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Movie Review: This is the End (2013)
A film that has actors known for playing characters that are like themselves are in a film playing themselves. And Guess What? It Works.
Plot: After James Franco holds a Housewarming and an Unexplained Earthquake leads to the destruction and death of many celebrities and Jay Baruchel, Seth Rogen, James Franco, Craig Robinson, Danny Mcbride and Jonah Hill must live together and survive. 
Review: Straight of the bat, one of the funniest film I have seen ever. It’s rare I find a film funny throughout and just continue that pace constantly. Every single actor/actress is not outshone here. Yes there is little cameos from Rihanna, Paul Rudd, Michael Cera and Aziz Anari and Emma Watson. Every single cameo works for great effect. This is one of the few times I actually like Michael Cera and he plays a douchebag in this film. 
Emma Watson as a great cameo as she plays a very anti Hermione and is just non stop hilarious. Now we get onto the main players. Danny Mcbride stands out here, he is by far the funniest and the whole cumming scene, I laughed so much it hurt. Jonah Hill, I have never laughed at this guy even in Superbad but this film, Oh my God! Him playing a fake nice guy, It’s perfect! freaking perfect. James Franco plays an artsy rich himself and this is the funniest he’s been as well. Seth Rogen plays his similar and is just as good in this film then his others. Craig Robinson was amazing, loved him in Hot Tub Time Machine and loved him in this. Jay Baruchel was hindered by playing the exposition guy but had his moments.
The whole cast outperforms any movie they have done, comedy wise. This is the funniest they have all ever been. This film is crazy and sometimes rely on gross out humour but in no way does that hinder the film. You need to be a fan of these actors to love this film and I am. It’s just gag after gag after gag. There are moments in this film that had me in stitches. The cumming scene, The pissing scene, The Breathing Scene and the deaths scene. You’ll know. It seems like dumb humour but that what works for this type of film. This is much better then Hangover.
The Ending was a bit of a let down but besides that, It’s a must watch in the cinema. I did have a rule that I try not to laugh in the cinema but I broke that rule many times. 
Overall: Funniest film I have seen in ages, great cast, everyone performs perfect. Crazy, gross and freaking Hilarious. Watch it like now. Film Rating - 9/10

Movie Review: This is the End (2013)

A film that has actors known for playing characters that are like themselves are in a film playing themselves. And Guess What? It Works.

Plot: After James Franco holds a Housewarming and an Unexplained Earthquake leads to the destruction and death of many celebrities and Jay Baruchel, Seth Rogen, James Franco, Craig Robinson, Danny Mcbride and Jonah Hill must live together and survive. 

Review: Straight of the bat, one of the funniest film I have seen ever. It’s rare I find a film funny throughout and just continue that pace constantly. Every single actor/actress is not outshone here. Yes there is little cameos from Rihanna, Paul Rudd, Michael Cera and Aziz Anari and Emma Watson. Every single cameo works for great effect. This is one of the few times I actually like Michael Cera and he plays a douchebag in this film. 

Emma Watson as a great cameo as she plays a very anti Hermione and is just non stop hilarious. Now we get onto the main players. Danny Mcbride stands out here, he is by far the funniest and the whole cumming scene, I laughed so much it hurt. Jonah Hill, I have never laughed at this guy even in Superbad but this film, Oh my God! Him playing a fake nice guy, It’s perfect! freaking perfect. James Franco plays an artsy rich himself and this is the funniest he’s been as well. Seth Rogen plays his similar and is just as good in this film then his others. Craig Robinson was amazing, loved him in Hot Tub Time Machine and loved him in this. Jay Baruchel was hindered by playing the exposition guy but had his moments.

The whole cast outperforms any movie they have done, comedy wise. This is the funniest they have all ever been. This film is crazy and sometimes rely on gross out humour but in no way does that hinder the film. You need to be a fan of these actors to love this film and I am. It’s just gag after gag after gag. There are moments in this film that had me in stitches. The cumming scene, The pissing scene, The Breathing Scene and the deaths scene. You’ll know. It seems like dumb humour but that what works for this type of film. This is much better then Hangover.

The Ending was a bit of a let down but besides that, It’s a must watch in the cinema. I did have a rule that I try not to laugh in the cinema but I broke that rule many times. 

Overall: Funniest film I have seen in ages, great cast, everyone performs perfect. Crazy, gross and freaking Hilarious. Watch it like now. Film Rating - 9/10

Film Review - Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)
A Standard Time Travel Comedy with four not so busy actors, but I love it. It has a nice little charm to it and I just don’t know why I watch this so much.
Plot: Three Middle Aged Men going through a mid life crisis, when one breaks up with his girlfriend, another finds out his wife has been cheating and another tries to kill himself. After the suicide attempt, they organise a trip to Kodiak Valley, where they spent most of their childhood. With Adam’s (John Cusack) nephew along with the trip. They realise that the place where they had the wildest nights is a broken place with no shops or anything. However when they enter the hot tub and an illegal energy drink soaks the wiring and sends them back to 1986, they must do the same things that night in order to get back in time and not mess around with the future.
Review: A Plain Comedy that didn’t do too well in the Box Office but had very high DVD sales. And I know why. Because at face value, a comedy with John Cusack, The Kid from Kick ass, the Black Guy from Pineapple Express and the cop from Harold And Kumar. It doesn’t sound too exciting. I didn’t watch it in the cinema because it didn’t really appeal to me. However I heard some buzz around the film so I spent 3 pounds on this film and is one of the my favourite comedies of the decade. 
It is a typical time travel comedy, it’s main comedic focus is the anachronisms of the time. For example, The colour of Michael Jackson, and The social limitations of the 80’s, no email, no facebook, mobile phones were lacking. That part is cliche and does provide some laughs but theres moments in the film where what would normal people do when put back in the past like betting, inventing foreshadowed corporations which provide the most laughs. 
I do like comedy but it’s rare for a film to keep me laughing and on edge and this was one of those rare moments. This film is flawed, yeah, it doesn’t follow the time travel rules at all even though they are mentioned throughout the whole film and I thought the ending was rushed and not the best choice for the ending. I also found the kid frustrating. It’s not perfect.
However it has this charm that I was talking about earlier. Nostalgia is a weakness to most humans, and this presses on the fact that friends don’t last forever and that couldn’t be anymore relevant to me at the time and now for that fact. It’s just fascinating that they get to go back to the “good old times”. It does hit on the whole idea of friends don’t last and this whole idea of mid life crisis. It would of been a complete 10 out of 10 if it was a little darker in tone, more like the film funny people but actually funny. But you can’t really go dark when the main plot is about a hot tub time machine. 
I look at this film from a robotic objective stance and it’s not the greatest of films but personally it was funny and relevant. Film’s are a personal connection, you should never look at a film that robotic. I do love this film, if only the ending wasn’t rushed and really push the mid life crisis point this would of been perfect.
Overall: The music was great, the whole 80’s look, looked great, there’s a rumoured sequel, I’d watch it. It’s just a standard comedy but with that little extra. I would definitely recommend this film in anyone’s film library. It’s a sleeper hit with a lot of laughs, and you got to love John Cusack! Definitely watch it, not perfect but well above average. Film Rating 8/10

Film Review - Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)

A Standard Time Travel Comedy with four not so busy actors, but I love it. It has a nice little charm to it and I just don’t know why I watch this so much.

Plot: Three Middle Aged Men going through a mid life crisis, when one breaks up with his girlfriend, another finds out his wife has been cheating and another tries to kill himself. After the suicide attempt, they organise a trip to Kodiak Valley, where they spent most of their childhood. With Adam’s (John Cusack) nephew along with the trip. They realise that the place where they had the wildest nights is a broken place with no shops or anything. However when they enter the hot tub and an illegal energy drink soaks the wiring and sends them back to 1986, they must do the same things that night in order to get back in time and not mess around with the future.

Review: A Plain Comedy that didn’t do too well in the Box Office but had very high DVD sales. And I know why. Because at face value, a comedy with John Cusack, The Kid from Kick ass, the Black Guy from Pineapple Express and the cop from Harold And Kumar. It doesn’t sound too exciting. I didn’t watch it in the cinema because it didn’t really appeal to me. However I heard some buzz around the film so I spent 3 pounds on this film and is one of the my favourite comedies of the decade. 

