Tag Archives: Ashley Judd

Tooth Fairy short changes the kids

23 Apr

tooth-fairy-movie

WWE superstar, The Rock aka Dwayne Johnson is used to putting on a pair tights and jumping around, but in the Tooth Fairy his purple outfit includes a pair of wings and a magic wand. This children’s film is about a minor league hockey player known for knocking out opposing players teeth out with crushing cross checks. He is punished by the fairy world for being mean to a young fan. Derek (Johnson) is like a bull in a china shop as he realizes he is the worst fairy all time, but his competitive nature and his conscience will not allow him to fail. The moment the puck was dropped I wanted to bench him for poor play. He never finds his footing and falls flat on the ice with jokes and sight gags. Ashley Judd and Julie Andrews also collect a paycheck, but in the end, the Tooth Fairy short changes the kids.

WORD COUNT: 154

Chuck’s Grade: F

Adam’s Grade: N/A

Bug gets under your skin, but in a good way

8 Jan

Bug-movie

Director William Friedkin and writer Tracy Letts first collaboration together is a film called Bug. It may be one of the most insane films I have ever seen.

Agnes (Ashley Judd) is a waitress living in fear of her abusive ex-husband Jerry (Harry Connick Jr.). Her girlfriend introduces her to Peter (Michael Shannon), a strange drifter who provides her with the comfort she needs, but Peter has microscopic bugs living underneath his skin. It is even creepier than it sounds.

The majority of the film takes place in a hotel room, which contributes to the characters’ anxiety and heightens the sense of claustrophobia. Friedkin and Letts create an environment that no one can escape. The isolation created in the minds of the characters is apparent and the film’s unsettling climax will leave you itching your skin and running for the shower. Judd and Shannon are unbelievable together and their performance will get under your skin, but in a good way.

WORD COUNT: 159

Adam’s Grade: B

Chuck’s Grade: N/A