Some thoughts from seeing Forgetting Sarah Marshall and the new Harold and Kumar movie.
Forgetting Sarah Marshall was very funny, but not nearly Apatow’s best. It had the standard Apatow humor, but for the love of Allah, someone was crying in EVERY FREAKIN SCENE. I’m surprised that no one else has brought this up in any movie reviews.
Paul Rudd is quickly replacing Steve Buscemi as the best character out there. Very strong as a strung-out surfer.
Great job by Billy Baldwin, sort of playing himself. If Courtney Love can get nominated for a Golden Globe for playing herself, certainly Billy Baldwin can get an Oscar for playing Billy Baldwin. And Sarah Marshall’s boyfriend deserves a grammy for either of his songs in this movie.
And as far as Harold and Kumar, it was what I expected. A stupid and hilarious romp, though they spent less time in Gidmo than I thought. Not as good as the first one, but how does a director live up to a movie that is basically a drive through the great state of
Neil Patrick Harris is back for this movie. So is George W. Bush. One of them dies in this flick. I’m not saying which one.
Also saw about 10 previews for upcoming summer movies. Some quick observations in order from greatness to uh, not-so-great:
1. Pineapple Express-I’m not entirely sure what this movie is about. But it has Seth Rogen and pot. Lots of pot.
2. The Dark Knight-No fucking way that Heath Ledger doesn’t win an Oscar for this role. I’m not a big comic book guy, but this movie looks fantastic. Would be #1 if not for the excess of pot in Pineapple Express.
3. The new Mike Myers movie-Parts of this really annoyed me. Parts of this looked really funny. I’m pretty sure I felt the same way about Austin Powers. Speaking of which, Mini-Me is back in this. I guess that's something.
4. Get Smart-Eh, maybe I’ll check out 5-10 minutes of this if I have time to kill while movie hopping this summer.
5. The Ashton Kutcher/Cameron Diaz Vegas movie-This list is starting to go downhill quicker than Mischa Barton all of a sudden...
9. Speed Racer-Note to Emile Hirsch: stick to dying in
10. Sex in the City- This show makes me hate