It is a typical time travel comedy, it’s main comedic focus is the anachronisms of the time. For example, The colour of Michael Jackson, and The social limitations of the 80’s, no email, no facebook, mobile phones were lacking. That part is cliche and does provide some laughs but theres moments in the film where what would normal people do when put back in the past like betting, inventing foreshadowed corporations which provide the most laughs. 

I do like comedy but it’s rare for a film to keep me laughing and on edge and this was one of those rare moments. This film is flawed, yeah, it doesn’t follow the time travel rules at all even though they are mentioned throughout the whole film and I thought the ending was rushed and not the best choice for the ending. I also found the kid frustrating. It’s not perfect.

However it has this charm that I was talking about earlier. Nostalgia is a weakness to most humans, and this presses on the fact that friends don’t last forever and that couldn’t be anymore relevant to me at the time and now for that fact. It’s just fascinating that they get to go back to the “good old times”. It does hit on the whole idea of friends don’t last and this whole idea of mid life crisis. It would of been a complete 10 out of 10 if it was a little darker in tone, more like the film funny people but actually funny. But you can’t really go dark when the main plot is about a hot tub time machine. 

I look at this film from a robotic objective stance and it’s not the greatest of films but personally it was funny and relevant. Film’s are a personal connection, you should never look at a film that robotic. I do love this film, if only the ending wasn’t rushed and really push the mid life crisis point this would of been perfect.

Overall: The music was great, the whole 80’s look, looked great, there’s a rumoured sequel, I’d watch it. It’s just a standard comedy but with that little extra. I would definitely recommend this film in anyone’s film library. It’s a sleeper hit with a lot of laughs, and you got to love John Cusack! Definitely watch it, not perfect but well above average. Film Rating 8/10

Film Review- Super 8 (2011)
I Finally got round to watching this film and I’m so glad that I did. This is the film I have been waiting for. A film that is my ideal idea of how a film should be made. JUST FINALLY!
Plot- After the death of his mother, Kid, Joe Lamb starts to make a film with his mates and falls for a girl, whose father was blamed for the death of Joe’s mother. So His Father doesn’t want them hanging around each other. While filming a scene in a train station, the train crashes carrying military objects which ensues mayhem in the little town. 
Review - Before I start Praising the hell out of this film I want to rant a little about the current state of films. People look at every film and want originality, They want some social message underlaid in a series of cinema techniques. They want some complex intertwined story line that destroys the classical structure. They want something edgy or outside the box. This Film here has none of that and i would put this film in the top ten films that has come out of the past decade. This film is as classical as you get. It’s exactly like a Steven Spielberg/JJ Abrams Film. This has the mysticism of ET and the Lens Flare of JJ Abrams. 
We have a simple story line about a teen falling for a girl but is stopped by their parents and “the thing in the train”. The two leads are perfect in this film. Two great child actors that I hope they have a bright future ahead of them which I know is a rarity. The best thing about this film though is the chemistry of Joe and his mates. It just seems like a real batch of friends. It’s reminiscent of the Goonies. The whole group worked and had their own traits and it was funnier then I expected. They swore like kids, talked about what kids actually talk about. I applaud the writing and the actors for that. This is literary the best kid ensemble film I have seen since the Goonies which is one of my favourite films because it just works. 
The only downfall is the huge amount of CG which isn’ t needed as much as it should of done but that whats you get with these two directors. You have a Spielbergesque little cute story, injected with JJ Abrams going big with explosions but he’s no Michael Bay. Abrams cares about the story. This is what the films centers on. Behind the CGI and the explosions and the generic Army characters and the Generic Alien, Generic Angry Dad. It has a story with so much heart, so much magic. It’s a small Ode to ET. 
Overall: That film had Generic Characters but is considered a classic and It is a complete insult if you don’t put this film with it.  This film may lack Originality, it doesn’t conquer new ground but it doesn’t have to. Films are made  to enjoy. To Tell a story and this film has a cute story that is enjoyable, funny and action packed. It’s everything I love in a film. The only tragedy is that this film wasn’t as popular as bland sequels or instant Cash Cows. Not many people have seen this film or forgets about it but this film should be praised so much because it not only goes against every film being made today, it goes back to what actually makes a film good. Story and Characters. If your film has that. you don’t need intertwined stories, complex time frames, explosions or a cash cow franchise. Super 8 is a film that gives a nod to film makers and is the right film to do that because this film is how you should make films. 
Film Rating - 9.5/10

Film Review- Super 8 (2011)

I Finally got round to watching this film and I’m so glad that I did. This is the film I have been waiting for. A film that is my ideal idea of how a film should be made. JUST FINALLY!

Plot- After the death of his mother, Kid, Joe Lamb starts to make a film with his mates and falls for a girl, whose father was blamed for the death of Joe’s mother. So His Father doesn’t want them hanging around each other. While filming a scene in a train station, the train crashes carrying military objects which ensues mayhem in the little town. 

Review - Before I start Praising the hell out of this film I want to rant a little about the current state of films. People look at every film and want originality, They want some social message underlaid in a series of cinema techniques. They want some complex intertwined story line that destroys the classical structure. They want something edgy or outside the box. This Film here has none of that and i would put this film in the top ten films that has come out of the past decade. This film is as classical as you get. It’s exactly like a Steven Spielberg/JJ Abrams Film. This has the mysticism of ET and the Lens Flare of JJ Abrams. 

We have a simple story line about a teen falling for a girl but is stopped by their parents and “the thing in the train”. The two leads are perfect in this film. Two great child actors that I hope they have a bright future ahead of them which I know is a rarity. The best thing about this film though is the chemistry of Joe and his mates. It just seems like a real batch of friends. It’s reminiscent of the Goonies. The whole group worked and had their own traits and it was funnier then I expected. They swore like kids, talked about what kids actually talk about. I applaud the writing and the actors for that. This is literary the best kid ensemble film I have seen since the Goonies which is one of my favourite films because it just works. 

The only downfall is the huge amount of CG which isn’ t needed as much as it should of done but that whats you get with these two directors. You have a Spielbergesque little cute story, injected with JJ Abrams going big with explosions but he’s no Michael Bay. Abrams cares about the story. This is what the films centers on. Behind the CGI and the explosions and the generic Army characters and the Generic Alien, Generic Angry Dad. It has a story with so much heart, so much magic. It’s a small Ode to ET. 

Overall: That film had Generic Characters but is considered a classic and It is a complete insult if you don’t put this film with it.  This film may lack Originality, it doesn’t conquer new ground but it doesn’t have to. Films are made  to enjoy. To Tell a story and this film has a cute story that is enjoyable, funny and action packed. It’s everything I love in a film. The only tragedy is that this film wasn’t as popular as bland sequels or instant Cash Cows. Not many people have seen this film or forgets about it but this film should be praised so much because it not only goes against every film being made today, it goes back to what actually makes a film good. Story and Characters. If your film has that. you don’t need intertwined stories, complex time frames, explosions or a cash cow franchise. Super 8 is a film that gives a nod to film makers and is the right film to do that because this film is how you should make films. 

Film Rating - 9.5/10

(POLICE ACADEMY MARATHON) Quick Film Review - Police Academy (1984) 
The famous Ensemble 80’s Comedy About a new batch taken under the Police Academy Program. An Introduction to some of the most famous characters in Comedy as the Cocky Calm Maloney, The “Black” Guy That makes the sounds, High Tower and the very quiet but VERY LOUD!!!!! Police Women and The Rambo Tackleberry are created. 
I don’t care what anyone says this is an 80’s comedy classic. A lot of famous moments in this film that still create an uproar of laughter. Especially the blowjob scene and the Gay bar scene. Okay this isn’t a absolute hilarious journey. It’s more of a light tickle of the ribs. There is moments that has dated. Some Jokes fall flat and some parts are so poorly edited, you kind of get lost in the film or whats happens. It jumps more then memento in time. 
Also what is it with the random nudity in these type of comedies. It’s like pull a quick joke now a shot of girls in a shower. It’s like a quick nod to Porky’s or something. It’s a film more about the characters then the actual story or jokes. These films are basically the same story line in all 7 but people come back just  to see the characters. My favourite is Michael Winslow. The Human Sound Machine but everyone has their favourite. This Film introduced those character and it’s a film i still find enjoyable. It lacks on story and continuity but the jokes are still in check and the characters are still fresh and unique. Not a perfect movie at all but an enjoyable one. Film Rating 8/10

(POLICE ACADEMY MARATHON) Quick Film Review - Police Academy (1984) 

The famous Ensemble 80’s Comedy About a new batch taken under the Police Academy Program. An Introduction to some of the most famous characters in Comedy as the Cocky Calm Maloney, The “Black” Guy That makes the sounds, High Tower and the very quiet but VERY LOUD!!!!! Police Women and The Rambo Tackleberry are created. 

