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Quint checks out PAUL at SXSW!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here, sitting on line for a documentary about Santa Clauses, writing a review for an alien buddy road trip movie. That’s how we do it during SXSW!

Paul has been splitting critics, but you’d never know it from the reaction to the premiere screening at the festival. It’s a hard movie for a geek to hate because it’s so obviously and unapologetically made by geeks for geeks. These are people in love with Amblin, Cameron, Lucas, Spielberg and is brimming with nostalgia for a bygone era of filmmaking.

It’s also an incredibly crude, hard-R vulgar comedy. It’s an interesting mix, one that is sometimes very successful, sometimes not so much.

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost could do a movie about them sitting in a room learning how to speak Klingon and it’d be interesting. Those two just work so well together. Add in some of the cream of the crop of current comedy talent, like Kristin Wiig and Bill Hader, some vets like Jane Lynch, Seth Rogen, Jeffrey Tambor and Jason Bateman and some high profile geek cameos (including a voice on a speaker that is instantly recognizable to any self-respecting movie nerd) and you get a movie overloaded with talent.

Does the flick live up to that potential? Yes and no. Overall I’d call myself mixed-positive, but there are people who will absolutely feel the flick panders to the geek population. Having followed Pegg and Frost for what feels like a decade now I know how earnest they are about their fandom, how much it permeates their very being, so while many of the jokes are definitely easy (there’s a moment when Pegg and Frost enter a country western bar full of colorful characters and the band is playing a honky-tonk version of the Cantina music from Star Wars) I don’t believe they’re insincere.

Paul has a very basic story (two nerds on a UFO tour of America post-Comic-Con pick up a real alien and must get him home before the government can catch up), but the charm is what keeps the movie’s head above water, the sincerity is what keeps it from becoming insulting.

I don’t want to knock Greg Mottola because he does a great job keeping the pace up and capturing the natural chemistry between his three leads, but I have to think that if someone like Edgar Wright had shot Pegg and Frost’s script that there might have been a little shift away from the more on-the-nose geek references (like, say, when a famous line from a famous movie is said to the person who said that line) and more into the character comedy. I have to believe that a better movie might have been focused on the road trip aspect than on the geek references.

On one hand, Paul is an easy movie to critique, to distance yourself from and try to feel superior to, but there’s an undeniable charm to this movie that is hard to shake. I can’t believe anybody can hate this film… it’s like a puppy that just wants to play and lick your face all day… but I can see people being turned off by the geekiness of it.

On a technical level there’s very little to criticize. It’s very well shot, the effects are strong and sound design what it should be. The effects on Paul himself capture a real personality and he fits into the universe even if he’s ultimately more cartoony than I expected. They seemed to shy away from a photo-real approach, but the little guy works as a character, so that didn’t bug me too much.

The real fun the filmmakers seemed to have with the effects was in recreating an old-school feel to some shots. There’s a landscape of a famous location that felt very much like a painted-on-glass matte shot that you’d find in early Amblin movies (it occurs to me that people who see the film could think I’m referencing one of two shots… both feel like mattes, but the one that jumped to mind when writing is an exterior).

Overall, Paul worked for me in fits and starts, I dug the on-the-run aspect to the movie with Jason Bateman playing a surprisingly good threat (same goes for Bill Hader who starts as a kind of Laurel & Hardy bumbling fool and gradually becomes kind of a creepy man fueled by obsession) and I can’t help but smile at even the most on target, obvious reference to childhood favorite films.

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  • March 18, 2011, 11:45 p.m. CST

    I hope I like this movie

    by pigshit

    cos my name is Paul

  • March 18, 2011, 11:47 p.m. CST

    I hope they didnt go to Roswell

    by brobdingnag

    Went to that over-hyped shit fest UFO festival and the only good thing was Adrienne Barbeau's tits.

  • March 19, 2011, 12:01 a.m. CST

    I saw this today along with The Lincoln Lawyer and Limitless

    by antonphd

    All 3 good flicks. Altogether a great day at the movies.

