Me and My Nine Iron

June 6, 2010

Movie reviews


Cop Out

One of the worst comedies I’ve ever seen, and I can’t think of anything worse than an unfunny comedy. I had high expectations for Tracy Morgan being able to fulfill the lead role, and let me say to you this: you don’t want his childish way of saying things for an entire movie. In other words, his demeanor that we love to hate should remain in a supporting role. Seann William Scott plays a bizarre character himself, and Bruce Willis isn’t any funnier. Definitely skip this.

Rating: 1 star out of 4

The Crazies

A remake of the 1973 film of the same name, this movie did remake right. A great thriller starring the underrated Timothy Olyphant, the movie keeps at a brisk pace and has an awesome ending. Sequel anyone?

Rating: 4 stars out of 4

Drag Me to Hell

There’s nothing wrong with this movie; it was just hardly frightening for its horror genre. The Raimi brothers, Sam and Ivan, chose to show bizarre terrorizing than actual scaring towards the cursed girl, and that really made you say, “WTF?” more than anything. Stick around for the awesome twist in the end, as it’s worth checking out.

Rating: 3 stars out of 4

MacGruber

Jimmy Fallon, the possession arrow was on you because this was borderline passable. Obviously, you expect an outrageous movie, but those should be the funniest because they’re unreal (e.g. The Hangover). This movie was entertaining and had its moments, but I thought MacGruber could have been funnier. Kristen Wiig was very average, but Val Kilmer was a pleasant surprise as the villain.

Rating: 3 stars out of 4

She’s Out of My League

This is Jay Baruchel‘s breakout year in the lead role (his other two to be released are The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and Notre Dame de Grace), and he looked and managed the part as the odd loser. A fresh resemblance to American Pie, it was actually a surprising feel-good movie. Two more things: 1) Where has Alice Eve been all this time? She’s a certified babe. 2) If it’s really that easy to delay a plane, I’ll consider giving this movie 4 stars.

Rating: 3 stars out of 4

BJ

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2 Comments »

  1. Chris, if you want to post your reviews, you’d make an interesting addition.

    Your to-watch list sounds as long as mine. Regarding Kristen Wiig, it’s not that she gave a poor performance, her character was almost annoyingly passive. I like her on-screen presence, though.

    What’d you think of GHTTG? Or did you want to make that your first post? 😀 I might have to make a weeknight trip to the cinema to post up.

    Comment by Bryan — June 7, 2010 @ 11:01 pm | Reply

  2. Hearing all the hype I was eager to see Drag Me to Hell. But I should’ve known, though, as the camp of Evil Dead and Spiderman, while a style I can appreciate, isn’t my favorite. Still, Drag is worth a watch.

    MacGruber and She’s Out of My League are on my to-watch list. I’m disappointed to hear that Kristen Wiig was only average. She’s a favorite of mine and easily the best SNL cast member.

    Saw Get Him to the Greek on Friday. I’ll be waiting for your thoughts.

    Comment by Chris Le — June 7, 2010 @ 6:36 pm | Reply


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