Jaws 1-4

Released 06/20/1975                              Rated: PG

I was shown this movie in preparation for our family trip and first time to Universal Studios Orlando, FL one summer. Obviously I wasn’t in love with it at the time, but I can appreciate it now. The ride was pretty cool, and I hate that it’s gone now, but I’ll take Harry Potter’s Diagon Alley any day. Continue reading

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Spy Kids

Released 03/30/2001                              Rated: PG

“My parents can’t be spies! They’re not cool enough!”

I’m not gonna lie, I kept putting off rewatching this movie because I was so afraid it was going to be much cheesier than I remembered. I loved this movie as a kid, so it was definitely a trip down memory lane. There are plenty of green screen issues, BUT I still say this is one of the better kid’s movies out there. There are definitely others with both worse effects and child acting, but Spy Kids is on the top of my list for creativity and story. Continue reading

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The Voices

Released 02/06/2015                              Rated: R

This is another movie whose trailer I first found on YouTube. I had forgotten about it, actually. I was in the library, going through their very small V section of movies (for my 2017 challenge) because I wasn’t very interested in watching Vampire Academy, and then I saw this. It’s been probably two years since I saw the trailer, and all I really remembered was that Ryan Reynolds hears his pets talking to him, but sometimes you just have to take a semi-blind leap. Continue reading

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Then vs. Now: Beauty and the Beast

Released 11/22/1991                              Rated: G

It should come as no surprise that I am a Disney kid. And I don’t just mean that I’ve http://www.impawards.com/1991/beauty_and_the_beast_ver5.htmlseen them all; I mean I watched them on repeat throughout my childhood, and know most of these movies by heart. I haven’t seen The Little Mermaid in probably fifteen years, but my friend’s daughter wanted to watch it when they came over recently, so we put it on. Merely hearing the audio through the walls (because sound carries so well in my house) it was like I was a child again. I could picture every scene so clearly in my head. It’s almost scary. Continue reading

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Get Out

Released 02/24/2017                              Rated: R

This movie snuck up on us. We saw an ad for this less than a week before it’s release date. My husband turned to me and said “I want to see that.” And I had my reservations. I’m just like “That looks weird, but all right.” Other than the fact that we saw this with the wrong audience, (people behind us kept whispering, and the people down the row from them kept giggling because I’m pretty sure they were drunk) this movie was really freakin’ good Continue reading

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The Curse of Sleeping Beauty

Released 05/17/2016                              Rated: (Not Rated)

I found the trailer on YouTube a little while back, and was like “Heck yeah, I want to see this!” Then it showed up on Netflix, which is the only way I’m able to see some of the movies whose trailers I find on the internet. Upon my first watch through, I liked it; however, the more I think on it, the more I find wrong with it, which sucks because this concept is really cool. They did certain things great, and other things really bad, but I’m still going to say it may be the best B-movie I’ve ever seen. Continue reading

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When in Rome

Released 01/29/2010                              Rated: PG-13

If I had rewatched the trailer beforehand, I probably wouldn’t have picked up this DVD from the library. I guess I was on a Kristen Bell kick after taking a chance on the gem that is You Again. Unfortunately, I didn’t strike gold with this rom-com flick. Continue reading

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