Tuesday, February 19, 2002

The Movie I Watched Last Night VI
Sunday: 10 Things I Hate About You
Despite some "Rock 'n' Roll High School"-like trappings (the principal, an Eaglebauer-esque school entrepreneur, and a No Doubt knockoff band that plays the prom and ends the movie rocking out on the roof of the school), this is a largely uninspired teen movie that's a rewrite of "The Taming of the Shrew." The plot speaks for itself: Boys want girl, girl can't date unless her sister dates, boy hires boy to date said girl. Needless to say, all's well that ends well, and the jock jerk is left out in the cold. Nice table dance scene that shows why Julia Stiles was cast in "Save the Last Dance for Me."

Monday: Something Weird Trailers #14: Teen-Age Schlock
Two hours of B-movie, beach, exploitation, and juvenile deliquency movies. While the tape starts out with the exploitation and JD shockers, it quickly shifts into a relatively run-of-the-mill roundup of American International Pictures' beach boffo buff flicks and rock 'n' roll reels featuring bands such as the Dave Clark 5, Gerry and the Pacemakers, and the Beatles. "Let It Be" is teen schlock? Please.

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