Little Monsters was my favorite movie when I was 5 years old. Now I'm just about 25 and re-watching this film was a blast. I forgot a lot about this movie and it was funny to be reminded of the production quality of the film. The sets were constructed very cheaply with broken pallets piecing together an eerie underworld, but as a child that didn't seem to matter.
One thing that surprised me about this movie is how eerie it really is. The character of Boy is like a creepy underworld version of Gary Numan, who sheds his fake flesh to show his true creepy ass monster face at the end of the movie. I'm sort of surprised that this movie didn't scare me at 5 years old, then again I remember my parents having me watch movies like A Nightmare on Elm Street when i was even younger.
Overall it was a pretty decent view. I was entertained the whole time although the writing is extremely corny. Fred Savage does a great job at what he does best and that's being a kid. Howie Mandel plays an over the top monster who is funny at times and annoying at others. If you're in the mood for a cheesy kids movie from the 80's give it a watch. If not stay away from this film. You will most likely hate it.
While I liked Bruno, it definitely can't hold the weight of Borat. The film is much raunchier then the first and the storyline seems to get off track throughout. At times I felt as if the movie was a bit scripted and we weren't actually seeing a natural reaction to Bruno's flamboyant actions. Some skit's weren't that funny, while others were extremely comical. The ending is very weak and an awkward musical number from some pretty famous musicians was very unfunny and not a good way to go out.
Over all though I laughed quite a few times and it was great seeing people walk out and totally not understand that their getting offended is the blunt of Sacha Baron Cohen's comedy. Bruno is definitely worth a see if you aren't easily offended and don't mind an occasional barrage of penis shots.
When I saw the preview for Yes Man, I was excited to see Carrey going back to the sort of comedy that he's good at. After viewing it however I have a hard time believing that Carrey is really capable of doing it without it seeming stale and overdone. That isn't the only fault of Yes Man, the writing is very obvious and jokes poorly executed. One would think that Carrey could really grab this movie and spice it up, however he seems to just engulf himself in this lackluster script constricting himself from being the old Jim Carrey we all know and love. The only glimmer of hope in this film is Rhys Darby who was the only person to make me laugh in this film. I suggest if someone asks you to watch Yes Man take my advice into consideration and say: "No Man!"
We Own The Night picks up quickly, but then fades and becomes rather boring. Joaquin phoenix plays a character torn between his lifestyle and his family. After his brother is shot and father gunned down by the very people he's surrounded by, he makes some serious life changes and seeks out revenge against the very people he once called friends.
This movie could have been a lot better. The ending was extremely anti climactic and just sort of ended without fulfilling the viewer. Generally I feel We Own The Night was a decent enough movie to watch, but not anything I would recommend going out of your way to watch.
Slap Shot is one of the funnier sports comedies ever created. With a perfect cast, lead by the late great Paul Newman, it becomes easy to be interested in the plot and to really know and understand the many different personalities that really make this film so unique and enjoyable. From the Hanson brothers to Dave "Killer" Carlson its easy for this film to keep your focus without becoming focused on the strong central point of the film. My suggestion is to sit back, grab a couple beers and enjoy this wonderful film.