But I'm a Cheerleader (1999, USA) | Rating: 3/5
This movie was played in my Film Studies class, but unfortunately I dozed in and out of it. I don't blame the movie, just my poor sleeping habits. Anyway, I caught this on Logo and found it entertaining. A review I read said it abandoned the message it was trying to deliver, but honestly the message is very simple to understand. I enjoyed the camp and play on gender stereotypes, so I understand why this was a class choice.
Girl, Interrupted (1999, USA) | Rating: 3/5
Totally didn't know this was based off a book until Wiki and a friend told me. Apparently, the author was unhappy with a certain scene insertion that didn't exist in her book. Nonetheless, the actors were convincing and intriguing and I can understand why this movie had positive recognition. Although her role was a bit cliche, Angelina Jolie's performance was well deserving of an award. I enjoyed Whoopi Goldberg's character the most.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011, USA) | Rating: 3/5
Teens had Twilight and The Hunger Games to get excited for and adults were anxious over the Millennium series. I have not read the books, but the hype made me curious especially since the Swedish trilogy already existed on DVD. I didn't get wrapped up on the excitement, but I wasn't bored either. David Fincher was the perfect director for this project and there was one scene that really screamed his name. The controversial scenes are pretty short, but still had a subtle emotional punch. I don't know if it was just me or the movie, but the main characters' relationship seemed a little rushed. The ending may be a little unsatisfying, but it keeps you anxious for the next installment.
Winnie the Pooh (2011, USA) | Rating: 4/5
I love catering to my inner child so this was definitely a treat after all the adult content I've been viewing beforehand. It's a simple and cute film that people from any age can enjoy. It stuck to the Pooh I know and grew up with and I had the urge to cuddle Piglet and Eeyore all over again. I liked the story book and narrator interactions and those classic cartoon blunders that make certain audience members facepalm, but that's part of the film's charm.
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