Movie of the Day – Ted

I said it before in my original review for this movie back in July, that I like to think of my comedic tastes to lean more towards smartly written, sometimes dry humor that I enjoy picking up on.  Sometimes though, deep in my soul, dick and fart jokes, crude humor, and vulgarity still gets me to giggle like a kid in assembly who heard someone cut a wicked fart during the principals speech.  I don’t know why, but fuck that shit is funny.  Now there is a fine line between crude, dick and fart humor and that of toilet humor.  Look at The Love Guru for an example of bottom of the barrel toilet humor.  For a good example crude, vulgarity that is fucking hilarious, Ted is the answer.

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Shit Movie of the Day – The Happening

I DID IT!  I DID IT FOLKS!  I survived an entire month of some of the most awful, terrible movie that I have purposefully avoided because I would hate myself if I ever watched them.  I suffered through Sandler movies, Twilight, shitty science fiction movies, terrible comedies, and even movies where exposed breasts couldn’t make it enjoyable.

For those that submitted movie suggestions, I both thank you and hate you for giving these to me.  For those that followed and commented with words of encouragement and chiding, thanks.  I know I said I would live tweet one of my viewings but I have been very busy with my new gig at The Alamo Drafthouse hosting movies and shit.  It’s an awesome time doing that, but also cuts into some of my free time to do a few more movie reviews.  I hoped though, you all enjoyed one man’s quest in watching nothing but horrible ass movies for one month.  It’s the end of the road today with another M. Night movie, The Happening.

Enjoy folks!

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Movie of the Day – Renaissance Man

Alright, the trailer isn’t the greatest it seems more slapstick fuck up comedy than anything else, but I will assure you that this movie is like Dead Poets Society, but it takes place in the army.  Make of that what you will.  Renaissance Man is one of those movies that I caught on a weird day of channel surfing back when I had cable (yeah I am one of those people) and was surprised by what I saw.  Gregory Hines (who isn’t tap dancing), Danny DeVito and a young Mark Wahlberg are the general stars of this decent Penny Marshall movie that has a lot of heart and a lot of Shakespeare for some reason.

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Movie Review – Ted

God damn.  For all my posturing as a refined film watcher, loving the high brow approach to comedy with the subtle tact of ninja like jokes, watching a film like this reaffirms that I still have that humor of a 6 year old that revels in the absurd dick and fart joke genre.  I watched the trailers for Ted, Seth MacFarlane’s first foray into big feature directing, and thought, “the fuck is this?”  It seemed like it was just a 90 minute long, live action Family Guy episode brought to life and I just dismissed outright.  It was going to play up the whole shock angle of a teddy bear being utterly crude, which it does, but never really offering something more than a bear swearing and doing drugs.  I am just going to come out and say this, but Ted was/is one of the funniest R-rated comedies to come out this year.

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Movie of the Day – Shooter

Alright, after the night of ushering in the new year, having a gin and tonics, and catching brunch with friends, I don’t want to exert myself with a movie today.  I was going to write about Babel or A Scanner Darkly, then I came to my senses and realized I just want to watch some action flicks.  I especially want to watch a sniper centric action flick.  So in comes today’s post, with a bit of Swagger (they specifically made that the last name of the main character) and watch Mark Walhberg do something that doesn’t require that Boston accent of his.  Yep, today’s post is over the trigger happy movie Shooter.

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Movie of the Day – The Other Guys

I am really in the mood for a laugh, so this is going to be a softball of a movie choice for today.  After writing the article of Moviebarcode and analyzing color palettes in movies, I think I could go some chuckles.  So when I want some easy laughs, I go for Will Ferrell movies.  Now not all his movies are gold (fuck you Land of the Lost), but I mean come on, Talladega Nights, Anchorman, and Step Brothers, you can’t lose with any of these movies.  Great one-liners, an excellent supporting cast of comedians and surprisingly a solid story, The Other Guys is a solid comedy-action choice.

Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg both turn in hilarious performances.  Both characters play low tier detectives wanting to fill roles of hotshot detectives after the alpha male detectives die in probably the funniest scene in the movie.  They take a case that starts out about a guy ducking a scaffolding permit and turns out that they stumble onto a huge and complicated financial heist.  The movie follows a lot of the standard police movie tropes, being taken off the case and solving it while not on the force.  The movie also revels in absurd action tropes like walking away from an explosion like most heroes do, relatively unscathed.  They are aware of the absurdity and mix it into the movie perfectly.

I am keeping this short since I am tapped with the previous article and I really want to watch this movie now and have a beer.  Ferrell and Wahlberg are a great comedy duo and they also have a stellar cast of supporting comedians to play off of.  Rob Riggle, Steven Coogan, Michael Keaton, and even Eva Mendes all play their parts perfectly and you can tell they had a fun time making this movie.

The Other Guys is available on Netflix Instant Watch, so click around my site to get my page views up and then go watch it.