Loved this movie! Absolutely loved it! This movie did not get a lot of buzz. It is extremely underrated. Way Way Back was written by the same guys who wrote The Descendants. This is one of the most heart-felt, enjoyable, well written movies that I've seen all year.
The movie is centered around a 14 year old named Duncan. He is on a summer trip with his mom, his mom's boyfriend and his daughter. They are staying at the boyfriends summer house. The boyfriend is played by Steve Carell. His character is a complete jerk and Carell plays it so well. It was weird seeing Steve Carell in that type of role. But he did a really good job. It's a good transition for taking on more serious roles like his upcoming role in Foxcatcher. Duncan keeps finding himself in this awkward situations. Having to tag along with Carell's daughter to the beach. Getting stuck at dinner with his mom, the boyfriend and 2 other friends. He can't seem to win in any situation. That all changes however when he meets Owen. An outgoing guy that is the manager of a water park and he takes Duncan under his wing. Gives him a job, helps him make some friends and gives Duncan the confidence he needs to get through his life. Owen is played by Sam Rockwell and his character in this movie is just awesome. He has some amazing zingers and 1 liners and Rockwell gives one of the best performances of his career. After the movie was over, I said to myself that I want to be this character.
The reason the movie is called The Way Way Back is because of the top picture. It was written from one of the writer's own childhood experience and having to sit in of those old station wagon seats that face the other way. It's the seat that's in the way, way back.
This movie is really, really good. It leave you feeling good. Definitely deserves a watch. It is written extremely well. There are a lot of subtle things that get mentioned. And there are some real characters. Meaning, you can recognize or identify with these characters in your own life. I'm in love with this movie. You get a real satisfaction after you've watched it. Definitely give this one a watch. You will not regret it. The Way Way Back is way way good! Yes yes indeed!
Come out come out No use in hiding Come now come now Can you not see? There's no place here What were you expecting Not room for both Just room for me So you will lay your arms down Yes I will call this home
Away away You have been banished Your land is gone And given me And here I will spread my wings Yes I will call this home What's this you say You feel a right to remain Then stay and I will bury you What's that you say Your father's spirit still lives in this place I will silence you
Here's the hitch Your horse is leaving Don't miss your boat It's leaving now And as you go I will spread my wings Yes I will call this home I have no time to justify to you Fool you're blind, move aside for me All I can say to you my new neighbor Is you must move on or I will bury you
Now as I rest my feet by this fire Those hands once warmed here I have retired them I can breathe my own air I can sleep more soundly Upon these poor souls I'll build heaven and call it home 'Cause you're all dead now
I live with my justice I live with my greedy need I live with no mercy I live with my frenzied feeding I live with my hatred I live with my jealousy I live with the notion That I don't need anyone but me
Don't drink the water Don't drink the water There's blood in the water Don't drink the water
Keaton is long overdue for a salute from me. I mean, the guy was the first legitimate Batman for crying out loud. He is such a versatile actor and doesn't get enough credit. I hope this generation knows who he is. In my opinion, he should have won an Oscar for best actor or best supporting for his role in Beetlejuice. He was awesome! Probably his best role. But like I said, he's such a versatile actor that he's good in so many roles. Here are some of his more memorable roles. (In chronological order)
Mr. Mom (1983)
Johnny Dangerously (1984)
The Dream Team (1989)
Batman Returns (1992)
My Life (1993)
The Paper (1994)
Jackie Brown (1998)
Out of Sight (1998)
White Noise (2005)
Cars - voice (2006)
Toy Story 3 - voice (2010)
The other Guys 2010
Keaton definitely deserves more credit. The guy's awesome in my opinion. He was one of the better Batman's. Probably the best behind Christian Bale. And I think I speak for a lot of nerds, Keaton and Tim Burton fans out there and say please, please, please do a sequel to Beetlejuice with the original cast. Oh man, that would be amazing. Anyways, I digress. I feel that some people out there will agree with me in my entry for Keaton for an unappreciated actor. Some people might not, but those people are incorrect, Michael Keaton is the man and people need to take notice.
So from all of here at The Yes Indeed Papers (and by all of us I mean just me), Michael Keaton.....we salute you. Yes indeed.
I watched this one the other week and I was really excited to watch it. I am a big fan of Joseph Gordon-Levitt's work. And he wrote and directed this one so I had high expectations. I mean , he was awesome in Inception, 500 Days of Summer, 50/50 and the Dark Knight Rises. I wanted to love this movie. I really wanted to love it. And after watching it, I just wound up liking it.
