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Jessica

About me

I love watching/collecting movies and TV shows, as well as reading/collecting books and music. I like to write, and I have one child.

Though I love movies, I was put off watching them for a long while, after a stint working at a local Blockbuster...finding my way back to movies, getting caught up, and even when they're bad, almost always enjoying the fact that I have most of my attention span back!

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About my collections

My movie, book and music collections are always growing - the movie collection more quickly than the others, lately!

I am trying to add my favourite books, movies and television show sets to my collection, and any other movies that grab my interest along the way.

Lists

Dance Movies (11 items)
Movie list by Jessica
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Cancelled Shows (8 items)
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Favorite books (12 items)
Book list by Jessica
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Favorite music (8 items)
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Favorite games (10 items)
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Recent reviews

All reviews - Movies (201) - TV Shows (60) - DVDs (181) - Books (8) - Music (2) - Games (4)

Universal Soldier review

Posted : 1 year, 8 months ago on 22 July 2012 01:28 (A review of Universal Soldier)

Just finished watching "Universal Soldier" for...well, I don't really know how many times I have seen it since 1992, but I have seen it many, many times. It still holds up fairly well, and yes, it's maybe not the best movie, but I think it's just one of my guilty pleasures. I love watching Jean-Claude Van Damme's movies, and this is my favourite one. I love the fight scenes, and Dolph Lundgren makes a great bad guy - the two leads play well against each other. And even though I don't much care for Ally Walker (especially after seeing her on "Sons of Anarchy"), she does a half-decent job in her role here.

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The Dark Knight Rises review

Posted : 1 year, 8 months ago on 22 July 2012 01:24 (A review of The Dark Knight Rises)

I re-watched the first two movies before going to see this one today, and I was not disappointed in the least - except for one thing. One detail that was a big disappointment and totally frustrating - trying to make out what Bane was saying more than half the time he was speaking, was really very difficult. He was muffled and unless he was speaking very loudly, or really clearly, a lot of what he said was just lost.

You would think with such a big budget production, they could have done something about this problem, because I am not the only one who had this complaint. I saw it with a friend who had already seen it once, and he said that, on the second viewing, he was able to make out more of what Bane was saying than the first time he went, but it was still quite a challenge.

Other than that, and the fact that I found everything in the film totally predictable (which, either it was completely predictable, or I have just simply seen way too many movies to actually be surprised most of the time I see new movies anymore), I loved it. Great action sequences, good story, great performances from the cast. Just great, but that one detail I already mentioned just really ticked me off. It was so bad that sometimes, you wished Bane had subtitles so you would know what he was saying.

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Happy Birthday to Me review

Posted : 1 year, 9 months ago on 6 July 2012 04:21 (A review of Happy Birthday to Me)

Today, this movie is pretty awful, totally predictable, and yet...still watchable. The effects are pretty dismal, the acting terrible all-around, but I still love my horror movies, and this one, I am glad I watched, even if it's terrible, drags a lot, and has an awful script on top of everything else!

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Goon review

Posted : 1 year, 9 months ago on 6 July 2012 03:01 (A review of Goon)

I really enjoyed this. Seann William Scott does a fantastic job as Doug Glatt. The fight scenes are brutal, bloody, and very well done. Love the inclusion of Kim Coates and Liev Schreiber in this. The final fight scene is pretty harsh. You know it's coming the whole time, and when it finally happens, it's intense. Good comedy, with great action, well written, cast...I didn't know much about it going in, and I am glad I didn't, as I think it was better, no expectations, no disappointments.

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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 review

Posted : 1 year, 9 months ago on 27 June 2012 03:03 (A review of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1)

This fourth movie in the series is, I think, the worst of them all by far, as it spends SO much time on the sickeningly gross love story between Edward and Bella. And yet, this was the book I enjoyed the most because it spent a lot of time on Jacob, as well as Bella. So far, in the movie, Jacob is still a smaller character. Most of the movie was just paying tribute to the love of Edward and Bella, and then their eventual tragedy.

I am glad there is only one more in this series, then I never have to be subjected to this crap, or Kristen Stewart's terribly bad acting, ever again.

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Twilight review

Posted : 1 year, 9 months ago on 27 June 2012 02:59 (A review of Twilight)

This movie is just garbage, based on an even crappier book. Unfortunately, despite the terribly bad writing of the book(s), I couldn't put them down, and so I had to see this movie. I really wish I wasn't the kind of person who needs to see the movie versions of books, because Kristen Stewart makes an already intolerable character that much more annoying. And some of the things read in print are so much more ridiculous on screen.

