June 5, 2009, 10:12 a.m. CST
Why do you think the studios fill these joints with Black people for black flicks!? SO dumb, white critics like you can "laugh" when you are supposed to you knucklehead- Of course you liked it more filled in with half stoned bozos from Bucktown.
June 5, 2009, 10:14 a.m. CST
i have 2 different takes on coop. 1. i think he's a douche, and 2. i wish i didn't masturbate today.
June 5, 2009, 10:17 a.m. CST
The first time I saw it, it was with a bunch of college buddies, so it was like MST3K. The second time, I saw it alone, and peed my pants.
June 5, 2009, 10:17 a.m. CST
I just hope the funniest shit wasn't shown in the trailer.
June 5, 2009, 10:18 a.m. CST
Then I read it a second time and, on balance, it's actually pretty good.
June 5, 2009, 10:20 a.m. CST
I hated anchorman on first viewing. I felt like I was watching the death of Will Ferrell as a comedian. Utterly disappointed. <br><br> But when I was sitting around with my friends in my home theater, it on HBO, we had a blast. It was def 5x funnier.
June 5, 2009, 10:21 a.m. CST
...while the film looks funny, if a little derivative of DUDE, WHERE'S MY CAR? (don't deny it), the words 'masturbatory' and 'baby' have no business sharing the same language, much less a sentence. That's just...yikes.
June 5, 2009, 10:21 a.m. CST
June 5, 2009, 10:24 a.m. CST
moviegoing experience, the shared experience with everyone else in the theater. Granted, a movie you love or hate will stay right in that category no matter who's around, but anything in between can be affected by who you're seeing it with. Hell, Beverly Hills Ninja looked completely unfunny to me, but after seeing it with some of my friends who enjoyed the awful stupidity of it, I laughed now and then. The people you're with really does matter.
June 5, 2009, 10:27 a.m. CST
Kubla, I had the opposite reaction.<p> Upon first reading of Capone's review I found it a daring and frank expose into the mind and motivation of a critic.<p> Second time however it became a long-winded, self-serving, pretentious piece of ego centric twaddle that told me nothing about the movie.<p> Can't wait to read it a third time and see what happens next!!!
June 5, 2009, 10:27 a.m. CST
But maybe I'll give it a go, if this review is any indication. It's not like I already paid to see it...
June 5, 2009, 10:29 a.m. CST
I hope not. I'm not watching Vanilla Sky again.
June 5, 2009, 10:30 a.m. CST
Saw it in the theater - nothin. Saw it on DVD with friends and some personality enhancers - laughed my ass off. Maybe along with all your other comments about audience reactions, you should include "Go wrecked"
The movie so bad, it has to be seen twice to be adequate! AWESOME!
June 5, 2009, 10:47 a.m. CST
IM LOOKING FORWARD TO SEE IT..NOT GOING IN WITH HIGH HOPES..HEY HAVE YOU ALL CHECKED OUT A WEB SITE CALLED ALLMOVIENEWS.NET,GOOD WRITING,SHITTY LOOKING SITE.BUT HE TALK'S ABOUT SCARFACE 2 SON OF TONY.
June 5, 2009, 11:10 a.m. CST
by Ronald Raygun
Laughed hysterically at Borat when I saw it opening weekend at a packed theater. Bought the DVD a few months later and watched at home with some friends, crickets chirping. Same with the Austin Powers sequels.
June 5, 2009, 11:18 a.m. CST
by The Reluctant Austinite
It doesn't happen often, but it has happened. The first time I saw John Carpenter's "They Live" in a theater, I hated it. I was a huge Carpenter fan and I thought this was a major step backwards for the cult film director. He cast a wrestler in the lead and then alowed him a ridiculously long fight sequence and a couple of out-of-context one-liners that made me groan. Years later, I watched the movie again, laughed my ass off and boggled at the satire of 80's politics. To be "successful" in the 80's you had to be an alien. I get it. I was wrong and the film is great. I now own it on DVD.
June 5, 2009, 11:24 a.m. CST
Observe & Report was wildly over-rated here. It never went far enough, not nearly (except the chase scene at the end). Wasn't nearly as funny as Foot Fist Way. That's what I kept thinking during Observe & Report: "I wish this character was played by Danny McBride instead of Rogen." There's nothing remotely charming about Rogen. He's a doofy slob who should just play 'the doofy slob friend' of the lead.
