Topic: Retro Review

Captain Von Trapp’s A Tyrannical Dick And Other Things I Learned Watching The Sound Of Music

Captain Von Trapp's A Tyrannical Dick And Other Things I Learned Watching The Sound Of Music

While I could (more than) easily discuss the acting all the live long day, I’d rather focus on the plot. Because it turns out that this feel good’s story full of ridiculousness. Which only became more apparent last night when there wasn’t Julie Andrews’ voice or an actual set to distract you. So let’s walk through it and discuss it like adults. More »

The Judge Was Right To Take Away Daniel’s Custody In Mrs. Doubtfire

The Judge Was Right To Take Away Daniel's Custody In Mrs. Doubtfire

When I watched Mrs. Doubtfire as a child, I totally sided with Daniel Hillard. In fact I sided with him so hard that I hated Sally Field for years to come. “What an uptight bitch,” I thought whenever I saw her in that movie and ANYTHING ELSE. But then, upon a recent rewatch, I realized that she was completely in the right. And that Daniel’s a horrible father. So let’s take a trip back in time to this movie. More »

Center Stage Is Great, But Jody’s Way Too Clingy When It Comes To Cooper

Center Stage Is Great, But Jody's Way Too Clingy When It Comes To Cooper

You know when you watch a movie when you’re younger and you sympathize with someone — then you watch it years later and you’re like “oh hell no, you crazy!” That’s what I went through when I recently watched this movie. So let’s run through it real fast and figure out if 7th grade Jenni is right about Cooper being a dick to Jody or 18th grade Jenni is right about Jody being an insane lady to Cooper.
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Drew Barrymore Should’ve Been Institutionalized And Not Married In 50 First Dates

Drew Barrymore Should've Been Institutionalized And Not Married In 50 First Dates

While I loved the chemistry between Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler in The Wedding Singer, I couldn’t stand them as a couple in 50 First Dates. Mostly because all of their interactions in this “romantic comedy” made me incredibly uncomfortable. Then again maybe I’m just old-fashioned in the sense that I believe stalking a disabled girl isn’t sweet or funny. More »