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The Hangover July 8, 2009

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Three men and a baby? Not Quite

Three men and a baby? Not Quite

Movie : The Hangover

Director : Todd Phillips

Starring : Brad Cooper, Ed Helms, Justin Bartha, Zach Gailfianikis

Well, this is definitely one movie worth watching. Todd Phillips, the comic stalwart (Starsky and Hutch, Road Trip) is back with this 100 minute laughathon.

The story is similar to Dude, Where’s my car, but minus the aliens and lame jokes and with much more hilarious insanity. I’m not saying it’s a ripp off of Dude, but the story is definitely not original.

The humour though, is. Four guys decide to go to Las Vegas to have a big fun filled Bachelor’s Party and wake up the next morning with a lot of things….A tiger in the bathroom, a baby in the closet, missing teeth and above all…no recollection of the previous night.

Thus starts their hilarious journey to find their missing friend (the groom). The movie is filled with sex-comedy, some of it disgusting but most of it rip-roaring hilarious. Seriously, this movie is one of the funniest I’ve ever seen.

Zach Gailfianikis is spot on as the totally stupid Alan, the brother in law – to be of Doug played by Justin Bartha. His loser character is responsible for most of the laughs in the film. Ed Helms as “Doctor Faggot” Stu is another quirky character who wants to be treated like a Doctor though he is a dentist.

Totally wasted, Stu gets married to a gorgeous Heather Graham What Happens In Vegas style. One madcap situation leads to another and before you know it, Mike Tyson is on screen punching out Alan’s lights.

This movie is a laugh a minute ride that you wish will never end.

WATCH THIS FILM IF: You want to see a hilarious movie with friends. Do not take ur parents along because the copius sex jokes will undoubtably make them uncomfortable.

DONT WATCH THIS FILM IF: You think throwing a condom around in a car is disgusting.

Warning: Copius sex jokes, language

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Terminator Salvation July 8, 2009

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John Connor with a Hydrobot

John Connor with a Hydrobot

Movie : Terminator Salvation

Director : McG

Starring : Christian Bale, Sam Worthington, Helena Bonhom Carter

Let me be frank with you. I saw this movie only because I didn’t get tickets for the Hangover yesterday. T S was one of the most anticipated movies of the year and it is just such a big dissapointment.

If you liked the first two Terminator movies then please stay away from this one. Yes, it is as bad as they all say it is. I would put the blame entirely on McG, who previously directed the two Charlie’s Angels movies.

Some of the action scenes are stunning no doubt, but the characters seem very indifferent to whats going on. For example, Sam Worthington wakes up 15 years in the future and the only reaction he gives is a look that says “Hmmm…(looks to horizon) Hmmm…(looks pissed)”

Unlike T2 where you are rooting for Arnie and Edward Furlong, you feel no sympathy for Christian Bale. For an actor of his caliber this role performance just flat. There is no coherence in the story, Bale spends as much time fighting his superiors as he does the machines.

There are a very few scenes featuring the Terminators, which is another dissapointment. I noticed that most actors had blinding white and straight teeth, which is wierd given that Colgate stopped manufacturing toothpaste years ago. And even if there was paste available, would you really be worried about oral hygiene when there are robots running around trying to kill you?

But the ending of the movie takes the cake. It features a Sivaji-like electro resuscitation, a heart transplant in the middle of the desert and a final dialouge that says this is just the beginning.

This film is nothing but a one and a half hour ad for Ducati Bikes and Helicopter Gunships (not that you would be interested in either).

WATCH THIS FILM IF: You’re a fan of shoot-em-up type movies and don’t expect much story.

DON’T WATCH THIS FILM: If the above doesn’t apply to you.

Warning : Some violence