Monday, October 18, 2010
Movies 118 : Movie round up -the fun side of October
Why not start this off with a bang. I'm sure you've missed it. Even a show your grandpa can't help but laugh at (mine did). That infamous Jackass in back. This time its coming at you in 3D. Is is worth the extra buck? Well, it pulled in $20 million on its first Friday. Stupidity is better than ever in 3D. Johnny Knoxville, Seann William Scott, Steve-O, Bam Magera and the list grows to all, who want to make a fool of themselves in this dangerous stunt marthon. FYI: The intro to the movie was supposed to feature all the stars being hit in the head while being filmed with a super slow-mo camera, but Bam Margera could not participate after a woman assaulted him in the back of the head with a bat which caused internal bleeding.
The movie delievers just what fans expect. No story. Definitely no plot. All sorts of pranks from midget bar fights to poop cocktails. Its crude with plenty of grotesque to keep you laughing, if this is your food for laughter. But expect to pay more if you see it in 3D or 2D.
Moving on to something your grandmother probably wouldn't mind watching with you. You Again. Once again, Betty White may have the best lines. Or is it the fact this woman can deliver a line that makes it funny? When Marni (Kristen Bell) realizes her brother is about to marry the girl who bullied her all of high school, she plans to expose the fiancée's (Odette Yustman) true colors.
Storyline: Marni and her brother Will (Jimmy Wolk) have always been close, and she's both devastated and furious when she discovers the bride-to-be is none other than her high school nemesis who now answers to the name Joanna. Marni's mother (Jamie Lee Curtis) is sympathetic, but tells Marni that high school is in the past and she needs to move on. That advice comes easily to Gail until she discovers Joanna's Aunt Ramona (Sigourney Weaver) is her own high school nemesis.
Of course, it is kind of hard to even imagine Bell as not pretty in high school. The movie is rated PG. Its rather a predictable movie. A bit of silly moments which of course Betty White gets away with perfectly. Just remember, if you go, stay for after the credits.
Then we have that long awaited Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel movie. Life as We Know It. Its the story of two single adults who become caregivers to an orphaned girl when their mutual best friends die in an accident. You've got Holly (Heigl) so femine and up and coming in her career along with macho Messer (Duhamel) who don't exactly hit it off in the dating world, but they come together to raise Sophie in, of course, the perfect house. The real scene stealer in the movie is not quite a year old, Sophie played by triplets Alexis, Brynn and Brooke Clagett. Its definitely a pro-family movie. Predictable romance. The story is by Ian Deitchman and Kristin Rusk Robinson. You've got two of the hottest stars in this romantic comedy. There is bound to have something to make you laugh and pull at your heart, as well. If you are looking for a date night film, this might be it.