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This Is the End (2013)
"I fucked Lindsay Lohan at the Chateau Marmont. She kept knocking on my door, she was high. She kept calling me Jake Gyllenhaal. I said just call me your prince of Persia."
This really was the best comedy of 2013. Bad Grandpa and The Worlds End are close, but this movie still had me laughing non stop from start to finish on my second viewing of it. Everyone in this film just nails their parts. I really can't wait for Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's next movie. It's gonna be hard to top this though.
After The Interview i wanted to re-watch this again as well. It still holds up as one of the best comedies in years.
Coming to America (1988)
"Good morning, my neighbors!"
"Hey, fuck you!"
This is one of my favorite Eddie Murphy comedies. He was so brilliant back in the 80's so it's such a shame to see where his career is now. I would love to see another comedy from him in the style of this, Trading Places or Beverly Hills Cop. He clearly needs a comeback now.
(500) Days of Summer (2009)
"Just because she likes the same bizzaro crap you do doesn't mean she's your soul mate."
This is one of my all time favorite movies. It's romantic comedy about a brake up and for some reason i love that. This movie somehow always puts me in a good mood because not only is the movie itself great, but the ending is much more uplifting than you would think for a movie about this subject. Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel have great chemistry and both manages to give some of the best performances of their careers. It's just such a shame that Marc Webb went from directing this to directing those god awful Spider-Man movies. What an incredible waste of his talent. He is clearly capable of making some fantastic movies, but he seems to currently be stuck making those garbage movie at least until 2018 and that just makes me very sad. He is not an action director at all. One of my biggest wishes at the moment is that he somehow get's out of his Spider-Man contract so that he can get back to directing real films like this. He could have been the next Woody Allen, instead he is stuck being the next Paul W.S. Anderson.
"Coach is the father. Coach is a mentor. Coach has great power on athlete's life."
I knew the real life story this was based on before watching the movie so i pretty much knew how it was gonna end, but that didn't stop this from being one of the best movies i have seen this year. It was a movie i was very much looking forward to, but i was also afraid that it would end up being too much of an awards bait type of movie like most biopics. Thankfully this did not feel like that at all. First of all i gotta talk about the cast. All three main guys were absolutely fantastic. Steve Carell was completely unrecognizable as John du Pont. If i didn't already know he was the actor playing him, i doubt i would have been able to recognize him at all. Not only did he wear a lot of prosthetics, but just the way he talked and moved and all that was like nothing he had done before. John du Pont was a real creepy dude as well and Steve played that to perfection.
Channing Tatum also gave by far the best performance he has ever given. In the last few years i have done a complete 180 on that guy. I used to hate him in movies like Fighting and G.I. Joe, but now i really look forward to seeing what he does next. He brings so much intensity to the role of Mark Schultz that i was afraid he was gonna snap any second every time he was on screen. And when he finally does in one scene Channing brings it all he got. There is especially one scene where he smashes a mirror with his face that is especially painful to watch. You can see peaces of the mirror stuck in his forehead afterwards and i doubt that was special effects. And finally Mark Ruffalo was as great as always. He probably get's the least to do out of the three leads as he is essentially the only 'normal' one of them. But he still manages to put in an awards worthy performance anyway. That man is incapable of giving a bad performance no mater what role he is playing. I seriously hope all three get Oscar nominated for this movie as they all deserve it.
Mark is going for the Best Supporting Actor and will definitely get a nomination, but both Steve and Channing are going for Best Actor and it's very rare that two guys from the same movie get's nominated for that award. And if it comes down between those two i have no idea who i would chose. They are both fantastic. Bennett Miller, who previously directed the good movie Capote and the mediocre movie Moneyball, probably directs his best movie to date here. I'm sure he's got another Oscar nomination waiting for him here as well. Like i said in the beginning, this is definitely one of the best movies i have seen all year and i would definitely recommend it to anyone even if you already know the story or not. It is a very bleak movie though so don't make this you date night or anything. Get ready to feel very depressed afterwards. Do not confuse this with a Steve Carell comedy.
Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
"How do I look?"
"You look ready."
After the epic action movie that was Kill Bill: Vol. 1, this felt kind of anticlimactic. There was hardly any action here at all. I think there was just one fight scene in this entire movie, and that wasn't even the end. It's in the middle of the movie against Elle Driver, played by Daryl Hannah. That one was pretty cool, but it was nothing compared to what we saw in the first one. I feel like Tarantino might have blown his load with that final part of the last one and had no idea how to top that in this one so he didn't even try. This movie is mostly just a lot of talking. Now Tarantino is one of the best at writing dialogue, so that's still entertaining to watch, but like i said it's all just kind of anticlimactic compared to the first one. The cast was still as good this time around though. David Carradine was great as Bill. Probably the best performance of his career. But just like the last movie there is one actor i didn't like. Well, this time i guess it's not the actors fault, but the character itself. Pai Mei, the man that trained Beatrix, was just awful. He felt so out of place here. Even for a ridicules couple of movies like these, he was too cartoonish. I did not like him at all. But overall this is still a good movie, i just doubt i will be re-watching this one as much as the first one. Even looking at the clips from the first movie they showed at the end of this one made me want to go back and watch it again right away.
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
"That woman deserves her revenge and we deserve to die."
I remember pretty much hating this movie the first time i watched it back when it came out and i have not re-watched it since. But considering my taste in movies was pretty shit back then, i decided to give it another go now, and i'm glad i did. I honestly can't remember why i didn't like it the first time, but i pretty much loved it now. Quentin Tarantino proves once again why he is by far one of my favorite directors. The way he switches directorial styles throughout this entire movie is handled flawlessly. Even the anime portion in the middle of the movie felt right at home in the movie. Uma Thurman probably gives her best performance ever here as well, but i won't say for sure until i see the next one. She definitely deserved at least an Oscar nomination for her work here. She was fantastic and i doubt anyone else could have done a better job. The supporting cast were also all great. Lucy Liu was probably the weakest link of the movie. I have never really been a fan of her and she kind of felt out of place here. She didn't really do anything special despite being what is ultimately the final boss of the movie. If not for her i probably would have given this a top score, but she really did drag it down a bit. Too many bad memories from Charlie's Angels i guess. But another thing i absolutely loved here, that i always love about Tarantino movies, was the soundtrack. He always has such spot on music in his movies. It was absolutely brilliant here. Now i can't wait to watch the second part tomorrow.
