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Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)
Awful. The monologue wasn't amusing except for the Microsoft joke. Lick it for 10???? Awful. Slow jamming the news? Excruciatingly awful. De Niro was funnier and he only said about 4 words. The Set? Awful. The band? Not bad although they didn't look entirely comfortable. But it's not a band show, it's a talk show. This might be a funny show after a bit of time under it's belt (and a comedy injection into the host who appears to have undergone a sense of humour bypass sometime in his youth) but will anyone still be watching it? I might check it every once in a while but on first nights effort I don't hold out much hope for an improvement. Although in his defense he was just as funny in this as he is on SNL. Which was awful. It could have been worse though, they might have gotten Adam Sandler to host it instead. Just as well they didn't because I can't think of a worse word than awful (not one that can be used in a public forum anyway).
Not what I expected
When I sat down to watch this I expected a standard, by the numbers, Hollywood Superhero movie. I was pleasantly surprised to be surprised by it. Standard Hollywood movie? Not by a long shot. Is it likely to garner a lot of Oscar nominations? No. Is it entertaining? Yes, yes, yes. As one of the other comments says, sit down and turn your brain off. It's most definitely not high art, but then again why does everyone expect high art from every film and then bag it badly when it isn't? Who cares if doesn't leave you pondering the "meaning of life" or make you want to protest outside the $%^&*#$ embassy about the way they treat their women/children/livestock? I enjoyed it, and I don't care if you didn't.
Batman: The Movie (1966)
I only have one thing to say about this movie, the bomb scene.
Anyone who can watch the bomb scene (complete with a hilariously cartoonish bomb) and not laugh is obviously in need of a humour transplant. I remember watching this movie nearly 30 years ago as a wide eyed kid and thought it was pretty good. The one thing that stuck in my head was that bomb. Fast forward 30 years and I bought it on DVD (at a bargain price too I might add) and the bomb scene was just so much funnier through adult eyes. The rest of the movie contains all the ludicrous dialogue of the TV series and is definitely good value entertainment, but that bomb scene still makes me crack up every time I see it. If I was a genetic mutant I would give it 3 thumbs up but I'm not, so 2 thumbs will have to suffice.
Could have been good.
Just watched this on DVD. Potentially a good idea, spoiled by woeful direction and some of the worst acting I have seen outside of a school play. Sean Astin puts in a reasonable performance and Vinnie Jones tries hard, but the rest of the cast was appalling. It's almost as if the principal cast was signed up, locations scouted, and then they knocked on doors at their locations and asked people if they wanted to be in a movie. The story had promise but it all fell in a heap. Awful. Time travel movies can tend to be disjointed, but if it's done well it all makes sense in the end. This makes sense it just doesn't seem worth the effort of watching. I ended up sticking with it till the end and was not rewarded for my efforts.