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Jan 152020
 

Angus, Thongs And Perfect Snogging

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RATED6.3 Plot

Angus the fluffy cat retains its dignity even in a crazy Eastbourne family, unlike them. Eldest daughter Georgia is completely besotted with 'Stiff Dylans' band hottie Robbie, who just moved in from London and helps run an organic groceries shop with his brother Tom, whom her best friend Jas has the hots for. Peter Dyer calls Georgia his best ever kissing-course pupil, but she ignores him and later the brothers' other classmate Dave the Laugh. Robbie was considering to dump haughty Lindsay, but reconsiders given the immature brat's apparent cruelty. Thus manipulative Georgia keeps changing her mind about a grand birthday party and her father's career opportunities as engineer in New Zealand, while mother seems to flirt with hunky interior decorator Jem.

Summary

A good if not great "coming of age" movie with a very engaging lead.

Released

2008


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Jan 142020
 

How To Plan An Orgy In A Small Town

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RATED5.5 Plot

How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town is about a group of friends who live in the picturesque town of Beaver's Ridge-the epitome of wholesomeness and strong family values. Their orderly life is interrupted by the homecoming of Cassie Cranston, whom they slut-shamed into leaving town when she was a teenager. Now a big-city sex writer, Cassie returns home to face an unwelcome reception by her former friends, and finds an opportunity to seek revenge by writing a book about them when they ask her if she'll help them plan an orgy.

Summary

An interesting film that certainly doesn't hold back although for its subject mater there is little nudity.

Released

2015


Movies IMDb Jewel Staite Katharine Isabelle

Jan 052020
 

Dora And The Lost City Of Gold

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RATED6.0 Plot

Having spent most of her life exploring the jungle with her parents, nothing could prepare Dora for her most dangerous adventure ever: high school. Always the explorer, Dora quickly finds herself leading Boots, Diego, a mysterious jungle inhabitant, and a ragtag group of teens on a live-action adventure to save her parents and solve the impossible mystery behind a lost Inca civilization.

Summary

Well this isn't as funny as the Ariel Winter sketch and Isabela Moner doesn't quite fill the outfit as well but she is prettier. This is very much a kids movie.

Released

2019


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Dec 012019
 

Summer Love

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RATED6.5 Plot

When a widowed suburban mom, who's recently gone back to school, takes an internship and enters the fast-paced tech world of millionaire "app-trepreneurs," she discovers that although life seems to be a lot more digital, love needs to be a lot more real.

Summary

Continuing my quest to watch everything Rachael Leigh Cook has been in we have another Hallmark offering. What do you expect from Hallmark other than a cheesy romance. I love them.

Released

2016


Movies IMDb Rachael Leigh Cook

Nov 302019
 

Heavenly Match

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RATED5.1 Plot

Levelled seminar graduate David Swenson gently tries to coach his screw-up former classmate Casey Hart when a small town parish which engaged her as short-term interim loses its sick pastor, so she's now on trial basis as 'senior minister'. The parish council has its doubts about her, especially elderly traditionalist pillar-biter Olivia Thompkins, who demands her dismissal when income drops due to theft and lesser donations. Instead of declaring her love for wonderful mentor David, she fakes a local relationship, driving him to start an affair with her best friend Cali, who finds out, so both feel betrayed. Still, David helped trap the thief, enabling surprising ways out for various parties, as by God's mysterious ways.

Summary

I'm starting to hate Brendan Penny, not only does he get to romance Rachael Leigh Cook in the "Vineyard" series he now gets to do it with Samaire Armstrong in this film. I'm jealous. The film is your typical "Hallmark" type movie only unusual in that it's religious setting

Released

2014


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Nov 242019
 

Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay

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RATED6.6 Plot

The morning they return from their White Castle road trip, Harold and Kumar decide to go to Amsterdam because Harold doesn't want to wait ten days to see Maria again. On the plane, Kumar lights up his new bong, the air marshals think it's a bomb, and Harold and Kumar are arrested as terrorists and sent to Guantanamo Bay. Ordered to fellate a guard, they manage to escape, make their way to Florida, and head for Texas to find Kumar's ex-girlfriend's fiancé, the well-connected Colton, and get him to intercede with Washington on their behalf. Kumar still has a thing for Vanessa, the feds are in hot pursuit, and the legal weed of Amsterdam seems a long way away.

Summary

They really should make more of these films, great characters and so underrated as comedies.

Released

2008


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Nov 072019
 

Valentine In The Vineyard

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RATED6.3 Plot

Back for the third installment, Frankie and Nate manage life on the vineyard and plan a wedding in secret.

