Thursday, April 24, 2008

Film Review

Forgetting Sarah Marshall - 3/5 (Released 17th April 2008)

That's a solid 3 by the way. Another notch on the Apatow production belt continuing in the tradition of his latest "dramedy" films.

The film never reaches levels of massive awesome but it was great fun all the way through. Awesome TV Cast, Nick Andopolis (Segel, who also wrote it), Veronica Mars (Bell), Jackie Burkhart (Kunis), Kenneth Parcell (McBrayer) with the regular alum of Paul Rudd, Bill Hader, Jonah Hill and Carla Gallo etc with a special appearance by Jason Bateman. English comedian, Russell Brand was pure awesome.

It's kind of cool to see the Freaks and Geeks guys get some spotlight even if nobody really knows about it/or them. Basically a familiar plot filled out with good jokes, plausible characters and a predictable but somewhat sweet ending.

lol on the Segel nakedness.

Gone Baby Gone - 4.5/5 (Released 17th April 2008)

First I'll say how long i've anticipated this film but damn, it's a rare occasion I give films this score but I think this film earns it for many reasons. For one, Cudos for Affleck on a brilliant directorial debut.

The film never dull or lacking in intrigue, you can really feel the authentic Boston dialect, plus exceptional performances all round but mainly to Casey Affleck, dude is massively brilliant.

The end approaches and as the story untangles you may either be surprised or unphased by the twist but it's the ending that is heartbreaking. The last scene is one I'll remember for a long time.


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