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    I wasnt stoned for Pineapple Express either but I thought it was absolutely hilarious.

    Spicoli, what did you think of The Hammer? My brother and I really like Adam Carolla so we saw and it thought it was hilarious.

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    Also, Pineapple Express wasn't directed by Apatow, he just helped produce.

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    Also, Pineapple Express wasn't directed by Apatow, he just helped produce.
    I mean he only directed Knocked Up and 40 Year Old virgin. But he wrote/produced a bunch of other movies, including Pineapple Express. So I consider them all "Apatow movies."

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    For those of ou that don't mind a really good chic flick....(in subtitles to boot)

    See if you can find:

    More than blue(Korean movie with english subtitles) Just released this year. Watched on the plane back from Seoul when I was captiveon a plane for 11 hours and there was nothing else to watch.....

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    Rachel Getting Married
    I loved it. I thought the direction was spectacular and that Anne Hathaway blew away Kate Winslet. But what do I know. I liked Mickey Rourke and Darren Aronofsky.

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    The Brothers Bloom ... B

    I saw this a few weeks ago, but I haven't really had time to post lately. I really enjoyed most of it. Unlike Rian Johnson's first writing / directing job with the fantastic neonoir Brick, this one has a definite Wes Anderson feel to it. As much as it's about 'the con' it's also about storytelling. I did have three problems with it.

    1) CASTING: The very first thing that came to mind as soon as Brody and Ruffalo appeared on screen was that they were totally miscast. The first is a small point, or a tall one I guess - but the height difference was a bit distracting. But more than that, I just didn't buy Brody as the wide-eyed younger brother. Swapping roles would have made a significantly more believable product.

    2) ENDING: The first 30 minutes were excellent, the middle chunk of the film was pretty good, but the final 30 minutes really dragged. Without getting into any specifics, I'm conflicted about the ending. I have way more thoughts about this I could shove into spoiler tags, but I hope someone else checks this film out and discusses.

    3) UNEXPLAINED: These complaints won't make sense unless you've seen it, but I never really figured out why Brody and Ruffalo felt the way they did about Diamond Dog (I have one thought from the bar scene) and it was never explained how Penelope escaped the police.



    Abel Raises Cain ... B

    I stumbled upon this documentary browsing Hulu in Memphis' airport during a 5+hr cancelled flight delay. Jenny Abel takes a look at her father Alan Abel - America's greatest media hoaxer (a career launched by caused by fornicating animals and the resulting traffic jam). For fifty-ish years, Abel has been behind SINA - an organization dedicated to clothing animals ("A nude horse is a rude horse"), a school dedicated to teaching proper panhandling (Omar's School for Beggars), a fake company specializing in euthanasia cruises... no matter how absurd, Abel always seemed to get the media to bite and fall for his hoaxes (or what he calls "allegorical satire"). Technically speaking, it wasn't an amazing documentary (a big missing component is an explanation as to how in the world any of these ultra-elaborate hoaxes were paid for?) but it certainly was fascinating and quite funny.
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    The Departed
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    Ghostbusters 2. Still my all-time favorite movie.

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    We went and saw The Hangover today. it was actually my wife's idea. Crude, Rude, and funny as all get out. I have not laughed so hard in a long time.

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    I was so turned off by the "teacher" and his behavior during his introduction that I think it served as a major buzzkill. The movie was pretty flat for me. (Not just because of that.)

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    I was so turned off by the "teacher" and his behavior during his introduction that I think it served as a major buzzkill. The movie was pretty flat for me. (Not just because of that.)
    This is interesting because I have a friend who is studying to be dentist and also hated the movie. Granted this friend is a girl, but I think part of her dislike was the way they ripped on dentists.

    Personally, I thought it was frickin' hilarious. Galifinakis was funny every time he said something pretty much.

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    I was so turned off by the "teacher" and his behavior during his introduction that I think it served as a major buzzkill. The movie was pretty flat for me. (Not just because of that.)
    I laughed at that because I have known teachers like that and, I hate to say it, have been there a couple times myself. Teachers party harder than most people realize.

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    I was watching aliens this evening and had a damage control moment when my daughter who I thought was asleep walked in and freaked out a bit.

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    I was watching aliens this evening and had a damage control moment when my daughter who I thought was asleep walked in and freaked out a bit.
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    just saw up. absolutely pixar's finest work. great storyline. I'd give it a 9.5/10
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    Pirates of the Caribbean 3
    Don't ask Marvin Harrison what he did during the bye week. "Batman never told where the Bat Cave is," he explained.

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    I rented Passengers last night.

    Wish I hadn't.
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    I laughed at that because I have known teachers like that and, I hate to say it, have been there a couple times myself. Teachers party harder than most people realize.

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    The Visitor This is the type of movie I usually like, but this was a little too slow, a little too restrained for me.

    The Proposal No this wasn't any good.

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    My Bloody Valentine 3D

    Sooooo bad.

    4/10

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    Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

    Standard Bay fare, just like the first flick. Lots of special effects, lots of explosions, and lots of immature humor. I liked this one slightly more simply for the battle sequences, most notably those involving Prime.

    The robot designs are still horrendous and it's still hard to tell what's going on at times during battles because of those terrible designs.

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    And the part with the dogs was completely unnecessary.

    Fun flick for casual fans. Horrible adaptation for old-school Transfans.

    8/10

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    The reviews for Transformers are horrible. For many that I read it isn't just that the reviewers didn't like the movei, they actively hated it. Really, I would rather sit through 2.5 hours of root canal than watch Transformers 2. I still have nightmares from the first half of the first Transformers that I saw and I blame every other of my problems on having watched Armageddon. Really I think what Bay has done to the summer blockbuster movie is criminal.

