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Scary Movie 4 (2006) – His Review October 21, 2006

Posted by Jinx in Comedy, Movies.
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Dir. David Zucker

Starring Anna Faris, Anthony Anderson, Bill Pullman, Molly Shannon

Scary Movie was a fairly bland experience. Scary Movie 2 I liked a lot. Scary Movie 3 had some good ideas, but lacked in execution.

So.. how does number 4 square up against it’s predecessors? Well, if you’re a fan of the series and their style, and you have seen the movies that it spoofs this time around (Saw, War of the Worlds, The Village, The Grudge, etc), you may laugh.. oh maybe a dozen times. If you’re not really a fan I suggest you skip it.

I like spoofs in general, and stupid jokes can be really liberating, but in this case it’s like watching a clown punching himself in the nuts for an hour and a half. It’s painful to watch in the same way that Robin Hood: Men in Tights was – like you’re attending the funeral of a few careers. Well, the folks in that one survived fairly well after all, so I do hope Zucker and company can come back with some new, fresh ideas. Like an actual stand-alone movie perhaps?

This is His review, you can read Her review here.

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Scary Movie 4 (2006) – Her Review October 18, 2006

Posted by Eury in Comedy, Movies.
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Hit me baby, one more time

Dir. David Zucker

Starring Anna Faris, Anthony Anderson, Bill Pullman, Molly Shannon

This is going to be a very short review because I just have so little to say. I found the movie to be stupid and really clichĂ©. I know when I’m watching a parody movie about horror films that I shouldn’t be expecting Oscar material, but this was a regurgitated mess of old jokes and slap stick.. let’s see how many times we can hit someone over the head before people find it boring … Apparently not as long as they thought it would take. There were a few good lines and visual jokes, but they were few and far between.

This is Her review, you can read His review here.

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BASEketball (1998) July 24, 2006

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Dir. David Zucker

Starring Matt Stone, Trey Parker, Dian Bachar, Yasmine Bleeth, Jenny McCarthy

When Jinx suggested we watch this movie, I really had no idea what it was about except that it was a comedy and that the title suggested that it had something to do with sports. If you knew me, you’d know that I’m not the hugest sports fan, especially organized sports, but I’m always “game” to try something new.

The movie starts with a short explanation how sports has changed because players no longer really care about the game they are playing and instead just go where the money is, leaving sports without any heart. The fans quickly dwindle as they lose interest.

The movie then turns it’s attention to 2 guys: Joe Cooper (Trey Parker) and Doug Remer (Matt Sone) that society considers losers because they have no money, no jobs and they spend their time playing video games and throwing basketball hoops in their driveway.

Attempting to show off to a couple of girls and score a bit of cash at the same time, they spontaneously come up with the rules for a new type of game called BASEketball. Funny thing happens, it becomes wildly popular in their neighbourhood and within 9 months becomes a professional sport complete with teams nation-wide, stadiums with garages with basketball hoops and cheerleaders in bustiers and garter belts!

Ok, if this sounds a little crazy, it certainly is… and that’s why it’s fun, especially for someone like me, who never went for the jocks and always thought all the hoopla over sports and the overflow of testosterone was a bit ridiculous. Following the rules of the game, these 2 losers get to pysche out all the athletes who surpass them both in height and weight by doing nutty and stupid things like saying they slept with their mom or showing them someone’s butt.

This may not win any awards for great acting or script… it’s not particularly original in it’s humor but it’s good for a fun evening with a bottle of beer and a bag of chips… just laughing at the silliness and unlike how most sport fans, not taking the sport too seriously! 😉

Keywords: Balls, Nuts, Beers, Zucker, South Park

BASEketball (1998) July 24, 2006

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Dir. David Zucker

Starring Matt Stone, Trey Parker, Dian Bachar, Yasmine Bleeth, Jenny McCarthy

The Creators of the cartoon South Park starred in a small flood (trickle?) of movies in the end of the 90s. It ended with this movie, BASEketball, in which our two protagonists prove that a ball in the hoop is better than two in the sack. Or something.

It’s a sports comedy by the “formula” – losers start a team, losers face odds and end up winning the day. The sport in this case is one of their own creation, mixing baseball, basketball, and college party tricks. The guys are likeable, the chicks are hot, and the beers are cold.

By the way, did I say this was a sports comedy? Scratch that. This has very little to do with actual athletics, and will probably find a better audience in people who aren’t into sports. Much like Airplane!(also by David Zucker), this movie keeps the gags coming, and coming. It may not be laugh-out-loud funny every time, but there’s just a feeling that they’re really trying to make you laugh constantly. No real build-ups, just pay-offs.

The movie is a bit rough, and it’s quite possible to really hate these guys, they’re not cups of tea in any way. But for me, it’s a great, classic one of a kind look into a sport where, as they say, “guys with bad backs and bad knees can get together and compete on the same field as guys that are all goosed up on steroids”.

Keywords: Balls, Nuts, Beers, Zucker, South Park