So, this movie wasn't bad by any means. It was creative, an original story and actually had good acting. I just didn't get that "wow" moment that I was hoping for. Gordon-Levitt stars as Jon who everyone calls the "The Don" because of his good looks and his ability to bring home girls. His character his very vein, very conceded and very much addicted to porn. Which is the underlying theme of the movie, He actually enjoys porn more than actual sex with another person. He then meets Scarlett Johansen and is so taken back that he starts his pursuit. Be it know, there is lot of porn in this movie. Almost to the point that I got a little uncomfortable watching it in the theater with other people. But, it's done tastefully. And does play an intricate part in the movie. The porn is almost like a character in the movie.
Without giving anything away, I'll just say that throughout the movie, he has "discoveries" and......well, you'll have to watch it. Gordon-Levitt and Scarlett Johansen both play really good New York/New Jersey-ians. The only casting choice I questioned is Julianne Moore. I get why he did it but I was maybe looking for something else.
Overall, this movie was good. But it wasn't great. This is one of those movies that you need to watch a second time because when you watched it the first time, you had something different in your head of how it was going to go. So the second time you watch it, your prepared and ready for it. So it will probably be better. But don't get me wrong, it was good and entertaining. But I just didn't love it. Sorry, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, your still the man. Yes indeed.
So, this is going to be a quick one. (That's what she said) I saw this one last week. And......it was really uneventful. It wasn't terrible, but it wasn't great. It was, mediocre.
I wasn't expecting much from this movie, but I was definitely expecting more. Justin Timberlake is actually a really good actor. He was awesome in The Social Network and Friends With Benefits. But this one, wasn't his strong suit. He wasn't really believable. And Affleck was OK in this movie. I really was only intrigued when he was on the screen to be honest with you.
Timberlake plays a college student who gambles his college tuition away on an online poker site. However, he can prove that he was cheated. He goes to confront the site's owner (Affleck) and what happens? He gets offered a job. So the premise sounds like it would be good. But for whatever reason, the movie lacked any excitement. The chemistry between Timberlake and Affleck was non-existent. The story was written OK and the movie had an OK ending. But again, the movie was so uneventful. Overall, I give it a C-.
This is the type of movie that you can skip watching in the theater and I wouldn't even recommend owing it because you would watch it once and that's it. So, my apologies to Justin and Ben. You guys are bad ass, but this movie was disappointing.
This movie was extremely funny. I didn't really know what to expect, but I knew it had to be good. Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, Jonah Hill, James Franco, Craig Robinson and Danny McBride are all stuck together in Franco's house during the apocalypse? Uh....yes please!
So the plot is just that. Those 6 guys are all stuck in James Franco's house while the end of the world is going on. They're all there for a party when the apocalypse happens. The funny thing about this movie is that everybody in it, play themselves. So the comedy that comes out is funny because they are basically making fun of themselves. It's pretty awesome. The best thing about the movie might possibly be the cameos. Jason Segal, Paul Rudd, Michael Cera, Mindy Kaling, Rihanna, Aziz Anzari, and Emma Watson are just some of the names that make an appearance in this movie. Emma Watson and Michael Cera having the best parts.
There are a lot of corny parts to this movie towards the end, but it's still funny. The only thing that might lose some people are the inside jokes that happen between all these guys. If you're not familiar with any of their movies, even some of their early stuff, then you might not find it funny. However, like I said, it's still funny and worth the watch.
I saw this movie recently in theaters with my beautiful wife, and we couldn't stop laughing. This movie was hilarious. I honestly did not think the movie was going to be as funny as it was. We had expectations of a B+ or an A- and we got an A+.
The movie stars Jason Sudeikis, who plays a drug dealer who gets put in a bad situation and has no other alternative but to follow the orders of his boss and become a drug mule. He is tasked with going to Mexico and crossing the border with an extreme amount of Mary Jane. He comes up with the idea to hire a fake family to help conceal the fact the his is hiding drugs. He hires a dorky kid that lives in his building who's mother isn't there. A girl who goes from couch to couch and could care less about life. And Jennifer Aniston, who plays a stripper. (I'll say that again) Jennifer Aniston plays a stripper.
The whole scenario is just great. Everything works together to make a super funny movie. Sudeikas is great as the comic tone of the movie. He is the perfect mix of comedy and being an a**hole. Emma Roberts is great at being the girl that doesn't care about anything and Jennifer Aniston again, sheds the good girl image and does a Rated R comedy. But the real break through performance is from Will Poulter. (The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader) He play's Kenny who ultimately becomes Jason Sudeikas' son. He was awesome and stole the show! Almost every scene involved me crying from laughter. He will have a big career.
