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Title: Lords Of Dogtown

Genre: Action / Drama / Sport

Tagline: They came from nothing to change everything.

IMDB Plot Outline: A fictionalized take on the group of brilliant young skateboarders raised in the mean streets of Dogtown in Santa Monica, California. The Z-Boys, as they come to be known, perfect their craft in the empty swimming pools of unsuspecting suburban homeowners, pioneering a thrilling new sport and eventually moving into legend.

Tiffany's Take: This movie was amazing and it was all about skateboarding! I have followed "The Legend of the Z-Boys" since I was 7 and it's what drew me to the sport. Yes, folks, I have a chipped tooth from an olly gone bad! Back to my take, The movie mainly follows skaters Stacy Perralta, Tony Alva, Jay Adams and Zephyr Team founder Skip Embloom. Zephyr Team= Z-Boys. These boys were living the worst lives in the slums of Venice, CA and surfing and skateboarding were all they had. It's funny because they decided to skate because it was something they could do when they couldn't surf and it was skating that turned them into legends. I was a bit sad to see a few of the original Z-boys were left out of the movie but it was still pretty true to form. I think the actors, or "skactors", did a great job acting and skating like the Z-boys they were portraying. If you liked the documentary "Dogtown and Z-Boys" you should definitely see this. It shows that even when you can go anywhere in the world going back to your roots feels the most like home.

In case you haven't guessed my rating:

Even if you hate skateboarding you can appreciate this movie, or a 6 out of 7.

Review: Kinsey

Genre: Biography / Drama

Tagline: Let's talk about sex.?

Plot Outline: A look at the life of Alfred Kinsey (Neeson), a pioneer in the area of human sexuality research, whose 1948 publication "Sexual Behavior in the Human Male" was one of the first recorded works that saw science address sexual behavior.

Starring: Liam Neeson, Laura Linney, Chris O'Donnell, Peter Scarsgaard and Tim Curry.

A wonderfully engaging film that addresses the audience in a frank and mature fashion. Liam Neeson shines in the splendidly articulate role of Alfred Kinsey. Powered by an all-star cast, this film is sure to engage even the most frigid of psyches. Laura Linney offers her support as the wife of Alfred Kinsey. She appears to the audience in a flurry of theories and a wit that matches Neeson himself. Supported by an entourage of other well known actors, this movie never skips a beat. I was delighted from the moment I started this movie until the moment I finished it. I attained a great deal of knowledge while following Alfred Kinsey (Neeson) on his journey to bring light to the many myths involving the sexual physiology in both man/woman kind. For all those with a thirst and hunger for knowledge, I recommend this movie to you. On a scale of 7: I rate this movie a "6.5" or in other words "Every single person can benefit from renting this film... Learn it! Love it! Live it!"

Movie review for Test Tube....

"Test Tube Teens From The Year 2000"

Starring: Morgan Fairchild and Ian Abercrombie

Genre: Comedy / Drama / Sci-Fi

Tagline: Prepare yourself for some Close Encounters of the Raunchy Kind.

Plot Outline: In the future, corporations have taken over the world and banned sex. A group of rebellous "Test Tube Teens" set out to change their future.

A group of "TTT's" are confronted by Professer Dorn, who is played by Ian Abercrombie, and told that there was life before the corporations took over. Dorn, being a peace lovin' hippy, gets the Teens determined to go back in time and seek out the main corporation leader, Mrs. Swales, who is played by Morgan Fairchild, and show her that sex can be fun. These teens are in for it when they try to "fit in" to a new time and to an all girls school!

Holy Shit, I love this movie. I saw this when it first came out and I have to admit, I forgot that it was a soft porn! I have to be honest though, this movie is a total b movie and it's probably one that most ppl can afford to miss. The two main teens, Naldo and Vin, played by Brian Bremer and Christopher Wolf, are $1.0298 actors but managed to keep my attention with their 80's acting and their cheesy lines. Morgan Fairchild was burned by a former love and all it takes is a "treminator wanna be" to get her to like sex again. It's doesn't get any better than this.

In case you haven't guessed my rating:

If your favourite thing is to watch paint this and spice up your life or a 2.1 out of a 7.

Movie review for Red Eye

"Red Eye"

Starring: Rachel McAdams and Cillian Murphy

Genre: Drama / Thriller

Tagline: Fear Takes Flight!

