I don’t really know much about this other than the fact that it involves neighbor hood watch and aliens but what I do know is that all four main actors are very funny on their own so we can only hope they can put it all together and give us another great comedy this summer.
Suburban dads form a neighborhood watch group to get time away from their families, only to discover a plot to destroy Earth.
Tucker and Dale Vs. Evil is one of my favorite movies of the year and is certainly worthy of being picked up when it hits Blu-Ray on Nov. 28th 2011. Here’s a very cool poster from MTV.com that was created for the film that really does a great job capturing the fun and over the top horror humor that makes Tucker and Dale one of the most original releases of the year.
There’s not a whole lot I can say about this movie that you can’t find out by just watching this trailer but what I will say is that Nick Swardson is a comic genius and I’ll give him a shot even in something that looks as weird as this. For lack of a better term it’s just… weird.
Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star is a new comedy starring Nick Swardson, Christina Ricci, Don Johnson, and Stephen Dorff. Bucky (Swardson) is a small town grocery bagger, going nowhere in life — until he discovers that his conservative parents were once adult film stars! Armed with the belief that he has found his destiny, Bucky packs up and heads out to LA, hoping to follow in his parents’ footsteps.
With the massive opening weekend of The Hangover 2 already putting it on the fast track to being the highest grossing R Rated Comedy of all time it should come as no surprise that The Hangover 3 is already being fast tracked. According to Tracking Board, Hangover 2 co-screenwriter Craig Mazin has already begun working on the third Hangover flick, with the promise from director Todd Phillips that they would not follow the same template of the first two films. This is certainly good news as the major complaint I had with part 2 (as well as most other movie reviewers) was the rehashing of certain elements from the first film to a lesser effect. If they take this film in a completely different direction and are still able to keep the same level of funny that was brought to the first two, they can keep making this movies for as long as they feel like it.
I recently had a chance to check this movie out and I really dug it. It was smart, funny, and full of pop cultural sci-fi references much like Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. Here is the red band trailer focusing on some of the cruder moments in the film, enjoy and check it out when it hits theaters in March.
To most Americans, Chris Morris is a new face. His film Four Lions, reviewed HERE, has been receiving critical praise, and garnering both interest and condemnation (mostly from folks who haven’t seen the film and feel that its making light of an “untouchable” subject), but just who is Chris Morris, other than the funny boss on The IT Crowd? A lot of folks Stateside are wondering.
Well pull down the shades and kill the lights; It’s time to get dark. I am here to give you a briefing on the mans work, and touch a little on the man Himself.
Chris Morris has been a longtime staple of British Television and Radio. Starting in the late 80′s, his first real fame with the General British Public came with his writing and starring inThe Day Today show,
The trailer for the upcoming Drafthouse Films release Four Lions is misleading you. The marketing team wants you to believe that this movie is some kid of mockumentary, laugh a minute joke fest making fun of an incompetent group of wannabe British jihadist who just can’t seem to get out of their own way. They are wrong. It’s so much more than that.
Don’t get me wrong, this movie is very funny. At times it’s ridiculously funny to the point I was laughing so hard I missed the followup jokes to the original jokes but I believe this movie actually goes much further than that. I had to actually watch this movie a couple of times to really get what director Chris Morris was trying to do here and when I did it all kind of fell into place for me. Four Lions is not just a movie about a bumbling group of inept terrorist. It’s a movie about four friends with relationships and families who just happen to be a bumbling group of inept terrorists.
It’s unfortunate that the four main characters sense of being has been so affected by what they see as a worldwide affront to their religion that they have decided that death and killing in the name of their god is the only answer. The truly awful part is that without those bomb vests and that terrible ideology, those guys are not much different than the group of guys that you or I hang out with on a daily basis. You know the types, the leader, the follower, the kinda dumb guy who’s annoying at times but when the chips are down you know he’ll be there for you. That’s what makes watching parts of this movie very sad at times. You know the ultimate end for these characters but you hope that somewhere along the way that they will see the light and realize that life is beautiful and worth living and your wife and child love you or that the people telling you the world hates you may just have ulterior motives.
Chris Morris’s ability to take that bit of wisdom and wrap it in a fantastically funny shell of parody and slapstick humor has put him on my list of future directors to watch and I can without hesitation recommend this movie and the lessons learned within.
Terrorism is wrong and stupid and there is no justification for it, period. On the other hand, seeing a panicking idiot misfire a rocket launcher and accidentally kill a worldwide terrorist mastermind is hilarious and something worth seeing on the big screen.