Title: Piņata - Survival Island
Starring: Nicholas Brendon, Jamie Pressly
|Nicholas Brendon goes from fighting vampires on Buffy to fighting
a serial killing Piņata on Survival Island.
He is joined by Jamie Pressly and Garret Wang (Harry Kim ST:V) as a group of
University students who take part in a treasure hunt on a remote island.
Scattered around the island are booze-filled piņatas to quench the thirst of
the boy/girl pairings as they scamper around trying to collect the most
pairs of underwear including the ones worn by their partner. One pair
stumble across a clay piņata (which looks absolutely nothing like the paper
ones scattered around) which is filled with evil spirits. Let the fun
This isn't the worse hack & slash movie
I've seen but it is an obvious attempt to cash in on the rebirth of a movie
genre that should have been left hacked and slashed back in the 80s. Sorry
kiddies but I lived though Freddy, Mikey, and Chucky, and this is an
Title: Under the Tuscan Sun
Reviewer: Erin Griffin
Starring: Diane Lane
|I liked this movie alot, even though it did
yank at my chains too much. Being a subtext junkie, I was sure that a couple
of the characters (both female) would get together by the way they acted and
spoke and looked at each other, and it is so obvious for the longest time
that they might, but I am not sure why not. Then in the last few minutes of
the movie, another guy is introduced and that is who Diane Lane's character
spends the rest of the movie with. I did like the fact that there was
lesbianism in the movie, but I didn't like the fact that it falls under the
'tragic lesbian' or 'miserable lesbian' storyline cliche' that I see all the
time. The original lesbians don't stay together, and the two women who seem
like they would be great together don't get together. It is almost as if the
director or screenplay writer originally made it a lesbian flick, but
someone else said no, and so they took a bunch of things out and left in
this HUGE subtext gap that could easily be closed in a kiss. There were so
many 'kiss me' moments. Well, I think the story over all is a good one, and
it expresses a good message about how 'home' and 'family' aren't always
about shelter and blood. It is about the heart, really, and this movie seems
to portray that a lot. Thank you for taking the time to read my review.
|Desperate to be accepted by the "hottest girl
in school" 13 year old Tracy steals a woman's wallet, thus giving her an in
As with many teenage friendships the girls relationship quickly evolves from mentor and acolyte to one of barely surpressed attraction, intense in the way that many viewers will recall from their own teenage years.
Tracy's metamorphasis from shy, poetry writing budding feminist to drug dealing/taking, alcohol abusing, larcenous slut is fast and furious. And happens under the eye of her well meaning but ultimately powerless mother.
The script is powerful and draws you in, a remarkable feat given that it was co-scripted by, then 13 year old, Nikki Reed who also plays Evie.
Many viewers may recall Ms. Wood from the now cancelled ABC drama Once and Again, where her luminous portrayal of a young girl questioning her sexuality rang true for many of the shows fans. Her performance here as Tracy expands on and ultimately far surpasses her work on Once and Again.
I can not recommend this movie highly enough
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