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Josie and the Pussycats, a review by Tom




Title: Josie and the Pussycats
Year: 2001
Director: Deborah Kaplan, Harry Elfont
Rating: PG
Length: 94 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85
Audio: English: Dolby Digital 5.1, German: Dolby Digital 5.1, Italian: Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: Danish, English, Finnish, German, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish

Stars:
Rachael Leigh Cook
Tara Reid
Rosario Dawson
Alan Cumming
Parker Posey

Plot:
Josie (Rachael Leigh Cook, Antitrust), Melody (Tara Reid, American Pie 2) and Val (Rosario Dawson, Down To You) are life-long friends determined to take their band out of the garage and into the stratosphere - while staying true to their own look, style and sound.

The band is soon discovered by hot-shot manager Wyatt Frame (Alan Cumming, Spy Kids) who introduces them to MegaRecords CEO Fiona (Parker Posey, Best In Show) as the next best thing.

Within days they have the number one single in the country, but they soon discover that all is not what it seems. Fiona and Wyatt have devised a hi-tech plan to control the youth of America through their music. It's time for Josie and the Pussycats to bare their claws and fight back.

Featuring a fantastic soundtrack awarded **** by Empire.

Awards:
Teen Choice Awards2001NominatedFilm - Choice ActressRachael Leigh Cook
Teen Choice Awards2001NominatedFilm - Choice Breakout PerformanceRosario Dawson
Teen Choice Awards2001NominatedFilm - Choice Comedy


Extras:
Deleted Scenes
Featurettes
Music Videos
Scene Access
Trailers

My Thoughts:
I just love this movie. And I really like the music in it (I even have the soundtrack). It's just such a nice feel-good movie. Sadly this was a boxoffice flop (undeservedly so). As far as I know, this was the last big studio movie, that the beautiful Rachael Leigh Cook was in.
Also the other cast members are great in this movie. Like Rosario Dawson as Val. I especially liked Tara Reid's performance as the bubbly Melody. I think it is the best role of her career. She always reminds of Bubbles from the Powerpuff Girls here.
Also fun is the uncredited appearance by Seth Green, Brecklin Meyer and Donald Faison as the boygroup parody.
The singing voice of Josie is provided by the singer of the band "Letter to Cleo". Coincidentally, she also appeared in another movie I have watched today ("10 Things I Hate About You". As the blonde singer of Kat's favorite band). This makes the soundtrack to this movie like a solo album of hers.



Rating:

(From DCO third annual November Alphabet Marathon - discussion/review/banter thread on November 1st, 2009)

Member's Reviews

The Invasion, a review by Eric


The Invasion




Summary: Something terrifying has come to Earth, something that attacks us while we sleep and turns us into soulless replicants. The clock is ticking as Washington, DC psychiatrist Carol Bennell (Nicole Kidman) and her colleague Ben Driscoll (Daniel Craig) embark on a heart-stopping journey into a nightmarish world where the only way to stay alive is to stay awake. No one can be trusted. No one is safe in producer Joel Silver's bold new take on Jack Finney's classic novel 'The Body Snatchers'.

Don't fall asleep! 'The Invasion' is here.

My Thoughts:   It's a good thriller with a good level of action and rebounds.  The special effects are well done.  The 5.1 mix is also well done, I'm usually not a big fan of 5.1 which I find distracting but in this case they didn't overuse use it or made the rear channels too loud so it doesn't interfere.  I'm glad I bought this movie and I will certainly watch it again one day.

I'm probably gonna get copies of the previous versions soon to watch and compare them.

My Score:

(From Eric's DVD watching. on May 31st, 2008)

Member's TV Reviews

Tom's TV Pilots marathon, a review by Tom


     Seinfeld: Seasons One, Two and Three (1989/United States)
IMDb | Wikipedia

(United Kingdom)
Length:904 min.
Video:
Audio:
Subtitles:



Seinfeld
1.01 The Seinfeld Chronicles (Pilot)
Writer: Larry David (Writer), Jerry Seinfeld (Writer)
Director: Art Wolff
Cast: Jerry Seinfeld (Jerry), Michael Richards (Kramer), Lee Carlington (Claire), Jason Alexander (George), Pamela Brull (Laura)

The pilot episode has some differences to the actual series. For one thing there is no Elaine yet. Another is the different restaurant they eat in. Also Kramer's hair is normal :laugh:
But still I think this episode is already quite funny. I always enjoyed this series.

Rating:

(From Tom's TV Pilots marathon on July 1st, 2012)