Two of Hollywood's biggest names in comedy - Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish - team up for this dumb-but-fun laugher about adults in evening class that’s new to Netflix. The jokes are hardly high-brow but those leads sure know how to grab your attention - especially hyperactive Hart, who also co-wrote and co-produced. And if you like the film then look out for a spin-off TV show, coming soon. … [Read more...] about Netflix: best movies to watch this week – September 2020
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History Although Cheech & Chong pioneered the modern pot comedy, the subgenre has its roots in the counterculture of the 1960s. Recreational drug use skyrocketed during the turbulent decade, and as the new generation of American filmmakers and actors began to experiment with marijuana, they incorporated it into their movies as well. The Beatles films were clearly drug-influenced, although they didn’t feature many overt references to the stuff. Easy Rider was the most notable hippie era stoner film, with the plot involving two counterculture bikers traveling cross-country, selling drugs along the way. Although the movie is a drama, Jack Nicholson appeared in a star-making supporting role and provided the film’s comic relief. Other significant late 60s/early 70s drug films include The Trip and Wild in the Streets. These are also dramas, but perhaps the earliest notable use of marijuana in a Hollywood comedy came in 1968 with Peter Sellers’s I Love You, Alice B. … [Read more...] about A Definitive Guide to Stoner Comedies
Rydstrom admitted that he did sneak one other human voice into the movie: his friend Dietrich. “He was visiting me and I turned on the mic and said, ‘Can you make any weird sounds?’ And he did this phlegmy, guttural growl. In the kitchen attack scene, there’s a close-up of the raptor slowly opening its mouth when it’s about to attack Lex as she’s hiding in a cabinet, and that sound is mostly my friend Dietrich doing this weird guttural growl. At the time, it felt like cheating when I would use myself or any other human to make a dinosaur sound — I felt like I was cheating the sound-design gods!” … [Read more...] about You’ll Never Guess How the Dinosaur Sounds in
After Phil calls the police, they come to the house to investigate. They surround the house, guns cocked and ready for action. When the alarm goes off in Sterling’s expensive car, he goes outside and shuts it off with his keychain, which the police mistake for a gun (which echoes Trayvon Martin and his sinister bag of Skittles, which similarly was mistaken for a weapon). A hail of gunfire ensues, and the freaked out Andrew assumes he’s under attacked. … [Read more...] about Remembering ‘Amos and Andrew,’ the Forgotten Racially Charged Comedy That Feels Ripped From Today’s Headlines
In Tuesday’s New York Times report, Weinstein is described as having asked Arquette to visit him at the Beverly Hills Hotel in the mid-’90s to pick up a script for a film role. Once there, he reportedly asked her for a massage, grabbed her hand and pulled it toward his genitals (she says she immediately drew it away). In a similar incident chronicled in The New Yorker, actress Mira Sorvino recalled that during the 1995 Toronto International Film Festival — where she was promoting her co-starring role in the Woody Allen film Mighty Aphrodite — the actress found herself in a hotel room with Weinstein who “started massaging my shoulders, which made me very uncomfortable, and then tried to get more physical, sort of chasing me around.” … [Read more...] about What Will Happen to Harvey Weinstein, Legally?