  • March 19, 2011, 12:37 a.m. CST

    Aronofsky quit Wolverine

    by Wookie_Weed!5783053 Aint It Fucking Slow News

  • March 19, 2011, 1:17 a.m. CST

    Frost and Pegg wrote it - blame them for the references.

    by JuanSanchez

  • March 19, 2011, 1:19 a.m. CST

    Wookie - they already did a write up...

    by JuanSanchez

    You can find it by clicking "more".

  • March 19, 2011, 1:38 a.m. CST


    by uberman

    Goes the bomb.

  • March 19, 2011, 1:57 a.m. CST

    face it - geek love can't pull a wide audience

    by justmyluck

    I'm sure the geek period will go down like disco's platform shoes and bell bottoms. I'm fine sinking with that ship, but others may require validation and respectability in their life.

  • March 19, 2011, 2:14 a.m. CST

    Braindrain, the troll...

    by justmyluck

    Boy, I should have said GEEK LOVE ALONE not to attract you. SUCCESSFUL entertainment based on illustrated books or sci-fi characters existed long before the geek culture of Star Wars or the Batman flicks, you arse. Buh-bye!

  • March 19, 2011, 3:23 a.m. CST

    I liked it well enough.

    by V'Shael

    The geek references were too numerous for my liking, but some of the non-geek lines really made me laugh. The one about Dylan being dead, for example.

  • March 19, 2011, 5:34 a.m. CST


    by mattforce7

    There is a point during the first 20 minutes of the movie where a limit of just being Sub-Par seems dominating. But as Seth Rogans role approaches to be as satisfying and just as real as the first two guys we meet in the movie, he forms as an even more accessible character. Thats when we begin to really care. In my truthful opinion, this movie had the charm and a more evident wit very much akin to Carpenters "StarMan". A great adventure/ love story. This movie embraced all of this, and brought it all to the table. Cheers up to this flick. Great great fun

  • March 19, 2011, 5:34 a.m. CST

    Pegg and Frost have also never had a big success in the states

    by JuanSanchez

    We obviously can't credit Pegg with Star Trek, for those talkbackers about to jump on this and say "what about Star Trek?!!". I'm very interested to see how this does. Has their rep grown enough through DVD and TV? How much does Rogen get you when he's just doing a voice role? We'll soon find out.

  • March 19, 2011, 5:44 a.m. CST

    ...Sure they've never made a big Success IN the states

    by mattforce7

    But they SURE AS HELL WERE RELEASED IN TH STATES AND REACHED CRITICAL ACLAIM WITHIN THE STATES...or am i fucking delusional?...nope... not that, one bit...but you know...facts and all...they can drain a'll soon find out

  • March 19, 2011, 5:59 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Viggeo... oh dear son. You're trolling me in every talkback now? Didn't your mama tell you if you haven't got anything nice to say then don't say anything at all? I'm glad i'm a role model to you or something, maybe the father figure you never had. But if you keep up this behavior then i'm going to have to put you on the naughty step.

  • March 19, 2011, 7:42 a.m. CST

    my niece (11) thought it was funny.

    by no-no

    Had to accompany her for her bday. Movies you have to see to be nice to your family... Had to see Burlesque on Xmas eve and Avatar last year!

  • March 19, 2011, 8:18 a.m. CST

    I thought it was funny but ..

    by the_frog

    the "christian" character was needless and overdone. People like that don't exist in large numbers outside the minds of anti-christian bigots with chips on their shoulders and axes to grind. I'm not normally one to get offended and this really didn't offend me per se .. but it was just such an obvious hammer Driving.Home.Point that it got old. Quick. Wiig isn't even that good in movies anyway.

  • March 19, 2011, 8:24 a.m. CST

    This is the review of an apologist.


    Or someone who doesn't want to offend "friends" of the site.

  • March 19, 2011, 8:28 a.m. CST

    What's worse? A talkbacker with a signature meme?


    Or a troll talkbacker who co-opts that signature meme to make fun of it? "We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be."

  • March 19, 2011, 8:33 a.m. CST

    another thing

    by the_frog

    I don't get why it was rated R. I've taken my kids to movies a lot less appropriate rated PG-13. The F- word ? So what ? Grandma says the F- word nowadays.

