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Sunday, July 20, 2008

so many movies, so little time


so what do YOU do when it's raining? i watch movies. although i *should* be riding my bike in the rain because i said i would.

Rob Zombie's Halloween - well, good and bad. i like the story told about why Michael Myers became a phsychopathic killer, and it WAS plenty violent, but there are two main problems with Rob Zombie movies: 1) unnecessary amounts of nudity and 2) Rob Zombie's wife can't act her way out of a wet paper bag. Seriously. if you removed those 2 elements from the movie you'd probably have a kick ass horror flick, but instead mediocrity abounds. like seriously, i wonder if she's ever noticed that the only movie's she's in are her husband's movies.

The Brothers Solomon - two brothers that were home-schooled and completely nuts try to fulfill their father's dying request to have a grand-child. directed by Bob Odenkirk, it's one of those "if you like this guy, you'll like this film" type films. i do like Bob Odenkirk and i did find this movie funny, but then again i also enjoyed Night at the Roxbury. if you're going to watch it, make sure you hold right on till the credits when they show some of the out-takes.

Idiocracy - let me just say that i think Mike Judge is brilliant. the creator of Beavis and Butthead and Office Space brings to us the story of what will eventually happen to human kind. an average army private is part of an experiment to see if people can be put into hibernation and is accidentally stuck in hibernation for 500 years. when he awakes, he's the smartest man on the planet. i'd highly recommend anyone and everyone watch this movie so that you can find out what exactly will happen to people in 500 years. it's just a shame that Mike Judge rarely gets studio or financial backing for his films.

Hot Fuzz - the guys that brought us Sean of the Dead bring to us the story of a police officer that has become too good at what he does. because he's making the rest of the London police department look bad, they ship him off to a small rural town that has the lowest crime rate in the country. things get crazy after he notices a bizarre series of "accidents". hella good. lots of ridiculous violence, ridiculous jokes and an amazing ending. very gooder.

Superbad - brought to us by Judd Apatow and Seth Rogen. it's a movie about nerdy high school kids trying to get booze and get girlfriends before they go off to college. i had to force myself to watch this one all the way through. it had it's funny moments, and certainly had some laugh-out-loud moments, but not really enough to keep me interested. i suppose maybe there wasn't enough fart jokes to go with the sex and drinking jokes, or maybe the sex and drinking jokes are just getting old. i know a lot of people will disagree with me, but this movie ranks pretty much as "meh" for me. if it were sunny out, i wouldn't have bothered watching the whole thing.

most of these movies (with the exception of Idiocracy) are on The Movie Network on Demand, so you won't have to pay for them if you live in canada. Idiocracy you will have to pay for, but that's okay because it's a brilliant film. i'm hoping the rest of the day will be filled either with sunshine or i'll be forced to bore the world with my opinion of more movies.

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