Modern movies in October

Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer (2003) – My sister recommended this one to me after she watched it on Netflix and found it fascinating. I didn’t know much about Aileen Wuornos before watching it. I’ve seen bits and pieces of “true crime” TV specials about her, but have never read extensively about her case or seen the popular Hollywood version of her … Continue reading Modern movies in October

Modern movies in March

The following are mini-reviews of all of the post-1970 films viewed in March that won’t be getting full reviews on TMP. This will be the new standard format on TMP for reviews of post-1970 films (with the exception of period films, which get full reviews), replacing the Reviews in a Line or Two series and replacing my experiment in including the reviews in the montly … Continue reading Modern movies in March

Reviews in a line or two: “Huge Collection of Films I Never Posted About in 2012” edition, part 2

The Beverly Hillbillies (1993) Dir: Penelope Spheeris Starring: Diedrich Bader, Erika Eleniak, Jim Varney, Cloris Leachman, etc. This is everything you’d expect upon hearing the phrase “’90s remake of The Beverly Hillbillies.” It’s more than a little bit ridiculous and full of corn, but does have a few very funny moments. Bonus points for the cameos by Dolly Parton and Buddy Ebsen. The score: 2.5/5 … Continue reading Reviews in a line or two: “Huge Collection of Films I Never Posted About in 2012” edition, part 2

Reviews in a line or two: “Huge Collection of Films I Never Posted About in 2012” edition, part 1

When a Man Loves a Woman (1994) Dir: Luis Mandoki Starring: Meg Ryan and Andy Garcia This was a blind purchase from Goodwill. (You know I love that $2 DVD section!) It’s Meg Ryan in the ’90s, and since I didn’t know anything about the film I expected it to be a romantic comedy. Instead I got a movie about alcoholism and a film that … Continue reading Reviews in a line or two: “Huge Collection of Films I Never Posted About in 2012” edition, part 1

Reviews in a line or two: Here Comes the Boom, Teeth and St. Trinians

Here Comes the Boom (2012) dir. Frank Coraci; written by Kevin James, Rock Reuben and Allan Loeb starring Kevin James, Salma Hayek, Henry Winkler and Bas Rutten Before you rag on me for watching a Happy Madison film, let it be known that Henry Winkler is 99% of the reason I decided to see this film. (The other 1% is accounted for by the fact … Continue reading Reviews in a line or two: Here Comes the Boom, Teeth and St. Trinians

Reviews in a line or two: Nine to Five, Descendant and The Man Who Wasn’t There

Nine to Five (1980) IMDb synopsis: “Three female employees of a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot find a way to turn the tables on him.” dir. Colin Higgins starring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton Straight Talk will always be my favorite Dolly movie, but this one is a lot of fun. It successfully sets up the character of Frank as worthy of revengeful … Continue reading Reviews in a line or two: Nine to Five, Descendant and The Man Who Wasn’t There

Reviews in a line or two: All the King’s Men, The Postman Always Rings Twice, The In Crowd

“Time brings all things to light.” All the King’s Men (2006) dir. Steven Zaillian; starring Jude Law, Sean Penn, Patricia Clarkson, etc. All the King’s Men features a top-notch cast. It moves a but slowly but is an interesting political drama, featuring good performances and beautiful cinematography. The score: 3.5/5 “If there was an Eleventh Commandment, they would have broken that too.” The Postman Always Rings … Continue reading Reviews in a line or two: All the King’s Men, The Postman Always Rings Twice, The In Crowd