Starring Kiernan Shipka, Stanley Tucci, Miranda Otto, John Corbett and with John R. Leonetti as director, The Silence is the latest horror film from Netflix
Set during a time when the world is being terrorised by a deadly, primeval species with acute hearing, a family seeks refuge to wait out the invasion as they wonder what kind of world will remain by the time they emerge.
I’m guessing that this is the kind of horror film that will make me jump several times, but then once it’s over, I soon forget about it. I could be wrong of course. Either way, I just hope it’s clever. I really think that I’m going to need something about The Silence to be clever.
Kate Corbett, Dempsey Bryk, Kyle Breitkopf, Billy MacLellan, Callum Shoniker, Hannah Gordon and Taylor Love also star.
Though Love Simon (2018)is still very much my favourite high school movie in a while, I liked how good director Susan Johnson’s filmwas at taking me back to that time when I too was a high schooler with an all consuming crush.
Besides the gift of reminiscing, I enjoyed seeing John Corbett in his role as a father to three daughters. I also definitely liked the look and design of the teenage protagonist’s bedroom – even though it’s not how I’d like my teenage room to look.
Overall, I’d say that To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before is an adequately entertaining movie that felt very teenage. This is probably why my non-teenage self found some of the mistakes the teenagers in the movie made, quite frustrating to watch.
Lead by Lana Condor, the entire cast did a good job and I’m not that mad at the end result.
You’ll likely guess how things will play out soon after the film starts but I say watch it anyway. Especially if reminiscing about high school won’t hurt. And definitely watch it if you’re in high school. I’d probably have loved it more if I’d been in high school when this movie came out.
To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before is a new drama / romance that tells the story of teenage girl whose secret love letters are exposed.
Based on the novel by Jenny Han; Lana Condor, John Corbett, Noah Centineo and Emilija Baranac star…
As I watched this trailer, I thought ‘here we go, just the same old teen story…’ But then the reason the protagonist faints at the beginning is revealed and I decide that I could probably dedicate some time to this movie. Especially since – luckily for me, my high school crush was never so cruel as to tell me that nothing would ever happen between us.
I’m going to let this movie take me back to my early teenage years as I reminisce about the boy who made school an event I was always more than happy to wake up for.
I really, really, REALLY wanted to love My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, but the truth is I’d be lying if I claimed to have had a great time.
Directed by Kirk Jones and starring Nia Vandalos, John Corbett, Elena Kampouris and Joey Fatone, the film picks up approximately 12 years after the first one ended. As you can imagine, life has moved along for the characters – some things have certainly changed but far more has stayed exactly the same and not in the best way.
It’s not great when you realise thatin My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, at least 90 percent of the moments that were supposed to be funny are more or less repeats of jokes that were much funnier in the first movie.
If I were to pick one good thing about this sequel, I’d say that personally, it was great getting to hear aunt ‘bobopsky’ deliver a few more funny lines. By aunt bobosky, I of course mean aunt Voula, my favourite character from the first movie; the one played to great comic effect by Andrea Martin. Sadly though, even she nor the memory of how great she was in the first film could prove quite enough to save this sequel.
There are aspects of the execution of one or two moving moments in the film that I enjoyed. It’s just that when I look at said moments as part of the rest of the story and not just random stand alone moments, they begin to appear quite contrived and sometimes definitely awkward.
It’s kind of strange for me that some might see the film and think a lot happened. For me it feels as though hardly anything happened at all. Except for the usual chaos of the Portokalos clan.
I remember finding Michael Constantine’s portrayal of Toula’s dad (Gus) amusing in the first movie. This time round, his narrow view of a woman’s role in the world was very annoying to say the least.
There’s a very slim chance that I may not have been in the right state of mind to receive what My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 had to offer. Whatever the case may be, my worst fear about the sequel has definitely come true because I honestly could have done without it.
For anyone that hasn’t seen either film, I recommend seeing the original and stopping right there.