I don’t care what anyone says this is an 80’s comedy classic. A lot of famous moments in this film that still create an uproar of laughter. Especially the blowjob scene and the Gay bar scene. Okay this isn’t a absolute hilarious journey. It’s more of a light tickle of the ribs. There is moments that has dated. Some Jokes fall flat and some parts are so poorly edited, you kind of get lost in the film or whats happens. It jumps more then memento in time. 

Also what is it with the random nudity in these type of comedies. It’s like pull a quick joke now a shot of girls in a shower. It’s like a quick nod to Porky’s or something. It’s a film more about the characters then the actual story or jokes. These films are basically the same story line in all 7 but people come back just  to see the characters. My favourite is Michael Winslow. The Human Sound Machine but everyone has their favourite. This Film introduced those character and it’s a film i still find enjoyable. It lacks on story and continuity but the jokes are still in check and the characters are still fresh and unique. Not a perfect movie at all but an enjoyable one. Film Rating 8/10

Film Review - Scott Pilgrim Vs The World (2010)
A genre bending film about the Comic Book Scott Pilgrim. I hate Michael Cera But I love director Edgar Wright. A film that has a particular style that pushing the envelop in film and pretty much the closest thing you’d ever get to a comic book being transferred to film.
Plot- It is all about Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera) a Bass Player in a band falls for a mysterious girl Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) who has a troubled past. Pilgrim finds out that he must defeat 7 Evil Exes to be able to continue dating Ramona. While trying to get his band, The Sex Bob-Ombs” to get a record deal with G man.
Review - First of just wow! I have seen this film twice now and every time it has blown me away. There is just loads in this film. First of the style is something that I have never witnessed in film. I can see why people would be put off by it as it is very exaggerated and fast but it work with the style of comic. The sound effects and visual effects worked like a charm. It was just everywhere and you have to watch the film twice because you do miss a lot the first time around. When they play music and the visual effects boom out of the Bass,Guitar and Drums it is just truly pleasing to the eye. It is the best visual use and sound use I have seen and heard for film in the whole decade it is truly remarkable.
The way the film was put together was brilliant. It’s cuts from scene to scene was like turning a page in a comic. It’s hard to explain but it work lovely. Again I can see why people were put off and it kept the film very fast paced all the time. The only time it did slow down was when Michael Cera was talking. The Cast was great. I even tolerated Michael Cera in this. I don’t consider him as an actor but his surrounding cast was just perfect. Mary Elizabeth Winstead I have a crush on you now. She played Ramona Flowers with the right mysteriousness and charm it was just perfect. One of my favourite characters in film ever! Kieran Culkin (Macaulay younger brother) as Scott Pilgrims Gay Roommate was hilarious. The whole band was another source of hilarity especially the Drummer Kim. Also every Evil Ex was perfectly chosen. Chris Evans was a favourite of mine. He can just play a douche so well. 
This is one film that feels like a comic book and with today’s film all about Superheroes and Comic books this is the one that was the closest to it’s medium. It didn’t do too well at the book office and I can tell why because it is fast paced, the plot is outrageous and it is so genre bending that it hard to market to the mainstream. I honestly believe that this film is one of those slow burners that people will recognised in the years to come and realised that this was a gem that should of had more attention. It has received a cult following and it literary a masterpiece  It is one film that is full of unique and thunderous film making. I applaud Edgar Wright for going out their and going. I love video games and comics and this film heralded that fact.
The Sound, the Visual, The Cinematography, The Cast, The Structure is all perfect. It is a little too fast paced but this film needed it and the 2 hours flew by. I know it won’t happen because Hollywood is all about the money. But I would love a sequel. Like Now. 
Overall - This film is unique, you will never see a film try and copy this style. You can see the amount of work and detail put into this film. The plot is outrageous and out of this world but it works. The Visuals and Audio is brilliant. The Cast is brilliant. This is now on my shelf of one of my favourite films of all time. Time will be this film’s greatest friend because rest assured that this film will become a classic. Film Rating - 10/10

Film Review - Scott Pilgrim Vs The World (2010)

A genre bending film about the Comic Book Scott Pilgrim. I hate Michael Cera But I love director Edgar Wright. A film that has a particular style that pushing the envelop in film and pretty much the closest thing you’d ever get to a comic book being transferred to film.

Plot- It is all about Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera) a Bass Player in a band falls for a mysterious girl Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) who has a troubled past. Pilgrim finds out that he must defeat 7 Evil Exes to be able to continue dating Ramona. While trying to get his band, The Sex Bob-Ombs” to get a record deal with G man.

Review - First of just wow! I have seen this film twice now and every time it has blown me away. There is just loads in this film. First of the style is something that I have never witnessed in film. I can see why people would be put off by it as it is very exaggerated and fast but it work with the style of comic. The sound effects and visual effects worked like a charm. It was just everywhere and you have to watch the film twice because you do miss a lot the first time around. When they play music and the visual effects boom out of the Bass,Guitar and Drums it is just truly pleasing to the eye. It is the best visual use and sound use I have seen and heard for film in the whole decade it is truly remarkable.

The way the film was put together was brilliant. It’s cuts from scene to scene was like turning a page in a comic. It’s hard to explain but it work lovely. Again I can see why people were put off and it kept the film very fast paced all the time. The only time it did slow down was when Michael Cera was talking. The Cast was great. I even tolerated Michael Cera in this. I don’t consider him as an actor but his surrounding cast was just perfect. Mary Elizabeth Winstead I have a crush on you now. She played Ramona Flowers with the right mysteriousness and charm it was just perfect. One of my favourite characters in film ever! Kieran Culkin (Macaulay younger brother) as Scott Pilgrims Gay Roommate was hilarious. The whole band was another source of hilarity especially the Drummer Kim. Also every Evil Ex was perfectly chosen. Chris Evans was a favourite of mine. He can just play a douche so well. 

This is one film that feels like a comic book and with today’s film all about Superheroes and Comic books this is the one that was the closest to it’s medium. It didn’t do too well at the book office and I can tell why because it is fast paced, the plot is outrageous and it is so genre bending that it hard to market to the mainstream. I honestly believe that this film is one of those slow burners that people will recognised in the years to come and realised that this was a gem that should of had more attention. It has received a cult following and it literary a masterpiece  It is one film that is full of unique and thunderous film making. I applaud Edgar Wright for going out their and going. I love video games and comics and this film heralded that fact.

The Sound, the Visual, The Cinematography, The Cast, The Structure is all perfect. It is a little too fast paced but this film needed it and the 2 hours flew by. I know it won’t happen because Hollywood is all about the money. But I would love a sequel. Like Now. 