We're The Millers is the perfect Rated R comedy. It has the right amount of raunchy-ness, shock, and humor. It's written really well and sits right up there with Horrible Bosses, Wedding Crashers and The Hangover. This is damn funny movie. Watch this movie and I dare you not to laugh. Yes indeed.
So I haven't written anything in a while. I apologize to anyone who actually follows this thing. My bad.....I've been enjoying the summer. But I have been watching some movies here and there. Some of which have been in the theaters, some of which are recent DVD release. Some I have been meaning to write about and just haven't gotten around to it yet. So, I've done one of these entries before after a several month hiatus, so I figure it was appropriate to do one again. So here are 8 movies with 8 reviews. Enjoy.
1: Man of Steel - This was probably the blockbuster of the summer. As it should have been. A Superman re-imagining has been needed for some time. The great thing about this movie was the little things that they tweaked to make a more "down to earth" Superman movie. They make story altercations such as the outfit. They got rid of the underwear on the outside of the costume. The changed the color a little bit and the gave a meaning as to why there is there is an "S" on the front. It's not an "S", it a family crest. I also liked what they did with the actual character of Clark Kent. He doesn't know why he has the powers that he does. He does not know why he is different from everyone else. He doesn't even know that he can fly until 45 minutes in. The only thing I didn't like was the destruction at the end of the movie. There was way too much. It was almost like an "end of the world" / disaster movie and I didn't like it. But I liked everything else. So I liked 95% of it. Overall, a great movie.
2: Grown Ups 2 - I wanted to see it. I went to see it. I liked it. It probably won't win any awards for writing....or acting. But it's entertaining. And sometimes, that all you want in a movie. My wife called it a "typical Adam Sandler movie". it was good for some laughs, it was kind of cheesy in some parts and the story was kind of lacking. But after it was over, you said to yourself, "I liked it".
3: G.I. Joe: Retaliation - So I wasn't expecting much. But I was expecting more. The producers made the change from Channing Tatum to Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. So I wanted some fight scenes, some over the top action, and some nice special effects. I only got a little of each. So overall.....I wasn't as good as I was hoping. I was left wanting more.
4: 21 & Over - So, this one went right under every one's radar. This movie is hilarious. I loved it! It's a perfect college, late night, rated R, raunchy, drinking movie. Miles Teller and Skylar Astin are perfect. They're comedy chemistry is perfect. This movie has comedy, nudity, bad language, bad decisions, and beer pong. It's awesome.
5: The Incredible Burt Wonderstone - To be honest, I was expecting more. When a movie has Steve Carell, Jim Carrey, and magic? It should be hilarious. And it was funny, but it wasn't gut busting. It had some funny parts, and it was written OK, but it wasn't as funny s I thought it would be. But it's still worth the watch.
6: This Is 40 - Loved it! Loved it! Loved it! This movie had me on the floor laughing so hard. I thought it was written so well. This movie had no point. There really was no beginning and it didn't really have an ending. It was about 2 hours in a glimpse of a family. The funny thing I've noticed about this movie, is that if your married, you think it's hilarious. If your not married or single, it's depressing. It's interesting the way that works. I think it's awesome. So I'm going to recommend it if your married or not.
7: For A Good Time Call - This is another one that went right under the radar. 2 girls who don't like each other from college have no other alternative but to live together. One finds out the other is a sex phone operator and they both need money so they decide to start their own sex phone line. Now, don't get me wrong, this is definitely a "chick flick". But damn is this movie funny. It's a definitely worth the watch.
8: Silver Linings Playbook - This is a good movie. It's written in a way that puts "crazy", in a normal way. At the start of the movie, Bradley Cooper is getting out of a mental institution, and attempts to re-start a normal life. He meets Jennifer Lawrence and realizes that he is not alone in living a "crazy life". She by the way, is awesome in this movie. As it was recognized because she won the Oscar for Best Actress. There is a lot dark humor in this movie but again, it's written more as what many people consider normal. Its a solid movie that touched on several different emotions. Good stuff.
So there we go. 8 movies, 8 reviews. I'm going to keep on top of this thing a little more. (That's what she said) So if you follow this thing, keep checking for more entries. So til next time.......yes indeed.
I just saw this one recently and didn't know what to expect. It looked like one of those movies that could be good or could be bad. So it had me at 50/50. But, I'm here to tell you that I this movie was......good. Not just good, it was great!