  • March 19, 2011, 8:41 a.m. CST

    I liked this movie alot

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    took the girlfriend and while she didn't get half the geek references she still loved it, and i had fun explaining the references she missed. the movie is funny and has alot of action with equal amounts of charm, This isn't as good as shaun of the dead, but i liked it better then hot fuzz Best reference for me was the "boring conversation anyway" line delivered by bateman

  • March 19, 2011, 9:04 a.m. CST

    Paul looks so hip, ironic, laid back!


    He's sure to appeal to broad swathes of the target demographic!

  • From Burger King, of course.

  • Expand all, to read this.

  • March 19, 2011, 9:11 a.m. CST

    "Anti-Christian bigots with an ax to grind"


  • March 19, 2011, 9:11 a.m. CST

    "Anti-Christian bigots with an ax to grind"


  • March 19, 2011, 9:57 a.m. CST

    Brain dead twerps who live on this site...

    by 6 DEMON BAG

    you know who you are...have you moved out of your Mom's basement yet?

  • March 19, 2011, 9:58 a.m. CST

    Paul just looks...

    by maxjohnson1971

    Underwhelming. Terrible marketing me thinks.

  • March 19, 2011, 10:01 a.m. CST

    How grown up of you..

    by 6 DEMON BAG

    you can swear and write wanker. Good for you..maybe you will be able to wipe your self soon.

  • March 19, 2011, 10:19 a.m. CST

    The all new shittastic Wonder Woman :

    by blackflowerX

  • March 19, 2011, 10:20 a.m. CST

    On topic....

    by blackflowerX

    Fuckin' love Simon Pegg....

  • March 19, 2011, 10:59 a.m. CST

    Movie was hilarious... More of the same geek hate here

    by Andrew Coleman

    Go over to the fucking American Idol TB and you'll see douche bags defending that show and Jennifer fucking Lopez. Here you have ass holes going out of there way to hate on a nerd movie. This site has been taken over by Twilight loving self loathing fucks. Paul was hilarious and if you're avoiding it you're only punishing yourself. It's sad though these TB's used to be filled with movie lovers and nerds. Now it's mainly trolls and douche bags who try to act "cool" by hating on everything. Look at how many people use BO or those fake ratings to prove their point. It's pathetic that most of the dudes here care more about being an ass so they can feel like a big man in their moms house. Why can't you know pull the stick out of your ass and likes movies that aren't generic shit?

  • March 19, 2011, 11:01 a.m. CST

    how clever to point out that I didn't strike the 'e' in axe

    by the_frog

    But, of course, you can spell it both ways, dipshit. I guess you thought you making fun of the poor ignorant christian who said that maybe, just maybe, the characterization was over the top and, in the least, not very funny. Of course, you'd have to contend with my BS and MS when I'm pretty sure all you've got it BS. And baloney to the stereotype. I'm sure they're out there but few and far between. Give me a fucking break. Some of you folks like to spout off how open minded you are and the exact opposite is true.

  • March 19, 2011, 11:02 a.m. CST

    and I liked Paul

    by the_frog


  • March 19, 2011, 11:04 a.m. CST

    another thing

    by the_frog

    The movie couldn't even get its stereotypes straight .. or it just wanted to slam two different groups and hope no one notices. I seriously doubt a backwoods fundamentalist sheltered hick would be spouting off about Intelligent Design -- or how it taught that the Earth was 4000 years old.

  • March 19, 2011, 11:50 a.m. CST

    Problem with the movie is not the geekiness

    by Gil Brooks

    Its the fact that it's NOT funny. The jokes are easy, and it never once takes advantage of its R rating, save for the cussing. In fact, the movie should have been PG-13, and marketed to the younger crowd. It pisses me off to say that, but it's true.

  • Even Scott Pilgrim, which I adore, is packed with in-jokes and things.

  • March 19, 2011, 12:26 p.m. CST

    I enjoyed it.

    by garybuseys_incisors

    I thought the movie was pretty good. It's not the funniest movie I've seen in awhile, but it was worth the $10 for admission. I agree that the anti-christian jokes were overdone. It was ok at first but they really belabored the point. It didn't really offend me it was just really really belabored.

  • March 19, 2011, 1:05 p.m. CST


    by Mazzer

    Quint - I'm surprised you didn't think that Paul was photo-real. I was actually surprised at how well he was done for a comedy. There's even reflections in his eyes of the scene around him ,etc. Perhaps it's just that he's a little stereotype alien, which will always look a bit cartoony how ever well the CGI is done.