Plot Outline: A woman is kidnapped by a stranger on a routine flight. Threatened by the potential murder of her father, she is pulled into a plot to assist her captor in offing a wealthy executive.

This story starts off with Lisa Reisert, who is played by McAdams, getting ready to take a flight. She meets an interesting man while waiting to board the plane named Jackson Rippner, who is played by Cillian Murphy. A tale of two strangers, meeting on a routing plane flight, that quickly turns into a whirlwind of terror, deceit and high flying. Lisa learns a terrible secret that Jackson was keeping and she struggles to race against time to keep his secret from becoming a reality.

Wow, I really made this movie sound good. The thing is that this movie really didn't have a plot. I cant really tell you anymore without giving anything away. It's sad really. I was highly disappointed that I didn't get to witness any "mile high club" miles rack up on top of this plane crash of a movie. McAdams and Murphy did a good job but it wasn't enough to keep me interested. Keep an eye out for the pen scene. It is truly the highlight of this movie.

In case you haven't figured out my rating:

Bribe someone to rent this movie for you if you want to look at some good eye candy or a 2.15 out of a 7.
abby hippo

Review - "Constantine"

Title: Constantine

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Rachel Weisz

Genre: comic book / action

Plot Summary: Based on the DC/Vertigo comic book Hellblazer, Constantine tells the story of irreverent supernatural detective John Constantine, who has literally been to hell and back.

John Constantine (Keanu Reeves) used to "see things" when he was a kid. After a failed attempt at suicide, he is now a chain smoking exorcist. He doesn't need faith - he's seen it for himself. And to top it all off, he's dying of lung cancer and is 20 years late for his appointment with (a very pissed off) Lucifer, not to mention all the other demons and misbehaving half-breeds he's sent back down to the depths just waiting to exact their revenge (as if it gets worse than spending eternity being ripped apart over and over in screaming, brutal agony). After Angela's (Rachel Weisz) twin sister mysteriously commits suicide, she seeks help from Constantine and the two of them try to piece together what the hell (literally) is going on. With help from an alcoholic priest who hears voices (Pruitt Taylor Vince - the guy from "Identity"), Isabel (Angela's dead twin sister) and Constantine's book-smart and eager side kick apprentice (Shia LaBeouf), they must save mankind from a fate worse than death. And, if they succeed, will it all be enough to earn Constantine a get-out-of-hell-free card?

What can I say? I'm a sucker for blasphemy.
Angela: God has a plan for all of us.
John: God's just a kid with an ant farm, lady. He's not planning anything.

There's just something about dark vs. light, God vs. Satan, angels vs. demons that could keep me entertained for a lifetime.
Angela: I don't believe in the devil.
John: You should. He believes in you.

And there are enough contradictions and ambiguities in this movie to make it a heretic's playground. This movie makes you want to have those on God's side committed, while you're boning the demons. The soddingly sexy Gavin Rossdale plays Balthazar, a half-breed who can't quite stick to the rules. And when Constantine shows up to throw him out of the game and actually threatens him with absolution, you're not quite sure whose side you're on anymore. My favourite character, however, is Gabriel (Tilda Swinton). Mmmmm, the androgeny of it all! So delicious in that white, stringy outfit with the hospital bracelets. Yes, I get sidetracked easily :) Satan himself is quite entertaining as well, making a grand entrance, decending from above in a suit of immaculate white, and acting more like a deranged old fart out for a walk, than an evil overlord of the dark.

Reeves and Weisz are now both seasoned actors and there are no surprises there. They are as they have always been, which seems to work out ok for this movie. But the characters surrounding them are magnificent and make the movie for me. The end of the movie, in which the solutions to everyone's problems end up coming from the most unlikely of sources, gives me great glee. Oh, and there's a tag after the credits too, so watch out for that!

For a comic book movie, it's pretty damn good.
My rating = add this one to your collection, or 4.7 out of 7.

Review: Gypsy 83

Genre: Drama

Tagline: Some of us were never meant to fit in.

