This movie could have been cute. Not ground breaking, but cute. Unfortunately the main character was woefully miscast. The boy was not only very unattractive and clearly too old for the part, he also came off as very unlikeable. It was hard to believe that anyone, even his best friend would like him, he was whiny, immature and abrasive. His friend however, wasn’t bad, he should have been in the lead: more believably dorky and awkward while still being likable and not so grotesquely ugly or old that you felt sorry for poor Hayden P. who had to kiss him.
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Was Murder is Easy first filmed as a movie without Miss Marple? I know the book was not a Marple mystery. In this movie, Miss Marple rarely speaks to anyone directly (outside of Benedict Cumberbatch’s character) and characters rarely make eye contact with her or acknowledge that she is in the room. She interjects comments that do not make much sense/are not important and the responses don’t always seem to correlate exactly to what she said.
In addition, the majority of the scenes Miss Marple is in, she is either the only person in the shot or it is shot over the shoulder of another character in the room. This made the whole movie seem rather awkward and I have never seen so many shots of the back of character’s head, arm or torso before.
It really seems like she was edited in after the movie was filmed and had filmed some scenes with Cumberbatch but few (if any) other actors present. Very, very odd.
Why I gave up consuming "Gypsy 83" — 4 years ago
At times this movie just didn’t make sense. I still don’t understand why they were acting like they were “running away” to NYC (let’s not even get into the fact that a woman in her mid 20s surely is too old to “run away”) when all they were doing was going to a party/singing competition. Last I heard, you were allowed to leave NYC after whatever event you were attending was over.
I wanted to like it but it just fell flat.
A story about "Careless" — 4 years ago
The best romantic comedy about a severed finger I have ever seen.
Why I gave up consuming "In My Mother's Kitchen: 25 Writers on Love, Cooking, and Family" — 4 years ago
Nothing new, just excerpts from the various contributor’s memoirs, most of which I already read.
A story about "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead" — 4 years ago
I wonder why the same exact scenes were used over and over again. Having them shot from the other character’s perspective during their sequence (or not reshowing them at all) would have been much more interesting.
Also, why did we learn nothing about the wife? Why bother even having her as a character if she rarely talked or did anything?
Why did it end so abruptly? It was cute enough but then it just suddenly ended during what appeared to be a dream sequence. Did they run out of film or what?
Why I gave up consuming "Tin Man" — 5 years ago
It is just not good! The writing was awful and the actors were phoning it in. I had never seen Zooey so wooden. The way she kept looking from side to side made me wonder if she was looking for an exit off the set. Who wouldn’t want to escape? The idea was cute and the production values were great but basically they spent a fortune making a show with cringe-worthy dialogue and even worse performances which was suprising given the usual level of work of these actors. Maybe it was the director’s fault?
Not worth the time it took to open the envelope from Netflix.
A question I have about "Bertha Venation: And Hundreds of Other Funny Names of Real People" — 5 years ago
Why were some of the names just urban legends?
A story about "Eagle vs. Shark" — 5 years ago
I wanted to like this more than I actually did. I just couldn’t believe that she would like him and without that, the movie fell sort of flat. It really reminded me of Napolean Dynomite but with stunted adults rather than stunted children.