Posts Tagged ‘hilarious’

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#12: The Hangover

January 30, 2011

Yes, I did watch this hungover.

So what’s it about?: Three guys wake up in Vegas after a crazy bachelor party having lost the groom and all of their memories of the chaos that ensued the previous night!

The Good: This movie is both hilarious and amazingly well structured.  And of course has the key ingredients of any classic raunchy comedy: 1 part quotable one-liners, 1 part hilarious pratfalls, and 1 part actual plot.  Not to mention the comedic combination of Zach Galifinakis, Ed Helms and Bradley Cooper is just inspired and GOLDEN.

The Bad: After watching it again, parts of this film do drag on a bit, but only to pick right back up again!

The Verdict: One of the classic comedies of a generation.  This is one of those films people will still be watching, and still be trying to copy, for years to come.  Do yourself a favor and watch it.

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#60: Elf

December 20, 2009

So what’s it about?: A man raised by elves goes to New York to find his real father… who’s on the naughty list *gasp!*.  Some holiday chaos ensues.

The Good: Well frankly this is the greatest Christmas movie of the decade hands down.  It’s funny, it’s got a great story, Will Ferrell is freaking hilarious, Zooey Deschanel is awesome as always (and blonde!), and it’s fun for the whole family.  Plus it’ll put even the Grinchiest Scrooge into the holiday spirit!

The Bad: What is bad about this film?  The fact that if you don’t have TiVo you have to sit through commercials.  Well, and the fact that it’s pretty much pure Christmas fluff.

The Verdict: While it may not be the greatest Christmas movie of all time (that honor goes to It’s a Wonderful Life) it’s definitely in the top 10.  So grab the family, and pop this one onto your TV this holiday season.

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#59: Pirate Radio

December 20, 2009

or The Movie Formerly Known As The Boat That Rocked

So what’s it about?: 1960s England.  Pirate radio stations broadcast illegal music from off-shore.  Uptight politicians would rather listen to elevator music.  Chaos ensues.

The Good: This movie is HILARIOUS!  Like, really, really funny.  It’s basically Love Actually on a boat in the 60s, and of course it would be seeing as how Richard Curtis wrote and directed both films.  While not as touching as Love Actually, and not nearly as good of a film, it’s still charming and in the end has you rooting for all of its five bajillion characters.  And naturally, for a movie about rock and roll, it has a killer soundtrack.  Plus bonus points for great opening and closing credit sequences.

The Bad: There are a lot of characters, which results in not a lot of development.  Some plot lines just get dropped to the wayside never to return.  And some scenes are just plain filler.

The Verdict: It’s certainly not a classic, award winning, memorable enough to even be talked about come 2010, but hey, it’s a fun movie, and if you ever find yourself looking for something to watch it sure won’t disappoint!

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#56: New Moon

December 15, 2009

Ah, yes, the movie every female ages 10-24 and her mother has seen!

So what’s it about?: In case you live in a box, New Moon is about an extremely boring and plain human girl who has the ability to attract every guy at her school, including a sparkle fairy (aka vampire) and a perpetually shirtless shape-shifter (aka werewolf).  Chaos ensues… but mostly via the screaming girls in the audience.

The Good: This is hands down the greatest comedy of the year.  I laughed so hard it hurt and then I laughed some more.  And I’m not gonna lie, Taylor Lautner worked (out) really hard to keep his role, and it payed off.  Oh, and the special effects aren’t as laughably bad as they were in Twilight. And the soundtrack is pretty good (hey, The Killers even have a song!).

The Bad: Well, Stephanie Meyer is to classic monsters as Audrey Niffenegger is to time traveler.  But since this is a movie blog, not a book blog, I’ll leave the griping to all those readers out there.  Nevertheless, New Moon lacks the basics of any movie: acting, directing, writing.  But that’s kind of what makes it SO HILARIOUS.

The Verdict: Just like Twilight, it’s porn for preteens.  Plus, if you haven’t already seen it by now, you’re not going to, and trust me, you’re not missing anything.

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#21: Snakes on a Plane

October 5, 2009

snakesonaplaneYes.  That Movie.

So what’s it about?: Snakes.  On a plane.  Chaos ensues.

The Good: Samuel L. Jackson is a badass.  He could fight teddy bears on a marshmallow sailboat and still be cool.

The Bad: There’s snakes.  On a plane.

The Verdict: See this movie.  And laugh.  Because I’m pretty sure even the creators of this movie didn’t even take it seriously.

And, funnily enough, this movie actually got a fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.  Awesome.