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In the past few days, I've seen this movie trashed by critics and
viewers alike for reasons that have almost nothing to do with the plot.
Let's face it, selling Charlie Sheen after his meltdown is no easy
task, but when you have Roman Coppola behind the helm, your result is
going to be at the very least, competent. Luckily for me, it was more.
Not-so-fresh of the heels of his debut film, CQ, Copolla logically jumps from the story of an up and coming artist to one who's a bit past his prime. Charles Swan is a womanizing graphic designer who suffers a breakup and from a supposed heart-attack. Upon admission to the hospital, we find out that Swan has an egotistical imagination and sees himself as a suave hero in all his outlandish fantasies. Faced with a failing life and company, Swan must face living in the real world and out of the safety of his imagination.
It would have been easy for Sheen to play Swan as a balls to the wall egomaniac, but his choice to hold back and play in a much more restrained fashion help immensely. It let's us feel for Swan at this turning point in his life. Some of Sheen's best acting comes in his final scene with his girlfriend where he confesses something larger than love to his ex.
One of the best things the movie had going for it was its thought out fantasy sequences. From a graveyard dance scene to duet between Swan and his girlfriend, you see a side of Swan that works for and against his character. I personally loved going into these worlds. As a writer, my mind is always constantly going to impossible places and I felt like Copalla captured that aspect of the human imagination perfectly.
At Sheen's side is a fantastic supporting cast consisting of Jason Schwartzman as Kirby, Charles' best friend and comedian, Patricia Arquette, as Swan's sister, and Bill Murray as his accountant. All these characters seemed to be dragged down by Swan's fall from grace and it's always fun to see their correlation to him. The only nitpick I have is that Murray is criminally underused. I'd be interested to see if there's any deleted scenes with him.
If you'e an artist or just a daydreamer, I highly recommend this one.
Among all this anime and other pointless Spongebob, Fairly Odd Parents teeny bopper crap, this one gives hope to Saturday Morning Cartoons. Now I'm a fan of the original Fox Kids Line up (Eek! the Cat, Sam & Max, The Tick, X-Men etc.) but this could be waking me up early (well 10:30 at least). Here's the deal. Johnny's a kid with a talking dog and two brainy sisters. In return for testing things his sisters create in a lab (which backfire horribly) he gets powers, gadgets and everything a kid would want (which also backfire horribly). Now most people think it's a rip-off of Nickelodeon's Fairly Odd Parents. My response? Bull. Fairly Odd Parents is just a bunch of sexual innuendos covered by the word Internet (which is repeated over and over again). The only fault in Johnny Test? Well, speaking justly, it's just a little too fast. Episodes will end before you know it. Johnny Test brings back the classic kids cartoon formula with some new age humor. All in all a 9/10
Boy Meets World is one of those shows that you remember 20 years after
it's cancellation. The great thing about this show was that it got
funnier as it grew. The cast actually grew up nicely and matured (well
Eric de-evolved into a brainless twit) but for the most part, THe
Matthews and all of their friends had a nice run. One of my favorite
things about the show is Mr.Feeny, yes Feh, eh, eh, enny! The voice of
KITT from Knightrider reveals himself to be a sarcastic and funny actor
who can get a moral past any situation. On a negitive note, the show
got way too many characters, Jack (Shawns brother) is an exception, but
Angella was brought in to get a cheap hold of the tokken black girl. So
I say a fond farewell to Cory Matthews and all of his dilemmas into the
abyss that is TV syndication.
Life is tuff, get a helmet! - Eric Matthews
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The Cable Guy **** Jim Carrey, Matthew Broderick
The Cable Guy is the story of an obsession that the world wasn't ready to see. When average Joe Steven Kovacas (Broderick) gets his cable hooked up by a strange man named Chip Douglas (Carrey) he makes the greatest mistake of his life. He becomes Chips friend. Soon enough Steven is caught up in Chips crazy world of Midevil Times and Karaoke Jams. Steven must find a way out of this relationship before he ends up loosing everything he's ever loved to this psychotic Cable Guy.
