Up on blu-ray. Very good. I like Edward Asner and I think Dug was hilarious.
Star Trek on blu-ray. It was good in IMAX, and it was good on home video. For me, the best movie of the year.
Star Trek Excellent movie. Can't wait to get my PS3, so I can watch it again in Blu-Ray.
Frost / Nixon Pretty good. Still a lot about him and that time period I don't know. I'm sure those that know more would appreciate it more.
Kill Bill Vol. 2 - Still high quality.
Just saw The Hangover for the first time. I was really underwhelmed - maybe I went into it with too high of expectations.
Spider-Man. I've fallen more out of love with those movies each time I watch them as I've gotten older.
The Shawshank Redemption. Hard to be better than this.
Speaking of being older, it'd been a few years since I'd sat to watch the entire thing (Shawshank) in one sitting. You see things differently than you do when you're younger. Makes me wonder what other movies/TV shows I'll appreciate and/or view differently with a few more years under my belt.
The second time, I was sober and excited to see all those jokes again and it fell completely flat, especially the absurd plot twists, the awful Tiger puppet and ... well ... everything. I just think that comedies were so much better back in the days when they were not dependent on having a plot to move a story along. No puzzles to solve. No lessons to learn.
I mean, yeah, there's some semblance of plot in these movies but never EVER does a character learn anything about themselves or try to win over a girl or change the world.
Comedies have really suffered when people started writing them like they are mysteries or dramas or action movies only with jokes added.
Considerable and notable exception to this rule: Any comedy written by the Coen Brothers.
I did still appreciate the payoff of the pictures at the end of The Hangover, though. That was still a nice touch.
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I think Hangover is the best comedy I have ever seen. And no I wasn't drunk when I saw it. I actually saw it at the bargain matinee showing at 11:00 AM on a Sunday. maybe by the end I was drunk with laughter. I'll see it again here in a few weeks and we'll see if I like it as well.
And I generally don't like comedies - most are too dumb and not funny.
You didn't think the Hangover was dumb? A tiger in the bathroom is not dumb?
Everyone has a different sense of humor, and I guess whatever type of humor Hangover was is my type of humor. Not sure why. There were several lines that just had be laughing out loud. And I enjoyed the plot a great deal also (if had a better plot than a lot of action/drama movies I have seen this year)
The tiger, the baby - it all worked. The only thing that didn't work for me, was the gay Asian guy - everything else I thought was right on
Metromix: "Is 'New Moon' the best yet?"
How do you come to that conclusion when there has only been 1 movie before it? I would understand if this was the third or fourth movie, whatever, but c'mon. At least say that it's "Better than the first."
BTW, those movies just get under my skin. The preteen heart-throb obsession movies. OMG, this is rediculous.
It wasn't the fact that there was a tiger in the bathroom that was funny, it was how it was handled.
Tigers LOVE pepper!
Not really a movie, but I saw Chicago (the musical). Was quite good, and actually showed how good the movie really was.
Pretty funny at times. Seemed real scripted though.
Precious really, really good. Type of movie that sticks with you for a few days, because the characters get under your skin - you care about them.
This is the darkest timeline.
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It had some funny parts, but on the whole was not good. At the end I was glad I graded papers while watching it. It wasn't worth 2 hours of my sole attention.
My experience with Apatow and his cronies is that the quality of his films has a direct correlation with the amount of pot humor in them. The first goes up as the latter goes down.
In general I think his TV shows (Freaks and Geeks, Undeclared) are much better than his films because they clean him up and force him not to take the cheap route to laughter.
"A man with no belly has no appetite for life."
- Salman Rushdie