  • March 19, 2011, 1:37 p.m. CST

    Christian Jokes

    by donkey_lasher

    This isn't the 12th century anymore.

  • March 19, 2011, 1:39 p.m. CST

    I can't stand Bill Hader. How does he get any work.

    by therootstheroots

    Paul was alod of shite as well. this review easily doesn't want to offend pegg and co, but i think they know themselves, that they haven't made a good film. edgar wright probably would of made this much better

  • Most kickass uncle ever! (Even if the movie in question is "Paul").

  • March 19, 2011, 2:41 p.m. CST

    It's not the references, but how they're USED

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    The difference between a Shaun Of The Dead/Hot Fuzz/Paul and a Family Guy/Disaster Movie/Vampires Suck is that the former three all take the time to develop likable characters and a compelling heightened reality, using the geek references merely as frosting on a well-prepared cake, whereas the latter three are like cakes made of nothing BUT frosting. There are a few of the latter type of references in Paul (mainly the line spoken to Sigourney Weaver at the end you just KNEW was coming), but I liked all of the characters and found their relationship to be warm and entertaining. On the other hand, you have shit like Family Guy reenacting an entire musical number from Little Shop Of Horrors and doing it SHOT-FOR-FUCKING-SHOT, not changing ANYTHING from the original. It's not terribly funny to me to see one show or movie's character(s) re-staging a scene, line or gag from another movie or show, and not adding anything to the experience. Paul isn't as good as Shaun/Fuzz, but I found it delivered enough laughs to be a fun time at the movies.

  • March 19, 2011, 3:26 p.m. CST

    First Look At Wonder Woman LOLOLOLOL

    by epicac ::facepalm::

  • March 19, 2011, 4:20 p.m. CST

    Good film

    by ChickenStu

    Saw this over a month ago when it was released in the UK. Cool stuff.

  • March 19, 2011, 5:45 p.m. CST


    by Raggles Wimpole

    I thought this movie was really funny. I am a huge fan of both Simon Pegg & Seth Rogen & I thought they both did a great job. Nick Frost was good, too. Paul kinda had the same effect on me as Return of the King in that in both movies, the CGI character is so well played that I eventually stopped thinking of him as a special effect & began looking at him like a living, breathing character. And even though there are a ton of references in the film, they're kind of implemented in the same way that all of the zombie references were handled in Shaun of the Dead. It didn't seem like they were throwing in a reference just to have it, they seemed very sincere.

  • March 19, 2011, 8:23 p.m. CST

    6 demon bag

    by Six Demon Bag

    What defuck is this?!?! First an asshat is stalking cobra-Kai and now this? What's the world coming too? If yer coming ride my glorious coattails, then please try to be more witty next time. After all, I do have a rep to protect. Otherwise You gotta leave with the rest of the bitches.

  • March 19, 2011, 9:28 p.m. CST

    chickens coming home to the fucking roost

    by Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes


  • March 19, 2011, 10:10 p.m. CST

    Lick it Kobe

    by Six Demon Bag

  • March 19, 2011, 10:14 p.m. CST

    so says bitch number one who named his own damn self with a response

    by Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes

    stupid ass bitch notice i never mentioned your punk ass name, but you damn sure responded like the bitch your are six douche bag

  • March 19, 2011, 10:15 p.m. CST

    now watch all the sock puppets 'come to the rescue'

    by Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes

  • March 19, 2011, 11:39 p.m. CST

    Not quite kobe

    by Six Demon Bag

    Wrong on both counts. I was responding to a stalker troll from earlier. Lo and behold you appeared. Stalkers do travel in pairs I suppose. And yes, you never mentioned me in your nonsensical post, but I saw you were here and I never miss an opportunity to tell a stalker troll to go fuck itself. So. Ahem. Go fuck yourself

  • March 19, 2011, 11:50 p.m. CST

    nice try bitch -but it aint working. you outed yourself

    by Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes

    you stupid ass bitch

  • March 20, 2011, 12:01 a.m. CST

    How did I out myself?!?

    by Six Demon Bag

    Is this where you are going to tell me about how frequent I post and stuff??! You fucking paranoid stalker. Yeah yer right. I am he as you are me and we are all together.

