December 15, 2003

Quick Rental Reviews

It wasn't our intent but we ended up with an all-Bacon weekend...

Stir Of Echoes:
Good movie. Perhaps a little too Sixth Sense-like but overall, not bad. Go rent it...bring home the Bacon.

Hollow Man:
Kinda silly. It wasn't horrible but it was 100% Hollywood fluff. The one really good thing about it is that Bacon's character catches on fire in one scene, opening the door for comments like, "I like my Bacon crispy" or "Mmmm...smells like Bacon."

Bonus Review:
I left one movie out of my review a week or so ago. Maybe it was just that I'd mentally blocked the pain of actually sitting through this piece of crap. The piece of crap in question is Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. Now, I like Kevin Smith...he can write and direct a decent movie. But what the hell was up with this? This was a crapfest. It tried to be funny but wasn't. It tried to have a plot but didn't. It attempted to be a movie but was just two hours of schlock. Sucky schlock at that. The best part? The ending. And I mean, when the DVD is completely over and the screen goes blank. That part rocked!

Posted by Chris at December 15, 2003 12:38 PM

I love Kevin Smith and his movies. That said, I thought J&SBSB was a masturbatory fantasy for Smith. I don't fault him for that at all, but it seemed to be a movie based on what he would like. Given that, I thought he did a great job tying all the "good bits" together. :)

Posted by: Alicia at December 15, 2003 02:37 PM

The scene in Stir of Echoes where it shows a close up very very very detailed shot of that girls fingernail peeling back away from her finger, and you can hear it...... That gave me body shivers, it was so creepy, I still shudder to think about it.

Posted by: Jaded Angel at December 15, 2003 03:21 PM

I'll have to agree with Alicia on this one.

Posted by: Mel at December 15, 2003 05:21 PM

Whatever you do, don't rent "13 Ghosts". The only scary thing about it was its truly awe-inspiring level of suckage.

"Sixth Sense" rocked. Great movie.

Posted by: Jane at December 15, 2003 07:04 PM

13 ghosts was not a good movie. Very unrealistic and not scary at all.

Posted by: Adrienne at December 16, 2003 01:13 AM

How could you not love Jay and Silent Bob?!? That movie cracks me up every time I see it- it's one of those movies that doesn't make a lick of sense, but for some reason is hilarious (at least to me!)

Posted by: Kristi at December 16, 2003 02:11 PM