"How come I can understand you? Are you using some neural language router?"
"Actually I'm speaking English you fucking idiot!"
I caught this on TV today and it still holds up pretty well. Seth Rogen is hilarious as the alien, and Simon Pegg and Nick Frost brings their great comedic timing as well. It's not up there with their Edgar Wright collaborations, but it's good.
The Interview (2014)
"You two are gonna be in a room alone with Kim, and the CIA would love it if you could take him out."
"Like, for drinks?"
I hope this movie doesn't start world war 3, but if it does, at least it was a pretty funny movie that did it. I have been looking forward to this movie since it was announced and all this controversy surrounding it lately has only made me want to see it more. Seth Rogen and James Franco always have great comedic chemistry and this movie is no exception. Franco really steals the show in this movie though. He is absolutely hilarious. Randall Park, who plays Kim Jung-Un, is also very good. I hope we get to see more from him in the future. In fact everyone was really good in this movie. They also get some really great celebrity cameos at the beginning that are hilarious. I don't really know what else to say. It's just an all around funny movie that is definitely worth checking out for any fan of Seth Rogen and James Franco.
Die Hard (1988)
"Do you really think you have a chance against us, Mr. Cowboy?"
Ain't no Christmas without this one.
"What kind of idiots do you have working here?"
"The finest in New York."
This is not nearly as good as the first one, but it's still fun to watch around Christmas. First of all, this is way too long. There is no reason for a Home Alone movie to be two hours long. They could have easily cut a good 20 to 30 minutes. Secondly, the traps are not as fun and original this time around. It's a lot of the same from the last one. Harry and Marv are also really dumb this time around. How they fell for some of these traps i have no idea. It's still a fine movie, but most of the time i just watch the first one. I'll never watch the third one again or the other sequels after that though. No way in hell.
Home Alone (1990)
"Buzz! Your girlfriend! Woof!"
I guess it's time to try and get in the Christmas spirit now and there is no better way to do that than watch one of my all time Christmas favorites. I have been watching this movie pretty much every year around Christmas for as long as i can remember and i never get tired of it. It is as funny as it is sweet and i can quote pretty much the entire movie by now. Nothing get's me in the Christmas spirit more than watching a little kid mercilessly torture two grown men. It's what this holiday is all about.
Dumb and Dumber To (2014)
"Whoa, Lloyd. Check out the hotties at 12 o'clock."
"That's three hours away. Why can't I check 'em out now?"
Dumb and Dumber is not just one of my favorite comedies, but one of my favorite movies overall, so this sequel had a lot to live up to. I didn't have huge hopes for it as i knew it could never live up to the original. The Farrelly brothers hasn't exactly had the best track record lately. But surprisingly, it wasn't as bad as i expected. It certainly was better than the prequel. Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels slipped right back in to their roles with ease. They were still hilarious at times and still had the same great chemistry, but i must admit it was a little off-putting to see men in their 50's act like children. It's a little more acceptable when they are in their 20's. The story was fine, it's another road trip for them to go on, but the supporting cast was pretty bad. Rob Riggle, who i usually find very funny, isn't given a lot to do here. He is the straight man, and he does not work as that. Give him something funny to do! Rachel Melvin, who played the daughter they were looking for, was also pretty bad. She is also supposed to be really dumb like Harry and Lloyd, but she is far from as talented at it as the guys and it just seems very forced and that just makes me cringe rather than laugh. But apart from that it was a fine movie that had some very funny moments, but it didn't make my chest hurt from laughing so much like i remember Dumb and Dumber 1 did the first time i watched it. I doubt i will ever watch it again. I'll just stick with the original.
Men, Women & Children (2014)
"I play Guild Wars."
"Is that a Nintendo game?"
What the hell happened, Jason Reitman? How can you go from classics like Thank You for Smoking, Juno and Up in the Air to this? I was really looking forward to this movie because of Jason Reitman and also because of the great cast he got for it. Adam Sandler is usually very good in his dramatic roles, but here he just looked incredibly bored. Like he knew this movie was awful so he just didn't care to give any sort of performance. Dean Norris from Breaking Bad was another one i was really looking forward to seeing here, and he did a good job, but compared to his performance on Breaking Bad it wasn't much to brag about. No one else really stood out here either.
Maybe Jennifer Garner, but that is only because she played the worst character in any movie ever. This was the most extreme version of an overprotective mother that's afraid of the dangers of the internet i have ever seen. It was like she was taken right out of a ridicules SNL sketch. But then again, this whole movie goes over the top with it's 'the internet and smart phones are dangerous' message. It's just constantly hitting you over the head with it and it never goes anywhere. This movie also for some reason has a narrator that just pops up at random places in the movie and is none of the characters in the movie. That is definitely a sign of bad writing when you need to force a narrator in from out of nowhere just to move the story along. All the characters are just ridicules cliches and the performances are bored and uninspired. This is by far one of the worst movies i have seen this year and it has one of the worst scripts that demanded to be taken seriously i have ever seen.
"Du treng itte være redd. Det er ikke alt i verda som e like falig som en trur."
Solan and Ludvig are two great Norwegian film and literary characters. I especially love them around Christmas times. This is finally a new movie from them and their first all out Christmas movie. The other ones are movies we usually watch around Christmas times, but they are not really Christmas movies. This was a very funny and sweet movie with some great stop motion animation. So far these movies have all had different animation styles. The first one was made with puppets, the seconds one was a cartoon, and this one was stop motion. I have never seen that from a movie franchise before. Solan and Ludvig were as funny as they have always been before and the supporting characters were also great. I think this is gonna be another Christmas classic for me.
Trapped in Paradise (1994)
"This is your basic yoga, I learned it in prison. It's good for stressful situations like this bank robbery, or if you're ever in prison and you're surrounded by ten men, helps relax you."
I guess it's time to start watching some Christmas movies now. This is an alright one. Nicolas Cage, Jon Lovitz and Dana Carvey are all hilarious, but that is about it for this movie. It's very predictable and goes on for way too long. It's almost 2 hours long and could have easily been an 80 minute long movie. There was no point in dragging it out for as long as they did. But it's still a fine movie to have on in the background around Christmas times.
If not for Dwayne Johnson, i would have zero interest in watching this movie. That man can pretty much save anything, and that is exactly what he did here. If not for him, this would have been incredibly boring and bland. It's still pretty boring and bland, but with the added Dwayne Johnson charm it's watchable. It's nothing memorable, but with a few friends and a few beers, it's worth checking out. There really isn't anything else to say about this.
