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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Carrie (1976)

A wonderfully, morbid film that shows the dark and twisted mind of Steven King. Carrie, King’s 1st novel may be one of the most disturbing ever. His seemingly twisted mind comes to work full throttle in this dark tale. From the opening girls shower scene to the final scene where Carrie crucifies her overly protective mother. This movie is fun. The mother and daughter team up (Piper Laurie and Sissy Spacek) were wonderful in this film. Both actresses nominated for Oscars in this Brian De Palma directed flick. The entire cast from her gym teacher. Who was the only one to care about Carrie. The staff and students of her high school were rude and ignorant and all got the just desserts in the end. William Katt plays her prom date who despite being bribed into taking her actually falls for in the end. This is a movie you must be in the right mood for. I’m not sure if a Sunday morning before I head out the door to church is such an appropriate time for this movie or not. Oh Well, I’m always in the mood for being entertained. This film is always entertaing. Grade A

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Ten Most pathetic movie stars that still have careers.

(In A - B -C Order)

1. Hayden Christensen

2. Tom Crusie

3. Kevin Costner

4. Keeanu Reeves

5. Denise Richards

6. Adam Sandler

7. Arnold Schwarzenegger

8. William Shatner

9. Sylvester Stalloan

10. John Claude Van dahm