derailed, just friends, & benchwarmers

I’ve not been watching movies like I used to watch them, mainly in part because of Tivo and the three or four hours of TV that I usually have waiting for me each evening. Don’t worry, I don’t watch every episode of Trading Spaces or Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. I just like to keep recording them in case I need something to watch. Because my 200+ DVDs couldn’t possibly be enough.

Derailed (courtesy of Netflix) – It took me two tries to watch this. The first time – I watched the first 20 minutes, and the last seven minutes. The result? I thought the movie was stupid. But when I sat down to watch it last night all the way through? Super awesome.

I love Jennifer Aniston. Without spoiling the end of the movie for you if you haven’t seen it, I really like her in darker roles! The Good Girl? Thaaaaaat’s not Rachel from Friends! And that’s what I like about her in non-comedic movies.

The movie screws with your head, at least it did mine. It also made me question why people love Clive Owen so much. I didn’t really. But it is a good movie.

Just Friends – I don’t like Ryan Reynolds too much, but watching him lip-sync “I Swear” while wearing a fat-suit kind of made up for my dislike. It was kind of a weird movie. In some scenes, you wanted to cheer for the main character and in other scenes you seriously wanted to kick him right in the throat.

In the end, I really loved it. It made me go “awwwww” at the end and also made me throw up in my mouth, but in a good way.

The Benchwarmers – PeeWee wanted to know what I thought of this, but that was a couple of weeks ago. But here’s the damn review!

I love David Spade, I love Rob Schneider, and I love the kid that plays Napoleon Dynamite. But I don’t love them together. If the Napoleon kid would have played role that was may just the ever bit slightly different then the his previous cult-followed role, then it may have been entertaining. But I kept waiting for Uncle Rico to pull up in his van, and I hate it when movies overlap that bad.

It was funny, it was about baseball, and there were midgets in it. I don’t know how a movie could get anymore entertaining. Be warned: it’s stupid humor. It’s a Happy Madison film, so don’t go into it thinking there’s a deep story line or a soul-wrenching plot, because there’s not. There’s crude, foul, disgusting, and completely wrong humor. That’s probably why I liked it so much.


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