Monday, August 3, 2015
Okay, it's been a while since I've written anything, and you're feeling a little hurt. Well....how much love did you put into this? Yeah, think about that. And, that's why you're gonna get some of my "B" stuff right now, when you thought I saving the next thing for some "A" game material. Let that be a lesson to you. Yet, here I am with some words for you to read, and a little shot of love thrown in.
So, I was watching Amy Schumer in the film known as "Trainwreck". Based on what I had heard, and a good rating from rottentomatoes, I was excited to see this movie and write a review about it. I stopped watching it about 3/4 of the way in. Of course, that wouldn't prevent me from reviewing it. Hell, I've reviewed movies I haven't even scene. I just thought the movie was dumb. There was a lot in there that supposed to be funny, but just wasn't. On the positive side, LeBron James, Colin Quinn, and Bill Hader were enjoyable to watch. Unfortunately Hader, and Quinn were severly underused. But hey, this was supposed to be Shumer's movie. This is where I have a problem.
I don't care so much that the film wasn't that good, or that Amy Schumer isn't really that funny in it, but that nearly every review was raving about this movie being so funny, and especially Schumer in it. Don't get me wrong. I'm not saying she was bad, but does she really deserve all this praise for her comedic talents? All I know of her is this movie, and like I previously said, she was... maybe okay? Which brings me to the Donovan McNabb comparison, and Rush Limbaugh.
Do you remember when Rush was a regular on ESPN's Sunday NFL Countdown? As I understood it, his job was to bring a little more excitement and controversy to the show. He succeeding in this to such a great degree, that ESPN felt the need to apologize for it. As a result, Limbaugh ended up resigning. Basically, Rush made a comment that a majority of people in the sports media were touting Donovan McNabb as this amazing quarterback because they were trying desperately to promote a quarterback who happened to be black. Rush felt that McNabb's performance had been mediocre, and McNabbs performance was exaggerated due to the medias liberal bias.
I believe a similar situation is happening with Trainwreck. The movie is okay, and has some funny moments, but there are soooooo many raving reviews about Schumer that is just undeserved. She maybe the funniest comic of all time, but you honestly wouldn't know it from this film.
Let me be clear. It's not about finding a woman who's funny. There are plenty of funny female comics. But there seems to be this desire to find a female who's funny in the typical Judd Apatow vein who can also be a lead. Honestly, I don't have any issue with Schumer in that sense either. Or, that I'm being told that her humor and this movie, is the kind of funny that a "dude" will like. Supposedly Schumer's sense of comedy isn't typically "chick" comedy.
No, my problem is with all the reviews over exaggerating the merits of Schumer in this movie for some strange feminist need to have a woman carrying a movie that a guy will think is as funny as a Dumb and Dumber, Something about Mary, Or Anchorman. There are funny women in great comedies, but in my opinion, this movie wasn't it. So, please stop blowing smoke up my smoke blower about how great this movie is, and how Amy Schumer is all this and that.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Okay, I wasn't planning on dusting off the 'ol blog with this story. I was hoping to give you exactly what you've been wanting. MOVIE REVIEWS. So real quickly...Yeah, lot of good movies out there. Now on to Ray Rice!
Saturday, August 30, 2014
It's happening. There will be a remake of the Greatest American Hero. And, it will be a tv show. The boys who brought you the enjoyable, yet overrated "Lego Movie", as well as the remake of "21 Jump Street", will be putting this little shindig together.
With what I've just told you, there's a lot that can be said. However, I'm going to refrain to make one very important point. Bruce Campbell MUST be agent Bill Maxwell! Please see http://iprefercapn.blogspot.com/2013/10/the-greatest-american-crossover.html for more information.
Sunday, July 20, 2014
James Garner has passed away, and was a hell of a solid actor. I've seen just about everything he's done, and never once did I think he was "acting". He came across so casually, that I believe he was often overlooked when it may have been his subtle performance that made the scene work.
He came from the same place I did, and he made it big. I felt an imaginary connection. But, good actors will make you feel that. As a kid, I would wonder if we may have been related, because I thought he and my dad looked a lot alike. Until I met the guy at the hot dog stand.
One night while watching one of my older brothers playing football at Norman high school, my mom had me go down to the little concession stand to get us some hot chocolate.
I was dumbfounded when I saw Jim Rockford working the stand. I began laughing, and asked why a private eye would be selling hot chocolate. The man just smiled at me and shook his head. I was just a kid, and asked, "aren't you him? Rockford?". The man just smiled, and said he wasn't. The guy even sounded like Rockford!
I went back up to the stands where my parents were to give them their warm, tasty beverages, and told them that the guy from Rockford files was working the hot dog stand. They casually stated that I saw James Garner's brother. The family's real name was Baumgarner, or something like that and lived in the area. Now, this was far more stunning to me. The Hollywood actor came from the same little place as me, and his look-alike brother not only still lived there, but worked the freaking concession stand during high school football games! Even more incredible is that no one but me seemed to think this was interesting!
This may still be the case. Oh well, God bless you, James Garner. And, Thank you.