"Apes not kill apes."
"You are no ape."
I don't know why it took me so long to watch this movie since i really loved Rise of the Planet of the Apes. But i finally got the blu-ray and i eminently put it in and started watching. While not as good as Rise was, it was still a pretty damn good movie. Andy Serkis is back as Caesar and does an even better job here than in the last one. The other apes also get's a lot more personality and emotion than in the last one now and it really feels like they are real people, not just animals. The humans are also all good. James Franco is gone, but we get people like Jason Clarke and Gary Oldman instead, so i would say that's a fair trade. It's the story however that drags this movie down a little. While good, it's incredibly predictable. There really are no surprises to be found here. You eminently know who is gonna be good and who is gonna be bad among the humans and the apes, so when they start turning on each other there was no shock or surprise to it. But it's still a very good movie despite that. Definitely worth checking out.
"There are only two people in Norway who can make that jump, and you are not one of them."
This is supposedly Norway's answer to The Fast and the Furious, and i guess it's as good as we could get it here. This movie has a micro budget compared to those movies, so there are nowhere near as many stunts here. It's mostly just driving. They are driving through almost the entire length of Norway though, so there are a lot of nice scenery to look at during the movie at least. I'm personally not a huge car fan myself, so i mostly just watched this movie for the great cast. It has three of my favorite Norwegian actors in it's lead roles and they all did good jobs. I wish they had given Otto Jespersen more to do, but he did a good job with what he had to do. It's a decent movie, but nothing worth seeking out if you aren't Norwegian.
The Equalizer (2014)
"What's your book about?"
"It's about a guy who is a knight in shining armor, except he lives in a world where knights don't exist anymore."
I was actually really excited for this movie. I love Denzel Washington, and especially when he get's to play a badass. Man on Fire is one of my favorite revenge movies of all time so i was hoping this would be something close to that. And it was in some parts. When Denzel get's to kick some ass, this movie is great. But unfortunately, that's not very much. The movie is over 2 hours long and it did not need to be that long at all. There are a lot of parts here that just drag on and on and could have easily been cut or edited down. And that is a shame, because this could have been a fantastic revenge thriller had it just been a tight 80 to 90 minute movie. Instead we get a lot of scenes of Denzel just going to work or going to a diner and way too many scene of the Russian mafia trying to figure out who actually killed their guys before they realize it was Denzel.
Chloe Moretz, who who plays a, erm, lady of the night in the movie, befriends Denzel at the diner, and they meet up every night it seems there. So when she get's brutally beat up by her pimp Denzel takes revenge and kills those guys and ends up getting the entire Russian mafia after him. That is a great set up for a movie, but like i said, they waste too much time on bullshit and the movie just ends up feeling slow and clunky. And what was supposed to be the epic final showdown get's a very strange music choice that lasts for most of it and it ends up feeling like some strange music video rather than an action sequence in a movie. That kind of took me out of the movie a little bit.
And one more thing that annoyed me a little bit, and this is just nitpicking, but every single person in this movie has either a Sony Vaio laptop or a Sony Xperia phone. And every time someone get's a call, we get a close up. The product placement here is ridicules. Denzel even has several phones that he uses and at one point he lines them all up and they are all the same new model of Sony Xperia phones. You would think he would go for something cheaper when he is buying several disposable phones. But like i said, that is just nitpicking. Overall, the movie is still worth seeing for the scenes where Denzel get's to kick ass, because he still kicks major ass.
Horrible Bosses 2 (2014)
"Well, you go there and I'll just go to the men's room for a minute."
"You're quite welcome to do that on me."
Horrible Bosses was one of my favorite comedies of 2011, but i must say i was not very excited for this one. I didn't feel it needed a sequel and considering how most comedy sequels turn out, this had a lot going against it. But i'm happy to say i was pleasantly surprised. Instead of going the Hangover routine and just doing the first movie all over again beat for beat, it actually does something new. It's still these three guys trying to do something bad against someone, but instead of trying to kill three new bosses, which would have been the easy way to do this sequel, they are now trying to kidnap the son of a guy that fucked them over by stealing their new business. And there is even a few funny twists in there as well.
Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis and Charlie Day are a great comedic trio and they play off each other just as perfectly here as in the last one. The new cast are also good. Christoph Waltz does a fine job, but he's not in it much and they don't really give him that much to do so that was a bit disappointing. He is one of my favorite actors at the moment so i would have loved to see more from him. Chris Pine on the other hand was fantastic here. Nobody plays a slimy, backstabbing douchebag quite as well as he did here. This was the role he was born to play. I'm not kidding when i say this is probably the best performance he has given to date. His character probably get's some of the best laughs of the movie. I don't know why this got so many bad reviews, i really liked it. It's not as good as the first one, but it's still definitely worth checking out if you liked that one.
"You couldn't bring yourself to kill me before and I don't believe you'll destroy me now."
"You underestimate the power of the Dark Side. If you will not fight, then you will meet your destiny."
This is definitely my least favorite of the original trilogy, but still miles ahead of any one of the prequels. I'll take those Ewoks any day over Jar-Jar, even if they are still annoying in their own way. Just a bunch of walking teddy bears. My favorite part of the movie is probably the beginning when they go to save Han Solo from Jabba the Hutt. That part builds up a lot of tension and tops it off with a great action scene at the end. The ending of the movie is also great though. Again, the Ewoks part get's a little tedious, but the battle between Luke, Darth Vader and the Emperor is epic. The entire middle part of the movie is a little slow though. After all the epic action sequences of the last movie, this one feel a little smaller with just two big ones. The rest is just mostly planning and fuckin' Ewoks. But it's still done in a better way than the prequels ever did. It's just a shame George Lucas felt the need to fuck with this movie as well. Especially the ending.
First of all, we get a split second of Jar-Jar Binks back now, and that's bad enough, but why does Darth Vader suddenly have to scream 'Noooooooo' when stopping The Emperor from killing Luke? Was that really necessary to add? It sounded idiotic when Darth Vader did it in Revenge of the Sith, and it was even worse here. It's like he did it just to piss off the fans that hated it in Revenge of the Sith. He also had the nerve to replace Sebastian Shaw with Hayden Christensen at the end where Anakin Skywalker appeared next to Obi-Van and Yoda. What the fuck is wrong with this man? All i can say is, thank god he is no longer involved with this franchise. I just really hope Disney will re-release these movies on blu-ray again soon unedited. Because the next time i want to watch these movies again i will dig up my unedited DVD versions. The blu-rays look great, but it just pisses me off way too much every time i notice one of George's horrible edits to the movies and it takes me right out of the experience. I can't sit through that again.