Overall - This film is unique, you will never see a film try and copy this style. You can see the amount of work and detail put into this film. The plot is outrageous and out of this world but it works. The Visuals and Audio is brilliant. The Cast is brilliant. This is now on my shelf of one of my favourite films of all time. Time will be this film’s greatest friend because rest assured that this film will become a classic. Film Rating - 10/10

Film Review - Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986) Bueller….Bueller….Bueller….Bueller….Bueller….Bueller….Bueller….Bueller…. Ha yes another 80’s teen movie. Another John Hughes movie and another cult classic. By far Matthew Broderick’s best film about the kid that bunked off school and had a truly life changing day off. 'Life moves pretty fast; if you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it!'
Plot - Popular high school student Ferris Bueller bunks off school to just enjoy with his best friend and his girlfriend. A film about moving on with life after high school and standing up to parents. But isn’t that what every John Hughes film was about in the 80’s?!?!?
Review - This film has got to be up there with Breakfast Club as my favourite John Hughes film. It surprised me how funny I found it and how much I enjoyed it. I remember watching it as a kid and enjoyed it but I thought with a much more mature mind and more knowledgeable of films but in fact I enjoyed it more then I ever thought I would of. Yeah there were minor glitches like I hate it when actors play a character too young for them. High School kids in films always look older. There were some plot holes and some truly outrageous moments that were a bit pushing it. I know it was supposed to be like that but there were some moments that was like really?!?!
Apart from some minor hitches I loved ever moment of this film. I personally loved breaking the forth wall when Ferris talks to the audience and tells you how to fool the parents. I loved the how crazy the film is. With two garage guys driving a Ferrari while the star wars theme was playing or how the whole of Chicago was dancing to The Beatles. Those moments are just hilarious. As I previously said there is some moments that I believe crossed the line like the Save Ferris campaign. But I can tell this film was fun to make.  Every moment is full of fun well except for the school scenes. Bueller…..Bueller…...Bueller…..Bueller…..Bueller…..Bueller…..Bueller…..
The Characters are all relatable and I especially love Cameron’s character. He had so much to play with and he was by far the most interesting character in the film. I loved the Charlie Sheen Cameo and Jennifer Grey playing the sister. It was perfect casting. Except for the ages. The Guy who played Cameron who was supposed to be 17 was actually 29!!! it’s a shame that not many of these actors really made it big, Broderick had an okay career. The headteacher was perfect and really played the slapstick role well and was kind of  a glimpse of what Home Alone was going to become. (Also a John Hughes film)
What we have here is another teen cult classic that has stood the test of time. Broke the boundaries of the typical film by breaking the forth wall and created memorable moments and quotes.  The music is fantastic and I remember from the first time I watch it 12 years ago. It is truly how a film of this genre should be made and I haven’t come across a film like this one. This is one of those films that will always have a special place in their heart. It’s nice to go back too time and time again and remind yourself that life does go fast and sometimes you need to stop and look around and enjoy it.
Overall - What Can I say about this that i already haven’t. A teen cult classic and a favourite of mine. The art museum scene is one of my favourite scenes in cinema. This is a type of movie I would love to make. Just brilliant. Film Rating 9/10

Film Review - Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986) Bueller….Bueller….Bueller….Bueller….Bueller….Bueller….Bueller….Bueller…. Ha yes another 80’s teen movie. Another John Hughes movie and another cult classic. By far Matthew Broderick’s best film about the kid that bunked off school and had a truly life changing day off. 'Life moves pretty fast; if you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it!'

Plot - Popular high school student Ferris Bueller bunks off school to just enjoy with his best friend and his girlfriend. A film about moving on with life after high school and standing up to parents. But isn’t that what every John Hughes film was about in the 80’s?!?!?

Review - This film has got to be up there with Breakfast Club as my favourite John Hughes film. It surprised me how funny I found it and how much I enjoyed it. I remember watching it as a kid and enjoyed it but I thought with a much more mature mind and more knowledgeable of films but in fact I enjoyed it more then I ever thought I would of. Yeah there were minor glitches like I hate it when actors play a character too young for them. High School kids in films always look older. There were some plot holes and some truly outrageous moments that were a bit pushing it. I know it was supposed to be like that but there were some moments that was like really?!?!

Apart from some minor hitches I loved ever moment of this film. I personally loved breaking the forth wall when Ferris talks to the audience and tells you how to fool the parents. I loved the how crazy the film is. With two garage guys driving a Ferrari while the star wars theme was playing or how the whole of Chicago was dancing to The Beatles. Those moments are just hilarious. As I previously said there is some moments that I believe crossed the line like the Save Ferris campaign. But I can tell this film was fun to make.  Every moment is full of fun well except for the school scenes. Bueller…..Bueller…...Bueller…..Bueller…..Bueller…..Bueller…..Bueller…..

The Characters are all relatable and I especially love Cameron’s character. He had so much to play with and he was by far the most interesting character in the film. I loved the Charlie Sheen Cameo and Jennifer Grey playing the sister. It was perfect casting. Except for the ages. The Guy who played Cameron who was supposed to be 17 was actually 29!!! it’s a shame that not many of these actors really made it big, Broderick had an okay career. The headteacher was perfect and really played the slapstick role well and was kind of  a glimpse of what Home Alone was going to become. (Also a John Hughes film)

What we have here is another teen cult classic that has stood the test of time. Broke the boundaries of the typical film by breaking the forth wall and created memorable moments and quotes.  The music is fantastic and I remember from the first time I watch it 12 years ago. It is truly how a film of this genre should be made and I haven’t come across a film like this one. This is one of those films that will always have a special place in their heart. It’s nice to go back too time and time again and remind yourself that life does go fast and sometimes you need to stop and look around and enjoy it.

Overall - What Can I say about this that i already haven’t. A teen cult classic and a favourite of mine. The art museum scene is one of my favourite scenes in cinema. This is a type of movie I would love to make. Just brilliant. Film Rating 9/10

Film Review - Rushmore (1998) Another cult favourite from one of my favourite directors, Wes Anderson. This was the springboard for Anderson, Jason Schwartzman and the second career boost for Bill Murray.
Plot- Rebellious student, Max Fischer falls in love with the 1st Grade English Teacher while his friend, Wealthy Steel plant owner, Herman Blume (Bill Murray) falls in love with her. he tries to win her affection by various gestures. While trying to stay in the school he loves, Rushmore.
Review- The quirkiness of Wes Anderson is here in Rushmore. Not as Quirky as Royal Tenenbaums or Life of Steve Zissou. But here is definitely the seeds of his style. Rushmore is a sweet film. Max Fischer is detached from reality not understanding public school and the age difference between him and Mrs Cross. But so is Herman Blume, the millionaire. The chemistry between Murray and Schwartzman is the best part about the film because they hold all the laughs and just work brilliantly together. Schwartzman has the best performance as he plays the out of touch student perfectly. He looks, act differently then everyone else and at moments I had to look away because I felt awkward from the things he was doing.
Away from the surrealism and quirkiness, at it’s heart it’s a film about love. Everyone has that crush on a teacher or an older woman when they are teen. Teen’s look to older woman as a target when in actual fact there are girls there age which lust over them. It happens here and it’s the realisation that the audience is looking for to resolve this film. Throughout the film Max Fischer keeps making the wrong decisions and doesn’t step a few feet back to look at the situation. It aggravating as an audience for this to happen over and over again. However when he does see sense it is more rewarding.
It’s not a perfect movie at times the plot just jumps for nowhere and at times so surreal that it’s hard to feel for certain characters. But it’s a lovely comedy that with it’s surrealism in actual fact is very real. The childhood crush is a standard rite of passage for a teen and it’s perfectly portrayed here with the “untouchable” (Mrs Cross) And the Hidden Crush (Margaret Yang). 
Overall- Funny, Quirky and sweet. The three elements to every Wes Anderson film, oh yeah and maybe Bill Murray too. It’s a great film with a great topic. I love little sweet independent films like these. (ie Little Miss Sunshine) and this is up there. The substance is a little weak but the style is perfect. If your a fan of Anderson you’ll love this, if you love film, you’ll love this. Everyone should love this film. Film Rating- 8/10

Film Review - Rushmore (1998) Another cult favourite from one of my favourite directors, Wes Anderson. This was the springboard for Anderson, Jason Schwartzman and the second career boost for Bill Murray.

Plot- Rebellious student, Max Fischer falls in love with the 1st Grade English Teacher while his friend, Wealthy Steel plant owner, Herman Blume (Bill Murray) falls in love with her. he tries to win her affection by various gestures. While trying to stay in the school he loves, Rushmore.

Review- The quirkiness of Wes Anderson is here in Rushmore. Not as Quirky as Royal Tenenbaums or Life of Steve Zissou. But here is definitely the seeds of his style. Rushmore is a sweet film. Max Fischer is detached from reality not understanding public school and the age difference between him and Mrs Cross. But so is Herman Blume, the millionaire. The chemistry between Murray and Schwartzman is the best part about the film because they hold all the laughs and just work brilliantly together. Schwartzman has the best performance as he plays the out of touch student perfectly. He looks, act differently then everyone else and at moments I had to look away because I felt awkward from the things he was doing.

