Looking forward to this one
since they started playing trailers a few months ago. Fat, corny Matt Damon seems like a good twist. It works for most of the movie but it is not helped by the storyline that never really takes off. For a long movie you expect some sort of "Ah-Ha!" at the end and you don't really get it. Damon does a fine job and is convincing as the dork that sets up his employer by exploiting them for their bad deeds but gets too caught up in his own scheme for personal gain and screws the whole thing up.
Sleeper flick directed by Bobcat Goldthwait starring Robin Williams. Williams is a poetry teacher and single dad. His douchebag son attends the same school where he teaches and causes problems. After tragedy strikes, Williams puts himself in a pickle by writing a note for his son. This is a very dark comedy with some great writing. Kick back and enjoy in a disturbing way.
Good stuff from Mike Judge (Office Space). Bateman is the stressed out owner of a nut extract mfg. plant and is getting totally shut out in his marriage. Spills his troubles to his single bartender friend (Affleck) who gives some funny terrible advice that Bateman falls for. Story follows the oddball characters in his factory and their workplace shananigans. Gene Simmons as the attorney hired to sue Bateman and a hilarious first time bong smoker scene bumped up the rating.
Skipped this at the theater but caught it in the plane and glad I did. This was a pretty funny movie. A little cheesy but some laugh out loud scenes. Rudd plays a dude with no dude friends. It becomes evident when he gets engaged and has no one to line up with the bridesmaids. He gets some help from his gay brother (Adam Sandberg) which sets up for some pretty funny stuff. Great rental.
Okay, I missed the 9:30 showing with some buddies so we went back to the truck and drank beer and whiskey until the 10:30 started. This does not work out well for a Tarantino movie filled with detailed conversation; especially when 75% is in subtitles.(maybe enough to qualify for a best Foreign Film Oscar) I'm sure it was great but pretty much passed out the last 45 minutes. To boil it down, its a WW2 kill Hitler revenge fantasy. Different chapters of the movie follow story lines that all blend together at the end. I really need to see this again.
Great flick capturing the day to day chaos that a US Military bomb squad unit in Iraq face. Follows Bravo company on the final month of their rotation. The movie really sucks you in to their lives and emotions as they deal with the uncertainty of life or death each time they are called on site. Its easy to watch these stories just blend into the nightly news but this film puts it all together and gives you a feeling of just how difficult a mission the military face in Iraq. Well done and a definite 'go see'.
Enough funny stuff to make this worth seeing. Ferrell and crew still think you can just have an old person say 'MF' and its funny. Piven is who you expect - fast and witty with great delivery. Andy from The Office is hilarious. Can't miss with this cast - but it could have been better. Some truly classic lines to remember "10% real fruit juice mother-fuckers!" and "James Vanderbeek my...!!" stand out above the rest. I'm actually convincing myself right now that the movie was better than I thought.
If you are easily offended, skip this for sure. If you can take it all in fun it’s great. Uncomfortable, over the top, crude, rude, insensitive, juvenile, in your face (literally) good time! Bruno is an unlikable Borat which I felt made for some high comedy, plus Arkansas is well represented at the end.
If you are going to see this movie, see it in the theater. If you watch this on your couch or recliner, you don’t stand a chance and will be out cold in 30 minutes. Maybe my expectations were not met because I was expecting the wrong type of movie. This is no Good Fellas, Untouchables, or Scarface, but I expect it was never intended to be. If you are prepared for a love story with an occasional bank robbery or shootout, you’re in luck.
Saddest movie ever in the history of the world. Makes “Beaches”, “Where the Red Fern Grows”, and “Old Yeller” look like a Three Stooges Trilogy. Think your life sucks? Wish you would win the lottery? If you are healthy and have healthy kids, you did win the lottery – just shut up and be happy! Check yourself – go see this movie.