Emma 1996 (w/ Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor, Toni Collette, Alan Cumming) – 3.25 stars – Emma tends to be into match making and seems uninterested in romance for herself, while all along she has love under her little nose. This was a really sweet movie. Sadly I don’t think she advises people too well, but oh well. Sometimes this film was a little slow. Recommended film, especially if you like those Austen stories. Such beautiful colours and styles worn by Gwyneth Paltrow (and others too).
Fame 2009 (w/ Kay Panabaker, Asher Book, Naturi Naughton, Kherington Payne) – 2.5 stars – I will say that I didn’t really like the original, but at least it had a storyline that was dynamic in comparison to this one. The music was okay. The dancing was okay. I just couldn’t connect to any of the characters. There was language in this and scantally clad dancers. At least it didn’t have all the crazy content that was in the original.
Starlift 1951 (w/ Janice Rule, Ron Hagerthy, Doris Day, Gordon McRae) – 2.75 stars – I thought this was going to be a big Doris Day film because Netflix had her on the cover of it, etc. She was only in the beginning and sang a few songs, which was nice. I hadn’t ever seen this one and I’m a huge Doris Day fan. Anyway really this story was about a woman who plays a top named actress (most of the people in this play themselves) and she comes across an Air Force soldier who grew up with her. A little romance tale comes through in between lots of songs and dances done to entertain troops.
River of No Return 1954 (w/ Robert Mitchum, Marilyn Monroe, Tommy Rettig) – 3 stars – Finally a movie with Ms. Monroe in which her acting didn’t make me go crazy. She actually didn’t put on that horrible little voice and she actually seemed to play the guitar while singing in this. She wasn’t just the typical tramp she always plays. She actually fought off Robert Mitchum when he tried to kiss her. This was about a man and his son who end up coming across a gambler and his “wife”. When a situation occurs, the gambler leaves his “wife” with the man and child in which they take a raft along a rapid river to find him.
The Karate Kid Part III 1989 (w/Pat Morita, Ralph Macchio, Robyn Lively) – 2 stars – Suddenly there is language all over the place in this part. The others I don’t remember it so much. When Daniel-son gives up his college funds to make a bonsai tree shop with Mr. Miyagi, he ends up coming across a bunch of Karate bullies who want him to fight his championship title. This movie was lame.
According to Greta 2009 (w/ Hilary Duff, Evan Ross) – 2 stars – A teen is pretty much ignored by her mom and sent to the Jersey Shore with her grandparents. She has a list of things she wants to do before she dies and ways that she can die because she wants to kill herself. She comes across a cook who is her age and learns about life through him and her grandparents. What a selfish little girl she portrayed though. It was a bit of a depressing film.
Night of the Living Dead 1968 (w/Duane Jones, Judith O’Dea) – 3.5 stars – A bunch of people end up together in a house trying to figure out what is happening outside, as there are loads of creatures killing others. Of course they are zombies. This is such a graphic film for that time, and still graphic today. There is a zombie bum in it and violence. This movie always makes me so sad at the end though. I don’t think there are many movies that don’t have happy endings like this one.