A (Not So Brief) Brief Recap

August 18, 2009 at 9:19 pm (Movies)

Well as you can tell i haven’t really posted in a while, in fact I’ve been rather addicted to that brand new craze called facebook (it seems all the kids are doin’ it, and they’re trying facebook too (SNAP)). Anywho, i’ve not posted in a while, and probably won’t be as much continuing on this Fall, however I will try to keep up with small updates like this and the weekly movie review or rant on the newest game i’ve been playing. (I’d really like to post my Funny People review, incredible movie.) Basically for now i’m going to do somewhat of a (not so brief) brief recap to let u know what I’ve been into lately and share my opinions on a few current topics that i’ve left unsaid on. This is by no means integrity, however it is just whatever comes to my mind and just a way to say “Hi, i’m here, just to let u know i haven’t forgotten about u”.

  • Alright i’m starting a bunch of new dual enrollment courses, that should be fun, hopefully by the time i’ve reached college i’ll be well enough into the swing of things that i won’t be TOTALLY lost and pining for Sr. Harris every 30 minutes. Good thing I have his cellular telly number…
  • District 9 performed very well last weekend for being low budget and R rated, just goes to show what great buzz can do. I cannot wait to see it this Friday (will try to post review). Hopefully this means more focus will be shifted to indy directors that have great ideas and less on $300 million “meh” ideas.
  • I’ve been hooked on the God of War series, currently on #2, incredible series, the first was literally perfect, best game i’ve ever played, that’s no exaggeration. If you haven’t buy this game for $20 at Gamestop.
  • I’ve been renting a lot, and I just got through loving me some I Love You Man and The Soloist, also just bough Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, cannot wait to watch it once i get a breath in.
  • I also saw a few new movies in theaters, including GI Joe, which is stupid but very fun and campy popcorn movie and Funny People. Hoping to catch up with some Fall movies coming up here soon.
  • Definitely still on a U2 craze, i’ve realized my true music taste and that is not just hard rock, but rock with a message. Something preferrably lighter, maybe alternative as long as it doesn’t fall into the cliche of indie rock. I definitely recommend White Rabbits, James Blunt, and Goo Goo Dolls as of right now.

And that’s about it, i’ll try to keep it up with updates and such, a touch of poor attempts at poor humor, terrible rants, and a review here and there of the rants you’ve come to know and love.

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Top 10 Judd Apatow Films

August 3, 2009 at 9:54 am (Movies, Top Ten)

With the release of Funny People in the past weekend (full review coming soon), I figured I would take the time to designate the best of the best, the cream of the crop in the slew of movies that he calls his own in the recent trend of r-rated adult comedies. Over the years I’ve become a bigger fan of his work compared to at first being an un-fan of him. If you take a look at his full filmography, whether it was being involved as a writer, producer, or his three instances of director (all of which are under consideration), he’s had quite a bit of influence. This is one funny guy.

  1. Funny People-I picked this one for his #1 mainly b/c 1) I never really believed he had hit this mature or bold a statement in his movies before aside from Knocked Up while combining some really great comedy and 2) This one really gives you an inside look at the people behind the laughter, the world of stand up. Up until this movie I had no idea Adam Sandler could join these ranks.
  2. The Pineapple Express-Even though Apatow didn’t direct this one, the nice blend of comedy and dark action made this one a winner to me.
  3. Forgetting Sarah Marshall-This one proved to me that Jason Segal and Bill Hader are worthy members of the team. Elle from Heroes is in it, and it’s probably one of the funniest of the group.
  4. Knocked Up-The other of the three that Judd Apatow actually directed, this one has a really sweet charm, and I really took a liking to it.
  5. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy-Will Ferrel really should do more character work with Judd Apatow, this comedy chronicling 1970s news journalism is a classic.
  6. Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby-Living in the South, this one’s a cult classic here. If only a lot of these guys and girls could see the rest of these movies. Still, this one’s hilarious and has plenty of quotable lines.
  7. Step Brothers-A Comedy concept formed in Heaven, a pairing of Will Ferrel and John C Reilly brings the serious laughs.
  8. Heavyweights-Disney actually made this one. This is a classic from when I was a kid that had the production handiwork from the current comedy king.
  9. Superbad-Jonah Hill’s first starring role, this could be considered a hard r look at the teenage party life and a really funny one at that.
  10. Drillbit Taylor-Owen Wilson’s run in the group may not have been as successful, but it was still worth the watch as a more family oriented Apatow faire.

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