On topic I'm watching The Mummy right now, haven't seen it since like 2003. I watched Rango Yesterday, I thought it was just ok, pretty standard animated flick. I did however love the Fear and Loathing reference at the beginning, in a childrens movie no less .
Oh man, Rango was so far from standard animated flick! That was one of my favorite movies so far this year. So trippy.
We just went to the drive-in and saw Our Idiot Brother, which was delightful, and the first thirty minutes of Final Destination 5: The Finalest Destination (per Stormy's suggestion). I loved it, but I was outnumbered. We made it up to the point that the gymnast chick died. I would call that the best Final Destination death ever if I had seen the rest of the movie, but alas.
Our Idiot Brother wasn't often laugh-out-loud funny. It's predictable but heartwarming nevertheless. Not really breaking any new ground, but honestly Paul Rudd as a naive, carefree hippie is just so much fun to watch. I had a permanent smile on my face. He's really a fantastic comedic actor - not over-the-top man-child like HG complains about with Will Ferrell and Seth Rogen, and not smart-guy humor, just genuine and witty. It's the perfect role for him. His character does have a cathartic moment near the end that's impactful, but I would recommend seeing it if you like Paul Rudd, and for no other reason, basically.
Not really sure if it's an upcoming show or a movie... But I have a ticket to see the Red Hot Chili Peppers movie concert thing on Tuesday. I think it will be really cool, but I also don't know if I can sit down and watch that kind of show. I'll report back!
Post by Friendly Destroyer on Aug 30, 2011 6:31:09 GMT -8
Our Idiot Brother was totally pleasent. As far as mainstream comedies go, I liked it. While there are straight up gags here and there, they're actually funny because Paul Rudd's character is well done and his reaction is just as much part of the gag.
Case in point, while your typical Will Farrell shit show would show some "funny" by having a straight guy having a threesome with another couple (Man/Woman) as only funny because of "dudes kissing dudes", which to me feels slightly homophobic, because the sole point of the scene would be to "awekward" out the audience because "Dudes kissing dudes" is the only joke being made. This movie makes the joke more so about Rudd's character being in that situation, which doesn't feel ofensive. Although I must say, and I know how everyone loves it when I say these things (You're welcome, you're welcome!), why does Hollywood always need to portray gay characters (especially secondary characters, being Zoey Dechanell's character) falling for straight people (a la, The Kids Are Alright)? Like as if their sexual orientation is nothing more than a pair of shoes they can take on and off and spice up with different styles at any given moment when the right hot guy or girl walks into the room. If you are trying to tell the story about people struggling with being comfortable to express themselves in society as who they are, because at times society still likes to think like a Caveman and puts terrible pressure on those people to possibly second guess themselves because Caveman Society is making them feel "not normal" so they do things that may be intrinsically not who they are, is one thing. But to make your secondary character, in a movie that is not trying to challenge the social climate we live in, "flip floppy gay" is kind of an odd choice to me and leaves the door wide open for "people who just don't quite get it yet" to think gay is not a real thing and that they all could be in straight relationships if they met the right hot artist, or something.
Finally got around to seeing Scream 4 last night and I thought it was great. It far exceeded my expectations after the atrocity that was the third one. I loved the opening scene!
The gore was amped up but not ridiculous or over the top, and the ending was actually well thought out and clever. I hope that this is where the series ends because it would be on a high note.
Right?!!!! it was infinitely better than i thought it was going to be. obviously there's no need for any further sequels, but i honestly wouldn't be opposed to it - as long as they're more like part 4 and less like part 3.