Mel’s 5 Second Review: Monsters University

Monsters University
(2013) Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Peter Sohn, Joel Murray, Sean Hayes, Dave Foley, Charlie Day, Alfred Molina, Nathan Fillion and Helen Mirren

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Definitely not as good as the first one, but I wasn’t really expecting it to be, since Monsters Inc is one of Pixar’s very best. But it was still very enjoyable, and has a few good laugh-out-loud scenes. My son and I had a very good time watching it, and it’s always a good sign when a film can keep both an adult and a child completely engrossed. A solid 8/10.

I’m pretty sure this film is on Netflix, so enjoy! 🙂

 

M.

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Mel’s 5 Second Review: Earth Girls Are Easy

Earth Girls Are Easy
(1989) Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum, Julie Brown, Jim Carrey, Damon Wayans, Charles Rocket, Michael McKean, Angelyne, June C Ellis, Rick Overton and Stacey Travis

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So silly, so fluffy, so utterly ridiculous. And yet I absolutely love it. It always makes me laugh when I see reviews of this film that say things like “what the hell is this ridiculous thing??” because they’ve missed the entire point of the film. It’s SUPPOSED to be ridiculous. That was the point. It’s obvious while watching it (to anyone with half a brain, anyways) that this film isn’t meant to be taken seriously. It’s a musical about horny, furry aliens who crash land in a ditzy valley-girl’s pool, and she shows them around town and stuff. Just hearing that synopsis should be enough to tell you that it’s not a serious film. But it’s great fun. Not all the songs are good (I always skip “Cause I’m a Blonde“), but there aren’t that many, most of the dialogue is spoken, so I guess it’s not a true musical, hehe. Best part of the film? When Jeff Goldblum steps out of the machine at the hair salon (after having a full body shave). Hubba hubba… Great fun, it gets a solid 8/10.

This film is currently streaming on Netflix. If you haven’t seen it and are looking for a good laugh, I reccomend it 🙂

 

M.

Mel’s 5 Second Review: Vamps

Vamps
(2012) Alicia Silverstone, Krysten Ritter, Dan Stevens, Wallace Shawn, Richard Lewis, Malcolm McDowell and Sigourney Weaver

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I went into this expecting Clueless with fangs, and that’s exactly what I got, and so much more. This film is funny, touching and schmoopy. Alicia plays the role to a T, as I knew she would, but really, where does she get the nerve to still look THAT gorgeous?? I was a little surprised by the ending, I wasn’t expecting such a light film to end so tragically, but it didn’t take away from it at all. Clueless was, and still is, one of my very favourite guilty pleasures, and this one will take it’s spot right next to it. A very solid 9/10.

The film isn’t currently on Netflix. But go find somewhere else to rent it, it’s worth every penny. Or you can be cheap and download it. It’s all the same to me :-p

 

M.