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The next post will be added in about 28 hours, because…it’s Fuller House release day! I took Friday off just so I could reminisce about my childhood! It’s all I’ve been talking about for the last 10 months. I will post all the remaining tv show reviews on Sat and Sunday since I still have some from January.
If you’ve been following this blog, or read the intro above, you know I’m a huge fan of 90s family films. Uncle Buck was one of the two John Hughes films I haven’t seen and now I only have one left. It casually popped up on Netflix. I think I didn’t find it before because it categorized under ‘comedy’ not ‘family’. Uncle Buck was funny and it’s one of these films I wish I could watch for the first time once again. I recommend it to all family film lovers out there who miss their childhoods just as much as I do.
‘I don’t think I want to know a six-year-old who isn’t a dreamer, or a sillyheart. And I sure don’t want to know one who takes their student career seriously. I don’t have a college degree. I don’t even have a job. But I know a good kid when I see one. Because they’re ALL good kids, until dried-out, brain-dead skags like you drag them down and convince them they’re no good. You so much as scowl at my niece, or any other kid in this school, and I hear about it, and I’m coming looking for you!’
‘Ever hear of a ritual killing?’
‘We can talk about burying the hatchet. You know what a hatchet is, don’t you, Bug? I got one in my car if you’d like to see it. I like to carry it, you never know when you’re going to need it. A situation may come up say for example, someone has been drinking, and about to drive a loved one home… then I’d like to know I have it.
‘What do you do for a living?
Lots of things.
Where’s your office?
I don’t have one.
I don’t need one.
Where’s your wife?
Don’t have one.
It’s a long story.
You have kids?
No I don’t.
It’s an even longer story.
Are you my dad’s brother?
What’s your record for consecutive questions asked?
I’m your dad’s brother alright.’
‘His name is Bug.
‘First or last?
‘What’s his last name, Spray?’
‘Stand me up today and tomorrow I’ll drive you to school in my robe and pajamas and walk you to your first class. 4:00 okay?’
‘You know, I have a friend who works at the crime lab at the police station. I could give him your toothbrush and he could run a test on it. To see if you actually brushed your teeth or just ran your toothbrush under the faucet.’
‘How would you like to spend the next several nights wondering if your crazy, out-of-work, bum uncle will shave your head while you sleep? See you in the car.’
‘Get used on your parents’ time.’
‘Why was your uncle micro waving your socks?
He can’t get the goddamn washing machine to work.’
‘Hey, come on. Nothing to be sorry about. I’m just glad I got a chance to know you again.’
Thriller and puzzle film of the year. 50 people are put in one room and they have to eliminate 49 people, so only one survives. Half of them want to save the pregnant lady, or the child, and other half want to save themselves. I haven’t seen a thriller this good in a long time. You’d think the most recognized actor would be the one who wins, but she’s not! It was smart and kept me interested till the end.
It shows you some important differences between our generation and our parents’, maybe grandparents’ for some of you. I wish this kind of internship for my dad and any person in their 60s and early 70s, Robert’s character is 70. Teaching these young kids respect and learning how to work with the computer in the process. Robert’s character is extremely likable as he’s always smiling and being nice to everybody and you literally feel like he’s your wiser and older friend. I saw the trailer when I went to see Ricki and the Flash with a friend, and we laughed about how awful this film looks. I recall saying something like ‘what is this, The Devil Wears Prada 2? My friend burst with laugh. My friend is more ‘judgy’ you could say, while I am more sarcastic in a wryly way. Deep inside I knew I’d see this film, because I do try to watch everything Robert de Niro is in. Even if it’s The Big Wedding or some other romantic comedy. My ‘judgy’ friend watches all of his dramas and skips romantic comedies and such. The Intern was sweet and funny, and I guess that’s all it was supposed to be. It did feel like The Devil Wears Prada 2 and that’s okay too. I guess sometimes, you need to postpone watching another drama for another night, and allow yourself to watch a light, sweet film and The Intern is the one to watch.
‘Here’s my theory about this. We all grew up during the “take your daughter to work day” thing, right? So we were always told we could be anything, do anything. And I think guys got, maybe not left behind, but not quite as nurtured, you know? I mean, like, we were the generation of “you go, girl.”We had Oprah. And I wonder sometimes how guys fit in, you know? They still seem to be trying to figure it out. They’re still dressing like little boys. They’re still playing video games. Well, they’ve gotten great. How, in one generation, have men gone from guys like Jack Nicholson and Harrison Ford to… take Ben, here. A dying breed. You know? Look and learn, boys. Because if you ask me, this is what cool is.’
‘You know what would be good? If you carried a handkerchief.’
Taken: The Search for Sophie Parker
It tells a story of an FBI agent, who’s daughter goes on a trip to Moscow and is kidnapped along with her friend. There are a few films that cover sex trafficking and this one does feels like a Taken wannabe, you just have a female FBI agent, played by Julie Benz, instead of Liam Neeson. It’s and interesting take and is worth seeing. Also what kind of a moron would kidnap a daughter of the head of US Embassy?
Love the Coopers
It’s getting ridiculous how many romantic comedies Diane Keaton has been in. I have never been a fan of hers, but she has over 20 of them. I’m not even mentioning other comedies non-romantic like Mad Money. This is probably the first Olivia Wilde film that I liked her in. I loved her storyline and Melissa Tomei’s too. The voice of the dog is Steve Martin, you guys, I’m telling you this now, as you’d be distracted trying to figure out how do you know this voice. I thought it was Steve for a second, and then I convinced they wouldn’t ask him to voice over a dog in some average Christmas film. And they did. It wasn’t nearly as good as The Family Stone, but it wasn’t awful either. Look out for that little girl saying ‘You’re such a dick’, it’s hilarious.