The Cable Guy is a very underrated film that desereved a second look. Carrey is in his prime here and dosn't say one thing that isn't memorable. With lines like "Don't dig too deep, you may get burned by the molten lava!" and "Down, down, down, Red Knight's going down!" it's hard to believe that so many people hated this gem. Brodeirck is quite different here as well as the straight man. Never the less, both give great performances that will make you rethink about slipping the cable guy 50 bucks for the movie channels.
Close to it. Weird Science picks up where the movie starts. Two teen slackers, Wyatt Donnelly and Gary Wallace, create their own personal dream girl, Lisa, on Wyatt's computer. What they didn't know is that she'd be a geneie! So our story takes Wyatt and Gary on the craziest adventures TV can bring you! For example, in one episode they Gary get's a pair of flying shoes and is thought to be a UFO by X-File wanna be's! This series is great and has some really cool retro special effects. I actually liked it better than the movie (which is pretty good). You can catch this series on WAM at 3:00 pm! It's an example of the cool things in the 90's
This is the most bizzar cartoon I've ever seen, but it dosn't stop it from being funny! Based off the underground comic book and the cult computer game, Sam and Max tells the adventures of Sam (a dog dressed like Bogart) and Max (The hyperkinetic rabbity thing?) who are freelance police officers. They are assisted by the Geek (a super smart girl). When they get a mission, don't expect the ordinary beat up the bad guy routine! They go on the most tripped out adventures you've ever seen This cartoon was on Fox Kids for about a year, b ut was cancelled due to low ratings. IN my mind this is the funniest cartoon out there. If your lucky enough you could probably find some of the old VHS Tapes out there.
This movie just plain out rocks. I could watch it everyday if I had to and never get bored. Ben Stiller is much better as a villain than he is at a pathetic loser, as he is in most of his movies. Anyway, this has a bit more attitude than most Disney movies, saying words like ass and hell. Thats no problem though. Let's just face it, fat kids are funny. Don't miss Jerry Stiller's cameo in the begining of this hilarious movie. Also a very funny performence from Tom Hodges as Lars, the evil counsler. I suggest that you go rent this movie right away. You just can't beat, "Must....be, good to see my fat ass again!" 10/10
At first this show looked really bad. It was today that I first saw this funny kids show. I was waiting for Weird Science to come on, low and behold I find this. This has the imagination of a Tim Burton film with the designs of Jim Henson. Craig McCraken is a genius and this is coming from a 15 year old. I was pleasantly surprised with how crazy the characters were. Now I don't usually watch kids cartoons, but this would be an exception. What would have made this show great would be if the human characters were live action and the Imginary Friends were animated, but hey beggars can't be choosers. Hopefully cartoon network will keep this on the air for at least 3 years. Cartoon Network keep up the good work.
Tank Girl is an awesome movie, but when people took it too seriously, it bombed. Petty made a great Tank Girl, Watts does justice to Jet Girl and Ice-T made a worthy appearance. Things could have been improved with my favorite character Booga, he was kinda repressed to an idiot instead of a stoner. Tarintino should remake this cult comic movie with more violence and swearing and a stoned out Booga, not to mention a better actor for him. The soundtrack is also great aspect of the movie giving us early hits from Bush and a great remade Devo song. All in all, 8/10. You'l have fun as long as you stay open minded and silly, but don't take it too seriously or it will be a major chore to watch.
A great movie, its real life up on the big screen. Kevin Smith makes his
directing and acting debute in the down-to-earth comedy about two store
clerks and life. Bottom line one of the greatest movies ever made. Every
charecteris nailed perfectly by their actor, Dante-THe Slacker, Randel-Know
it all and what convienince store would be complete with out the resident
drug dealers, Jay and Silent Bob. Buy it now, or you'll be missing out on
all the fun in the Quick Stop. Dont even bother renting it, just go out and
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