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Old 08-08-2009, 02:29 PM   #161
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he's a dead on indictment of a large population of LA comics.
oh i know. i see the dane cook jabs in him (though he's boston), i get the point is to be annoying. it just really annoys me.
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Old 08-08-2009, 03:06 PM   #162
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i thought randy was hysterical. i hate comics like that, dane cook is a hack, but i like how aziz lampooned that kind of comedy style. i enjoyed it more on the promo specials on comedy central and hbo.
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Old 08-10-2009, 02:12 AM   #163
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I think Wes Anderson's "Fantastic Mr. Fox" looks pretty great.
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Old 08-10-2009, 08:30 AM   #164
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So far this summer for movies I have seen the new Star Trek, Angels & Demons and I am hoping to see Bruno, G.I. Joe, and maybe Funny People.
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Old 08-10-2009, 09:04 AM   #165
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My (un)official review of Funny People:

The 20% fresh rating is for the percentage of the movie that was either funny or comprehensible. The movie started slow and awkwardly, progressed into a mildly humorous look into male bonding and what we're led to believe is the world of comedy, and then took a dive off the deep end. Not only did the jokes stop, except for the common motif of poorly delivered and awkwardly placed jokes about male reproductive organs, but the plot took so many forced, abrupt, and unrealistic turns that my mind was reeling every five minutes trying to catch up with what was supposed to be happening.

The story could (should) have ended after the first hour and a half tops. And yet the "writer" not only tried to force twist after twist down our throats, but seemed to forget that this movie was called "funny people", as he stopped including anything remotely humorous, and failed miserably at painting an even somewhat realistic portrait of any of the human conditions he tried to write about. It was the kind of writing you expect from a single-season sitcom, but without even an attempt at making it funny. I left the theatre after the brawl in the backyard. By the end you had forgotten that he was ever sick, that Seth Rogen was even in the movie, and that you were even watching a comedy. A failed attempt at a comedy, at a "drama", at acting, at character development, a superb waste of an unbearable two and a half hours and ten dollars.

EDIT: I wrote this review on Rotten Tomatoes, to clarify where the "fresh rating" came from
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Old 08-10-2009, 11:39 AM   #166
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^ what I said, but with better words.


aka, waste of money
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Old 08-10-2009, 11:45 AM   #167
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I just don't understand what movie you guys watched.
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Old 08-10-2009, 12:13 PM   #168
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Thoughts on the trailer for i hope they server beer in hell?

I enjoyed the book a few years ago but the trailer looks horrendous, imo.
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Old 08-10-2009, 12:34 PM   #169
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Thoughts on the trailer for i hope they server beer in hell?

I enjoyed the book a few years ago but the trailer looks horrendous, imo.
Looks fucking horrible.
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Old 08-10-2009, 01:28 PM   #170
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Looks fucking horrible.
i'd like to think its just because it was the "PG" rated trailer. but we'll see....hopefully it ends up being funny as I'll likely go check it out.
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Old 08-10-2009, 01:31 PM   #171
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using sarcastic quotes on "writer" for judd apatow brought the
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Old 08-10-2009, 01:35 PM   #172
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i'd like to think its just because it was the "PG" rated trailer. but we'll see....hopefully it ends up being funny as I'll likely go check it out.
i was basing it solely on the so called actors they cast in it...
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Old 08-10-2009, 02:21 PM   #173
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anyone ever seen The Iron Giant? it's my next movie on Netflix, decided to give it a try after hearing high praise for it numerous times on Reelz Channel.
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Old 08-10-2009, 02:42 PM   #174
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yea it's a solid animation flick, for sure. Brad Bird is the man.
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Old 08-10-2009, 04:20 PM   #175
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i was basing it solely on the so called actors they cast in it...
oh most definitely...."best selling" book or not...i doubt the movie makes much noise
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Old 08-10-2009, 07:49 PM   #176
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anyone ever seen The Iron Giant? it's my next movie on Netflix, decided to give it a try after hearing high praise for it numerous times on Reelz Channel.
GREAT film. One of the best animated films ever.
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Old 08-10-2009, 09:54 PM   #177
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GREAT film. One of the best traditionally animated films ever.
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Old 08-11-2009, 12:34 AM   #179
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Andy Griffith is back. Looks alright.
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Old 08-11-2009, 08:34 AM   #180
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I really enjoyed Funny People. It's not what alot of people expected I'm sure, but I thought it was a very good "movie", as opposed to just being some comedy. Sandler was great and it was a nice realistic piece.
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