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Starsky & Hutch (2004)
An Wonderful Comic Adaptation of the Original
I was lucky enough to have seen this film on a sneak preview, and I have to say, it was extremely funny without being an injustice to the original show. Wilson and Stiller, both playing thier typical comic roles, still find a way to make this film unique and original. If you just sit back and take the movie for what it is, you'll enjoy it thouroughly, if you try to sit through it and nitpick about all the details, you'll still enjoy it, but not as much. Overall, this will go down as a classic comedy, even though it still follows the guidelines of most other comedies of this nature. The only reason I say this is because, well, you know, It's "Starsky and Hutch". The pure nostalgia and novelty of it alone make it that much more entertaining. Look out for a cameo by the two original actors.
Viva la Bam (2003)
The Best part of "Jackass" stretched into a half hour of fun!
In "Viva La Bam", we get to see Bam Margera pull pranks on his dad for a half-hour. And surprisingly, you can't stop watching it. The first episode consists of Bam ironing pictures of hamburgers onto all of his dads clothes, building a firpole in his home in the middle of the night, and turning his house into a skate park. It's the way Bam does these things, it's almost like he feels there can be nothing more productive than what he's doing, that makes the show so entertaining. That side, it's one of the funniest shows I've seen all summer, and I hope they put out a DVD.
Frank's Book (2001)
Brilliant, amazing, and perfect in every way.
"Frank's Book" is one of those shorts that was made with great care, and that care shines right through the camera in R.A. White's film. It revolves around Frank, an office slave who sits alone in an empty hall, with nothing to do but sit and stare at his prized notebook. Throughout the film, we see Frank's daydreams. They mostly consist of him fantasizing about how great his book is. Despite all that, it seems he can't muster up the courage to write anything in it. Frank's emotions and thoughts are displayed perfectly by John C. Reily, who pulls this one off with an almost silent performance. Brilliant cinematography, brilliant acting (along with a cameo by Tencaious D), and most important, a brilliant ending that actually makes you smile, something that a lot of films fail to do these days. SEE "FRANK'S BOOK".
Hollywood Homicide (2003)
Interesting Characters make "Hollywood Homicide" worth while
In "Hollywood Homicide" , the latest effort from writer/director Ron Shelton , Harrison ford and Josh Hartnett play two homicide detectives investigating the quadruple murder of an up-and-coming rap group.
As the film progressed , I found myself being surrounded by numerous cliches. But there are a few major things that set this film apart from others like "Lethal Weapon" and "Rush Hour". The partners are not mismatched , not constantly annoying each other , and it is filled with interesting characters that make up for the generic storytelling. Fords character moonlights as a real estate agent who , despite not having sold a house in some time , dabbles in the business because being a cop can't pay the bills. Hartnetts character teaches yoga classes , taking advantage of his side job and using it as a way to meet women. This makes even the most generic scenes seem fresh and new. So , when watching an otherwise predictable car chase , you will find yourself worrying more about the characters reactions than the actual car chase itself. This is a film that relies more on characters than action and eye-candy. You will probably wear a slight grin on your face when Hartnett re-enacts "A Streetcar Named Desire" on the balcony of a Beverly Hills condo , or when Ford closes a real estate deal on his cell phone in the middle of an intense gunfight. So , while it is bogged down with a predictable story , "Hollywood Homicide" puts itself a step above other cop films by having characters we actually care for. 8/10.