Heartbreakers, a review by Dragonfire
Get ready to lose your heart – and your bank account – to a couple of sexy sirens in this "vastly enjoyable comedy" ('People' Magazine)! With a "first-rate cast" ('The New York Times') that includes Sigourney Weaver, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Ray Liotta, Jason Lee and Oscar® winner* Gene Hackman, this hilarious laugh-riot is "smart and funny" (Joel Siegel, "Good Morning America")!
When it comes to conning millionaires, Page Conners (Hewitt) and her mother Max (Weaver) are real pros. Max lures them to the altar, then Page leads them into temptation...and a hefty divorce settlement! Now they're about to strike gold with the ultimate sting: a wealthy, wheezing tobacco tycoon (Hackman). But before they can seal the deal, Page breaks the cardinal rule of the con and falls in love! Now Max must convince Page to hold on to her heart 'and' the tobacco fortune...or lose the best partner in crime she'll ever have!
I've seen this one a few times and I still enjoy it. Paige did annoy me at times with her attitude, but it wasn't so bad that it interfered with my enjoyment of the movie. Some of what was going on was extremely silly, but I still thought it worked and made an entertaining movie. I did think some things were very funny. This isn't a movie that will appeal to everyone, though I suppose some may enjoy seeing Jennifer Love Hewitt strut around in in the tight, skimpy outfits that she looked ready to pop out of.
I did post a review of this movie on Epinions a few years ago if anyone wants to take a look.
(From Dragonfire: What I've Been Watching on January 9th, 2009)
Super 8, a review by Dragonfire
This is the first time that I've watched this movie since I saw it in the theater last summer. The movie is great and holds up well on repeat viewing, though I did notice the lends flare a bit more often. That does get a bit annoying. Otherwise, I still really enjoyed this movie. The story is interesting and intriguing, and handled in a way that allows for the tension to build without showing everything. The movie is very effective and the cast all handles their parts well.
I did post a review of this at Epinions after I first saw the movie. I've also posted about it here before.
(From Marie's Random Movie Viewing on June 17th, 2012)
Birthday Marathon, a review by addicted2dvd
All in the Family: Season 2
The Elevator Story
The Bunkers are celebrating Edith's birthday at an Italian restaurant in the city when Archie discovers that Edith failed to mail out a payment to the insurance company. This leads him to run across the street to drop it off. However, on his way he gets stuck in an elevator along with a pregnant Puerto Rican and her husband, an aging hippie, and an erudite black businessman.
This is a good classic sitcom. One that definitely pushes the limits of the time... let alone something you would see in today's politically correct times. It was really funny to see Archie Bunker stuck in an elevator with some of the people he hates the most. Let alone Edith going heavy on the wine at dinner waiting for Archie to get back.
Out of a Possible 5
(From Birthday Marathon on May 30th, 2009)