Has the movie Swiss Army Man opened in your town?
When it does, go see it! Here are five reasons.
1. The title. It brilliantly encapsulates the film yet is never spoken in it. Bonus points.
2. The premise. A man shipwrecked on an island finds a corpse who ‘helps’ him find his way home (and becomes his best friend along the way). Original? Uh, yeah.
3. The cast. Paul Dano and Daniel Radcliffe fully commit to their respective roles as suicidal loser and farting corpse. I was blown away [rimshot].
4. The soundtrack. Led by two music video directors, the movie soundtrack is almost a third cast member. It’s that good.
5. The farting. It’s pretty important to the plot. And you’ll laugh at all the farting. Heck, we’re all still 12 years old at heart — am I right?
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What’s your fantasy band name?
I confess, I’ve never given it much thought.
In a current TV ad campaign, a teenage boy asks Siri to remember the band name “Migraine Headache.”
And the terminally-quick Craig Ferguson will label any funny-sounding phrase he utters as the name of his band or the movie he’s writing.
And now I find myself doing the same.
Funny headline on nytimes.com? Could be a band name. Someone posts a photo on Twitter or Facebook with an odd title? Band name. Someone misspeaks in everyday conversation? Band name!
My favorite from last night’s Twitter feed?
Don’t steal that one. It’s mine.
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I have never sat in a movie theater and literally boo’ed a trailer.
It happens every time I see the promo for “Little Fockers.” (Yes, they went there.)
The very funny “Meet the Parents” movie beget the extremely mediocre sequel “Meet the Fockers.” (It’s like they thought a funny title would make up for everything the script was lacking.)
But instead of quitting while they were ahead, the producers churned out a third and what we can only hope is the concluding — please, please let it be the final — chapter in this tale of a highly dysfunctional blended family.
Based on the trailer for “Little Fockers,” mediocre may even be a stretch for this one.
How many times can we sit and watch Ben Stiller hurt and humiliate himself? DeNiro walk the line between cranky and cuckoo? Hoffman peacock?
And is this really Teri Polo’s only acting job?
The most frustrating thing for me is listening to all the people in the theater laugh at the promo. Judge for yourself.
Does it really take so little to tickle our funny bones?
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