  • March 20, 2011, 12:12 a.m. CST

    How Is It...


    This Seth Rogan sounding alien escaped getting shot thru the HEART by Two-Face and his Marines in Los Angeles in the battle that went on there...

  • March 20, 2011, 12:12 a.m. CST

    sixes - i have never used the word 'outed' with you in any other context

    by Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes

    so if you have noticed me using that word with reference to those i know to be puppets, when in fact i never once saw your handle around when i used the term or ever used it towards your handle, then that means what? hmmm. outed yourself again bitch

  • March 20, 2011, 12:13 a.m. CST



    I bet you play a mean game of CLUE....

  • March 20, 2011, 12:15 a.m. CST


    by whoofman

    Love it and the audience I saw it with did too. It might be made for geeks but it's still very entertaining. It is vulgar, raunchy and not for the kiddies. Also it's very anti-religion but I'm agnostic so it didn't bother me lol. I also don't get all the Seth Rogen hate. I think he's fine in this. Oh well. I actually can't wait to see it again.

  • March 20, 2011, 12:20 a.m. CST


    by Six Demon Bag

    You and I have had run ins in the past and you've run in with my boys and got all pissy cause we wouldn't let you play in our club. Whatevs fukkwit. You calling people puppets right now had no corrolation to me telling you to fuck off right now. I do that cause I can, not because I'm outing myself.

  • March 20, 2011, 12:23 a.m. CST



    Why don't you come clean and admit that you ARE, in fact, Subtitles_Off... I mean, c'mon...NO two people could hate each other more than you two appear to hate each other...but, self loathing, would hypothetically explain it ALL... But, since the CHOPPAH doesn't hypothetically anything, I couldn't generate much enthusiasm for the solution to the conundrum...

  • March 20, 2011, 12:27 a.m. CST


    by Six Demon Bag

    Yeah kobes solving clue: it's was everyone in the talkback who killed me with the acerbic wit Chopped...I mean bagged

  • March 20, 2011, 12:29 a.m. CST

    six bitch/choppah - yeah i figured you would

    by Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes

    predictable i am sure one or two others will appear before too long. club? let me get this straight. you mean your self congratulating self fellating circle jerk? so a multiple personality disorder is now called a club? who knew?

  • deserved it's own post cause it's too true

  • March 20, 2011, 12:37 a.m. CST


    by Six Demon Bag

  • March 20, 2011, 12:37 a.m. CST


    by Six Demon Bag

  • March 20, 2011, 12:39 a.m. CST

    stopped reading

    by redkamel

    the second it said it was made by people in love with Amblin, Cameron, Lucas, Spielberg and is brimming with nostalgia for a bygone era of filmmaking. It’s also an incredibly crude, hard-R vulgar comedy" ....yeah, that sounds contradictory and stupid. A hard R version of the Goonies or ET? fuck that.

  • March 20, 2011, 12:40 a.m. CST

    Multiple Personality Disorders...


    Kobe, or should I call you Shaq, as your quote/handle implies? I certainly HOPE you have multiple personalities, because if the one you exhibit here on AICN is the ONLY one you have...I do so hope you are independently wealthy.... 'Cause if not...Damn, I hope mom's kitchen table is cool for your 'base of operations' from here on out...

  • March 20, 2011, 12:45 a.m. CST


    by Six Demon Bag

    Don't cry. You and I everyone else knows what we are talking about. We obviously know you don't get along well with others and you just didn't gave what we were looking for. Let go of your hatred. It will do you good. I'm too smart to ask you to let go of this delusional that every TBer that isn't you is only ONE person. That's just silly. Besides, you should know that we are all figments of your imagination and we live in a snowglobe. Fukkwit

  • March 20, 2011, 12:47 a.m. CST

    Super Proud of our Military today...


    Tomahawks R.U.L.E..... Quaddafi's been asking for it since 1980... You know it's bad (and an easy mission) when the FRENCH send in ground troops...