Away from the surrealism and quirkiness, at it’s heart it’s a film about love. Everyone has that crush on a teacher or an older woman when they are teen. Teen’s look to older woman as a target when in actual fact there are girls there age which lust over them. It happens here and it’s the realisation that the audience is looking for to resolve this film. Throughout the film Max Fischer keeps making the wrong decisions and doesn’t step a few feet back to look at the situation. It aggravating as an audience for this to happen over and over again. However when he does see sense it is more rewarding.

It’s not a perfect movie at times the plot just jumps for nowhere and at times so surreal that it’s hard to feel for certain characters. But it’s a lovely comedy that with it’s surrealism in actual fact is very real. The childhood crush is a standard rite of passage for a teen and it’s perfectly portrayed here with the “untouchable” (Mrs Cross) And the Hidden Crush (Margaret Yang). 

Overall- Funny, Quirky and sweet. The three elements to every Wes Anderson film, oh yeah and maybe Bill Murray too. It’s a great film with a great topic. I love little sweet independent films like these. (ie Little Miss Sunshine) and this is up there. The substance is a little weak but the style is perfect. If your a fan of Anderson you’ll love this, if you love film, you’ll love this. Everyone should love this film. Film Rating- 8/10

Film Review- Funny People (2009) A Mature comedy from the mind of Judd Atapow. Much similar style to the film knocked up. A long 2 and a half hour comedy that has emotional and strong topics discussed. Featuring Adam Sandler and Seth Rogen
Plot- It’s about a Comedian (Adam Sandler) George Simmonds that is told he will die because of some rare blood disease so he takes an amateur comedian (Seth Rogen) under his wings and makes him write jokes from him. George starts to turn his life around by getting his old girlfriend back (Leslie Mann) and try to be happy. While Ira is trying to make it as a comedian and do the right thing.
Review- Now I loved Knocked up because it was really a different format to comedies. 2 hours for a comedy sounds like a disastrous concoction, it’s hard to keep laughs for 2 hours so what Knocked up did was to throw some story in there. Emotion. Something that could keep you hooked and chuck a good joke every now and then. I liked it. However Funny People was 2 and a half hours long and focused  more on the drama then the comedy.  There are underrated actors in this film that can be able to carry a drama. Seth Rogen is one of these. He’s been making these screwball comedies and I just want to see him in a serious role because he is going to be typecast and I think Rogen has some great acting skills. In this film there are signs of a good actor. Sandler under performs and so does Leslie Mann and it’s saddening.
The problem i have with this film is that it doesn’t try to be a full on drama or a full on comedy. So it is stuck in between and i don’t know how to react to the film. It’s called funny people so I would of thought it would be more of a comedy. But there wasn’t that many good jokes. The drama was not that well acted and not fully in depth. George Simmonds pending death was quickly brushed over and the connection between Simmonds and his ex was too inconsistent and confusing. The characters was not developed as they should be. Every plot strand was just mentioned and not that well explained. For a 2 and a half hour film you expected some depth.
It tried too much and failed because of it. There were moments where it was funny and moments where there was real emotion but it was just moments. I expected the film to pick up but it didn’t. I expected so much from this film and it gave very little. The best thing about this film were the stand up routines and they was a hint at some emotion.
Overall- I like the idea of a comedy that has a serious topic, a comedy that focuses on the story rather then barrage the audience with jokes. However this film fails because it doesn’t focus on the comedy or drama. There were moments of gold but it was just a disappointment. Film Rating - 5/10 

Film Review- Funny People (2009) A Mature comedy from the mind of Judd Atapow. Much similar style to the film knocked up. A long 2 and a half hour comedy that has emotional and strong topics discussed. Featuring Adam Sandler and Seth Rogen

Plot- It’s about a Comedian (Adam Sandler) George Simmonds that is told he will die because of some rare blood disease so he takes an amateur comedian (Seth Rogen) under his wings and makes him write jokes from him. George starts to turn his life around by getting his old girlfriend back (Leslie Mann) and try to be happy. While Ira is trying to make it as a comedian and do the right thing.

Review- Now I loved Knocked up because it was really a different format to comedies. 2 hours for a comedy sounds like a disastrous concoction, it’s hard to keep laughs for 2 hours so what Knocked up did was to throw some story in there. Emotion. Something that could keep you hooked and chuck a good joke every now and then. I liked it. However Funny People was 2 and a half hours long and focused  more on the drama then the comedy.  There are underrated actors in this film that can be able to carry a drama. Seth Rogen is one of these. He’s been making these screwball comedies and I just want to see him in a serious role because he is going to be typecast and I think Rogen has some great acting skills. In this film there are signs of a good actor. Sandler under performs and so does Leslie Mann and it’s saddening.

The problem i have with this film is that it doesn’t try to be a full on drama or a full on comedy. So it is stuck in between and i don’t know how to react to the film. It’s called funny people so I would of thought it would be more of a comedy. But there wasn’t that many good jokes. The drama was not that well acted and not fully in depth. George Simmonds pending death was quickly brushed over and the connection between Simmonds and his ex was too inconsistent and confusing. The characters was not developed as they should be. Every plot strand was just mentioned and not that well explained. For a 2 and a half hour film you expected some depth.

It tried too much and failed because of it. There were moments where it was funny and moments where there was real emotion but it was just moments. I expected the film to pick up but it didn’t. I expected so much from this film and it gave very little. The best thing about this film were the stand up routines and they was a hint at some emotion.

Overall- I like the idea of a comedy that has a serious topic, a comedy that focuses on the story rather then barrage the audience with jokes. However this film fails because it doesn’t focus on the comedy or drama. There were moments of gold but it was just a disappointment. Film Rating - 5/10 

Short Story: The Man In Black Chapter 1 - New Set of Strings

You know that feeling when you come back home from a surreal or life changing experience? You feel all weird that you have to resort back to normal life. Especially when that Journey started you didn’t expect any of it to happen. All it was suppose to be a generous donation to some homeless guy that played the guitar pretty well. Even if the guitar only had 4 strings. He still cracked out some awesome Johnny Cash songs. He’d never do Balls of fire though, he kept saying he needed one more string to play it. I’ve walked past this guy every day for the past 2 years and he still didn’t buy a new set of strings. Everytime I walked past him, I’d have a chat with him. Ask about his day. You know the general conversation you’d have with strangers. He’d stay quite shut if it led to slightly personal conversations. It was just the old routine of how are you, how has your day been? 

For 2 years, he’d had been playing the same guitar, playing the same songs, at the same spot. everybody else  just turned a blind eye, I had a friendship with this guy. I didn’t know his name, or where he’d come from. He was just a guy that looked open to talk to, even though he’d say very little. As I’ve said before, this lasted for 2 years until the day, just like any other day, I think it was a Monday. Beginning of the week, 8 in the morning. The only other thing besides us two existing in this spot was just a couple of pigeons staring at the man’s crumpled up ham sandwiches in his bag. He was playing another Johnny Cash song, The Man in Black I think.I just brushed past him and I put my change in his little hat he had laid for incomers to disperse their dreads in their wallets.

I didn’t have time to chat, so it was a quick exchange………………………well it was suppose to be. For the first time in 2 years he started to converse. “Buddy, come here”

My whole body jerked. I slowly turned around and awkwardly greeted him. His frail hands deepen into his pockets and took out a rolled up 10 note, that looked like it was produced in the 90’s. “You know that Music Shop across the road”  I nodded. “If I give you this could you get a new set of guitar strings for my guitar?” 

I tried to tell him that I was running late for work and I had to go but he was having none of it. He interrupted by putting one finger up, “Nah you won’t, if you do this for me, I will make it worth your while.”

As soon as he said that, my immature mind was blasting through scenario’s of him sucking my dick or something. Or giving me a lap dance. But that was my mind, it was when I looked into his for-seeking eyes, that had something that would make it worth while. It wasn’t sexual, greed or wisdom he possessed. It was truth. So I swiped that 10 pound note from his hand and took it to the music shop. I had to use some of my money because I decided to buy the best. The set of strings that had a longer shelf life. I even was 20 minutes late for work, but I was curious. Curious of what this mysterious man for that I have known for 2 years playing Guitar in a small alleyway had hiding. Some magical secret? some wonderland maybe? Some fixture of knowledge that unlocks the meaning of life? Or maybe it was just oral sex and I was crap at reading people. I didn’t care. People say curiosity killed the cat but doesn’t cat’s have 9 lives. 

