Insidious: Chapter 3

Insidious 3Director: Leigh Whannell
Run Time: 1h 37m
MPAA: PG-13
Stars: 1.5

*sigh*

Insidious: Chapter 3 is the prequel that didn’t need to happen. Continue reading

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Insidious

InsidiousDirector: James Wan
Run Time: 1h 43m
MPAA: PG-13
Stars: 3.0

The first time I watched Insidious I was house/dog-sitting for a friend. My husband was upstairs asleep with the dogs and I was alone in the family room. Needless to say, I was scared out of my mind. Quite a few times I thought, “What the hell am I doing!?” Lucky for me the movie took a hard turn into Cheesyville and I was able to sleep nightmare-free. Continue reading

I’ll See You in My Dreams

I'll See You in My DreamsDirector: Brett Haley
Run Time: 1h 32m
MPAA: PG-13
Stars: 2.5

A deceivingly strong start to get your hopes up, followed by a devastating crash and burn into a depressing moral: there comes a point where new beginnings aren’t possible anymore. I’ll See You in My Dreams didn’t live up to its hype. Continue reading

Jurassic Park

Jurassic ParkDirector: Steven Spielberg
Run Time: 2h 7m
MPAA: PG-13
Stars: 5.0

Growing up my parents were very strict about what my brother and I were allowed to watch/read/do/etc. Someone told them Jurassic Park was all blood and guts and dismemberment; essentially an atrociously evil movie. Obviously, this would not be allowed. One night my parents were walking through Walmart and stopped to watch the movie playing in the Entertainment department (when stores still did that sort of thing). They stood there for a good 10 minutes in awe of what they were seeing, convinced they needed to purchase this masterpiece immediately. The movie that made them stop? Jurassic Park. Continue reading

Aloha

AlohaDirector: Cameron Crowe
Run Time: 1h 45m
MPAA: PG-13
Stars: 1.5

You know that thing where someone talks a whole bunch but doesn’t actually say anything? It’s usually reserved for reality stars, politicians, and babies of YouTube. Adding to the list of offenders: the characters of Aloha. Continue reading