Awkweird Me
This is the End (2013)
It wasn’t as funny as I was hoping for, but I kind of expected that. I always love when celebrities play exaggerated versions of themselves, so I really enjoyed that aspect of the film. It was cool having this group of guys, who are clearly great friends in real life, just having fun making a dumb comedy movie. Apart from the main cast, there were lots of fun cameos too, some of which were used to great effect. I wish they had been a bit more adventurous with the plot - they stayed in the same location far too long. Some of the green-screen effects were awful, but the actual CGI was decent. Some of the jokes worked, some didn’t, and it drag in the middle, but I liked it overall. In any case, I left the cinema on a real high note, because the ending was actually pretty amazing - it was hilarious, unexpected and so much fun.

This is the End (2013)

It wasn’t as funny as I was hoping for, but I kind of expected that. I always love when celebrities play exaggerated versions of themselves, so I really enjoyed that aspect of the film. It was cool having this group of guys, who are clearly great friends in real life, just having fun making a dumb comedy movie. Apart from the main cast, there were lots of fun cameos too, some of which were used to great effect. I wish they had been a bit more adventurous with the plot - they stayed in the same location far too long. Some of the green-screen effects were awful, but the actual CGI was decent. Some of the jokes worked, some didn’t, and it drag in the middle, but I liked it overall. In any case, I left the cinema on a real high note, because the ending was actually pretty amazing - it was hilarious, unexpected and so much fun.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower 
(2012)
I feel very conflicted about this film. There were good things about it, and then were bad things about it, and I just can’t make up my mind how I feel about it overall. There were probably more things I didn’t like, to be honest. The characters were far too hipster, for one. Way too much quirkiness going on. The dialogue wasn’t very good and filled with cliches. I thought Logan Lerman was severely lacking in charisma and Emma Watson was just bad and not natural at all. Her character was the manic pixie dream girl trope incarnate. I straight-up hated some of the film, really. It wasn’t all bad though. Ezra Miller was good, and in a completely different way to his amazing performance in We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011). Near the end, it got quite dark and interesting. It was a little too late though, and it still ended as a film to comfort teenagers in their confusion and misery of adolescence.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

(2012)

I feel very conflicted about this film. There were good things about it, and then were bad things about it, and I just can’t make up my mind how I feel about it overall. There were probably more things I didn’t like, to be honest. The characters were far too hipster, for one. Way too much quirkiness going on. The dialogue wasn’t very good and filled with cliches. I thought Logan Lerman was severely lacking in charisma and Emma Watson was just bad and not natural at all. Her character was the manic pixie dream girl trope incarnate. I straight-up hated some of the film, really. It wasn’t all bad though. Ezra Miller was good, and in a completely different way to his amazing performance in We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011). Near the end, it got quite dark and interesting. It was a little too late though, and it still ended as a film to comfort teenagers in their confusion and misery of adolescence.

Dinner for Schmucks (2010)
Yeah, this was pretty goddamn bad. A lot worse than I expected. I pretty much only watched it because I like several of the actors in it, but I’m not sure they were really worth it at all. It’s a good 20 minutes or more too long. It tries desperately to inject drama and emotion into the story and it just doesn’t work one bit. But probably the worst part of it was that it wasn’t funny, which is pretty disappointing when it’s supposed to be a comedy. I don’t think I truly laughed once. I say avoid this one.

Dinner for Schmucks (2010)

Yeah, this was pretty goddamn bad. A lot worse than I expected. I pretty much only watched it because I like several of the actors in it, but I’m not sure they were really worth it at all. It’s a good 20 minutes or more too long. It tries desperately to inject drama and emotion into the story and it just doesn’t work one bit. But probably the worst part of it was that it wasn’t funny, which is pretty disappointing when it’s supposed to be a comedy. I don’t think I truly laughed once. I say avoid this one.

I just finished season 3 of Louie. Thoughts:
This was the best season of Louie yet.
I really like Louis CK’s comedy and sense of humour, but that’s not all this show is.
There’s a lot of heart and introspection that you just don’t get in most comedy shows.
A lot of the episodes weren’t even that funny, but instead shone light on Louie’s character and how he sees the world.
There were so many great guest stars this season, from Parker Posey to Robin Williams to David Lynch to Amy Poehler. It was really cool.
It’s a shame we won’t be seeing any new episodes until 2014.

I just finished season 3 of Louie. Thoughts:

  • This was the best season of Louie yet.
  • I really like Louis CK’s comedy and sense of humour, but that’s not all this show is.
  • There’s a lot of heart and introspection that you just don’t get in most comedy shows.
  • A lot of the episodes weren’t even that funny, but instead shone light on Louie’s character and how he sees the world.
  • There were so many great guest stars this season, from Parker Posey to Robin Williams to David Lynch to Amy Poehler. It was really cool.
  • It’s a shame we won’t be seeing any new episodes until 2014.
Our Idiot Brother (2011)
The major reason I wanted to watch this was for several members of the cast whom I like. And they were all good. Other than that, I don’t have a lot to say. It wasn’t bad at all, just nothing special. I wish it had been a bit funnier, but I don’t think they were trying that hard for laughs. Its message was okay, I suppose, if a bit obvious. Yeah, it was pleasant, but never elevated itself beyond that.

Our Idiot Brother (2011)

The major reason I wanted to watch this was for several members of the cast whom I like. And they were all good. Other than that, I don’t have a lot to say. It wasn’t bad at all, just nothing special. I wish it had been a bit funnier, but I don’t think they were trying that hard for laughs. Its message was okay, I suppose, if a bit obvious. Yeah, it was pleasant, but never elevated itself beyond that.


Clueless (1995)
P365 Film #220
This is somewhat of an iconic 90s film that I never saw in the 90s. Although, I was probably a bit young when it came out anyway. It seems a bit dated now, but it’s a fun little movie that doesn’t take itself seriously, which is nice. It has several actors that weren’t really big at the time but got bigger later, like Brittany Murphy, Paul Rudd and Donald Faison. While watching, I kept thinking that the plot didn’t feel ‘big’ enough, and would better suit a TV show. It turns out, it was a TV show that ran from 1996 until 1999. I feel like I was vaguely aware of this, but I’d forgotten by the time I watched the film. It only had some of the same cast members, and I don’t really know if it was any good, but yeah. I can’t say it was good, but it was cute and sometimes funny. 

Clueless (1995)

P365 Film #220

This is somewhat of an iconic 90s film that I never saw in the 90s. Although, I was probably a bit young when it came out anyway. It seems a bit dated now, but it’s a fun little movie that doesn’t take itself seriously, which is nice. It has several actors that weren’t really big at the time but got bigger later, like Brittany Murphy, Paul Rudd and Donald Faison. While watching, I kept thinking that the plot didn’t feel ‘big’ enough, and would better suit a TV show. It turns out, it was a TV show that ran from 1996 until 1999. I feel like I was vaguely aware of this, but I’d forgotten by the time I watched the film. It only had some of the same cast members, and I don’t really know if it was any good, but yeah. I can’t say it was good, but it was cute and sometimes funny.