  • March 20, 2011, 12:49 a.m. CST

    wow, sixbitchchoppah. I am devasted by your witty retort. truly i am. just devastated.

    by Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes

    to think that you can take time out of your busy have-no-life-needy-attention-whore 24/7 posting schedule to think of my well being, well, gosh, this just puts a new spin on things. Mar 19, 2011 8:24:44 AM CDT This is the review of an apologist. by the_choppah Mar 20, 2011 12:40:48 AM CDT Multiple Personality Disorders... by the_choppah choppah, i am quite sure your psychosis prevents you from realizing just how pathetic you and your puppets really are, but believe me, everyone else knows.

  • March 20, 2011, 12:53 a.m. CST



    We all have MP...Multiple Personalities...Consult a physician if you can't find yours... Seriously though...invest in some meditation tapes, take some yoga classes and learn to be happy...Who really gives a shit how many user-name someone is using? NOTHING...and I mean NOTHING is better than happiness. Contentment is even better...

  • March 20, 2011, 12:57 a.m. CST


    by Six Demon Bag

    What defuck does that have to do with me?

  • March 20, 2011, 1:01 a.m. CST

    I WILL cop to being an attention WHORE...


    I mean, I don't think THAT has ever been in dispute... I love it when second and third string players try to ONE up a REAL Professional talkbacker... So pathetically tragic and avoidable... No one who tracks the on-line activity of perhaps a dozen individuals SIMPLY to fit his conspiracy theory that "they are ALL the same person" has MY undivided attention...but, then, I'm Weird... Most of the world would simply call the police if they came in contact with you...

  • March 20, 2011, 1:03 a.m. CST

    choppah, i dont care how many names you use, the fact is you are a worthless bitch in all of them

    by Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes

    your psychosis does not bother me in the least, i dont know you and dont want to know you. i am 100% certain i would not like you in the real world as much as I detest you here. your multiple past and present names would not be an issue if you were a decent person, but you are a piece of shit. whether or not that is because of your psychosis or just that you decided to be that way is irrelevant, you need help but you are to sick to realize that. to your sock sixes, i think there are indeed 'six' of you. could be more, but six i am sure of and have listed them in the past, and funny that i am not the only one who belives that either, so go fuck choppah, which means i just told you to go fuck yourself. defuck?

  • just like today. say something about sixes, boom 'you' show up. a few days ago, i said something about you, boom subby showed up then others from your sock drawer. you are too predictable. no tracking needed. time for me to go, but I am sure you will be posting all morning long, you have no life

  • March 20, 2011, 1:12 a.m. CST


    by Six Demon Bag

    Just because you have time to catalog post frequency of ALL TBers, that makes you pretty sad and pathetic. I pity you and your parents for having to carry the burden that is your life. The sun was out today. It was actually beautiful. You wouldn't know cause you were online tracking the whereabouts of all things CHOPPAH. And for the record, I only have one handle. If you think otherwise, prove it.

  • March 20, 2011, 1:13 a.m. CST



    When I was in Medical School...which, admittedly was a while ago...Multiple Personality Therapy was the Hands Down® money making Practice most likely to make you wealthy inside of 5 years...and it did... Mostly we focussed on anger based personalities, especially the ones where the owner chased phantasms in his own mind... Please seek help...soon...paranoia does NOT become you...

  • March 20, 2011, 1:20 a.m. CST


    by Six Demon Bag

    Your conspiracy theories fit the delusions. "they attack me for no reason"--martyr complex yet you say you talk about us and then we show up to defend ourselves (or our friends)--contradiction to your claims could it be that we are all against you cause we don't like you for the fact that you talked shit and you were a silly little troll?! It's not us. It's you and you. We can solve this. Identifying the problem was the hardest part. The rest is easy; we can do this. As always, Im here for you bitch

  • March 20, 2011, 1:21 a.m. CST

    I would diagnose you myself...


    BUT...I can't actually see you or what you look like and usually the negative personalities are very physically deformed and/or just plain ugly people...(so, it's probably a blessing Harry hasn't heard of SKYPE...) l These unsubs usually have a hard time adjusting to the fact that people do not want to be around them and will often PAY people to talk to on the internet where they cannot be seen and can use AVATARS, instead, just like in that Jim Cameron Movie of the same name...

