A fun watch with some typical British humour and irreverence. The claymation is impressive.
This is probably the best Marx Brothers movie. Not much in the way of a plot. But there a couple of excellent scenes amidst some dated mediocrity.
Bonus star for its age.
Religulous is a documentary comedy (odd classification for sure) in which the comedian and talk-show host, Bill Maher, explores the three Abrahamic religions and their effects on the world today. It's a fun watch and effectively a platform for Maher to air his views by introducing us to the kooks and frauds of the religious world.
While I guess that it's nigh on impossible to encapsulate all the goodness of Joseph Heller's book into a two hour movie, IMO, Mike Nichols and Buck Henry do a pretty good job with this adaptation. It's weird, funny, and poignant and captures the thrust of the novel. While I thought Alan Arkin (who usually annoys me) was perfect for the role of Yossarian, his performance was not consistently above par. There are also a few holes that could have been better patched up.
Well worth the watch.
I enjoyed this more than I expected to. I'm a sucker for movies about music and try to watch 'em all regardless of how good or bad they are. Pitch Perfect was a fence-sitter for me as it looked like some kind of teen college flick and yet had Anna Kendrick in it. The plot is pretty clichéd albeit with a USP of it being a movie about an a acapella band contest which is new, and the acting is average. However, every now and then, it surprises you with something ridiculous out of left field which results in a periodic revival of interest.
A weak plot, dull direction and good acting make this this French movie a real mixed bag. However, it is about music and classical music at that and I can overlook even Godzilla-sized issues for its sake. It is also a comedy and there are some moments of note. But all the whole, it really isn't all that funny.
Don't expect much out of this one and just enjoy it for the music.
Fun movie. I did not, however, enjoy this as much as the other two.
Absolute classic and a must watch.
Some things in life are bad,
They can really make you mad.
Other things just make you swear and curse.
When you're chewing on life's gristle,
Don't grumble, give a whistle,
And this'll help things turn out for the best, and...
Life's a piece of shit,
When you look at it.
Life's a laugh and death's a joke, it's true.
You'll see it's all a show,
Keep 'em laughing as you go.
Just remember that the last laugh is on you.
A funny comedy starring Marty McFly and Supergirl, The Secret of my Success is a great watch. The plot really isn't anything to write home about. But the acting is decent and the comedy of errors (usually something that I dislike) is actually hilarious in some bits.
P.S. There's a lot of sexual innuendo throughout this movie.