Thursday, September 18, 2008

One-Sentence Movie Reviews; Football Season Edition

When your favorite college or pro team is down in the dumps (ahem Ohio State?), look to these movies to, hopefully, cheer you up. Or piss you off more.

Smart People
Dennis Quaid plays Michael Douglas, but poorly, in a remake of 2000's Wonder Boys.

The Fall
Take The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, mix it with The Princess Bride and Pan's Labyrinth and you've got this creative, eye-candy from a one-name director (Tarsem!).

Undeclared: The Complete Series
It's Freaks and Geeks in college minus the good story lines.

I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry
I only laughed a couple times which is a bit gay in itself considering it's an Adam Sandler comedy.

The Astronaut Farmer
Billy Bob Thornton and the Polish Brothers makes me want to rush out and acheive my dreams.

The Promotion
Reminded me of the movie Election...but in a supermarket...and not as good.

The Search for John Gissing
The Office this ain't.

The Bank Job
Jason Statham finally makes a good movie.

Freaks & Geeks: The Complete Series
One of the best TV series of the past 10 years.

Sex and Death 101
The guy who wrote and directed Heathers hits and misses with this dark comedy starring Winona Ryder.

The Ruins
If JAWS were a plant, he would be in this fun, yet stupid, horror movie.

The TV Set
A entertaining, dark-comedy about the television industry.

The Signal
28 Days Later mixed with Dawn of the Dead, mixed with Stephen King's book Cell equals shit on a stick.

The first 40 minutes were awesome and that sucks because it's a two-hour movie.

Weeds: Season 3
This great series has yet to jump the shark.

Michael Clayton
A good political thriller starring everyone that's anyone in the movie industry.

Lars and the Real Girl
Surprisingly fun movie about a blow-up doll.


kitty said...

one of my best purchases EVER was the Freaks & Geeks dvd set - I waited and WAITED for that and literally did a dance when Amazon told me it was coming!!

I should have given up on tv when that show got the boot!!

but unfortunately I'm a slow learner... or a glutton for punishment... over the years (especially the last 2) I've lost too many of my favorite shows to count =(

but Freaks & Geeks is still the BEST!!! people often stop by my house to borrow movies (I have TONS) but there are two sets I won't let out... the Twilight Zone definitive collection... and Freaks & Geeks!!

Your Finest Eimer said...

Twilight Zones are my favorite as well. I even liked the 80's revamped series that tried to reclaim that magic in the bottle.

I heard the same guys got together for Undeclared. Unfortunately, it's not as good. However, Jake Kasded wrote and direced The TV Set based on his television experience with that particular series, among others. You should check it out.

Thanks for reading.