September's DVD Reviews, Part I
Quick reviews from my Netflix queue and/or the library.

AVP: Requiem, 2007
Starts off good, then crashes and burns a couple hours out of your life that you'll never get back.  It's a slick but completely pointless film and thoroughly senseless waste of time on the part of everyone involved.  Seriously.

Mr. Brooks, 2007
You think Costner deliberately picked a genial serial killer character to give his baseless critics pause before opening their yaps?  If so, he had a good plan and a good script that doesn't suffer from clichés or even the inexplicable presence of Dane Cook.

Blades of Glory, 2007
You can't miss when you cast the three hottttttest ladies in comedy: Amy Poehler, Jenna Fischer, and Jon Heder.

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, 2007
Tries but misses.  Repeatedly.  I enjoyed seeing Jenna Fischer again though.  It had been too long.

Knocked Up, 2007
Not all it's knocked up to be.  I mean, it's not all that funny, but it does have its moments when questioning the nature of family.  Who would have thought they'd get more points for existentialism than comedy?

Flight of the Living Dead: Outbreak on a Plane, 2007
Ostensibly a serious horror rip-off of three films (see title for clues about the size of a 747), it's actually the comedy Sam Jackson should have made instead of that motha fuckin' snakes movie.

Frankenstein's Castle of Freaks, 1975
Horror, again.  No, again, not in the way it was intended.  Dr. Frankenstein works on a caveman.  No, bear with me.  And there's another caveman living (appropriately enough) in a cave beneath the castle.  Where he's friends with the dwarf.  And there's a hot tub and the girls get naked.  In spite of all of this, I was bored stupider than the script.

PICK OF THE LITTER: I want to hate Will Ferrell.  I really do, but I can't.  The thing is Blades of Glory is just plain good and silly fun in all the ways it's intended.  There's none of this "new comedy" awkward timing or one-liners.  It's something straight out of the late-'70s/early-'80s era of classics.

Copyright 2008 Ale[x]plorer.
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