Schindler’s List (1993): Thoughts from the Couch (Potato)

Right, so I have been wanting to watch this movie for literally years. I mean, I was thirteen when the movie first came out in theatres and all the grups were talking about this forever and EVER and there were even a couple of teens who even snuck into the film by putting on salaryman […]

Australia (2008): Thoughts from the Couch (Potato)

A British aristocrat, Lady Sarah, inherits a cattle ranch and unwillingly engages the help of an Australian cattle drover (cunningly named ‘Drover’) to protect her property. Usual love story ensues. This takes place around WW2 and is cleverly interwoven with the mystical story of Nullah, a half aboriginal boy who is trying with some success […]

Hairspray (2007): Thoughts from the Couch (Potato)

I must admit that I was very reluctant to watch this musical, simply because the title sounds vapid (Hairspray? Really?) and because I am utterly resistant to the charms of Zac Efron.[1] However, John Travolta, James Marsden AND Christopher Walken in a musical together? DANCING? THIS IS MOVIE GOLD! And yes, Movie Gold it is […]

Joseph: King of Dreams (2000): Thoughts from the Couch (Potato)

Joseph: King of Dreams certainly is a movie.  It sure is animated.  I could definitely see all the drawings and hear all the voice acting.  Also, it had music and songs in it. I am writing this review to remind myself that I have watched this movie, because it was so unremarkable that I’d actually forgotten […]

Hanna (2011): Thoughts from the Couch (Potato)

In one corner we have, Hanna, a 16 year old assassin, hidden away and trained by The Incredible Hulk in the frozen Finnish wilderness! She is erudite! She is dangerous! She is blonde and her eyes are very blue! She fits into very small spaces! AAAAAAAAnd…in the other corner we have, ruthless CIA operative Marissa […]

Chronicle (2012): Thoughts from the Couch (Potato)

This is a found footage superhero film so of course EVERYTHING IN IT MUST TRUE, RIGHT? A trio high school boys (one of whom has an obsession with videorecording everything he does, hence, the movie title Chronicle) find a weird glowing thing in the ground, and BAM! They get awesome telekinetic powers! And what do […]

Real Steel (2011): Thoughts from the Couch (Potato)

Did anybody see the trailer for this movie? Because if you did, and you thought that it looked like a LAME ASS TRANSFORMERS RIPOFF, then you should TOTALLY SEE THIS FILM because the trailer SUCKS but the movie is TOTALLY AWESOME! Whoever made the trailer should be drawn and quartered because the trailer does nothing […]

Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011): Thoughts from the Couch (Potato)

Well, this movie is good for only one thing: ROBOTS!   Why? Do you ask? Well, because…   ROBOTS ARE AWESOME!   If you want to see ROBOTS then definitely rent this film!   ROBOTS ARE AWESOME!   There’s some trifling love story and some blonde chick with long legs that provides some minimal eye […]

Super 8 (2011): Thoughts from the Couch (Potato)

This movie is a coming-of-age (think “The Goonies”) creature feature (think “ET” or “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”). With Steven Spielberg producing and JJ Abrams directing, IS IT POSSIBLE TO LOSE? No! THIS MOVIE IS MADE OF WIN! What really stands out in this film are the stellar performances by the pre-teen actors. They […]

Taken (2008): Thoughts from the Couch (Potato)

Luc Besson writes and directs this action-thriller which means that you are virtually guaranteed one TOTALLY AWESOME MOVIE. Basically, see, this girl goes to Paris and is kidnapped by a human-trafficking ring, and then LIAM NEESON comes to BRING THE PAIN! BOOYAH! The DVD also includes some great behind-the-scenes stuff which includes people running mannequins […]