Archive for the ‘Comedy’ Category

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Have any of you ever had a stalker in your life? Well in this B-Grade comedy, Steve (Bradley Cooper), a camera man for a local news agency is setup by his mother on a blind date with Mary (Sandra Bullock), and she turns out to be a Breakdownclass A stalker! Mary takes a comment wrong on the first date and believes that Steve wants her to travel with him around the country. She than spends the next few weeks tracking down Steve at his various work sites!

I went into this movie looking for a feel-good, romantic comedy. But sadly I was met with a B-Grade, half assed comedy that didn’t bring much to the movie screen. “All About Steve” has actually received two Golden Raspberry Awards (Razzies) for being the worst movie of 2009. I will be giving this film a 3/10 for the little bit of humor you do receive, and Sandra Bullocks unique acting style in this particular movie.

By: Cinema Junky

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Your two favorite Wedding Crashers, Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson are back to rock your socks off in this hilariously funny spin on the digital world, “The Internship”! This film offers a funny perspective on some real life situations Breakdownthat are other wise rather depressing. Two men from Generation X whom have had a non-technical job, are fired and shoved into  a world of technology where tweets and Facebook rule!

It’s very refreshing to see the screen writers touching on how difficult it is for young adults in this century to succeed in their dreams. The old cookie cutter american dream of going to college, get a job, and live happily ever after just isn’t really an option these days when 53% of recent college grads are unable to find work.

Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson definitely show the technological gap between people from generation X and our current generation when they are accepted into an internship at Google. Watching two guys who know nothing about technology try to compete against the geeks of the nation offers some great humor as is, but add Vince’s and Owen’s since of humor on top of that and your bound to find your self laughing a every turn.

The Internship receives a 6/10. It kept me very entertained and touched on some hardcore current issues in a light way, but I feel it had the potential to be so much funnier. I mean come on, its Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson! The movie is a great family movie, guaranteed to leave you with a smile!

By: Cinema Junky

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9/10

Boy meets girl, boy falls in love with girl, couple gets engaged, couple has a crazy wedding with their even crazier families! That’s the basics of the plot behind this hilariously funny romantic comedy, but with a twist setting it apartThe Big Wedding Breakdown from every other crazy family movie!

Robert De Niro plays “Don”, the father of Alejandro (Ben Barnes) whom is the groom to be. Don cheats on his wife with her best friend which adds that extra level of drama during his sons wedding! You also get to watch Robin Williams play a priest again like he did in “License to Wed” adding the same silly, light hearted attitude to this movie!

I gave this movie a 9/10 because I found it hilariously funny, and it hits home in many ways! Sprinkle some real life drama and scandals in with some great characters, equals out to be a fantastic movie! I would not consider this movie kid friendly due to its adult content.

By: Jeremy Kerber

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8/10

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Fools Gold is a hilariously funny adventure that takes you on the search for a mysterious sunken pirate ship, lost treasure, and true love. Based in the Caribbean, they decided to film the movie in Queensland, Australia due to hurricane season, offering Fools Gold breakdownbreath-taking views and also reuniting the “How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days” stars, Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson who play two treasure hunters, Finn and Tess. Bringing a dynamic, comical performance to this film.

Tom Cruise was originally considered for the role of Finn, and although Tom Cruise is a fantastic actor, Matthew McConaughey fits this role like a glove. His “surfer dude” attitude, and his love for acting with out a shirt on are just what bring this movie from good to great. The writers did a superb job keeping the viewer on their toes, going on underwater adventures, riding on fancy yacht, even trash landing an airplane.

This film receives an 8/10 for an excellent plot and superior acting. But I had to knock a few points off because there is still a lot of “stupid humor” through out the movie that wont appeal to a particular audience.

Fools Gold has been out on DVD & Blu-ray and is a good laugh for the whole family!

by: Jeremy Kerber

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5/10

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Yet again, another blockbusted film written, directed, and produced by Judd Apatow. “This is 40” wasn’t nearly as bad as “Funny People” that I recently wrote a review about, but neither movies compare to some of his Blockbuster hits likeThis is 40 breakdown “The 40-year-old virgin” or “Pineapple Express”. Thank god his daughters are better actresses than he is as a writer, Maude Apatow (Sodie) and Iris Apatow(Charlotte) who play the daughters of Pete (Paul Rudd) and Debbie (Leslie Mann) were hilariously funny, obviously bringing their real life sisterhood into the movie, giving it a more authentic feel.

This “comedy” felt more like a Lifetime drama, loaded with heart-break, back stabbing, and lots of non-funny family drama. (Cause we all know how funny family drama can be) There are some humorous scenes, and even some steamy ones with Leslie Mann showing some skin, which does make this train wreck a little more tolerable. They even offer some educational advice; according to Barry (Robert Smigel), Pete’s riding buddy, “You are never to tell your wife you took a Viagra, and that those instructions are even printed on the bottle!” I guess I’ve broken a pretty serious man law!!

To sum this up, I’m giving this film a 5/10. As a whole, it wasn’t a horrible movie, just not a very funny comedy. I do not recommend this film for children due to the extreme language and detailed sex scenes.

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What a waste of two hours. I was very excited to see this movie, the trailers were fantastic, and the title of the movie is Funny People! But I was horribly wrong, all the great scenes were in the trailers, and the slight amusement you receiveFunny People Breakdown from George Simmons (Adam Sandler) and Ira Wright (Seth Rogan) simply just didn’t carry the movie.

Through out the film it feels as if the writers couldn’t pick a genre and stick with it. As a viewer you go from stand up comedy, to a love romance between Ira Wright and Daisy Dandy (Aubrey Plaza), and then to a straight up dark drama.

George Simmons is deathly sick for a good portion of the movie, so the proposed comical movie is filled with doctor visits and a dark Adam Sandler, sprinkled with clips of humorous stand up sets, and all wrapped up in a pretty bow with George Simmons and Ira Wright have a heart to heart bromance as the credits begin.

On the plus side, Leslie Mann who plays as Laura, an unhappily married woman who use to be engaged to George Simmons is down right smoken in this movie! Since I generally like Adam Sandler, and I got to watch Leslie Mann for a few hours I gave this movie a generous 4/10. It had a few comical scenes, and the acting wasn’t horrible.

Funny People is already out on DVD and Blu-ray. I purchased this film for the sake of writing this review, but I do not suggest it for a collection. If you insist on watching it, rent it, buy at own risk!

by: Jeremy Kerber