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CHICK FLICKS II

Updated: Dec 6, 2021


Chick Flicks With Billy Disaster #1 Last nights movie was Easy A starring Emma Stone and Stanley Tucci.

The fact that this was one was set in Ojai California was awesome for me as I spent much of last year in Ojai with Katy doing our 80s flicks series. (80s with Katy. Check it out on the website)

So, this one had me LOLing many times. It was a cool and unique “life lesson” story with gags to spare.

The premise is this…Emma Stone plays a high school girl named Olive who is finding her way through the social minefield that is high school. In order to impress her social butterfly friend (Aly Michalka) she lies about losing her virginity to a community college guy. Her story is overheard by a high school version of Tammy Faye (Amanda Bynes) who quickly spreads the false rumor. Now being labeled as a girl who puts out, she puts the rumor to good use by selling more fake hook up stories for unpopular guys to tell in order to impress their peers. And that sets up some pretty funny scenarios and complications.

One highlight of this flick is Olive’s step dad character played by Stanley Tucci. He is so naturally funny and he plays his character effortlessly. I’ve always loved him.

Emma Stone is also fantastic (if not forced at times). The script is 90% excellent and she delivers her comedic lines very naturally. In fact, almost everyone is really good in their timing of their comedic roles. I assume it’s the result of some great direction by Will Gluck.

I’m dying to give away some of the super funny scenes, But I’ll resist the temptation. There are some killer ones.

I grade all of my Chick Flicks on a scale with the highest standard being Bridesmaids, and so 3 Roses for Easy A 🌹🌹🌹. Tonight’s movie will be Miss Congeniality. ♥️You Billydisaster.com #moviereview #moviereviews #chickflicks #romcoms #easya #stanleytucci



Chick Flicks With Billy Disaster #2 Last nights movie was Miss Congeniality starring Sandra Bullock and one of those dudes from Law&Order.

If this isn’t the worst movie I’ve ever seen, it’s definitely in the top 2. This flick sucked so much that I that I think I have a hickey on my TV. Honestly! If you loved this flick, you need to kick yourself in the head.

I think I now hate Sandra Bullock. I’ve only seen a couple of her films (The Proposal🤮, and Gravity, which was awesome, but not because of her). The fact that she agreed to star in this flick makes me question her integrity as an artist.

It’s basically a buddy cop story where Bullock and Law&Order guy are FBI agents trying to solve a bombing at a Miss USA beauty pageant and blah blah fuckity blah.

The people involved in this flick actually got paid? It actually made over $200,000,000? They actually made a sequel?? Jesus Christ! It’s entirely possible that the sequel could be better than the original. But I’ll never find out.

The fact that I had to rent this made me even more upset. I think the director Donald Petrie owes me $3.99. 1 Rose for miss Congeniality 🌹. Tonight’s movie will be Blast from the Past. ♥️You (except you Miss Congeniality) Billydisaster.com #moviereview #moviereviews #chickflicks #misscongeniality


Chick Flicks With Billy Disaster #3 Last nights movie was Blast from the Past starring Brendon Fraser, Alicia Silverstone, Christopher Walken and Sissy Spacek.

So we’re back on track for the Chick Flick series. This movie kicked the living shit out of Miss Congeniality (CFWBD#2).

It’s a clever story where Walken plays a super smart and resourceful scientist in 1962. He freaks out thinking that the commies are about to drop a nuke so he and his wife (Spacek) retreat to a killer fallout shelter that he prepared to last 35 years. Mistakingly thinking that the bomb did in fact drop, they stay down in the shelter for the entire 35 years. In the 1st year, they have a son named Adam (Fraser) that they raise, homeschooling him and getting him ready for the world when they re-enter.

Now it’s 1995 and time to join the real world again and as you can imagine, everything has totally changed. Adam is schooled well and well mannered, but he’s naive as fuck by 1995 standards. That’s all the plot I’m giving. You have to watch it.

I will say that this flick is perfectly cast. It might be my favorite role of Walken’s I’ve ever seen. And Fraser totally nails his loveable but dopey character. There are a million LOL scenes and I kind of had a perma-grin throughout the whole thing. There are a couple of things that didn’t work and seemed out of place, but they didn’t ruin this flick.

I highly recommend this one. 4 Roses for Blast from the Past 🌹🌹🌹🌹. Tonight’s movie will be 10 Things I Hate About You. ♥️You Billydisaster.com #moviereview #moviereviews #blastfromthepast #chickflicks


Chick Flicks With Billy Disaster #4 Last nights movie was 10 Things I Hate About You starring Julia Stiles and Heath Ledger.

So the coolest thing about this flick for me is the fact that it’s set in Seattle during the 90’s where I lived and still do. It was really fun to see some locations like The Paramount Theatre and the and the old Buckaroo Tavern along with many others.

