Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Quick Shots 2

Title: Crash.

Starring: Sandra Bullock, Terrance Howard, Matt Dillon, Ludacris, Brendan Fraser, Ryan Phillippe, Thandie Newton, Don Cheadle, Jennifer Esposito.

Brief Synopsis: A series of events happens throughout Los Angeles, most of which are racially motivated.

Opinion: Although it was difficult to watch all of the bigotry happening, this film did not show just one side of racism, but all sides. Whether it be an Indian man against a Latino, an African-American against a white, and vice-versa.


Title: Role Models.

Starring: Paul Rudd, Sean William Scott, Elizabeth Banks, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Bobb'e J. Thompson, Jane Lynch, Ken Jeong, Joe Lo Truglio.

Brief Synopsis: Wheeler (Scott) and Danny (Rudd) get sentenced to 150 hours of being a Big buddy to kids, or going to jail, after Danny goes insane when his girlfriend breaks up with him and he realizes his life sucks. Danny is paired with Augie Farks (Mintz-Plasse) a bit of a nerd who loves to participate in LAIRE (sort of a war renactment, only with mythical creatures). Wheeler is paired with Ronnie (Thompson) a troubled youngster whose father left him and his mother when he was younger.

Opinion: Pretty predictable storyline, two guys get stuck mentoring these two kids - they end up screwing it up somehow, and then are forced to make up for it. This particular film, however, was actually funny about it along the way. Kudos to both Ken Jeong and Joe Lo Truglio for hilarious parts during the LAIRE sequence. I found Lo Truglio's over the top Kuzzik character extremely funny.


Title: Extreme Movie.

Starring: Ryan Pinkton, Frankie Muniz, Michael Cera, Matthew Lillard, John Farley.

Brief Synopsis: Basically sex. I have no real synopsis for this movie - it was just a bunch of thrown together scenes basically.

Opinion: Horrendous. It was very difficult to actually get through. There was no real plot, it bounced around from scene to scene, and even the scenes were pretty horrendous to watch. I picked it up with Muniz and Cera being involved, but each one had a very brief scene. Not worth watching.


Title: Munich.

Starring: Eric Bana, Daniel Craig, Geoffrey Rush, Ayelet Zurer.

Brief Synopsis: This movie follows the horrible events of the Munich Olympics which members of the Israeli team were taken hostage and eventually killed by Black September. After these events, the Israeli's took matters into their own hands and this film also shows that aftermath.

Opinion: This movie was based on a true story, and based on a George Jonas novel. I am always very interested in viewing movies that are based on actual events, and this one is no different, however, it would not rate as high as some other films I have seen regarding these subjects. But, it was very telling and allowed me to gain more information about those horrible events.



  1. Though I enjoyed it more, I'm right there with you on LoTruglio and Jeong - they made the movie for me, and I'm enjoying it whenever I see either of them pop in a flick (like LoTruglio in I Love You, Man despite the kinda dumb role he was given).

  2. I'm with Fletch on Role Models. I love that movie.

    Didn't care for Crash, though. I loved Ludacris in it. It showed the guy can really act. But otherwise, I thought it was a waste of time.

    I've never even HEARD of 'Extreme Movie'. They really should stop the 'movie' movies. Outside of the Scary Movie franchise, they're unbearably awful. And even parts of the SM franchise are bad. But at least the Scary Movie films have a linear plot and only parody a few films at most. And at least when it comes to the Scary Movie films, the parodies generally MAKE SENSE. When I saw the DVD cover, I was like "That looks like Michael Cera... no, it couldn't be." And then I read your bit on it. FOR SHAME, Michael Cera. For shame.

    And I've never seen Munich, unfortunately. FOR SHAME, me. For shame.