Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season 2 Review



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Season two might be my favorite season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I’m always a little torn, because the bad episodes in season two were really, amazingly bad and I think some of the later seasons were more consistent overall.

But the good episodes were great, and the Angelus storyline starting in the final moments of Surprise is one of my favorites of the whole show. (I’ve never been much of a Buffy/Angel shipper, mainly because I always thought David Boreanaz was clearly having much more fun as Angelus.)

Another season two vampire bonus: Spike, when he was still un-chipped, un-souled, and cheerfully ripping out throats. \o/

My rating: (4 / 5)

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Bring It On Movie Review



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This movie belongs to the same class of high school tongue-in-cheek comic masterpieces as Mean Girls and Easy A. Though it doesn’t quite reach those heights of brilliance in dialogue and plot, it does come with the bonus of some truly fantastic cheerleading routines, and will give you new respect for cheerleading as a sport.

My rating: (4 / 5)

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Mrs. Doubtfire Movie Review



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I recently watched this movie for the first time in years after picking it up from the $5 movie bin at Walmart. I have to say it’s not as good a family film as I remembered. There’s quite a bit of (mild) bad language and sexual references.

On the other hand, it is still as funny as I remembered. Robin Williams is absolutely outstanding in the type of role he was born to play. Sally Field, like her much put upon character, has the somewhat more thankless task of playing the straight woman to his madcap hilarity, but she pulls it off well, and the child actors are also great, especially the adorable Mara Wilson.

Bonus: none of the characters seem to bat an eye about the fact that the Robin Williams character has a gay brother in a long-term relationship with his boyfriend.

My rating: (3.5 / 5)

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Legally Blonde Movie Review



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A tremendously fun comedy about not being deceived by appearances. Pretty, bubbly Elle Woods is a walking blonde joke… until her college sweetheart breaks up with her and she decides to win him back by following him to Harvard Law School.

My rating: (4 / 5)

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Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Movie Review



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A tremendous amount of fun, thanks mainly to the iconic performance of Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow and the twisty, turny plot, which manages to keep you guessing until the end exactly how it will play out.

My rating: (4.5 / 5)

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Singin’ in the Rain Movie Review



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Before I watched this movie, pretty much the only thing I knew about it was the iconic titular scene, so I knew the singing and dancing were going to be amazing, but I expected the plot to be some sort of corny romance.

I was therefore very pleasantly surprised to discover that much of the movie was actually taken up by a hilarious plot about the bumpy transition from silent films to “talking pictures.” Really the only thing I didn’t like was the strange “Broadway Melody” sequence, which had great dancing courtesy of the legendary Cyd Charisse, but was just kind of weird and out of place.

My rating: (4 / 5)

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Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home Movie Review



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My dad isn’t a Trekkie, but he is a Star Trek fan, and he tried to introduce my siblings and me to the series with slightly mixed success when we were kids. For example, we got sort of traumatized by the Ceti eel things in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (I didn’t attempt to watch that film again until I was an adult), but we absolutely loved Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. In fact, it became one of our favorite movies and we watched it many, many times as kids. It remains one of my favorite films to this day, and is definitely my favorite Star Trek movie. The Voyage Home is hilarious, highly quotable, and ultimately touching, as the crew of the Enterprise travels back in time to 1980’s San Francisco to bring back a pair of humpback whales in an attempt to repopulate the species (which has become extinct in the 23rd century). Also, I still kind of want to be Gillian Taylor.

My rating: (4 / 5)

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Easy A Movie Review



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Another smart, witty teen movie in the tradition of Mean Girls, 10 Things I Hate About You, and Clueless, this one inspired by Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter. It’s one of our favorites, probably second only to Mean Girls in its genre.

My rating: (4.5 / 5)

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10 Things I Hate About You Movie Review



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It doesn’t attain the heights of Mean Girls, but this is an unusually smart and highly entertaining teen movie, loosely based on Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew.

My rating: (3.5 / 5)

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Mean Girls Movie Review

Mean Girls (2004) (DVD)
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Director: Various
Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Widescreen
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Studio: Warner Bros.
Running Time: 97 minutes

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My rating: (5 / 5)

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