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 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!