In The Mix

In The Mix (2005)

In The Mix (2005)

Sam – This movie has the honor of being the only film released in 2005 that made it to a theatrical release without the much overrated “plot” that other films seem to waste too much gal-dang time on.  I mean, c’mon get to the poker scene already?  Stop trying to tell me why Batman hates the Joker!  I want to see someone put their pure breed bulldog up as a wager!  Take a tip from In The Mix, Hollywood – let’s cut out all the fat and get right to the mustard greens.

Tim – I think I may have found the plot to this film..or, at least a through line. You see, Usher is a hot dude. And ladies love him. And..well, there ya go. Instant movie. Seriously, many “scenes” in this film hinge upon how utterly, devastatingly handsome Usher is.From the riveting yoga scene, to the shocking and thrilling DJ spinning scene, we are reminded that Usher is hot and desirable. The thing is, Usher looks sorta like a guy that might work at an arcade, dolling out the prizes you earn after getting 600 tickets playing Whack-A-Mole.

Josh – N to the A.

Things said during movie (not-review):

Mothra Attack!

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My Cousin Vinny

My Cousin Vinny (1992)

My Cousin Vinny (1992)

Sam – Two Yoots. Marisa Tomei. George Costanza crush. Tom’s Diner. Nick and Stephana visited the actual diner, apparently terrible food. I miss Nick and Stephana.

Tim – A pretty tolerable little film, with a charming performance by the goddess that is Marisa Tomei, whose hotness is not undone by her distinctly early 90s Jersey chic wardrobe and hair-do. Joe Pesci, on the other hand, looks less hot with his odd Guido-fro.

Josh – N/A

Things said during movie (not-review):

“It’s because our country was founded by people that were like, “I’m going to shoot you in the face!” ”

Head of State (Three-peat)

STOP!

Published in: on June 26, 2009 at 2:42 pm  Comments Off on Head of State (Three-peat)  

Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star

Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (2003)

Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (2003)

Sam – I appreciate David Spade and appreciate this playing in the 9am time slot way more than most of the movies I’ve seen while doing this blog.  The movie is pretty bland and gives no surprises, but the thing that I have to give them credit for is that they did a good job at casing the child actors that share a lot of screen time with Spade.  I hope this was priority #1 for them when casting, to actually have GOOD child actors in a film about former child actors.  Two other points – Dustin Diamond was wearing a G.I. Joe shirt near the end of the film, and I really like the song they do at the end during the credits that features a bunch of former child stars.  Shout out to GoBots in this movie too, right in time for the release of the new TF movie.

Tim – For the life of me, I cannot form an opinion about this film. It was certainly there. I was there for about 2 hours. And it was made with film, and sets. And some actors. Probably some catering.

Josh – N/A

Things said during movie (not-review):

“Oh, I didn’t know that Alyssa Milano was in this. Now I’m going to have to watch it.”

Stuck Together (Again)

Bah.

Published in: on June 24, 2009 at 5:52 pm  Comments Off on Stuck Together (Again)  

Road Trip

Road Trip (2000)

Road Trip (2000)

Sam – Late last night we were falling asleep on the couch just with TBS on and this movie was playing, a fine movie to fall asleep to. It shouldn’t be much of a surprise that the movie that followed this one was Beverly Hills Ninja, yesterday’s IRBW movie.  You can imagine my elation when I saw the first shot of the movie this morning, soaring high above the college campus with the light and playful soundtrack accompanying it.  Ugh.  At one point I owned a 200 disc changer for cds that was really amazing for it’s time. It had a shuffle option for cd or song, sort of an archaic version of the iPod’s shuffle.  I have a theory that TBS has a DVD version of this 200 disc changer and they refuse to sell it at their garage sale for twenty five bucks.  Do it, TBS and give those guys your old Playboys for free too.  You don’t need that stuff anymore, you really don’t.

Tim – Of all the actors in this film, whom here knew then that the only one who would have regular work 9 years later would be  Ethan Suplee?

Josh – N/A

Things said during movie (not-review):

“I got my first ever facebook porn spam today.”

Beverly Hills Ninja (again)

I find it hard to complain about this one being shown twice… (but I am.)

Published in: on June 22, 2009 at 1:55 pm  Comments Off on Beverly Hills Ninja (again)  

The Ringer

The Ringer 2005

The Ringer 2005

Sam – I was always very nervous to see this movie.  But this is the second time I’ve seen it in this TBS time slot, though the first time it’s been on since the conception of this blog, and it’s only slightly embarrassing to watch now.  Why does anyone let Johnny Knoxville act?  He’s good at what he does; being stylish and hurting himself.  Why give him a script?

The movie ends with some sort of celebratory concert that features The Kids of Widney High.  Liz and I went to the Good Bye Sober Day concert on New Years Eve 1999 in San Francisco to see Mr. Bungle, Fantomas and the Melvins.  The Kids of Widney High opened the night and was one of the most memorable concerts I’ve ever seen.  Will always remember that lead singer with his “2000” novelty glasses thrusting his head past his microphone.  That show was amazing, one of the best nights of our collective lives.  We picked up a KROQ Christmas compilation cd because it had a KoWH song, and as it turns out, one of the other songs on that compilation became one of my favorite songs ever.  It’s called Sometimes You Have to Work on Christmas (Sometimes) by Harvey Danger.  It just so happens that the drummer for Harvey Danger at the time that song was recorded is sitting right in front of me as I type this.  And now it looks like the world is about to end outside.  Thanks, The Ringer.

Tim – I did not see this film, but I have seen the South Park episode with the very similar storyline, many times. I’m not judging. Similar ideas happen all the time, and occasionally Sam experiences some kind of infinite loop that ties down syndrome to the end of the world.

Josh – N/A

Things said during movie (not-review):

“What is Yaz?” – Evan

“Great! Now they’re going to have to release an ad explaining this ad!” – Sam

The Great Outdoors

The Great Outdoors (1988)

The Great Outdoors (1988)

Sam – I remembered a few things from seeing this as a youngin;

1 – The scene with Dan Aykroyd nose hair clipping (though I thought it was with something electrical).

2 – The raccoons.

3 – The super hot scene with the pool cue sliding between that townie’s legs.

4 – The bat.

Only one of those I think of during my Sam alone-time.  Okay, not true, I usually combine the raccoons and bat in a super kinky animal smoregy.  I don’t like smores.  I don’t care for marshmallows, really. I don’t see the need for them.  I’ll just take the chocolate and graham crackers please.  Oh, maybe I could substitute peanut butter for marshmallow on mine.  If people were asked to either give up cheese or peanut butter for the rest of their life no one would probably say they’d give up cheese for the rest of their life UNLESS they were eating peanut butter at the time.  It’s easy to forget how awesome peanut butter is.  For me it’s a decision that I have yet to make, and hope that I’m never forced to.  I have had peanut butter and cream cheese together on a cracker before and I really really liked it.  John Candy was fat but now he’s dead.

Tim – Were I some kind of film studies major, I believe my thesis would be about the National Lampoon School of film, of which this movie is undeniably part of. Consider: Chicagoan family, goofball uncle, teen son, hot mom, vacation hi jinks and bald, bear ass. Take that, French New Wave.

Josh – N/A

Things said during movie (not-review):

“This came out in 1988. What year were you born, Joe?” – Sam

“1988.” – Joe

Published in: on June 18, 2009 at 4:28 pm  Comments Off on The Great Outdoors  
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Cool Runnings – AGAIN?!

I’ve lost count of how many times it’s been shown.