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Movies I don't recommend
« on: December 22, 2009, 05:26:05 PM »
Observe and Report

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I think I laughed once between the two (and I'm not proud to say that it was the way Jonah Hill pronounced "titays").
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Re: Movies I don't recommend
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2009, 08:44:51 AM »
i disagree: observe and report was good if you know the background(eastbound and down) and the kinda stories jody hill does
i thought the movie was funny in a dirty secret kinda way

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« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2009, 08:55:35 AM »
I thought Observe and Report was hilarious, but it is a weird movie to recommend someone.
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« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2009, 09:07:49 AM »
I thought Observe and Report was hilarious, but it is a weird movie to recommend someone.

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Re: Movies I don't recommend
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2009, 09:26:16 AM »
I really like Eastbound & Down but have to agree O&R was pretty bad.  Not only was it not funny (I think there were more pointless obscure music montages than jokes), but I don't think Rogen is versatile enough to do what Danny McBride did in that show, although I predict he will one day star in either a Paul Thomas Anderson or Quentin Tarantino movie.  Maybe in the John Brown biopic as a slaveowner. 


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Re: Movies I don't recommend
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2009, 03:56:47 PM »
Never saw Observe and Report because I actually liked Paul Blart: Mall Cop, so I was already sated on mall security comedy.
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« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2009, 11:52:56 AM »
because I actually liked Paul Blart: Mall Cop, so I was already sated on mall security comedy.
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« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2009, 12:21:13 PM »
I thought Observe and Report was great, much better than nearly every other recent movie by that ilk. I watched it twice.

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« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2009, 10:20:19 PM »
This was a big year for mall security movies, that's for sure.

I liked OBSERVE & REPORT for the most part but EASTBOUND & DOWN is superior in pretty much every way.  Jody Hill has a knack for icky characters. 

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« Reply #9 on: December 25, 2009, 03:38:56 PM »
Paul Blart was the first movie I watched on Netflix. It was the day we had to put our dog down and I needed something ridiculous that I wouldn't want to re-watch a lot. It was a crap movie but to it's credit Kevin James is pretty good at physical comedy, I got a few chuckles. I did wonder if X-games funded that flick since every bad guy in the movie was on an X-games roster at one time or another.
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« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2009, 01:49:50 PM »
mike, did you see Year One?  I could see it fitting in with your list.  I saw it last night with some friends and we laughed our asses off, mostly at Michael Cera's line delivery.  I'd recommend it, but you have to watch it stoned.
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Re: Movies I don't recommend
« Reply #11 on: December 29, 2009, 10:47:45 PM »
Mike have you seen the Hurt Locker?

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« Reply #12 on: December 30, 2009, 12:22:59 AM »
I didn't see Year One. I did see The Hurt Locker. I liked it, but thought it got a little repetitive as it went along.
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« Reply #13 on: December 30, 2009, 08:24:02 AM »
I love Foot Fist Way and Eastbound & Down, but Observe and Report is definitely weaker than those by a long shot. I didn't think it was terrible, but that's got more to do with the fact that I dig what Jody Hill is trying to do conceptually than with anything in the actual movie. The best parts were the shocking ending and Danny McBride's cameo.


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« Reply #14 on: December 30, 2009, 10:33:57 AM »
I would like to wholeheartedly NOT recommend Bruno. Worst crap I saw this year. Turned it off after 40 minutes because I could feel myself becoming dumber.

I say this having enjoyed Borat. I just think Bruno was using the same tired idea and bumping it up around 98 notches.