Posts Tagged ‘movies’

Pirate Radio aka “The Boat That Rocked”

2009

Pirate Radio

Starring: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bill Nighy and Nick Frost

A comedy about an illegal radio station in the North Sea in the 1960s.

It’s pretty much just a band of DJs playing a bunch of music that the British government doesn’t like. The government minister does everything in his power to shut them down.

Can the ‘pirates’ be stopped?

Meanwhile, girls are brought aboard for romancing and whatnot. You learn a little about the DJs and their life philosophy, etc.

While the movie pretty much sucked donkey hooves, at least there was great music to listen to. And there was one funny scene where I actually laughed, out loud even.

Pirate Radio is 116 min of boring, well… minus the 3 min scene of laughter.

I wouldn’t really recommend this movie to anyone unless of course you enjoy boring British music history, then have at it.

I’m giving it a rating of two steaming piles of poo.

The Lincoln Lawyer

2011

Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Marisa Tomei, and Ryan Phillippe

Welcome to the show Mr. McConaughey! Excellent movie. One the best non-chick flicks I’ve seen him in to date. Matthew has stepped up, put away his pretty boy persona and let it be known that he can play with the big boys.

Matthew plays sleaze-bag defense lawyer Mick Haller who has now taken on a wealthy client, Louis Roulet (Ryan Phillippe), accused of rape.

As Mick gathers all the evidence he realizes that his case with Roulet may be connected to one of his old cases. All hell starts breaking loose from there.

This is where the movie really starts to rock. Definitely a must see.

McConaughey and William H Macy, who plays Frank Levin the PI, have got great chemistry. I really don’t have much of an opinion on Phillippe, but he and McConaughey were really workin’ it on screen. I’m hoping they’ll do another film together.

And how cool would it be to have your office in the back of a big ‘ol Lincoln?! Awesome!!

Absolutely giving this some thumbs up.

Paul

2011Paul

Starring: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Seth Rogen

I found Paul to be extremely funny. I’m thinkin’ we all need our own little Paul.

I’m not much of a Seth Rogen fan because it seems that he can’t do any movie without having the F-word being most of his lines. Sometimes I swear he rewrites his scripts just to add that word in there. Bad form.

Paul, a recent escapee from a military compound, wrecks his stolen car and is picked up by two Comic-con geeks Graeme Willy (Simon Pegg) and Clive Gollings (Nick Frost) outside Area 51. Together, Paul takes them on a wild road trip where they accidently have to kidnap a young woman, Ruth Buggs (Kristen Wiig), because she saw Paul. All the while they are being chased by Feds and the crazy father of the girl and trying to get Paul back to his mother ship.

There are crazy mishaps, adventures and run-ins that make this movie fun to watch. And there’s even a twist to the story! I so did not expect that!!

So, if you like alien stuff and you just don’t give a hoot how many alien movies are out there and you’re looking for fun, then I suggest Paul.

Two thumbs up for me!