Sunday, August 20, 2006


This movie is about several kids who do not get accepted into college. To avoid facing their parents' disappointment, they end up creating a college of their own. It starts with a fake acceptance letter, then a fake website, then a fake campus, and when the website was accidentally made functional, they suddenly have a bunch of students show up at the fake campus for orientation and end up trying to run a real college, albeit a very unorthodox one.

This movie is pretty standard fare but enjoyable. It does promote fraud as "creativity" in a way and general irresponsibility, misuse of parents' money, and so on to a point, etc., but it is pretty obvious even to a young viewer that what they are doing is stupid.

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Snakes on a Plane

Nasty, nasty film.

Not recommended unless you want to see people being bitten in horrible places by the aforementioned snakes, and subsequently dying a most unpleasant death.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Miami Vice

This is definitely not a family or kids movie.

And it isn't nearly as fun or even as cool as the television series.

The plot revolves around some sophisticated crime and some stupid and not-believable gratuitious lust. It is a violent movie - reminds me of the violent rated R movies so common a decade ago.

I didn't hate it but I didn't love it, it was just kind of there, it was kind of interesting and quite dark.

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

The humor in this movie involves bad language, abusive behavior of children toward elders, and sex.

There is some more benign humor as well.

I didn't find this movie really all that funny. I like stupid movies if they are funny, but for me this one wasn't really, and I was embarrassed that my nieces were watching it.