Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Movie Review¬†

When his beloved grandfather leaves Jake clues to a mystery that spans different worlds and times, he finds a magical place known as Miss Peregrine’s School for Peculiar Children. But the mystery and danger deepen as he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers – and their terrifying enemies. Ultimately, Jake discovers that only his own special peculiarity can save his new friends. Based on the novel “Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children,” written by Ransom Riggs.
I did not like this movie but that might be because I read the book before watching it. Still, I believe that even if I hadn’t read the book I still wouldn’t have liked the movie.
Way too many details have been altered and condensed in order to make the story slightly more palatable.
I don’t want to sound like a book snob but the book is definitely better.
On a scale of 1 tamale to 10 tamales I give Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children 6 tamales! ūüėé

I Love You, Beth Cooper Movie Review 

A nerdy valedictorian proclaims his love for the hottest and most popular girl in school – Beth Cooper – during his graduation speech. Much to his surprise, Beth shows up at his door that very night and decides to show him the best night of his life.
This is definitely one of my favorite teen comedies. Sure, the story isn’t very unique and none of the actors give grade A performances but it’s still a decent movie to watch when you want to take a break from heavy dramas and just laugh your ass off.
Paul Rust is pretty hilarious as Denis Cooverman and Hayden Panettierre is quite fetching as Beth Cooper.
If you like decent teen comedies then I recommend watching I Love You, Beth Cooper.
On a scale of 1 tamale to 10 tamales I give it 8 delicious tamales! ūüėé

Stealing Cars Movie Review

Stealing Cars stars Emory Cohen as Billy Wyatt, a troubled rebellious teen who, one night, steals a car and takes it for a joyride while intoxicated. This lands him in a correctional facility for boys that is run by abusive guards and one very arrogant head director; Montgomery De La Cruz (John Leguizamo).

I didn’t expect much from this movie but it turned out to be pretty interesting and entertaining. At first glance, Billy Wyatt seems to be your typical angst ridden teenage boy but his true self eventually shines through. He’s actually a very intelligent and compassionate person who just has a hard time accepting a recent family tragedy. I won’t reveal more than that because it’s a big part of the story.

The story itself is well written and the entire cast is great! It was kind of weird to see John Leguizamo playing an authority figure but he gives a pretty convincing performance. It also stars William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman as Billy’s parents. They both give short yet powerful performances as well.

If you like movies that make you root for the underdog then I highly recommend watching Stealing Cars.

On a scale of 1 tamale to 10 tamales I give it 8 delicious tamales! ūüėé


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