PRETTY IN PINK [1986] review

September 12, 2009

I like that when you see a movie made in the 80s set in the 80s, you know it’s the 80s.  The 80s had its own look.  As did the 70s and 60s, and maybe even the early 90s.  After those times though, will we be able to say, “that is so 00s?”  This is perhaps why, especially for teen movies, classic ones like PRETTY IN PINK just cannot be replicated anymore.  This decade has no identity, no distinctiveness.  I really wonder if we will ever feel nostalgia for the 00s like we already do for the 80s and long have for the 60s?

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FAST & FURIOUS [2009] review

September 11, 2009

I am a big fan of the Fast/Furious franchise.  I had been looking forward to seeing the fourth installment, FAST & FURIOUS , in the theater when it came out, but that was a bit of a crazy time still in my transition back to living in Florida so I missed the chance.  I had even prepared by re-watching the original film.  I actually saw the third installment, TOKYO DRIFT, second.  Liking that I went back and watched the first sequel, TOO FAST TOO FURIOUS, but could hardly stomach that one.  FAST & FURIOUS is a worthy installment in the franchise.

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THE HANGOVER [2009] review

September 5, 2009

Screenshot from the 2009 movie The Hangover starring Ed Helms

The Hangover, 2009

I only wish I had seen THE HANGOVER in a theater full of people because the ha’s! must have been resounding.  The movie pretty much lived up to my loft expectations after hearing the hype about it the whole summer.

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