A struggling actor (Paul Rudd) and his screenwriting roommate (Patton Oswalt) embark on an attention-grabbing journey through Los Angeles to become famous.
I came across the trailer for Nerdland a week ago and decided that it seemed funny enough to rent. Boy, was I right!
Not only is it funny but it’s also pretty weird. The kind of weird that borders on genius.
Make no mistake… this animated movie is NOT for the eyes of children. I repeat… it’s NOT FOR THE EYES OF CHILDREN!
Though, I’m pretty sure a large percentage of kids have already seen this movie.
If you like hilariously weird animated movies then you might enjoy watching Nerdland.
On a scale of 1 tamale to 10 tamales I give it 8 spicy tamales! 😎
After a wish turns 12-year-old Josh Baskin (David Moscow) into a 30-year-old man (Tom Hanks), he heads to New York City and gets a low-level job at MacMillen Toy Company. A chance encounter with the owner (Robert Loggia) of the company leads to a promotion testing new toys. Soon a fellow employee, Susan Lawrence (Elizabeth Perkins), takes a romantic interest in Josh. However, the pressure of living as an adult begins to overwhelm him, and he longs to return to his simple, former life as a boy.
This was one of my favorite movies when I was a kid… and it still is to this day!
Tom Hanks really gave this role his all and it ultimately helped launch his career.
I still don’t know if Zoltar actually grants wishes or not but I guess that’s part of what makes this movie so magical.
On a scale of 1 tamale to 10 tamales I give Big 9 tamales! 😎
When a member of a popular New York City improv troupe gets a huge break, the rest of the group – all best friends – start to realize that not everyone is going to make it after all.
Don’t Think Twice offers an interesting glimpse into the world of improv comedy. People tend to forget that a lot of big name comedians struggled for many years to get to the top. People also forget that for every comedian that achieves commercial success there’s at least a hundred that never do.
I’ve never been a big fan of improv comedy but this movie made me reconsider it as a viable art form. Its spontaneous nature is akin to a group of musicians jamming together nonstop for several hours.
The story itself is well written and the entire cast is great!
If you’re in the mood to watch a movie that shines a light on an often ignored aspect of comedy then I highly recommend watching Don’t Think Twice.
On a scale of 1 tamale to 10 tamales I give it 8 tasty tamales! 😎
Billie Joe Armstrong leads an all-star cast in the candid and heartwarming comedy, Ordinary World. Perry (Armstrong), a former punk rocker, is ten years into his band’s “indefinite hiatus” and is struggling with his adjustment to the real world, which includes working in his family’s hardware store. When Perry’s hotshot attorney wife (Selma Blair) and precocious young daughter forget his 40th birthday, his brother (Chris Messina) takes pity and gives him the money to throw a huge rockstar blowout in a fancy New York hotel. At the party, Perry’s punk past clashes hilariously with his grown-up reality as he encounters crazy former bandmates, including best pal Gary (Fred Armisen), and an old-flame-turned-manager (Judy Greer), who offers him a chance to revive his stalled career, all in one outrageous day!
I used to be a pretty big fan of Green Day back in the day. So, when I heard that Billie Joe Armstrong actually starred in a movie I quickly rented the first copy I could find.
I must admit… I actually enjoyed this movie. I found the main character to be very relatable. But that’s probably because I’ve been a musician for the past 16 years.
The story is very well written and the jokes are clever. Armstrong delivers a strong performance. The entire cast is awesome!
If you like movies about musicians or happen to be a big fan of Billie Joe Armstrong then I highly recommend watching Ordinary World.
On a scale of 1 tamale to 10 tamales I give it 8 delicious tamales! 😎
This Is The End is an apocalyptic movie with a comedic twist. I mean, it’s filled with an all-star comedic cast.
It begins with Seth Rogen picking up his long time friend Jay Baruchel from the Los Angeles airport. They make a quick stop at Carl’s Jr for some tasty burgers and then head over to Seth’s place where they smoke pot and play video games until the sun goes down.
Seth then tells Jay about a big party that James Franco is throwing at his newly built house. Jay is reluctant to go at first but decides to make a real effort at getting to know Seth’s other actor friends.
Once they arrive at Franco’s house they are greeted by a slew of familiar actors such as: Jonah Hill, Jason Segel, Craig Robinson, and Mindy Kaling.
Every actor in this movie plays a more exaggerated version of themselves. It’s an interesting thing to see unfold. One of the more noteworthy performances is by actor Michael Cera. He plays a coked up hyper sexualized version of himself. His scenes alone made me laugh out loud!
Eventually, the ground begins shaking violently and a giant sinkhole opens up in front of James Franco’s house. Everyone proceeds to panic and run around like chickens with their heads cut off. This causes a lot of people to trip and fall into the ominous looking sinkhole.
Once all the pandemonium has died down, only six actors remain intact. James Franco, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, Jonah Hill, Craig Robinson, and Danny McBride hold up in Franco’s house for the rest of the movie.
They eventually figure out the reason for all of the earthquakes and sinkholes but I can’t go into great detail without giving away a crucial element of the story. However, it does involve a bad ass performance by Emma Watson. That’s right… the same Emma Watson that played Hermione in all those Harry Potter movies.
The ending might seem a bit over the top for some people but it definitely sums up everything nicely.
If you like insanely ridiculous but good comedies then you’ll love This Is The End!
On a scale of 1 tamale to 10 tamales I give it 9 sweet and spicy tamales! 😎
Sammy Lagucci (Danny A. Abeckaser) is a lovable loser who just wants to do right by his daughter. When he finds out the gangsters he runs with are planning to take him out, he enters the Witness Protection program to protect himself and his family. Going from The Big Apple to a small town in Wisconsin gets him down at first, but on a dare he does an impromptu stand-up comedy routine and finds he has a knack for it. His act goes viral, and what should be a blessing turns into a curse when his newfound fame gets the attention of the mob.
I did not like this movie. The first half really drags on and nothing interesting happens until the latter half. But by then most of the story loses its steam.
There are a handful of hilarious lines; none of which are uttered by the main character, Sammy. I’ve yet to see any of Danny A. Abeckaser’s actual stand up performances but if this movie is any indication of his brand of comedy then I would prefer to remain oblivious.
I suppose this movie might appeal to a very select group of people who like dry humor. Though, I could be wrong.
On a scale of 1 tamale to 10 tamales I give A Stand Up Guy 6 tamales! 😎
An unemployed slacker inspires his softball teammates to improve their game so they won’t get kicked out of the local league.
This movie surprised me somewhat. Mostly because I didn’t know how good of an actor Artie Lange actually is. Although, it does seem like he might have based the story on actual events from his own life.
There’s a lot of sports jargon throughout this movie but none of it ever seems forced or redundant. In fact, most of the scenes reminded me of the many good times I’ve had with my own group of friends. (Minus the sports references.)
Overall, Beer League isn’t a great movie but it’s a decent comedy to watch when there’s not much else to watch.
On a scale of 1 tamale to 10 tamales I give it 7 tamales! 😎