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VIDEO: MOVIES: REVIEW: The Five-Year Engagement (2012)

4/2/2023

RATINGS:
Clint: Netflix: 3/5 stars. IMDB: 7/10.
Carolyn: Netflix: 3/5 stars. IMDB: 7/10.
The native public rating for this movie is: IMDB: 3.2/10, Netflix: 6.2/5 stars.

I'd rather be watching TV![IMDB link]

UNCOMFORTABLE PLOT SUMMARY (inspired by this): Wedding repeatedly ruined by life’s bullshit.

THOUGHTS:

Carolyn’s thoughts: I was hoping it would be funnier, but it was more on the romance side than the comedy side. It wasn’t a bad movie, though, but it was more a generic rom-com than a funny and unique rom-com.

Clint’s thoughts: It’s a romantic comedy, but the emphasis is really more on the romance than the comedy with this one. Comedy-wise, you really have to be a fan of schadenfreude to be able to enjoy this. So yes, I still found it funny. I just wish it’d been a bit *funnier*, with less suffering. Poor Jason Segel.

PEOPLE:

Directed by Nicholas Stoller (Get Him To The Greek, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Neighbors aka Bad Neighbors).
Written by: Jason Segel (Forgetting Sarah Marshall) & Nicholas Stoller (Get Him To The Greek, Fun With Dick And Jane, 3 eps of Undeclared).

Starring Jason Segel (I Love You Man, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Knocked Up, Undeclared, This Is The End, This Is 40, Can’t Hardly Wait, SLC Punk, Bad Teacher, Despicable Me, Freaks And Geeks, How I Met Your Mother) as Tom Solomon.
Emily Blunt (Looper, Dan In Real Life, The Wolfman) as Violet Barnes.
Chris Pratt (Guardians Of The Galaxy, Her, Take Me Home Tonight, Movie 43, What’s Your Number?, The Lego Movie, Jennifer’s Body) as Alex Eilhauer, Tom’s friend.
Alison Brie (Scream 4, The Lego Movie, Diane from BoJack Horseman, 1 ep of Axe Cop, 1 ep of High School USA, 1 ep of Robot Chicken, 1 ep of American Dad, 1 ep of NTSF:SD:SUV::) as Suzie Barnes-Eilhauer, Violet’s hotter-but-less-pretty sister.
Lauren Weedman (Date Night, 1 ep of Arrested Development, 1 ep of Childrens Hospital, 1 ep of Curb Your Enthusiasm) as Chef Sally.
Mimi Kennedy (Due Date, Death Becomes Her, Erin Brockovich) as Carol Solomon, Tom’s mom.
David Paymer (Bad Teacher, Fanboy, Howard The Duck, Drag Me To Hell, Ocean’s 13, City Slickers, Irreconcilable Differences, 6 eps of The Larry Sanders Show, 1 ep of Duckman) as Pete Solomon, Tom’s dad.
Jacki Weaver as Sylvia Dickerson-Barnes, Violet’s mom.
Jim Piddock (Get Him To The Greek, Epic Movie, Independence Day, Multiplicity, 7 eps of Mad About You, 4 eps of Batman: The Brave And The Bold, 1 ep of NTSF:SD:SUV::, 1 ep of Childrens Hospital) as George Barnes, Violet’s dad.
Dakota Johnson (The Social Network, Date And Switch, 1 ep of The Office) as Audrey, Tom’s young girlfriend.
Rhys Ifans (Curt Connors in The Amazing Spider-Man, Xenophilius Lovegood in Harry Potter 7, Mr. Nobody) as Winton Childs.
Mindy Kaling (Kelly in The Office, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Wreck-It Ralph, This Is The End, Despicable Me) as Vaneetha.
Randall Park (Neighbors aka Bad Neighbors, Dinner For Schmucks, 3 eps of MADtv, 1 ep of Robot Chicken, 1 ep of The Office, 1 ep of Curb Your Enthusiasm) as Ming.
Kevin Hart (Scary Movie 3-4, The 40-Year Old Virgin, Epic Movie, Superhero Movie, Death At A Funeral, Little Fockers, Along Came Polly) as Doug.
Brian Posehn as Tarquin.
Chris Parnell (Cyril in Archer, Anchorman 2, Rick & Morty, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, The Dictator, Turbo, Saturday Night Live, 3 eps of Gravity Falls, 2 eps of The Problem Solverz, 2 eps of Drunk History) as Bill.
and Tim Heidecker as Negotiating Chef. Didn’t even notice him!Mood: meh
Music: Diabolic – Killing Fields


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VIDEO: MOVIES: REVIEW: The Five-Year Engagement (2012)

VIDEO: MOVIES: REVIEW: The Five-Year Engagement (2012)

4/2/2023

RATINGS:
Clint: Netflix: 3/5 stars. IMDB: 7/10.
Carolyn: Netflix: 3/5 stars. IMDB: 7/10.
The native public rating for this movie is: IMDB: 3.2/10, Netflix: 6.2/5 stars.

