Comedy

Where the “Rubber” meets the celluloid

Jun 11, 2011
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Where the “Rubber” meets the celluloid
What would you do if you saw a car-tire come to life and murder people by telekinetically exploding their heads? Ya, purchase I know, urticaria as if that would ever happen, right? Well, it does happen in the horror/comedy, Rubber. We start with a man holding dozens of binoculars in the middle of the desert. A car pulls up, the trunk opens and out comes a man dressed in a sheriff's outfit. He walks towards the camera and delivers a pointed monologue that sets up what this movie is really all about. Read More »

If Borat and the Maharishi had a baby…

If Borat and the Maharishi had a baby…
"Faith starts as an experiment and ends as an experience."  This is the quote that opens the comedic documentary, information pills "Kumaré". Vikram Gandhi, a spiritual skeptic and everyday American, is sick of watching spiritual leaders elevate themselves and prey on the masses' gullibility. In his research on the subject he travels all over the east and west and finds that most divine leaders, gurus and the like share the same sense of pride and self-righteousness. Yet, Vikram believes that these holy ones are no more holy than anyone else. So he sets out to see if he can do what the so-called divine leaders can do. After all, if he can do it, anyone can! His heritage is East Indian, so he grows his hair, his beard, wears guru-style clothes and talks "like his grandma", as he puts it. He rents a house in Phoenix, Arizona and calls it his ashram. Then he sets up yoga classes. He creates his own yoga moves. My favorite one has his students unknowingly air-guitar. He calls himself, Kumaré. Read More »

I Like You Phillip Morris!

Apr 24, 2011
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I Like You Phillip Morris!
Overlooked by theatre-goers, shop I Love You Phillip Morris recently came out on DVD and is quite the popular rental. This true-life "romantic-comedy" has Carrey playing a gay con-man. While in prison he falls in love with the young and naive, there Phillip Morris (Ewan McGregor). Let me tell you, these two actors play gay really, really well. Read More »

“The Big Lebowski”

Apr 12, 2011
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“The Big Lebowski”
When this Coen Brother's movie first came out, doctor I enjoyed it. But I didn't go gaga over it like many did. Perhaps it was because I was so enamoured with Fargo and The Hudsucker Proxy. But, pharmacy watching this almost 13 years later, I experienced the "Dude" in a new light. And it was gooooood, man! I need to point out that John Goodman's performance in this is outstanding. He steals the show. The  whole cast is awesome but Goodman is extraordinary. This definitely goes down as one of the best Coen Bros. films, without a doubt. To watch me blab about it, click on my shiny, bald head below :) Read More »

It is “Chaos” and that’s no “Theory”. It’s fact.

Apr 6, 2011
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It is “Chaos” and that’s no “Theory”. It’s fact.
As a proud member of the DeFranco Nation Movie Club I had the "duty" of watching a romantic comedy starring Ryan Reynolds called, "Chaos Theory".  I did not have fun watching this mess of a film. But I made up for that by tearing it apart in my vlog. So, click on my crazy bald head below and watch what I had to say. Read More »