Wednesday, November 18, 2009

StarMovies Show A LOT of Chick Flick

1st of all, no offense for the usage of Chick Flick to describe the movies I watched; it's used in IMDB too.

One of the peril of going outstation is staying in boring hotels, especially if you are staying in small town with nothing much to do; just stay in the room and hope to sleep early. And normally I will rely on the movies shown in the TV channels available in the hotel I stay to either induce my sleep or keep me boredom away.

For the past 2-3 weeks I watched some movies I never watch before and of course, as it's StarMovie channel, you expect to see some re-run . And Thank God it's StarMovies as it will be even worse if the hotel has Cinemax instead.
13 Going 30 (2004)
Helmed by Jennifer Garner in her rare comedic role, this is a pure chick flick. It's fun and entertaining to watch though, I hate to admit. And Mark Ruffalo is definitely going to be typecast as the SNAG (oppss... guess this description is sooo out now!!!). Just watch, laugh and do not think too much.
Sweet Home Alabama (2002)
Tagline : Sometimes What You're Looking For Is Right Where You Left It
Helmed by Reese Witherspoon, this include some notable cast such as Josh Lucas, Patrick Dempsey and Candice Bergen is another enjoyable time filler, that's all. Typical plot.
While She Was Out (2008)
Kim Basinger
She was the only thing notable of this straight-to-DVD-cable-TV movie and it's definitely sad to watch Basinger in this C-flick. I mean, it's Kim Basinger!!!!!!!! I mean, it's Kim Basinger of 9 1/2 Weeks and L.A. Confidential!!!!!!!!!!!
Mermaids (1990)
Cher, Winona Ryder, Christina Ricci
Tagline : This is our mother. Pray for us
I truly enjoyed this movie. Though it was made 19 years ago, it's still feels interesting. Told from the perspective of the character of Winona Ryder, the story revolves around the flamboyant and loud, insecure-being-dumped-by-husband mother played by Cher and her 2 daughter played by Ryder and Christina Ricci respectively.

Cher really shines here. This was the movie after her Oscar-winning turn in Moonstruck in 1987. If Madonna is being labeled as the come-back queen, Cher is another one though keep on having her last concert being held again and again. And in terms of acting skill, she definitely won over Madonna hands down. Winona Ryder was her usual coming-of-age huge eye teen. And Christina Ricci is VERY cute!!! She's like the Abigail Breslin of the 90s.

Huh.... 2 weeks of chick flicks!!!!

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