Jun 292018
 

She's All That

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PLOTZackary Siler (Freddie Prinze Jr.) is the big man on campus at his Southern California high school. His popular and narcissistic girlfriend, Taylor Vaughan (Jodi Lyn O'Keefe), ditches him for a crude reality TV star from The Real World, Brock Hudson (Matthew Lillard), whom she met on Spring Break in Florida. Zack consoles himself, claiming that Taylor is replaceable by any girl in the school. Zack's friend, Dean Sampson, Jr. (Paul Walker), disagrees and challenges him to a bet on whether Zack can turn any random girl into the Prom Queen within six weeks. Dean chooses Laney Boggs (Rachael Leigh Cook), a dorky, solitary, unpopular art student.

Zack attempts to befriend Laney, but fails utterly, as she pointedly ignores his advances and walks away. Zack's sister Mac (Anna Paquin) encourages him to try again, and make a proper effort to get to learn what Laney is interested in and cares about. Zack approaches Laney again at her workplace and with the help of Laney's childhood friend, Jesse Jackson (Elden Henson) convinces her to give him a chance. Laney takes him to a small theater lounge where she will be performing. Intending to deter him, Laney has Zack called on stage to perform. Zack manages to improvise a show with the Hacky Sack he happens to carry in his pocket. Laney is impressed by the performance, but rejects him again after he attempts to charm her.

Zack befriends her brother, Simon (Kieran Culkin), and in an attempt to stop this, Laney agrees to go to the beach with him once. Dean unexpectedly shows up with the popular crowd, and Laney gets a chance to know them all. Preston (Dulé Hill) invites them to a party at his house that night. Laney pretends to be busy but Zack persuades her go, and enlists his sister to give her a makeover, transforming her and revealing her true beauty. At Preston's, Taylor is embarrassed by Brock and jealous of Laney, whom she publicly humiliates and brings to tears. Outside Zack consoles Laney, telling her that by opening up to people there will be some bad with the good.

Newly popular, Laney is surprised to be nominated for Prom Queen and competes with Taylor for the crown. Zack and Laney begin to genuinely fall for each other; Taylor is humiliated when Brock ends their relationship, as he is leaving for Road Rules: All Stars. Dean begins to show an interest in Laney, aggravating Zack. Dean tries to invite Laney to prom, but she refuses. After falling out with Zack, Dean deliberately tells Laney about the bet and she forces a confession from Zack in public. Humiliated, Laney refuses to see Zack again.

Unable to reconcile with Laney, Zack takes his sister to the prom, while Taylor arrives alone, thinking that Zack is still interested in her despite his refusal of her advances. A disheartened Laney reluctantly dresses up after some persuasion from her father Wayne (Kevin Pollak) and goes to the dance with Dean after he shows up at her house in a tuxedo to invite her again to be his prom date.

At the prom, after a dance scene presided over by the school's resident DJ (Usher Raymond), Mac meets Jesse and they become friends. In the bathroom Dean boasts that he is succeeding in seducing Laney and has rented a hotel room with intention of having sex with her. Jesse overhears, and tries to tell Mac and they rush to warn Zack. Taylor is crowned Prom Queen with just over half the votes. Laney is magnanimous, as she believes the right person won, and leaves the prom with Dean. Zack attempts to intervene but is too late and loses track of them.

Laney returns home, to find her father and Simon waiting up for her, and Zack is there waiting too. Laney explains how she fought off Dean's advances by deafening him with an air horn. Zack confesses his true feelings to Laney, and asks for forgiveness as well as the chance to further their relationship, which she grants and the two officially become a couple. Laney tells Zack that she is considering art school after graduation, and Zack jokingly tells her that she has inspired him to pursue a career in performance art. After they dance and kiss, Laney asks Zack about the bet, and Zack responds that he will honor the terms.

At the graduation ceremony, it is revealed that Zack must appear nude on stage. Zack is wearing only a graduation cap and strategically carrying a soccer ball to cover himself. Zack takes the stage; Laney catches the soccer ball and reacts with a smile as the students applaud.
1999Personal Rating100Rotten Critics41Rotten Audience55IMDb Rating59Combined Rating71.0

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Jun 242018
 

Adult World

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PLOTRecent college graduate Amy believes she's destined to be a great poet. Pressed by her parents to earn a living, she takes a job at a small sex shop, Adult World, where she works with the manager, Alex. When her car is stolen, her parents discover that she had canceled the car's theft insurance to afford submission fees for poetry journals, and kick her out. She briefly moves in with a coworker, trans woman Rubia, before finding her own apartment.