I'd rather be watching TV![IMDB link]

UNCOMFORTABLE PLOT SUMMARY (inspired by this): Wedding repeatedly ruined by life’s bullshit.

THOUGHTS:

Carolyn’sthoughts: I was hoping it would be funnier, but it was more on the romance side than the comedy…

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Aug
25th
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VIDEO: MOVIES: REVIEW: A Film With Me In It (2008)

 movie coverI'd rather be watching TV![IMDB link] [Netflix link]

PEOPLE: The main character’s friend Pierce is played by Dylan Moran, who was David in Shaun Of The Dead and Gordon in Run,Fatboy,Run, and was in the Black Books series. Keith Allen (Jack) was messenger #2 in The Toxic Avenger 2, and was in an ep of Spaced, 24 Hour Party People, and Trainspotting (as a dealer).

PLOT SUMMARY: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1139319/synopsis

QUIRKS: Morbid dry black comedy. Or that’s what IMDB told me, anyway. It wasn’t actually funny.

POLITICS: Police are so prosecutor-hungry that if something happens that makes you look guilty, they’ll find a way to lock you up even if you didn’t do it. Remember The Fugitive? That’s one approach. Another approach is to try to lie your ass off about what happened. That *should* be funny… But in this case, they managed to make it NOT FUNNY.

GOOD STUFF: Nothing!

BAD STUFF: Boring! Not funny! Black humor fail!

CONCLUSION: Even though the plot could have been made interesting, this movie was an incredibly boring, dull, uninteresting disaster. Nothing about it was ever, at any point, enjoyable. Dull, dull, dull, and it never got un-dull, even when people were dying left and right. There were maybe 1 or 2 genuine laughs, and they were not worth the expense of trudging through the rest of this boring piece of shit movie.

RATINGS:
Clint: Netflix: 1.7/5 stars. IMDB: 3.6/10.
Carolyn: Netflix: 2/5 stars. IMDB: 4/10.

The native public rating for this movie is: IMDB: 6.6/10, Netflix: 3.0/5 stars (Netflix‘s predicted rating for us was 3.7/5 stars–WRONG, WRONG, WRONG! WRONG, NETFLIX!!!!!).

RECOMMENDATION: STEER CLEAR FROM THIS PILE OF GARBAGE!

SIMILAR MOVIES: Described as a more lighthearted version of Very Bad Things (which I haven’t seen).

MOVIE QUOTE: “When I left this apartment there were two dead people… How many are there now?”

FRIENDS’ RATINGS: They’re lucky enough to have not seen this garbage!Mood: slow torrent bluesy
Music: Wallride – New Year’s Day


Filed under: Carolyn, Clint, Media, Movies, People, Reviews, Video

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VIDEO: MOVIES: REVIEW: A Film With Me In It (2008)

VIDEO: MOVIES: REVIEW: A Film With Me In It (2008)

 movie coverI'd rather be watching TV![IMDB link] [Netflix link]

PEOPLE: The main character’s friend Pierce is played by Dylan Moran, who was David in Shaun Of The Dead and Gordon in Run,Fatboy,Run, and was in the Black Books series. Keith Allen (Jack) was messenger #2 in The Toxic Avenger 2, and was in an ep of Spaced, 24 Hour Party People, and Trainspotting (as a dealer).

PLOT SUMMARY: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1139319/synopsis

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Aug
24th
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VIDEO: MOVIES: REVIEW: The Starving Games (2013) [Hunger Games parody]

VIDEO: MOVIES: REVIEW: The Starving Games (2013) [Hunger Games parody]

Clint: 2.6/5 stars, 5.4/10. 
Carolyn: 2.6/5 stars, 4.6/10. 
Native ratings: 2.9/5 stars Netflix, 3.3/10 IMDB (ouch!!).

From the makers of Movie Movie, comes Not Another Movie Movie. 

Just kidding.

