I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry is the story of two male fire fighters that get married. The catch? They are both very straight. Kevin James character lost his wife and after being hurt in an accident is worried about his family and convinces Adam Sandlers character to marry him so his kids are taken care of. This is around the time Sandeler meets the love of his life.
The movie is fun as you would expect from these two, but it is pretty cliche in pretty much every way possible. From a gay son, to the investigator trying to catch them. There is nothing new or surprising to this movie. The movie works tho, the acting is great and its got a nice mix of fun and serious moments with a happy ending. Just don’t expect this movie to offer up anything new. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.
Everyone seems to love Robert De Niro, and rightfully tho. I have mixed feelings for Zack Efron. On one hand he is a great actor but on the other that son of a bitch ruined large portions of my life with the High School Musical movies. I have kids and they watched them on repeat. Anyways I digress, I went into this movie not knowing what to expect. So tossing this one on I was a didn’t expect much.
For the love of god if you like comedies, don’t think. Just watch this movie. Efron plays his role of the upper middle class grandson to perfection. You spend half the movie believing and knowing he is sick of his grandfathers (De Niro) antics. De Niro on the other hand may be the most demented and foul-mouthed grandfather in existence.
There is a story here by the way. The day after his grandmother dies Jason (Efron) is pretty much shanghaied into driving his grandfather to his home in Florida. The trip doesn’t start out well. Gramps is having a solo love session when Jason walks in. This is the kind of movie we are dealing with here. They will stop for lunch and meet some friends from Jasons college years. This will propel gramps into a quest to nail a college chick under the false pretense that he is in fact a college professor. Which works out well because her mission is to sleep with a professor.
All of this is done on a time crunch as Jason is getting married in a week. The ending is actually quite predictable but there are a few surprises in store. As far as comedies go tho, this is one of the best I have seen in a while. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.
The rumors of Men in Black 4 have been going on since the third movie came out. But according to some sources such as variety the movie may really be happening. Will Smith is not attached to the project but that could change, but they are looking to cast a female agent to help bring a fresh look to the franchise. I’m not sure if I am looking forward to this movie or not, but time will tell. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.
Every so often I see a movie and I notice the year it came out and my brain goes damn it I am old. Tho a friend of mine just recently pointed out I have known her for almost 30 years so that wrecked my life a little bit to know I have known her almost my entire life. Men in Black is one of those movies. 1997 doesn’t seem that long ago, but 20 years went by pretty quick apparently.
Men in Black as you know spawned two sequels, a cartoon, video games and rumor has it soon a Men in Black 4. More on that tho in a future post. For now the original. The first one sees Will Smith as a regular old cop doing his job, and suddenly chasing a guy down on foot. This dude is quick and can jump damn near like an Olympic athlete. This catches the eye of the character played by Tommy Lee Jones, Agent K.
Agent K eventually test a group of people, and chooses Will Smith to be an agent, Agent J. Together they are essentially the police that operate independently of even the governments of the world as the police for the numerous aliens that visit and live on Earth. The movie is fun and has actually popularized a few conspiracy theories, one of which basically says the movie was released by the government to judge how people would take the news of aliens and such a groups existence being real. The movie holds up pretty well, and I definitely recommend seeing it. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.
Bill Burr is one of those George Carlin style comedy guys. He is pretty harsh and abrasive, but most of his stand up is based of his observations of people and things around him. This time around he takes shots at everything from fat people, to where McDonalds went wrong and even tells the story of the gorilla that learned sign language, had a pet kitten and why he thinks they really screwed up not communicating better with it. You with think, you will probably be slightly offended and most importantly you will laugh. Bill Burr once again manages to stand just on that line of hilarious and just being a dick and calling it comedy, which is why his fans watch him in the first place. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.
This is one of the more odd stand ups I have seen. Its funny, and he openly admits that while Trump winning the election was good for comedians in theory, in practice it gave them so much material it essentially made it all useless. He is funny and thought provoking but he also talks about the death of his wife. This part was actually pretty heart wrenching having 3 daughters myself as he goes on to say the worst day of his life wasn’t the death of his wife, but the following day when he had to rip a part of his daughters life away by telling her that her mom had died.
To tell the talent of this man tho, he even managed to to turn such a sad event into something people could smile and laugh about. This one won’t be for everyone, but it was still a good one. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.
This is another movie I didn’t see until well after it came out. I actually had a friend that kept calling me Matthew McConaughey and when I asked why he wouldn’t tell me, all he kept saying was watch the movie. Finally I did and well, my girlfriend while legal was a bit younger than me. We met freshmen year in college, tho I went through the army before college and she went straight from high school. You do the math.
The movie itself however is amazing. Its a coming of age story about a few of the football players and choosing between giving in to the demands of the coach, or staying true to themselves. It doesn’t stop there tho. There is a love story as well, there is some philosophy talk and even a fun side story about the tradition of of High School seniors essentially chasing the soon to be freshmen down and beating them with paddles.
Now I am not quite old enough to know anything about what the 70’s was like. I was born after that, but the stories I hear makes it seem pretty accurate. The acting is also amazing and they really capture what many think of when they think stereotypical high school experience. It is one of those cult classic movies people love and there is a reason for it. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.