Another cool thing is I really dig high school movies. They almost always have a good soundtrack and the carefree nature of the teenage years is such a wonderful yet complex era of life.

I wont go so far to say that this is in the top tier of high school flicks with Fast Times or Dazed and Confused, but it’s not too far behind.

A quick summery…The story is based on The Taming of the Shrew (which I haven’t read, but it’s a main part in this). You’ve got a young Joseph Gordon-Levitt (back when he wasn’t the dickhead who made Don Juan. God I hated that movie.) who is a new student at high school. He developes a huge crush on Larisa Oleynik and wants to take her out. Problem is, her Dad won’t let her date anyone unless her sister (Stiles) dates someone. The other problem is, Stiles is a conceited bitch and getting her to date someone would take a miracle.

So now Gordon-Levitt gets wind of this and sets out to find a guy who would actually go out with Stiles. Enter Heath Ledger. Ledger is a bad boy who fits the bill and…well…sparks don’t fly, and then they do, but then shit gets complex and yada yada yada.

There is a long list of highlights in this flick…The performances of these young actors, Ms. Perky (Allison Janney) as the school counselor , and the overall romance (which made me cry like a teenage girl)..and the list goes on.

But Ledger is the star in this. He lights up the screen and even though he has a cringy line or two, he spins through them effortlessly. You can see that he would be a super star one day.

This flick was good enough that maybe I’ll actually read The Taming of the Shrew. 3 Roses for 10 Things I Hate About You 🌹🌹🌹. Tonight’s movie will be While You Were Sleeping (Sandra Bullock). ♥️You Billydisaster.com #10thingsihateaboutyou


Chick Flicks With Billy Disaster #5 Last nights movie was While You Were Sleeping starring Sandra Bullshit (damn autocorrect) and Bill Pullman.

When I reviewed Miss Congeniality the other night and shat on Sandra Bullock’s performance, I got my ASS handed to me! It’s like the whole world loves that flick and Sandy B except me. I stand by my position about Miss Congeniality , but I’ll lighten up on Bullock.

In this movie, Bullock is a thousand times better as a train booth worker in Chicago who has a major crush on a handsome commuter who she sees nearly every day (Peter Gallagher). She doesn’t know him but she dreams of what her life would be like as his main squeeze.

When she has to work on Christmas Day, she sees him getting mugged and pushed onto the train tracks and passes out. She rescues him and goes to the hospital where she’s mistakingly identified as his fiancee while hes in a coma.

While she’s there, Peter’s awesomely hilarious family shows up and is surprised to learn that he’s engaged to this strange but lovely chick. She wants to tell them the actual truth but keeps getting interupted. So she rides the lie for maybe a month or so (?).

She ends up being accepted in the family and is feeling the love when Peter’s brother (Bill Pullman) shows up. He’s suspicious of her and is determined to find out what’s really going on. But he falls in love with her, and she falls in love with him and a bunch of mildly funny chick flick shit happens.

The highlight of this movie is the comedy of Peter and his family. They are all classically funny. Especially Peter and his massive eyebrows. Michael Rispoli is also an ammusing side character as the douchy but loveable neighbor.

Im sorry to say, however, that Bullock would be the weakest link here if it weren’t for Bill Pullman. To me, he’s a weird choice for a love interest role. I just don’t find him attractive or appealing in any way. He kind of creeps me out.

That being said, this flick was solidly comforting pretty damn ok. 3 Roses for While You Were Sleeping 🌹🌹🌹. Tonight’s movie will be He’s Just Not That Into You. ♥️You


Chick Flicks With Billy Disaster #6 Last nights movie was He’s Just Not That Into You starring a huge cast of A listers.

You guys, this was the chickest flick I’ve ever seen by a million. It’s a miracle that I made it through the whole thing without puking 10 times and falling asleep.

You’ve got Ginnifer Goodwin who can’t figure out why one guy after another are just not that into her. Then you’ve got Ben Affleck who’s committed to Jennifer Aniston but won’t marry her. Then you got Scarlett Johansson who’s dead set on getting Bradley Cooper to cheat on his bitchy ass wife Jennifer Connelly and blah blah puke yawn 🙄🙄🤮🥱.

This was also almost as white as Friends with Kids. This flick was so white it listens to Kenny G. This flick was so white it drinks Pinot Grigio with Brie. This flick was so white it does Pilates. This flick was so white it drives a Volvo.

Anyway. I watched this movie so you didn’t have to. You’re welcome. 1 Rose for He’s Just Not That Into You 🌹. Tonight’s movie will be Enchanted April. ♥️You Billydisaster.com #moviereview #moviereviews


Chick Flicks With Billy Disaster #7

Last nights movie was Enchanted April starring Polly Walker and Joan Plowright.