  • March 20, 2011, 1:28 a.m. CST


    by Six Demon Bag

    Ahhh getting double teamed like this must take you back. Childhood regressions of you walking in on your dad getting filled out like an application by high school guidance counselor and your old tee ball Coach is just got out of jail after he took you to see SpaceCamp and made you watch him fuck your Teddy ruxpin doll.

  • March 20, 2011, 1:38 a.m. CST

    Yeah, Kobe...


    And, United States Courts won't recognize any sodomy that occurs at SpaceCamp... So, good luck with that lawsuit, dick-mitten...

  • March 20, 2011, 1:40 a.m. CST

    Kobe is the kind of guy...


    ...who will order the Girls Gone Wild, "Faces of Death" DVD...

  • March 20, 2011, 1:45 a.m. CST

    Ahhh choppah!!

    by Six Demon Bag

    That's weird cause I just watched piranha!! Get out of my head! I mean kobes head! I mean our head!

  • March 20, 2011, 2:13 a.m. CST

    Today, I had to tell one of my patients...


    "I have bad news, and even worse news..." He was all, "What's the BAD news?" I said, "You ONLY have 24 hours to live..." He asked, "What's the worse news?" Me... "I forgot to call you yesterday..."

  • March 20, 2011, 2:31 a.m. CST

    i want to fuck my cousin

    by BilboRing

    i just do

  • March 20, 2011, 2:37 a.m. CST



    Is he THAT hot? Seriously...? You would risk chromosome disorder in your (imaginary) offspring as well as social ostracism?

  • March 20, 2011, 5:13 a.m. CST

    @Lenny8: "Surprisingly, this fell flat. Disappointing."

    by mattforce7

    When i entered the theater, i was expecing to be drawn out of the character of PAUL because of Rogans voice behind the CG alien, but honestly, i found no problem with his accompaniment as a vocal and on screen character. His visuals worked the entire time (minus a wide shot of PAUL dancing, which was screaming plate over plate BLUSCREEN) so, in my own opinion, you fell flat in your willingness to be easy going instead you soind like closet critic with no bearing on what works and what doesnt.

  • March 20, 2011, 12:36 p.m. CST

    ^ and I waaaas ...

    by mattforce7

    Wasted...and I just got some tail as i wrote that...but who here cares...this guyyyy(thumbs to self)

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  • March 20, 2011, 7:33 p.m. CST

    thumbs down for me, unfortunately

    by shiekybaby

    I LOVE Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz both. I had big hopes for this one. But sadly it did nothing for me. Firstly, every twist was obvious, due to the lazy setup scenes. Secondly, the Christian stereotyping / bashing was crammed down our throats from minute 10 to the credits. I am NOT easily offended, but this was not smart comedy, this was lazy and almost angry writing. The center theme being anyone with faith in anything besides evolution must be a slack jawed booger eating moron. Dont get me wrong, poking fun or some good smart religion bashing is fine, but it was just simply too obvious and sloppy for me. And finally and perhaps most important, Paul himself was absolutely unlikeable. The only way I can describe him is an alien version of Stifler from American Pie. I couldnt have cared less about him and, since the entire story is about getting him back home safe, I struggled to connect with the movie. Were there geek references and easter eggs? Sure. But I can get those on plent of movies and TV shows that are written much better. As I said, i am a huge fan of Pegg and Frost based on the earlier movies, but this one was a waste of my time and money. You can do better guys!

  • March 20, 2011, 7:34 p.m. CST

    Liked it, but now I have a crush on Kristen Wiig...

    by Aaron Synn

    Due to a long series of events in my life, I ended up knowing where things were headed as soon as the town of Moorcroft was mentioned. (Don't look it up if you don't want spoilers)

  • March 21, 2011, 4:48 p.m. CST

    Rogen just doesn't match with Pegg and Frost

    by Willie Bates

    Is it just me, or did the presence and chemistry of Pegg and Frost just make everything Rogen-ish unfunny in the context? I mean don't get me wrong, I like some of Rogen's flicks and think he is a funny dude, I just don't think his comedy is in the same league as Pegg/Frost. Movie still had enough good moments to make me happy overall though.

  • June 28, 2011, 8:40 a.m. CST

    fuck you all

    by hey_kobe_tell_me_how_your_ass_tastes