"If you only knew the power of the Dark Side. Obi-Wan never told you what happened to your father."
"He told me enough! He told me *you* killed him!"
"No. *I* am your father."
This is my favorite of the Star Wars movies. I doubt that is any surprise as it is most peoples favorite, and for good reason. One big reason for it i'm guessing is that George Lucas did not direct this one, Irvin Kershner did. He definitely knew a lot better what he was doing. Especially when it comes to the action. The last one had a lot of good action sequences, but they did go on for a little long at times and could get a bit slow. Here are all of them perfect. My favorite in the entire franchise has always been the battle of Hoth. That scene is epic. This one also has a great light saber battle between Luke and Darth Vader. The last one with Obi-Wan was also good, but again, a little slow and clumsy. This one was great from start to finish. Especially the finish. That has to be one of the most iconic movie scenes of all time when Darth Vader reveals to Luke that he is his father. I'm not even gonna bother putting a spoiler warning there because literally everyone knows that by now. It is probably the most popular plot twist of all time. This is just a fantastic movie that completely made me forget about those awful, awful prequels while watching it. I also didn't notice a lot of tempering by George Lucas on this blu-ray version of it. There was at least no awful CG creatures forced in everywhere like in the last one so that was nice of him at least.
"Your powers are weak, old man."
"You can't win, Darth. If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you could possibly imagine."
Finally i'm on to the good Star Wars movies. This was the polar opposite of those prequels. This one actually had a lot of great action sequences. The movie also has a lot of great actors and performances. Harrison Ford as Han Solo is one of the greatest movie characters of all time and his presence was definitely a major thing missing from the prequels. He just makes every scene he's in better. It looked like George Lucas actually cared about the performances he got out of the actors this time and didn't just move on after one take. I'm guessing not directing a movie between this one and The Phantom Menace made George Lucas forget everything he knew about directing, because he did a pretty damn good job here. It's just a shame he felt the need to go back and alter the movie with some god awful CG that stick out like a sore thumb.
The movie already looked great with all of it's practical effects and creature designs, so when you suddenly see a horrible CG creature walking around as well it's just incredibly jarring and immediately takes you out of the movie. There was especially one scene in the movie where he felt the need to CG in Jabba The Hutt that was beyond awful. I don't remember that scene at all from the original cut of the movie so it must have been some unfinished or cut scene that he put back in and added some of the worst effects i have seen since Sharktopus. It looks atrocious. I honestly can't understand why he felt the need to add all of this CG and how he thought it looked good in the movie. But looking away from all of that, this is still a great movie that still holds up to this day. I just think i'm gonna dig up my DVD version of the movie next time i feel like watching it. That one has the original cut without all of this added crap.
The Mask (1994)
"It's party time. P, A, R, T. Y? Because I gotta!"
This is still one of my all time favorite Jim Carrey movies. It holds up every time a watch it and Jim Carrey really get's give it everything he has here. This is one of those movies that i'm sad never got a proper sequel with Carrey. But he did do a sequel for Dumb and Dumber 20 years later so maybe he can do one for this as well.
"Do you know what fear stands for? False Evidence Appearing Real."
This was one of my most anticipated movies of the season. Jake Gyllenhaal has really been great lately in everything he has done. Hopefully this means he is done making movies like Prince of Persia and Love & Other Drugs because he is a fantastic actor when actually given something to do. And this movie gives us one of his best performances to date. Throughout this entire movie he gives you the creeps and you can really sense that there is something messed up about him without him ever really going over the top with it. It's actually a very subtle performance. It's just a shame that the rest of the movie don't really live up to that. It's a very fascinating movie at times, but it also has a lot of slow parts and is actually pretty predictable for a movie like this. It never really surprised me at any point. The supporting cast all did good jobs as well, but this is mostly a one man show. It's still definitely a movie worth checking out for Jake Gyllenhaal alone though. He is only getting better and better with time.
The Skeleton Twins (2014)
"I see you're getting your sense of humor back."
"Yeah, they can't take that away from me."
This was a pretty good movie. Nothing special or anything, but decent. It had a nice story and some good acting. Who knew Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig could be such good dramatic actors? Luke Wilson also does a great job here, even if he is pretty much just playing Luke Wilson again. It's nothing awards worthy or anything, but still good. The movie did get a little melodramatic and cliched at times though. It is the same story of depressed people in the 30's/40's that we have seen a million times before. But it's still worth checking out if you have nothing else to watch.
"Are you really mourning your humanity? I don't understand, who in the hell would want to be human?"
I used to be a huge Kevin Smith fan. He was one of my favorite directors and comedians. I would love anything he did was always anticipating his next movie. But lately that has all changed. Something about him lately has just really bugged me. I don't know if it's me or him that has changed, but now i just find him more annoying than funny. I used to listen to his podcasts all the time, but now i don't listen to any of them. He seems to only do dick sucking jokes and weed jokes these days. But i do remember one of the last Smodcasts i did listen to was the episode this movie is based on. It was one of the last great episodes of the podcast i feel. So when he announced he would actually make a movie based on it i was finally looking forward to something from him again. The concept was just crazy enough to work. It's just a shame Kevin Smith had no fucking clue how to do it.
I'm just gonna say right away that this movie was fucking awful. It was a mess from start to finish that had no idea what it wanted to be. It switches between slapstick comedy to dark horror all the time, but never does it in a seamless way at all. It feels like two equally awful movies randomly spliced together to make possibly one of the worst movies i have ever seen. The comedy of the movie is mostly just bad Canada jokes and puns. Stuff that not even a 5-year-old would laugh at. And the horror is never scary in any way and the walrus suit at the end is laughably cheap looking. It's like a rubber costume you would get at a Halloween store.
