Annie Hall review

“Syliva Plath – interesting poetess whose tragic suicide was misinterpreted as romantic by the college girl mentality.”

The Scoop: 1977 PG, directed by Woody Allen and starring Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, and Shelley Duvall

Tagline: A nervous romance.

Summary Capsule: Cute little tidbits about how Woody Allen views life, and more importantly, love, in progress.

Nancy’s Rating: Four out of five college kid clichés.

Nancy’s Review: The other one is the video game kid. The other is the heavy hippie stoner. And then a blatant nerd, and then a party kid.

But next to all of that, there’s the intellectual. Ohhh, you kooky intellectual.

Woody Allen is a staple for that college kid’s life. To be a college intellectual is to be amazed by his subtle humor. What is so special about Annie Hall, however, is that it transcends this land of ‘college cult deal’ and crosses over into ‘respected love tale for the ages’ land.

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Yeti does They Came Together

“But what they’re doing now isn’t communism, it’s totalitarianism TCT-poster-2013-12-18dressed up as communism.” 

The Scoop: 2014 R, directed by David Wain and starring Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, and Bill Hader

Tagline: He came…she came…they both came

Summary Capsule: David Wain and Company take the fight to romantic comedies everywhere

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Wicker Park

wicker-park-poster“When you see something from afar, you develop a fantasy. But when you see it up close, 9 times out of 10, you wish you hadn’t.”

The Scoop: 2004 PG-13, directed by Paul McGuigan and starring Sleepy Tree Sloth, Rose Byrne, and Matthew Lillard

Tagline: Passion never dies.

Summary Capsule: Man flushes personal and professional life down the toilet because he thinks he saw someone he used to lust after.

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Louise does Before Sunrise [Before… Week]

before-sunrise-poster“Isn’t everything we do in life a way to be loved a little more?”

The Scoop: 1995 PG-13, directed by Richard Linklater and starring Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke.

Tagline: Can the greatest romance of your life last only one night?

Summary Capsule: Guy meets girl on a train. They spend one night together, but they know it will end come sunrise.  Continue reading