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Alex in SF, Thursday, 19 March 2009 14:45 (eleven years ago) link

ya.

man they must be pissed off about paul blart mall cop

s1ocki, Thursday, 19 March 2009 14:45 (eleven years ago) link

lol at HR review:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/film-reviews/film-review-observe-and-report-1003952316.story

Barring a Terry Zwigoff return to "Bad Santa" territory, it's hard to imagine a filmmaker embracing this dubious hero to the extent writer-director Jody Hill does. The result gets plenty of laughs but will leave an odd aftertaste that could make "Observe" less successful than Rogen's less ambiguous outings.

caek, Thursday, 19 March 2009 14:50 (eleven years ago) link

im dying here - hilarious

s1ocki, Thursday, 19 March 2009 14:55 (eleven years ago) link

I've been burned by stuff like this before (Robin Williams' One Hour Photo psycho, anyone?) and can't imagine gambling $12 on a Rogen vehicle.

Past a Diving Jeter (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 19 March 2009 15:03 (eleven years ago) link

lol ennui, xp

caek, Thursday, 19 March 2009 15:03 (eleven years ago) link

DP is Tim Orr, that's a plus.

Past a Diving Jeter (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 19 March 2009 15:05 (eleven years ago) link

One thing this film does draw from Hill's earlier one is an impressively obscure soundtrack that might start with the Band but immediately segues to groups like Pyramid, whose musical vigor far exceeds their songwriting gifts.

lol pyramid

14 karat gold steen computer wizard (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Thursday, 19 March 2009 16:28 (eleven years ago) link

im dying here

s1ocki, Thursday, 19 March 2009 16:37 (eleven years ago) link

someone help slocki--hes posted twice about how hes dying and you guys are just c/ping trade reviews???

rip dom passantino 3/5/09 never forget (max), Thursday, 19 March 2009 16:38 (eleven years ago) link

guys please

s1ocki, Thursday, 19 March 2009 16:43 (eleven years ago) link

rip slocki

da croupier, Thursday, 19 March 2009 16:45 (eleven years ago) link

not been confirmed but damn this was a shock

FREE DOM AND ETHAN (special guest stars mark bronson), Thursday, 19 March 2009 16:47 (eleven years ago) link

that's what you get for posting on ilx without a helmet

congratulations (n/a), Thursday, 19 March 2009 16:48 (eleven years ago) link

feel so bad for liam neeson right now

congratulations (n/a), Thursday, 19 March 2009 16:48 (eleven years ago) link

what's weird is he kept posting for awhile and seemed okay after he hit his head

Mr. Que, Thursday, 19 March 2009 16:48 (eleven years ago) link

based on the rule of threes i'm worried about catherine o'hara

da croupier, Thursday, 19 March 2009 16:49 (eleven years ago) link

thanks guys, i really appreciate it, im just happy i can still read and post on ilx from heaven

s1ocki, Thursday, 19 March 2009 16:52 (eleven years ago) link

jesus its hotter here than i expected

s1ocki, Thursday, 19 March 2009 16:53 (eleven years ago) link

and there doesnt seem to be much else BESIDES ilx

s1ocki, Thursday, 19 March 2009 16:53 (eleven years ago) link

had no used for him but RIP

the name's ban. suggest ban (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 19 March 2009 16:54 (eleven years ago) link

lamp has no shot at winning the 2009 best poster in a supporting role award after this

the name's ban. suggest ban (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 19 March 2009 16:54 (eleven years ago) link

s1ocki, Best Supporting Actor

Past a Diving Jeter (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 19 March 2009 17:03 (eleven years ago) link

(sheeeit missed that)

Past a Diving Jeter (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 19 March 2009 17:03 (eleven years ago) link

two weeks pass...

this is gonna owne so hard

through hellfire and aspergers (cankles), Tuesday, 7 April 2009 12:29 (eleven years ago) link

man i love eastbound & down so much

s1ocki, Tuesday, 7 April 2009 14:01 (eleven years ago) link

^^^^

the rickey henderson of sbs (J0rdan S.), Tuesday, 7 April 2009 14:03 (eleven years ago) link

^^^^^^

A Very Powerful Whale Runs To Heaven (latebloomer), Tuesday, 7 April 2009 22:37 (eleven years ago) link

Is E&D better than the karate movie? Cuz that was okay, but nothing special. Really wished they kept the original ending where he killed his wife at the end.

