Category Archives: comedy

The Proposal

so boring I spent most of the movie Tweeting….luckily I’d been warned it was just a so so movie so I waited to watch it on Netflix instant play…Rom Coms sometimes greatly underestimate the importance of CHEMISTRY….the plot doesn’t matter half as much as chemistry between the leads…and I personally favor Rom Coms with a good “meet cute” and this started out with them knowing, and disliking, each other…..it was boring.  Sandra is not charming in this one.

The Room

Like a 2 a.m Skinamax movie minus the soft porn sex scenes, this movie is seemingly low budget (though cost 7 million to make somehow), full of bad acting and a very poor plot created just for the purpose of setting up Lisa’s many sex scenes…yet, sex scenes in this movie were slow, boring, not very revealing, and shot “artistically” I’d guess…through the bed netting etc.  The plot seemed to be created just for the purpose of a sex scene every ten minutes but you’d want to sleep through them….

The horrible acting made our viewing audience turn into Mystery Science Theater type characters, filling in the dialogue with storylines and jokes of our own.  Truly the worst movie (to take itself so seriously) ever made–and yes, I’ve seen Manos…it’s Oscar bait next to this film!!  The writer/director/producer/lead actor, Tommy Wiseau, claims he meant it to be funny…somehow I don’t buy that.  And I now hope I never see roses, bed netting, silk, and the Golden Gate Bridge again.

Rent this movie if you love making fun of horrible movies….or if you are really curious just how bad a movie can be.

Humpday

ok…I went into this movie with a “homework” assignment attitude…it had been mentioned quite a few times on Filmspotting so I felt obligated to check it out….and well, it did sound kinda interesting….yet kinda stupid.  Turns out it was really interesting!  Who knew conversations could be so riviting?  well, other than of course Tarantino fans and Edward Albee fans…anyway….it’s a really cool movie.  Check it out.

World’s Greatest Dad

I’d had too much 2 buck Chuck while watching this movie….I’m not sure I can fairly evaluate it but I thought it was interesting….good…not great.  In the black comedy genre, I’ve seen much funnier…much darker…movies that I liked a lot better.  Little Miss Sunshine was better ….Heathers (which this movie borrows a bit from)…Happiness and Storytelling (those these two movies are more intense and make you feel a bit dirty) were better movies…..anyway….I liked this movie…but I’m not enthusiastically recommending it …but if you want to see Robin Williams naked, and who doesn’t, then go for it…. 🙂

PS…and as a writer, I get a little tired of movies about failed/failing writers….anyway…just a personal (maybe too close to home) thing…

The It Crowd: Series 2 episode 1

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia BBC version

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia BBC version

I’m on my fourth glass of wine and started this show with episode one of series 2 so I thought it was chuckle worthy…reminded me a LOT of It’s Always Sunny and a bit like Flight of the Concords minus the singing ……I’ll try a few more episodes….let’s start at the beginning shall we?