This was an utterly generic Friedberg-Seltzer spoof movie. They have done many before this, and they are universally reviled as some of the worst comedic movies — oftne in the IMDB lowest 100 movies ever — Yet they KEEP GETTING MADE OVER AND OVER AND OVER. And we keep watching them. Somehow they keep getting money and keep making movies that usually get IMDB-rated in the 1-4 out of 10 range.  How? I don’t know. Maybe people like me. I legitimately enjoyed the movie, even if a lot of the jokes were groan-inducingly bad. It was still a comedy in a sea of boring dramas, celebrity bullshit, and lame-ass infotainment.  

Anyway, think of the difference between the best Robot Chicken episode, and the worst episode of Mad:TAS (the animated Mad Magazine cartoon; a “poor man’s Robot Chicken”).  That is how big the difference between a GOOD spoof movie (Airplane, Scary Movie) and a BAD spoof movie (this, Epic Movie, Date Movie, etc) is.  

This falls in the bad category.

It’s still a pill that can be swallowed if you just want some *STUPID* mindless entertainment. And if you’re a big Hunger Games fan (we are), it probably helps get this pill down. And also the alcohol we had. 

LINK URL: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2403029/combined


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VIDEO: MOVIES: REVIEW: The Starving Games (2013) [Hunger Games parody]

VIDEO: MOVIES: REVIEW: The Starving Games (2013) [Hunger Games parody]

VIDEO: MOVIES: REVIEW: The Starving Games (2013) [Hunger Games parody]

Clint: 2.6/5 stars, 5.4/10. 
Carolyn: 2.6/5 stars, 4.6/10. 
Native ratings: 2.9/5 stars Netflix, 3.3/10 IMDB (ouch!!).

From the makers of Movie Movie, comes Not Another Movie Movie. 

Just kidding.

This was an utterly generic Friedberg-Seltzer spoof movie. They have done many before this, and they are universally reviled as…

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Aug
19th
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VIDEO: MOVIES: REVIEW: The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet (2013)

VIDEO: MOVIES: REVIEW: The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet (2013)

Clint: 3/5 stars, 7/10. 
Carolyn: 3/5 stars, 7/10. 
Native ratings: 7.1/10 IMDB. Not available on Netflix at the time of this review-writing.

Clint’s thoughts: This is like the worst movie Jean-Pierre Jeunet has done (that we’ve watched; I’m uninterested in some). It’s a family adventure drama. I mostly watched this for hopes of awesome visuals — we watched it in 3-D, to make use of our too-expensive 3DHDTV.  It was kind of a let-down because the subject matter itself wasn’t that exciting. Sad kid story. Kid is smart. Story is still sad. Interesting, but not our cup of tea.

Carolyn’s thoughts: It was very colorful, and the 3-D was pretty neat.  But then it had a boring stretch in the middle.  

Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet (The City of Lost Children, Delicatessen, Amelie, Micmacs)
Written by Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Guillaume Laurant (The City Of Lost Children, Amelie, Micmacs)

Based on a book by Reif Larsen (famous author in That Awkward Moment).

LINK URL: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1981107/combined


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VIDEO: MOVIES: REVIEW: The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet (2013)

VIDEO: MOVIES: REVIEW: The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet (2013)

VIDEO: MOVIES: REVIEW: The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet (2013)

Clint: 3/5 stars, 7/10. 
Carolyn: 3/5 stars, 7/10. 
Native ratings: 7.1/10 IMDB. Not available on Netflix at the time of this review-writing.

Clint’s thoughts: This is like the worst movie Jean-Pierre Jeunet has done (that we’ve watched; I’m uninterested in some). It’s a family adventure drama. I mostly watched this for hopes of…

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Aug
17th
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VIDEO: MOVIES: REVIEW: Pitch Black 3: Riddick (2013)

VIDEO: MOVIES: REVIEW: Pitch Black 3: Riddick (2013)

Clint: 3.6/5 stars, 7.6/10. 
Carolyn: 3.6/5 stars, 7.6/10. 
Native ratings: 3.5/5 stars Netflix, 6.4/10 IMDB.

Man, this is like the slowest trilogy ever.  Definitely had to read wikipedia to remember what the hell was happening. Not that it matters. As Carolyn observed, “This was kind of a generic ‘fight against alien monsters that are coming for you’ with a bit of ‘bounty hunters attempting to hunt down their bounty’”.  But as Carolyn also observed — it wasn’t terrible. It was good. It was a generic well-done, Hollywood-blockbuster-budget sci-fi action movie. Carolyn also liked the alien “dog”. I was a bit annoyed that they had to make him dog-like, as opposed to just being a singularly unique beast. But yea, the dog was still cool I guess.

Anyway, this was a movie about strategies and tactics and survival. Something Riddick is really good at. Ridiculously good at.

