Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Archive for the ‘Comedy’ Category

ice.jpg

Ice Age was one of the few animations that I actually enjoyed watching and found it extremely funny. So naturally I was keen to watch the second one when it came out and finally rented it recently. Our favourite prehistoric trio are back…and have accepted and comfortable with the idea of being friends. Manny seems to be facing extinction. Diego has to face his fear off water…especially with all the ice melting…and Sid…well he is being his usual zany self. Of course Scrat the ever positive squirrel is back. How could they ever leave him out…his scenes are probably one of the funniest…him battling all odds to once again save his precious acorn. With a new movie comes new characters. There’s the two crazy possums and their adopted sister…Ellie…a mammoth who thinks she’s a possum and does whatever her possum brothers do…silly yes…she too becomes Manny’s love interest..which is inevitable….since we know they have to mate and all to prevent extinction. And Ellie has got to be the character I least like from the bunch…she just seems …to me at least…loud,irritating…and well not likable.

I have to say though…I much much prefer the first Ice Age. I felt that, that has a better story and much much funnier. The first one seems too, to have more memorable scenes…remember the wacky dodo birds and their watermelon…and the baby that the gang found…This one well…half way through…I kinda lost interest in the story…seems like they’re just walking and walking… there’s just less funny and memorable scenes here…though there were the scenes with the crazy sloth cult group…that was rather funny. Overall…yes its still an enjoyable film…just that I like the first one more 🙂

Read Full Post »

addicted.jpg

Addicted has moved to a new add since July 2007 please go to http://addictedtofilms.blogspot.com

All the new posts are there.

Thanks

________________________________________

prada.jpg

Ahhh….the vain and shallow world of the fashion industry. Isn’t it just funny and ridiculous how they run around…pondering over which belt or which shoes will go with some dress…I mean who cares…they all look the same anyway. Or what colours are in this season…what type of tan to get…Or if big sunglasses are still cool. I think thats what I like most about the film…seeing them scurrying around over the smallest things…the behind the scenes look at the fashion industry/magazine were all interesting and funny at the same time. Plus I have to admit…the clothes all look very pretty and of course expensive. I actually like the scenes where we see Andy transforms from this awkward to a fashion forward girl.

prada1.jpgBesides that…I thought Meryl Streep was just devillish as the mean, demanding, determined, ruthless, career obsessed, intimidating boss who expects almost always the impossible. To think that she never even screams her demands all she does is says it softly, slowly and coolly…in an icy cold tone… and poof…everyone runs around in panic mode to get whatever she wants done…You kinda wonder how people can have such a power over other people.

And not to forget,Andy Sachs, played by Anne Hathaway is the protagonist of the film…the character is likeable as it should be … the same though could not be said about her friends…they seem too me a tad annoying. Not at all supportive of her and her career choice…complaining bout the late hours and the boss from hell…shouldn’t the one working the long hours complain more…go figure. I do question one thing though which is central to the plot….how is it ever possible for a girl who have no interest in fashion what so ever to even get a single interview with a fashion magazine? The same goes for Ugly Betty…i guess…logic plays little part.

prada2.jpg

 

Overall it was an enjoyable film.Some good acting by Meryl Streep. Pretty funny for the most part( especially the catty sarcastic remarks made by Nigel and Emily)…but I wouldn’t consider it great. Hmm I think I’ll give it 3/5

Read Full Post »

shortcut.jpgbedazzled.jpg

 

Hey don’t they look alike. I pretty much know nothing of this new flick Shortcut to Happiness but from the brief plot outline on IMDB…it does not only have a similar plot to Bedazzled…even the posters look alike…the red heels…the tail…the only difference…the guys’ legs(big deal) Hey its a copycat world. To actually think…someone actually got paid to come up with that poster…

Read Full Post »

Ok so I was at the bookstore today…browsing movie magazines, and I stumbled upon this small section in a DVD magazine…dedicated to readers collection of DVDs…where readers get to boast the huge collection they have …with pictures and all. And wow…the collection they feature was huge…This guy had like close to 3000 DVD…Wow. And of course he doesn’t have the biggest…Some other guy has like close to 14000 DVDs. Lets do a calculation. How much do I need to get myself 14000 DVD assuming each costs at least $25….14000×25=350000…again Wow.Thats a lot of money. Haha…If only I have that much…my collection is pretty pathetic…not worth mentioning…Then again why would I want 14000 DVDs…other then…to show it off in a magazine…I’d want only the good ones…the ones I actually like…the ones I can watch over and over again…thats maybe like a 1000 at most. 🙂 or maybe a lot less.

Read Full Post »

click.jpgAdam Sandler plays Michael an architect who has a lovely little family. Trouble is he’s a workaholic and has difficulty making time for his family. One night while shopping for a remote control he finds The universal control remote with which he can control time and the events of his life. He can pause, play, fast forward, rewind and even do everything in slow motion which does lead to several comical incidents.

