Friday, September 02, 2011

My Week In Movies - Week of 8/22/11

Take Me Home Tonight (2011) This has got to be one of the dullest comedies I've seen in a long time. A group of high school classmates all reunite at a crazy party a few years after graduation to find out that some of them have changed a great deal and others haven't changed at all. The film stars Topher Grace, who is a little hard to buy as a slacker high school kid after playing Venom in Spider-Man 3. Anna Ferris is here also, who is such a great comedic actress yet she chooses small roles in films that don't showcase her talent!? My biggest gripe with the film, besides not being funny, is that it doesn't know where in the 1980's it takes place. The first scene of the film is set in a music shop, with a giant poster of Madonna's Like A Virgin album in the back ground which would put the film near 1984. But then the record store also has a whole wall of Guns n Roses Appetite For Destruction CD's in the background which would place the movie in the last years of the 80's. The Suncoast Video store in the movie also features posters and displays for movies from all different points on the 80's. There's an ALF reference too, which is nice but just further complicates the actual year of this movie. Accurate references aside, this simply is not an interesting or funny movie.

Police Academy 3: Back in Training (1986) If you know me well, you know that I adore the Police Academy series. And if you know me really well, you know that #3 is my favorite! It was the very first movie in my movie collection. The third film in the series reboots the premise to introduce new viewers to the characters. The first film was a hard R rating, and the second was a PG-13. Both had mature subject mater but for the most part were very immature movies. In part 3, the film goes PG playing to kids and in doing so raises the stupid level to utterly delightful heights. The story is very
similar to the first film and most of the jokes are recycled, but I've always loved Police Academy 3 the best!

August Movie Count: 13
Best New Movie: Phineas & Ferb The Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension
Best Rewatch: Cheetah
Worst Movie: Sucker Punch
2011 Movie Count: 131

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