I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can (1982): Jill Clayburgh plays a documentary filmmaker who is addicted to Valium. She decides she's going to quit taking drugs cold turkey and the results are, well, not good. Soon she's having weird convulsions on the beach and becomes obsessed with ghost triangles on her apartment wall. I kept waiting for her to belt out "I'm so excited...I'm so scared" to her alcoholic boyfriend, as he went on another rant about God knows what. The best part about this movie is a very young Joe Pesci who plays a mental patient who wants to take Jill's character to Uranus. 2 Stars.
The Kids are Alright (2010): I really liked this film until the ending, which I HATED!!! It felt so phony and rushed. I also didn't think it was fair to Paul. Also, who names their kid Laser? You know the parents probably have serious issues if they give their kids over the top names like Laser. It also bugged me how Nic's alcoholism was kind of just swept under the rug. Nothing was resolved in this film. It had good music though. 2 and 1/2 Stars. Would have gotten 3, if it weren't for the ending.
Daybreakers (2009): Zzzzzz....Zzzzzzzz. 1 Star. Willem Dafoe needed to be in the movie more.
Days of Wine and Roses (1962): I really liked this movie. It's one of Blake Edwards serious films focusing on an alcoholic couple (Jack Lemmon & Lee Remick) trying unsuccessfully to get sober together. A lot of the scenes were heartbreaking to watch (especially the greenhouse scene). 4 Stars.
Sugar Hill (1974): It's a seventies blaxploitation zombie movie!!! Hell yeah! Sugar raises a zombie army (with the help of Mama Jefferson and Don Pedro Colley) to help her kill the bastards who killed her man. This movie is so much fun if you don't take it seriously. I loved the look of the zombies, too, with their cobwebs and metallic ping pong eyes. I nearly died laughing at the men in loud, glittery leisure suits who felt the need to disguise themselves by pantyhose as they went back to kill Sugar's boyfriend (as if no one would remember those hideous suits). Definitely worth checking out. 3 Stars.