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Paul
Paul (2011)
11 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

8.5 really. Paul is a clever comedy with lots of bits of genius in it but at the same time, a fair bit of Hollywood clichés thrown in. Science fiction fans rejoice, because if you know your science fiction you are bound to love this one as you will pick up lots of cool references.

The story line is pretty good actually, and the movie gets funnier and funnier as it goes. To be honest this one feels quite different from "Hot Fuzz"and "Shaun of the Dead", more than likely because Edgar Wright had nothing to do with it. But like those two I just mentioned, it has that cleverness to it you can't really explain.

Good watch, I recommend it if you:
1. Like comedies in general.
2. You know your science fiction.
3. You like Simon Pegg and Nick Frost.

Sgt. Bilko
Sgt. Bilko (1996)
11 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

Maybe I am just not in the right generation or maybe it is the type of person I am, but Steve Martin just doesn't seem to entertain me with his comedy. This film is by no means the most painful thing you could watch, but it did make me wish I had skipped it, it's still pretty bad. It just isn't funny. A chuckle or two don't make up for the other hour and twenty something minutes of not laughing and just staring at a TV without any emotions whatsoever. Any positives? The acting by all felt decent I suppose. But honestly this one should be reserved for those who find themselves laughing a lot with Steve Martin's comedy.

True Grit
True Grit (2010)
11 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

A film that won't dissapoint. The acting is very solid by all and Jeff Bridges is utterly brilliant. A few unbelievable bits do not bring this down much as they provide some entertainment that the movie could've very well lacked without them. The cinematography is awesome as usual by the Coens, and at the start I wasn't all that sure I was going to like it this much, and I am glad it proved me wrong. The dialogue can be a bit hard to understand at times (specially Jeff) but make sure you try hard to understand it as it is actually quite good, both interesting and funny at times.

Role Models
Role Models (2008)
12 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

Funny but not hilarious. Recommended watch if you are with your mates. By the way I didn't like Janet Lynch's character much in this movie, but Sean and Paul were cool.

P.S. does Sean W. Scott look like Andy Roddick or what?

Creature from the Black Lagoon
12 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

I could be a bit inaccurate on this one since I watched a long time ago. But this is what I remember:

-Acting: Pretty bad actually, I mean, some of the cast was decent but others, specially the Spanish speaking guy were kind of laughable even.

-Story: I like the idea and the premise, I like it a lot actually but it could have developed a little more in some things. Some stuff is explained pretty quick and in very basic manners. (Spoiler Begins)(Spoiler Begins)Come on, they talk about how you can't just shoot the creature dead and then at the end that's how they kill it. (Spoiler Ends) (Spoiler Ends.)To some degree however, that helps add to the entertainment.Just getting through with stuff fast and bringing the monster. The thing is, to me, "Creature from the Black Lagoon" is one of the funnest films to watch, definitely more entertaining than the classic "The Wolf Man" with Lon Chaney Jr. and more fun than Boris Karloff's classic "The Mummy" which I actually did not like.

-Characters: To me Gill-Man is an awesome monster, and he makes up for a lot of the other less interesting characters. Gill-Man is awesome and you can't deny it! I guess I got a few laughs from the terrible imitation of a Hispanic person but at the end of the day, that character is the poorest one in the film.

-Dialogue: Fine, nothing special but nothing bad.

Overall, this film is more fun than a lot of people might think, even I was surprised I was so entertained considering I watched this early last year when I thought of old films as well, bad! Glad I chose to rent this one though, 'cause this one led me into watching more films from different eras and appreciating them.