Posts Tagged ‘high school’
"The Gallows" is high school horror with a cheese factor turned up to 11, whose silliness almost overwhelms its genuine sense of fear.
Despite an ending that is a bit too pat in wrapping everything up very neatly, the film deserves to be seen and cherished because features such as this come along very rarely.
This raunchy British sitcom could be called "Superbad: The TV Show," and that's not a bad thing.
Channing Tatum is an unexpected riot. The script has some fun, winking touches. The film is brazen, brash and blustery. Too bad it's not more of a blast.
A nice snapshot of the plight of the teacher, "Facing Forward" takes a no-nonsense look at how, in the hands of the right people, education produces success even in the inner city.
Like a candy necklace, "Prom" is sugary and light: a fantastical teendom with no angst in sight. And that's not a bad thing.
With an intelligence that belies both its genre and its target audience, "Easy A" is a refreshing gust of wind in the typically bluster-less fall movie season.
With Easy A bringing The Scarlet Letter into high school, Austin adapts some more classic novels.
"The Rookie" — a G-rated sports film able to diminish the manliest men to mush — continues Nick Rogers' daily look back at the 365 best films of 2000-2009.
"Remember the Titans" — a smart, stirring sports film with only one hokey Hail Mary — continues Nick Rogers' daily look back at the 365 best films of 2000-2009.
"Napoleon Dynamite" — which hides a heartfelt message of friendship beneath its quirky humor — continues Nick Rogers' look at the 365 best films of 2000-2009.