Summary

The plot in this series of three films doesn't really vary. They start to doubt their love, the vineyards in peril, they save the day and all is lovely again. Still worth the cheese for Rachael Leigh Cook

Released

2019-


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Nov 072019
 

Summer In The Vineyard

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RATED6.4 Plot

In the sequel to Autumn in the Vineyard, Frankie and Nate are now a couple and are gearing up for Summer Fest, the town's largest event. They can't wait to reveal their new wine and put the vineyard on the map. But when an issue with the wine puts things in jeopardy, both the relationship and the partnership will be put to the test

Summary

The normal run of the mill feelgood Hallmark movie. Watched for Rachael Leigh Cook only.

Released

2017


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Oct 122019
 

Autumn In The Vineyard

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RATED6.6 Plot

When Frankie Baldwin and Nate Deluca both have a claim to ownership of Sorrento Farm, they are forced to divide the vineyard right down the middle and work the fields alongside each other to bring in the harvest leading up to the Best Wine competition at the annual Autumn Harvest Festival – only this rivalry won't be settled in the fields, because in spite of their contentious bickering, the simplest way to settle this particular legal dispute is with a romance.

Summary

Well this is a Hallmark film so you pretty much know it's going to be a cheesy romance. This one stars Rachael Leigh Cook so it has a head start over most.

Released

2016


Movies IMDb Rachael Leigh Cook

Sep 152019
 

Bridesmaids

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RATED6.8 Plot

Annie (Kristen Wiig), is a maid of honor whose life unravels as she leads her best friend, Lillian (Maya Rudolph), and a group of colorful bridesmaids (Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Ellie Kemper) on a wild ride down the road to matrimony. Annie's life is a mess. But when she finds out her lifetime best friend is engaged, she simply must serve as Lillian's maid of honor. Though lovelorn and broke, Annie bluffs her way through the expensive and bizarre rituals. With one chance to get it perfect, she'll show Lillian and her bridesmaids just how far you'll go for someone you love.

Summary

Not quite the outrageous comedy I expected but it grows on you. More about a womans breakdown than a wedding.

Released

2011


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Sep 082019
 

Avengers: Endgame

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RATED8.6 Plot

After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the universe is in ruins due to the efforts of the Mad Titan, Thanos. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers must assemble once more in order to undo Thanos's actions and undo the chaos to the universe, no matter what consequences may be in store, and no matter who they face…

Summary

A very good end to the first phase of Avengers films. A bit slow in places but the action more than makes up for that but like Infinity War includes a very unnecessary "woke" scene. Sad it's all over to be honest.

Released

2019


Movies IMDb Elizabeth Olsen

Sep 022019
 

A Swingers Weekend

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RATED5.5 Plot

Seemingly perfect couple Lisa and Dan plan a steamy swingers weekend. However things go wrong when a third couple drops in unexpectedly.

Summary

Far better than expected although I'm not sure if it's meant to be a comedy or drama. Two actresses I like in Erin Karpluk (Being Erica) and Erin Agostino (Murdoch Mysteries) made it a must buy.

Released

2017


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Jul 282019
 

Alita : Battle Angel

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RATED7.4 Plot

Alita is a creation from an age of despair. Found by the mysterious Dr. Ido while trolling for cyborg parts, Alita becomes a lethal, dangerous being. She cannot remember who she is, or where she came from. But to Dr. Ido, the truth is all too clear. She is the one being who can break the cycle of death and destruction left behind from Tiphares. But to accomplish her true purpose, she must fight and kill. And that is where Alita's true significance comes to bear. She is an angel from heaven. She is an angel of death.

Summary

On the whole it was visually very good but left me ultimately disappointed. Style over substance and no proper ending. I assume there will be a sequel.

Released

2019


Movies IMDb Lana Condor

Jul 222019
 

Instant Family

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RATED7.3 Plot

Married couple Pete and Ellie Wagner, feeling a void in the marriage, visit a foster care centre. The couples are brought to a fair where they have the chance to go up to kids that they are interested in adopting. Pete and Ellie walk by the teenagers, one of the teens, Lizzie, informs Ellie that they all know no one wants to adopt the teens. The social workers inform the couple that Lizzie's mother is a drug addict who is currently in jail, and she set their home on fire because she left the crack pipe lit. It also turns out that Lizzie has two younger siblings, Juan and Lita. Although this seems like more of a challenge for Pete and Ellie, they agree to meet the siblings. Pete and Ellie have Thanksgiving dinner with Ellie's family, where they all make comments about never having confidence in the Wagners adopting kids. Ellie has enough and decides that they will go through with the foster care to prove that they can be good parents.

Summary

Well the kids are very annoying, but then again they are meant to be so I suppose that's a good thing. Isabela Moner is a stunner though. Not bad if a bit sentimental..

Released

2018


Movies IMDb Isabela Moner