Starring: Chris Evans, Chyler Leigh, Jamie Pressly, Eric Christian Olsen, Mia Kirshner, Ron Lester, Lacey Chabert, Samm Levine, Sam Huntington, Paul Gleason, Mr. T., Randy Quaid, Molly Ringwald, Josh Radnor, Kyle Cease, many morePlot: The title basically sums it up to be honest. A token teen movie from the 2000's that rift on other teen movies.Runtime: 89 minutes (99 minutes if you get the unrated cut)Review: I remember watching this movie a whole heck of a lot when I was younger, so I wanted to come back to it and see how it holds up almost 20 years later. A super strong cast of actresses and actors that almost all went on to do some pretty impressive things. So much so that his is Chris Evans' feature film debut. Holy crap.So i have to say, as far as comedies go that shouldn't have been a success but still were, this one is at the top of the heap for me. It hits all the notes that a teen movie should, but with a very a-typical twist as opposed to the typical twist, which is very funny. I can't say that it's a cinematic wonder, but it was 90 minutes long and did literally every single thing I could ask for of a dumb comedy.Josh Radnor, Ted from How I met your Mother is in this movie. Melissa Joan Hart is in this movie. Good Charlotte is the band at the prom. Not too many other cameos from known famous people, just a whole bunch of new faces that, as I said before, went on to do some pretty impactful things, which is amazing to me. More often than not actors form these movies fizzle out or fade away, but this gave us Ted from HIMYM, Captain America, one of the main 4 from Fan Boys (not a big one to a lot of people, but I love it), one of the main characters from NCIS: Los Angeles (that's a thing I suppose), Lexie Grey from Grey's Anatomy....this is a stellar cast.Also, the soundtrack is a phenomenal throwback to crappy early 2000 pop songs, I'm just saying. Sixpence, none the richer's "Kiss Me" is a banger.If you have 90 minutes to kill and wanna watch something dumb, just believe in the ball, and throw yourself into this movie.
I figure I can do a weekly update of movies that will at least keep most people entertained from Netflix. I should warn, it's Netflix Canada, so it may not have everything you want, but one works with what one has.Romance: Before we Go (2014) has Chris Evans in his directorial debut and as an actor alongside Alice Eve. It's a short romance movie about two people that meet serendipitously and spend the night together. Really a sweet movie and super fun. I love Chris Evans and think he gets the best out of Alice Eve, of whom I am not completely sold on.
Action: xXx (2002) would be my choice this week as I saw a trailer for the newest Xander Cage movie at the theatre. It's like James Bond for adrenaline junkies. Not a lot of plot, but pretty fun and you get to see Vin Diesel from a long ass time ago, as well as Asia Argento, the daughter of Dario Argento who is possibly the most famous Italian Director ever.
Horror: Mr. Brooks (2007) brought Kevin Costner back into relevancy. He plays a guy with a split personality, but the rub is that the split personality (played by William Hurt) is a murderer. Costner knows this and basically goes along with it. Super fun show that has Demi Moore looking Fine and Dane Cook in a role that didn't make me hate me life.
Sci-fi: Aaron Eckhart owns the role as Adam in I, Frankenstein (2014). Too bad that every other person in this movie phoned it in. Funny to watch, but don't watch it if you're sick, it will only make it worse for you.
Cartoon: Disney's Atlantis: the Lost Empire (2001) was an under appreciated Disney movie in my eyes. Michael J. Fox plays a scientist who ineptly leads an expedition to the lost city. Super fun and as with all Disney movies, done very well.
Comedy: Mean Girls (2004) holds up guys. Lindsay Lohan is sexy as hell, Rachel McAdams is nuts, Lacey Chabert is sexy as hell, Tina Fey is ALSO sexy as hell. Funny, smart, written well and has Tim Meadows as the principal and he's awesome.
Starring: Chris Evans, Alice EvePlotline: Brooke needs to get home before it's too late, the problem with that is that home is in Boston and she's in New York. Someone stole her purse and she broke her phone, with nothing left to do Nick enters the scene to save her life in a haphazardous way, but maybe, just maybe, they'll both find that something they're looking for.Review: I can't help it, I just love every movie Chris Evans is in. I think he's an amazing actor, great director, probably an awesome guy, and has phenomenal fashion sense (ask my buddy Jeremy about the time we saw Push). This movie is no exception.It's a pretty standard fare as far as romcoms go, hits every mark, the basic bumps in the road as well as all the right things happen at the right time. I just.... liked it so much more because it had Chris Evans in it.I won't really go into the movie too in depth because it's really not a super interesting movie and has maybe 2 plot twists that you can see for a good couple of miles, but I still thought it was good. The chemistry the two have is really good, punctuated by the fact they're really the only two on camera for 99% of the movie. Takes a lot of really good acting and they pulled it all off well.It's a pretty basic ending that ends on as much of a high note as possible. My biggest problem with the movie is they had more than one "playbacks" where they did something again in the movie. But god damned is Chris Evans as charming as hell and I'd marry him in a heart beat! Watch this movie if you like romcoms, I did and I don't regret it in the least.