The following are the all of the articles that have been tagged as and being related to Kirsten Dunst that can be found here at Musings From Us, for your enjoyment.
With all the pop culture focus on Stephanie Meyer’s vampires, it seems that Anne Rice’s far more scary, yet classy vamps have been forgotten, but maybe it is time to dig them back up, so to speak. In 1994, we were treated to a horror epic featuring the talents of Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Antonio Banderas, and a very young Kirsten Dunst. Interestingly, her performance as the perpetual child vampire, Claudia, was one of her best performances, but back to the story. Read more... (576 words, 185 images, estimated 2:18 mins reading time)
While not one of the best movies of the 2000’s, Bring It On is fresh and gives us a glimpse into a world many of us would not consider looking into. That of cheerleading. This story focuses on the cheer squad of Rancho Carne High School in San Diego. The El Toros have won the national cheerleading championships for five years straight. They are so good that no one ever comes to the games to see the teams they cheer for, just them. Even the the band perks up when they come on to the field. This year, the new captain is Torrence Shipman (Kirsten Dunst), and she is confident that she will not have any problems taking the team to their sixth victory, since she will be doing the routine that was created be the former captain, Big Red (Lindsay Sloane) had put together. Big Red had lead them to quite a few consecutive national championship wins, so it would be easy enough to take what was already set for the next win. Torrence is in for a very rude awakening when she loses one of her squad members, Kasey (Rini Bell) to a pyramid accident, and she needs to be replaced. After some very interesting tryouts, and some cheer snobbery by Courtney (Clare Kramer) and Whitney (Nicole Bilderback), who were both pushing to get Whitney’s slightly slutty little sister on the Toros squad, Torrence overrules everyone and chooses an accomplished gymnast with an attitude, Missy Pantone (Eliza Dushku), as the new member. Torrence has support on her decision from two of the male cheerleaders on the squad, Jan (Nathan West) and Les (Huntley Ritter), because they see Missy as a positive asset to the squad. Read more... (802 words, 69 images, estimated 3:12 mins reading time)
Family fun can’t get any more intense than this. Back in 1869, some boys are burying a chest, and it locked tight. This burden they are trying to get rid of seems to be cursed, and they hope no one ever finds it again. One hundred years later, in Brantford, New Hampshire, a boy of about 12-13 is being chased by some other boys. Alan Parrish (Adam Hann-Byrd) is the son of the town’s wealthiest family, and one very popular boy, Billy Jessup (Gary Joseph Thorup), does not like the fact that not only is Alan a Parrish, but that he thinks he can be friends with Sarah Whittle (Laura Bell Bundy), the cute blond girl at school that Billy has claimed to be his girlfriend. Alan escapes into the Parrish Shoe Works, and is chastised by his father, Sam Parrish (Jonathan Hyde) about Billy. What Sam does not know is that Billy has a gang of bullies outside waiting to beat up Alan. Sam declines Alan’s request for a ride home, and goes back outside. He gets roughed up by Billy and his gang. When the bullies leave, he hears a noise that sounds like jungle drums. He follows the drums and finds the source of the sound buried in the construction site where Parrish Shoes is having an annex built. In the chest, he finds a beautiful African-themed game board marked “Jumanji”. He takes the game home, and he still is at odds with his father, even though Sam apologises for not know that Billy had a gang set to beat Alan up. Alan’s parents go out for some kind of formal outing, and Alan decides that night that he is going to run away, because he is tired of being a Parrish, and living up to all the hype that comes with the name. As he is about to run out the door, Sarah comes over to return with Alan’s bicycle. She hears the Jumanji drums, and she and Alan start to play the game, but they did not read all the instructions. Some odd things start to happen. In one turn, Sarah unknowingly summons some bats. On Alan’s turn “In the jungle you must wait, until you roll a five or eight”, he gets sucked into the game board, and Sarah freaks out. The bats come out and attack her, and she runs out of the house screaming. Read more... (803 words, 59 images, estimated 3:13 mins reading time)