Alex in SF, Tuesday, 7 April 2009 22:40 (eleven years ago) link

guys you should all see this film, the writer/director is this dude i worked with three years ago on a show, i was there when he got the news from sundance about foot fist way and he is a real good dude, i am happy to see him doing so well. and the yuan bros, who play the yuen bros in the film, are buddies of mine.

CNTFACE (omar little), Tuesday, 7 April 2009 22:40 (eleven years ago) link

some dude I met once shoots gun w/ them I think I don't really remember

cool app (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Tuesday, 7 April 2009 22:45 (eleven years ago) link

i saw this last night. it was awesome. not nearly as fucked up as I was hoping but it was really violent which was good. Jody Hill always puts the BEST music in his stuff, the opening credits have a classic song that was so good to hear and there were tons of other great tunes at very good moments. Danny McBride makes a cameo. Faris was good, Rogen was really fat. All in all a good time at the movies.

crab ringgoon (surfboard dudes get wiped out, totally), Friday, 10 April 2009 18:45 (eleven years ago) link

oh yeah, there's also the obligatory drug binge montage which was also really fucking awesome (this time it was mixed in with gratuitous ass kicking instead of Kenny Powers' stumbling and mubmling). I think I had my expectation set a little high because this movie was great thinking back on it but I was a tiny bit disappointed

crab ringgoon (surfboard dudes get wiped out, totally), Friday, 10 April 2009 18:48 (eleven years ago) link

i love east bound but this was dumb. POINTLESS & UGLY IMO

A B C, Saturday, 11 April 2009 00:57 (eleven years ago) link

rip fatty rogen. he was kind of cute with the buzzcut

A B C, Saturday, 11 April 2009 00:58 (eleven years ago) link

this was so good

J0rdan S., Saturday, 11 April 2009 02:59 (eleven years ago) link

genuinely shocking in places and hilarious

J0rdan S., Saturday, 11 April 2009 03:00 (eleven years ago) link

this is dividing people up good - trusted critics enjoyed it but friends said it was completely laugh-free. seeing it this weekend.

Simon H., Saturday, 11 April 2009 03:10 (eleven years ago) link

Is the rape scene handled as distastefully as I've read it was? I get that he's supposed to be troubled, and that he preys on Faris in an almost blacked out state, but WTF is up with her wanting it by the time it's over?

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 11 April 2009 03:20 (eleven years ago) link

SPOILER I GUESS

it was weird... it's barely even a scene - it's about 10 seconds maybe max and he's on top of her thrusting and she's on her back with a little vomit visible on the pillow and he realizes that she's not moving so he stops and she slurs "don't stop, motherfucker" - not sure what i thought of it, i think mostly it tried to further the idea that rogen's character is really fucked up and a huge asshole when he's off his meds - and in general that he's not good w/ girls which is why he fucks a girl who just threw up in front of him and is clearly drugged up - and that farris' character is a huge s lut

J0rdan S., Saturday, 11 April 2009 03:24 (eleven years ago) link

there were more disturbing parts, i thought

J0rdan S., Saturday, 11 April 2009 03:25 (eleven years ago) link

Yeah, my main concern was whether or not it plays to her character's behavior pattern or if it was just some sort of thoughtless "all girls really want it" idea Jody Hill was trying to get at (and I'd fully expect a studio to let that kind of thing slide).

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 11 April 2009 03:31 (eleven years ago) link

yeah i think it was just to set up farris as a huge slut, like even tho she drank a bunch and chewed a bunch of pills and threw up and is not even attracted to rogen's character she just wants to have sex with anything

J0rdan S., Saturday, 11 April 2009 03:35 (eleven years ago) link

this metacritic blurb otm

Observe and Report is the rare "action-comedy" (almost always a muddled hybrid) that earns its cathartic climax. The blood is real because the psychosis is real. But somehow--the magic of comedy--it's also uproarious.

J0rdan S., Saturday, 11 April 2009 04:10 (eleven years ago) link

from ny mag

J0rdan S., Saturday, 11 April 2009 04:10 (eleven years ago) link

Dargis & Armond agree: sadistic piece of shit

won't get fooled again

Dr Morbius, Saturday, 11 April 2009 05:03 (eleven years ago) link

Worth it just for inspiring this line:

"Ronnie is a renegade: but not in the good way of downscale comic figures such as Tyler Perry’s Madea and Larry the Cable Guy."

