FlixChatter Review: Chris Evans’ directorial debut BEFORE WE GO (2014)

I had written this review in 2016 – I'm reposting this in honor of Chris Evans' 41st birthday. I mentioned this movie in this Five for the Fifth post, which sounds kind of like Richard Linklater's Before Sunrise trilogy (heh it even has the word 'before' in the title!). We first met Chris Evans' character …

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FlixChatter Review: The Valet (2022)

Sometimes you see a trailer of a movie and thought, ‘we’ve seen something like this before’ and that’s how I felt about The Valet. I had just seen Marry Me, where an ordinary, usually-invisible guy gets unwittingly roped into a high-stake ruse to avert a PR nightmare. This time it involves a famous movie star …

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Rom-Com Double Reviews: Tall Girl 2 and 7 Days

TALL GIRL 2 (2022) I haven’t seen the first film, but was intrigued to see the sequel as I’m a fan of Emily Ting’s work (notably Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong, which I highly recommend.  Ava Michelle is back as tall girl Jodi and most of the cast are back as well, and it’s fun …

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FlixChatter Review: Book Of Love (2022)

I was sold on the amusing premise that a Mexican book translator rewrite the entire story of an uptight English author’s novel into a steamy erotic fiction. That plot, albeit unrealistic, is a pretty hilarious setup for a rom-com and it certainly looks that way at first. I was quite intrigued by Spanish actress Verónica …

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FlixChatter Review: I WANT YOU BACK (2022)

So I watched not one but TWO new rom-coms last week, which is unusual as I haven’t been too impressed with most modern rom-coms which tend to be a bit too edgy or cynical about love and romance for my taste. Well, if you read my review of Marry Me, that movie is definitely a …

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The Bounty Hunter review (a.k.a. my open letter to Gerard Butler)

From the first time I heard about this project at its conception last year, I wasn't psyched that my fave actor once again entered rom-com territory. Not because he isn't funny or charming enough to pull it off, but after the abysmal The Ugly Truth, the script is likely going to be another stinker. TUT …

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Conspicuous Trailer of the Week: The Switch

I first heard about this flick when I blogged about Jason Bateman last September when it was still called The Baster. Yeah, no doubt they went with a 'safer' title though it sounds so generic now (there are eight other movies with that exact title on IMDb!). .... The plot: An unmarried 40-year-old woman (Kassie) …

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