Sunday, August 31, 2008

The House Bunny

Anna Faris is one of my favorite young actresses who previously starred in Scary Movie, 2, 3, 4 , Waiting, Just Friends and May. Outside of just being drop-dead gorgeous, she has great comedy chops and can do serious drama when given a chance. The premise is what happens to a Hefner bunny when other playmates get jealous and conspire against her to remove her from the mansion. She dusts of her bunny tail and goes to the local college to become a house mother to the "ugly" sorority on campus. Of course the girls are really pretty and rule the campus as always in these films - too bad they don't get up to the same shenanigans as in the old T & A classic H.O.T.S.

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Pineapple Express

Seth Rogan is the new go to comedy actor in Hollywood. His hits so far include Superbad, Knocked Up, and The 40 Year Old Virgin. This time out he brings along James Franco as his permanently stoned drug dealer as he is on the run from crooked cops he saw murder some one. The drug humor is funny and reminiscent of friends from college who could never move on past that phase of life. My friends and I differ on how funny the film actually is with me being on the less funny side of the equation.

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Death Race

Jason Statham of The Transporter franchise stars in the remake, or better yet re-imagining, of the 1976 Roger Corman cult classic, Death Race 2000. The campy dialogue and low budget effects have been replaced with a better story, great high octane action and CGI-enhanced special effects. Jason Statham movies are a guilty pleasure of mine and this one was all out balls to the wall fun. Great crashes, justified bloody revenge and a big FU to the man! This one is going in my collect ASAP.

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Sunday, August 24, 2008

Tropic Thunder

Tropic Thunder is a great spoof of Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse even if it actually is not. The all-star cast for this comedy includes Ben Stiller, who helped write and directs, Jack Black, and Robert Downey Jr., just off of the hit Iron Man. Downey's role as a white actor who under goes an operation to play a black drill sargent for the film they are making is inspired. But nothing beats the hilarious Tom Cruise in a fat-suit playing the producer Les Grossman - a must see! Also, Jack Black's dialogue during the torture scene and his willingness to do anything for some drugs had me laughing so hard I though I had broken some ribs.

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Friday, August 8, 2008

I need to pack penicilian!

I was forwarded this lovely video made by the owners of the hotel where I will be staying in Denver for the Democratic National Convention. I hope they cleaned the room after she was done!