Dir: Rob Cowen, 2009 (Not Rated)
Senseless Killings, er I mean, Messages Deleted is a poorly developed thriller about a screen writer/film professor’s life gone askew as if it were a movie. Although I have an affinity for movies within movies or people that discuss the make-up of movies within movies, this one is sub-par. Even Matthew Lillard couldn’t help it (and I LOVE the Lillard).
Dir: Penelope Spheeris, 1985 (Rated: R)
The Boys Next Door is a coming of age tale in which Charlie Sheen and Maxwell Caulfield play two fresh high school graduates that go on a killing spree in Los Angeles, California. Their reason behind it? Why the hell not? This movie is enjoyable because of the lack of care for other human beings that the two boys display, it is a strict demonstration of adolescence and the whole thing about the murders? Well, their behavior and patterns also exhibit true traits of serial killers.
Dir. Richard Linklater, 2008 (PG-13)
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Orson Welles is a director/actor working on his new Broadway show “Caesar.” He may quite possibly be the most self-righteous man of 1937, a bully, and just a huge annoyance on screen. Richard (Zac Efron) is 17, and is cast as Lucious in “Caesar.” This is his first role on the Broadway stage and he’s hoping to some day be a big actor.
Dir: Daryn Tufts, 2010 (Rated: PG)
Don’t be fooled by this movie’s cheap posters, My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend is a wonderfully dynamic romantic comedy that can make even the most committed of cynics chuckle at the adorable affairs developed between the three main characters. The story focuses on Jesse (Alyssa Milano)’s love life as she engages in two simultaneous relationships, looking for her perfect mate. Unlike the rest of us she is lucky enough to have two amazing options.
Dir: Donald Petrie, 1988 (Rated: R)
Mystic Pizza can best be describe as a casual romantic comedy. The film, about the trials and tribulations of a trio of young women that work in the local pizza pub, appeals to all of the viewer’s emotions, evoking chuckles, sighs of envy and even short gasps when so-and-so walks through the door. Starring Julia Roberts, there is pretty much no way that the movie could fail at face value, although I do have a few complaints.
Dir: Jerry Schatzberg, 1971 (Rated: PG)
The Panic is Needle Park is a movie that depicts a young woman, Helen’s, entry into a new life. After meeting a smooth talking New Yorker named Bobby, she is quickly thrown into a lifestyle that she would have otherwise never imagined. This classic drama isn’t just about taking a look inside of junkie’s life. It is a desperate love story in which there is no escape.
Dir. Gary Winick , 2010 (PG)
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Hopeless romantics be prepared, Letters To Juliet is the quintessential heart warmer that will leave you with hope, and perhaps a few tears in your eyes. The film is a perfect display of both young and “old” love, but of course neither have an expiration date.
Dir: Guy Ritchie, 2001 (Rated: R)
I’ve had Snatch at the top of my list for a long time because I’ve had several friends rant and rave about it and now I’ve finally had the opportunity to watch it. In the beginning of this awkwardly scripted film you’ll have to constantly remind yourself that it wasn’t just a double-crossing heist movie, but a comedy as well, but that might not aid you in sitting through this one with a strong stomach. The brand of comedy within Snatch is far from slapstick (although you don’t have to worry about seeing your share of unnecessary violence – you will), but instead farce and dark. If you get your kicks out of seeing gypsies knock each other out and scenarios that are incredibly ludicrous, you’ll have a hearty laugh.
Dir. Stephen Chiodo, 1988 (Rated: PG-13)
Killer Klowns from Outer Space takes place in Marlborough with Mike Tobacco (see what they did there?) and his girlfriend Debbie. Sharing a kiss at “the top of the world.” –aka the section of the town, that many cliché 80s movies seem to have where everyone “shacks-up.” They see a meteor and before you know it alien “klowns” are taking over the town. This fate really could not have been avoided by anyone or anything. As a viewer you’ll simply have to look past the terrible acting and poor jokes to see what is in store for the people of Marlborough