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Whoopi Goldberg? AND Bobcat Goldthwait? In the same movie?! Well, it's
official - my wife owes me $50 - she swore that they were the same
All kidding aside, folks, this movie is a gem and I'm not sure how I'd overlooked it in the past. I recently got laid off so I have been spending a lot of time around the house doing my wife's Cosmo quizzes and drinking Colt 45. Needless to say, I have a lot of free time to watch movies.
So the other day, I walked down to the local video store, and fished around the used VHS bin to see if I could get a steal. I pulled out this movie, thought the cover looked hilarious, and thought I'd give it a try. For only 99 cents (without tax), what could I have to lose?
Folks, I would have gladly paid TWICE that amount! This film is truly Goldberg's finest work (and trust me, I love The View! Did I mention that I was laid off?!), and her on-screen chemistry with Goldthwait (Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol, Hot to Trot) is brilliant. John Goodman (The Babe) adds some extra laughs, making this film a well-rounded comedic masterpiece to be appreciated by all. Why this film is so often ignored, I have no idea. Do yourselves a favor and grab a copy. You won't be "robbed" of a fun experience!
What is with all of the negative reviews? Sometimes I think the
reviewers here on IMDb are just messing around with our heads. Bottom
250? Really, IMDb?! I'm fairly certain that in a few years, when people
start seriously looking back on the Greatest Films of the 2000s (I call
them the "aughts"), Daddy Day Camp will be at the top of most peoples'
This film stars Cuba Gooding, Jr., who never really impressed me in his earlier roles in Boyz n the Hood and Jerry Maguire. I forgot everything I previously knew about Gooding once I saw this movie. In Daddy Day Camp, he is in charge of running a day camp with Paul Rae (Daddy Day Camp) where they find themselves in some knee-slapping crazy situations.
The film gets some magic touches from director Fred Savage (The Wizard). I think Savage should have been put in charge of directing the original Daddy Day Care movie; he might have saved it from flopping so horribly! Give this one a shot, folks. It's a family-friendly movie (and a hit with teenagers). Looks like all of the other Negative Nancies reviewing this film woke up on the wrong side of the tent!
From director Morgan J. Freeman (The Shawshank Redemption, The Dark
Knight) comes the thrilling sequel to 2000's American Psycho starring
Christian Bale (Newsies).
My wife and I were huge, huge fans of the original movie (we saw it twice on opening night!), so we decided to take a chance on the sequel.
Boy, are we glad we did! American Psycho II: All American Girl is an action-packed doozy of a thriller that comes out miles ahead of the original.
The movie stars one of the most talented young actresses of our generation, Mila Kunis. Folks, she is not just another piece of Hollywood eye-candy. This film showcases Mila's natural knack for acting and paved the way for other groundbreaking roles, such as her portrayal of Mona Sax in 2008's Max Payne. I don't think it would be hyperbolic to suggest that she's joined the ranks of Hollywood's other fine actresses such as Drew Barrymore and Glenn Close.
In addition, this film can be credited for reviving the career of William Shatner, who went on to land a role in 2004's Dodgeball.
Folks, the Hollywood sequel is not dead. You just have to look in the right places. Watch this film and see why American Psycho II: All American Girl is an All American Winner.
When my 14-year-old daughter and her friends get together for movie
night, there's one movie they insist on watching over and over again:
You guessed it, K-911, the third installment in the highly successful
K-9 franchise starring everybody's favorite TV dad, Jim Belushi.
Folks, I knew it was possible to wear out a VHS tape, but a DVD?! This has been played so often that it's starting to skip; no joke! But of course you'll have that when you own a film so charming, so brilliant.
Of course, we have to thank the one and only Tom Hanks for introducing us to the beloved Cop-Dog genre with Turner and Hooch; however, even that film doesn't measure up to the sheer excellence presented in all three K-9 movies.
Some nay-sayers say Belushi ran out of steam with this third movie in the series. Poppycock, I say. While you might suspect that a third installment - direct-to-video, at that - may not seem like something worth watching, you'd prove yourself wrong after watching this quality movie.