Starring: Sara Rue and Kett Turton

Never have a witnessed a story with such a broad range of appeal. Everyone in America knows how it feels to be shunned by your peers and belittled by strangers. For those of us with this knowledge, we know that ultimately it leads to self-discovery and esteem. This remarkable story begins in the presence of two highly eccentric individuals. Gypsy, A Stevie Nicks fanatic, entices the audience with her sultry costumes and sully demeanor. Bearing witness to a pamphlet announcing the "Night of a Thousand Stevies, she decides that her destiny lies where her mother, so long ago, had went. Portrayed by the beautiful and highly talented, Sara Rue she awakens the audience with her ability to impart feelings of hope and joy while keeping the truth of opposition in tow. Kett Turton plays Gypsy's best friend, who becomes bombarded with his own conflict with gender crisis. He embarks on a path of self-discovery which leads him to his ultimate goal, happiness.

I am being completely honest when I say that this movie just happens to be one of the best films I have ever had the pleasure to watch. The two actors captured my heart the minute the stepped onto the screen. Gone was the "wooden" acting I had come to expect from non-blockbuster films and instead, I was witness to a miracle of film-making. Sara Rue and Kett Turton absorbed me with their infinite conflicts while on such a touching mission. For anyone who truly wants to rent a masterpiece of modern film-making, Gypsy 83 will not disappoint. I rate this move a "7 out of 7" or "I will personally hunt you down and kill you with a Taco Bell SPORK, if you do not rent his film and love it I do. I am sure your opinion may differ, but MINE is the only one that counts. NOW GO TO BLOCKBUSTER!! Run, jog, swim, drive, anything! BUT GO NOW. And remember, I have eyes EVERYWHERE!"
abby hippo

Review - "Better Than Chocolate"

Yay! My first movie review as myself!

Title: Better Than Chocolate

Starring: Karyn Dwyer, Christina Cox, Wendy Crewson

Genre: romance/drama/comedy

Plot Summary:Two attractive young lesbians, Maggie and Kim, meet in Vancouver, develop a passionate romance, and move in together. Meanwhile, Maggie's well-meaning but naive mother Lila gets divorced and decides to move to Vancouver and join the household. Soon after, Lila is befriended by Judy, a transsexual about to undergo a sex-change operation. Complications ensue as the conservative Lila learns the truth about Maggie, Judy, and their diverse group of friends.

I first saw this movie when I was an impressionable young woman (high school) and instantly fell in love. I watched this movie again this morning because I'd had a bit of a rough night and needed a pick-me-up after work. This movie always makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside. It makes me cry a little and it makes me want to wank.

The romance in this movie is un-realistic. And at times, the acting leaves something to be desired. This is a lesbian B-movie, folks. But this is a lesbian B-movie at its best! This movie is sensual and seductive. It's REAL. The characters are well developed. Everyone has their own story. Maggie's hair is gorgeous! Kim is a believable, not over-done, butch. Judy sings about her nuts! Lila gets off to opera music! This movie tackles issues of love, sex, identity, honesty and LIFE. The message is loud and clear: Go after your dreams. Follow your heart and don't stop until you get what you want. Doing "the right thing" isn't always what's best for you. Plus, the music rocks! This movie is the only thing that has ever made me like Sarah McLachlan. Oh, and one more thing. This movie is set in Canada. It doesn't get much better than that.

My rating = tattoo "Maggie Loves Kim" on your ass, or 7 out of 7.

Review for "Something's Gotta Give"

Ok, this is Rachel, taking over!

Neither of these fools would review this movie, and if they did, they wouldn't be honest about it.
I watched this movie (on Tiffany's recommendation, I might add) as a distraction from my task for the night. I wanted to watch something I'd never seen before.

Title: Something's Gotta Give

Genre: trying to be a romantic comedy

Plot Summary: A swinger on the cusp of being a senior citizen with a taste for young women falls in love with an accomplished woman closer to his age.

Harry (Jack Nicholson) is a player who nabs gorgeous young women by flouncing around his money and the fact that he owns the second largest hip-hop record label in the country. (That has to be it - why else would anyone sleep with that man?) Marin (Amanda Peet) is a walls-up, never-gonna-fall-in-love young women looking for some fun with an old, rich dude she's not actually physically attracted to. When Harry is accidentally introduced to Marin's mother, Erica (Diane Keaton), at their beach vacation house (and plans for Harry-and-Marin's-big-first-time are ruined) animosity runs rampant. After Harry has a heart attack, he is ordered by his oh-so-available-heart-throb doctor (Keanu Reeves) to stay in town and take it easy while he recovers. When the rest of the cast heads back to the city, Harry and Erica are left alone on the beach and, well, getting-to-know-you ensues.

