Due Date

AKA Planes, Trains, and Automobiles The Shitty Remake.

Warning: Reading this will make you think why would  I ever go see this movie in the first place.

When I first saw a trailer for this film I thought it looked so stupid and looked like Zach Galifinakis has completely given up on his talent and decided to be a type-cast buddy comedy goofball. Also I've never been a big Robert Downey Jr. fan so having him made this film less appealing for me. I don't understand the big deal over Robert Downey I just don't see this amazing performer that everyone has been seeing lately. Like is it really hard to play an ever wealthier version of yourself and put on an iron suit? Is it oscar worthy for a Caucasian to act black in a comedy? Honestly what is the big deal about Robert Downey? Either way back to the review so basically I saw a few more trailers had some laughs and thought you know what maybe I will go check this out typically I enjoy Todd Phillips movies and have always been a fan of Galifinakis. So right before I was about to buy my ticket I was thinking hmmmm maybe I should just go see Jackass again.... But snagged a ticket for Due Date and wasted a good hour and 30 mins of my life.

So if you've seen the trailer for this movie... well then you've seen every funny part and you know basically what the entire plot is more or less. Don't you hate when that happens you see a couple trailers and it totally kills the movie. Aren't the people who make these trailers thinking at all. Like hey why not leave a couple of jokes so the audience isn't expecting more laughs than we are offering. Or how about we don't reveal the entire plot in a two minute trailer. I think its soo silly and don't understand how they are completely clueless that they are ruining the film for the people they are selling it to. For example and I know I'm getting a little off track her but check out this trailer for The Black Swan which reveals nothing about the plot http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jaI1XOB-bs. I know I know What in the fuck is going on in that but it looks soo bad ass and I'm soo going to see this movie. Sorry I just don't know what else to say about Due Date other than it was killed from the get go.

So I get the feeling you already know how I feel about the plot of this film... Stolen from a great movie with a great cast. If you haven't seen Planes , Trains, and Automobiles stop reading this and go buy it and if you see Due Date instead well what can I say.. you deserve it. I guess I could talk about the cast but you already know how I feel about RDJ. I really think he was an awful choice for this film sure hes been on SNL before but I don't think this guy has a funny bone left he acts the same as he does in Ironman and just bores the heck outta me. In terms of Galifinakis I feel bad for the guy when he does roles like this. He doesn't enjoy doing big budget films and I'm sure he doesn't enjoy playing the same character over and over again. But can you blame the guy a pay cheque is a pay cheque especially when it's a huge one. This is extremely type cast and just banking in on his amazing role in The Hangover. I wish he didn't do this movie but for the sake of this movie there was no one else to cast. Galifinakis is incredible at what he does and just looking at him can make anyone crack up.
What are you a girl or somethin'

So I'm going to give this one of my lowest scores ever a greasy 2 out of 5 and there's no way I want to watch this again. I would rather spend four hours watching Planes, Trains, and Automobiles followed by The Hangover than have to sit through Due Date again. Also fun fact the moment I got out of this I looked at my friend and said we should've seen Jackass again. So take my advice if your going to buy a ticket to see Due Date... walk into another movie. haha. Oh and remember Robert Downey Jr. is not cool!

Jackass 3-D

                                                    PLEASE PUT ON YOUR 3-D GLASSES

First things first I am a huge sucker for anything 3-D. So when I heard the guys from Jackass were making a third movie and it was going to be in the 3-D....mega stoked. I must say though originally my thoughts were does a Jackass movie really need to be in 3-D? The answer is YES the element of 3-D makes the stunts soo much more in your face and way more repulsive. The entire cast has returned some with way new attitudes but they are still up to the same antics.

I still cant believe these guys still do all this crazy shit and no one has died yet. The stunts in this film range from painful to extremely vulgar. What do you expect really? Although the cast is the same and many of them are still just as wild and silly my favorite "Jackass" Steve-o has completely changed for the worse. I'm all for quitting drugs and alcohol but when you're a star in the Jackass series what the hell is the point? I admired Steve-o for how intense he was and how he always looked to push the limits in terms of substance abuse and pain. In this film the wind was taken out of my 'Steve-o sails immediately" during Steve-o's first stunt when he smiles with his brand new set of teeth and says "Why do I have to be Steve-o". Steve-o should not have a good set of teeth and should be glad hes Steve-o and about to get hit in the nuts for a bigger pay cheque than I will ever see. I know that I sound completely ridiculous I don't think all humans should be drunk addicted alcoholics but I'm talking Steve-o here who isn't a normal human being and put out videos that prove this. As well one of them is even titled PCP Saved My Life and in this film Steve-o just experiments with the drugs and its a great watch. I guess I'm being kinda hard on the dude but he changed. Although he is still gets me to chuckle a bit regardless of his huge life change.
Last time Steve-o was cool

