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Movie Review: A Million Ways to Die in the West

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , on 05/22/2014 by McCutcheon

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Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Charlize Theron, Amanda Seyfried, Neil Patrick Harris, Giovanni Ribisi, Sarah Silverman, and Liam Neeson

Rated R for strong crude and sexual content, language throughout, some violence and drug material, Running time 116 minutes minutes, Comedy/Western

Compare to: Maverick (1994), Shanghai Noon (2000)

Don’t think of A Million Ways to Die in the West as a sort of spiritual successor to Blazing Saddles as much as it is a two hour long Family Guy Western. Does that sound good to you? Because if it does, this is right up your alley.

From mustaches to sheep, ethnicity to religion, nothing is safe in Seth MacFarlane’s cameo-filled frontier excursion. Continue reading

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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