Saturday, June 30, 2012

The Yes Indeed Papers Salute....

Jason Lee

Jason Lee is my June pick for the underappreciated actor. I am a huge fan of Jason Lee. Thank you, thank you, thank Kevin Smith for giving Jason Lee his big break in Mallrats. I love Jason Lee movies. The only problem is, he is known but he is not well known enough. Hence, why he is my pick for the underappreciated actor. People should know who Jason Lee is! He is such a good actor. His comedy acting is hilarious. I was pretty upset when My Name is Earl got cancelled. He can also do some roles that require a little more seriousness. He was perfect in Almost Famous. He has some good roles under his belt. Here are some of his more memorable movies:

  • Mallrats
  • Drawing Flies
  • Chasing Amy
  • Kissing a Fool
  • Enemy of the State
  • Dogma
  • Almost Famous
  • Heartbreakers
  • Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
  • Vanilla Sky
  • Stealing Harvard
  • A Guy Thing
  • The Incredibles (voice)
  • The Ballad of Jack and Rose
  • Clerks 2
  • Monster House (voice)
  • Underdog (voice)
  • Alvin and the Chipmunks
  • Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel
  • Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked
  • Memphis Beat
  • Cop Out
  • My Name is Earl

As you can see, he's been in some great movies. Jason Lee is the man and deserves way more recogntion. Hopefully this helps. So from all of us here at the yes indeed papers (and by all of us, I mean just me), Jason Lee.....we salute you. Yes indeed!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Snow White and the Huntsman

So my wife and I saw this one last weekend. I went in with no expectation because I really didn't know what to expect. All these old fairy tales are getting new updates. Some get it right, and some get it wrong. Snow White and the Huntsman got it right!

This movie rocked! It's the same story that your used to but it's more directed toward the Grimm fairytale instead of the Disney version. This movie is dark, and action packed. The first question I've gotten after I've told people I saw it is, how does Kristen Stewart do? And I've got to tell you, she was actually pretty good. I know most people are not fans of her because of the Twilight movies, but she was good in this movie. Chris Hemsworth was a perfect choice as the Huntsman. He's gonna have a huge career. But the show stealing performance was Charlize Theron. She killed it! She was intense and had some great moments of shear craziness when she screams and rants like a crazy dictator. Its awesome. Also, the special effects in this movie for phenomenal. There was some fights scenes that were bad ass too. My only complaint, is that there was something missing from this movie. I still can't quite put my finger on it. It feels like there's something missing from the storyline. I think they could have done more with the Queen being Evil. Apparently, everyone hated her, but the only she shows is her need to be beautiful, which is the reason she needs to get rid of Snow White. But if she did some more ruthless stuff, like kill some innocent people, it would have made the war at the end, a little more justified. But I'm probably just talking out of my ass, because this movie was pretty awesome.

Snow White and the Huntsman is a great summer movie and puts a dark spin on the old fairytale. Some people might disagree but the cast is perfect. The special were amazing and the story was well written. So when you put it all together, you get a grade A movie. Zero to little disappointment if you watch this movie. Yes indeed.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

So I watched this one last night. I am a big fan of the first one so I was excited to see the sequel. And after watching it, I can easily say that I was not disappointed.

So I say I wasn't disappointed but that doesn't mean that this was the best movie ever. It simply means that I'm happy that I watched it. The movie was fun, action packed, suspenseful and comedic. Robert Downey Jr. is perfect for the role of Sherlock Holmes. His chemistry with his partner Watson, played by Jude Law is hilarious. And newcomer Noomi Rapace adds a certain female charm that is perfect for her character of a gypsy. The plot is a little difficult to describe in writing but it basically comes down to a villain named Professor Moriarty that wants an aspect of world domination. You first get introduced to Moriarty in the first movie. You jut never see his face, but it was to give you a small taste of the plot for this movie. Guy Ritchie is also back as the director and you can't really go wrong with Guy Ritchie. My only complaint about this movie, is that it was not as good as the first one. Most sequels do not measure up to the original, this one came close, but just wasn't as good. And I'm still not sure if I like the ending. I'll have to watch it again to make up my mind, which I have no problem doing.

Overall, Sherlock Holmes 2 is a good movie and I definitely enjoyed myself while watching it. I just didn't get up afterwards and say, "that was the best movie ever!" But that doesn't mean I didn't like, because I did. Yes indeed.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Dave Song of the Month

You & Me

Want to pack your bags
Something small
Take what you need
and we'll disappear
Without a trace
We'll be gone gone
Moon and the stars
Will follow the car
Then when we get
to the ocean
Gonna take a boat
To the end of the world
Oh and when the kids
Are old enough we're
Gonna teach them to

You and me together
We can do anything baby
You and me together
Yes Yes
The two of us together
We can do anything baby
You and me together
Yes Yes

You and I we're not tied
To the ground
Not falling but rising
Like rolling around
Eyes closed above the
Rooftops Eyes closed
We're gonna
Spin through
The stars
Our arms wide as the
Sky we're gonna ride
The Blue all the way
To the end of the world
All the way to the
End of the world
Oh and when the kids
Are old enough we're
Gonna teach them to fly

You and me together
We can do anything
Baby You and me
Together Yes Yes
The two of us together
We can do anything baby
You and me together
Yes Yes

We can always look back
At what we did
Always the memory of
You and me baby
But right now it's you
And me forever girl
You know we can do
Better than anything that
We did You know that you
And me we can do anything

You and me together
We can do anything baby
You and me together
Yes Yes
The two of us