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Movie Review: The Campaign

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , , , , on 08/10/2012 by McCutcheon

Stars: Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis, Jason Sudeikis, Dylan McDermott, John Lithgow, Dan Aykroyd

Rated R for crude sexual content, language, and brief nudity, Running time 85 minutes, Comedy

Compare to: Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006), Man of the Year (2006)

Anytime Will Ferrell comes out with a movie, I’m always on edge about it. Reasonably, of course, not ‘losing sleep over’ type edge. He seems to be hit or miss for the most part. You’ll have Anchorman and Step Brothers, which are hits filled with stupidity yet entertainment all the same. Yet there’s also your Talladega Nights and just about any time he decides he’s going to imitate George W. Bush for an over-extended amount of time. The Campaign falls somewhere in between those, while being closer to his Anchorman-level dedication and leaving the way-too long improv sessions on the back-burner. If punching babies and smear ads is your thing, you’ll laugh until you cry. Continue reading

This Movie Suuucks: Parody Movies of the Last Decade

Posted in This Movie SUUUCKS with tags , , , on 07/18/2012 by McCutcheon

I was going to mock Batman & Robin simply because Dark Knight Rises comes out in a couple days, but it’s just not worth it. We all know how terrible that movie is and there’s nothing I can say to elaborate or complete it’s panning.

I truly believe no more damage can be done to Batman & Robin. No more can be said about bat nipples, blinding neon lights, Chris O’ Donnell, and definitely not “the ice ayge!” We can repeat the lines and jokes and it can still be funny, but nothing new can emerge.

What we can talk about are the pieces of garbage parodies movies of the last decade…

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Movie Review: Ted

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , , , on 06/29/2012 by McCutcheon

 

Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, Seth Macfarlane, Giovanni Ribisi

Rated R for crude and sexual content, pervasive language, and some drug use ,106 Minutes, Comedy

Compare to: 40 Year Old Virgin (2005) I Love You, Man (2009)

It’s tough to watch and/or think about Ted and keep Family Guy out of it completely. If you didn’t know, Ted is written and directed by the creator (and it seems most of the voices) of Fox’s most successful cartoon other than The Simpsons. I don’t know if I would have been able to catch certain similarities had I not been privy to that information, but I was, so I can do this review under no other pretenses.

Ted‘s not bad. Ted is not great. Ted won’t have your sides splitting with laughter, but if entertainment alone is the only thing you’re going for, and you don’t mind some of the most offensive language ever espoused by a two foot tall, computer animated sidekick, Ted might be your movie. Continue reading

Movie Review: Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , , , on 06/23/2012 by McCutcheon

Stars: Steve Carell, Keira Knightley, Connie Britton, Derek Luke

Rated R for language including sexual references, some drug use and brief violence, 101 minutes, Comedy/Drama/Romance

Compare to: Garden State (2004), Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist (2008)

Normally, I’d consider Friday night a little too late to do a review but hey, I’ve only got two eyes and they can only focus on so many things at a time.

Seeking a Friend at the End of the World isn’t bad. That is, if you’re into the whole ‘quirky Indie comedy’ thing. You know what I’m talking about. The main character is introspective, quiet, hasn’t lived life to the fullest (yet), and needs to open up maybe just a little more. They’re weird, but mostly because the norm in these movies is to be self-absorbed, loud, and materialistic. Though once they find their also quirky, yet extroverted counterpart, all can be set right in the world. This is a format many movies take, this one just happens to have a comet hurtling toward the Earth at the same time. So I was serious when I said it’s good if you’re into that. Continue reading

Movie Review: The Dictator

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , , , on 05/17/2012 by McCutcheon

Stars: Sacha Baron Coen, Anna Faris, Ben Kingsley, Jason Mantzoukas

Rated R for strong crude and sexual content, brief male nudity, language and some violent images, Running time 83 minutes, Comedy

Plays like: Borat (2006), Bruno (2010)

As usual with Sacha Baron Cohen movies, I was skeptical at first in watching it. If you know anything about him or the kind of humor he devotes himself to, you know that at some point, you will be disgusted. It’s usually by something he did as an ignorant foreigner unaware of his vacationing country’s customs. The Dictator falls into this but is unique in that unlike Cohen’s last two efforts, this is not shot in mockumentary style. But does it hold up to the political incorrectness of Borat? Is it as inappropriate as Bruno? Both answers are “sort of.” While it has cringeworthy scenes and some very humorous moments, it seems like Cohen and director Larry Charles (also of Borat and Bruno) could do this in their sleep. Most of the jokes don’t feel specific to this movie in that they could just of easily have been in either of Cohen last two films- which makes it a little boring. Continue reading