The protagonist of the movie, played by Justin Long, is also one of the least likable people ever. Are we really supposed to root for this guy? He has a podcast named NotSee Party (Get it? It's another pun) where all him and his co-host, played by Haley Joel Osment, does is sit around and laugh at internet videos it seems. But he also goes and interviews some of the people in these videos and is going to Canada to interview one that chopped his leg off (with some of the worst computer effects ever). And one the way we get more hilarious Canada jokes. When he gets to the person it turns out that the kid has killed himself, and Justin Long's reaction is that he is an asshole for not waiting a couple of more days so he could get an interview out of him. And during the movie we also get some flashback scenes that shows that he brags to his co-host about cheating on his girlfriend. I don't know why that was added to the movie since it has nothing to do with the story at all. Maybe Kevin Smith just really wanted to show how much of an asshole this guy really is. But not only is he an asshole, he is also a fucking idiot. At one point in the movie after he is captured he finds his phone again, because for some reason the phone is still just lying around in the house, he decides to call his friends for help instead of the police. His friends that are still in America at this point while he is far up in Canada.
We also get an appearance by Kevin Smith and Johnny Depp's (more on him later) daughters working at a Canadian convenience store, and they are awful. Absolutely awful. I only bring that up because apparently they are getting their own spin-off movie next year. Why? Not even the most die-hard Kevin Smith fans can be looking forward to that, right? And let's get to Johnny Depp as well now. This is, without a doubt, the worst performance he has ever given. He plays pretty much Inspector Clouseau, but if he was even more of a French stereotype. He has an outrageous French accent, always drinks and smokes, and on top of it all, he wears a beret. I have never seen a character more out of place in a movie than here.
Okay, for the rest of this review i will be spoiling the movie, so don't read on if you for some reason still want to watch this garbage. But i have to talk about the walrus fight scene. What fuck was up with that? Any last piece of dignity the movie had left just flew out the window there. Michael Parks, who plays the old man who turns Justin Long into a walrus, puts on a suit himself and they start to fight. Two adult men, in cheap walrus costumes, are now fighting and pushing each other around of film. I'm sure this is a very proud moment of both of their careers. And in the end Justin Long wins just as his friends and Johnny Depp comes in to save him. And at that point Johnny Depp point a shotgun at him as it looks like he is going to put him out of his misery, and then the movie cuts to black for a second. Then we see it's one year later and it turns out he is still alive and living as a walrus at some kind of run down zoo or something. What happened in the last scene then? We get no resolution there. How did they stop Johnny Depp from shooting him? And most of all why?
If you are just gonna have him live on as a walrus from now on anyway, alone in some run down zoo, i'm sure he would have preferred death. And you still feed him raw fish as well? We saw him eat that once before in the movie. He was not locked up for that long. It would have taken him more than a couple of days to completely go from a human being to a fucking walrus. I'm sure i'm just rambling at this point in the review, but this movie just made me mad. It was so awful. How can anyone look at this and think it's good? I know Kevin Smith has his legion of fanboys, i used to be one myself, but surely even they must see how bad this movie is?
This is, without a doubt, Kevin Smith's worst movie to date. I would rather see Cop Out and Jersey Girl on constant repeat for the rest of my life than sit through this garbage again. It is poorly written, poorly directed, poorly acted and all the effects look like shit. Fuck this movie and fuck Kevin Smith for making it!
"You were the chosen one! It was said that you would destroy the Sith, not join them. You were to bring balance to the force, not leave it in darkness."
This was the only Star Wars movie i had not previously watched, and now after finally having done it, i can't say i regret that decision. While it's clearly the best of the prequels, it still wasn't very good. It still has all the same problems of the previous movies with the dialogue, acting and CG. But i must admit that the action sequences has improved here. The fight scene between Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker was pretty cool and for the first time so far there was a little tension in the movies. The fight between Yoda and The Emperor on the other hand was ridicules beyond belief. Ian McDiarmid was overacting to an incredible degree this time around and turned The Emperor into the biggest cartoon of the franchise next to Jar-Jar.
The way Anakin Skywalker turned into Darth Vader was also pretty bad. Instead of gradually turning him evil over the course of the three movies, all of that is just crammed in here and it just feels forced and out of place for the character they had created so far. He goes from being a hero to murdering children within minutes. There is no character development there. He just suddenly turned evil because of some bad dreams he had and because he is a whiny little cry-baby that didn't get his way with the Jedi's so he went to the other side. That is the creation of one of the greatest movie villains of all time. All i can say is thank fucking Christ George Lucas is neither writing or directing the new movies after this. He clearly lost any talent he had after the original trilogy. I'm gonna watch those next, but unfortunately it's the ones he tempered with on blu-ray. I will try to not let that ruin them for me too much and let's hope Disney re-releases them on blu-ray in their original form soon.
"I have to admit that without the clones, it would have not been a victory."
"Victory? Victory you say? Master Obi-Wan, not victory. The shroud of the dark side has fallen. Begun the Clone War has."
While this was a little better than The Phantom Menace, it was still far from a good movie. Hayden Christensen is as bland a plank of wood and had absolutely zero charisma with Natalie Portman. I guess he was the perfect replacement for Jake Lloyd in that sense. This movie did have a good villain though in Christopher Lee. He can make anything better. It's just a shame he was on screen for so little. One part of the movie i legitimately enjoyed was his light saber fight with Yoda. That was the only fun part of this entire movie. Other that that it was still the same awful dialogue and direction from the first one. The supposed romantic moments between Hayden Christensen and Natalie Portman were some of the most cringe worthy scenes i have ever seen on film. That is the most forced romantic subplot ever. This is another Star Wars movie i had not seen since i saw it in theaters, and i can again see why. This is also the last of the prequels i ever did bother to watch. After this one i must have given up on the franchise as a kid because i never got around to watching the third one. Well, i guess it's time to see if i missed out. I doubt it though.
"Always two there are, no more, no less. A master and an apprentice."
"But which was destroyed, the master or the apprentice?"
After watching the trailer for the next Star Wars movie i decided it was about time i give those movies a re-watch. I have not seen the original trilogy in a few years and i have not seen any of the prequels since they were in theaters. I can now see why i never re-watched this one at least. It was awful. Even when i saw it in theaters as a 10-year old kid i knew this was bad, but i never thought it would be this awful. This whole movie is just so incredibly boring. There is only one big action sequence in this whole thing and it's at the very end. Before that it was just awful space politics bullshit. Who goes into a Star Wars movie wanting the majority of it to be political debates? All the dialogue of the movie is awful actually. Not even good actors like Liam Neeson, Natalie Portman or Ewan McGregor managed to make it work, so watching an awful actor like Jake Lloyd deliver it was just painful.