I won't give away the plot, but I will say that Belushi and his panting partner give their best performance yet - one that will have you HOWLING with laughter! It's a shame John Belushi isn't alive to see what great strides his brother has made in the acting world.
I highly recommend your teenage daughter introduces this film to her BFFs at her next slumber party. Don't forget the puppy chow!
Back in the mid-90s, my wife and I decided we needed to spice up our
marriage, so we began doing a bi-weekly "date night." We'd go out to
eat at the local Golden Corral then go to the theatre to see a film. On
our first "date night," we chose to see Disney's Operation Dumbo Drop,
mainly based on the cast. I'm a huge lifelong fan of Danny Glover
(Predator 2, anyone?!) and my wife absolutely loves Ray Liotta (a
little too much, I might add - hence the need to spice up our marriage
- wocka wocka!).
So we walked into the theatre with high expectations, and they were exceeded. This film takes place during the Vietnam War (and is by far the most accurate depiction of wartime I've seen since M*A*S*H*), but if you're not a war-film buff, don't let that hold you back. The characters played by Liotta, Glover, and Denis Leary (Who's the Man?, Demolition Man) are on a mission to - get this! - deliver a live elephant across South Vietnam. Hilarity ensues.
I won't give the rest of the film away, but let me leave you with this: Liotta, Glover and Leary deliver the finest acting of their respective careers. My wife and I absolutely adored this film. We laughed, we cried, we held hands the entire time. Had it not been for this breathtaking film, my wife and I might have gone our separate ways by now, and who knows who she'd be with today (maybe Ray Liotta!).
So what are you waiting for? Add this to your Netflix queue or take a trip to your local video rental center, because this movie is Operation MUST-SEE!
WOW, and I thought the original cartoon was good! Folks, if you haven't
checked this movie out, it's about time you do. In this laugh-out-loud
follow-up to the 1999 movie starring Matthew Broderick (Deck the Halls,
Family Business), you get to witness the true example of an outstanding
French Stewart (The New WKRP in Cincinnati, Home Alone 4) stars as Inspector Gadget, and I must say that he pulled off the role much better than Broderick. His performance was downright wacky and entertaining - he captured the essence of the true Inspector Gadget character so well.
It's sad that you don't see much of French Stewart in the movies these days. His on-screen presence could surely liven up some of the more lackluster movies Hollywood has been churning out lately, such as Avatar. Still, I'll take what I can get, and I'm just crossing my fingers that Inspector Gadget 3 comes to fruition and he gets the starring role once more! If you're as serious about film as I am, do yourself a favor and rent Inspector Gadget 2 - you will not be disappointed. Go-go-gadget-VIDEO STORE!
Okay, I've always been one of those "The sequel is NEVER as good as the
original" people, but let me tell you what: Slap Shot 2: Breaking the
Ice is the exception to that rule.
I'll probably get laughed at for this, but the original Slap Shot does not even compare to this cinematic work of art, which is probably one of the best sequels to ever come out of Hollywood (as is Speed 2: Cruise Control).
Paul Newman's performance in the original Slap Shot does not hold a candle to the fine acting portrayed by the charming Stephen Baldwin. Stephen wowed us all with his role as Barney Rubble in The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas, and he strikes again in this movie, proving that he really is Hollywood's Sequel King.
As if Baldwin wasn't enough reason to see this film, you have an all-star cast including A-list celebrity Gary Busey. Some are skeptical of Busey's talent, but come on: Rookie of the Year? The Gingerdead Man? The guy's got a resume that can't be topped by anyone in Hollywood, except for maybe his son Jake (of Road House 2: Last Call fame) who obviously got the "acting gene" from his dad!
I own this movie on both VHS and DVD, and am anxiously awaiting the Blu-Ray release.
Please pick up this movie - you will not be disappointed. Better yet, it's fun for the whole family, so you can share this film with your children. (My boys of 15 and 17 LOVE it.) So pop that popcorn, take a seat, and get set for some cinematic GOAL-D!