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Blockers (2018)


Blockers (2018)

My expectations are always low when I go to see a movie like Blockers.  It looked like raunchy, stupid, situational, and just gross humor.  Sometimes that is OK.  Therefore, I gave it a shot.

The film is about three parents who band together to try to prevent their three daughters from having sex on prom night.

The movie was directed by Kay Cannon and the noteworthy cast includes Leslie Mann, John Cena, Ike Barinholtz, Kathryn Newton, Gideon Adlon, Geraldine Viswanathan, Gina Gershon, Ramona Young, Gary Cole, and Hannibal Buress.

Blockers is raunchy, funny, stupid, and disgusting.

Some of the crazy nauseating things that went on in this movie kind of makes me worry for millennials and any generation after them.  I am not sure if this is a sign that I am getting older or if each generation is getting grosser and more messed up.  Either way, I have generally been OK with sick humor, but sick humor these days, is just getting disgusting and out of hand.

Besides being overly gross, the movie actually had a somewhat positive message.  There were a number of laugh out loud moments, if you are a fan of sick humor.

On a comedy level, the movie was entertaining.  Sometimes you just need stupid humor.  The movie was very predictable, but that did not take away from the comedy.

This is definitely not a film to see with your kids or your parents.  It is also one of those movies that people will have trouble admitting to others that they thought it was funny.

There was a bit of unnecessary nudity, but what would you expect from a movie called Blockers?  It was everything you would expect from a movie of this genre.  Foul language throughout mixed in with all kinds of inappropriateness.  You cannot walk into a movie like this and expect anything different.

John Cena and Leslie Mann were both actually quite funny in Blockers.  Ike Barinholtz also had his moments.

The adults in the movie were funnier than the teenagers.  The teenage actors in the movie were easily forgettable, in fact.  That was a little disappointing.  Often, it is movies like this one that help to boost a young person’s acting career.  People find them to be funny and then all of a sudden they start popping up in everything.

The film premise of parents trying to prevent their kids from having sex, is a good message.  However, they made it as dirty as they could by calling it Blockers.  As messed up as the movie gets at times, there is still an underline moral to the story.

I rate this movie a 6.5 on a scale of 1-10.

 

If you liked this film then you might also enjoy:

 

Knocked Up (2007)

The 40-year-Old Virgin (2005)

Game Night (2018)

Daddy’s Home (2015)

Daddy’s Home 2 (2017)

Road Trip (2000)

The Wedding Crashers (2005)

The Hangover (2009)

Old School (2003)

Step Brothers (2008)

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)

This is 40 (2012)

The Change-Up (2011)

Stealing Harvard (2002)

Orange County (2002)

Big Daddy (1999)

This is the End (2013)

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“Silent Night” Movie Titles Lyrics Remix


“Silent Night” Movie Titles Lyrics Remix

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First Verse:

Silent Hill (2006), Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

All is Lost (2013), All is Bright (2013)

Rounders (1998) Young Guns (1988) The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005) Mother’s Boys (1994) Child’s Play (1988)

Holy Man (1998) Love Me Tender (1956) Mild Afternoon (2011)

Sleepless in Seattle (1993) War and Peace (1956)

I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead (2003) Heavenly Creatures (1994)

 

Second Verse:

Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001), The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

The Son of No One (2011) Friday Night Lights (2004)

Radiant City (2006) Dr. Otto and the Riddle of the Gloom Beam (1986)

Dawn of the Dead (2004) The Raid: Redemption (2011) Maria Full of Grace (2004)

Jesus Christ Superstar (1973), Lord of War (2005) Birth (2004)

Jesus of Montreal (1989), Lord of the Flies (1990) Birth of the Living Dead (2013)

 

Third Verse:

Silence of the Lambs (1991), A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

The Good Shepherd (2006) Out of Sight (1998)

Glory (1989) Love Streams (1984) Kingdom of Heaven (2005)

Oh Heavenly Dog (1980) The Host (2013) The Hallelujah Trail (1965)

The Passion of the Christ (2004) Savior (1998) Natural Born Killers (1994)

The Last Temptation of Christ (1988) Six Gun Savior (2014) Born on the Fourth of July (1989)

 

My wife and I started changing the lyrics to “Silent Night” to different movie titles and it started off as a joke.  I decided to see how far I could take it and this was the result.  I will never think of “Silent Night” the same way again.  Which version will you sing this Christmas?

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012)


English: Steve Carell pauses for a moment to t...

English: Steve Carell pauses for a moment to take in the grandeur of the 82nd Academy Awards, March 7, in Hollywood, Calif. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Review of: Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012)

It is actually kind of a shame that this is the first review that I am going to post on my blog because the movie was really, quite utterly, less than mediocre.  I am not going to bother with a spoiler alert, because I would not want you to waste your time watching this movie in the first place.  Read the review.  It will save you money and time, that is, if you were thinking about watching this movie in the first place.

The 40-year-old Virgin (2005) meets Armageddon (1998) except there is no comedy and no action.  Seeking a Friend for the End of the World is about a man (Steve Carell) who works as an insurance salesman in order to be prepared for the worst.  He and his wife find out that the worst is actually on its way in the form of a 70-mile-wide asteroid on a collision course with the earth.  The asteroid is set to end their world as they know it in 3 weeks time.

His wife immediately leaves him upon hearing the news.  He is left with a job that no longer has any meaning.  He has no family because his Mother has passed away and his Father ran out on them when he was a kid and he has no siblings.  He detaches himself from his self-destructive friends.

Rules do not really seem to apply to anyone anymore because of the world’s impending doom.  Everything around him turns to anarchy.  His apartment building is set on fire and he is forced to leave.

Along the way, the man joins together with a much younger woman (Keira Knightley) neighbor whom he has never met before even though the two live in the same building.

English: Keira Knightley at the 2011 Venice Fi...

English: Keira Knightley at the 2011 Venice Film Festival (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

They venture out into the now insane world, in order to find the man’s high school sweetheart.  They fall in love along the way.  She gets in touch with her family and he reconciles with his father.

He puts her in his Father’s plane in the middle of the night while she is sleeping and has his Father fly her home to her family.

He goes back to their apartment building and listens to her records in her apartment while waiting for the world to end.  After a little while she returns to find him there and the two lie in bed and talk as the world ends.

I am a big Steve Carell’s comedy and even though this movie is not a comedy, I expected it to have a few laughs.  I did not laugh once during the entire movie.  Many scenes were on the verge of being funny, but they didn’t quite make it there.

The chemistry between Steve Carell and Keira Knightley’s characters did not really exist until almost the end of the movie.  Knightley played her part well, but the story and writing left her with very little to work with.

The movie was very slow to the point of boredom.  It started to pickup a little bit towards the end of the movie, but then it ended.

I think that Steve Carell should stick to comedies because that is definitely what he is good at.  He was cast way against type in this role and it did not suit him.

I give this movie a solid 2 on a scale of 1-10.

Buy, rent, or run?  Run.

I’m glad that I watched this on DVD because I would have been thoroughly disappointed if I had seen it in the Theatre.