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  • Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

    ★★★★

  • Enchanted

    ★★★½

  • Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

    ★★★★½

  • Cliffhanger

    ★★★★½

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  • Speed

    Speed

    ★★★★★

    I have a story about "Speed".

    I used to work this shitty retail job in the 2000s and in the breakroom there was a TV, a VCR, and about 5 VHS tapes. (God, I am old.) I'm very picky about what movies I watch and the only VHS there that I liked was "Speed". So for every 15 or 30 minute break, I would simply watch "Speed".

    My assistant manager saw me back there and said "Melissa, why are you…

  • Grease

    Grease

    ★★★★★

    My mother is obsessed with the 1970s in the way that I am obsessed with the 1990s. It's a beautiful symmetry. I feel so lucky that my mother showed us "Grease" over and over again in our childhood. I don't know many movies before the 1980s. I don't know many of the famous musicals that everyone raves about and references. BUT. I. KNOW. "GREASE". AND. WE. LOVE. "GREASE".

    The thing is, "Grease" is a movie and a musical - with…

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  • Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

    Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

    ★★★★

    This car racing comedy is really over 2 hours. Will Ferrell and Adam McKay were really out here trying to make "The Godfather". This movie is about a man's childhood and then adult life. His marriage, his divorce, his best friend, his daddy issues, his own children. It's just so much. It's so much.

    If the movie was funny all the way through, that would be one thing. But there are definitely some long, slow parts where almost nothing happens…

  • Enchanted

    Enchanted

    ★★★½

    This review is from 2007.

    While my movie experience was mostly positive, I'm going to be quite critical of this movie. This movie had such a good and interesting premise that it could have been so much more than it was.

    The premise is interesting and the previews for this movie were very amusing. For the first fifteen minutes, this movie begins as a conventional fairy-tale in typical Disney-animation world. An evil witch character (Susan Sarandon) banishes the red-headed "princess-like"…

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  • Love, Guaranteed

    Love, Guaranteed

    ★★★

    I liked this better than I had expected to, based on its trailer, which I found really corny, and just bad!

    It was cute!

    Rachael Leigh Cook was so cute. At first I was rolling my eyes at Rachael playing that typical nerdy character that she always plays, but then I thought, maybe Rachael is just like that? LOL. And they gave her this overly quirky car and if you're telling me that it can only play one song, ugh,…

  • Groundhog Day

    Groundhog Day

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    My local theatre showed "Groundhog Day" on the big screen, so I went to go see it, even though I own it on DVD. I'm really glad that I did. I hadn't seen it in a really long time. I always dread seeing it, because I feel like it's going to be painful. (Not because of the quality of the movie, but because of Phil's journey.) Which it is. And yet.

    There was a lot of laugh out loud moments…