Double Take Review: Rewatching Yes Man is a Yes, maybe

hero_eb20081217reviews812179985ar

 I chose Yes Man because I am Jim Carrey fan. I am even a “post Jim Carrey in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” fan. After that movie, his movies have been up and down for me and Yes Man was one of them. My memory of this movie watching it back in 2008 was that it wasn’t that great. Way too far fetch for a comedy even. Didn’t really have a desire to watch it again or recommend it. Decided to watch it again to see if I have changed my opinion on the film. 

Continue reading

Advertisements

Double Take: The Witches

“You are DOOMED old woman. You are DOOMED FOREVER!”

What can I say about the movie The Witches that you don’t already know or feel about it. This is one of those movies that you have either never seen/heard of before or you have and the film was apart of your childhood. I don’t recall anyone saying this film was bad. This movie, even though I haven’t watched it since I was a kid, is a fun and wonderful adaptation from the book I would watch all the time along with Labyrinth. It was sort of my double creature feature when I was young. This film along with another good called The Worst Witch started my love of witches in film. 

For those who have never seen this movie, watch the trailer in all it’s 90’s glory and read my opinion on the film after watching it over two to three decades later. 

Continue reading

Double Take: Se7en

If you haven’t seen the movie, this is a spoiler alert. Be cautious as I will be talking about the movie thoroughly including the ending.

This week I rewatched another David Fincher film Se7en. I was very excited to watch this film again. It has been too long. Sometimes I would see this on cable TV and I tell myself, “Don’t watch it, wait till you have time to watch the whole thing and unedited.” That time never came around but I own this movie and I guess now is that time to watch. To tell you the truth, I didn’t really understand the 7 deadly sins until I watched this movie. So there you go, movies can teach you a thing or two. I did watch this movie in theatres, but I was not old enough to go by myself. I remember there were a lot of things that i didn’t really catch watching it the first time because my movie sleuthing and detection wasn’t as good as it is today. Some of its meaning was a little lost on me but in the end I really enjoyed this thriller the first time around. Now that I am older and wiser, I have been very curious if I would pick more things I didn’t know before. 

Continue reading

Double Take: Requiem For a Dream

Purple in the morning, Blue in the afternoon, Orange in the evening, and Green at night.

What I remember from this movie is that it was very dark. Deep emotions and hard to watch scenes guided this movie that gave me an unsettling feeling. From a third person movie perspective. Darren Aronofsky created a realistic take on the additions of drugs and other emotions that plague us and can lead us down a dark path. I was about 19 almost 20 yrs old when I first saw this film. Just starting to be out on my own but still unaware of what drugs did to a person. So this movie was very eye opening for me. I picked this movie because now that I am older and also on my own taking care of myself, I wanted to see if I would react the same or more connected to the movie.

requiem-for-a-dream1

Continue reading

Double Take: Queen of the Damned

This ain’t no Interview with the Vampire that’s for damn sure.

This week was actually a tough one. I didn’t watch too many movies in my lifetime that begin with the letter Q. I almost did Quarantine but I have seen that lately. I also have seen The Quiet from what I remember was pretty good. I wanted to do a movie that most people knew about and one that I haven’t seen in a while. On Netflix I come across the 2002 Anne Rice adaptation Queen of the Damned. This movie stars Stuart Townsend as Vampire Lestat. That same Lestat Tom Cruise played as well. This Lestat is a younger version who loves art and music. He lies dormant after years and years of loneliness and boredom in his tomb until he is awaken by the lovely sounds of early 2000’s rock music.

Continue reading

Double Take: IT

And when you’re down here…YOU FLOAT TOO!

So I actually have been looking forward to this week’s throwback Thursday movie of the week. I really enjoy this film a lot. Tim Curry, a brilliant and talented actor, nails his role as a supernatural being who preys on kids by disguising himself as a clown named Pennywise. Anyone who grew up in the 90’s may know who this character is. What I remember from watching it as a kid was that it was meant to be scary and some scenes were very effective. However it wasn’t the clown that scared me back then. It was Eddie Bowers, the town bully. He didn’t give me nightmares or anything but at moments of heavy suspense were the scenes with him in it picking on one of the members of The Losers Club. The supernatural element was just a perk on making this a great mini series to watch. Pt 2 of this miniseries wasn’t as entertaining because i wasn’t an adult back then. I related more to the movie when they were kids. Now that I am an adult, I wonder if that will change.

Continue reading

Double Take F stands for Fear

If this movie has taught us anything is it’s not so glamorous going after the bad boy. Try out the nice guys for once.

Back in 1996 a gem was released called Fear. This film taking place in Seattle, my hometown, already had a hold on me in interest. This was also a part of Seattle that I didn’t live in. I was about the same age as the main character in the film but I wasn’t a part of the grunge rock generation discovering sex, alcohol, and being rebellious. All I know is when I saw the trailer I saw an exciting thriller that was rated R that I just had to see. I don’t have much memory watching this at the movies but once I did watch it I remember making this one of those movies I had to include in my collection. I remember the movie being fun, suspenseful, violent, and satisfying as all the other thrillers that made my heart pound. I want to re-watch it to see if it still packs that same punch it had for me back then.

Continue reading