Back to School #60: Crazy/Beautiful (dir by John Stockwell)

Back to School #60: Crazy/Beautiful (dir by John Stockwell)

Oh, memories!

I don’t know if I can describe how much my girlfriends and I loved Crazy/Beautifulwhen it first came out in 2001.  We saw it in the theaters, we rewatched it when it came on cable, and after I bought it on DVD, we watched it at my house.  We loved the movie because we all dreamed of having a sensitive, hot boyfriend…

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Back to School #59: The Virgin Suicides (dir by Sofia Coppola)

Back to School #59: The Virgin Suicides (dir by Sofia Coppola)

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For the past three and a half weeks, I’ve been taking a chronological look at some of the best, worst, most memorable, and most forgettable teen and high school films ever made.  We started with two films from 1946, I Accuse My Parents and Delinquent Daughters.  Therefore, it seems somewhat appropriate that we close out both the 90s and the 20th Century by taking a look at a film about both…

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arelyhepburn:

This is the best gif you’ll ever see

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I laugh every time

Some video shots of me when my mums not in.

babypufferfish:

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arelyhepburn:

This is the best gif you’ll ever see

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I laugh every time

Some video shots of me when my mums not in.

(Reblogged from baleri0nn)

Back to School #58: She’s All That (dir by Robert Iscove)

Back to School #58: She’s All That (dir by Robert Iscove)

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She’s All That, a 1999 high school-set adaptation of My Fair Lady, has a lot to answer for.

When I, as an impressionable 13 year-old first saw this film, I left the theater believing that high school would be full of random, fully choreographed dance-offs.  That, after all, is what happened towards the end of She’s All That.  After watching as handsome jock Zack (Freddie Prinze, Jr.) spent…

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Proof positive that cats can sleep anywhere

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My 4 week old kitty rescue, her name is Kilo (:

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Back to School #57: Never Been Kissed (dir by Raja Gosnell)

Back to School #57: Never Been Kissed (dir by Raja Gosnell)

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The 1999 romantic comedy Never Been Kissed is a definite guilty pleasure of mine, and that’s not just because of the fact that James Franco has a small role in it.  Never Been Kissed in a genuinely sweet movie that might not be extremely realistic but is still enjoyable.

Never Been Kissedrequires a certain amount of suspension of disbelief, largely because Josie Gellar, the character who has”…

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Back to School #56: 10 Things I Hate About You (dir by Gil Junger)

Back to School #56: 10 Things I Hate About You (dir by Gil Junger)

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A few nights ago, my sister Erin and I watched the 1999 high school-set romantic comedy 10 Things I Hate About You for like the hundredth time.  Seriously, we love this movie so much and, in fact, just about everyone that we know seems to love it as well.  10 Things I Hate About You is one of those films that brings people together.  If you like this movie, I’ll probably like you.

(Want to see…

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Back to School #55: Varsity Blues (dir by Brian Robbins)

Back to School #55: Varsity Blues (dir by Brian Robbins)

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“I don’t want your finger.”

Bleh!

The 1999 high school football film Varsity Blues has been showing up on cable fairly regularly lately and, seeing as how I’m currently in the process of reviewing 80 of the best, worst,  most memorable, and most forgettable high school films of all time, I decided that I might as well watch the whole thing.

Don’t get me wrong. I had seen bits and pieces of it…

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Back to School #54: Rushmore (dir by Wes Anderson)

Back to School #54: Rushmore (dir by Wes Anderson)

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It’s an understatement to say that Wes Anderson’s films tend to divide viewers.  It seems like critics either love his excessively stylized and quirky vision or else they dismiss him as being a pretentious, overrated, and overly concerned with the problems of the rich and the suburban.  Even among the writers here at the Shattered Lens, there are conflicting opinions.  Leon the Duke gave Moonris…

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