Hey, guys! Welcome to another entry for Thursday Movie Picks. It’s a series hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves, so if you want to join the party, head over to her blog! It’s pretty easy: check out each week’s topic and come up with 3 to 5 movies that fit the theme. To kick off April, we’re going to talk about some films featuring diaries and journals!
This film is so iconic, it might be my all-time favorite performance by Winona Ryder. I mean, just the line “Dear diary, my teen angst has a body count” is beyond brilliant.
#2 Cruel Intentions
Going from an iconic 80’s flick to a famous 90’s one. This fresh take on Les Liaisons Dangereuses comes with a great cast and a great soundtrack. Plus the character played by Ryan Phillippe keeps a journal, which will be important in the course of the story.
Some time ago I wrote a review on Heathers, a very dark comedy featuring Winona Ryder. It’s one of my favorite 80’s movie, so I was pretty excited to hear that a TV show based on the film is in the making. So far, only the pilot is out, but boy, I’ve got some stuff to say about that…
The Heathers are the most influential and popular group at Westerburg High. The leader is Heather Chandler who vows to destroy the social life of Veronica, another member of the gang, when the latter called Heather a fatty in an angry outburst. However, when Veronica wants to take action, things escalate quickly…
Where do I start. This whole thing is just beyond awful. I sincerely hope that the rest of the show never airs as it was quite a challenge to soldier through this pilot episode.
You can tell not only that the show is based on the movie but that they desperately want to imitate it. Spoilers: It doesn’t work. Compared to the angry and dark 80s film, the TV show is a pale wannabe satire. There was not a single moment in the entire episode that actually made me laugh. You can tell where things are supposed to go and what the show runners wanted to achieve, but it’s just not working out. Continue reading →
Greetings and Salutations! Today I bring an infamous 80’s flick that is loaded with stars! Heathers or how I call it: The importance of being Heather.
The three Heathers are the most popular girls in high school. Recently the feared girls invited Veronica to join their group. However, she soon gets sick of the Heathers’ behavior. struggling to back to her old and nerdy life she becomes romantically involved with JD, a mysterious and rather dangerous guy. The two pull (what Veronica thinks to be) a prank on the boss Heather, ending in her death. A shocked Veronica forges Heather’s suicide note but this is only the beginning… Continue reading →