I walked out of that shop like a little boy who just brought a toy. I looked out to the spot where the old man plays. He was there, but he was stood up with his back facing me. His head turned round with a comforting look and slowly raised his hand.  The oak like hand gestured to follow him. He then slowly walked away. 

At this point, I was half and hour late for work, screw work. I wanted to know what this guy could offer. For once I didn’t want to do the boring thing, I wanted to take that risk and follow. So I put the new set of Guitar strings in my bag and set off to follow the strange old man.           

TO BE CONTINUED…………..                   Written By Jason Blight   08/08/12

Film Review- Rush Hour (1998) A classic Buddy Cop Action Comedy. One of the greatest Action Comedies that got it so right, it’s just perfect. Great performances by Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan.
Plot- A Hong Kong Counselor has had his daughter kidnapped and it’s up to  Inspector Lee (Jackie Chan) and  Detective James Carter (Chris Tucker) to stop the Chinese gang. The film tracks their hilarious encounters and action packed fights.
Review- The thing with typical action comedies is that their not that action packed and not that funny but the thing with Rush Hour is that it is action packed and is hilarious. Any film with Jackie Chan, you get great choreographed action scenes. Any film with Chris Tucker, you will get an overreacted black man. Chan brings the action, Tucker brings the comedy. It works. When they both mix, it sets up scenes that are memorable and thrilling. Some of the choreography is just mind bending and funny. Chan’s use of object is like no other and I haven’t seen anyone come close to Chan on his intelligence to use anything as a weapon. Every set I see him do, my jaw just hits the floor. Rush Hour is no exception to that formula. Chan is not at his greatest but it’s still great. If you like the action scenes in Rush Hour, make sure to watch his early Chinese films.
Chris Tucker is a love hate guy, Some people hate him because he is so exaggerated but I don’t call it annoyance, I call it energy and with every role he brings that energy and it gets me every time. He can play the funny guy so well, I kind of want him to do a serious roles but it’s a shame he doesn’t do film roles as frequent as he used to. (He better do the Friday Sequel) He plays the black stereotype with great energy and with Chan’s tourist like attitude, is hilarious. The thing about a buddy movie is that the two buddies has to carry the film and they do. Chan and Tucker’s chemistry is brilliant, it seems real and it grows throughout the sequels. The action is great, the comedy is hilarious and it’s an okay story.
Overall- it maybe not pioneering, not the most cracking story but it’s Chris Tucker’s and Jackie Chan’s chemistry that makes this film a hilarious action comedy. Jackie Chan action with Chris Tucker Comedy, not for everyone but it was brilliant in my standards. A laugh, a thrill, a hoot. What else do you want. Film Rating- 8.5/10

Film Review- Rush Hour (1998) A classic Buddy Cop Action Comedy. One of the greatest Action Comedies that got it so right, it’s just perfect. Great performances by Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan.

Plot- A Hong Kong Counselor has had his daughter kidnapped and it’s up to  Inspector Lee (Jackie Chan) and  Detective James Carter (Chris Tucker) to stop the Chinese gang. The film tracks their hilarious encounters and action packed fights.

Review- The thing with typical action comedies is that their not that action packed and not that funny but the thing with Rush Hour is that it is action packed and is hilarious. Any film with Jackie Chan, you get great choreographed action scenes. Any film with Chris Tucker, you will get an overreacted black man. Chan brings the action, Tucker brings the comedy. It works. When they both mix, it sets up scenes that are memorable and thrilling. Some of the choreography is just mind bending and funny. Chan’s use of object is like no other and I haven’t seen anyone come close to Chan on his intelligence to use anything as a weapon. Every set I see him do, my jaw just hits the floor. Rush Hour is no exception to that formula. Chan is not at his greatest but it’s still great. If you like the action scenes in Rush Hour, make sure to watch his early Chinese films.

Chris Tucker is a love hate guy, Some people hate him because he is so exaggerated but I don’t call it annoyance, I call it energy and with every role he brings that energy and it gets me every time. He can play the funny guy so well, I kind of want him to do a serious roles but it’s a shame he doesn’t do film roles as frequent as he used to. (He better do the Friday Sequel) He plays the black stereotype with great energy and with Chan’s tourist like attitude, is hilarious. The thing about a buddy movie is that the two buddies has to carry the film and they do. Chan and Tucker’s chemistry is brilliant, it seems real and it grows throughout the sequels. The action is great, the comedy is hilarious and it’s an okay story.

Overall- it maybe not pioneering, not the most cracking story but it’s Chris Tucker’s and Jackie Chan’s chemistry that makes this film a hilarious action comedy. Jackie Chan action with Chris Tucker Comedy, not for everyone but it was brilliant in my standards. A laugh, a thrill, a hoot. What else do you want. Film Rating- 8.5/10

Film Review: Tropic Thunder (2008) The controversial action comedy that was hit from criticism for using the word “retard”, even though it contained Robert Downey Jr playing a white guy impersonating a black guy. Anyway the comedy that has a stellar cast about a movie about a movie that turns out to be not to be a movie but it secretly gets filmed to turn in it into a movie. You know that film.
Plot: It is about mainly three actors, Tugg Speedman (Ben Stiller) who is a failing action star that is one flop away from his career being over. Kirk Lazuras (Downey), the method actor that has won 5 Oscars. Jeff Portnay (Jack Black) who is a fart comedy actor, who is addicted to drugs and on a landslide career wise. Along with rapper Alpa Chino (Jackson) they are on a film set in Vietnam and because the film they are filming is 2 months behind schedule and $100 million over budget, the director (Steve Coogan) gets an idea to put them in wild side of the jungle to get the real experience and film them in the real situation. It all goes run and they get ambushed by a Vietmanese gang and has to escape the jungle.
Review: This is a huge budgeted comedy that looks impressive, the attention to detail is high here. The costumes look like from out of old vietnam films, the settings are magnificent and the make up is top notch for a comedy. The ensemble cast is amazing here. Stiller is brilliant in every role he’s in and it’s no different here, he plays the failed action with ease and hilarity as he always does. Jack Black plays the “chris Farley” character with stupid humour like he familiar with but for Black he makes the stupid humour hilarious and the role was perfect for him. However, Robert Downey Jr steals the spotlight with him playing an white Australian who goes blackface to play a black person. He is an amazing actor and even in a comedy, he shows that he is one of the greatest actors today, He was even Oscar nominated for the role. He is the funniest out of the cast and steals every scene, one of his greatest performance. Credit goes out to Jackson and Burchell, Nolte and Mcbride who plays the supporting cast, they all have there moments and it’s a brilliant cast. Tom Cruise’s stint as Les Grossman is funny but it was pretty easy when you’ve got Tom Cruise in a fatsuit. It was funny but it was simple explicit humour.
The story is a great idea because it takes a stab at celebrity culture, movie sets and the film business. It is great directorial work by stiller and the script is brilliant. None of it seemed script and I can take a wild guess that with that type of cast most of it wasn’t. The fake trailer were the greatest thing about the film though. I wanted to see more. They were hilarious and I so want to see the Scorcher films. Forget about The Fatties: Fart 2 though. It was brilliant with the movie within a movie premise. It’s original and that is rare in today’s film industry. It’s ironic that it mocks movie cliche’s in the film, action and “Oscar” genre. 
Like every film there are weaknesses, I don’t find the film offensive using retard or racial slurs but some of the humour was cheap and I was more offended more of how dumb they thought I was. The middle was a bit slow and at parts there were no funny jokes or moments. However I’m really nitpicking, this is a great high budget comedy and it’s definitely not the funniest film I’ve seen but it is up there with a great cast, story and appearance. 
Overall - Most comedies are weak in story and look. However this bucks the trend with great acting, great sets and an great stories. The faux trailer are amazing. The jokes and gags are okay and at times were really funny. This film is like no other comedy with it’s huge explosion and it looks expensive the whole film. It’s a nice mockery of the film industry with a lot of cameos that was brilliant. Just a great Comedy - Film Rating- 8/10

Film Review: Tropic Thunder (2008) The controversial action comedy that was hit from criticism for using the word “retard”, even though it contained Robert Downey Jr playing a white guy impersonating a black guy. Anyway the comedy that has a stellar cast about a movie about a movie that turns out to be not to be a movie but it secretly gets filmed to turn in it into a movie. You know that film.

