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! 😎
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! 😎
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! 😎
A nerdy valedictorian proclaims his love for the hottest and most popular girl in school – Beth Cooper – during his graduation speech. Much to his surprise, Beth shows up at his door that very night and decides to show him the best night of his life.
This is definitely one of my favorite teen comedies. Sure, the story isn’t very unique and none of the actors give grade A performances but it’s still a decent movie to watch when you want to take a break from heavy dramas and just laugh your ass off.
Paul Rust is pretty hilarious as Denis Cooverman and Hayden Panettierre is quite fetching as Beth Cooper.
If you like decent teen comedies then I recommend watching I Love You, Beth Cooper.
On a scale of 1 tamale to 10 tamales I give it 8 delicious tamales! 😎
In 1950s Hollywood, Eddie Mannix is Capital Pictures’ head of physical production and, most importantly, the studio fixer. His job is to maintain the clean reputation of the company and its stars, keeping them free from controversy. Mannix is advised that studio star Baird Whitlock has disappeared after not showing up for work on the current production of “Hail Caesar, a Tale of Christ’s Life.” He initially believes Whitlock has been drinking, but receives a call from a group of communists who claim to have kidnapped him and want a ransom. As Mannix gathers the cash, he simultaneously deals with an unhappy director who is working on another project, while innocent young starlet DeeAnna Moran is pregnant and unmarried. Mannix must handle all of this while keeping the gossip columnists off the scent. When Mannix is approached by an aviation company with an offer of a less-hectic, and rather lucrative, job, he must ultimately determine his true skills and passions.
This movie is so bad that it’s actually quite good!
The entire star studded cast gives superb performances. Now, I’m not well versed in the history of early Hollywood but most of the scenes do seem to be fairly accurate recreations of movies from the 1950s.
If you like ridiculous movies that’ll make you laugh out loud then I recommend watching Hail, Caesar!
On a scale of 1 tamale to 10 tamales I give it 8 tamales! 😎