I watched a bit of Dumb and Dumber on television the other week–I think it was TNT–and they absolutely shat on the best scene in the movie with overzealous editing. If you excise Jim Carrey using a guy’s testicles as speed bags or ripping the chef’s heart out of his chest, you almost may as well cut the whole scene out of the film. I mean, it’s not as if any of it is even remotely realistic. The heart looks like a dog’s chew toy, fer cryin’ out loud. Not to mention that in getting rid of it, you have to also cut out the entire gag of Carrey dropping it into the doggy bag.
Anyway, for those who may have only seen this film on television, here’s how it’s meant to be seen.(more…)
I’ve taken to just listening to these in the background while at work. Here are a few others that I recommend, that I think have a broader appeal than the David Duchovny bit, which was probably pretty esoteric.
This entire series of scenes between Dr. Katz and Dom Irrera work really well. Something about the neurotic, confessional nature of Irrera’s act makes this feel less obviously like a stand-up act and more like an improvised couch session. Both comedians have a quiet sort of humor that meshes well together.(more…)
I don’t know if anybody besides me ever bothers to have a look at the ratings breakdowns on the IMDb. I love statistics, and these can often be surprising–or if not surprising, at least somehow insightful.
I’m sure it comes as no surprise that The Twilight Saga: Eclipse rates a 6.7 average with females and only a 4.1 with males, but what was interesting to me is how consistent female ratings are across age groups. Females under 18 rate it a 7.0 on average, while females ages 45+ rate it a 6.8. You see a much greater dip with males, as the under 18 crowd is willing to give it 5.4, while the over 45 crowd really hates it, with a 3.9.(more…)
Here’s something I’ve been meaning to do for a while. I’m going to totally spoil the ending of films with final act twists. Don’t worry…I’ll hide the spoilers behind a “Read More” link.
It has been bothering me for a while that there isn’t really a good place to go to simply find out what happens at the end of a film that you don’t intend to ever see. For example, I’m curious about the twist ending of M. Night Shyamalan’s film The Happening, but not so much that I’m willing to actually sit through it. But when I do sit through such a film, I’ll just come here and spoil it for anybody who’d rather not spend their time.(more…)
Just stumbled upon this article. Honestly, I’m not even certain why they’re making an Avengers film, and at the moment, I’m not looking forward to it. I don’t particularly want to see some cinematic hybrid of the classic Avengers and the Ultimates (I’m assuming the tone here).
Anyway, here are a few notable cast members:(more…)