More Viewings

Having been sick and trying to push through yet another depression increase I've been watching many many movies and in case you were wondering (how could you not be, lol) here are my thoughts:

  • Role Models: Hysterical, it was a riot. Not exactly an academy award winner but if you're in the need of some serious laughs, this is the movie to which you should turn. Paul Rudd, Sean William Scott, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse were outrageously funny in this film and it is a great mood elevator. I give it 3.5 out of 5.
  • Zach and Miri Make a *****: Sigh...generally I am a giant Seth Rogen fan, but this movie was terrible. The entire premise of the story was even more far-fetched than normal and most of the humor was tastelessly obscene. I would give it a generous 1.5 out of 5.
  • Rachel Getting Married: To start off, I feel obligated to warn you that this is NOT a "feel good" movie. It is tremendous and thick with drama. Anne Hathaway gives a riveting performance as Kim, the drug-addicted sister of Rachel, who is in fact getting married. One thing that I believe is worth mentioning is the cinematography and camera-work. Instead of the standard, the film makers decided to go for a sort of up-close and personal direction to take the filming and in the more dramatic scenes the camera was actually shaking which added to the effect perfectly. I give it 4.2 out of 5.
  • Knowing: I hated it. The entire premise of this story is terribly far-fetched and everything goes without explanation. It is thick with religious undertones (you know how I love those) and the ending is absolutely atrocious. Yet another "lowering the bar" performance from Nicholas Cage. The only decent aspect of this film were the special effects. The plane crash was epic in every definition so for that I tip my hat to the creators. For everything else I give it a 2 out of 5.
  • I Love You, Man: This movie was a riot. Once again, Paul Rudd and Jason Segal are outrageously funny. Also starring Andy Samberg, Jon Favreau, JK Simmons, and Lou Fourrigno (probably mispelled), it is created to make the viewer wet themselves from laughter. 4 out of 5 hands down.

There will probably be a lot more to come in the near future (thank you Netflix). Until then, I hope these reviews help you avoid some bad movie choices and direct you towards better ones.

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18-21, M
Mar 23, 2009