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Okay, this movie was actually pretty funny! I felt like I needed to suppress my laughing fits so that nobody thought I had such a weird sense of humour – which this movie kind of does.
I really enjoyed it – perhaps more than I would care to let on since it is just a chick flick… But not your typical “boy gets girl”, “random dudes stripping off”, “getting drunk and hooking up”… Okay, well that’s a lie, there was all of the above, but the movie tended to make fun of these stereotypical characteristics of the genre, which set it a part.
Also, the fact that it certainly focussed on the music more than anything – you should see the list of songs in the credits! Plus, I liked how Pitch Perfect had… Continue reading
Tagged 2012, acapella, anna kendrick, awesome, connie, fat amy, film, film review, freak, funny, movie, music, nz, Pitch Perfect, review, song
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I have heard references to this movie within multiple movies (Pitch Perfect in particular), but had never bothered watching it. From the outside, I figured it’s just a violent, shallow and dark tale of a female boxer. So I never showed much interest before I was leant the movie, so I thought I should give it a go… Continue reading
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Flo-Rida’s cover of Dead or Alive’s 1980 dance-floor filler You Spin Me Round (Like a Record), was pretty good – a modern take on a high energy crowd-pleaser. Flo-Rida’s version was a new take on this club classic.
The original was featured on the fun ’80s-based film, The Wedding Singer, and the cover featured on Pitch Perfect. (Both versions were very well utilised in these comedies.)
But Thomas Sturges’ remix of what was a fantastic rendition of a great song, and has put a whole new spin on it.
His dub-step / club version has taken the song in a different direction. His remix of Flo-Rida’s track should be released by the singer’s label. Yes, it’s that good. I reckon it’s much better than Flo-Rida’s version.
Thomas Sturges has… Continue reading
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I was put off of seeing this movie when it first came out because it just looked like The Hangover – but the female version. However, after seeing a few scenes of it over the last couple of years, I decided to buy it in the sales.
And boy am I glad! I haven’t laughed this hard in ages! It is a truly hilarious journey that these wacky characters go through – any one of them could have been the leading lady.
Nothing is going well for Annie (Kristen Wigg). Her bakery closed down due to the recession, she’s in her mid-30s and a hopeless spinster. Thankfully she still has her best friend, Lillian (Maya Rudolph), though…
Tagged 2011, bridesmaids, Chris O'Dowd, comedy, Ellie Kemper, Jill Clayburgh, Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Melissa McCarthy, Rose Byrne, the hangover, Wendi McLendon-Covey
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This is quite a different version to the typical high school chick flick that drowns the market. Easy A is about how rumours can make or break your reputation, as well as who your friends really are. But also how you can take insults and use them to your advantage.
It has a pretty funny script with some catchy insults from the witty and very sarcastic Olive (Emma Stone). Her best come backs are usually toward the “Jesus Freak”, Marianne (Amanda Bynes), who was responsible for spreading the original rumour about Olive losing her virginity… Continue reading
Tagged 2010, 2013, amanda bynes, awesome, chick flick, comedy, connie, easy a, eighties, emma stone, film, film freak, film review, filmfreak, freak, jodie, juno, movie, music, nz, olive, review, song
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You’ll either love it or hate it. I happen to love it.
Tim Burton’s quirky and off centre idea of normalcy is shown in Edward Scissorhands which is about a man who was created by an inventor who died before he could complete him – hence the scissors for hands. Edward finds himself embraced into suburbia which challenges the belief system of the small, gossipy population of the town before everything goes wrong and Edward finds himself in a more confused state than ever… Continue reading
Tagged awesome, connie, danny elfman, edward scissorhands, fantasy, film, film review, freak, johnny depp, movie, music, nz, review, tim burton