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Posted: April 20, 2010 in Uncategorized

Ok, I got 3 Movies,  to review. Watched them all in the same day, you know how I do.

Death at a Funeral

So, Death at a Funeral was a much funnier than I expected it to be. Chris Rock, Martin Lawrence, Tracey Morgan, Martin Short, Danny Glover and a whole gang of other black people all in one movie together sounds like trouble to me. I mean, a lot of times it seems when you have movies with a lot of comedians all together it just gets random and its not as funny as it could be. This movie pulled it off rather well. The last two movies I remember Chris Rock in were Head of State and I think I love my Wife. The first was great, and the second was a complete bust. This one made up for any bad work he’s done, although there is a very obvious moment in the movie when he recycles a joke from Head of State, but I’m not gonna say which one. If you’ve seen the other movie it will be very obvious which one it is. But the slapstick and the irony throughout the movie are classic. Highly reccomended. 5 Stars

Date Night

Steve Carrel and Tina Fey team up in this comedy about a couple who want to make sure they aren’t falling into a trap of monotony like some of their friends. Deciding to take a trip to the city for a night out, they take someones reservation at an upscale restaurant, and then have to run for their lives from dirty cops, mob bosses and all kinds of mishaps in a case of mistaken identity.  It was extremely funny. And it had a cameo, Taraji P. Henson looking very beautiful as a lead detective, Common as a Dirty Cop, and Mark Walburg as a shirtless ex-military acquantaince helping Tina and Steve survive the night. Lots of slapstick. Great movie. I’ll only give them about 4 stars becuase it wasn’t as histerically funny as Death at a Funeral was.

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Kick Ass

This was a 5-star Bad Ass movie. There were only a few names familiar to me in this one, Nicholas Cage of course, Christopher Mintz-Passe who everyone remembers as McLovin from Superbad, and Mark Strong (<–what a great name) as the chief bad guy, and who was recently in Sherlock Holmes with Robert Downy Jr and Jude Law playing another criminal, Lord Blackwood.  This movie has a lot of 300 like blood and gore, and a lot of all out brawl, Matrix style fight sequences and violence. No slow motion stuff tho, Karate and jumping off walls. Let me just say, the little girl in the movie is a complete bad ass.  Movie has a lot of humor too. But it goes through all the elements of a complete cult classic, pro-nerd movie. Kick-ass goes from being a complete loser with no hope of anything to finding love and turning into a true hero. When he fucks up in the movie however, he fucks up BAAD. Not as far as acting, but his characters mistakes really mess things up for him and other characters.  But I highly recommend this movie. 5 stars and then some.

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