Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Evil Dead (2013)

This is a remake of the 1981 movie by Sam Raimi, who is famous for the Spider Man movies. It is a classic story of five young adults who go to a secluded wooden cabin with the intent of helping one of them go cold turkey on her drug addiction. They find a book of evil that unleashes a demon that possesses the girl and wacky wild shenanigans start to happen. The action and suspense are well paced, the music is eerie, and the special effects are top notch. You can't help but squint during the gruesome blood bath scenes. The ending is slightly different from the original but overall it is pretty true to it. Not as silly as the original but still very fun and entertaining.


The To Do List

This hilarious movie stars Aubrey Plaza, Bill Hader, Rachel Bilson, Andy Samberg, Donald Glover, and Alia Shawkat (the daughter from Arrested Development). It is about a straight A student who finishes high school and has a summer job of being a life guard at a community pool. She wants to prepare for her future sexual experiences in college by losing her virginity, among other things. She creates a big list of various sexual acts including hand job, blow job, cunnilingus, orgasm, and intercourse. There are hilarious, belly laughter moments and the awkward events bring you back to your own beginner sexual experiences. The movie takes place in the 90's and many of the outfits and various objects make you feel very nostalgic. Well paced movie with a good sound track and a decent ending.


This is 40

This is another Judd Apatow film starring the family of Paul Rudd's character in Knocked Up. It shows the two daughters, now about 13 and 9, dealing with puberty and fighting, and the wife and husband dealing with sex and money difficulties. There are many funny moments and eventually things turn bad. Tension builds up, and there is a big fight with the husband and wife. There is great character development and some hilarious day to day occurrences that mostly everyone can relate to. It is a feel good family movie worth watching, although it is a bit long.


Friday, November 15, 2013

Machete Kills

This movie is a sequel to the Rodriguez & Tarantino Grindhouse movie Machete. It is very campy but is doing so on purpose. It has many famous actors including Charlie Sheen, Mel Gibson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jessica Alba, Sofia Vergara, and Lady Gaga. The movie is full of guns and machete action, tons of thugs and henchmen getting killed in various comedic ways, and is very imaginative. The bad guy has a nuke detonator implanted into his heart, so if he dies, Washington DC will get nuked. Machete (Danny Trejo) has to keep him alive while trying to find someone to disarm it. Again, if I was 12 years old, this would be one of my favorites. It has a bunch of laugh out loud moments and keeps you glued for more hilarious carnage and crappy dialogue. I look forward to the 3rd movie.


Sunday, November 10, 2013

The Canyons

This is a movie starring Lindsay Lohan and James Deen about some actors and movie producers. James Deen plays a villain who is super rich and has jealousy issues. He does a pretty good job of making you hate him. There is a lot of sex and drama going on. There is plenty of T & A in the movie, and you do see Lohan plenty naked. I imagine that this movie has elements that are present in her real life. The writing and acting is kind of lame, but you can't help but continue watching. The movie was written by Brett Easton Ellis who also wrote movies like American Psycho and The Rules of Attraction, both of which I really enjoyed. This one takes itself way too seriously and makes you hate everyone in Hollywood. The ending was awful.


Kick Ass 2

This is the sequel to the awesome movie that came out in 2010 with Nicholas Cage and Chloe Moretz. The story picks up with Kick Ass trying to team up with Hit Girl to try and continue being vigilantes dishing out justice to criminals. The Red Mist becomes a new villain and begins hiring a big team of killers to do his evil bidding. Kick Ass joins a team of weak heroes after Hit Girl is forced to quit and go to high school. She gets picked up by the popular girls and there are some funny "Mean Girls" type moments. The movie had some good action, and also some sexy time scenes. The movie had some shots where they seem to focus in on Chloe's lips which seemed to be sexualizing a 16 year old, and while she is attractive, it is uncomfortable to watch. The ending was ridiculous and was a little bit cheap, and there was a surprise scene after the credits finished. Althought Jim Carey apologized that the movie was too violent, I thought it could have had more gratuitous gore, like in the source material comic book. Overall, a fun entertaining movie.


Fresh Meat

This is a comedy/action/thriller/horror movie from New Zealand. It has actors I've never seen before, but the cast was great. The movie started out with a lesbian school girl shower scene to quickly set the style of in your face delivery of raunchy content. The plot involves some criminals freeing a murderer and they escape the police by hiding in the house of a seemingly quiet and normal family. The family turns out to be cannibals and hilarity ensues. The special effects were pretty good and the dialogue was pretty decent. There were some laugh out loud moments and the ending was pretty good, although super ridiculous. Reminded me of Tarantino in a way. I recommend it for a fun silly laugh.