Tag Archives: Jamie Lee Curtis

My 12 Favorite Horror Movies

Halloween is coming, and the dead shall rise from their graves. At least on a TV screen near you. We are awash in lists of the greatest horror movies ever made, and everybody’s trying to come up with a twist of their own. Well, I decided to just list my 12 favorites, a bunch of … Continue reading My 12 Favorite Horror Movies

My Girl

WHEN YOUR DAD’S AN UNDERTAKER, YOUR MOM’S IN HEAVEN, AND YOUR GRANDMA’S GOT A SCREW LOOSE… IT’S GOOD TO HAVE A FRIEND WHO UNDERSTANDS YOU. EVEN IF HE IS A BOY.  Summer, 1972; funeral director Harry Sultenfuss (Dan Aykroyd) hires a new makeup artist (Jamie Lee Lee Curtis) but at the same time his 11-year-old … Continue reading My Girl

Trading Places

THEY’RE NOT JUST GETTING RICH… THEY’RE GETTING EVEN. Two wealthy brothers (Ralph Bellamy, Don Ameche) make a wager where they scheme to have two men (one rich, one poor) switch places in life – what will be the outcome? An old formula for this comedy, but in the hands of John Landis it still feels … Continue reading Trading Places

True Lies

WHEN HE SAID I DO, HE NEVER SAID WHAT HE DID. Helen Tasker (Jamie Lee Curtis) has no idea that her boring husband (Arnold Schwarzenegger) is actually a top-secret government agent… until the day when she’s accidentally drawn into his adventures. The French action-comedy La Totale! (1991) served as inspiration for this overblown blockbuster that … Continue reading True Lies

The Fog

WHEN THE FOG ROLLS IN… THE TERROR BEGINS! A California fishing town is about to celebrate its centennial when its dark, dirty past comes back to haunt them – in the shape of a thick fog. One of John Carpenter’s most popular thrillers, essentially a very simple but good old-fashioned ghost story, reunites him with Jamie … Continue reading The Fog

Halloween: Stalked By the Boogeyman

THE NIGHT HE CAME HOME! Much is simple about John Carpenter’s Halloween. It didn’t cost much to make. The story is very straight-forward, the actors were not stars (except the veteran Donald Pleasance who lends gravitas to his part as the concerned psychiatrist) and since Carpenter had to write the music score in a few days, … Continue reading Halloween: Stalked By the Boogeyman

Freaky Friday

THEY’VE ALWAYS BEEN IN EACH OTHER’S FACES. TODAY THEY’RE IN EACH OTHER’S BODIES.  Tess Coleman and her daughter Anna (Jamie Lee Curtis, Lindsay Lohan) have serious communication problems; perhaps that will change when a spell in a fortune cookie makes them switch bodies. This remake of the 1977 Disney movie is good family entertainment – it’s … Continue reading Freaky Friday

Christmas with the Kranks

NO! HO! HO! When their daughter can’t come home for Christmas, the Kranks (Tim Allen, Jamie Lee Curtis) decide to go away on a cruise, to the dismay of their neighbors. What is it with Allen and Christmas? Well, much less successful than his Santa Clause franchise, this lousy comedy has a strange attitude where we’re supposed to … Continue reading Christmas with the Kranks