Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens

Why did Sharknado 4 have to open with a Star Wars-esque opening crawl? Was it because they gave Tara Reid a Light Saber hand? First there was a shark sandnado in Vegas, then a shark bouldernado in the Grand Canyon, followed by a shark oilnado/firenado in Texas. A shark lightningnado heads toward Kansas. Cue Wizard […]

Viva Las Vegas

What better way to prepare my kids for their first Las Vegas vacation than forcing them to watch Viva Las Vegas?Actually, Fear and Loathing or The Hangover would be a better way, but I can’t in good conscience have an eight and five year old watch either of those films…or can I? Hmmmmm… I don’t […]

Blast Vegas

Poor Frankie Muniz…it’s come to this. Has anyone else noticed that the cute child stars that are able to play kids well into young adulthood, appear to skip young adulthood? One day, they don’t look a day over 15…then overnight…BAM…45 years old. Think of Edward Furlong, who is already playing “dad” roles. That’s what happened […]

The Other Guys

A few years ago, we went to Vegas for our anniversary. We stayed at The Flamingo. One morning, as we were leaving for breakfast, the front of the hotel was blocked off – they were filming a movie! All I could see was a battered red Prius on the back of a flatbed truck. The […]

Rango

Drugs. Watching Rango made me feel like I was on a large quantity of psychedelic drugs. I’m not just saying that because Raoul Duke and the Great Red Shark made a cameo…although it helped. The whole film had a dark and trippy feel. It’s like the plot was a peyote fever dream left over after […]

Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief

Isn’t it sad that I enjoyed Percy Jackson more than Clash of the Titans? Yeah, Percy Jackson was a silly, glossy film for kids, while Clash was a serious action/adventure film, but at least Percy Jackson wasn’t completely joyless. Sam Worthington didn’t look like he was enjoying his epic adventure AT ALL, while Logan Lerman […]

The Hangover

It had been sitting on my DVR since last May, I FINALLY got around to seeing The Hangover. It’s everything I thought it would be…and more. Seriously, I couldn’t stop laughing. Even after hearing about it endlessly for almost 2 years, seeing all the press, hearing people quote it (“I am a one man wolf […]

Vegas Vampires

Every once in a while, my husband will surprise me by DVRing horrible films for me to review. With a title like ‘Vegas Vampires,’ there’s no way he could pass this one up – it had to be total shit. In fact, it’s so shitty that I had to narrow it down to a top […]

Very Bad Things

Fucking shit. I have wanted to see this since it came out. My sister went and saw it and of course she told me about the hooker getting headstabbed with the towel hook. Every review mentioned it and I saw just that scene a few times while flipping channels. But I actually sat down and […]

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

As I walked into the theater on opening night, I noticed two things – first, somehow this film hadn’t sold out as I thought it would and second, two different showings of ‘The Horse Whisperer’ had. This could only mean one thing – I was in Plano, Texas. By the time that the previews began, […]