OK so I skipped last week, but I would have only had Bachelorette to include and not Stake Land as well, and that just wasn’t worth it. Blame TV and A Storm of Swords! [Read more...]
Can I just ask this question? Where the heck do these viewing audiences being spied on with night vision goggles in commercials come from? Either they are the jumpiest scaredy-cats on the planet or they are big fat liar faces! That’s right, viewing audiences! I will give you the eye covering, and even occasional muffled screams, for your Paranormal Activity theater experience, but really? You really gave voiceover man enough footage to deem Straw Dogs as the most frightening movie of the year? Really!? [Read more...]
This new version of Death at a Funeral changes little from its British forbearer while still delivering the big laughs and hitting all the big notes it just drags a bit at times and rarely finds a consistent stride.
The premise is simple, a family comes together for the main character’s father’s funeral and many a hijinks ensue. The less you know the funnier this film is so I won’t spoil any details as the film pretty much hits the ground running throwing us right into the midst of this day of mourning. One of the main brothers is looked upon as less then compared to his successful brother, a secretly engaged couple is nervous about breaking the news to the unapproving father of the bride, a crotchety old relative busting everyone’s chops, hallucinogenic drugs, deep hidden family secrets, and more. Now that’s it for story.
This new addition to the teen sex comedy genre packs a few pretty good laughs, but ultimately brings little or nothing new to the table.
Ian is kind of a dork, he has a couple close friends and a longing for a girls privates. He has an online chat partner where he is posing as a jock jackass with “Ms. Tasty” online, talking about random perverted things throughout the night. When not handing out Doughnut coupons in a Mexican ethnic Doughnut suits, Ian is hanging out with his two best friends, Felicia and Lance. Felicia is the cute friend that Ian probably wants to hook up with, but instead acts as the shoulder to cry on when she is not “twat blocking” him from hooking up with other girls. Lance is a suave, smooth talking, womanizer that is Ian’s motivator to get laid. They both act as the Devil (Lance) and Angel (Felicia) to his ears as they encourage how he should treat women along the course of the film. Either way, they all end up on a road trip to Knoxville to meet Ms. Tasty as she convinces Ian to come down there with a promise of going “all the way,” and as you would expect many hi jinks ensue, the first being stealing Ian’s brother Rex’s prized car, ‘The Judge’. [Read more...]
The first romantic comedy of the year sets the bar high for all the future films in the genre that follow this year.
Katherine Heigl tries to continue on the success of last summer’s Knocked Up with this better than average romcom. The story stays fairly traditional and predictable but it does everything very well and remains consistently funny through out. [Read more...]
First off, Amy Adams is magnificent, cute, brilliant, and adorable, any positive adjective for performing could be filled in here. She is just a sweet little Disney princess lost in the real world and plays it to perfection. She carries the comedy and makes the fantastical plot believable and all the more real. [Read more...]