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Hot Tub Time Machine

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Hot Tub Time Machine

Finally, the mainstream media is giving the ding the attention that it deserves. “What is this… some sort of… hot tub time machine?” I don’t understand why sexy Amy Burley from Tru Blood is kind of eh as the love interest April.

(image Daniel in the Hot Tub Time Machine originally uploaded by Gentleman of Sophistication and Refinement)

Rotten tomatoes rating: 63%

Hamlet 2

Comedy, Ding, Gritty Reality and Stuff, Inspirational Teachers 2 Comments »

Hamlet 2 is a pretty good stay home on a Friday night movie. The story of a hapless teacher who just wants to put on plays inspired by movies is pretty funny. But then following it up on Saturday with Half Nelson, the story of a hapless teacher that just wants to smoke crack undid some of the magic. It was a good movie, but long with a lot of crack smoking. I never though I would say this, but I would rather have a musical number of “Rock Me Sexy Jesus.” Critics do not agree.

(image hamlet 2 originally uploaded by brentopolis)

Hamlet 2 rotten tomatoes rating: 63%
Half Nelson rotten tomatoes rating: 91%

Trading Places

Comedy 1 Comment »

So, the other night I played one of my favorite movies, Trading Places, on demand.  I have never watched Trading Places other than when it is just playing on regular tv.  What I realized watching the movie on HBO is that, they f-ing curse a lot in that movie.  I never even realized because it is  always dubbed over with silly words.  Also, Jamie Lee Curtis gets naked in the real version.   She’s pretty amazingly hot.  I kind of wanted to rewind to see her again, but I thought that might be a little weird even though I was watching by myself.  So… put it on your lists, the unedited version of Trading Places.

(Image trading places originally uploaded by Simon Rigglesworth)

Rotten tomatoes rating: 92%

Choke

Comedy, Drama, Sundance 1 Comment »

Choke is a movie directed by Clark Gregg based on a novel by Chuck Palahniuk, author of Fight Club.  Choke is exactly like Fight Club except the main character works at a historical theme park instead of an office.  And rather than visit support groups for ailments he doesn’t have, the main character Victor attends sexual addiction meetings that he does need.  So imagine Fight Club with a sex addicted historical theme park worker with a best friend instead of a split personality.

The movie isn’t really as bad as that makes it sound.  And the main character isn’t mad at the world like Tyler Durden, he is just mad at his mother. I might not watch this movie a second time, but I also didn’t find Sam Rockwell annoying.  So it is win win.

(image Larry Bird Choking Julius Erving originally uploaded by The Smoking Section)

Rotten tomatoes rating: 83%

Pirates of the Carribean: At World’s End

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I stayed up late last night to watch Pirates of the Carribean: At World’s End. After hours of confusion, I turned it off, went to sleep and finished watching it today. Not only was the movie long, but there sure was a lot of it.

I am still confused about what happened. At any point, I wasn’t sure who hated who and who was doing the double crossing. Also, how come some dead people can be brought back from death (Captain Barbossa), some dead people aren’t dead (Captain Jack Sparrow) and other dead people just can’t be saved (Governor Swann)? Davy Jones can certainly fraternize with Elizabeth, but Will can’t? I can’t take much more of these trilogies.

Image Pirates of the Carribean Black Pearl Ghost Ship originally uploaded by davyjonesfx)

Rotten tomatoes rating: 45%

The Replacements

Comedy, Football, Sports No Comments »

Believe it or not, The Replacements is one of the best football movies of all time. This is not because The Replacements is not such a good movie, but really because football movies are generally so bad. Here are the reasons why The Replacements is better than normal football movies:

1. In The Replacements, both teams are shown having possession of the ball. Sometimes team A has the ball and sometimes team B has the ball. When possession changes, there is a turnover or a kickoff or some action to explain the change in possession.

2. Sometimes they have to kick a field goal. It’s not all TDs all the time people. Why do you think the all time leading scorers in the NFL are kickers? (i know, i know because of extra points)

Well, those are about the only reasons The Replacements is a good football movie, but it is a start. I would watch it any day of the week over Any Given Sunday. Seriously, Oliver Stone must hate football.

(image Keanu Reeves – The Replacements originally uploaded by pyrobunnyshoney)

Rotten tomatoes rating: 40%

There’s Something About Mary

Comedy 2 Comments »

When I first saw There’s Something About Mary, it wasn’t under the best circumstances and I was in Myrtle Beach, SC.  I remember really hating the movie because Ben Stiller’s character in high school looked just like my brother.  For some reason that upset me.  I watched the movie again the other night and it was better than I remember.  This time I was struck by how much Ben Stiller as the grown up character looks like my brother.  I’m not sure what that means.  Anyway, did you know that Ben Stiller’s mother is Anne Meara?  That Jerry Stiller has some really strong Jewish genes.

(there’s something about mary dog originally uploaded by pinkdrix)

Rotten tomatoes rating: 80% 

Brazil

Comedy, Drama, Fantasy 1 Comment »

With the boring holidays, I have been going through all the movies on demand. I was surprised to see Brazil on demand. I forgot, but Brazil is actually a Christmas movie. The whole thing takes place during Christmas. One thing I noticed this time around is that all the characters have different accents and it doesn’t matter. Sam Lowry has an english accent and his mother played by Katherine Helmond is 100% american. It is such a good movie it doesn’t even matter. From now on, I am watching Brazil every Christmas… tradition is important.

(Image Only in Brazil is this possible originally uploaded by joaobambu)

Rotten tomatoes rating: 97%

Galaxy Quest

Action, Comedy, Sci Fi 1 Comment »

Galaxy Quest is one of those movies that you have such low expectations for that you end up enjoying it… even after you have seen it a few hundred times it still works. I remember when I first saw it, I was at my parents’ house and my mom told me to watch it. I was young and innocent then. It was before I knew that Sam Rockwell is annoying or that Alan Rickman is dreamy. I wonder if this blog is making my taste in men seem pretty weird? Anyway, what’s not to like about this movie? It’s also got Tony Shalhoub (always a winner for me), Sigourney Weaver (super hot @ 50) and Tim Allen (can’t really say I feel one way or another about Tim). Perfect movie for after the perfect movie for after the Cockroach Invasion of 2007 (at least, I hope the invasion is over).


Image Galaxy Quest
originally uploaded by WezlArt

Rotten tomatoes rating: 90%

Everything is Illuminated

Comedy, Ding, Drama No Comments »

everythingillum.jpg Good movie, good book and good ding:

         Jonathan!

                 I have reflected many times upon our rigid search.

                 It has shown me...

                 ...that everything is illuminated in the light of the past.

                 It is always along the side of us...

                 ...on the inside, looking out.

                 Like you say, inside out.

                 Jonfen, in this way, I will always be along the side of your life.

                 And you will always be along the side of mine.

                 Our families will be with us, and our families' families.

                 Your grandfather.

                 And perhaps, in some way, my grandfather as well.

                 It is possible I will never know why Grandfather did this to himself.

                 Perhaps he wished to bury his life...

                 ...along the side of his past.

                 But I must tell you, Jonfen...

                 ...in this moment, he seemed, as if for the first time in his life...

                 ...contented to be where he was.

                 Jonfen, I am sending you this...

                 ...because we have shared something to exist for.

                 And, of course, in case anyone comes searching.

(Image from http://flickr.com/photos/popscratch/36100506/)

Rotten tomatoes rating: 66% (oy)