She meets one of her favorite poets, Rat Billings, and talks her way into being his protégée by offering to clean his house. After some cajoling, Billings reads her poetry and offers to feature her work in an anthology he is working on. One night, she gets drunk and makes a clumsy attempt to seduce him, but he rebuffs her advances.

Alex fires Amy after she fails to catch a shoplifter; angered, she says she is too good to work there. She soon discovers that she misses Alex, however, and realizes that she has feelings for him. She apologizes to him and asks for her job back. Alex rehires her, and they begin hanging out. At Amy's birthday party, Billings gives her a copy of the poetry anthology he featured her work in—Shit Poems: An Anthology of Bad Verse. Furious and humiliated, she confronts him and calls him a has-been. She goes home and tries to commit suicide by asphyxiating herself with a plastic bag, but changes her mind at the last second.

The next day, she makes peace with Billings: he tells her that she needs to do more living before she can fulfill her potential as a writer, while she tells him not to take himself so seriously. Later, she sleeps with Alex, and they become a couple. She finds out she has been published in an erotica magazine that she submitted prose to as a joke. She and Alex go to a party together to celebrate, and he encourages her to keep writing. The film ends with Amy reading Shit Poems with a smile on her face.

In the epilogue, next to the credits, she becomes a well-known poet and arranges her first poetry book on a shelf in a bookstore to be more prominently shown.
2013Personal Rating60Rotten Critics54Rotten Audience38IMDb Rating61Combined Rating54.6

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Jun 182018
 

Restless

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PLOTA young man, Enoch, is out of school and has been befriended by a ghost of a Japanese kamikaze pilot. For unexplained reasons, he attends the funerals of strangers without invitation; at one of these he meets a young woman, Annabel, who says she works with children who have cancer, and the two start spending time together. Later Annabel acknowledges she has cancer herself, a fact which Enoch appears to accommodate, even when Annabel discovers she has only three months left to live. As their relationship becomes romantic, Enoch's placidity is explained by his own history of near-death experience, but when the loss of Annabel becomes a reality his behaviour betrays more evidence of turmoil. Annabel accepts and reacts to this. At Annabel's memorial Enoch asks to speak, but before he says anything memories of the couple's happiness together appear to resolve his grief. 2011Personal Rating60Rotten Critics38Rotten Audience48IMDb Rating68Combined Rating54.8

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Jun 112018
 

Lee Brown

TransferMarkt.co.uk

Free Agent


The 27-year-old will officially become a Blues player on July 1 when his contract with Bristol Rovers expires.


Brown started his career at QPR and had a couple of loan spells with non-league clubs before joining Rovers in the summer of 2011.

He made 319 appearances for the Pirates – scoring 22 goals – and was part of the side that secured back-to-back promotions into League One.

Portsmouth FC

Jun 092018
 

Wedding !!





Proud to say I now have a Daughter-in-law.

My son got married today at Kirby Hall in Corby which is a wonderful setting, an old building with beautiful grounds and luckily the weather was perfect.  A very enjoyable day all round and a reception which allowed me to spend some time with my family and even the ex-wife, well you can’t have everything.

I did drink a little in excess but as my hotel was just across the road it wasn’t a problem, I even managed to enter the door code successfully.

I wish my son and my new daughter-in-law all the best.

Welcome to the family Stef

Jun 082018
 

Tom Naylor

TransferMarkt.co.uk

Free Agent


Pompey have signed versatile midfielder Tom Naylor on a three-year deal.


The 26-year-old – who is also comfortable in defence – will officially become a Blues player on July 1 when his contract expires at Burton.

Naylor joined Burton in the summer of 2015 following a spell on loan and made a total of 134 appearances for the Brewers, scoring 13 goals.

He began his career at Mansfield and has also turned out for Derby, as well as having temporary stints with Bradford, Grimsby, Newport and Cambridge.

Portsmouth FC

Jun 042018
 

Craig MacGillivray

TransferMarkt.co.uk

Free Agent


Pompey have signed goalkeeper Craig MacGillivray on a two-year deal.