I am embarrassed that I have seen this movie twice now, and that I have read the books, but such is life. This movie doesn't, or shouldn't, inspire anyone. The acting is terrible, the writing atrocious, and really, the whole thing makes me sick to my stomach.

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Mirror Mirror review

Posted : 1 year, 9 months ago on 26 June 2012 03:45 (A review of Mirror Mirror)

This movie is utter, ridiculous, garbage. I can't believe I sat through another crappy movie, or that, yet again, some talented actors that I love allowed themselves to be in this piece of garbage that no one should be forced to watch. Shame on you, Julia Roberts and Nathan Lane, as well as everyone else who allowed themselves to be part of this ridiculously awful film. And, shockingly, the absolute worst part of this movie came at the very end with the song and dance number out of nowhere that went all Bollywood. Appalling.

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Jack and Jill review

Posted : 1 year, 9 months ago on 25 June 2012 08:13 (A review of Jack and Jill)

At the end of this movie, Al Pacino says that the Dunkin' Donuts commercial should be burned and no one should ever see it. That's exactly what should have been said about this movie. It's terrible. Probably worse than "Click" was, or at least just as awful. The time I just spent watching this was completely wasted. I am stunned that anyone would have allowed this to be made. It's not funny, and tossing David Spade in at the very end was also pretty stupid. Avoid this. Don't waste your time, it's one of the worst things I have ever seen.

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Footloose review

Posted : 1 year, 9 months ago on 24 June 2012 07:54 (A review of Footloose)

Actually not bad, in terms of a remake, but I still prefer the original over this. Something about the unknown and not-so-talented (when it comes to the acting) cast of "kids", along with the fact that most of the movie is exactly like the original, just makes this not really worth seeing unless you happen to catch it on TV or happen to have it around. The original is way better, and still holds up today, so really, why was a new version necessary?

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Grown Ups review

Posted : 1 year, 9 months ago on 24 June 2012 03:14 (A review of Grown Ups)

This movie is just a bunch of people who used to work together, coming together to make fun of each other while pretending to make a movie with a story line - a story line that is not well written. A movie that is pretty bad, not very funny, and overall, a huge let-down considering the cast of comedians who have done better in their careers. Total garbage.

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Jessica posted a review of Universal Soldier

“Just finished watching "Universal Soldier" for...well, I don't really know how many times I have seen it since 1992, but I have seen it many, many times. It still holds up fairly well, and yes, it's maybe not the best movie, but I think it's just one of my guilty pleasures. I love watching Jean-Cl” read more

1 year, 8 months ago
Jessica posted a review of The Dark Knight Rises

“I re-watched the first two movies before going to see this one today, and I was not disappointed in the least - except for one thing. One detail that was a big disappointment and totally frustrating - trying to make out what Bane was saying more than half the time he was speaking, was really very d” read more

1 year, 8 months ago
Jessica posted a review of Happy Birthday to Me

“Today, this movie is pretty awful, totally predictable, and yet...still watchable. The effects are pretty dismal, the acting terrible all-around, but I still love my horror movies, and this one, I am glad I watched, even if it's terrible, drags a lot, and has an awful script on top of everything el” read more

1 year, 9 months ago
Jessica posted a review of Goon

“I really enjoyed this. Seann William Scott does a fantastic job as Doug Glatt. The fight scenes are brutal, bloody, and very well done. Love the inclusion of Kim Coates and Liev Schreiber in this. The final fight scene is pretty harsh. You know it's coming the whole time, and when it finally ha” read more

1 year, 9 months ago

“This fourth movie in the series is, I think, the worst of them all by far, as it spends SO much time on the sickeningly gross love story between Edward and Bella. And yet, this was the book I enjoyed the most because it spent a lot of time on Jacob, as well as Bella. So far, in the movie, Jacob is” read more

1 year, 9 months ago
Jessica posted a review of Twilight

“This movie is just garbage, based on an even crappier book. Unfortunately, despite the terribly bad writing of the book(s), I couldn't put them down, and so I had to see this movie. I really wish I wasn't the kind of person who needs to see the movie versions of books, because Kristen Stewart make” read more

1 year, 9 months ago
Jessica posted a review of Mirror Mirror

“This movie is utter, ridiculous, garbage. I can't believe I sat through another crappy movie, or that, yet again, some talented actors that I love allowed themselves to be in this piece of garbage that no one should be forced to watch. Shame on you, Julia Roberts and Nathan Lane, as well as everyo” read more

1 year, 9 months ago
Jessica posted a review of Jack and Jill

“At the end of this movie, Al Pacino says that the Dunkin' Donuts commercial should be burned and no one should ever see it. That's exactly what should have been said about this movie. It's terrible. Probably worse than "Click" was, or at least just as awful. The time I just spent watching this w” read more

