The Super Bowl is a time when fans of all teams can get together, cook up some food, and watch two teams beat the crap out of each other. And in between, we all watch and see how the million dollar commercials came out. And 2013’s commercials were all over the place, so Alan and Lauren have decided to pick their favorites (and not so favorites) out of this year’s batch. [Read more...]
Day three of the Best Of lists is upon us, bringing about our thoughts on the best and worst of what TV brought us this past year. Some shows returned stronger than ever, others stumbled slightly, all the while new shows fought the ratings to deserve respectable seasons. Through it all, the one thing that remained clear was that sitting in front of your TV screen was an acceptable excuse for spending a night in. [Read more...]
David Wain’s – Wet Hot American Summer (2001)
Released under the radar and still no more than a cult following today, David Wain’s feature debut is a silly, absurd, insane, and bizarre film that pokes fun at cliché through the world of a Jewish summer camp that is about to end it’s summer run and the results are hilarious.
It is the last day of camp at Camp Firewood and when the longest conversation ever between our hero, Cooper, and camp counselor hottie Katie sparks a desire inside our hero the quest for love begins. Now, I know that sounds corny and all but that is the simplest and most understandable plot description of the film. This is the most consistent theme that pops up throughout the film, but once the first few minutes of the film passes by you are about to enter a random world of silliness that you won’t soon forget. A sexually repressed Vietnam vet cook, gay marriage, capture the flag, astrophysics, robbing an old lady, dying children, a van crash, drug binges, a talent show, countless make out sessions, and a trip into town if only for an hour are only the tip of the iceberg of the events that unfold over the single day the film takes place over. [Read more...]
Tina Fey’s second effort at writing for the big screen is a fairly successful comedy, that doesn’t live up to her comedy chops on 30 Rock. Directed by Michael McCullers, Baby Mama follows the story of Kate Holbrook (Fey), a hard working 30 something that has never had time for a child or family as she worked up the corporate ladder of her whole foods company. After trying the artificial insemination route, Kate, finds out that her Uterus is just not up to snub so she decides to endeavor in the surrogate route. [Read more...]