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Carrie 2013

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Carrie (2013) ~ Rated R.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1939659/ ** Drama/Horror * Released: October 18, 2013 * Director: Kimberly Peirce. Writers: Lawrence D. Cohen, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Starring: Julianne Moore as Margaret White; Chloë Grace Moretz as Carrie White; Gabriella Wilde as Sue Snell; Portia Doubleday as Chris Hargensen; Alex Russell as Billy Nolan; Zoë Belkin as Tina; Ansel Elgort as Tommy Ross; Samantha Weinstein as Heather, and may more. *

The Classic Stephen King horror story about a shy Fundamentalist Christian raised girl who was never taught about puberty, humiliated over her period in the girl’s gym locker room, at the same time when discovering her telekinetic powers. She’s pushed too far by the school bullies and unleashes a fire storm of revenge and destruction much to the horror and shame of her teacher/counselor and mother. It’s hard to beat the first film, and the second re-make was fantastic in my eyes, but this 3rd remake still held its own charm and excitement. As I’m a big fan of the supernatural, it was well done. The 1974 novel by Stephen King of course is the best version of them all as is all of his books compared to the movies made about them. Chloë Grace Moretz playing Carrie is no Sissie Spacek comparison, but in her own right did a magnificent and sexy role. I’m still torn between the characters of the first film and this third for the others outside of Carrie, but Julianne Moore as Carrie’s mom was a fabulous choice as she’s always has been a favorite actress of mine. The prayer closet was well done but some of the school scenes were lacking luster. I did enjoy the fact Carrie delved deeply into researching her powers rather than stumbling around cluelessly with them. I didn’t care for the delivery scene for the opening, but the pregnancy at the end was a intriguing twist. – [Rating:4] Rating 4 stars out of 5.

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Bart Got a Room (PG-13: 2008)

Bart Got a Room (PG-13: 2008)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0472050/. Director: Brian Hecker. Starring: William H. Macy … Ernie Stein;
Cheryl Hines … Beth Stein; Steven Kaplan … Danny Stein (as Steven J. Kaplan); Alia Shawkat … Camille; Chad Jamian Williams … Bart Beeber; and many others.
Its another one of those coming-to-age movies about nerds, the prom, and high school. It carries its humor as it tells the tale about Danny Stein who is a virgin loser who books a hotel room for him and his date for prom so he could lose his virginity. Problem of course for the nerd is that he has no date yet, just the plans. He’s aiming higher than his acceptable standard, and ignores his best friend who does like him and is interested. Of course he’s double-crossed by his other best friend. Interesting high school fun in the genre of American Pie. Rating: 3 stars out of 5.

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