My Best Friend’s Girl (2008)

A hilarious comedy directed by Howard Deutch.  Some might find this one offensive but if you watch it with an open mind, prepared for crudeness, then you’ll really enjoy it, as did I.  Dane Cook (Tank Turner) is absolutely gorgeous looking.  He also has a special ‘talent’ – he can make a woman feel like […]

AWAKE (2007) by Charleen

This psychological thriller will keep you glued to the screen from start to finish.  “Anesthetic Awareness” is a condition some 700 people under anesthetic have experienced.  The person’s body is completely paralyzed during an operation yet they are ‘awake’.  Awake in this sense is that the mind is fully aware of what is happening around […]

SPREAD (2009) by Charleen

Ashton Kutcher is narrator and main character in this emotion-stirring movie.  I watched it twice because I just didn’t ‘get it’.  This was not a mammoth task as Kutcher has so much sex appeal in his role as Nikki. He’s a young guy who is jobless, homeless and car-less, therefore he’s not looking for the […]

ALFIE (2004)

This Alfie is the re-make of the ‘60s Alfie, which starred Michael Caine.  Written, directed and produced by Charles Shyer, this movie is entertainment at its best as well as an eye-opener for men (and even women) fitting the ‘Alfie’ character.  Alfie (Jude Law) is a charming, flirtatious, fashion-conscious, promiscuous man who has deep commitment […]

WHY HASN’T SHE RECEIVED A LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD? CHER by Charleen

I was watching the Bette Midler movie “Beaches” the other day and thought what an astounding woman she is – she’s a talented singer and an actress.  My mind then wandered to Barbara Streisand whom I would class in a similar category.  Then it hit me – Cher!  Here’s a woman who can sing the […]

THE MOST UNDER-RATED ACTRESS TODAY: MARY LOUISE PARKER by Charleen

Come on Directors, Screenplay Writers and the like, this woman is holding your next Oscar in her hands!  Mary Louise Parker – what an under-rated actress!  She totally blew my mind in Boys on the Side alongside Whoopi Goldberg and Drew Barrymore where she portrayed an HIV positive woman and the love interest of Whoopi […]

GREATEST ACTRESSES OF ALL TIME by Charleen

Compiling this list was easy.  The top 5 entered my head immediately and when I looked at my list, I realized that I had selected actresses whose careers have spanned over 30 years and whose roles have received just reward.  Another thing these ‘greats’ have is timeless beauty.  In my opinion they are in a […]

GREATEST ACTRESS OF OUR TIME: MERYL STREEP by Charleen

Born in 1949 with a string of roles behind her name, Meryl Streep is timeless!  Through her roles, she has evoked every emotion imaginable to her viewers.  Her diversity as an actress has set her apart from many in her field and her many accolades support this statement.  Winner of two Academy Awards and nominee […]

SONG ‘N DANCE COLLECTION by Charleen

Wanna get your head bopping and your feet tapping … why not start a song ‘n dance collection.  These may not be the best movies ever made but they produced some awesome soundtracks and they make for some memorable and pleasurable viewing!  Dirty Dancing.  Great story, great music and SUPERB dancing!  Who didn’t love Patrick […]

The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

Probably one of my favourite movies!  Why?  Because it stars the legendary Meryl Streep. What else makes this one a ‘must see’? The rest of the cast – Anne Hathaway (a charming actress with oodles of potential), Emily Blunt (watch out for this British actress!) and Stanley Tucci (a performance of note!). I simply loved the […]