I don't like to talk bad about child actors usually, but this was some of the worst child acting i have ever seen. How did this kid even get past the first stage of auditioning? Is he the bastard kid of George Lucas or something? I can't think of any other reason he got this part. Not that i think any kid could have made this script work though. They could have gotten the child version of Daniel Day Lewis to take on the role and it still would have been bad. I can never look at Dart Vader, one of the greatest movie villains of all time, the same way ever again. He is ruined. I would even go as far as to say Anakin Skywalker is a worse character than Jar Jar Binks. At least i can forget about his after this movie, but i can never forget how Darth Vader was as a child.
But it's not only the acting and dialogue that is bad in this movie, it also has some god awful CG. How on earth could anyone think the CG they used here was better than the practical effects of the original trilogy? Everything looks so cheap and hollow. I even noticed the clothes of some creatures disappearing into their bodies at some points when they were moving and turning. That is the kind of crap you see in PlayStation 2 games, not major blockbuster movies. The action sequences, what few there are, are also bad. They are badly directed and poorly edited. The pod race scene looked like a video game and the light saber duels had no tension what so ever in them. There are a lot of flips and spins and all that, but all of the tension of the battles between Darth Vader and Obi Van or Luke from the original movies are completely gone. Again, it feels like i'm watching a video game.
There are a million other things that are bad with this movie and i could sit here all night if i'm gonna complain about everything, so i'm gonna stop here. This is absolute garbage and i really feel with the dire hard Star Wars fans in 1999 that were so excited to see this movie and had all of their dreams and expectations crushed. Hopefully the new one won't do the same. At least George Lucas wont be involved with it.
Bee Movie (2007)
"How about a suicide pact?"
"How do we do it?"
"I'll sting you, you step on me."
"That just kills you twice."
It's a shame this is the only thing outside of stand-up that Jerry Seinfeld has done since Seinfeld. It's a fun movie and it has a lot of that classic Seinfeld humor so it's not a bad movie or anything, but i want something more from him. Jerry Seinfeld has to be the only comedian ever who never took advantage of his successful sitcom to become a movie star.
The Man Who Knew Too Little (1997)
"What are you? C.I.A., Mafia?"
This is one of those lesser knows Bill Murray comedies that are still worth checking out. He is as funny as ever and the story is original and works well. It does go on for a little long though and a lot of the jokes already feel dated. I was sure this movie was from the late 80's or early 90's while watching it, but it's not even 20 years old. But it's still worth checking out if you are a fan of Bill Murray.
"How would you like to make one simple decision that'll change your life forever?"
"Ok, I'm glad Scientology works for you but..."
This was just really boring. I think i got one chuckle out of it, but that was it. Brendan Fraser is just not a very good actor at all. I don't know how he ever became a star.
Drillbit Taylor (2008)
"You'd be surprised, anything can be turned into a weapon of mayhem or destruction."
"Even a puppy?"
"Especially a puppy."
I had not seen this movie since it's release, and it was not much better than i remembered. Owen Wilson was pretty good, and so was the three main kids, but that was about it. The story was pretty damn ridicules, even for a comedy. The bullies at this school were just straight up psychos. They should go to prison for attempted murder within the first half hour of the movie. And not a single teacher or parent does anything about it. It was just too far-fetched, even for this movie. Also casting people that looks like they are in their mid 20's as them was also a problem when the kids they are pretty viciously beating up looks like they are around 13-14 years old. There was no fun with these bullies, i just felt uncomfortable when they were on screen. It took the comedy right out of the movie. If they had toned down the bullies a bit it might have been a more enjoyable movie, but this was too much.
Team America: World Police (2004)
"Remember, there is no "I" in "Team America"."
"... Yes, there is."
This is one of those movies that just get's funnier every time i watch it. Trey Parker and Matt Stone really showed that they can do more than just South Park here, even if their voice work is not that different. Kim Jong Il sounds just like Cartman when he is making fun of Asians. This is one movie i would love to see a sequel to actually. There are a lot of comedies these days that get very belated sequels, so why not this one as well?
Obvious Child (2014)
"I remember seeing a condom; I just don't know exactly what it did."
This was a pretty funny and sweet movie. I have always liked Jenny Slate when she popped up on shows like Parks and Recreation and Hello Ladies in hilarious roles, but i have never thought of her as a good leading actress until now. She showed some real range here. A lot of the movie was a little too hipsterish for me at times, but she was good enough to keep me interested. Especially when she was on screen with Jake Lacy. They had great chemistry together. The only thing i didn't like about her was pretty much all of her stand-up. The movie has quite a few stand-up routines spliced into it, and none of them were particularly funny. A bad fart joke is still a bad fart joke ever if you are being ironic about it. But the movie was still worth a watch.
The Theory of Everything (2014)
"Now you are recognized everywhere. How do you deal with all the attention?"
"I was stopped recently by a tourist in Cambridge, who asked if i was the real Stephen Hawking. I replied i was not, and said the real one was much better looking."
Stephen Hawking is one of the most fascinating people i can think of, so i was very much looking forward to this movie. He has lived a pretty interesting life and if it's one person that really deserved a biopic, it's him. Eddie Redmayne pulls off a star making performance here as Stephen Hawking and is the first performance this year i can say for certain is gonna be nominated for an Oscar. Maybe even win. He is completely lost in the character and all i could see on screen was Stephen Hawking. At first i thought he looked kind of goofy, kind of like Austin Powers or something, but that quickly went away. His acting here was flawless and i can't wait to see what he does next.
Felicity Jones was also very good as Jane Hawking and might be looking at an awards nomination herself as well. But beyond the great performances, this does feel like a pretty standard biopic. It goes through the same plot points as most of them and never really does anything all that special. Stephen Hawking has lived a great life and the way he has overcome his illness is incredible, but there really isn't anything special about this movie. It just goes through the motions. It does a fine job at it, and the awards shows are gonna eat it up, but i doubt it's gonna be a movie people will remember much in a few years. It's gonna get lost in the sea of other generic biopics based on great people. Sadly not that many of those are remembered fondly a few years after release. This is definitely worth a watch though. Especially if you are a fan of Stephen Hawking.
"The last thing you need is meeting strange men in hotel rooms. You already have enough trouble sticking with one woman, don't you?"
