Batman Returns Review

WARNING!  MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS
Don’t like?  Watch the movie first.

Another movie I’m doing out of order in the series but there’s a reason for it this time.  Well, somewhat of a reason anyway.

Y’see, for a while there, I didn’t have my own computer.  So, because of that, I a) wasn’t doing any reviews and b) wasn’t able to watch what I wanted, when I wanted to.  Christmas was coming and, while I like the holiday, I don’t fangirl over it and I definitely don’t like the typical Christmas specials and movies.  Usually, my go-to movie for Christmas is Die Hard (fuck you, it’s a fantastic Christmas movie.)  But again, no computer of my own.  Now, there are backup movies I’ll watch.  Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas

And Batman Returns.  I happen to have that one on DVD (I got the 4 movie special pack with both Tim Burton Batman movies and the two terrible Joel Schumaker errors.)  So I sat my dad down to watch it with me.

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The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader Review + Writer’s Block

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I don’t usually like to review movies in a series like this, especially ones that are based on a book.  My prefered way to do it is to read the books, in order, then watch the movies that correspond with each book right after and do a comparison.  Now, I’ve read the whole Narnia series.  I’ve read them several times over and I own a whole box set.  Voyage of the Dawn Treader is the fifth book and one of my absolute faves of the series.  So I was excited when 1) they decided to do the whole Narnia series as movies, rather than just the most popular one and 2) that they actually made and released this movie.  I didn’t get to see it in theaters but when it showed up on my On Demand, I definitely took the first chance I got to see it.

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Mermaids Review

WARNING: MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS
Don’t like?  Watch the movie first.

So, even when movie plots aren’t that good, I may watch a movie for the actors in it.  See, I’ve got one of those fancy DVR things with the digital cable, and my family rightly subscribes to several movie channels (we’ve been loyal to HBO for years.)  So when you look up a movie, it gives you a really short and crappy description along with the actors that are in it.


Mermaids has Cher, Bob Hoskins (from Who Framed Roger Rabbit? and Super Mario Bros.) Winona Ryder and is also Christina Ricci’s first film ever.  I was like “damn, all of them appeal to me (I’ll watch almost anything Winona is in) so yeah why the hell not?”

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