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The Breakfast Club (1985)

‘The Breakfast Club’ is the 1985 movie that everyone’s heard of. Even if it was only from watching the movie Pitch Perfect, which according to the YouTube comments under TBC’s trailer, is where half the people discovered the movie.

Me? I wasn’t even born when the ‘The Breakfast Club’ was released. But I’d heard of it, even before Pitch Perfect. It just brought it to my attention. And the way that Anna Kendrick & Skylar Astin’s characters seemed to love the movie, I knew that I had to watch it. So when I went to the shops yesterday I bought it, and then after dinner with my friends, went home and watched it. And I loved it.

While The Breakfast Club might not be my favourite movie of all time, it’s definitely up there. The film is about 5 teenagers with nothing in common, except the fact they all have Saturday Detention at the school library. But by the end of the day ‘they had bared their souls to each other and become good friends’ (courtesy of my DVD cover blurb).

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To the outside world they were just simply the Jock (Emilio Estevez), the Princess (Molly Ringwald), the Brain (Anthony Michael Hall), the Criminal (Judd Nelson) and the BasketCase (Ally Sheedy). At 7am they had nothing to say to each other but eventually they started talking, about life, about their parents, about sex, and eventually they realised they had more in common then they first thought, causing unexpected friendships & relationships.

This is a touching and accurate picture of teenage life now & then. There’s no doubt that this movie is a classic and that everyone should watch this movie, at least once in their life.

“To the outside world they were simply the Jock, the Brain, the Criminal, the Princess and the Kook, but to each other, they would always be The Breakfast Club.”

Rach, x

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House at the End of the Street ~ Movie Review

Last week I purchased the House at the End of the Street movie on DVD. It’s a horror film, which I enjoy although I’m terrible at watching them. But the main reason I wanted to see this movie is because it stars Jennifer Lawrence (award-winning actress, from The Hunger Games and Silver Lining’s Playbook). I watched the trailer and it looked pretty good. So, I decided that I could suffer through 100 minutes for the sake of seeing J-Law act. And it was worth it. Last night I watched the movie with my mum and a family friend, and I really enjoyed it.

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The Story:

The main plot of the story is Elissa (J-Law) and her mother, Sarah, move into a new house. Four years ago there was a double murder, where two parents were killed by their 13 year old daughter. The daughter escaped into the forest and was never seen again. Now the older brother, Ryan (who was living with his aunt at the time of the murders), lives in old house. And when Elissa befriends, Ryan, her mother is worried.

The plot is interesting, and with a twist. It’s not overly scary, there was only a few times where I had to shut my eyes (but maybe thats just me).

The cast plays the rolls very well, especially Jennifer Lawrence, who was super bad-ass in this movie.

I recommend that you all go see this film. It has a MPAA rating of PG-13.

Rach, x

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Man On A Ledge: Movie Review

For Christmas, one of the DVDs I got was Man on a Ledge. ‘A 2012 American psychological thriller film, directed by Asger Leth’. It stars Sam Worthington as the main character, Nick Cassidy, or the man on the ledge. It also stars Elizabeth Banks as the police psychologist who tries to talk him down from the ledge. Other cast members include Jamie Bell, Ed Harris, Anthony Mackie and Génesis Rodríguez. It was released January 2012, with a running time of 102 minutes.

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The imdb description is: “As a police psychologist works to talk down an ex-con who is threatening to jump from a Manhattan hotel rooftop, the biggest diamond heist ever committed is in motion…”

 Which basically sums it up. But the whole time you’re watching this movie, you’re trying to work out who’s working for who. Who’s the bad cop and who’s a good cop. The whole time you were thinking, are they in on the plan? Are they working for the evil guy?

The whole cast played there roles super well, with a bit of comedy throughout it. The movie was very interesting and got straight into the action right away. I would give Man on a Ledge, a 7 out of 10 rating. I recommend everyone see this movie!

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