I'll just admit right away that i did not really understand this movie. This was a strange one. I assume it's one you have to watch several times to fully get, but i doubt i will be doing that. I liked the movie, but it's not one i fell i will ever need to watch again. Jake Gyllenhaal did a good job playing his dual roles, even if they were both pretty much the same characters. One is a little more aggressive than the other, but that's about it i feel. I can't avoid comparing this to the other movie where the main actor plays a dual role this year, The Double. They felt very similar in tone and setting. Very dark and bleak. And while i think Jake Gyllenhaal is the better actor of the two, Jesse Eisenberg did a better job in The Double. Largely thanks to the fact that he had more to do though. Those characters felt like two distinctly different characters. But that was the point in that movie, and i think the point here was that the characters were supposed to be so very alike. But this is definitely worth a watch. Be prepared for some very strange moments though. This movie has a weird fascination with spiders it seems. The very last scene of the movie was especially strange and i really need to look up what that meant. But yeah, definitely worth checking out.
A Most Wanted Man (2014)
"It's just an ordinary pen. Looks like a pen, writes like a pen, and listens like a pen."
This was a very bittersweet experience. While i really enjoyed the movie, it was also depressing to think that this is one of the last movies for one of my all time favorite actors, Philip Seymour Hoffman. He absolutely nailed this part just like he always did. He has a spot on German accent that he never drops throughout this entire movie as well. It was a very good final movie for him apart from the Hunger Games movies. The rest of the cast were also good. I loved the scenes between Philip Seymour Hoffman and Willem Dafoe. Those two acting powerhouses going head-to-head was fantastic to watch. Rachel McAdams and Robin Wright were also good. One of the stand out performances of the movie came from a relatively unknown actor though, Grigoriy Dobrygin. I don't think i have ever seen him in anything before, but after this i'm sure he's gonna get some more parts in bigger movies. But it's not only the acting that i great here. I also absolutely love these types of espionage thrillers where you never really know who to trust or not. This was a very tense movie and kept me on the edge of my seat throughout it. The only complaint i have is the ending. It felt very abrupt and not like a real conclusion. But overall it's definitely worth watching. Especially if you were a Philip Seymour Hoffman fan. I'm so happy he at least got to end his career with something good unlike a lot of other actors. It's always so sad when the last movie of a great actor or actress is something bad like Raul Julia in Street Fighter.
"Hi, I was wondering if you'd like an Obama sign on your lawn?"
"Do I look like I'm voting for Barack *Hussein* Obama? This is private property, you know! I could have you shot!"
I have been excited for this movie for a few years now since i first heard about it. The movie has been shooting for about 12 years so this was a very ambitious project. It's just a shame that the end product was this boring. The movie has no real story it follows. It's just moments in this kids life as he is growing up. But nothing special ever happens to him. He just lives a completely normal life and has just completely normal things happen to him. I guess that is the point, but that is also the problem. Regular, normal life is boring. That is why i watch movies, to get lost in a new world. Not watch the same boring life i already have had for almost 3 hours. I guess i'm one of the very few people that felt that way considering the great reviews it's been getting everywhere, but i just didn't see the appeal at all. It had good acting at least. They were lucky with the kids they chose as they were consistently good throughout the movie as they grew up. Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette were also good as usual and you could really see how they changed in that time period as well. I don't really know what else to say here as they movie really didn't have a story. It was like if someone took a boring family drama TV-show that had lasted for 12 seasons and then edited it down to an almost 3 hour long movie. It doesn't really work. I love the ambition behind the movie, i just didn't think it worked out in the end.
"We used to look up at the sky and wonder at our place in the stars, now we just look down and worry about our place in the dirt."
This was one of my most anticipated movies of the year. Christopher Nolan has usually always given us great movie. The Dark Knight Rises was a mess though, but name one director that has a flawless filmography. So i was very excited to see him go back to doing an original project again now that his Batman trilogy was over. And while this was not as great as i had hoped, it was still a lot better than his last movie. The first two thirds of the movie are absolutely excellent, and i was ready to give this a 10/10, but that last act was just a little too much for me. In this already fantastical and pretty out there movie, he still managed to take it too far. I'm not gonna spoil anything, but it felt like a clusterfuck of a cop out that lasted for way, way too long. If this movie had ended just half an hour or so earlier it would have been close to perfect. It had a scenes that dragged on a bit much and some ridicules technobabble before that as well, but that was forgivable for the most part. That ending was not. But enough harping on that for now.
The acting in the movie was all around stellar. Matthew McConaughey gives a good performance, but he doesn't really get all that much to do. Sure, he has a few good crying scenes, but that is about all the acting he get's to show off. This is not gonna win him any more awards. The same goes for Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain as well. The rest of the cast are not in it all that much, but no one gives a bad performance. Not even Topher Grace. There is one other big actor that shows up at one point that i'm not gonna reveal because i don't think they want that out considering he is in none of the promotional material so it was a very fun surprise when he showed up.
The effects of the movie was fantastic. That was definitely the best thing the movie had going for it. It managed to immerse you without any use of gimmicky 3D. Just the visuals alone did it and it looked so much better than 3D movies does because of it. I hope this movie helps directors and studios realize once again that 3D is a useless gimmick that should just be used in cheesy horror movies and animated kids movies. So overall this movie is definitely worth checking out, especially on the big screen. Just don't expect the next 2001 and don't try to groan too hard at the ending. I will probably turn it off before that once i check it out again on blu-ray.
"Alex, we need to work together here. Because I'm the only one with the technology to keep you alive."
"Dead or alive, you're coming with me."
It's been a very long time since i last saw the original Robocop, so i wanted to watch that again before i checked out this remake, but i had some other friends that wanted to watch this today so i joined them. From what i remember the original Robocop was a very brutal action movie. There are scenes in that movie that could fit right in to the worst of horror movies, so why did they decide to go with a PG-13 rating for the remake? That made no sense. Just that let's you know this was purely made to create a new franchise the producers could cash in on, and not because of quality. This movie has the same problems as another PG-13 remake of a classic R-rated Paul Verhoeven movie, Total Recall. It's all toned down and looks way too clean and stylish. Gone is the grit and the biting satire that made those movies so great. The action sequences are also really boring. There are guns blazing everywhere, but nothing really all that exciting ever happens in them. It's all stuff that has been done better before in a million other action movies. These movies are just incredibly bland and will soon be forgotten while the originals will live on forever. I seriously can hardly remember a single thing from the Total Recall remake, and i'm sure it will be the same with this one. But the movie is not all bad. If it's one thing it got right it was casting. The cast is great. Michael Keaton, Gary Oldman, Jackie Earle Haley, and especially a very scenery chewing Samuel L. Jackson makes this movie somewhat worth watching. They have all been better before in other movies, but if you absolutely want to watch this one, they make it easier to sit through.
