A wise man once said “It’s not just about seeing Star Wars two weeks before everyone else. You’ve gotta plow through crap like Marie Antoinette and Catwoman as well.” I have the fortune of being able to see all of the films that I want, and find out that they are only worth one viewing (or less) before I would willingly pay for the DVD…and subsequently end up hating myself later. But for every The Whoopee Boys there has to be an Indiana Jones, and because of the great films I am able to put myself further in debt every week.
Director: Michael McCullers
Cast: Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Greg Kinnear, Dax Shepard, Romany Malco, Sigourney Weaver, Steve Martin
Rated: Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual humor, language and a drug reference.
Synopsis: A woman who can’t conceive, employs another woman to be her baby mama.
Why Buy It?: So I will just throw this out there, and say what you will. i loved mean girls. I thought it was hilarious, and it had a bunch of hot chicks in it. Now how can you argue with the fact that Tina Fey is a fantastic comedic writer? She brings intelligence and wit to any project she is involved in. Poehler is also fantastic. This film has quality SNL written all over it with Fey, Poehler, Will Forte, Martin and writer/directer Michael McCullers on board. This is a funny movie, and I wasn’t surprised.
It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia – Season 3
Cast: Rob McElhenney, Glenn Howerton, Charlie Day, Kaitlin Olson, Danny DeVito.
Synopsis: Five of the funniest idiots on Earth…
Why Buy It?: I was recently turned on to this show by our own Neil Miller, and I have to say I am truly addicted. I have breezed through the first two seasons, and now I have to have the third. This is easily one of the most simultaneously funny and offensive shows I have ever seen. From underage drinking, dumpster babies, to dating retarded people, this show finds a way to offend you in a very funny way.
Cool Hand Luke
Director: Stuart Rossenberg
Cast: Paul Newman, Dennis , Strother Martin
Synopsis: The birth of the anti-hero and disgusting hard-boiled egg eating competitions.
Why Buy It?: This is literally one of the coolest movies ever made. I mean it was like watching that bad kid in class that you’d silently beg to stop harassing the teacher because you didn’t want to see him get in trouble. Paul Newman has had many films that have raised him into iconic stature but Cool Hand Luke, at least for me, is a favorite. How can you argue against anything Newman? As a side note, my other favorite film of his would have to be The Hustler.
The Forbidden Kingdom
Director: Rob Minkoff
Cast: Jet Li, Jackie Chan, Michael Angarano
Synopsis: All I know is that this involves some Kung Fu and a monkey king…
Why Rent It?: While a bunch of critics gave this a warm-luke-warm reception, which came as a big surprise to me, I still have little to no interest in this one. I guess it is kind of a spoof on Kung Fu films? It just looks to me like Jack Chan, who is already washed up, is dragging Jet Li down in the gutter with him and decided to make a martial arts kid friendly film. Not much appeal for me, but I will still check it out.
The Big Lebowski – 10th Anniversary Limited Edition
Director: Joel and Ethan Coen
Cast: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianna Moore, Steve Buscemi, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Tara Reid, John Turturro
Rated: Rated R for pervasive strong language, drug content, sexuality and brief violence.
Synopsis: I really like the Israeli translation of the tagline for this one – Lebowski: Not a man, a way of life.
Why Rent It?: Are we ready for this one? I have never watched The Big Lebowski in its entirety. I just never got into the movie. I mean, I love the Coen brothers. I have loved almost every movie of theirs, but I could never understand the following that this film has. I am hoping that maybe if I force myself to sit and watch the entire thing, that maybe…just maybe…i will understand all the shouts and cries from Lebowski fans from all over the globe.
Zombies! Zombies! Zombies! – Strippers VS Zombies
Director: Jason Murhpy
Cast: Tiffany Shepis, Jessica Barton, Hollie Winnard. Lyanna Tumaneng
Synopsis: Haven’t you ever seen a zombie movie?
Why Rent It?: I promised the lovely Tiffany Shepis that I would check out some of her films. I love horror, but I rarely get to see the type of stuff that they show at Screamfest and whatnot. From what I hear though, this is a really cool Zombie flick. Not to mention, but the film has a hardcore helping of very hot females.
Unstable Fables: Tortoise vs. Hare
Director: Howard E. Baker, Arish Fyzee
Cast: Jay Leno, Danny Glover, Drake Bell, Vivica A. Fox
Synopsis: Modern takes on old fables, a new source of income for old Hollywood.
Why Avoid It?: I don’t know what some agents are thinking. I can just hear Jay Leno’s agent “well Jay, you are going to be retiring from late night and you need a steady flow of income. Let’s get you into a kids movie that will never be shown in a theater.” Why? I mean, I could be a better agent. Danny Glover’s career has been spiraling our of control ever since his last day on the force. I just don’t get it. Maybe kids don’t care who voices these characters, but it depresses me.
Director: Uwe Boll
Cast: Ralf Moeller, Jodelle Ferland
Synopsis: A man is buried alive, and digs himself out for revenge.
Why Avoid It?: Oh Uwe Boll. For the man who everyone is attempting to kick off of the big screen, he had four films in 2007…that is four more than me, and I think that is a problem. Seed‘s most accomplished thespians are Ralf Moeller and Jodelle Ferland? Wow, this one is just asking to get gut-punched. The film is already #63 on IMDB’s bottom 100. What else can I say that Boll is a disease that is spreading quickly, and soon we will all be numbed to bad cinema.
The Last Days of Left Eye
Director: Lauren Lazin
Cast: Rozonda ‘Chilli’ Thomas, Tionne ‘T-Boz’ Watkins
Synopsis: A documentary showing the life and death of Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes
Why Avoid It?: Ummm, please don’t yell at me for this one…but once someone has relinquished their pop-culture relevance, who cares? First off, no one has cared about TLC for like 10 years. No one cared about TLC when Left Eye died in 2002. So why should anyone care now? This is like six years late, and I has forgot about much cooler stuff in the last six years since TLC. On a side note, it is terrible that she is dead. However, I still don’t get the point six years later.
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