Saving Mr. Banks, a review by Antares
Saving Mr. Banks (2013) 60/100 - My wife really enjoyed this, as I heard her whimpering on a few occasions, but for me, this was like watching an over extended volley in a rather ho hum tennis match. Exposition of childhood in Australia ---> Bitchy British broad in Los Angeles ---> Australia ---> Los Angeles ---> Australia ---> Los Angeles ---> Australia ---> Los Angeles, etc., etc., etc., ad nauseum. Every time it went back to her childhood, I moaned, as these scenes were the worst parts of the film. Almost as bad, was the corporate Disney propaganda that laced most of the modern day sequences so subliminally, it would have impressed Joseph Goebbels. The only real enjoyment I got from this film, were the scenes of the Sherman brothers writing the great songs that make Mary Poppins such a great children's movie. I would have been better off watching that film instead.
Teal = Masterpiece
Dark Green = Classic or someday will be
Lime Green = A good, entertaining film
Orange = Average
Red = Cinemuck
Brown = The color of crap, which this film is
(From Antares' Short Summations on May 29th, 2014)
Never Been Kissed, a review by DJ Doena
Drew Barrymore ... Josie Geller
David Arquette ... Rob Geller
Michael Vartan ... Sam Coulson
Molly Shannon ... Anita
John C. Reilly ... Gus
Garry Marshall ... Rigfort
Leelee Sobieski ... Aldys
Jeremy Jordan ... Guy Perkins
James Franco ... Jason
Gregory Sporleder ... Coach Romano
Synopsis: Josie Geller was one of the nerds in highschool, the kind of girl who asked for extra homework. It was not a pleasent time for her. But now she's an editor at the Chicago Sun-Times and good at her job. But she wants to be a reporter, to write stories instead of reading them. And for this she has to go undercover to highschool again. But neither she nor highschool has changed.
My Opinion: A sweet liitle comedy about a young woman who gets the chance of having a better highschool memory and to finally fall in love with the right guy. Not the best romance I've ever seen but still quite enjoyable.
(From DJ Doena's movie watchings 2009 on January 17th, 2009)
[Rerun Marathon] Spaced, a review by Tom
Another fun episode with zombies, guest-starring David Walliams known from 'Little Britain'.
"Brian, you came."
- "No, I just spilled a drink"
(From [Rerun Marathon] Spaced on November 3rd, 2007)