The Guest (2014)
"You did the right thing. I don't blame you."
I knew nothing about this movie before watching it. I had heard someone describe it as Halloween meets Drive and that was enough to get me to watch it. That description was pretty damn spot on as well. It starts up with a man visiting a family by claiming he is the army buddy of their dead son. From the very beginning you can sense that there is something very wrong about this man, but the family seems clueless to it. It's a very suspenseful thriller that kept me on he edge of my seat for the majority of it. The music is also very good and helps build the mood of the movie very well. The only fault in the movie was the ending. It got a little too over the top all of sudden in the third act. There is a Halloween maze at the local rec center in this small town that seems to have the budget of Universal Studios that seems especially out of place. The acting in the movie were all good. No one were especially stand out, but for a cast of all pretty much unknowns it was good. Dan Stevens, who played the main guy, seemed like a mix between Ryan Gosling and Matthew Goode. He was pretty good. But this is a movie worth watching for the very suspenseful story, even if it does not completely stick the landing.
St. Vincent (2014)
"She's a lady of the night."
"What?! Do you know what that means?"
"She works at night?"
I love Bill Murray, but this didn't really look all that great. It is the same tired and cliched story of an old cranky person and a small child becoming best friends while doing things that are usually considered inappropriate for children. That story has been told a million times before, and they don't change it up much here, but Bill Murray still manages to pull of one of his best performances to date anyway. He really saved this movie and actually made the movie great. At first he seems to just be playing the same Bill Murray character he always plays, but as the movie goes along you see there is actually much more to the character and in the third act something happens that really makes Bill stretch his acting abilities more than i have seen before.
The rest of the cast are also all good. Melissa McCarthy downplayed her persona a lot and actually showed that she could be more than the female Chris Farley. And Naomi Watts was actually pretty unrecognizable here. She has a spot on Russian accent and wears a lot of make-up so i didn't really notice that it was her until the last third of the movie. I didn't read the cast list before watching it so i didn't know Naomi Watts was gonna be in it so i actually thought this was a real Russian person that had gotten for the part. The only person i didn't like was the kid that played the main bully turned best friend. He was overacting quite a bit. But this is definitely a movie worth watching even if the story sounds really boring and overdone by now. Especially if you are a Bill Murray fan. I would not be surprised if he snagged an Oscar nomination for it. Or at least a Golden Globe.
Stuck on You (2003)
"Christ Bob, you haven't been laid in five years."
"Hey, how would you know?"
I have not seen this one since it came out and it was definitely as bad as i remembered it. Matt Damon and Greg Kinnear might be good dramatic actors, but they are an awful comedic duo. Pretty much all of their jokes fell flat and they had zero chemistry together. But the again i doubt any amazing comedy duo could save this mess of a script anyway. How on earth did they get Cher and Meryl Streep to appear as themselves in this?
Spies Like Us (1985)
"Every minute you don't tell us why you are here, I cut off a finger."
"Mine or yours?"
I had never seen this movie so when i cached it on TV today i decided to check it out. Chevy Chase and Dan Aykroyd were funny as usual, but the movie overall were just kind of bland. I can see why this is not one of their most fondly remembered comedies. It had some funny scenes here and there, but i doubt i will remember this one for much longer that a couple of days.
Joe Dirt (2001)
"Comin' to work. Joe Deertay."
"Don't try and church it up son. Don't you mean Joe Dirt? "
This is one of my guilty pleasure movies, so when the sequel was announced i wanted to check it out again. It's a really dumb movie, but i like it. David Spade get's a bad rep for some reason, but i have always liked him. I guess he was just such a perfect comedy duo with Chris Farley that he could never live up to that again after Farley died. Now saying all that, David Spade hasn't really starred in a good movie since this one, so i'm just casually optimistic about the sequel so far. I'll wait for a trailer to get my hopes up.
Wish I Was Here (2014)
"If I die, I'm going to be so pissed at you."
This was another movie about a depressed man in his 30's dealing with death. After the incredibly boring This Is Where I Leave You, that scared me a little bit in the beginning. But thankfully this movie is saved by actually having some funny moments and a couple of great child actors. Joey King, who has impressed me several times already in her short career, does it again. She is definitely on the road to stardom. Zach Braff is just playing the same guy he did in Garden State all over again. And that's not even a stretch. He is the same depressed guy with daddy issues and a failed acting career. Yeah, he even has the same profession as his character from Garden State. The only thing different is the name. Way to be original there, Zack. Overall, this was nothing special. It certainly wasn't worthy of all the money it made on Kickstarter. But it had some funny moments and Joey King gave probably her best performance yet, so it's worth watching if there is nothing else to watch. It certainly was better that This Is Where I Leave You at least.
This Is Where I Leave You (2014)
"Sometimes I think you're too good for me."
"Don't be silly, I'm definitely too good for you."
I was actually really looking forward to this movie. The cast is great and the director has done some good movies in the past as well. Unfortunately this was not one of them. This was just really boring. It was the same old story that has been done a million time before. A dysfunctional that has not talked to each other in a long time get's back together again for the funeral of a parent and starts out arguing all the time, but in the end find out they all love each other after all and all that shit. It's so boring and cliched. Maybe if they had done it in an original way and had some clever and funny jokes in there i could have forgiven it, but no. This is as dull and forgettable as you can get it. The only good thing about the movie was the actors. They all did good jobs with what they got. Timothy Olyphant was sadly not in it as much as i would have hoped though. He was definitely the most interesting character in the movie, but they do absolutely nothing with him or his sad background. A movie about his character could have been good, but no, we get to follow Jason Bateman, who i usually love, play the same boring depressed guy that is the lead of all these type of movies. This was a huge disappointment and probably not a movie i will remember for very long.
Pineapple Express (2008)
"I'm trying to decide how stoned I am and just how on the verge of death am I right now. Like, am I seeing shit because I'm stone or because I have no blood left in my body."
"Well, you've been shot like seven times."
I think this is my favorite stoner comedy of all time. Every time i watch it i laugh til it hurts. It doesn't mater if i'm sober or not either. It always work. James Franco has never been better and the rest of the cast are great as well. I can watch this movie over and over again and never get sick of it.
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