Is the long awaited sequel to the comedy cult worth the wait? Yes. Is Anchorman 2 better than the first? Upon a first watching no, it’s a 2 hour film, and for a comedy, that pushes the standard limit of the audience’s full attention. Can the new film stand alone and eventually ascend cult classic status? Maybe, it’s still a bit early to tell.
One of the biggest fears an audience has when a studio finally comes about making a long awaited sequel, is getting the full cast to return, and thankfully, Paramount Pictures (the parent studio) got the whole gang back together. Leading stars Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, David Koechner, and Christina Applegate come back to play Burgundy, Brick, Brian Fantana, Champ Kind, and the lovely Veronica Corningstone. Smaller roles make their return as well which (without spoilers) include barking Baxter and Fred Willard as Ed Harken. New-comers Meagan Good as Ron’s interracial lover and boss, along with James Marsden as an insufferable ass hole, and Kristen Wiig as Brick’s eventual wife who seems to be slightly off kilter as well, make a wonderful addition to the cast. There are loads of other guest appearances which will make you lose your mind when you see them. They are all perfectly framed and make sense, but I’m not going to tell you who they are, and I’ll ask you to steer clear of the IMDb website, because looking at the cast list would ruin the surprise. Continue reading →
With Summer coming to a close I bid goodbye to my parade of movies, and say hello to my wonderfall premieres. Many of which I have been waiting for diligently even during my first movie of the previous season, The Great Gatsby back in the beginning of May. So below I have compiled a list of the shows I am looking forward to and their tentative premiere dates. I will try to write reviews on the season openings of the following, but may not get every one of them. If you click on the link, it will take you straight to my review. In order of releases:
Today I watched Identity Thief with my father. Of course I went into this film thinking it was going to be terrible, absolutely atrocious. I am tickled pink to report that it was pleasantly fun. I watched the theatrical version on DVD, and I think I made the right decision on that instead of the extended version. The movie drags a bit, and my dad became restless. I live tweeted for the majority of the movie. But eventually felt nothing more would need to be tweeted. Continue reading →
Not to binge. This Netflix series is one sad excuse of something that had great potential but fell flat after its first episode.
Beware, this review is rated PG-13 borderline R.
Lets back up a little bit though. The first I heard about Hemlock Grove was when I decided to listen to my Pandora station a few weeks ago. They aired a commercial for this horror genre TV show that would be loading up on Netflix all at once. I was pretty excited, I never read the book which is what the show is based off of, but a new TV series that was done by Eli Roth? It sounded right up my alley! Continue reading →
The History Channel’s new scripted series Vikings premieres at 10 p.m. Sunday, March 3, and it is a brutal, suspenseful, and action-packed historical drama that leaves you intrigued with its opening chapter. Throughout the pilot episode your emotions will run wild, much like the barbaric race that was known as the Vikings, and by the end of it you will be wondering where the rest of the season will lead.
ABC’s new drama Zero Hour, set to premiere on February 14, has potential within its conspiracy storyline, which is unfortunately bogged down by the cast’s mediocre acting skills.
The pilot episode begins with a mysterious scene of Nazis beckoning at the door of a great European Catholic Church which holds a secret older than 2,000 years. This opening scene sets the plot in motion also sets up the audience up for a fast-paced, cryptic episode that leaves the audience asking many questions.
Fast forward 80 some years and we are at a flea market with a couple. The wife, Laila (Jacinda Barret), is a beautiful 30-something year old clock repairer and her incredibly average looking husband is Hank Galliston (Anthony Edwards). Galliston is the publisher of a magazine that focuses on debunking the supernatural. Not only are their occupations utterly absurd for their age and the current time period, but their on-screen chemistry is unconvincing as well. It is depressing to see a network play the ‘hot wife and average husband’ card in a drama of all genres. Continue reading →