Sunday, March 15, 2009

And Your Whispering Eye

I had a couple of friends over for dinner Thursday night. We watched Role Models after a nice walk.

Paul Rudd and Sean William Scott work brilliantly together, often delivering hilarious deadpan lines to Jane Lynch, lines good enough that they seem completely natural. I have yet to see Rudd play an unfunny role, and he doesn't disappoint here. All actors deliver yeoman work. Some of the plot elements are predictable, but that's not always a bad thing. If you can handle crudeness, language, and a bit of nudity, watch the movie. 4 stars.

I watched Watchmen Friday night. What follows will probably be my shortest movie review ever. Here it is: What a waste. I give it 1 star for good special effects and half a star for one interesting character.

I watched Pineapple Express recently. Seth Rogen is properly known for his comic roles, and James Franco fills his own role as a stoned pot dealer. The plot works well enough, but what propels this from a very decent 3.5 to 4 stars is some incredible dialog, typically given by Seth Rogen. Violence and language and frequent drug usage.


Unknown said...

I thought Watchmen was a great story very original. Great characters. Special effects were awesome. It was a little lenghty but overall a good flick.

Pineapple express was disappointing not up to Seth Rogen's usual standards.

J.R.Shirley said...

Well, we can agree to disagree. I thought it was too slow, too full of itself, too unsure of what it actually wanted to express, inept, and ultimately pointless.

I found some of the dialog from Pineapple Express extremely intelligent and original, and the movie itself well-acted.

J.R.Shirley said...

Imapiner, you do understand that Watchmen was an adaptation from a comic series, right?