video review : Mean Girls

video review : Mean Girls

Mean Girls, which focuses on a high school freshman named Cady, never really gets good, but it’s an interesting watch all the while. That’s thanks mainly to its charming array of colorful characters, trendy music and classy backdrops. The whole cool-teen-flick atmosphere goes down to near perfection, but the plot, along with much of the awkward dialogue and odd comedy attempts, fails it.

The story revolves around Cady’s introduction to life in modern America, after growing-up home-schooled by her parents in ancient Africa, and the social politics that come with it. She’s instantly cliqued by a trio of girls called The Plastics; also known as the hottest girls in the school; and two artsy outsiders who hate them and want nothing more than to use her to penetrate their inner circle.

my rating : 3 of 5

2004

video review : Mean Girls 2

video review : Robin Harris on One Night Stand

video review : Robin Harris on One Night Stand

Don’t be disillusioned by the corny prelude. Robin Harris is a funny man. He’s often downright hilarious, especially when he’s making fun of people. “What you laughing at,” he says to a balding man in the audience before directing a stage technician to beam in on him, “Put the light on the brother with the hole in his natural.”

It’s not just the jokes that are funny. It’s also Robin’s vocal inflections, body language and overall delivery. He’s like the uncle who talks (shit) about everybody at the family get-together. It’s all in fun though. He spends a little too much time on the ending bit about Bébé’s kids, but the show is a thoroughly entertaining affair.

my rating : 4 of 5

1990

my Halloween movie reviews

Halloween :

video review : Halloween

Halloween 2 :

video review : Halloween 2

Halloween 3 [ Season Of The Witch ] :

video review : Halloween 3 [ Season Of The Witch ]

Halloween 4 [ The Return Of Michael Myers ] :

video review : Halloween 4 [ The Return Of Michael Myers ]

Halloween 5 :

video review : Halloween 5

Halloween : The Curse Of Michael Myers :

video review : Halloween : The Curse Of Michael Myers

Halloween : H20 [ 20 Years Later ] :

video review : Halloween : H20 [ 20 Years Later ]

Halloween : Resurrection :

video review : Halloween : Resurrection

Halloween :

video review : Halloween

Halloween 2 :

video review : Halloween 2

Halloween :

video review : Halloween

Halloween Kills :

video review : Halloween Kills

video review : Halloween Kills

video review : Halloween Kills

Jamie Lee Curtis breaks her tradition of dressing up as Laurie Strode every ten years for Halloween Kills; a sequel to Halloween, which itself is a sequel of the original. The title is fitting; the killings have always been the best parts; but the night should’ve ended long ago.

This movie is, like the series itself, a bloody mess. It starts out decent enough; the 1978 flashback bit conjures a sense of nostalgia that suggests it would’ve been better as a pseudo-remake; but the quality drops dead once the stupid vigilante concept comes into play.

my rating : 2 of 5

2021