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Zoolander, a review by Rich


Zoolander



Derek Zoolander (Ben Stiller) isn't smart, but he looks "really, really good." An empty-headed yet kindhearted male model, the self-absorbed Derek becomes an unwitting pawn in a international assassination plot masterminded by oddball fashion dictator Jacobim Mugatu (Will Ferrell). Meanwhile, the clueless cover guy must also contend with a new rival, a blonde hipster named Hansel (Owen Wilson). Only adding to his troubles is Matilda Jeffries (Christine Taylor), an inquisitive and sensitive journalist.
Stiller's charming and silly comedy liberally skewers the fashion industry while showcasing the actor-director-screenwriter's quirky humour. He casts his real-life family in the film: wife Christine Taylor, sister Amy Stiller, father Jerry Stiller, and mother Anne Meara. As a director, Stiller invokes entertaining performances from Wilson and Ferrell. He also adds cameos by a multitude of celebrities including David Bowie, Natalie Portman, and Lenny Kravitz.


This is the 2nd time I've tried to enjoy this movie, but I'm afraid it does nothing for me and find it dull. It is childish and stupid, perhaps the only thing that got me through it was star spotting the celebrities. Ben Stiller is totally overated and is fortunate to be acting at a period when there is few genuinely funny competition. The best part of the film was a good soundtrack, which bumps up my marks.
This has received great reviews, perhaps I didn't get it, but I will never understand the attention this movie has had.
 :-\



(From Riches Random Reviews on January 10th, 2009)

Member's Reviews

I'll Always Know What You Did Last Summer, a review by Jimmy


I'll Always Know What You Did Last Summer



Disclaimer

I didn't want to take movie sequel in my marathon, but one is slip on the list and I will do it anyway. For those who ignore this film is the 3rd in a series who began in 1997 with "I know what you did last summer", as the film has been a success a sequel was made the next year (I still know what you did last summer). This sequel was poor and ridiculous and it was a failure. Eight years later a second sequel  was release directly on DVD.

Years : 2006

Director : Sylvain White

Stars :

Brooke Nevin
David Paetkau
Torrey DeVitto
Ben Easter

Synopsis :

If you have seen the first film you almost know the story, but let's go anyway. On July 4, a group of young make a bad joke at the city fair by simulating an attack by the Fisher Man. The joke turns against them when one of the pranksters is kill. They later make a pact to remain silent on the truth about the accident. A year later, a member of the pact receives the message that someone knows what happened. Who is after them? Who will survive?

Viewing experience :

I will be fast with this part. The experience was painful, one of the worst films that I own (the worst is Return of the living dead 5). Is it really one person who really wanted a sequel to "I still know what you did summer»? Why I spent $ 20 for that? And a lot of other existential questions have passed trough my head during those 90 minutes.

Positive points:

At least the picture looks better than the one I filmed with my camera 15 years ago

 Negative points:

- The cast is compose of nobody having only small TV appearances to their credits
- I hate the MTV editing
- A lot of illogical situations more than the norm in the horror film. For example the lead actress receives a text message on her cell phone, she shows it to somebody who is on a platform about twenty feet tall and wearing a welding helmet and he had no difficulty to read it on the screen. The first to die have is neck cut by a hook (???) and his friends think it is a suicide, wake up there is a killer who wants to make you pay for the last summer event.
- The only way to make the viewer jumping is the music (almost positive since I have fallen asleep)
- In the first two movie there is a logical (for this type of film) reason for the actions of the killer. Not on this one
- The killer is
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Rating : 1/5 (I'm generous, watching the nightime infopublicity is more rewarding)
Movie trailer (if you really care) : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NwP8MFZqlk


(From DVD Profiler random marathon on December 14th, 2007)

Member's TV Reviews

Tom's Glee Marathon, a review by Tom


Glee
Season 1.11 Hairography
Writer: Ryan Murphy (Created By), Brad Falchuk (Created By), Ian Brennan (Created By), Ian Brennan (Writer)
Director: Bill D'Elia
Cast: Dianna Agron (Quinn Fabray), Chris Colfer (Kurt Hummel), Jessalyn Gilsig (Terri Schuester), Jane Lynch (Sue Sylvester), Jayma Mays (Emma Pillsbury), Kevin McHale (Arty Abrams), Lea Michele (Rachel Berry), Cory Monteith (Finn Hudson), Matthew Morrison (Will Schuester), Amber Riley (Mercedes Jones), Mark Salling (Noah "Puck" Puckerman), Jenna Ushkowitz (Tina Cohen-Chang), Eve (Grace Hitchens), Jennifer Aspen (Kendra Giardi), Michael Hitchcock (Dalton Rumba), Naya Rivera (Santana Lopez), Heather Morris (Brittany Pierce), Harry Shum, Jr. (Mike Chang), Dijon Talton (Matt Rutherford), Michael Loeffelholz (Phil Giardi), John Autry (Deaf Choir Soloist), Ethan Freedman (Giardi Triplet #1), Aidan Freedman (Giardi Triplet #2), Ben Freedman (Giardi Triplet #3), Dawn Noel Pignuola (Jayelle), Telisha Shaw (Aphasia), Lexi Marman (Deaf Choir #1), Nilson Avalos (Deaf Choir #2), Joshua Segovia (Deaf Choir #3), Maj Lesti (Deaf Choir #4), Weston Mueller (Deaf Choir #5), Tommy Korn (Deaf Choir #6), Gianni Manganelli (Deaf Choir #7), Jade Fowler (Deaf Choir #8), Emilee Wallace (Deaf Choir #9), Marco Duarte (Deaf Choir #10), Treshelle Edmond (Deaf Choir #11)

An okay episode with some funny moments.

Notable music:
"Imagine" sung by the deaf choir together with the Glee kids is a very nice moment.


I also enjoyed the last song in this episode: "True Colors". And Tina gets to sing it. A rare occation.


Rating:

(From Tom's Glee Marathon on August 27th, 2012)