To Die For

Hello, my darlings!
I’ve been rewatching some old favorites of mine recently, hoping that I will still enjoying after 10+ years. On top of my list of films to rewatch was To Die For, a black comedy drama staring a young Nicole Kidman and an even younger Joaquin Phoenix.

The Plot (as found on RT):

Suzanne Stone (Nicole Kidman) is a weather reporter at her small-town cable station, but she dreams of being a big-time news anchor. However, she feels that her middle-class husband (Matt Dillon) is holding her back, so she decides to have him murdered. For this, she enlists Jimmy (Joaquin Phoenix), a high school boy who is enamored with her. The plan doesn’t work exactly as she intended, though, and her husband’s family starts to suspect that she was involved in his death.

The Rating:

The first surprise already came when the opening credits appeared on screen. I had a vivid memory of both Kidman and Phoenix in this film, but I had apparaently completely forgotten about all the other big names such as Casey Affleck, Holland Taylor or Matt Dillon!

Despite remembering some of the scenes very clearly, I there was a great deal about this film that I didn’t recall at all. I am, however, happy to report that even after not seeing this film for 10+ years, I still enjoyed it tremendously. Far to often the memory of things is better than the actual thing was, but this flick really held up well!

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Halloween Horror: The Craft

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With The Craft we enter the sphere of films that are so very 90s, they are among the first movies that’ll pop into your head when I mention the decade. I’ve always had an interest in (read: slight obsession with) witches, so it was about time I watched The Craft!

The Plot:

When Sarah Bailey moves to Los Angeles, she soon finds herself with a group of rather special new friends: she’s now part of a coven and the girls are ready to slay…

The Rating:

Over the years this film has gathered what can only be described as a cult following. So although The Craft looks a bit cheesy and basically screams 90s, I thought, there must be something to it.

The idea is interesting enough with four teenagers, who all have suffered in their own way, coming together to embrace their powers and strike back. I only wish that the film would have explored each girl’s story a bit more. We get but a glimpse into their lives and are briefly shown what troubles them. The film could have been stronger and more captivating had the characters been given more depth and backstory. With about 100 minutes of run time, it has about the right length for a horror film, so I see that it wasn’t easy to add more stuff.

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Top 3 90’s Flicks with Great Female Leads (Comedy Edition)

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Another fresh list for you today! Let’s talk about the finest the 90’s have to offer: great actresses and super funny films!

 

10 Things I Hate About You:
I just love this film. After seeing it numerous times I know all the lines by heart. The best thing about the film is not the great soundtrack or Heath Ledger. Not even the Shakespeare hints. It’s Julia Stiles as Kat Stratford. That is one badass bitch. Annoyed by everything and everyone, brutally honest and sarcastic and not backing down!

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