LOL (2012)

As a new year at school begins, Lola’s heart is broken by her boyfriend, though soon she’s surprised by her best friend, promising musician Kyle, who reveals his feelings for her.

I’ve got no excuses. I think I got possessed by a demon who loves bad movies and that’s the only reason I watched this. Really, you have to believe me!

I swear I thought I saw my share of bad movies after watching Blacksheep but how wrong  was I? This is basically a movie with no plot whatsoever.

No redeeming qualities, no rough gems hidden in plain sight, nada.

I mean when you’ve got scenes like a teen f**king a frozen chicken with a webcam, a supposedly responsable mother riding a motorcycle side-saddle, a granddaughter letting one of her friends drug her grandmother so they can “party”, you know there’s no way it can get worse. Continue reading

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Review: This Means War (2012)

This Means War is an action/rom-com film directed by McG or Joseph McGinty Nichol. You probably ( or not) know him as being the executive producer of Supernatural, Nikita, Chuck and so on. 

The plot of this movie is easy and not something we haven’t seen before : two guys fight to try to win over a girl.  FDR Foster (Chris Pine) and Tuck (Tom Hardy) are two CIA agents who happen to start dating the same woman, Lauren (Reese Witherspoon).  The moment they realize that they’re both dating Lauren, they turn everything into a best man wins wager.

First twenty minutes or so of the movie, we get to see their relationship as partners and best friends and their covert mission. I have to say Pine and Hardy do have good on-screen chemistry and make their friendship very believable. Continue reading

Review: Hysteria (2011)

A movie based on real events, Hysteria tells the story of Dr. Mortimer Granville who invented the very first vibrator.

After getting fired from several workplaces, Dr. Granville gets a job with London’s famous specialist in women’s medicine,  a man who treated his patients for hysteria. Hysteria was thought to be an ailment that most women had, with a plethora of symptoms(erratic and volatile behavior, emotional excesses), that needed to be cured and in extreme cases women with hysteria would be institutionalized.  The job of treating one for hysteria was strenuous and that’s why, with the help of a friend, Granville comes up with the idea of the vibrator. Continue reading

Review: The Vow (2012)

The Vow is a romantic drama directed by Michael Sucsy, starring Channing Tatum (Dear John, 21 Jump Street) and Rachel McAdams (The Notebook, Mean Girls).

Based on true events, it tells the story of a married couple, Paige and Leo (Tatum&McAdams) that is in a car accident leading to the wife losing her memory of their time together and obviously their marriage.  She doesn’t recognize him and moreover thinks she is still engaged to her former fiance, Jeremy (Scott Speedman). Starting then Leo is on a mission of making his wife fall in love with him all over again. Continue reading