Archive for 2 1/2 stars

Wish Upon A Star

Posted in Reviews with tags , , on January 6, 2012 by bluehawaii19

Release Date: January 1st, 1996

Rating: PG

Running Time: 1 hr. 30 min.

Directed By: Blair Treu

Cast: Katherine Heigl, Danielle Harris, Donnie Jeffcoat, Scott Wilkinson, Lois Chiles

FILM INFORMATION

Hayley and her sister Alexia couldn’t be more opposite. Hayley is the straight-A student who wishes she were apart of the popular crowd and was dating her sister’s boyfriend. Alexia is one of the most popular girls at school, has an amazing boyfriend, but is barely passing high school.

One night, while Hayley is stargazing, she makes a wish on a shooting star to be her sister. When the girls wake up in the morning, Hayley’s wish has come true and the sister’s have switched bodies.

THOUGHTS

This is one of those movies I remember watching shortly after it came out on television and really enjoying it. The movie often aired on Family Channel here (Canada’s version of Disney Channel). The movie is very much like a modern day Freaky Friday. Hayley truly wants to be her sister and is in love with Kyle, while Alexia tries everything to switch them back.

After a while though, Alex kind of enjoys being in her sister’s body and finds it has its advantages, like getting better grades and not having to worry about being popular.

The movie has a slight twist that you can see coming from a mile away but the movie is still enjoyable to watch.

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Scrooged

Posted in Reviews with tags , , , on December 3, 2011 by bluehawaii19

Release Date: November 23rd, 1988

Rating: PG-13

Running Time: 1 hr. 41 min.

Directed By: Richard Donner

Cast: Bill Murray, Karen Allen, John Glover, Carol Kane, Bobcat Goldthwait, Alfre Woodard, Buddy Hackett

FILM INFORMATION

The second holiday film I watched is Scrooged. I bought the DVD to add to my holiday film collection. I hadn’t seen this movie in years and it was still a good watch.

The premise for those that haven’t possibly seen the film:

Bill Murray stars as Frank Cross, a cynical TV executive who only cares about himself and making lots of money. Shortly after firing someone for giving their thoughts on Cross’ idea for a Christmas special, he is visited by spirits and is shown the past, present, and future.

The movie is one of many retellings and adaptions of the classic Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.

THOUGHTS

I don’t really have too many parts of the movie I didn’t like. It isn’t a film I would watch all the time, like Christmas Vacation though. Everyone in the film did a good job in their different roles. I actually didn’t know that Brian Doyle-Murray (who played Frank’s father) was Bill Murray’s real-life brother. John Murray (who played Frank’s brother) is also Bill Murray’s real-life brother. I have seen Brian Doyle-Murray in a lot of different films, including Christmas Vacation as Clark’s boss, but didn’t know he was related to Bill Murray.

FINAL RATING