Review: ‘The Watch’ Is A Lifeless Sci-Fi Comedy, With Moments Of Spirited Improv
"The Watch" certainly possesses a lot of energy, but it's never harnassed or focused effectively. As a buddy comedy, all four leads have done better and you already know what those movies are, and this doesn't stand among them. As a sci-fi invasion flick, it's pretty rote and predictable despite a bigger effects budget and scale than we might have expected. Shoddily assembled, and rarely generating the hilarity it should, "The Watch" is a missed opportunity, and a genre mashup the largely fails entertain or thrill. [C-]
The Watch looks terrible. If there was a place to bet real money on the fortunes of movies, I would be putting heavy action on it to flop.
Isn't that website that's like Fantasy Studio Mogul still up and running? BTW, don't bet against the Watch. It will make money despite the reviews.
looks around to see if Ol' Doc Naysay is about...
Script For Broken Lizard’s ‘Super Troopers 2′ Turned In; ‘Beerfest’ Sequel ‘Potfest’ Likely Too | Geeks of Doom
stay away from this'un Doc. I want my ST2 and Potfest!!!!!Quote:
Those who follow the Broken Lizard comedy team have been awaiting word that Super Troopers 2, the sequel to their classic 2001 indie comedy, is officially happening for a long, long time. And will continue to wait.
Last we heard a script for the movie had been completed, but some legal complications had to be sorted out first. Now comes word that said script has been turned in to Fox Searchlight, but said legal complication still needs to be worked out. If it is—and they do seem to think it will eventually be resolved—then the movie is a go.
Details of this legal issue are unknown, though Jay Chandrasekhar and Kevin Heffernan, two Broken Lizard members who were promoting their new (non-Lizard) movie The Babymakers (which is directed by Chandrasekhar, stars Heffernan, and arrives in theaters and on VOD services this Friday, August 3rd—Read our review here!), spoke to ComingSoon and shared an update.
The duo said:
“We’re hoping to make ‘Super Troopers 2′ as a group if we can work out a legal situation with Fox Searchlight. They’re into [it], they like it.
We’ve written a script, we’ve handed it into them, they loved the script.
We have an issue with the first film and the accounting so if that can all be resolved, I think we’ll end up making it.”
Another popular movie from Broken Lizard is 2006′s Beerfest, which isn’t as beloved as Super Troopers but is about as good as drinking with friends movies get. At the end of that movie, a sequel called Potfest was joked about with a Willie Nelson cameo. But fans liked the idea too much to let it remain a joke and voiced their excitement to see it become an actual movie.
Apparently, surprising as it may be, Potfest is also a possibility:
“We’ll also probably make ‘Potfest,’ which was a joke, but then Willie (Nelson) said he would do it, and Snoop Dogg and Cheech (Marin), they both said they would do it and we’re like, ‘We can probably do this.’
You go into the TSA, that’s the number one movie they ask for. I think there may be an audience for that.”
Again, nothing is official yet. But it is looking more and more likely that both Super Troopers 2 and Potfest are a matter of time and patience from fans.
Harold & Kumar: Ultimate Collector's Edition Blu-ray
List of bonus materials at the link.Quote:
In November, Warner Home Entertainment will bring the Harold & Kumar: Ultimate Collector's Edition to Blu-ray. This box set bundles together the three installments from the comedy series.
The package offers four cuts of the Harold and Kumar features - the extended editions of the three pictures, plus the theatrical cut of A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas.
Note: The set does not contain A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas in 3D.