Category: Comedy


Top Ten Movies of the Summer

1. Pacific Rim- This movie is straight up the most fun I had at the movies at this summer. It didn’t feature particularly good acting, or ingenious storytelling, but it didn’t need it at all. It is like Independence Day except with giant monsters fighting giant robots, and there is nothing wrong with that.

 2. World War Z- I know that this probably isn’t everybody’s pick for second place, but it was one of the only films that came out this summer that exceeded my expectations. It was a very fun, intense, and entertaining blockbuster zombie movie that I thoroughly enjoyed.

3. This is the End- This is by far the funniest movie I saw all summer. Seth Rogen, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Craig Robinson and many more play incredibly funny versions of themselves in this incredibly raunchy apocalyptic comedy.

4. The Wolverine- Though the trailers didn’t make it look like anything special, this movie surprisingly really delivered. This is my favorite superhero movie of the summer, and taking the film to a Japanese setting made it all the more awesome.

5. Star Trek Into Darkness- The sequel to 2009’s Star Trek, slightly disappointed me, but was nevertheless a very good sequel. Though it missed some of the humor and energy of the first, it was a nonstop 2-hour thrill ride through space with a great performance from Benedict Cumberbatch, who is the man. I also lost my ipod touch when watching this movie, so that kind of sucked.

6. Fast and Furious 6-  It took what was awesome bout 2011’s Fast Five, did not take itself seriously, and had some truly incredible action sequences. Whether it is a battle on a free way involving a tank, or a scene where Vin Diesel literally drives out of a plane, this movie is ridiculous, and is all the better for it.

7. Iron Man 3- Iron Man 3 is for the most part a really good movie. It is much better than Iron Man 2, it featured the signature Robert Downey Jr. humor, and while there was some plot issues, for the most part it is pretty great. My main problem with the movie was how they handled the ending of the movie, but I’m still looking forward Avengers 2.

8. We’re the Millers- We’re the Millers is another really hilarious, raunchy summer comedy. Jason Sudeikis was really funny, plus there is Jennifer Aniston. As a stripper. Nuff said.

9. Elysium- While definitely not as good as director Neill Blomkamp’s previous film,  District 9, Elysium is still an exciting, innovative, and smart science fiction movie that dealt with real world problems. Personally, it was a little too short for me, and while it didn’t have as much power as District 9, it was a pretty good movie.

10. Man of Steel- Almost too action packed, this still made for a pretty solid superhero movie with a Dark Knight/Christopher Nolan feel to it.

 

Advertisements

Shaun of the Dead

Shaun Of the Dead

2004 Rated R

Directed by Edgar Wright

Written By Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg

Starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Kate Ashfield and Bill Nighy

98/100

Around now, there are few directors that have consistently made good movies in their career. One of the only few directors that have accomplished this so far is Edgar Wright. So far, he’s had Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz (which is a brilliant cop comedy), and his newest Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, which made my top 5 out of my favorite movies of 2010. Out of all his movies, my personal favorite is definitely Shaun of the Dead.

Shaun of the Dead is about a 30 something year old slacker named Shaun (Simon Pegg), who after his girlfriend breaks up with him, zombies start appearing in London. He takes it upon himself, and his friend, Ed (Nick Frost), to save his mom and his girlfriend and take refuge in the local pub, the Winchester.

With his debut, Shaun of the dead, Edgar Wright has completed the rare feat that is rarely seen in parodies; He managed to make a hilarious spoof of zombie movies and in the meantime made an awesome zombie movie.  There are many great components to this movie. First of all, the scares and the jokes are evenly timed perfectly with each other, making the mix of genres even and at no point weird. Second, it has extremely likable characters including Shaun (Simon Pegg) who is that likable, funny, and even slacker who takes advantage of the Zombie apocalypse to be a leader. To put it in short, Shaun is the type of character that you would want to be friends with in and out of a zombie apocalypse. The other lovable character in this film is Ed (Nick Frost) who is Shaun’s jobless best friend who is a video game lover. Even though he is easily the laziest out of all the people in this movie, he is funny, filled with witty dialogue and a good person at heart. Third, this film has one of the greatest re-watch values out of all the movies you can watch, due to the amount of jokes written into its script that you find on second and third viewings. Due to this, it becomes a better movie each time you watch it. Finally, its ending is both unpredictable and satisfying, and it is a great way to finish off the movie.

Overall, this is both one of the best horror movies i have ever seen and one of the best comedies I’ve ever seen.

Yoni Gottlieb

9-27-10

Here is the trailer for the movie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfDUv3ZjH2k