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Smart People, American Mall, Ninja Cheerleaders

Posted Tuesday, August 12, 2008, at 9:59 AM

Admit it, you clicked on this blog post because of the Ninja Cheerleaders....okay, maybe you didn't....but if you did, the review is last.

Smart People

This is a movie about a family that is trying to live together as well as continue to move on after the death of the Mom. Father is a professor at a College who tends to hate his students, while brother is attending college himself while also making his own accomplishments. Sister is graduating High School and is completely absorbed in taking her SAT's. The family is getting along when Father has an issue where he can't drive and his adopted brother comes by to live with them and be his driver. The adopted brother stirs things up and more dry humor ensues. This is an interesting flick with lots of dry humor. Most scenes aren't drop dead funny, but a lot will put a smile on your face. I enjoyed the movie but doubt I will watch it again, as it doesn't have a lot of replay value. If you like some dry humor and are in the mood for a 'smart' movie, this will be a good pick.

American Mall

Riding on the coattails of High School Musical, MTV Networks grabs a couple of the producers of HSM and have them create another musical but this time, set it in the mall and try to appeal to an older crowd. It didn't really work. The singing and acting are what really brings this flick down and thats what should bring it up. The voices aren't bad, it's the content of the songs. They aren't even fun, they are just bland. The actors/actresses must have been picked out of a catalog as they are all really pretty to look at, just not too talented in the dancing/singing/emotions thing. Overall, this flick's plot doesn't matter, but it is decent enough for a laugh and a few of the songs are so bad, you just want to listen to them again. Well worth a watch and a quick view of the special features for the many music videos.

Ninja Cheerleaders

So, I took a chance hoping to find a cult classic flick, but was left extremely disappointed. Ninja Cheerleaders is about three girls who are cheerleaders in High School going to karate class and then stripping at a local bar to save cash for college AND to top it off, they are all smart and getting into great colleges. The movie just sounds like a train wreck and I was hoping to experience a movie so bad, it was necessary viewing. Unfortunately, the movie is very bad but not necessary viewing. I became quite bored throughout the flick as there really isn't much to keep you entertained, as the girls talk through most problems, but they tend to skip the action part. This is probably due to budget restrictions and trying to keep the movie cost less to make. You can tell! This flick has some truly hilarious moments even though they are meant to be somewhat serious. I can't really recommend renting this flick, but then again, my curiosity won me over and I'm glad I watched it, so if you feel like watching a terrible B movie that makes no sense, Ninja Cheerleaders is your pick of the week!

Movie Gallery in McCook has all of these flicks and more. Don't forget to go rent a family or kids flick and get a promotional book full of Back to School Coupons that will save you up to $100. Just tell them Cody sent you.

That's it for this week. Coming up, we've got the Hanna Montana flick and Miss Pettigrew. I'm placing my money on Miss Pettigrew. What about you?

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Cody Dame is the CEO and owner of three local McCook Businesses, Game On, Spotlight Studios and Divine Productions. He also manages to work for the McCook Daily Gazette.