Category: Comedy

“Hot Rod”

6.8

Typical Lonely Island hijinks. The life and times of an amateur daredevil. Isla Fisher as the Darla to these not so little rascals. Strap in and get ready to inappropriately laugh for a couple hours and sophomoric humor at its finest.

“The Great Outdoors”

8.5

One of the all time great summer vacation films. Having lived in a summer tourist trap most of my life, I definitely identified with Cammie. The love story between Buck and Cammie is one of my favorites in film. The old school summer fling. John Candy and Dan Aykroyd are at the height of their powers in this one, and have great onscreen comic chemistry. So many great one liners. And a the bald-headed killer bear of Clare County.

Lock and load your shotgun lamp, and take a ride in ‘suck my wake’ across Lake Potowotominimac. Fall in love with a local at the pool hall, and tackle the challenge of eating “the ol’ 96er.” No better way to spend a summer. Yakety yak, don’t talk back.

“Upload”

8.3

A little on the nose to be coming from Amazon. A company developed virtual reality that your consciousness is uploaded into after death? And it turns out that the parent tech company is evil? Little close to home, don’t you think?

The show itself was a pleasant surprise. Very well done! The cast have a great chemistry, the jokes all land without feeling like stale VR jokes. The love story develops naturally. And the scenery is gorgeous.

“Down Periscope”

7.6

Ahoy, matey! Frasier on the high seas!

Kelsey Grammer stars as commander Dodge, in a perfect casting for this goober comedy. The classic rag tag team comes together for shenanigans on their way to victory over the cool kids. An all star buffet of comedic talent, in a well written comedy. Extremely quotable and enjoyable hour and a half at the home cinema. Just the right amount of heart to go with the penis tattoo. So, shove off, and set sail with this naughty nautical navigation of naval warfare.

“Everybody Wants Some”

8.3

One of the all time great coming of age college movies. Reminiscent of “American Pie” and “Animal House.” A tale of brotherhood. An adorable love story. Sports. Every stereotypical college bar and party. Endless debauchery. Laughs for days. Amazing soundtrack. This movie has it all! A hidden cinematic gem with a high rewatchability factor. Perfectly captures the spirit of welcome weekend, and ends up being a damn fun 2 hours.