Tuesday, March 30, 2010


Yeah you heard it right – but it’s not what you’re thinking – pervs ;). This past Sunday I went to see ‘The Runaways’ for my b-day w/my parents and boyfriend. 

Let me start by saying – not the movie to see with your parent’s lol. *SPOILER ALERT* In the very first scene we see a girl with period blood
running down her leg, and later you see a girl masturbating in the shower with the shower head massager while another girl talks her through it….. so yeah… *END OF SPOILER*

Check out the trailer....

MOVING ON – besides the fact that it was uncomfortable to watch these scenes sitting right next to my Mom – I’ve got to give the movie props.

But what about the cast?

I’ll be honest – I’ve wanted to see this movie since I first heard about it, and had my hopes really high for it to be great – but when I heard Dakota Fanning was playing Cherie Curie, I was skeptical. I thought 2 things…

1.I’m not sure that I’m ready to see her playing a sexy, drug using, lingerie wearing rock star.
2. Can she actually pull this off – and be believable?

Well I’m here to tell you – Dakota KILLS it. I couldn’t take my eyes off of her the whole time. She lit up that screen and as her character says “grabs you until you’re sore.” I completely believed every second of her performance, and I’m excited to start seeing her in more adult roles.

What about Kristen Stewart?…. You should know first that I’m a fan – HOWEVER – I do recognize her flaws as an actress. The hospital scene from Twilight was some of the most horrific acting I’ve seen in a while. That being said – I was very excited to see this film, and see her range as an actress. I thought she pulled it off. She wasn’t spectacular – she didn’t by any means steal the film, but I thought she did a good job. I believed it, and boy did she have that Joan Jett “look” down pat.

Overall – I would give this film 7 out of 10. It’s fun, it’s loud, and it rocks…hard – but should you blow the $8-10 bucks for the theater? Probably not – just wait, and rent it.

What I will recommend is the Soundtrack! I’m officially going to be playing Joan Jett on my speakers for weeks! And Loud!

Click here to buy it....

Have you seen this yet? What are your thoughts? Would you recommend it?


  1. Lolololol - nothing like watching a movie with mature material - with ones parents inches away. Reminds me of a time I prodded my parents into watching Six Feet Under when I was home on a holiday vacation - of course it was an episode that the most graphic mature scenes that I ever witnessed on the series - after the show - crickets could be heard. My dad stood up and went - hmmmm interesting. then went a got a Pepsi lolol I was like - DOH!

    Thursday, March 25, 2010 - 08:46 AM

  2. LOL yeah - I think from now on I'll stick to Disney films or anything rated PG to go see w/my parents... that's my new rule of thumb.

    Thursday, March 25, 2010 - 08:52 AM

  3. WRITTEN BY: Anonymous

    Hey Nikki the previous comment was made by me Kathy S. don't know why my email name didn't come up.

    Thursday, March 25, 2010 - 01:03 PM

  4. WRITTEN BY: Anonymous

    Yes, Nikki I still remember when we all went to see Pocahantas. Now that's a safe movie to see with your parents...but don't wear braids LOL!! Your mom saw stars(literally stars and little birds chirpping) before that movie when Mike or Jared closed the back of the Jeep on her lil head. Ahh poor Mom. Good Luck with your new website. I'll be checkin in on it!

    Thursday, March 25, 2010 - 01:00 PM

  5. Hello Kathy S -when you got to comment - and the white comment box pops up - underneath where you type to comment is another white box that says - comment as - in that white box fill out your name - and from then on - anytime you comment - whatever name you fill out will be there - but until you physically put a name in it - the box will be blank and your name will not appear ;-)

    Thursday, March 25, 2010 - 03:03 PM

  6. Oh man Kathy - I forgot about that! I remember her almost getting knocked out lol. Thanks for coming over to check out the site btw!! :) Love ya!

    Thursday, March 25, 2010 - 04:24 PM

  7. WRITTEN BY: Shirl

    Well, I realize its hard to see certain scenes with mom and dad BUT its not like they haven't been around....its just that parent-child thing. And with tv which is in every home showing more on the screen than ever before, you may not be so embarassed with mom and dad. I can remember when it was shocking to see bra commercials on tv (when they first appeared) and now we see full frontal nudity, both male and female, on the home tv, and I'm not talking rental of porno cds either. So as time marches on, we will probably not know what "being embarassed means".