I was on the edge of my seat the entire time. The story was a lot better than I thought it was going to be. It's not just a movie about 4 magicians who are thieves. It's much more than that. They were recruited by a mystery person who has some sort of reason for bringing them all together. The fun part is that you don't know who brought them together and you don't know why they are doing what they're doing. Everything they do has a purpose. From the magic tricks that they perform all the way down to their interaction with other people. It was so much fun to watch. I loved every single second of it. And the cast that was put together was perfect. Jesse Eisenberg plays a the confident yet cocky lead. Woody Harrelson was a much needed comic relief. And Isla Fisher and Dave Franco have great supporting roles. There is one scene was Franco acts like a total bad ass. Also, the opening scene of the movie is Eisenberg performing some street magic where we as the audience get to participate and it blew me away. It still has me perplexed! He totally found the card that I picked, and I'm watching a movie. How did that happen? Watch it, and you'll see.
Anyways, Now You See Me is one of the better movies I've seen in a while. It kept me guessing the entire time and the plot continued to reveal itself all the way down to the last couple of minutes of the film. Kind of like a magic trick.(hey.....I just got that!) Anyways, watch this movie! It's magically awesome. Ha! Yes indeed.
This movie was amazing! My vote for best picture. I didn't expect much but when I saw it, it blew me away.
Ben Affleck directed and starred in the declassified true story of abstracting 6 Americans out of 1979 Iran. He must find away to get in and get out. After a bunch a ideas, the option to get everyone out is by producing a fake movie. Affleck has to go into Iran, pretend to be a Canadian film crew and fly out. The reason it's called Argo is because that is the fake movie that they decide to produce. A simple plot that you would think would be a slow movie but this movie kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time.
The movie works for several different reasons. How Ben Affleck recreated 1979 was amazing. At then end of the movie, they show images and photos of the actual events and he was perfect at re-enacting the time period. Next, there are 3 actors who have minor roles but add a comic relief to the film. Alan Arkin and John Goodman are the director and make up artist of the fake movie and they kill it! Arkin is nominated for a Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. Bryan Cranston also gives a powerful performance as Affleck's superior in the movie. And finally, the movie was written so well. The movie is based on actual events so it had to have precise writing. The movie keeps you going and there is never a dull moment. The last 30 minutes of the film are so intense, I think I started to sweat.
Argo is sooooooo good! How Affleck didn't get nominated for Best Director is beyond me. Watch this movie. It will knock your socks off! Yes indeed.
So this movie was awesome. It is an original story with a good plot and some amazing actors to boot. Not only is this a great movie, but this is one of the best time travel movies to date.
Joseph Gordon Levitt is a looper. Time travel hasn't been invented yet, but it will be in the future. When the mafia want someone taken care of, they send him back to the past where a looper is waiting to take care of it. It's clean and quick. Apparently, loopers have a life expectancy. The mob only wants loopers under their employment for a certain period of time. So when loopers have served their purpose, they let them live their life for 30 years until it's time to go. They themselves get sent back to be taken care of. But here's the crazy part of it all. When the loopers are old and get sent back to die, they are killed by their younger selves. That's how they know that their employment has ceased and they have 30 years. (mind is blown!)
The best part of this movie is how they address the whole time travel aspect of it. When Bruce Willis is talking to Joseph Gordon Levitt, he is obviously talking to himself. When he explains how his life is going to go, it doesn't necessarily mean that it is going to happen the same way. The younger version can make new choices and new events happen that change the future or present for the older version. (confused?) If the younger version makes new choices that didn't the same way the older version remembers it, he will all of a sudden, get a new memory. (mind blown again.....boom)
This is definitely one of those movies where you need to pay attention the entire time or you'll probably miss something. But if you pay attention, you are not let down. This movie was great. The casting in this movie was done perfectly. Joseph Gordon Levitt playing a younger Bruce Willis is sooooo cool. And the make up was great too. He looks just like him!
If your looking for an original movie with a good story and has some grade A actors in it, watch Looper!! It's worth it. And it definitely ranks up there as one of the best time travel movies of all time. Check it out, yes indeed.
I am a 30 year old guy who is married to an awesome girl, and I'm having an awesome marriage. I love movies and the Dave Matthews Band. I will post a new blog about a new movie, Dave song, or whatever I feel every week. Hopefuly these thoughts get you thinking. Please comment on them, good or bad and remember to look at things right side up or upside down.......Yes Indeed!