I thought this movie was Lame, with a capital L. It was melodramatic, overacted and just plain difficult to watch. I want to throttle the director of this movie, along with the screenwriter. Jack and Diane (heh) had no chemistry whatsoever, their flirting was overt and didn't mesh with what they were actually saying to each other. The facial expressions were the worst though! So many raised eyebrows, embarrassed smiles and knowing looks that didn't actually mean anything. I think Harry's personal assistant was meant to be comic relief (since the rest of the film was seriously lacking in the humor department), but he just came across as needy and a little creepy. Strangely enough, and this pains me greatly to have to say this, I found the most genuine acting in this movie came from Keanu. He was the only character I was actually drawn to and cared about. Too bad he was just a pawn in the whole scheme of things. Amanda was her usual self, which was fitting for her character, but didn't impress me much since it's her standard acting style. If I have to see Jack Nicholson cry one more time, it won't be pretty. Knowing how these stories always end, I spent the entire movie cringing in expectation of the eventual result. The moment intended to cause the audience so much angst they can hardly keep themselves from running into traffic, gave me only the briefest glimmer of hope before I realized that romantic comedies don't end realistically.

My rating = Watch this movie when you're looking to see something you haven't already seen and it's too late to go get a rental, but somebody's left an unwanted copy of it at your place, and even then, check your standard collection first to make sure there isn't something else you're in the mood for - or 1.3 out of 7.

Review for "The Wedding Date"

Genre: Comedy / Romance

Tagline: Love doesn't come cheap.

Starring: Debra Messing, Dermot Mulroney

Everyone knows that breaking up is hard to do. Alas...It's even worse when you are the one getting dumped. Debra Messing plays Kat Ellis, a woman suffering from "single girl anxiety" who is cordially invited to attend the wedding of her sister Amy (stylishly played by Amy Adams) but is bombarded with the fear of arriving to the wedding alone. In midst of her own personal desperation, she decides to hire a male escort (Dermot Mulroney) for $6000.00 to pose as her current boyfriend. Armed with light-hearted comedy and an unexpected twist, "The Wedding Date" proves that "Will and Grace"'s, Debra Messing is a force to be reckoned with.

Although my synopsis of this movie seems geared on a positive note, my personal reflection is a little different. Not only did this film seem a little far-fetched, it also lacked any semblance of humor. Although the performance by Debra Messing was truly unforgettable, I feel as if the producer could have chosen a more likable lead man. Dermot Mulroney's performance left a bad taste in my mouth. If I was going to hire a man for $6000 dollars, I would make sure he was perfect in every way. Is the scar on his upper lip an added bonus? Or something that even the "Discovery Health" channel cannot fix. Basically People, I would let this movie collect dust on a shelf somewhere. Hidden from view, so that no one has to view something this commercial and this dull. 2 out of 7. IF you rent this film, you must go STR8 to jail. DO not pass go. Do not collect $200. In fact, give ME the money. You're just wasting yours anyways.

Review for A lot Like Love

"A Lot Like Love"

Starring:Ashton Kutcher and Amanda Peet

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Tagline: There's nothing better than a great romance... to ruin a perfectly good friendship.

Plot Summary: On a flight from Los Angeles to New York, Oliver (Kutcher) and Emily (Peet) make a connection.

This movie is about two ppl who meet in an awkward sitiation, and continue to cross paths for the next 7 years. Everytime they meet it's just as awkward as the first meeting but their chemistry quickly turns awkward into comfortable. Throughout the movie they both go through relationships and drastic changes but something out there fights to bring them together against both of their wishes.

Kutcher and Peet do have a lot of chemistry but was it enough to keep me interested? Yeah, it was. I actually liked this movie. I thought it was going to be a typical romantic comedy but there were a few twists that made me ponder the actual ending. I'm not a fan of Peet, or Kutcher for that matter, but they both kept me entertained. Of course it was cheesy but it made me feel like there is a love worth waiting for out there.

In case you haven't figured out my rating:

Pay full price for this movie or a 4.754329339483 for short.