    Friday, March 26, 2010 - 05:31 PM

  8. WRITTEN BY: 1001Hobbies

    Ok, I wasn't actually ON the set, I was in the crowd behind the barricades outside of the area where the actor's trailers were. I got footage of them walking back and forth from trailers to the factory, waving to the crowd, and one teenage girl got to go meet Fox and give him her sign she made, or flowers, or both, I don't remember now. She almost fainted. So did my wife. The factory made stamped steel TV trays and was located right next to the machining company that my wife's Uncle worked for.

    Almost forgot, I also jammed to "Do Ya Wanna Touch", Oh my god! The video on MTV, like you said, when they played videos, she flung open a trench coat and revealed a six-pack! That's another jamming tune with a seriously mean, hard hitting, in your face, no holds barred driving feel. I love it.

    Saturday, March 27, 2010 - 07:12 AM

  9. LOL - me too Steve - I rocked J.Jett loud - I love rock and roll and crimson and clover and hate myself for lovin you - back in the day when MTV was just playing - well - actually videos of music lol - I remember LIght of Day - saw it in the theater because of Joan Jett - what were you doing on set???? It's funny how when you meet people the lives they have had that you never knew of - they shot Rumble Fish a block from my house and watching Matt Dillon and the whole cast of that movie hooked me into movies - but it took me years to get the guts up to go after it - being from the midwest - one doesn't feel like they can attack Hollywood without knowing someone ya know - that's when I looked back at my fathers life and my mothers - and realized - they both just always went for it - and so - here I am lol. The movie wasn't half bad - had some great moments and some so-so moments - overall wasn't upset at all with spending the money - and with the cost of theaters anymore - that's saying a lot I think ;-)

    Saturday, March 27, 2010 - 04:13 AM

  10. WRITTEN BY: 1001Hobbies

    Kristen Stewart really looks the part! I've been planning to see this movie for a few reasons.

    I remember blasting "I Love Rock and Roll" back in the day. I still do from time to time. What an anthem!

    Would you believe I have 8mm silent movie film footage that I shot of Michael J. Fox and Michael McKean on scene of a factory in Cleveland while shooting "Light of Day?" (1987) Joan Jett also starred in the movie but she was not at this set. I wanted to see Hollywood as it worked in my corner of the country and my wife was hoping to meet Michael J. Fox.

    Friday, March 26, 2010 - 11:24 PM

  11. WRITTEN BY: 1001Hobbies

    Nikki, I am definitely going to catch it if at all possible.

    You missed out on when MTV was ONLY music videos. I suspect you are young enough to have also missed out on when cable television channels had NO commercials at all, because you were paying for the service, so no commercials were needed, until they got real greedy. No commercials was a big selling point of cable.

    Yeah, Joan had a great voice that brought something new to listen to. Her kickass tunes were always something you cranked up. Do you know Crimson and Clover is a remake from the original that was recorded before my time? (Geessh)

    "Just Around the Corner to the Light of Day" was the title song in that movie that Joan sung. It got some air time on the radio but never became a real big hit. In the movie, the "Euclid Tavern" was a real place in Cleveland, known for it's live bands and use as a launch pad to get a following, back when bands made themselves instead of big time Managers and record companies making a commercial band.

    Saturday, March 27, 2010 - 04:58 PM

  12. Shirley - Yes - perhaps it's just a parent-child thing... and you're right - there are so many more "graphic" scenes on tv now a days - embarrassment may become a thing of the past. Then again - I don't know if kids will ever want to think about their parents in those situations - no matter how much of it they see on tv haha. *shiver* (But I think I could say the same for parents haha)

    Steve/Oak - you guys are gonna make me spend hours googling all these awesome videos/renting that movie now. I've been blasting her music for days - the 3 songs mentioned are my favorites (Crimson & Clover, Do You Wanna Touch & I love Rock & Roll - in that order)! She is so bad ass - I love the grit in her voice. It's funny - in this day and age - you can't just turn on MTV and catch the new hot music videos anymore - it's all these lame reality shows. I don't even bother... I'll still watch Vh1 from time to time - but I'm more of an old school music girl - a lot of this new stuff drives me nuts. lol

    Steve I definitely think you should see this film - Dakota's performance alone makes it worth it! When it comes out on DVD, I am considering buying it.

    Saturday, March 27, 2010 - 08:17 AM