I like that these movies keep taking place on different planets. It helps introduce interesting wildcards into each installment. Otherwise, these movies would be as similar as Friday The 13th movies. As it is… They’re pretty similar anyway. It’s basically… watching a badass try to stay alive. And it kinda sucks for that badass to be Vin Diesel, but hey, whatever. Some brutal deaths in this movie. We were entertained.

LINK URL: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1411250/combined


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VIDEO: MOVIES: REVIEW: Pitch Black 3: Riddick (2013)

VIDEO: MOVIES: REVIEW: Pitch Black 3: Riddick (2013)

VIDEO: MOVIES: REVIEW: Pitch Black 3: Riddick (2013)

Clint: 3.6/5 stars, 7.6/10. 
Carolyn: 3.6/5 stars, 7.6/10. 
Native ratings: 3.5/5 stars Netflix, 6.4/10 IMDB.

Man, this is like the slowest trilogy ever.  Definitely had to read wikipedia to remember what the hell was happening. Not that it matters. As Carolyn observed, “This was kind of a generic ‘fight against alien monsters that are coming…

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Odd Thomas (2013)

Odd Thomas (2013)

Clint: 3.8/5 stars, 8/10. 
Carolyn: 4/5 stars, 8/10. 
Native ratings: 4.0/5 stars Netflix, 6.8/10 IMDB.

Based on a book by Dean Koontz.

Carolyn’s thoughts:  It was pretty faithful to the book, except for a few changes.  The character Ozzy was pretty much nonexistant.  Elvis wasn’t included, but they did have a big cardboard cutout of him.  They did a really good job on the bodachs.

Clint’s thoughts: Yes, the bodachs were creepy as FUCK. Very creepy cgi there. Well done. This seemed like a good, quick first installment of something that could easily be a long-running fantasy movie franchise.  (But it probably won’t be.) 

[minor spoilers about the tone of the end of the movie, without specifics] I just really wish the ending  hadn’t been so fucking sad, I’m still sad about it. I’m almost as bummed out as Robin Williams death!   [More spoilers — including spoilers for the books after this one — at the end of the review.]

LINK URL: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1767354/combined


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Odd Thomas (2013)

Odd Thomas (2013)

Clint: 3.8/5 stars, 8/10. 
Carolyn: 4/5 stars, 8/10. 
Native ratings: 4.0/5 stars Netflix, 6.8/10 IMDB.

Based on a book by Dean Koontz.

Carolyn’s thoughts:  It was pretty faithful to the book, except for a few changes.  The character Ozzy was pretty much nonexistant.  Elvis wasn’t included, but they did have a big cardboard cutout of him.  They did a really good job on the…

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Aug
15th
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VIDEO: MOVIES: REVIEW: Dinner For Schmucks (2010)

 movie coverI'd rather be watching TV![IMDB link] [Netflix link]

PEOPLE: Directed by Jay Roach (Meet The Parents, Meet The Fockers, Austin Powers 1-3). Starring Paul Rudd as the straight guy, and Steve Carell as the schmuck (was originally going to be Sasha Baron Cohen).

With Zach Galifianakis (The Hangover, Tim And Eric Awesome Show,Great Job, What Happens In Vegas) as the IRS douchebag schmuck, Jemaine Clement (Flight Of The Conchords) as the pretentious artist, Stephanie Szostak as the girlfriend, Lucy Punch (Hot Fuzz, St. Trinian’s 2007) as the crazy stalker, and Kristen Schaal (Flight Of The Conchords, Get Him To The Greek, Toy Story 3, Shrek 4, Kate & Leopold, Freak Show, and 1 ep of Xavier:Renegade Angel and Aqua Teen Hunger Force) as the secretary.

Also with David Walliams (Prince Caspian, 1 ep of Spaced) as a ridiculous German investor, and Lucy Davenport (Gangs Of New York) as his wife. Bruce Greenwood (Capt. Pike in the Star Trek reboot, The President in National Treasure 2, I,Robot, Exotica, Batman in the Young Justice cartoon, 3 eps of Larry Sanders, Knots Landing, St. Elsewhere) as the Big Boss. Ron Livingston (Office Space, Adaptation, The Time Traveler’s Wife, Swingers, Sling Blade) as the snarky co-worker. Octavia Spencer (Halfway Home, American Virgin 2000, Drag Me To Hell) as another dinner guest I recognized.

So it’s a great cast.

PLOT SUMMARY: Rising worker cog must attend dinner with fancy snobby bosses. The requirement is to bring one idiot that everyone can subtly make fun of without the idiot realizing. But this is just the framing plot for the bigger issue in his life: Getting his girlfriend to finally agree to marrying him. But even that is just the framing plot for a LOT OF WACKY STUFF to end up happening.

