This weekend The Boxtrolls was released in theaters and I made sure to grab a ticket for the first showing at my favorite theater. The story is cute, has some funny and obvious puns, and yet has some intelligent humor as well. I didn’t watch much of the trailers because I did want to see the movie without knowing all the best parts.
The claymation is really why I wanted to see this movie though. To my surprise, it was actually a bit of a mixed media piece and it was done surprisingly well. I spent the extra couple dollars to see it in 3D, but I’m not sure it was really needed. It added an extra texture to the art, but its not needed. In fact, if you’re on the edge about if you want 3D or not for this movie, just ask yourself if you would watch Wallace and Gromit in 3D.
You should recognize a whole host of great actors in this movie when the credits roll, and yes, you should stay after the credits! Overall, the only thing I regretted is that there weren’t more people in the theater.
So you may not have heard that this week Kevin Smith’s latest movie was released. That’s right, Tusk released in over 600 theaters and even that may be too many by some people’s standards. Don’t get me wrong, I loved every moment of this movie. If you’re in the mood for a bad horror movie this is just what you need.
A total of about 10 people were in the theater, 3 of which came with me. Keep in mind, this was the only theater showing the movie within an hour drive. At one point, one of the teens sitting behind me said to his buddy, “what the hell are we watching?” Yes, it’s also the kind of movie you drag people to without telling them exactly what they are in for.
You do have to respect that Kevin Smith was able to turn a joke from his podcast into a full length movie and release it in theaters at all. Not only that, but he got some great actors like Johnny Depp and Justin Long to star. All-in-all it’s a fun movie, and even more so if you want to share a laugh with some friends. It does have some gore, but nothing worse than American Horror Story.
Time again for another Netflix Golden Nugget! Now everyone knows and recognizes Simon Pegg, and we have come to expect a certain type of movie from him. This is not one of those movies!
Don’t get me wrong, it’s funny and its weird, and at times a bit ridiculous, but it’s nothing like Shaun of the Dead or Hot Fuzz. That doesn’t mean it’s bad, just different!
So if you’re bored and surfing Netflix aimlessly you might want to give this movie a try. Just remember, don’t expect it to be a typical Simon Pegg movie and you won’t be disappointed.
Everyone gets in that funk once in awhile, you just finished the series you had been watching for a month on Netflix and you don’t even know where to begin to find something new to start watching. That’s where Netflix Golden Nuggets come in!
Dealin’ with Idiots is a great comedy. It’s witty and sharp and leaves you cringing a bit. What more could you want? Of course the cast has two of my favorite people in it, obviously the star, stand-up comedian Jeff Garlin, but I was pleasantly surprised to find Bob Odenkirk as the coach! Yes, that’s Saul from Breaking Bad!
Those two aren’t the only great cast members though, Dave Sheridan (Horrible Bosses), Kerri Kenney (Reno 911), and Fred Willard (Modern Family, Anchorman 2) all have fantastically perfect roles. It may not be the movie that leaves your sides in stitches, but if you have ever been around crazy parents at any event you will instantly relate to the weird characters and painful interactions.