The Kissing Booth Review: Necessary Discomfort

joey king in the kissing booth

Tomatometer: 13% Audience Score: 68% IMDb: 6.3   Perfect Audience Teens and pre-teens Parents keen on going into cardiac arrest Perfect Occasion Netflix and don’t chill, because the movie will raise concerns about sexual interactions right after   I was thoroughly uncomfortable watching Netflix’s The Kissing Booth. I wasn’t the target demographic, and it can be […]

Madonna in Body of Evidence: Old-School Erotic Thriller

Madonna body of evidence

Tomatometer: 8% Audience Score: 22% IMDb: 4.4  There’s a point in Body of Evidence where Willem Dafoe’s lawyer, Frank Dulaney, is having dinner with his wife Sharon (Julianne Moore) and his son Michael. Sharon leaves, and Michael asks Frank a pointed question about his latest case. “Can you screw someone to death?” And that’s the […]

Cruel Intentions Review (1999) – Sleazy Romance

Cruel Intentions review with Ryan Phillippe and Sarah Michelle Gellar

Critics Score: 49% Audience Score: 81% IMDb: 6.1  With a serious divergence in the critics’ and audience scores, Cruel Intentions is one of those films that could be extremely good or bad depending on how you choose to watch it. Do you see it as an aspiring erotic thriller or a cheesy B-movie romance masquerading […]

Fifty Shades Darker Review – Stress-free Romance

Fifty Shades Darker review

Critics: 10% Audience: 48% IMDb: 4.6  Fifty Shades Darker picks up shortly after the events of Fifty Shades of Grey when Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) abruptly leaves Christian Grey’s (Jamie Dornan) “Intro to BDSM” class after realizing it’s all kinds of messed up. She finds work for a publishing company in Seattle being the assistant […]

Fifty Shades of Grey Review – Lessons in Suspense

Fifty Shades of Grey review with Jamie Dornan

Critics: 25% Audience: 41% IMDb: 4.1 Fifty Shades of Grey rolled in at the start of 2015, trying to herald a new brand of romance into theaters, one that involved a level of physical pain in addition to the expected emotional trauma of most romance movies. If you were hoping for something a bit more […]