Friday, November 30, 2012

The Yes Indeed Papers Salute...

 John Candy
(1950 - 1994)

John Candy is my November pick for the unappreciated actor. I was flipping the channels the other day and came across a movie that featured him in a small role. Then I started thinking about all of his roles. Whether he had a lead role or just a supporting role, John Candy killed it every time. The guy is comedy personified. He is awesome. He pulls off this like, charming yet, dorky hilarious comedy. It's almost like he doesn't even try. He died way too young. So I figured he was an appropriate pick for the unappreciated actor. Here are some of his more memorable roles:

  • 1941
  • The Blues Brothers
  • Stripes
  • National Lampoon's Vacation
  • Splash
  • Brewster's Millions
  • Summer Rental
  • Volunteers
  • Armed and Dangerous
  • Little Shop of Horrors
  • Spaceballs
  • Planes, Trains & Automobiles
  • The Great Outdoors
  • Who's Harry Crumb?
  • Uncle Buck
  • Home Alone
  • Nothing But Trouble
  • JFK
  • Rookie of the Year
  • Cool Runnings
  • Wagons East
  • Canadian Bacon

John Candy is the man. He died way too young and hopefully this will help people remember that he was awesome. So John Candy, from all of here at The Yes Indeed Papers (and by all of us I mean just me), thank you for the movies, and we salute you........yes indeed.

Friday, November 23, 2012

That's My Boy

So there was no buzz around this movie due to the last Adam Sandler movie Jack & Jill. That movie was horrible and pretty much scared everyone away from this one. But I'm here to tell you that this movie, was actually pretty funny.

It's the story of Adam Sandler who hooks up with his Jr. High teacher and they have a kid together. The teacher gets arrested and the Adam Sandler gets famous. Now all grown up, Sandler's kid (Andy Samberg) is getting married and Sandler decides to crash the wedding weekend for various reasons and madness ensues. The reason this movie is funny is because it's Rated R. And that's the only way it could have been done right. The comedy is very crude which makes for a good time. You get to see Sandler's horrible yet funny parenting skills which are funny. Examples include letting his son eat candy and cake which turned him into a diabetic. He has a New Kids On The Block tattoo on his back and is embarrassed because his body grew and now the tattoo is all warped. Oh, and the fact that he named his kid Han Solo......awesome! There are some hilarious cameos and some outrageous parts of the story. This isn't the funniest movie that I've ever seen but it definitely made me laugh.

This movie is good if you give it a chance. The duo of Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg makes for some good comedy. If you're looking for a movie to occupy your time on a Friday night, That's My Boy is not a bad choice.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Safety Not Guaranteed

I am in love with this movie. I came across this movie on and wanted to see it ever since I the saw the preview.

Safety Not Guaranteed is about a 20 something year old intern who works for a Seattle magazine. She gets the chance to go on an assignment with a writer and another intern about an ad in a newspaper where someone is looking for somebody to go back in time with. So they decide to go check this out for a story and when they get there, they find some stuff that weren't looking for. The main magazine writer Jeff, played by Jake Johnson, tries to answer the ad but fails pretty hard so Darius has to take charge. Aubrey Plaza (Parks & Recreation) plays Darius and is amazing. She takes the lead on answering the ad and comes to find that the writer of the ad, Kenneth, is serious about going back in time. She starts training with him and every moment spent is another moment where she starts to believe a little more. They come to find that there are people actually following Kenneth and that he might be for real. Kenneth is played by Mark Duplass (The League) and he plays the character of Kenneth perfectly. A character who wins you over the first second that he is on screen. It's hard to explain any more of the movie without giving things away. But what happens, is magic. The acting, the writing, ending......all magic. It's the kind of movie that after you watch it, you wanna watch it the next day.

There is something about this movie that I can't put my finger on. I have different theories on this movie every time I watch it. It came out 2 weeks ago and I have watched it 5 times so far. I absolutely love this movie. It's one of those movies that you wished you wrote yourself. The only problem with this movie is that no one knows about it. It went right under the radar and I consider it a tragedy that people won't know about this movie. Watch this movie. It will leave you wanting more. Yes indeed.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Dave Song of the Month


Spoon in spoon
Stirring my coffee
I thought of you
And turned to the gate
On my way came up with the answers
I scratched my head
And the answers were gone
From hand to hand
Wrist to the elbow
Red blood sand
Could Dad be God
Crosses cross hung out like a wet rag
Forgive you? Why?
You hung me out to dry

Maybe I'm crazy
But laughing out loud
Makes the pain pass by
And maybe you're a little crazy
But laughing out loud makes
       it all subside
Holding. I'm holding
I'm still falling

Spoon in spoon
Stirring my coffee
I thought of this
And turned to the gate
But on my way
Lightning and thunder
I hid my head
And the storm slipped away
Well maybe I'm crazy
And laughing out loud
Makes it all pass by
And maybe you're a little crazy
And laughing out loud
Makes it all alright

From time to time
Minutes and hours
Some move ahead
Some lag behind
It's like the balloon that
Rise and then vanish
This drop of hope
That falls from his eyes

Spoon in spoon
Stirring my coffee
I think of this
And turn to go away
But as I walk
They're voices behind me saying
Sinners sin
Come now and play

Sunday, November 4, 2012

The Yes Indeed Papers Salute

Guy Pearce

So I'm a little late with this one. I always do my salute to the unappreciated actor at the end of the month, not in the beginning. But I doubt anybody actually reads this thing so who cares. Anyways, I've been watching some movies lately and Guy Pearce keeps showing up. So it got me thinking about Guy Pearce and how much of a good actor he is. And if you've seen Memento, then you agree with me. He was amazing in that movie! He definitely does not get enough credit. He's pretty versatile. Here are some of his more memorable movies.

  • L.A. Confidential
  • Rules of Engagement
  • Memento
  • The Time Machine  
  • Factory Girl
  • Traitor
  • The Hurt Locker
  • Bedtime Stories
  • The Road
  • The King's Speech
  • Don't Be Afraid of the Dark
  • Seeking Justice
  • Lawless
  • Prometheus
  • Iron Man 3 (2013)

Guy Pearce is the man. He always delivers and I think people need to recognize it more. He is so unappreciated. I guarantee he is going to be bad ass in Iron Man 3. Well, he's my October pick for my salute to the unappreciated actor. So Guy Pearce, from all of us here at the Yes Indeed Papers (and by all of us I mean just me), Guy Pearce......we salute you. Yes Indeed.