Plot: It is about mainly three actors, Tugg Speedman (Ben Stiller) who is a failing action star that is one flop away from his career being over. Kirk Lazuras (Downey), the method actor that has won 5 Oscars. Jeff Portnay (Jack Black) who is a fart comedy actor, who is addicted to drugs and on a landslide career wise. Along with rapper Alpa Chino (Jackson) they are on a film set in Vietnam and because the film they are filming is 2 months behind schedule and $100 million over budget, the director (Steve Coogan) gets an idea to put them in wild side of the jungle to get the real experience and film them in the real situation. It all goes run and they get ambushed by a Vietmanese gang and has to escape the jungle.

Review: This is a huge budgeted comedy that looks impressive, the attention to detail is high here. The costumes look like from out of old vietnam films, the settings are magnificent and the make up is top notch for a comedy. The ensemble cast is amazing here. Stiller is brilliant in every role he’s in and it’s no different here, he plays the failed action with ease and hilarity as he always does. Jack Black plays the “chris Farley” character with stupid humour like he familiar with but for Black he makes the stupid humour hilarious and the role was perfect for him. However, Robert Downey Jr steals the spotlight with him playing an white Australian who goes blackface to play a black person. He is an amazing actor and even in a comedy, he shows that he is one of the greatest actors today, He was even Oscar nominated for the role. He is the funniest out of the cast and steals every scene, one of his greatest performance. Credit goes out to Jackson and Burchell, Nolte and Mcbride who plays the supporting cast, they all have there moments and it’s a brilliant cast. Tom Cruise’s stint as Les Grossman is funny but it was pretty easy when you’ve got Tom Cruise in a fatsuit. It was funny but it was simple explicit humour.

The story is a great idea because it takes a stab at celebrity culture, movie sets and the film business. It is great directorial work by stiller and the script is brilliant. None of it seemed script and I can take a wild guess that with that type of cast most of it wasn’t. The fake trailer were the greatest thing about the film though. I wanted to see more. They were hilarious and I so want to see the Scorcher films. Forget about The Fatties: Fart 2 though. It was brilliant with the movie within a movie premise. It’s original and that is rare in today’s film industry. It’s ironic that it mocks movie cliche’s in the film, action and “Oscar” genre. 

Like every film there are weaknesses, I don’t find the film offensive using retard or racial slurs but some of the humour was cheap and I was more offended more of how dumb they thought I was. The middle was a bit slow and at parts there were no funny jokes or moments. However I’m really nitpicking, this is a great high budget comedy and it’s definitely not the funniest film I’ve seen but it is up there with a great cast, story and appearance. 

Overall - Most comedies are weak in story and look. However this bucks the trend with great acting, great sets and an great stories. The faux trailer are amazing. The jokes and gags are okay and at times were really funny. This film is like no other comedy with it’s huge explosion and it looks expensive the whole film. It’s a nice mockery of the film industry with a lot of cameos that was brilliant. Just a great Comedy - Film Rating- 8/10

Parenthood (1989) - A general light hearted family comedy starring Steve Martin, but these general comedies are hilarious and magnificent and this is such a unique comedy/drama that doesn’t really follow suit to a 80’s comedy.
Plot- The film follows mainly the Gill Buckman (Steve Martin) and his family and how they deal with his son. He tries to act like the perfect dad and is worried that his son’s and daughter isn’t perfect and blames himself. Side stories of Gill’s sister who is a single mum who has a son who hibernates in his room and a rebel daughter. Also it follows Gill’s sister in law, whose husband educates their daughter with Japanese, Calculus and other adult stuff. Also Gill’s brother shows up and he has a gambling problem and continues to ask for money from his dad. He also believes in a get rich quick ideal which plummets him into debt and a son that he disowns to try and get rich.
Review: As you see from the plot their is a lot going on. I missed out some crucial plot points but I didn’t want to overload the plot basis of the film. What this film does is contain these stories and intertwined them so well that it doesn’t seem overloaded with problems but when you look at it after, you realise how much is going on and it should of been, but it isn’t. The humour isn’t as rib snapping as Martin’s other comedies but it doesn’t try to be a full out comedy, it’s more of a drama, a life lesson on how to live life and how to be an adult. It deals with a lot of problems that it can appeal to a large audience. The tearaway kids, less intelligent kid, over educating father, single mums. For parent there nearly every type of situation that parents are faced with and they are dealt with perfectly. With a mixture of comedy and distress these problems are dealt with and solved in one scene with normally a small speech that acts this revolutionary act. It is very rewarding as a film.
The whole cast, which is pretty big, is perfect and brilliant. Even the children are great here. Except for Keanu Reeves, I don’t mind the guy but he is just playing his character from Bill and Ted which double the dopeyness. I’m a big fan of Steve Martin and he excels as the father role of which he has played millions of times but it never gets boring. He is lovable in this role and with his onscreen wife (Mary Steenburgen) who still looks fabulous now, the connection between them seems so real and pulls off a realistic couple. Everything seems so genuine and that is the same for the whole cast and there is too many to mention.  
Overall- I can’t fault this film, it’s a great heartwarming comedy drama that tracks ordinary life at the Buckman household. It maybe chaotic and packed full of problems and sometimes cheesy conclusion. However this is a very rewarding film that makes you feel better about yourself and has some important life lessons. The relations of the cast seem genuine and greatly acted, even though there is a lot of kids on the set. All I can say is that this is a perfect family comedy drama that is heart warming and is just perfect. One of the gems of cinema. Film Rating 9/10

Parenthood (1989) - A general light hearted family comedy starring Steve Martin, but these general comedies are hilarious and magnificent and this is such a unique comedy/drama that doesn’t really follow suit to a 80’s comedy.

Plot- The film follows mainly the Gill Buckman (Steve Martin) and his family and how they deal with his son. He tries to act like the perfect dad and is worried that his son’s and daughter isn’t perfect and blames himself. Side stories of Gill’s sister who is a single mum who has a son who hibernates in his room and a rebel daughter. Also it follows Gill’s sister in law, whose husband educates their daughter with Japanese, Calculus and other adult stuff. Also Gill’s brother shows up and he has a gambling problem and continues to ask for money from his dad. He also believes in a get rich quick ideal which plummets him into debt and a son that he disowns to try and get rich.

Review: As you see from the plot their is a lot going on. I missed out some crucial plot points but I didn’t want to overload the plot basis of the film. What this film does is contain these stories and intertwined them so well that it doesn’t seem overloaded with problems but when you look at it after, you realise how much is going on and it should of been, but it isn’t. The humour isn’t as rib snapping as Martin’s other comedies but it doesn’t try to be a full out comedy, it’s more of a drama, a life lesson on how to live life and how to be an adult. It deals with a lot of problems that it can appeal to a large audience. The tearaway kids, less intelligent kid, over educating father, single mums. For parent there nearly every type of situation that parents are faced with and they are dealt with perfectly. With a mixture of comedy and distress these problems are dealt with and solved in one scene with normally a small speech that acts this revolutionary act. It is very rewarding as a film.

The whole cast, which is pretty big, is perfect and brilliant. Even the children are great here. Except for Keanu Reeves, I don’t mind the guy but he is just playing his character from Bill and Ted which double the dopeyness. I’m a big fan of Steve Martin and he excels as the father role of which he has played millions of times but it never gets boring. He is lovable in this role and with his onscreen wife (Mary Steenburgen) who still looks fabulous now, the connection between them seems so real and pulls off a realistic couple. Everything seems so genuine and that is the same for the whole cast and there is too many to mention.  

