A few weeks have passed since my last compilation post of movie rentals, and I should be ashamed at my lack of movie watching, but I have still spent a large percentage of my time wisely! We’re talking playing The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword on that stupid Wii and rewatching all three previous seasons of Parks and Recreation on Netflix. So yeah, all was not for naught. With that said, I knew you guys would be wandering around your favorite rental store, kiosk, or internet site without my help in possible choices, so here we go. [Read more...]
The idea that high school is something teenagers have to survive is not new to the screen. Buffy the Vampire Slayer literally set the school on top of a gateway to Hell just to make sure the audience didn’t miss this idea. In its own way Easy A keeps this same idea in mind, just going the route of Mean Girls. Comparisons have already been made linking these two films in many ways, but there is no need to worry because Easy A is hardly a rip off of this fan favorite, and if everything goes as it should, it will most likely become one itself.
Easy A follows an invisible high school girl who gets a taste for the spotlight when she agrees to fake sexy time with a friend to prevent him from further getting beat up for being gay. Once they “do the deed” he is cheered for becoming a man while she is quickly cast in a darker spotlight for being a promiscuous harlot; yet in Olive’s mind any light is better than no light. To further her newfound fame due to the schools overworking rumor mill she agrees to do the same thing for other boys, but as these things do everything quickly gets out of hand. [Read more...]