So if you are starting to get the idea that the rest of the fellas settled down you are completely wrong where Steve-o lacks he just makes way for others to shine. Steve-o's wildboy partner Chris Pontius is absolutely hilarious he seems to be the most energetic and always in the finest fashions. Bam Margera who I haven't been too fond of was a riot in the third film and shows no signs of settling down. Wee-man is always a treat and uses his size for laughs and it always kills. Take this as a spoiler if you may but there are some incredible midget gags in this film which is making it hard to type this just thinking about some of the stuff. Dave Englund is always a treat and shows that he still has the same bowel movements and still a whinny baby. Preston is very similar to Wee-man where his size makes for all the laughs and the combination of huge (Preston) and tiny (Wee-man) make for incredible comedy. Knoxville the King Jackass still reigns supreme. Still quick-witted and loves getting hit by bulls also shows no signs of age or slowing down.


Some people think the Jackass faucet has run dry but I think its still alive,hilarious, and still original. Sure some of the poo gags and Knoxville getting run over by bulls has been seen before but I don't know about you but I could see people get run over by bulls over and over. Also its not even the stunt usually that wins me over its the dumb nonsense coming from these characters mouths that really get me laughing. There are a few repeat stunts with a bit of a spin on them. For example they bring back the seniors and I won't tell you any more but Bad Grandpa might be of the better skits in the film. Some more of the most memorable stunts from this film are Electric Avenue where they race through an obstacle course of tazers and Lambo Tooth Pull where one characters tooth is pulled from a speeding Lambo with Bam in the driver seat. There are sooo many more great skits that make this film excellent for repeat watches just like Jackass 1 and 2. You won't be able to remember all of them after the first viewing because there is soo much and lots to easily forget.
Invisible Man

Jackass is great and I'm waiting for a forth with crossed fingers. I would give this movie a 4 out of 5 I really loved how it was in 3-D it threw the viewer right in the middle of the stunt. All the characters are hilarious and haven't changed... except for some mentioned above. They still have not lost their touch and I think there's still enough gas left in the Jackass tank to fuel another movie. This movie has to been seen in theatres so you can enjoy the 3-D experience like I'm not kidding this blows Avatar right out of the water for the best use of 3-D. I would 100% watch this movie again and again its hilarious.

P.S. Sorry Steve-o but you changed

Paranormal Activity 2

If it's not broke don't fix it.

This is totally the case for Paranormal Activity 2 which is more or less a carbon copy of the original but still adds so much to make it stand out on its own. Just like when I saw the original I was getting super nervous to watch this expecting it to be the scariest thing ever. Although it didn't reach up to scariest ever it still had my blood pumping and thoughts racing. I really enjoyed this movie a lot more than I originally thought mainly because it did something most sequels don't accomplish by giving it's predecessor a run for it's money.
Also the way the film was marketed gave it a total sequel feel but what caught me off guard was this movie was a combination of prequel and sequel. I totally had no idea but loved the idea of getting a little more into the characters than compared to the original which just threw you right into the story. With this film being majority prequel it actually makes the original a little bit better and defiantly makes me want to watch it again.
When I said "if it's not broke don't fix it" it was the best line I could think of to describe the formula used for the paranormal activity series. This movie does it all for a horror fan as soon as night falls you can feel your heart pounding  and looking around the theatre you know you're not alone. Also you want to grasp the entire scene and atmosphere so your eyes will dart across the screen looking for the smallest detail to move or fall off a shelf. As soon as the scene returns to daytime you immediately calm down and can catch your breath until the next nightfall.
The addition of a child and dog just make this movie so creepier. Cause lets be serious what's scarier than a BABY! He adds so much to the movie and was an awesome baby actor. I know sounds weird but believe me I know baby actors haha. The dog adds some intensity because like the viewer he notices every small sound or movement and wants to immediately investigate regardless of how terrifying it may be. Similar to the viewer regardless of how scared you are you still cant take your eyes away because you want to know what will happen next.

Paranormal Activity 2 does an excellent job of keeping you at the edge of your seat. I would give the movie a 3.5. I know it sounds like I'm raving about it but in the end its just the first one all over again. I really thought the whole prequel sequel thing was a great idea but it still didn't change the movie enough to give it any better of a review. I would totally recommend seeing this in theatres mainly because the sound adds so much to the film and watching other people get freaked out is always a blast. Although I'm sure this film has many repeat watches in it such as trying to watch it home alone... betcha can't!