Saturday, May 19, 2018

The Honor List: Movie Review

Very slow build to something more meaningful.

The Honor List stars Sasha Pieterse, Meghan Rienks and Karrueche Tan as three former best friends brought together after the fourth friend (Honor) dies. The beginning is reminiscent of Pretty Little Liars but the film is toned down into something a lot more real with no thriller/mystery element. It’s just three high school girls and a few mini adventures.   2018

Directed by: Elissa Down

Screenplay by: Marilyn Fu

Starring: Sasha Pieterse, Meghan Rienks, Karrueche Tan

Monday, May 14, 2018

The Kissing Booth: Movie Review

Familiar but likable rom-com.
The Kissing Booth seems to have found its audience on Netflix even if critics are largely panning this movie. I think some of the criticisms are fair, but some are pretty lazy – is this better than every teen rom com that came before it? Nope. It retreads some very familiar ground, but it also fits its genre like a well-worn but comforting glove. 2018

Directed by: Vince Marcello

Screenplay by: Vince Marcello
Based on the book by Beth Reekles

Starring: Joey King, Jacob Elordi

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Step Sisters: Movie Review

Whites vs Blacks in a lame comedy.

Apparently, the world of stepping is just so popular that we needed a movie that combined Step Up with Sydney White, Pitch Perfect and Dear White People, but doesn’t take any of the humour or originality. In fact Step Sisters is even advertised as being from the director of Drumline, the choreographer of Pitch Perfect and the producers of Dear White People and Straight Outta Compton. 2018

Directed by: Charles Stone III

Screenplay by: Chuck Hayward

Starring: Megalyn Echikunwoke, Eden Sher