1 year, 9 months ago
Jessica posted a review of Footloose

“Actually not bad, in terms of a remake, but I still prefer the original over this. Something about the unknown and not-so-talented (when it comes to the acting) cast of "kids", along with the fact that most of the movie is exactly like the original, just makes this not really worth seeing unless yo” read more

1 year, 9 months ago
Jessica posted a review of Grown Ups

“This movie is just a bunch of people who used to work together, coming together to make fun of each other while pretending to make a movie with a story line - a story line that is not well written. A movie that is pretty bad, not very funny, and overall, a huge let-down considering the cast of come” read more

1 year, 9 months ago
Jessica posted a review of Wrecked

“Interesting enough to keep me watching, but definitely not enough there to make me recommend it to anyone else, or ever watch it again. It had a good pace, good performances, but definitely predictable for most of the film. There was a twist toward the end, but then it just abruptly ends not long ” read more

1 year, 9 months ago
Jessica posted a review of Saw III

“The franchise just gets worse and worse, with each new movie. I love the original, the first. Everything after it is just awful. Bad acting, badly written, and desperately trying to live up to the first hit. How horror fans can even think this is good, is beyond me, as the gore and traps aren't ” read more

2 years, 2 months ago
Jessica posted a review of Saw II

“They really, really should have left the original alone, as it was excellent. This sequel is pretty awful, and is actually kind of laughable, in just how terrible it is. Predictable, yes. A bunch of people locked in a house, all trying to escape....bad acting all around. Such a major disappointm” read more

2 years, 2 months ago
Jessica posted a review of Clue

“I absolutely love this movie. I have seen it countless times, and just re-watched it earlier tonight. Despite the fact that it is now...geez...getting close to 30 years old, it still holds up very well. The cast is fantastic, including such greats as Tim Curry, Eileen Brennan, Madeline Kahn, Chri” read more

2 years, 2 months ago
Jessica posted a review of Alcatraz

“Interesting concept, though it feels a little like "The 4400", "Crossing Jordan", and "Lost", with the air of mystery. Then again, it's a Bad Robot production. Not bad, so far, and I have seen the first two episodes. Definitely intriguing, though I can see how it might go sour after a while if th” read more

2 years, 2 months ago
Jessica posted a review of Law Abiding Citizen

“All right, so I sat down and watched this for the second time since it came out. I remember quite enjoying it the first time around, but other than how the movie opens, I couldn't remember much about it, at first. There are some amazing scenes where you are like, what the hell did I just see? One” read more

2 years, 2 months ago
Jessica posted a review of The Hangover Part II

“I had read that this sequel was just a cut and paste of the original script, only that it takes place in Thailand this time, and now that I have seen it, that is pretty accurate. And the sequel lacks a lot of the charm, humour, and smart comedy that the original has.

While it's not Justin” read more

2 years, 4 months ago
Jessica posted a review of Book of Blood

“It's always a shame when a fantastic, well written short story is turned into a not so good full length movie. I love Clive Barker's Books of Blood, and some of the short stories in those volumes have been turned into pretty decent (and better) movies. This one, however, was a huge disappointment.” read more

2 years, 4 months ago
Jessica posted a review of Fright Night

“Okay, remakes can either be good or bad, and this one was pretty damn good. I loved that Chris Sarandon got a small part in it, as he was "Jerry" in the original (which I love). It also made a lot of sense to me that I really enjoyed this when I saw that Marti Noxon (Buffy/Angel) wrote the screenp” read more

2 years, 4 months ago
Jessica posted a review of The Killer Inside Me

“It's a shame this movie has such lower level talent as Kate Hudson and Jessica Alba for the women. They really detract from Casey Affleck's performance, and he does a great job in this. It's like the women, knowing they were only there for the purpose of being his punching bags, basically didn't b” read more

2 years, 4 months ago

“Wow, this movie is totally forgettable. At least, it is for me, as I know I saw it last year, and I am sitting here watching it now, and nothing looks familiar at all. If you're a big "South Park" fan, then this is definitely one to see, but if you mostly don't care about the show and don't go out” read more

2 years, 4 months ago
Jessica posted a review of Hot Tub Time Machine

“I believe I have seen this five or six times now, and I still love it as much now as I did the first time I sat down and saw it in theatre. I love 80's movies, I love time travel movies, I love John Cusack, and this has all three things in one. Yes, it's a movie that came out in 2010, but it takes” read more

2 years, 4 months ago
Jessica posted a review of Paul Blart: Mall Cop

“This is one of the worst movies I ever had the unfortunate displeasure of sitting through. Sadly, I worked at Blockbuster when it came out, and made it a point to watch as many titles as I could, and this was one of them...and no one I worked with enjoyed it. Nor did any of the people who rented i” read more