Overall- I can’t fault this film, it’s a great heartwarming comedy drama that tracks ordinary life at the Buckman household. It maybe chaotic and packed full of problems and sometimes cheesy conclusion. However this is a very rewarding film that makes you feel better about yourself and has some important life lessons. The relations of the cast seem genuine and greatly acted, even though there is a lot of kids on the set. All I can say is that this is a perfect family comedy drama that is heart warming and is just perfect. One of the gems of cinema. Film Rating 9/10

TV Review- Louis Theroux: Twilight of the Porn Stars (2012) Louis Theroux revisits the porn industry after 15 years from his first visits discovering that the technology society of the internet and free porn has ruined the business.
I didn’t watch this because it was about Porn (Yes I’m 18 but I’m a massive fan of Louis Theroux) This Documentary dived into some new porn stars that are taking that profession just for money and some porn stars that had been in the business for over a decade. The biggest thing going for this documentary is Theroux’s “Britishness” who throughout the whole programme looks uncomfortable with the subject. His Taboo with porn is at times hilarious and he acts like a 10 year old who had never heard of the word sex. This had it’s limitations as sometimes he asked very simple questions and didn’t allow for some more intriguing questions to be asked.
At times it was shocking, especially the porn star Tommy Gunn, who looked like he fell in love with every actress he was having sex with and it was very uncomfortable because the actresses saw it as a unemotional act. His disillusion state was surprising because he was so experience (He’s been in over 1000 films) and having an emotional connections seems like the number one rule that you shouldn’t have in porn. Also the Director, Rob Black was shocking because of his chaotic and unhinged demeanour and he just seemed to have a few loose screws talking about extreme porn. (He was the one that created the genre of Rape Porn) Also the actor killing himself was also shocking but this wasn’t picked up properly and was only touched on in the final five minutes.
Some sections were repeating themselves going over relationships in porn and was merely put in the documentary to humour the audience. And what better person to make the audience laugh then Theroux who does ask stupid question at times, but sometimes the stupidity of the questions gather the best results. For example there were these two brand new porn stars who both had a boyfriend and girlfriend and because them both called each other gorgeous, Theroux saw it as flirting and asked if they would get together and at first it sounded stupid but in the end, they were in a shower and seemed very intimate.
Overall- This isn’t as shocking or funny as Theroux’s past work, it is very standard Theroux. If your a fan, you’ll love it. If you like documentaries you’ll love it but for the general viewer it can seemed very vulgar and not that conclusive. I think it’s running time should of been increase and some more well known names to get a bigger perspective on the business. The documentary feeds the Therouxians their fix with it’s usual middle class humour but it tip toes round a topic that can be smashed and burned at. It needed more depth but still a good watch. Rating - 7/10

TV Review- Louis Theroux: Twilight of the Porn Stars (2012) Louis Theroux revisits the porn industry after 15 years from his first visits discovering that the technology society of the internet and free porn has ruined the business.

I didn’t watch this because it was about Porn (Yes I’m 18 but I’m a massive fan of Louis Theroux) This Documentary dived into some new porn stars that are taking that profession just for money and some porn stars that had been in the business for over a decade. The biggest thing going for this documentary is Theroux’s “Britishness” who throughout the whole programme looks uncomfortable with the subject. His Taboo with porn is at times hilarious and he acts like a 10 year old who had never heard of the word sex. This had it’s limitations as sometimes he asked very simple questions and didn’t allow for some more intriguing questions to be asked.

At times it was shocking, especially the porn star Tommy Gunn, who looked like he fell in love with every actress he was having sex with and it was very uncomfortable because the actresses saw it as a unemotional act. His disillusion state was surprising because he was so experience (He’s been in over 1000 films) and having an emotional connections seems like the number one rule that you shouldn’t have in porn. Also the Director, Rob Black was shocking because of his chaotic and unhinged demeanour and he just seemed to have a few loose screws talking about extreme porn. (He was the one that created the genre of Rape Porn) Also the actor killing himself was also shocking but this wasn’t picked up properly and was only touched on in the final five minutes.

Some sections were repeating themselves going over relationships in porn and was merely put in the documentary to humour the audience. And what better person to make the audience laugh then Theroux who does ask stupid question at times, but sometimes the stupidity of the questions gather the best results. For example there were these two brand new porn stars who both had a boyfriend and girlfriend and because them both called each other gorgeous, Theroux saw it as flirting and asked if they would get together and at first it sounded stupid but in the end, they were in a shower and seemed very intimate.

Overall- This isn’t as shocking or funny as Theroux’s past work, it is very standard Theroux. If your a fan, you’ll love it. If you like documentaries you’ll love it but for the general viewer it can seemed very vulgar and not that conclusive. I think it’s running time should of been increase and some more well known names to get a bigger perspective on the business. The documentary feeds the Therouxians their fix with it’s usual middle class humour but it tip toes round a topic that can be smashed and burned at. It needed more depth but still a good watch. Rating - 7/10

Film Review: Caddyshack 2 (1988) Oh god, this is literary a big FUCK YOU to the original. A sequel that didn’t need to be made but if it was going too it shouldn’t of been this mess of  a film.
The Plot- A guy (Jackie Mason) goes to the Bushwood Country Club and is annoyed by the snobbery of the place and buys it out and has a golf match to decide who keeps the place. 
Review- Now I wasn’t a massive fan of the first film but I enjoyed it but this was just a massive insult to the original. First of all Jackie Mason is not funny, he just reminds me of a cheap comedian of a cruise ship. He was just an annoyance. The film has hardly any caddies in it. There’s two I think and it really shouldn’t be about the two rich people facing off. Dan Aykroyd is annoying in it and that annoys me even more because he’s a funny guy and in this there is no sign of the blues brother ghost buster I know and love. It’s too over the top! the gopher, oh fuck you gopher, I hated you in the first one and wanted you to blow up that hairy son of a bitch. He talked in here and drank root beer. Jackie Mason had this golf clubs that was high tech and just over the top. It was an awful story, that just is poor and unoriginal.
The only two redeeming features for this film is Chevy Chase and Randy Quaid. Chevy Chase is the only character to return from the first one and his is the only person to provide some funny moments. Also Randy Quaid’s lawyer is pretty funny and I liked it but it couldn’t save this piece of fuckfilth (Yeah that’s a new word)
Overall: When you a sequel is missing it’s majority of cast from the first one, you know it is going to be shit. And this is exactly the case. There is no Bill Murray to keep the film a float and Chevy Chase just feels like hes a lonely sheep and he doesn’t want to be there. My advice is to forget that there is a caddyshack 2, do not buy the double pack even though it was cheaper because this is one film I fucking hate. Period. Done. Film Rating- 2.5/10

Film Review: Caddyshack 2 (1988) Oh god, this is literary a big FUCK YOU to the original. A sequel that didn’t need to be made but if it was going too it shouldn’t of been this mess of  a film.

The Plot- A guy (Jackie Mason) goes to the Bushwood Country Club and is annoyed by the snobbery of the place and buys it out and has a golf match to decide who keeps the place. 

Review- Now I wasn’t a massive fan of the first film but I enjoyed it but this was just a massive insult to the original. First of all Jackie Mason is not funny, he just reminds me of a cheap comedian of a cruise ship. He was just an annoyance. The film has hardly any caddies in it. There’s two I think and it really shouldn’t be about the two rich people facing off. Dan Aykroyd is annoying in it and that annoys me even more because he’s a funny guy and in this there is no sign of the blues brother ghost buster I know and love. It’s too over the top! the gopher, oh fuck you gopher, I hated you in the first one and wanted you to blow up that hairy son of a bitch. He talked in here and drank root beer. Jackie Mason had this golf clubs that was high tech and just over the top. It was an awful story, that just is poor and unoriginal.

The only two redeeming features for this film is Chevy Chase and Randy Quaid. Chevy Chase is the only character to return from the first one and his is the only person to provide some funny moments. Also Randy Quaid’s lawyer is pretty funny and I liked it but it couldn’t save this piece of fuckfilth (Yeah that’s a new word)

Overall: When you a sequel is missing it’s majority of cast from the first one, you know it is going to be shit. And this is exactly the case. There is no Bill Murray to keep the film a float and Chevy Chase just feels like hes a lonely sheep and he doesn’t want to be there. My advice is to forget that there is a caddyshack 2, do not buy the double pack even though it was cheaper because this is one film I fucking hate. Period. Done. Film Rating- 2.5/10