The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

I can’t believe that it’s finally over. Long. So long. Three hours and 21 minutes long. That’s 201 minutes. L-O-N-G. I wonder how long the extended edition will be? Even so, I did manage to make it all the way through without having to take a potty break, as did my mother-in-law, which impressed me […]

The Cider House Rules

What? You expect good things from a guy who started out directing ABBA videos? This was yet another film that I struggled to stay awake during. This time I can’t even blame it on vicodin. If it wasn’t for the fact that I was too sunburned to get off the bed, I probably wouldn’t have […]

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

I can’t do it. I can’t decide which one I like better, this one or the first one. I guess I’ll save my final decision until the last one comes out this Christmas. So it’s February and we just got around to watching The Two Towers this past weekend – and from the comfort of […]

Harry Potter and the Sorceror’s Stone

The quote above has already come true – there isn’t a child alive who hasn’t heard of Harry Potter. Really, it’s no wonder that that children have fallen in love with Harry Potter. Harry Potter’s rise to fame and fortune is every child’s fantasy. It couldn’t have been written better by a child psychologist. Every […]

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Starring Ned “Weeeea Weeeea” Beatty! Sorry, that’s a habit I picked up from my college film professor – I am unable to refer to Ned Beatty in any other way – he’s not Lex Luthor’s sidekick and although I liked him in Ed and His Dead Mother, Ned will always make me think of hillbilly […]

The Queen of the Damned

Anyone remember taking the SAT and those stupid analogies? Try this one – Brandon Lee: The Crow = Aaliyah: ? Aaliyah, pop music’s latest addition to the Air Crash Museum, resurrects this film destined to be Straight-to-Video to a Theater-near-You. A risky career move, but hey, it’s worked for so many pop stars… Seriously though, […]

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Having never read the books, I can say with confidence that the film was pretty good. Okay, I read the Hobbit in 8th grade (didn’t everyone?), so I was really feeling that 5 second flashback that showed Bilbo finding the ring, but other than that, I had absolutely no expectations going into it. So don’t […]


A post shared by Lara (@knobbygirl) on Oct 5, 2016 at 7:30pm PDT They’re all gonna laugh at you! They’re all gonna laugh at you! Adam Sandler aside, this is a funny funny film. Funny because it was made in 1976, the year I was born. Funny because it scared the living crap out of […]


I have finally seen Dune in its entirety now, I can no longer use it as an excuse to opt-out on those long and sticky discussions on my forum – you know the ones, arguing about the merits of the film versus the miniseries versus the book, arguing over director’s cut versus extended cut… Blade […]


Oh GOD, this movie pissed me off so much. First off, I know it’s useless to compare a film to its literary counterpart. I know. Trust me, I know…Everyone’s first instinct is to point out the little differences and favorite parts that were cut out. It’s to be expected when you turn a 1,000 page, […]