June 5, 2009, 11:44 a.m. CST
I was thinking the same thing about Beerfest while reading Capone's review. Saw BF for the first time on cable, just because there was nothing else on, and thought it played just like the dumb, barely serviceable knuckleheaded comedy I expected it to be. Then came across it a couple weeks later, and for some reason, all of the small bits and jokes and one-liners that the movie is jam-packed with, all started working for me. Now, I'm not saying Beerfest is a great movie by any means, but that after seeing it again I was able to appreciate what the Broken Lizard guys were doing. Now I'll watch that movie just about any time I come across it. It's like comedy comfort food.
June 5, 2009, 12:22 p.m. CST
by andrew coleman
Like the new Death Race sucked but I don't go back and go "Never mind it was brilliant!". But I'm with some of the other posters in here, I did the same thing with Anchorman and Beerfest. First time I didn't really find them funny. Later they were hilarious. I don't get it.
June 5, 2009, 12:23 p.m. CST
is posting in the TBs again!!!<P>In DICKBL0OD he uses a Zero and an O!!!
June 5, 2009, 12:39 p.m. CST
It seems that critics usually only end up "going to highest peak in the land and declaring their undying love" over movies that are art house/boring with molestation or gay overtones. Hopefully The Hangover is still good... expired tomatoes has it at 78%.
June 5, 2009, 12:48 p.m. CST
First time I watched it, it was ok. Then I started remembering scenes, laughing by myself. Now it's my favorite Ferrell movie, followed by Step Brothers in a close 2nd place and Talladega Nights.
June 5, 2009, 1:17 p.m. CST
No one gives a shit about your modus operandi. Was it funny or not and why? Goddamn this is why normal people hate bloggers. Complete and utter self absorbtion. Name dropping fucking jaggoff.
June 5, 2009, 1:42 p.m. CST
You have to catch them or at least be caught by them. Sometimes it happens and sometimes it doesn't. I can feel a range of emotions about the same film over multiple viewings. That's just the nature of expriencing film or pretty much anything in life. I watch Trapped in Paradise every couple years. There's no objective reason why I should enjoy Trapped in Paradise once let alone multiple times over the years. But something just clicked just right with a part of me. Probably the fact that I have 8 brothers and I could appreciate the humor in the family dynamic. Probably because I saw the movie with 3 of my brothers who I'm actually close in age to. Probably because I've got a goofy streak and a soft spot for begrudging redemption and as soft a spot for raskals who can't change but you love them no matter what even while you are pissed at them for what they have done to you. So there. Films are not objective. They are about life and life is about too much to be boxed into anyone's standards.
June 5, 2009, 3:58 p.m. CST
June 5, 2009, 4:54 p.m. CST
you yourself agree I see Caponi
June 5, 2009, 7:49 p.m. CST
June 5, 2009, 11:32 p.m. CST
I was expecting this flick to be more, well, grounded based on my many hazy mornings in Las Vegas. I guess it is too expensive to film in that town as most of the scenes in Vegas are either off-strip, from a single room in Caesars, and in the casino at the Riv. There are PLENTY of story lines that could have been used in this movie - instead they grasped at random, over-the-top, or no way in hell you could that in vegas (or any other town) type bits. I'm still waiting for a really good comedy that comes from the stupid things people do in that town ---- only saving grace was the pics in the end credits.... that was some funny shit.
June 6, 2009, 1:50 a.m. CST
How the fuck you can watch this film and not enjoy it and laugh your ass off... you have to be bi-polar. The crowd was laughing so much that we all missed at least 1/4 to 1/2 of the jokes. It was that funny. Non-stop. Except seeing poor Mike Tyson knowing his little girl died. That part was sad... even while he was making everyone laugh. Go see this or you fucking suck little balls.
June 6, 2009, 4:18 a.m. CST
Found it too dark and gritty the first time I saw it, because I'd come off from a really amazing day and felt it was a bit of a downer. <BR><BR> However, the second time I saw it, I really really didn't want to. I'd just agreed to go along with a few friends and I had a really shitty day at work, and was kind of angry at different people. Upon the second viewing it was actually a rather cathartic experience. Like "Wow, I hated this the first time, but this second time is hilarious and great because it's capturing my mood perfectly." <BR><BR> Some movies, you just have to be in the MOOD for. So I get it.
