The Haunting of Sharon Tate was just a bad idea from the beginning and even if it didn’t poorly exploit the real life tragedy by interjecting an almost fantasy element, the technical aspects were pretty bad as well.
Agent Cody Banks is hardly a good movie and probably on par with a Disney Original Movie, yet there’s some minor entertainment value and I at least did manage to chuckle a few times (more than I did with Zoolander 2) though the target audience is geared more toward the 12-16 range.
Planes: Fire and Rescue err Wings: Sky Force One, like its predecessor, is a knockoff of Disney’s Planes which in itself sad, though even worse, we get this one which copies its sequel. The animation is dodgy, the voice acting is OK while the story is only suitable for very young audiences while adults may find it to be tedious.
Material Girls has rightly been forgotten in the annals of time. It’s a film with no redeemable characters – despite the main characters making a transformation at the end – cardboard cutouts for the supporting cast and a story that’s uninteresting and predictable. I know some might pick this up when it’s on the Wal Mart shelf for $10 but unless you’re a huge fan of either of the Duffs and are easily amused, just pass it on by and spend your money more wisely.
Beauty and the Briefcase wasn’t nearly as awful as I expected (admittedly I did laugh a couple of times) it to be yet when one’s expectations are already on the floor, there’s nowhere to go but up. While the set-up might be different, it’s still your standard romantic-comedy formula right up to the predictable and, in this case, gag-inducing ending.
I like how the film started off with a song that states “I wanna die… I wanna die.” In all honesty, that’s how I felt after having to watch this so-called “film,” having wasted nearly two hours going through the movie and all of the crappy extras provided.
I cannot recommend According to Greta despite a half-decent performance from Hilary Duff and a good one out of Michael Murphy. The main character is just too obnoxious to carry a viewer through for 90-minutes. I know that teenage angst is over-the-top and is probably as melodramatic as portrayed in the film, however that doesn’t mean I want to spend an hour and a half watching it. It’s just too much.