Category Archives: Movies

Anchorman

With a brain a third the size of us, it's science.This isn’t much of a movie review as the movie isn’t released until 9 July 2004, so consider this a trailer review.

Will Ferrell returns to hit socal roots to play a 70’s anchorman for Channel 4 News team in San Diego. So I guess that means: funny and filled with hot girls. The trailer and an exclusive clip are available in many formats and sizes. “You pooped in the refrigerator?…I’m not even mad, that’s amazing.”

Will Ferrell is THE comedian right now. Last year brought us Old School and the Harvard Class Day speech.

Sara, if we go to just one movie this year, and that’s a real possibility, it’s gonna be Anchorman.

Finding Nemo

[Marlin] Look! A blue whale! He's going to eat us! [Dory] No, don't worry. Blue whales only eat krill... oh, look; krill... [both when blue whale comes quickly toward them] Waaaaaaa!

You can’t help but expect something funny when Pixar Studios produces a movie featuring what looks like a clown fish and has Disney market it. Not only has Pixar done a fantastic job of making the movie move through the action of searching for Nemo, but they have also managed to assign a lot of very human attributes to fish and successfully depict some easily recognizable human social situations (using a crosswalk, meeting the dude from california and farting on a first date).

More information on the movie here…

In anticipation of the movie, I would say that there are two things to celebrate this Saturday:

1. Finding Nemo officially released
2. All of the people buried in CFA studies throughout the spring will have taken their exam and they can now come our with their friends and grab a drink!

Enjoy your weekend everybody!

The Matrix: Reloaded

There is no spoon...

Follow the white rabbit...

The release of one of the most anticipated films of the year (right along with Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter and X-Men… and maybe Charlie’s Angels) is upon us. It is predicted to be a blockbuster of enormous magnitude and breaks numerous film release dogma by releasing “The Matrix: Revolution” in November.

Just watching the final preview has me jittering with anticipation and you can catch many more of them at the Warner Bros Matrix site

There are a bunch of other little snippets of information that WB did a great job of putting out there. They had the preview at the Super Bowl and a backdoor to the matrix site, along with some very cool posters and some great sound tracks.

Review: Old School

It takes a man to give away an angel.If I had to say just one thing, it would be “See Old School, See Old School, See Old School!” The three actors each add a character you either relate too, or see very clearly in one of your friends. This is definitely a movie to see in the theaters, not for any special effects, but just so you don’t have to wait to buy it on DVD. I tried to pre-order it already, but it’s not available yet. This movie will be in all of our collections.

Other things people have said about it:

* “Stop whatever you’re doing and go see Old School – what a riot.” – Yarnold
* “Which one are you?” – Sara

Review: Strange Brew

Officer! My brother is driving drunk!

With the release of the cult classic “The adventures of Bob and Doug McKenzie; Strange Brew” on DVD (Oct 1st, 2002) and today being Canadian Thanksgiving, it was time to review the classic of these two beer guzzling hosers.

Although loosely based on Hamlet, the similarities are negligable; the brewery is run by the dead man’s brother who married the widow shortly after the death (which was hardly accidental). Anything for a story-line, eh? Well, Bob and Doug will save the day.

Really this is a hit-or-miss for anyone who views it – there are no luke warm feelings after this movie: Either you thought it was the worst movie since Kentucky Fried Movie or you think it’s the best movie since KFM! Any way you end up feeling, you will learn the origin of the ‘take off hoser!’ or ‘it’s a beauty, eh?’… if you watch the whole thing that is… 🙂

Cinematic education for ALL beer guzzling hosers!

I love it and I can’t get enough of it. For me it’s a winner every time.

Check out these links for fan sites:

Bob and Doug’s Canadian Homepage
Mr. Goodbeer’s Strange Brew Page
Take Off!!

Review: Van Wilder

I learned a long time ago that worrying is like a rocking chair... it gives you something to do, but it doesn't get you anywhere. Write that down...

For a movie supposed to be another in the long line of college grossout/gag movies (the kind that pretty much go straight to video, i.e “Freddy Got Fingered”, “Tom Cats” and “Slackers”), National Lampoon’s (NL) Van Wilder has stuck around for a long time.

I watched it last night with Joe Benson and a plate of cheeze nachos washed down with a pint of Eldo’s finest amber lager, and I laughed my ass of… Granted I am very susceptiple to this sort of humor, but since it speaks to me (the mentally “under 21” crowd) as a solid NL comedy I wanted to put this review up to see what the rest of you think?

Between Milty’s high dive, topless tutors and the cream filled baked goods I had a smile from one ear to another throughout the movie and I recommend it warmly to any other immature, easily amused, still-in-college mentality kids out there.

Don’t be a fool – stay in school.

Review: My Big Fat Greek Wedding

what is more Greek than Greek letters? And this letter really sums it up...
I entered the theater thinking this was going to be a Big Fat Greek chick-flick (quick definition: about turbulent and complete romance with mr. perfect who reads her mind and sweeps her off her feet), but i found the movie to be great entertainment in spite of my fears…

Not only is it a really funny movie, but it handles more serious issues in life, like how to become your own person and follow your own will (another chick-flick feature) so there are flashes of serious acting, as opposed to Austin Powers in Goldmember. Among other things, the movie is produced by Tom Hanks and features Joey Fatone from N’Sync. There are a lot of great scenes that depict really funny meeting-the-parents kinds of situations and I left with a Big Fat Greek smile on my face.

I’d recommend the movie warmly to anyone. Sam and Cara even liked it!

Hoopa!

Review: Swordfish – B

Going down in the books for thinking Swordfish with John Travolta is a good movie. Halle Berry’s character is about as worthless as she was in “Monsters Ball”, but the rest of the movie was a good action flick. Fast cars, hot women, lots of guns, chase scenes and 7 cool flat screen monitors.

With regards to the computer hacking stuff, at least they didn’t date themselves by raving about a “Pentium Pro with a built in Artificial Intelligence RISC chip” like they did in “Mission Impossible”.

Worst Movie of Year

Time Machine….hands down the worst movie I’ve seen in a long time. I guess it was a bad sign when the audience was laughing at Guy Pierce’s love interest getting trampled to death by a runaway carriage. This was her second death of the movie. Please never see this movie!

“Hollow Man is no longer the worst movie ever”, Todd Gilmore laughed after leaving Time Machine.