Movie Monday – Role Models

September 20, 2011
Role Models

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Role models is a film i had only partly seen in different stages, i had never sat down and watch the film the whole way through until just this week!

I was unsure if i had in fat seen the film at all, i was really enjoying the film and then i suddenly realised that i saw how the film ended! Nothing worse then knowing how a film will turn out before you watch it, but that only matters in more serious films, and Role Models is the complete opposite, it is genuinely a laugh out loud comedy, plenty of laughs, with some great actors that you would recognise from other films, including Seann William Scott, Paul Rudd and Christopher Mintz-Plasse. But this film also had and actor i find hilarious, Jane Lynch, she was in the Two and a Half Men show and the film Paul and more recently Glee (cant stand that show though!).

The plot of the film is two co-workers who end up getting in trouble and instead of having to spend time in jail end up becoming a sort of big brother / father figure for some kids who missed out in that kind of bonding, essentially they become role models for the kids. The film is funny & entertaining and is worth a watch if you are looking for a comedy.


Movie Tuesday – Friends with Benefits

September 13, 2011

Yesterday i was pushed for time, so much so that i didn’t have any time to get my usual Monday movie post up, this week i just have a quick post. Anyway, getting onto this weeks movie, i got the chance to watch Friends with Benefits. I hadn’t heard much about this film up until about a week ago, when i heard who was in it, Justin Timberlake and Mia Kunis i was interested in it, i like those actors and have noticed that Justin Timberlake seems to be really getting into acting a lot more these day.

Friends with Benefits is a romantic comedy, it starts out with two people who meet through a business deal who agree to simply as the title suggest, become friends with extra benefits. But as you will guess from the get go things will eventually get a bit more serious and they soon begin to fall for each other.

I really enjoyed this film, i like these sort of romantic comedies, here is the imdb outline with a trailer for it below!

While trying to avoid the clichés of Hollywood romantic comedies, Dylan and Jamie soon discover however that adding the act of sex to their friendship does lead to complications.


Movie Monday – Bad Teacher

September 05, 2011

This week i got the chance to watch the movie ‘Bad Teacher’ i have seen a few ads recently about this film and thought it looked good.

This film is about a teacher called Elizabeth who hates her job and intends on leaving it for a rich man. The whole way through the film all she is interested in doing is finding someone who is loaded that she can sponge off of. She is also trying to find some way to fund her new boob job that she is looking to get and tries numerous ways to get the money including coning the education system in order to improve her kids class results.

The film is a bit slow to start but does get funny. It may not be for everyone, i found it funny but wouldn’t be by any means one of my favourites. It’s one of those films that you will watch once then maybe not for another while. If you are looking for a lighthearted comedy with a few laughs thrown in then this film would suit the build.

This film has a fairly decent cast including Phyllis Smith who you may know from the American version of the office, took me a while to figure out who she was. Jason Segel from how i met you mother, Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake are a few others who play some of the main roles in the film.

Apparently this film came out earlier this year around June in Ireland, i didn’t see it come into the cinema, not sure if it did or not. I wouldn’t be surprised if it didn’t come to my local cinema, like i mentioned before they tend not to bring a lot of films in, like the most recent Inbetweeners film. The films runtime is about an hour and a half, nice and short, not too long, here is the trailer below and the IMDB description of the film.

A comedy centered around a foul-mouthed, junior high teacher who, after being dumped by her sugar daddy, begins to woo a colleague — a move that pits her against a well-loved teacher.