With our feet firmly planted in 2013, it is time for the writers here at HST to look back on the past year and reminisce about the good, the meh, and the just plain ugly of the entertainment world, starting right her with film. [Read more...]
Kevin Smith’s latest is his weakest, this is coming from a fan of his, and while it has some solid laughs and moments through out, the filmmaking is sloppy and uneven while the acting seems to through the motions at times.
The film follows a pair of detectives, Jimmy and Paul, who have been together for years now and seem to not quite carry the respect they should at this stage of their careers. After bringing in a small time drug dealer they get word of an upcoming deal involving a big time dealer, Poh Boy, they try and spring a sting on him in hopes of getting someone to rat him out. After things go bad, the two end up suspended for 30 Days, leaving Jimmy short on funds for his daughter’s wedding and Paul more insecure about his life in which he thinks his wife is cheating on him. The two then get involved in a mystery/plot that keeps them active on the streets and wrapped up in Poh Boy’s game. [Read more...]
David Wain’s latest is a vast improvement from the hit or miss The Ten, but also doesn’t come close to the awesome amazingness of Wet Hot American Summer; though remains a solid comedy entry in its own right.
Danny (Paul Rudd) and Wheeler (Seann William Scott) are co-workers who go around everyday giving presentations to students about staying off drugs, and to drink their Minotaur energy drink instead. Danny is down and out in his life, becoming a miserable dick to the world around him, while Wheeler spends his time chasing tale and enjoying every minute he works in the minotaur costume he dawns. Well one day Danny loses it as his life falls apart, and upon an impending towing of the Minotaur Mobile, his actions to halt it get himself and Wheeler a 150 hours of community service in 30 days [Read more...]
Richard Kelly’s long delayed and highly anticipated follow up to super cult hit Donnie Darko is an entertaining film that upon first viewing is a bit all over the place, but seems to most likely benefit from repeat viewings.
The film stars a trio of actors, Dwayne “don’t call me Rock” Johnson, Seann William Scott, and Sarah Michelle Gellar, and are supported by an endless supply of recognizable faces. The story picks up on Chapter IV of this story and is the continuation of a series of prequel graphic novels that tell the origins of the story the movie throws us right in the middle of. The first ten minutes or so of the movie catch us up on the first three chapters, but to fully enjoy and better understand what is going on in this film I highly suggest picking up the prequel saga. [Read more...]