Not finding much to your liking at the movie theater this weekend? Might I recommend an unexpected comedy delight?
My friend Char and I took Criminal on face value. Big name cast. Thriller premise. Should be okay at the very least, right?
In hindsight, I’m glad we didn’t read the lackluster reviews, or we might have missed the comedy event of the season! Criminal is such an over-the-top ridiculous movie, with scenes of action and violence that build and morph into such grandiose gore, you can’t help but laugh aloud.
I mean, I kept a bored, straight face for the first 45 minutes. But once I allowed myself to laugh at the craziness on screen, the movie got better and better. And the rest of the audience seemed to enjoy it more, too.
If the producers had marketed the movie as a comedy, I think the reviews would have been better, too. And it might have explained why Kevin Costner’s character growled like an ape the entire film.
We’re talking whackadoodle, my friends.
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Tagged action, celebrities, comedy, Criminal movie, entertainment, Humor, Kevin Costner, movie reviews, movie theater, Movies, thriller, violence
I didn’t see Johnny Depp and Mia Wasikowska’s first Alice in Wonderland movie, and doubt that I will see the sequel, although its trailers are lighting up movie theaters all over the country.
But my doubt has doubt…for two reasons.
First, the late, great Alan Rickman voices the Blue Caterpillar in Alice Through the Looking Glass, and the chance to listen to his dulcet tones is reason enough to endure the rest of the film.
Secondly, the trailer has “White Rabbit” by Jefferson Airplane as its soundtrack, and I could listen to that on a loop as well.
In fact, let’s do that now. Together.
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Tagged Alan Rickman, Alice in Wonderland, Alice Through the Looking Glass, Blue Caterpillar, celebrities, entertainment, Feed your head, Humor, Jefferson Airplane, Johnny Depp, Mia Wasikowska, movie theaters, movie trailers, Movies, Music, Youtube
I saw the new musical Waitress on Wednesday.
A lot has already been written about that particular performance, since they had to stop the show twice to deal with scenery malfunction…but no one was complaining.
Sara Bareilles was the entertainment during the break.
It’s not the first time I have experienced stoppages like this on Broadway. When I saw Harvey starring Jim Parsons from “The Big Bang Theory,” they too had pesky set pieces that simply would not move.
That’s what you get when you go to early previews.
And with Waitress, you get a wonderful, heart-felt, truly hilarious take on one of my favorite films. Kudos to the casting director, because every role was spot-on — especially the male supporting characters, who stole the show every time they stepped out on stage.
Drew Gehling as Dr. Pomatter — a role originated by my man Nathan Fillion in the movie — has big shoes to fill and does it with unique comedic timing and fantastic chemistry with star Jessie Mueller. But the biggest ovation at curtain call — rightly so — went to Christopher Fitzgerald, who chews up the scenery (or should I say pie?) as the quirky Ogie the Elf.
The music is wonderful, and ya gotta love any set that features a cherry pie curtain, even if the darn thing doesn’t work all that well. Because the show?
Posted in Broadway, Celebrities, Commentary, Entertainment, Humor, Movies, New York City
Tagged Broadway, casting director, celebrities, Christopher Fitzgerald, comedic timing, commentary, curtain callpie, Drew Gehling, entertainment, film, Harvey play, Humor, Jessie Mueller, Jim Parsons, Movies, musical, Nathan Fillion, New York City, Sara Bareilles, scenery, set piece, The Big Bang Theory, theatre, Waitress the Musical
I support this write-in candidate. I hope you will, too.
#Deadpool #Oscars #winnerwinner
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Tagged celebrities, comedy, comics, Deadpool, for your consideration, Humor, Marvel, Movies, Oscars, poster, Ryan Reynolds
Way back in December I was celebrating the return to television of the dramady Ed.
I had fond memories of the Gilmore Girls-esque show, but the real thing is so much better than I remembered.
I smile the entire time I watch it, which I really appreciate right now.
Thanks Tom Cavanagh and Julie Bowen. And Michael Ian Black. And Justin Long.
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Tagged celebrities, comedy, dramady, Ed tv show, entertainment, Gilmore Girls, Humor, Julie Bowen, Justin Long, Michael Ian Black, Television, Tom Cavanaugh
I thought the word for 2016 was CHANGE.
I’m beginning to think it’s really LOSS.
RIP Alan Rickman.
Posted in Celebrities, Death, Entertainment, Humor, Movies, New Years
Tagged Alan Rickman, celebrities, change, death, entertainment, Galaxy Quest, Harry Potter, loss, Movies, RIP, Snape
How I remember David Bowie…
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Tagged celebrities, comedy, Craig Ferguson, David Bowie, entertainment, Humor, Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Music, parody, Television, tribute, Youtube