh Brolin (Dubya), Elizabeth Banks (Laura), Ellen Burstyn (Barbara), and James Cromwell (George Sr.) should add up to being…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 17, 2008

We See Chick Flicks: My Best Friend’s Girl

Starring Kate Hudson, Dane Cook, Jason Biggs, Alec Baldwin While the film “My Best Friend’s Girl” could be easily classified as a typical rom-com judging by the misleading commercials and cheesy poster, its filth factor actually pushes it into the “gross humor” category. And that is what made me love it even more.
By: Leigh Raines / September 22, 2008

We See Chick Flicks: The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants 2

When I went to the theater last night to see the second installment of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, I expected the movie to warm my heart and make me wish I was young again, with a close group of attractive friends. I thought it would be cute. I thought it would be cheesy.
By: Catherine Strawn / August 7, 2008

We See Chick Flicks, Er, Action Movies Starring Dearly Departed Aussies: The Dark Knight

The Dark Knight Starring Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Aaron Eckhart, & Gary Oldman Directed by Christopher Nolan Before walking in the theater (and for the record, I bought my ticket four days in advance because it was obvious every showing the opening weekend was going to sell-out) I already knew The Dark Knight…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 21, 2008

We See Chick Flicks: Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Forgetting Sarah Marshall Starring Jason Segel, Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell Okay, ladies this is a very special addition of "We See Chick Flicks". Both because I loved, loved, loved this movie and for the PENIS factor. Yup, you’ve probably heard about it, and maybe some of you have already seen it, but this movie i…
By: Lesley Savage / April 24, 2008

We See Chick Flicks: 21

21 Starring Kate Bosworth, Kevin Spacey, Jim Sturgess Based on the book by Ben Mezrich The Lowdown: Okay, so I am not sure if 21 totally qualifies as a “chick flick,” but it’s got most of the variables: Kate Bosworth + hot up-and-comer Jim Sturgess + one somewhat tame, but still sexy love…
By: Lesley Savage / March 31, 2008

We See Chick Flicks: Definitely, Maybe

DEFINITELY, MAYBE Starring Ryan Reynolds, Abigail Breslin, Isla Fisher The Lowdown: Ryan Reynolds stars as a recently separated father, who gets suckered into telling his daughter (Little Miss Sunshine's Abigail Breslin) the twisted tale of how he met her mother in the form of a bedtime story. "Gag!" may be your first reaction, but give…
By: Lesley Savage / February 22, 2008