I have a bit of a problem. I feel like if I said I was bored to death by this flick that I’d be considered an unsophisticated loser with no emotions. And if I said I loved this flick that I’d be a pretentious snob. I think I’m gonna go with unsophisticated loser.

The fact is, I didn’t hate this movie. It’s organic, beautiful and mildly engaging. It’s also very feminine...not a bad thing...but I’m 100% boy and this wasn’t intended for me.

This is a very BBC period piece chick flick set in post WWI. Rose (Miranda Richardson) and her new friend, Lottie (Josie Lawrence) decide to take a vacation away from dreary London and their asshole husbands. They book a fully staffed Mediterranean castle airbnb for a month. In order to absorb the cost, they invite 2 other women who could also use a holiday for their own reasons. One being the SMOKING HOT Lady Caroline (Walker) (who looks just like Catherine Zeta-Jones) and the bitchy and snobby old bag, Mrs. Fisher (Plowright).

The thing is, these ladies don’t last a week without the men they were trying to take a break from. Rose sends an invitation to her dickhead husband to come join them. And then Lotties’s douchy husband shows up (by the way, both of these guys would sleep with Lady Caroline in a

heartbeat. I think Lottie’s husband actually did at one point). And then the movie ends. Were there some good performances in this film? Yes very much so. Was there some good

dialogue in the script? No, not really. Did I fall asleep? Yes. Twice. 2 Roses for Enchanted

April 🌹🌹 . Tonight’s movie will be The Big Sick. ♥️You. billydisaster.com


Chick Flicks With Billy Disaster #8

Last night’s movie was The Big Sick starring Kumail Nanjiani and Zoe Kazan.

I think I need to learn more about Middle Eastern comedy. It seems that every time I get to see some, it comes across as its own style and is very funny. Its focus is on the misconceptions and racism that they deal with in the US, as well as their humility in their grasp of a modern world in the west versus their ancient traditions.

This flick is a semi-autobiographical story of the romance of Nanjiani (silicon Valley) and his wife Emily Gordon. They wrote this screenplay because their courtship was so complicated and sometimes ridiculous that it had to be shared. And it’s awesome how they could find the humor in this difficult and almost tragic relationship.

Kumail is a Chicago based aspiring stand-up comic who ends up in an agreed upon one night stand with Emily after she heckles him at a gig. It ends up not being much of a one night stand as they fall in love and end up boyfriend/girlfriend.

But shit gets problematic when Emily finds out that Kumail’s parents insist on an arranged marriage as per their Islamic tradition and she bails out and breaks Kumail’s heart.

Soon after, Emily develops a lung infection and is placed in an induced coma. Even though they are broken up, Kumail worriedly spends a lot of time at the hospital where he befriends Emily’s parents and in the end (not really a spoiler since it’s based on their true story) Everything works out for Kumail and Emily.

The charm and humor in this flick is military grade. The Middle Eastern humor is worth the price of admission with some killer wit and timing and even though the story is predictable, it’s still told well and the writing must have been fun for the couple.

This flick was a refreshing and modern take on rom-coms and is a damn good addition to the chick flick genre. 4 Roses for The Big Sick 🌹🌹🌹🌹. Tonight’s movie will be Eternal

Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. ♥️You BillyDisaster.com


Chick Flicks With Billy Disaster #9

Last night’s movie was Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind starring Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet.

Congratulations to Kate Winslet♥️ and Kirsten Dunst♥️ on becoming my new Celebrity Girlfriends! I can’t actually remember who my last Celebrity Girlfriend was which is weird because that is the point of this flick.

Carrey plays a guy named Joel who is shy and seemingly depressed. He luckily stumbles

across a hot ass spirited girl named Clementine (Winslet ). She gives him no choice but to pay attention to her and become lovers (which is also weird because that’s how I ended up

with Mrs. Disaster♥️ ).

But unlike my marriage to Mrs. Disaster, Joel and Clementine’s relationship falls into difficulties and Clementine leaves him and undergoes a medical procedure to erase him from her memory. Upon discovering this, Joel decides to do the same thing and a bunch of sci-fi flashback kind of shit happens. It’s very well executed, beautiful and strangely romantic.

Along with a few other twists and turns, as well as some awesome side characters (Tom Wilkinson, Mark Ruffalo, and Dunst ), this flick was unique and seriously engaging.

It’s difficult to actually consider this a Chick Flick but it was still very cool. 4 Roses for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 🌹🌹🌹🌹. Tonight’s movie will be Punch Drunk Love. ♥️You


Chick Flicks With Billy Disaster #10

Last night’s movie was Punch Drunk Love starring Adam Sandler and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

For the 2nd review in a row, I can’t really describe this as a Chick Flick. What it is is a super tense, bizarre and suspenseful Paul Thomas Anderson dramedy with a tinge of Chick Flick romance.

