Saturday, June 29, 2013

The Heat is on Fire: but not the best Female Comedy Duo

This weekend I saw the release of The Heat funniest movie of the summer and one of the few female fronted comedies. Not true despite popular belief it is not unusual to have great comedies with female leads. The Heat joins our list of the best comedies with female leads:

1. Bridesmaids
2. Clueless
3. The Heat
4. Muriel’s Wedding
5. Romy and Michelle’s High School reunion
6. Baby Mama
7. Pitch Perfect
8. Sister Act
9. Sex and the City
10. Bend it like Beckham
11. Drop Dead Gorgeous
12. Mean Girls
13. Girls Just Want to Have Fun
14. Nine to Five
15. Heathers
16. First wives club
17. Jawbreakers
18. Clockwatchers
19. Serial Mom
20. Desperately Seeking Susan

Top 20 Female Led Comedies

As with all top however manys, many of you will be adamant about your favorites and movies that maybe didn’t even make the list. Go to www.yourmeiaworld.com to vent your opinions.

Anyways, back to The Heat Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock are a great comedic pair and strike a good balance that could make them my new favorite female duo. Directed by Paul Feig, director of "Bridesmaids." (c) Fox, if you liked Bridesmaids you will probably like this movie.

Is there some predictability to the plot, yes but how many movies out there today don’t have that. That isn’t why you want to see this movie anyway; it’s for the laughs. And in that this movie delivers. Was it crude at times? Yes. Was there violence? Yes. Did I laugh through the entire movie? YES.  I was not the only one laughing the entire theatre was. What did you think share your views on www.yourmediaworld.com.

If you are a parent there are a lot of F-bombs and a bit more violence than might think in this comedy. If you are a less stringent parent (let them watch some R rated movies) you might want to reconsider letting them see this one. There is at least an F- bomb in every scene that leads up to a hilarious idiotic yet expected cursing blowup by Sandra Bullock who until then didn’t curse at all in the movie. But every parent is different you think the language isn’t enough to warrant an R rating go to www.yourmediaworld.com and give it your parental rating and why.

This is just my opinion share yours on the best female comedies or any movies you like or hate at www.yourmediaworld.com.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Louboutins, Chanel, and Paris Hilton Oh My- The Bling Ring

Louboutins, Chanel, and Paris Hilton Oh My! The Bling Ring at best should be a TV movie, maybe good enough for HBO but not bad enough for Lifetime movie of the week. In case you don’t know Sofia Coppola directs The Bling Ring, the true story of bored rich kids that track celebrities on the Internet in order to steel from them (based on the Vanity Fair article "The Suspect Wore Louboutins" byNancy Jo Sales). Emma Watson (Harry Potter) and Leslie Mann (This is 40) lead a cast of unknowns acting like shallow, fame obsessed idiots. The acting is spot on the cast is superb at portraying a group of self-entitled brats.

I admit I laughed out loud a few times at the shallow comments, the male lead wearing hot pink
Louboutins, and the sheer absurdity of Paris Hilton’s House (Paris actually let them use her house to film as the teens stole the most from her). As a self-proclaimed fashionista I did love seeing all the fashion and closets of the famous. Otherwise there wasn’t much to this movie: a bunch of teens partying, doing drugs and steeling. Don’t bother renting wait until it shows up on cable or Netflix and you have a 1-½ hrs. to waste for a bunch of self-entitled people and a glimpse of some Hollywood closets

That’s just my opinion share yours at www.yourmediaworld.com

Friday, June 21, 2013

What to rent from that Redbox?

Ok I don’t do Redbox.  Seems irritating when you want to watch a movie to get up and go stand outside of some grocery store and choose from their predefined choices. Plus then you have to go back to said store and return the disc. Too much hassle for me. Or there is Netflix which makes your movie decisions all the more crucial as you can only get a movie monthly and you have to wait for it by mail. As for me I am a tech nerd and I have all those gadgets to rent movies directly from the device and go straight to my tv. At any rate if its Redbox, Netflix, AppleTV or some other online rental service with all the recent movies that were just released which one do you rent?

First what is out to rent?  Identity Thief- 2 1/2 stars. I love Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman but this movie fell flat. This is one of those movies where all the funniest scenes were in the trailers. The premise seems great a roadtrip with the person who stole your identity to get your life back in order but none of the jokes seem to be that funny, predictable situations and an even more predictable ending. So if you want to be mildly entertained go ahead.

The next disappointment is Oz the Great and Powerful 3 stars. I love the Wizard of Oz and had such high hopes for this. With a great cast in place James Franco, Michelle Williams, Mila Kunis I expected this to be great. Yes I know this is not a remake of the original it’s a “prequel” but to precede a movie that is truly a Hollywood classic I expect a lot. The set design and costumes were great but otherwise I say pass.  Its not that the actors were terrible but the script was lacking. It didn’t deliver the magic of Oz for me.

Warmbodies -1star. Love truly conquers all in this post zombie apocalypse love movie. I think this is supposed to be Hollywood’s attempt to find the perfect movie that you and your boyfriend will like, Romance and Zombies. Unfortunately neither of you will end up liking this one.

Finally Admission 3 ½ stars- chick flick yes. Family movie- yes.  A good combination of laughter and sadness. Yes the movie does have some of that normal romance predictability but there is also sadness, humor, insecurity, family, and some cheesy self-inspiration. Tina Fey is great and as always Paul Rudd is quirky and funny. If you’re in the mood to laugh some, cry some, and a little romance this might be the movie to get from that redbox.

Think I’m wrong? This is my opinion what’s yours? Share your reviews of these and anything else you watched lately at http://www.yourmediaworld.com.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Good Books gone bad in Hollywood: Top 20 books that were bad movies

I love books & love movies! Which is why I am normally so excited when a book I like becomes a movie. But a good movie based on a book rarely happens. Here is my list of the top 20 Great books that were terrible movies:

1. The scarlet letter
4.Bonfire of the vanities
5.Running with Scissors
6.War of the worlds
7.Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat
8.Percy Jackson and the lightening thief
9.My Sister’s keeper
10.Beautiful Creatures
11.Confessions of a Shopaholic
13.One for the money
14. Golden Compass
15.The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
16. Eat, Pray, Love
17. Alex Cross
18. Snow White and the Huntsman
19. The League of Extraordinary Gentleman
20. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

Think I’m wrong, not likely, but if so go to http://www.yourmediaworld.com and create your own list of the good books that were butchered by Hollywood.