Now you might think this is those laugh out loud comedy…as the trailer might have you believe with it showing pretty much only the comedic scenes…Sure the first hour or so was pretty funny…when Michael still found the remote controller a novelty…something to mute the dog with, recall certain events he’s forgotten, hitting his boss’s face and even fast forwarding being sick…now we all wish that too right. Soon Michael realises there were  consequences for over using the remote controller. That’s when all the drama and seriousness kicks in…and then it wasn’t fun anymore…actually it was rather depressing…especially click2.jpgfor a movie that market itself as a comedy. I mean basically we were watching a man who was helplessly losing his family at such an alarming rate…and all he was trying to do in the beginning was to make time for everyone he loved.

Anyway…overall I rather like it. It was funny and serious at the same time…definitely not what I expected it to it.

Read Full Post »

manhattan.jpg

 

I loved Match Point. Great movie there…I had only thought it was a romance/drama of some sort…and it turn out to be so much more. Which of course spark an interest to watch other Woody Allen films ( I soo want to watch Scoop…have yet to find it anywhere). And the only one I could get my hands on is this…Manhattan. It has really good reviews…has like a rating of 8/10 on IMDB…even touted as his best film. Seem like a romantic comedy that I would enjoy…

…Wrong…I didn’t quite enjoy it as I thought. Its not like I hated it or anything…its just I don’t get why its good…why its considered great…what makes it different…from all the other stories about love…What we have in this movie basically is Issac… a 40+ guy dating a 17 year old who he doesn’t really love…but much loves the city he lives in. One day he meets his friend’s mistress and soon begins an affair with her… Once the affair is ended abruptly…he is soon crawling back wanting to patch up with his girlfriend…the one he still doesn’t actually love…I guess one of the points being made here is people settle with whats there right? And etc…etc

The thing is…this film is just wayy too draggy…too much dialogue…sure some have a little humour but mostly its just…too boring for me…kept waiting for something interesting to happen…nothing does… And oh…I disliked Diane Keaton’s character…then again I’m sure she not meant to be liked. Wrapping up…not what I had expected…not for me at all.

Read Full Post »

addicted.jpg

Addicted has moved to a new add since July 2007 please go to http://addictedtofilms.blogspot.com

All the new posts are there.

Thanks

________________________________________

spider.jpg

What can I say… I’m disappointed. I loved the first two films. They were great…they were everything that any other comic book superhero movie should strive to be. They had the right amount of drama, romance, action and comedy. If only they had stuck to same recipe of success…instead, they injected way too much action and corny cheesy comedy.

spider1.jpgLet me see what did I love about the first two films…I loved the narration. We actually get Peter’s perspective of what he’s going through and thus he seems much more human than ever before. The villains…with each movie we are introduced to new villains. With only one villain for each movie…each has more screen time…are better developed…and we are further able to understand where they are coming from. And of course with villains…come the next best things…the great special effect and action sequences…I thought the action scenes with Doc Ock were really cool. The movie also had some really good drama…from Peter losing Uncle Ben, Peter struggling with school and work, contemplating not being Spider-Man anymore and the whole drama with Mary Jane. With a small tinge of comedy and romance…both movies were extremely fun and entertaining.

**May Contain Spoilers**

So what did Spider-Man 3 do wrong? (my opinion anyway). Where was the narration…the voice overs? And the villains…there were like 3…thats like villain overload…you kinda wonder how Spider-Man survived after all the numerous attacks…I know he’s a super hero and all…but he’s becoming less and less human in this movie. Plus…I don’t think the villains were as developed as they could have possibly been…I still don’t get where Sandman is coming from… Is he really bad…or good but extremely tormented? Neither did I like the whole drama with the love triangle between Peter,MJ and Gwen Stacy…I absolutely hate how Gwen was introduced…I for one have never read the comics…but I do know that Gwen is suppose to be Peter’s first love or something…and to throw her into the story just for the love triangle plot…I think thats weak. The worst I have to say…is the whole comedic dance routine…that was utterly ridiculous. Was not the least bit funny…quite a pathetic attempt to inject some light comedy into the movie. Oops…and almost forgot…how many times are we going to see MJ being held hostage by the villain…the damsel in distress again…its getting old…spider2.jpg

So… about the only thing I like about this movie was the special effects and action sequences…especially the chase and fight sequences between Spider-man and the Green Goblin and the formation of Sandman. They look really cool…Spider-man was like bouncing of walls …again awesome. And aww…I hate how it ends…with Harry dying..who’s gonna be the Green Goblin now? And who will the alien symbiote cling onto next?…I think we can be sure will see a Spider-Man 4…hopefully a much better storyline

I think my thoughts a pretty much clear. Overall I did not like this Spider-Man movie at all. Want to watch a great comic super hero movie…watch the first two Spider-Man.

Read Full Post »

Older Posts »