2 years, 4 months ago
Jessica posted a review of Cloverfield

“I quite enjoyed this both times I saw it. Yes, the cast is full of some lesser known, to probably unknown, actors, and yes, the camera work is shaky, but that's because it's supposed to be shot by a guy with a handheld camcorder, who is filming as they are running for their lives. I really like th” read more

2 years, 4 months ago

“I love how cheesy this seems compared to today's movies, and the fact that the outdated aspects of the movie (giving a pregnant woman alcohol, for example), do not take away any of the enjoyment of this movie, the third in the Planet of the Apes franchise. Cornelius and Zira grow on you through eac” read more

2 years, 4 months ago

“Okay, I loved this movie. It moved at just the right pace for an action movie, kept the suspense high, and things moving along perfectly. John Lithgow was excellent, and I don't know why this movie had some negativity thrown its way. It was very, very well done in every way. The effects were fan” read more

2 years, 4 months ago
Jessica posted a review of Margin Call

“It's a shame, with a cast as jam-packed full of talent as this is, the subject matter is so dry and dull. I sat through a little more than half an hour, so I did give it a pretty fair chance, but boy...was it ever dull and putting me to sleep. I am sure, for someone who is really interested in lis” read more

2 years, 4 months ago

“Having seen the first two episodes of this now, I must say, I won't be surprised when/if this show gets cancelled. It's pretty middle of the road, not too smart or well written. The teenagers' behaviour is deplorable, and yes, I know that's the point, but do we really need more kids behaving terri” read more

2 years, 4 months ago
Jessica posted a review of Life as We Know It

“I finally sat down and watched this, have been looking forward to it for quite some time, and I definitely wasn't disappointed. Like most romantic comedies, it follows a pretty predictable formula, which you expect to see, so there were absolutely no surprises, but I do like the pairing of Josh Duh” read more

2 years, 4 months ago
Jessica posted a review of Crazy, Stupid, Love

“Well, I have to say that this movie wasn't doing much for me other than helping me pass time while working out...until the "Dirty Dancing" moment. Then, like a sucker, I was drawn in, despite all the inevitable, predictable connections between the characters. This movie has a decent cast, though I” read more

2 years, 4 months ago

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Posted: 1 year, 9 months ago at Jul 6 7:32
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Posted: 2 years, 6 months ago at Oct 16 3:51
Thanks for the vote !
Posted: 2 years, 6 months ago at Oct 14 21:27
Thank you for voting!
Posted: 5 years, 5 months ago at Oct 27 10:48
Rocky Horror Picture Show? Frank'n'Furter? You're a hotdog.
Posted: 6 years, 5 months ago at Oct 30 16:45
Thanks! My girlfriend made that for me! She's very talented! It's very spooky!
Posted: 6 years, 6 months ago at Sep 27 22:54
Hey there! Just a book suggestion. I'm about half way through William Kennedy's Ironweed. It's captured my attentions just like a John Irving novel so if you haven't had a chance to read any of Kennedy's Albany novels, I definitely recommend them.
Posted: 6 years, 10 months ago at May 23 22:54
The Harvey Girls is one of my grandma's favorite movies. She just had me watch it this past winter. Not sure why it didn't get as much attention as some of the other since it stars Judy Garland but if you like musicals, it's a good one.
Posted: 6 years, 11 months ago at May 21 5:14
Hi, thanks for the vote. That movie was a real shocker. I hope your sleep has gotten back to normal.
Have a good one!
Posted: 6 years, 11 months ago at May 21 4:48
hey can i be ur fwiend :( im lonely pwease! lol
xXx
Posted: 6 years, 11 months ago at May 16 12:35
Thanks for the votes!
Posted: 6 years, 11 months ago at May 15 8:00
Hey, thanx for the votes :)
Cheers :)
Posted: 6 years, 11 months ago at May 11 19:13
You're kidding me?! 60,000 points? Wow. Maybe someone is reporting you or something now that the new report button is in...

Sleep deprivation sucks. I hope it gets back to normal for you. Stuffs up everything!
Posted: 6 years, 11 months ago at May 11 1:49
Hey, thanks for all the votes. You were on a roll there weren't you?!

Hope you're having a good one :)
Posted: 6 years, 11 months ago at May 10 22:29
Thanks for the votes! I try to toss a little humor in there when I can...
Posted: 6 years, 11 months ago at May 10 14:56
Ditto. You were right about The Barrens photo too. It's kinda like The Barrens from Stephen King's: IT down there.
Posted: 6 years, 11 months ago at May 10 6:06
Hey! Just popping in to say thanks for all of the votes lately. :)