Them Ainglish get all the best...'cept dental care.
I haven't seen Gremlins 2 in an eternity. I saw it in the theater and that Hulk Hogan scene was a hoot! Joe Dante is a good man. I still haven't seen his movie Matinee though. :/
And does anybody really need to make an argument for why GB 2 wasn't a good movie?
Only by living absurdly is it possible to break out of this infinite absurdity.
TIFF ‘11 Review: Sarah Polley’s ‘Take This Waltz’ Has Insights And Edges Sharp Enough To Stab > The Playlist
Cast includes Michelle Williams, Seth Rogen, Sarah Silverman, etc. Might actually belong in the drama thread, but... **** it.Polley has an eye for detail and an ear for truth; at a press event for the film, she noted how she wanted to make her film go past where a conventional movie like this would end, showing what comes after, and that follow-through is what turns the film from a strong jab into a knockout punch. It may seem ridiculous to suggest that Polley, after only “Away from Her” and “Take this Waltz,” is one of Canada’s and film’s most exciting and important new directors; I’d suggest that contention only seems ridiculous if you haven’t yet seen “Take this Waltz.” [A]
TIFF ‘11 Review: Admirable, Low-Key ’50/50’ Splits Difference Between Genuinely Funny And Sad
There’s been a lot of Oscar talk from early audience screenings and things of that nature, and while that’s flattering and all, this writer can’t see this film penetrating the Academy doors at all. That’s not to say there aren’t good performances in the picture. If anyone here would be earning any accolades it’s Joseph Gordon-Levitt, but his likable and well-proportioned turn in this picture isn’t the type that earns nominations. “50/50” is a picture you want to root for—it’s mellow, it’s adult and it’s generally approached with a directorial calm and collected head, but it’s also a bit bottled up and fails to truly connect emotionally. [C+]
Toronto 2011: Seth Rogen cancer comedy '50/50' earns standing ovation - latimes.com
“That was the most amazing thing I’ve ever seen,” said Jonathan Levine, the director of the new movie “50/50,” after receiving a standing ovation from the audience at the Toronto International Film Festival. Granted, moviegoers at the fest are traditionally kind, but there seemed to be an extra amount of good will in the room for the Joseph Gordon-Levitt/Seth Rogen cancer buddy comedy when it made its world premiere here Monday.
Cancer buddy-comedy? Do I really need to start in about how wrong that is? Yeah Brian's Song...what a great cancer buddy comedy. **** cancer and **** this movie. Seriously.
JEFF, WHO LIVES AT HOME Review
The Duplass Brothers’ Jeff, Who Lives at Home opens on a terrific note by bashing the silliness of M. Night Shyamalan’s Signs. Unfortunately, that’s about as hilarious and insightful as Jeff gets. While the lead performances are solid and there are some funny jokes along the way, the film is saddled with a weak sub-plot and an even weaker subtext. Jeff, Who Lives at Home ends up revering what it originally mocked.