Friday, May 4, 2012

Carroll's DVD Review #16

Since we went all demonic last week, this week, let's lighten the mood, shall we? I have a couple of comedy's that I think you will really like. So let's get to it!

WALK HARD: THE DEWEY COX STORY

John C. Reilly cracks me up. Most known for his teaming up with Will Ferrell in movies such as "Step Brothers" and "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby". Released in 2007, Walk Hard takes a stab at mocking musicians and singers and many of their tragic tales from squaller up-bringings and onthrough their music careers. By design, Dewey Cox may resemble/remind you of Johnny Cash.

Judd Apatow and Jake Kasdan team up to take the swagger out of the traditional music biopic with this look at the troubled life of fictional music legend Dewey Cox (John C. Reilly). Apatow and Kasdan both write and produce, while Freaks and Geeks and Orange County director Kasdan steps into the director's chair. Dewey Cox is a rock & roll legend whose songs have the power to shake a nation. Despite the fact that Cox's career has been something of a roller coaster ride, the fact remains that he never went out of style in the eyes of his many adoring fans. He's rubbed elbows with everyone from Elvis Presley to the Beatles, ingested every drug known to man (often in doses large enough to kill a healthy horse), starred in his own television show, and slept with hundreds of women, yet somehow he still finds the time to write some of the best-known songs ever to hit the airwaves. Now, after being married multiple times and fathering enough offspring to populate a small island nation, this musical icon continues to turn out the hits while attempting to win the heart of his beautiful backup singer Darlene (Jenna Fischer). While no one doubts that Dewey Cox will continue to dominate the airwaves, does this larger-than-life superstar really have what it takes to avoid the temptations of the rock & roll lifestyle and finally settle down with one woman?

I am telling you all that if you want non-stop laughing to occur, you have got to see this movie. It is hilarious. I am even leaving you with a clip.

My rating? ... Hey, I have to do it. It is just too funny to me. I give it 10 stars. And worth every star too.

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10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU

This is my all time favorite comedy that doesn't have "Austin powers" in the title. Heath Ledger leads an awesome cast that also includes Julia Stiles, Larisa Oleynik, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and David Leisure. This movie was what made me a fan of Heath. Well written with an awesome sound-track. Released in 1999, I have watched this movie about 20 times and it just keeps getting better.

A film inspired by the classic Shakespeare play "The Taming of the Shrew.", set in a modern day high school. 

Two sisters, one is the popular, all American girl, the other, a bit on the dark side. An over-protective father, a bet gone awry, this movie will put most other comedy's to pure shame. High School antics at its best. Funny, moving and full of charm. Great acting, you name it. 

My rating? ... Oh yeah, another 10 spot for this one too. Heck, why not, let's give it an 11 just because we can! LOL 


Check these two movies out and have a blast! And I will see you all next week for two more movies for you to run out and add to your collection. Have a great weekend!

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