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Movie Challenge Update #61-70

61. Rosencrantz And Guildenstern are Dead
Audience (1=Mainstream 10=”Cult”): 8
Tone(1=Drama 10=Comedy): 8
Kid safe? (Yes or No) Not Really
Reminds me of: Othello, Much Ado About Nothing, Clerks, Stranger than Fiction, Adaptation
Did I like it? (0=”Not at all” 10=”Wither thou goest, so do I”) 10

62.The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes’ Smarter Brother
Audience (1=Mainstream 10=”Cult”): 4
Tone(1=Drama 10=Comedy): 10
Kid safe? (Yes or No) No
Reminds me of: Naked Gun, Blazing Saddles
Did I like it? (0=”Not at all” 10=”Gadzooks! What an astounding film!”) 8

63. Pinup Girl
Audience (1=Mainstream 10=”Cult”): 5
Tone(1=Drama 10=Comedy): 10
Kid safe? (Yes or No) Yes
Reminds me of: Some Like it Hot, Anchors Aweigh
Did I like it? (0=”Not at all” 10=”VaVaVoom!”) 9

64. Into the Woods
Audience (1=Mainstream 10=”Cult”): 7
Tone(1=Drama 10=Comedy): 8
Kid safe? (Yes or No) Yes
Reminds me of: Noises Off, Every Fairy Tale you’ve ever heard
Did I like it? (0=”Not at all” 10=”Happily Ever After”) 10 (Bernadette Peters can do no wrong.)

65. Being John Malkovich
Audience (1=Mainstream 10=”Cult”): 7
Tone(1=Drama 10=Comedy): 4
Kid safe? (Yes or No) No
Reminds me of: Stranger than Fiction, Switch
Did I like it? (0=”Not at all” 10=”I want wear its skin like a suit”) 8

66. Tea for Two
Audience (1=Mainstream 10=”Cult”): 7
Tone(1=Drama 10=Comedy): 7
Kid safe? (Yes or No) Yes
Reminds me of: White Christmas, Holiday Inn, The Westpoint Story
Did I like it? (0=”Not at all” 10=”Let’s build a house together”) 9

67. Bottle Rocket
Audience (1=Mainstream 10=”Cult”): 8
Tone(1=Drama 10=Comedy): 7
Kid safe? (Yes or No) No
Reminds me of: Oceans 11, The Perfect Score, M*A*S*H*
Did I like it? (0=”Not at all” 10=”I’d willingly drive its get-away car”) 10

68. I Love You, Alice B. Toklas
Audience (1=Mainstream 10=”Cult”): 7
Tone(1=Drama 10=Comedy): 9
Kid safe? (Yes or No) No
Reminds me of: The Darjeeling Limited, Almost Famous, Pajama Party
Did I like it? (0=”Not at all” 10=”I baked it some brownies”) 9

69. Four Jills in a Jeep
Audience (1=Mainstream 10=”Cult”): 4
Tone(1=Drama 10=Comedy): 8
Kid safe? (Yes or No) Yes
Reminds me of: Pinup Girl, The Westpoint Story, Holiday Inn
Did I like it? (0=”Not at all” 10=”I’d follow it into battle”) 10

70. The Libertine (1969)
Audience (1=Mainstream 10=”Cult”): 10
Tone(1=Drama 10=Comedy): 6
Kid safe? (Yes or No) Absolutely not.
Reminds me of: The Lickerish Quartet, The Taming of the Shrew
Did I like it? (0=”Not at all” 10=”I’d give it a piggy back ride any day”) 9
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Posted by on November 19, 2010 in Movie Challenge, review

 

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Igor

#14 Igor

Igor movie poster

Let me get this straight… John Cusack plays a dopey-looking guy who tries to convince everyone he’s got a bad-guy streak in him but he turns out to be loveable. Jay Leno is a jerk who walks all over the public in general, convincing them all that he’s pretty swell–and he is in this movie, too. Steve Buscemi plays an immortal rabbit with suicidal tendencies. That’s really all you need to know about this movie. That’s right. Steve Buscemi plays an immortal rabbit with suicidal tendencies.

Igor--Scamper reads Hunter S. Thompson

It’s a shame that some of the bigger budget animated movies get so much attention while little gems like this one slip under the radar. Is Igor predictable? From the first 3 minutes. Is it fun? Absolutely.  Does the Louis Prima laced soundtrack rock the house?  You know it!  The thing that struck me most about the movie, though, is that it was just so “clean.” A lot of times, Hollywood thinks they have to include several jokes aimed at adults in kid’s movies just to keep us interested. While there might be one or maybe two little side comments that sneak into this movie, by and large I found it to be quite kid-friendly. The only things that I found about the film that might give pause for some were the fact that one of the characters is constantly trying to kill himself, and at one point dismembers his body as a key plot point. There is also a parody of a famous poster with a cute little kitty cat hanging by a noose. Don’t let the dark imagery dissuade you from seeing this movie though, it really does have a good message for kids, and it’s entertaining throughout.

Oh yeah, did I mention that Steve Buscemi plays an immortal rabbit with suicidal tendencies?

 
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Posted by on February 27, 2010 in Movie Challenge, Uncategorized

 

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