*** light spoilers***

Adam Sandler plays a fragile and shy bachelor with some serious anger issues. He’s trying to get through life the best he can while dealing with 7 asshole sisters who are constantly on his ass about something. He also works as a toilet plunger salesman in a chaotic warehouse environment. This whole character set up was so aggravating that I almost turned it off. But I’m glad I didn’t.

One night, Sandler is feeling lonely and calls a phone sex hotline operated by Hoffman that talks him out of his credit card and Social Security numbers. Now having his info (Including his home and work addresses), The phone sex company aggressively harasses and tries to extort money from him and shit goes DOWN!

Along the way he falls in love with a girl (Emily Watson) who treats him with patience and care which gives him purpose in life while he’s dealing with his Hoffman problem.

The result is a suspenseful and often comedic experience where you never know what’s gonna happen next. Sandler’s role is thankfully not like the dopey and annoying characters that he’s

known for. In fact, he’s as excellent in this as everyone else. 4 Roses for Punch Drunk Love 🌹🌹🌹🌹 . Tonight’s movie will be Girl’s Trip. ♥️You Billydisaster.com


Chick Flicks With Billy Disaster #11 starring guest reviewer Natalie Compagno♥️! Last nights movie was Girls Trip.

We laughed. We cried. But can we recommend the movie Girls Trip? Maybe not. Despite stand out performances by Tiffany Haddish and Queen Latifah, plus hilarious zingers like "I'm about to get White Girl Wasted", or check out the "Big E Small's on my chest", in general the movie felt contrived. The Flossy Posse, four besties from college, reunite at the Essence Festival in New Orleans after having been somewhat estranged. Instead of authentic relationships, the Flossy Posse seemed a bit glossy to us. The women were all going through transitions in their lives. One was broke, dealing with a failing gossip blog, another recently fired from her job. The matriarch of the group, played by Jada Pinkett, was a divorced uptight mom who needed to let her hair down and "get some", while the main character arch was a TV personality in a sham marriage that she felt forced to continue due to her valuable brand. Sadly, none of these emotional journeys felt real or well-executed. There were some true comedic moments and much of the girl's banter was possibly improved lending to funny, off the cuff quips. Our laugh-out-loud faves were Haddish's grapefruit demonstration (X rated for sure), the night club dance off with a rival girl group (which took a surprising, ass-kicking turn), and the cooking demo at the Essence Festival. New Orleans is also a main character in this film, and as always Nawlins delivers. Other big set pieces fell flat and were even too over the top, like the zipline pee disaster (HEY!! I THOUGHT THIS WAS FUNNY!! - Kelly) and the homeless man's penis attack. One thing we particularly loved about the film is its message. The Essence Festival is about celebrating black women and the overall theme of friendship, authenticity, and loyalty make great girlfriend bonding moments while watching and sipping champagne with your ladies. (One of us may or may not have also gotten pretty excited at the New Edition performance) At the end of Girls Trip, we cried real tears. Perhaps because we were moved by Regina Hall's speech, or perhaps it was because the over two hour film was finally over. 2 Roses for Girls Trip 🌹🌹. Tonight’s movie will be Just Friends. ♥️You Billydisaster.com


Chick Flicks With Billy Disaster #12

Last night’s movie was Just Friends starring Ryan Reynolds and Amy Smart

I have a new enemy. His name is Richard Propes. He’s a film critic from theindependentcritic.com. He doesn’t know that we’re enemies yet but I’m calling this loser out. He gave this pile of shit a positive review which can only be done by someone I will never like. Same goes for the screenplay writer, Adam Davis.

I hated this flick so much, I want to file a lawsuit.

If you’re gonna be offensive, you better be South Park funny. This tries but doesn’t even come close.

It’s about Ryan Reynolds who is an overweight nerd in high school and is BFFs with a cute chick (Smart) who has him in the “friend zone”. He’s obviously in love with her but it’s not mutual.

Cut to 10 years later. Reynolds has lost weight and becomes a big shot Hollywood music exec who is trying to sign an untalented but “media hot artist” (Anna Faris). Reynolds and Faris find themselves back in Reynolds‘ hometown in Jersey where he reconnects with his old high school homies, including Smart. The result is that we get to see what an asshole everyone has grown up to be.

There are attempts at comedy that punch themselves in the face. There are attempts at heartfelt moments that are so paint by numbers a preschool kid could have won a coloring contest with them.

Do not watch this flick! 1 Rose for Just Friends ❤️ . That’s it for the Chick Flicks II series. I hope you’ll join me for the next series, Dark Comedies With Billy Disaster! Any suggestions?

❤️You (except you Richard Propes and Adam Davis ). Billydisaster.com

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