I was expecting funny. It had some and that some were really hilarious. However, most of the movie was a revelation of Adam Sandler’s dramatic prowess. I’ve seen hints of his acting depth from his previous works Punch-Drunk Love, Spanglish and Reign Over Me, but this one made me forget of his moronic characters Billy Madison and Happy Gilmore.
Judd Apatow totally abandoned the theme he’s known for and became a film maker. He put together this wonderful team of comedic talents and made them act as themselves: comics. Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill and Jason Schwartzman were naturals. Apatow’s wife, Leslie Mann was great as usual. Was a little disappointed with their kid’s screen time though. I was kinda expecting lengthy appearances after their brilliant performances in their dad’s last outing Knocked Up. Last but definitely not the least, Eric Bana. I never thought this guy could ever be funny. And he was here. The Mandarin and rugby bits were priceless.
I wouldn’t mind seeing Sandler in this type of movie in the future, again. Cheers to the gang! Well done.
12:40am, 31 January 2010.
I am one Inglourious Basterd. I bought a bootleg copy of the film Inglourious Basterds and saw it at home on my Xbox 360 which is doubling its purpose, since the DVD player was out of commission.
The film was classic Quentin Tarantino. Episodes, character history & introductions, not-over-the-top-gore-just-right, gritty and most of all FUNNY! Plus the scenes where Lt. Aldo Raine, portrayed by Brad Pitt, marks the foreheads of Nazis with their emblem, it was reminiscent of the trunk shots which are staples in any Tarantino film. The cast were superb. The Screen Actor’s Guild was right on to choose them as the Best Ensemble in a Movie of the year. Christoph Waltz’s Col. Hans Landa was a standout and after having won the Best Supporting Actor for both the Golden Globes and SAG, he is a definite shoo-in for the Academy Award come March. To cap it off, the King of Cool, Mr. Samuel L. Jackson did some narrating in the film.
Verdict: OWN IT!
7:37pm, 24 January 2010.
A funny yet true ad from Mercedes Benz.
9:27am, 23 January 2010.