Piranha 3D is one of those scary movies that are actually more funny than scary. Those are the kind
of scary movies I like. Movies I can laugh about later rather than having nightmares later. Kind of like the Final Destination movies. If you are offended by boobs or CGI male body parts, don't watch this. If you think naked underwater ballet is entertaining, then watch this. There are plenty of scary parts too, but mostly cheesy scary parts like the original Piranha movie. Some things to watch for 3D boobs, 3D vomit, and a piranha eating itself through someone's face. Go with some friends and have some laughs!
If you liked Up In the Air, Thank You for Smoking, or Juno, you will like this movie. This movie is
the same vein because they were made or written by the same people. It is a dark comedy and Charlize Theron plays her role masterfully. Patton Oswalt does a great supporting role, and ends up becoming one of the most likeable characters in the film. There's nothing very happy or bright about this film, except for the crippled guy getting laid. Most of it is a sad descent into mental illness and it does show the uglier side of depression, anxiety, and alcoholism. See it because it packs a punch of reality that very few movies these days actually portray.
I usually hate Jennifer Aniston movies, but for some reason her good looks keep me coming back to
the theater. This one was actually not bad. Fairly good acting, fairly predictable plot. Jeff Goldblum probably was the best actor of all; he played Jason Bateman's best friend and coworker. What a really liked was the dynamic between Jason Bateman and the child star that played his son. It just seemed really nice that when given a choice, the child in the movie always wanted to be with his natural father, although he didn't actually know that Jason Bateman's character was his dad. It's a good story and further proof that no matter what anybody says (including Aniston), children need a good male role model and father figure in their lives.
Cyrus was one of those rare movies you hear about but usually don't see. It's a Sundance movie, so
expect in your face camera angles and shots you would usually see reserved for prime time reality shows. Its a low budget film with low budget camera work, but the drama and raw emotion is all there. Its like nothing I have seen before. Expect conversations not to flow naturally, instead expect voice overs for many of the one on one intimate discussions. I'm not saying this is a bad way to show discussions, but just an interesting one. The Cyrus movie points to a situation that is not too uncommon in American society today: adult children living with their parents. Its just a fact that adult children are leaving the nest at a later and later age. This could be due to economics or general dependency on parents, but its a real issue. Cyrus is overprotective of his single mom and fights the new man in their lives. There are funny parts but this is definitely a drama and not a comedy.
Youth in Revolt
Up in the Air
(500) Days of Summer
Live Free or Die Hard
Dinner for Schmucks
State of Play
Just Go With It
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