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Mean Girls, a review by Tom




Title: Mean Girls
Year: 2004
Director: Mark Waters
Rating: PG
Length: 96 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85
Audio: English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital 3, French: Dolby Digital 5.1, Commentary: Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles: English, Spanish

Stars:
Lindsay Lohan
Rachel McAdams
Tina Fey
Tim Meadows
Amy Poehler

Plot:
Raised in the African bush country by her zoologist parents, Cady (Lindsay Lohan) thinks she knows all about the "survival of the fittest." But the law of the jungle takes on a whole new meaning when the home-schooled 15-year-old enters public high school for the first time. Trying to find her place among the jocks, mathletes and other subcultures, Cady crosses paths with the meanest species of all - the Queen Bee, aka the cool and calculating Regina (Rachel McAdams), the leader of the school's most fashionable clique, The Plastics. When Cady falls for Regina'a ex-boyfriend, though, the Queen Bee is stung - and she schemes to ruin Cady's social future. Cady's own claws soon come out as she leaps into a hilarious "Girl World" war that has the whole school runnig for cover. Co-starring and written by Saturday Night Live's Tina Fey, Mean Girls is "Viciously Funny!"

Awards:
BMI Film & TV Music Awards2005WonBMI Film Music AwardRolfe Kent
Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards2005NominatedBest Young ActressLindsay Lohan
MTV Movie Awards2005WonBest Female PerformanceLindsay Lohan
MTV Movie Awards2005WonBest On-Screen TeamLindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Lacey Chabert, Amanda Seyfried
MTV Movie Awards2005NominatedBest VillainRachel McAdams
MTV Movie Awards2005WonBreakthrough Female PerformanceRachel McAdams
Teen Choice Awards2004WonChoice Breakout Movie Star - FemaleLindsay Lohan
Teen Choice Awards2004NominatedChoice Breakout Movie Star - FemaleRachel McAdams
Teen Choice Awards2004NominatedChoice Breakout Movie Star - MaleJonathan Bennett
Teen Choice Awards2004NominatedChoice Movie - Comedy
Teen Choice Awards2004WonChoice Movie Actress - ComedyLindsay Lohan
Teen Choice Awards2004NominatedChoice Movie Actress - ComedyRachel McAdams
Teen Choice Awards2004WonChoice Movie BlushLindsay Lohan
Teen Choice Awards2004NominatedChoice Movie BlushRachel McAdams
Teen Choice Awards2004NominatedChoice Movie ChemistryLindsay Lohan, Jonathan Bennett
Teen Choice Awards2004NominatedChoice Movie Fight/Action Sequence
Teen Choice Awards2004NominatedChoice Movie Hissy FitRachel McAdams
Teen Choice Awards2004NominatedChoice Movie LiarLindsay Lohan
Teen Choice Awards2004NominatedChoice Movie SleazebagRachel McAdams
Writers Guild of America Awards2005NominatedBest Adapted ScreenplayTina Fey


Extras:
Closed Captioned
Commentary
Deleted Scenes
Featurettes
Outtakes
Scene Access
Trailers

My Thoughts:
I have been meaning to rewatch this one for a while now. After watching "The Time Traveler's Wife" I noticed, that Rachel McAdams also had a big role in "Mean Girls" I felt now is the right time to watch it.
This is an above average High School comedy. There are also a lot of familiar faces. Tina Fey of course. Also "Lily" from Veronica Mars is here playing a dumb blonde. And of course hot Lizzy Caplan, who I first knew from the really short-lived "The Pitts".

Rating:

(From Tom's Random Reviews on April 25th, 2010)

Member's Reviews

They Might Be Giants, a review by Antares


They Might Be Giants (1971) 3.5/5 - Boy, I really wanted to rate this one higher, but all in all, it wasn't what I was expecting, and a bit less than it has been acclaimed. The opening half hour was fantastic with the story trying to stay on a course of competent drama, but then, just as you would turning a light switch, it went off in a completely different direction. At first you think that maybe Scott's character Justin Playfair, isn't crazy at all and his power of deduction is truly amazing, but then when Dr. Watson starts to accompany him in his search for clues as to what the $20,000 note means, it destroys your notion by instilling Playfair with eccentric quirks that make him appear completely off his rocker. I wish it would have stayed more along the theme it started with, because that's when the film is interesting. By the time the blackmailers are shown, the story has devolved into early seventies madcap farce, and it looks extremely dated now. It does for a few moments at the end of the film, steer its way back to the original concept, but by then, it's a case of too little, too late. It's still an entertaining film, but probably could have used some re-writing. Kudos to Scott as he gives another of his stellar performances and I also have to give a shout out to Rue McClanahan, who does a wonderful job as Playfair's sister-in-law.

(From Antares' Short Summations on April 25th, 2012)

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The X-Files Marathon, a review by addicted2dvd


The X-Files: Season 1

10. Fallen Angel
Original Air Date: November 19, 1993
Scully and Mulder investigate a possible UFO crash site which Mulder believes is government cover up.

Guest Stars:
Frederick Coffin as Chief McGrath
Marshall Bell as Commander Henderson
Scott Bellis as Max Fenig
Jerry Hardin as Deep Throat

My Thoughts:
While I don't normally enjoy these episodes dealing with the long arc... but this one is pretty good. I enjoyed it.

My Rating:

(From The X-Files Marathon on March 30th, 2010)