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Drive Thru
Drive Thru (2007)
4 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

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First quick review up is for [i]Evan Almighty[/i], the sequel to the 2003 Jim Carrey/Jennifer Aniston box-office hit, [i]Bruce Almighty[/i]. Originally, I really wanted to see this when it was in theaters just because it starred the awesome Steve Carell and I of course loved the first one, but I never got around to seeing it. Here and there, I have caught parts of it on cable and found it really enjoyable. And just recently, I finally got around to watching it from beginning to end. Overall, I really enjoyed this one a bunch. The movie itself is a bit kiddish in some parts and very family-friendly, but I still found myself laughing out loud more than I expected. Carell is such a great comedic lead and a great lead in general. I have always been a fan of his work and he is fantastic as usual here. The rest of the cast is great. Morgan Freeman reprises his role as God and is his great usual self, while Lauren Graham, Wanda Sykes, John Michael Higgins, John Goodman, Jonah Hill, Ed Helms, Molly Shannon, and Rachael Harris all put together some great supporting performances to Carell and Freeman. Also, you get a great cameo from Jon Stewart that was very funny. But the real star or may I say stars in this movie besides Carell are the animals. I really got a big kick out of the many things the animal trainers got them to do for the movie. Anyways, [i]Evan Almighty[/i] was a ton of fun. You will more than likely enjoy this if you are a fan of Steve Carell or the first movie like I am. :)

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Second, is a quick review for [i]The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause[/i]. Not sure if this is the last of these Christmas-themed movies, but if it is... then it was way better that I expected because it looked a little too silly despite who was in it. Originally, I was never really interested in checking this out in theaters even though I loved the first one and enjoyed the sequel a ton. But since it's release on DVD and its run on cable (I have seen bits and pieces of it here and there), I haven't gotten around to watching it in its entirety until recently. Overall, [i]The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause[/i] is a pretty good sequel to the first 2 movies. It's not as good or great as those, but it's still entertaining nonetheless. Tim Allen is back and great as usual as Scott Calvin aka Santa Clause. As for the rest of the cast, it includes a bunch of familiar faces like Elizabeth Mitchell, Spencer Breslin, Wendy Crewson, Judge Reinhold, Liliana Mumy, Eric Lloyd, Aisha Tyler, the late Peter Boyle, Michael Dorn, Art LaFleur, and Kevin Pollack from the first 2 movies. And it of course includes some new ones like Martin Short as Jack Frost, and Alan Arkin and Ann-Margret as the in-laws. Anyways, if you have come to enjoy the others, then you will more than likely enjoy this one as well. It's a pretty fun, harmless, family-friendly, yet pretty fun sequel for the most part. :)

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Third up, is a quick review for a movie that is nowhere near being a family-friendly or a harmless movie by any means like the first 2 I just reviewed. And that movie is called [i]Slither[/i]. This is a horror-comedy that I have wanted to check out, but just never got around to seeing it until recently on cable. The mix of wicked humor and outrageous gore makes this a great homage to those ridiculous B-horror movies of the past. But what's even better, is that [i]Slither[/i], a movie that obviously doesn't take itself too seriously (which I loved about it) is a million times better than a bunch of those crappy B-movie creations that many of us have had the privilege of sitting through. Nathan Fillion (TV's [i]Firefly[/i]) and Elizabeth Banks ([i]Zack and Miri Make a Porno[/i]) play the leads, and both are fantastic with the material that's given to them. As for the rest of the cast, it's great and includes the likes of Michael Rooker ([i]Cliffhanger[/i] and [i]Mallrats[/i]), Gregg Henry ([i]Payback[/i]), Tania Saulnier, and even the awesome Jenna Fischer (NBC's [i]The Office[/i]). Overall, [i]Slither[/i] is a wicked/slimey/sick good time. It's not for everyone, but it's still a pretty kick-ass movie from start to finish. :)

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Last up, is a review for [i]Hot Rod[/i]. I previously caught this movie well over a year ago and just thought it was alright. And I obviously forgot to write a review for it back then. But I just recently caught it again for a second time on Showtime and actually liked it more this time around. This comedy stars [i]SNL[/i]'s Andy Samberg and if you have seen him on the show, then you probably know what's in store. The supporting cast of Isla Fisher ([i]Wedding Crashers[/i]), [i]SNL[/i]'s Bill Hader, Will Arnett (TV's [i]Arrested Development[/i]), Danny McBride ([i]Pineapple Express[/i]), [i]SNL[/i] alum Chris Parnell, and believe it or not, established actors Sissy Spacek and Ian MacShane. Anyways, the movie plays like an overlong S[i]NL[/i] skit, but works pretty well for the most part. There are plenty of stupid scenes to go around along with a bunch of laugh-out-loud scenes (like the big falling down scene). Overall, you will probably get a big kick outta [i]Hot Rod[/i] if you are a fan of Samberg's stupid humor. It's not the greatest thing made, but it's a pretty funny one. :)