The 25-year-old will officially become a Blues player on July 1 when his contract with Shrewsbury expires.

MacGillivray joined the Shrews in the summer of 2017 and made 14 appearances last season, keeping a clean sheet in their 1-0 victory at Fratton Park in January.

He was on the bench at Wembley as the Shropshire side suffered an extra-time defeat to Rotherham in the League One play-off final.

MacGillivray previously featured for Stalybridge, Harrogate Town and Harrogate Railway before being given a Football League chance by Walsall.

Portsmouth FC

Jun 032018
 

Lars And The Real Girl

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PLOTLars Lindstrom lives a secluded life in a small Wisconsin town. It is gradually revealed that his mother died when he was born, causing his grief-stricken father to be a distant parent to Lars and his older brother, Gus. Gus left town as soon as he could support himself, returning only to inherit his half of the household when their father died.

The inheritance has been divided between the brothers: Lars lives in the converted garage; Gus and his pregnant wife Karin live in the house proper. Karin's attempts to invite Lars into the house for a family meal are usually unsuccessful; when he does come, conversation is difficult and he doesn't stay long. He avoids social contact, finding it difficult to interact with his family, co-workers, or members of his church. A co-worker, Margo, is interested in him, but he avoids anything more than brief encounters.

One day a large package arrives; that evening Lars tells Gus and Karin that he has a visitor whom he met via the Internet, a wheelchair-mobile missionary of Brazilian and Danish descent named Bianca. They discover that Bianca is a lifelike doll which Lars apparently ordered from an adult website. Concerned about his mental health, they convince Lars to take Bianca for a checkup to the family doctor, Dagmar, who is also a psychologist. Dagmar diagnoses Bianca with low blood pressure and advises Lars to bring her in for weekly treatments. Her aim is to have regular contact with Lars, hoping to get to the root of his behavior. She explains to Gus and Karin that his delusion is a manifestation of an underlying problem that needs to be addressed. She urges them to assist with his therapy by treating Bianca as a real person.

Lars begins to introduce Bianca as his girlfriend to the townspeople. Due to their concern for Lars, everyone treats Bianca as a real person. Lars soon finds himself interacting more with people. During this time, Margo has begun to date another co-worker, which silently bothers Lars.

Lars asks his brother when he knew he had become a man and what being a man means. Gus says he knew it when he began doing the right things for the right reasons, even when it hurt. Gus gives several examples, including their father keeping them and taking care of them, even though he didn't know how. Gus says that he never should have left Lars alone with their father, and he apologizes for being selfish. Their conversation seems to reach Lars and his dependence on Bianca immediately seems to shift.

When a co-worker with whom Margo has been playing pranks goes a bit too far, Lars comforts her. During the ensuing conversation, Margo reveals she has broken up with her boyfriend. She invites Lars to go bowling, which he initially declines before reconsidering. The two spend a pleasant evening together along with some other townsfolk. Lars is quick to remind Margo he could never cheat on Bianca. Although obviously disappointed, Margo replies that the thought never crossed her mind. As they part, Lars takes his glove off to shake Margo's hand – a significant advance in his ability to interact with others; he earlier explained to the doctor that others' touch felt like "burning".

One morning soon after, Lars announces that Bianca is unresponsive, and an ambulance rushes her to the hospital. Once there, he tells his family that her prognosis is not good and that Bianca would like to be brought home. The news spreads through town, and everyone whose life has been touched by Bianca sends flowers or sits with Lars at the Lindstrom home. Gus and Karin ask Dagmar why this is happening, and she reveals that it indicates a significant shift for Lars. They suggest that Lars and Bianca join them for a visit to the lake. While the couple is hiking, Lars gives Bianca a very sad farewell kiss. As Gus and Karin make their way back from the hike, they discover despondent Lars in the lake with a 'dying' Bianca.

Bianca is given a full-fledged funeral that is well-attended by the townspeople. After Bianca is buried in the local cemetery, Lars and Margo linger at the grave site. When Margo states that she should catch up with everyone else, Lars asks her to take a walk with him instead, to which she happily agrees.
2007Personal Rating40Rotten Critics81Rotten Audience84IMDb Rating73Combined Rating69.5

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