June 6, 2009, 6:47 a.m. CST
"Observe and Report" was ballsy, but otherwise an uneven, disoriented mess (and it only took me one viewing to realize this). But back to your review(s) of "The Hangover" (I'm seeing it this afternoon), I had a similiar experience with "Dumb & Dumber" some years back... first time I saw it (on the big screen), I was convinced it was overrated, scantly funny at best. But upon muliple viewings, however, I will now site the film as one of the funniest, best crafted comedies of its era. So? It happens...
June 6, 2009, 7:24 a.m. CST
The first half is genuinely fucking funny..the last 10 pretty great; but that 40 minute space between the end of the 'first act' and the finale is pretty limp. *SPOILER* The movie goes downhill after the naked asian guy gets released from the trunk...that whole plot spiralled the movie downward.
June 6, 2009, 10:45 a.m. CST
I agree with what you wrote about this review seeming like a therapy session, but on second thought I re-read it with my friends and I changed my opinion. Just like my heroes (insert name checking here to make myself seem important) I reserve the right to say I as much as I can in my review so the review can be more about me talking about me than the movie I saw.
June 6, 2009, 10:55 a.m. CST
by Handiana Jolo
i always enjoy the r-rated comedies more after the first viewing. Old School, Anchorman, 40 year old virgin, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Semi-Pro. all were disappointments in the theatre to me but now are staples of my DVD collection....
June 6, 2009, 10:59 a.m. CST
If you go in expecting one thing and it ends up being something else, you usually end up disappointed. Forgetting Sarah Marshall is a perfect example. The ads made it seem like a raucous comedy. It wasn't that, so I was bummed. But when I watched it again without those expectations, I loved it.
June 6, 2009, 11:01 a.m. CST
Saw it last night and may see it again tonight. Zach Galifinakis needs to be in every movie made from here on out.
June 6, 2009, 11:23 a.m. CST
I stopped reading your review at the point where you decided to insult us. I mean, what the fuck were you thinking? What is the point of working for a fan site if you can't stomach reading our critiques of your glorified movie critic reviews?
June 6, 2009, 11:31 a.m. CST
About four guys having a crazy bachelor party in Vegas, losing the groom and not remembering what happened the night before, and he's INSULTED that the women are all portrayed as harpies or strippers??? What did you expect?<p>That's like watching a porno and whining that there's too much nudity.
June 6, 2009, 4:25 p.m. CST
It's the AUDIENCES that make a movie. Not critics.
June 6, 2009, 7:42 p.m. CST
And be glad ya did.
June 7, 2009, 2:50 p.m. CST
But I thought it was great! So...should I go watch it again? Or would it have the reverse effect and I wouldn't like it as much as the first time? Aagghh, fuck it! I'm gonna see it again!
June 7, 2009, 10:33 p.m. CST
mostly because many of you are sick of all things Dark Knight (and if you are, suck my cock by the way) but here's my thought. Bradley Cooper should at least AUDITION for the Joker. H have a feeling this might be the right fit. And not just because he confuses me sexually.
June 8, 2009, 2:51 p.m. CST
is way more talented than Rogan. He shouldn't be considered as a back-up to Rogan, he should be sought out INSTEAD OF Rogan. I don't know why everyone has a b*ner over this guy... he's dry and relies too much on physical humor, and your average LARPer could act better than he can.
June 8, 2009, 4 p.m. CST
That had me rolling.
June 8, 2009, 10:53 p.m. CST
This is in fact the funniest movies since superbad. I liked Saving Sarah Marshal but at no point did it make me laugh half as hard as this film. I can't believe it doesn't get a great rating based on the fantastic ending alone. I nearly peed myself. I didn't walk into this movie expecting anything but this is the definition of a guy movie. I can't tell you how authentic the jabs Stu and Phil take at each other or what it feels like to wake up and remember nothing of what happened. The movie is totally impossible but there is something authentic about it. And again, the last 5 minutes of the movie will have you laughing harder then anything else this year.
June 14, 2009, 10:58 a.m. CST
But I'll post anyway. . . saw this last night, and woke up this morning with a tight neck. I think I literally strained my muscles laughing at the end credits.