Had some time this weekend to watch a few movies inbetween my stints of coding.
First up, Just Friends with Ryan Reynolds in the lead role. I am a pretty Reynolds fan (come on, Van Wilder, can’t do much better than that) so I had somewhat high expectations for this movie. I wasn’t disappointed. Most of the movie was pure humor with only a few places being kind of dull or slow. Reynolds didn’t let me down, he was witty and even had some of the Van Wilder aura about him.
Then I watched The Big White with its whole slew of names, from Robin Williams to Giovanni Ribisi. It is a dark comedy similar to Garden State or I Heart Huckabee. I got a few laughs out of it and thoroughly enjoyed it.
And last but not least, I saw Talladega Nights. I enjoyed it, but it was not as good as I thought it would be. It was another one of these movies where the point of the movie is kind of lost to make room for the humor. There was a lot of poking fun at southerners and kind of at Christians, but most of the subtle jokes were left for the right-wing with shots being taken left and right. I don’t necessarily mind this except for the fact that we are so bombarded with politics in this country that it’s a little a frustrating. Everywhere we turn there is someone else’s political agenda being shoved down our throats, it’s just getting old, no matter who it’s directed at.