    This is my favorite review.

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    And yet, despite having lowered the artistic bar to Death Valley levels, director Michael Bay has somehow managed to figure out a way to slither beneath with the flexibility of the pole dancers-in-training that he prefers to hire as his female extras. This isn’t just the worst of the summer mega-movies--this utterly incoherent craptacular is one of the worst things of any type to come along in a while. In fact, I almost feel as if I should go back to my reviews of such other summer misfires as “Wolverine,” “Terminator Resurrection” and “Year One” and give them an extra star apiece on the theory that while they are all dreadful measure, they are at least run-of-the-mill bad and not the kind of apocalyptically awful garbage seen here.

    Unfortunately, this film is far worse than your typical stab at four-quadrant foolishness--this represents one of the most complete abdications of artistic principle that I can recall in all of my years of moviegoing. Simply put, not only does nothing work right here, everything is so bad in so many different ways that you get the sense that all involved privately decided make one of the most nightmarishly awful movies ever produced on purpose as some kind of sick private joke. The screenplay by Ehren Kruger and Robert Orci & Alex Kurtzman is an atrocity for the ages--it doesn’t make a lick of sense at any given point, even on an individual scene-by-scene basis, the story goes absolutely nowhere and there isn’t a single line of dialogue heard (not that you can hear many of them over the explosions that dominate the soundtrack) that you would ever want to quote to someone unless it was out of pure derision for what passes for screenwriting these days. (In that regard, the high/low point would probably have to be the moment when an Autobot taunts its enemy with the semi-immortal “Punk-*** Decepticon.” Even more bewildering is the borderline racist tone that is on display throughout--besides the aforementioned jive-talking Autobots, virtually everyone in the film who isn’t a true-blooded American type is portrayed in a stereotypical manner that makes “Mandingo” look like a lesson in cultural sensitivity by comparison.



    The acting from all involved is on a level not seen since the days of Irwin Allen--everyone just screams their dialogue in the laziest manner possible and then ducks from whatever is currently being tossed at them. Even John Turturro, who was the most entertaining aspect of the first film simply because he alone seemed to realize the ridiculousness of his surroundings and responded in kind with a deliberately hammy turn--this time around, he just looks mortified to be there, never more so than in the moment in which he is inexplicably forced to reveal that he is wearing a jockstrap. The only performer worth watching is Megan Fox and that is only when she is standing around while the other actors are talking around her--the sight of her patiently awaiting her cue while trying to look anything other than bored beyond belief is borderline hilarious. Then again, you can hardly blame the actors for not really trying since they have been given some of the least developed characters outside of the porn industry or an Uwe Boll film to portray. Yes, all of the actors surely cashed big paychecks this time around and while that is as pure as a motive for doing something as anything, the results here are so bad that everyone involved should be ashamed of themselves.

    For starters, the fight scenes are as bad as they come--between the fact that all the robots pretty much blend together after a while and that the brawls have all be captured via spinning cameras and rapid-fire editing, it is virtually impossible to figure out who is fighting who and who is winning at any given time. Then there is the fact that while the army of technicians have been able to create imaging programs that allow the robots to transform in an instant, they have failed to depict them in even the most slightly convincing manner--since these lumbering contraptions have no real sense of mass or weight to them, it is impossible to buy into their reality for a second. As for Michael Bay, who once displayed a keen visual eye in such genuinely enjoyable films as “The Rock” and “Armageddon” (both of which I will admit to liking), his skills have atrophied to such a point that not only is there not a single interesting image to be found in any of its 150 minutes, his inability to depict even the slightest amount of competent spatial geography that would allow us to get a sense of where everyone is in regards to everyone else during the big battles is so glaring that if he turned this in as a class project in a community college film course, it would get a failing grade. (If you want an example of the importance of proper spatial geography within the context of an action movie, I urge you to wait a couple of weeks and check out Kathryn’s Bigelow’s stunning “The Hurt Locker”--that film writes the book on the subject while this one never even bothers to crack it open


    “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” is such an assault on the senses that the experience of watching is not unlike being in “The Accused”--the audience members are the brutalized victims while the film serves as both the savage attackers and the relentlessly pounding pinball machine. In fact, the best thing that I can possibly say about it is that it isn’t the single worst film that Bay has made to date and that only because, unlike the odious “Bad Boys II,” this film doesn’t have an extended car chase scene in which the corpses of dead hookers begin spilling out of the back of a morgue truck in order to serve as speed bumps. Then again, there is always the inevitable extended DVD to look forward to, I guess.
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    it is interesting to see how the critics' reviews for Transformers has been brutal while regular movie goers seem to have liked it *A- in yahoo user reviews*...have to wait till Saturday to see it...

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    Yikes, that is a harsh review...
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    I know some of you might argue, who cares what the critics say - and that is fine, if you want to see a movie, you shouldn't let a critic talk you out of going to see it. But also, some of you might suggest something like, "critics never like the big summer blockbuster movies". But that isn't true, they loved Dark Knight , Star Trek and Iron Man .

    I think critics do a pretty good job analyzing the big blockbuster movies - where you have to be careful is when they give a great review to "smaller" movies that they often like just because they are different or unusual. If you don't like offbeat character study type movies then don't go see those even though a critic gives it 5 stars. But I think if you like the summer blockbusters then I think it is worthwhile to see what movie critics think of the movie
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