Tip o' My Brain

September 30, 2010

So I Married an Axe Murderer in 13 seconds

Filed under: 13 Second Review — kryptobrent @ 6:13 pm

It’s funny how this movie, despite lackluster box office, became such a hit with my friends in the ’90s.  It’s still fun, albeit a little shallow–SNL movies often don’t add up to much more than a string of one-liners. But I still find myself occasionally saying “Woman…Whoa, man…whooooaaah, man!” for no reason.

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Wayne’s World in 13 seconds

Filed under: 13 Second Review — kryptobrent @ 6:05 pm

How does a dated concept film about a defunct sketch comedy fixture from a bygone SNL era marketed to a been there, done that Gen X audience do after almost 20 years? To my sincere surprise, actually pretty well.  That’s right, you heard me…almost 20 years.  Sweet Christmas, I’m old.

Toy Story in 13 seconds

Filed under: 13 Second Review — kryptobrent @ 5:52 pm

Joss Whedon shares a screenplay credit, and you can hear it sometimes in the dialogue.  This is a great movie, and some consider it timeless, but for some reason it feels a little rusty to me.  I consider it my issue, so don’t throw anything at your screen.

The Addams Family in 13 seconds

Filed under: 13 Second Review — kryptobrent @ 5:46 pm

One of my favorites from the ’90s.  Pure fun from beginning to end.  The frozen expressions of horror at the school play still make me laugh, a lot.  Much has been made of Anjelica Huston’s great Morticia, but Raul Julia plays Gomez with such unbridled glee it steals the show.

She’s Having a Baby in 13 seconds

Filed under: 13 Second Review — kryptobrent @ 5:41 pm

After the Breakfast Club graduated, after Ferris Bueller’s Day Off ended…they had to move on to new problems.  This isn’t John Hughes’ best work (after seeing Kevin Bacon and Elizabeth McGovern’s starter house you’ll WISH you had their problems) but its coming-of-age angst still resonates with me.

The Ladykillers in 13 seconds

Filed under: 13 Second Review — kryptobrent @ 5:35 pm

It was fun to watch.  I admit, in a moment of film-geek lucidity, that not all Cohen Brothers movies are–sometimes they seem designed to frustrate more than entertain.  This one doesn’t explore any new territory, unless you count Tom Hanks’ southern-gentleman sneer.  Which was half the fun right there.

September 14, 2010

Gran Torino in 13 seconds

Filed under: 13 Second Review — kryptobrent @ 6:29 pm

Clint Eastwood gets a heart transplant when his Asian neighbors move in next door and kill him with persistent kindness.  Kind of like watching Dirty Hairy reach the end of himself.  I laughed out loud at his unrelenting racial epithets, then thought, “Why am I laughing?” I still don’t know.

Bedtime Stories in 13 seconds

Filed under: 13 Second Review — kryptobrent @ 6:19 pm

Picture a guy who had a cool dad but grew into a slacker who has no social skills, talks down to women, suffers from entitlement issues and manipulates his sister’s kids when he discovers their storytelling can affect reality. Yep.  Says “hero” to me, too.

September 8, 2010

My Super Ex-Girlfriend in 13 seconds

Filed under: 13 Second Review — kryptobrent @ 5:42 pm

Now you get to see how I judge a movie.  Characters? Fun and winning. Plot? Interesting. Romantic chemistry? Believable. Script? Clunky. Verdict? Clunky, so don’t bother.

The Expendables in 13 seconds

Filed under: 13 Second Review — kryptobrent @ 5:40 pm

What can I say about this movie that hasn’t been said already? Stallone and all his beefy pals (you had to bench 400 lbs to be in this movie. Didn’t you know Jet Li can bench 400?) blow up some crap. I enjoyed it. What’s not to like? Did I mention the crap blowing-up?

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