XIPHOS AND THE VAUNTED MINI-REVIEW
I’ve had a chance to watch some movies on DVDs lately and I thought I would throw out some quick mini-reviews because I’m too lazy to write out long ones and except for one, I really don’t care enough to write out a longer review. As a bonus this helps to keep the content on the front page fresh.
The Hangover: I haven’t laughed this little at an alleged comedy since I watched Tropic Thunder. I maybe laughed once, maybe chuckled a couple of times and sat there feeling sad that The Hangover is held up as good comedy. Four unlikable douche bags go to Vegas and make a boring movie, great thanks. The whole time I watched The Hangover I tried to figure out why these three were friends, because I didn’t see it. Also, I wanted to strangle that loser from the American Office and that fat fuck with the beard is a suck hole of funny, screen presence and acting skill.
Nerd Trek/T4: These are basically the same movie. I watched them over the weekend again to see if my opinion would change. It didn’t. For the life of me I can’t really remember that much about either movie and I’ve seen both twice now. They were ok while watching, nothing more nothing less.
Role Models: I enjoyed this movie way more than I thought I would. Stifler and Paul Rudd were very good in it and the story, while fairly manipulative, didn’t make you feel like a tool for buying into it and the movie was pretty damn funny. Plus it had naked FEMALE breasts in it which is always appreciated and rarely seen in movies anymore outside of those shot in the San Fernando Valley. The black kid and McLovin’ were particularly funny in their roles as was Jane Lynch.
TV ODDS AND ENDS
Scrubs: Why? The show went on three seasons too long to begin with and now they are trying to jump start it with new people and that was after a very good series finale at the end of last season. About the only good thing about the “new” Scrubs is some of the girls are kind of hot. Unfortunately, the comedy is as cold as Siberia.
Better Off Ted: I’ve never worked in an office or any sort of corporate (as in business) environment so I have zero frame of reference about how things in that world work. My entire vision of those places come from movies, TV shows or when you office workers go off about your jobs, so to me this show is frigging funny. Portia De Rossi is actually talented and funny. Who knew? The guy who plays Ted has great deadpan reactions to the wackiness that surrounds him and the two nerd scientists are a riot. I’ve really enjoyed this show. Now the first couple of episodes this season were rocky but the last two have been back to form.