UNCOMFORTABLE PLOT SUMMARY (inspired by this): [highlight for spoilers] Couple wrecks each others’ careers due to relationship indecision.

QUIRKS: A screwball comedy. Remake of The Dinner Game (1998), a French movie (rated 7.7/10 on IMDB). All kinds of crazy, painful, ridiculous situations arise.

VISUALS: The mouse art is interesting.

SOUNDTRACK: Alright.

MORALS: People involved in capitalistic profit don’t tend to have as many.

GOOD STUFF: Ridiculous situations. Cringe comedy that makes Season 1 of the American office look easy to watch in comparison. A crazy stalker chick. Douchey co-workers. Idiots from many walks of life coming together.

BAD STUFF: The middle is such a disaster [in terms of how much Paul Rudd’s life is getting messed up by Steve Carell] that it actually HURTS to watch. You may be tempted to think that means it’s not funny, but it’s simply dry cringe comedy humor. Most humor is dry anyway, so try to revel in the pain here.

CONCLUSION: Started out funny, but a bit stuffier than you’d expect. That then that went out the door, and it got so awkward that it was painful. *Dreadfully* painful, dry, cringe comedy. But then everything went to a shitstorm and it became hilarious and ridiculous, turning into a genuine screwball laugh out loud comedy. And then it had a really great feelgood ending. Definitely a crazy and hilarious movie, with several noticeable pacing changes that keep you on your toes. Good stuff.

RATINGS:
Clint: Netflix: 4/5 stars. IMDB: 7.8/10.
Carolyn: Netflix: 4/5 stars. IMDB: 7.8/10.
TwoBeans: Aborted.

The native public rating for this movie is: IMDB: 6.2/10, Netflix: 3.6/5 stars (Netflix‘s predicted rating for us was 4.3/5 stars–Netflix was right that we’d like this more than average, though both 3.6 and 4.3 round to 4).

RECOMMENDATION: Definitely worth seeing! It’s like a sampler platter of different kinds of comedy.

SIMILAR MOVIES: The movie it’s based on :)

MOVIE QUOTES:

“It’s my wife’s favorite finger!”

“I want you to say, ‘You can eat my pudding.’”

Kieran: “Have you ever lived among a herd of goats, for months at a time, as one of them?”
Barry: “No.”
Kieran: “That surprises me.”Mood: Merry Christmas :)
Music: Antonio Vivaldi – Summer


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VIDEO: MOVIES: REVIEW: Dinner For Schmucks (2010)

VIDEO: MOVIES: REVIEW: Dinner For Schmucks (2010)

 movie coverI'd rather be watching TV![IMDB link] [Netflix link]

PEOPLE: Directed by Jay Roach (Meet The Parents, Meet The Fockers, Austin Powers 1-3). Starring Paul Rudd as the straight guy, and Steve Carell as the schmuck (was originally going to be Sasha Baron Cohen).

With Zach Galifianakis (The Hangover, Tim And Eric Awesome Show,Great Job, What Happens In Vegas) as the IRS douchebag schmuck, Jemaine Clement (Flight Of The…

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Aug
13th
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VIDEO: MOVIES: REVIEW: Her (2013)

VIDEO: MOVIES: REVIEW: Her (2013)

Clint: 5/5 stars, 9/10. 
Carolyn: 4/5 stars, 8/10. 
Native ratings: 3.3/5 stars Netflix, 8.1/10 IMDB (Currently IMDB Top 250: #206).

Spike Jonze sure has a range of talent! He wrote (but didn’t direct) Bad Grandpa — a movie that made us laugh harder than any other movie we watched during the year we watched it. He directed (but didn’t write) Adaptation.  He’s been part of the Jackass writing crew forever. He directed Where The Wild Things Are. He was a producer for Synecdoche, New York. He was an actor on The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret. I’m just so totally confused about the amazing range of work he seems to get.

This one is written AND directed by him. That doesn’t happen much for him. It turned out really well.  I’m surprised it’s currently in the IMDB Top 250 movies ever. It’s a sci-fi romance drama, though Netflix tries to act like it’s a sci-fi romantic comedy. It’s not a comedy. It’s a pretty serious movie. 

It’s simply a very thought-provoking movie about loneliness and drifting apart from others as you grow and change — not always together.  When we get older, we get so specialized that we often aren’t compatible with others.  Robotic lovers and artificial intelligence companions ARE the future, like it or not. And we will lose touch with each other even further.  This movie is about that.

LINK URL: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1798709/combined


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