Alex in SF, Saturday, 11 April 2009 05:20 (eleven years ago) link

looks like it meets j0rdan's ideal of policing for G20

Dr Morbius, Saturday, 11 April 2009 05:31 (eleven years ago) link

lol

k3vin k., Saturday, 11 April 2009 05:39 (eleven years ago) link

this was pretty terrible... main character was totally uncompelling... have no idea what the story was supposed to be... a lot of comedy dressing but barely any laughs... love eb&d but this = no.

s1ocki, Sunday, 12 April 2009 04:44 (eleven years ago) link

Hey, Cankles asked me to post the following on his behalf:

this is gonna owne so hard

― through hellfire and aspergers (cankles), Tuesday, April 7, 2009 8:29 AM (5 days ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

^^it did not owne hard at all

in fact it is a movie that is gay as FUKK

the whole thing is just an endless string of musical montages, basically it is just the shitbird director forcing u to listen to his ipod while jerkin off in ure eyes

seriously just CUT IT OUT WITH ALL THE FUCKIN SONGS HOW ABOUT A PUNCHLINE U FUCKEN CUMBEARD

the violence was actually well staged and presented tho, it was pretty exhilarating when he savagely beat a bunch of children for instance

btw after this and watchmen (not sure if i should count know1ng since i was expecting a giant shitwich there) i am basically only ever pirating movies from now on

EN Save-A-Ken BB (ENBB), Sunday, 12 April 2009 05:05 (eleven years ago) link

the violence was actually well staged and presented tho, it was pretty exhilarating when he savagely beat a bunch of children for instance

otm

J0rdan S., Sunday, 12 April 2009 05:44 (eleven years ago) link

aziz had the best bits tho

WHY WOULD I BLOW UP A CHIC-FIL-A, THAT SHIT IS FUCKIN DELICIOUS

J0rdan S., Sunday, 12 April 2009 05:45 (eleven years ago) link

also danny mcbride fuckin killed his cameo

THAT'S MY SEED. THAT'S MY LEGACY.

J0rdan S., Sunday, 12 April 2009 05:46 (eleven years ago) link

I liked it a lot.

have no idea what the story was supposed to be... a lot of comedy dressing but barely any laughs

I imagine the thing that's dividing people is that this is a movie about a deeply fucked-up, unlikeable character first and a comedy way, way second (who the fuck cares about how it was marketed.)

I don't see the point in comparing this too much Eastbound & Down or even the Footfist Way. It's a different vibe. The character isn't just an unlikeable deluded dick, he's dangerous. He's not Kenny Powers, he's Travis Bickle. Even the happy ending feels
wrong and quesy, and I'm pretty sure that's intentional.

The one criticism I really agree with is the musical montage-itis. That Wes Anderson bullshit gets pretty old by the end of the movie.

A Very Powerful Whale Runs To Heaven (latebloomer), Sunday, 12 April 2009 22:06 (eleven years ago) link

*queasy

A Very Powerful Whale Runs To Heaven (latebloomer), Sunday, 12 April 2009 22:06 (eleven years ago) link

I think if you're going to have a main character that unsympathetic he's gotta be compelling and dude was not at all. I know he's supposed to be travis bickle cuz dudes hit us over the head with it about 100000 times.

s1ocki, Sunday, 12 April 2009 22:09 (eleven years ago) link

I was hoping to love it and only liked it; the "happy" ending (queasy or not) felt forced and the "real" love interest should not have been there. Also, Patton Oswalt is wasted. Still, I admire Hill's chutzpah.

Simon H., Monday, 13 April 2009 03:41 (eleven years ago) link

Both psyched and bummed that the trailer uses Patto - The Man, because it's a favorite of mine but also sort of a pet "deep cut" I like to play for people, put on mixes to surprise friends, etc.

excuse me, brutality here? (Hurting 2), Monday, 13 April 2009 03:57 (eleven years ago) link

I loved the Ronnie character. don't really see him as this Bickle-esque tortured monster. he was not unsympathetic at all!

crab ringgoon (surfboard dudes get wiped out, totally), Monday, 13 April 2009 04:00 (eleven years ago) link

absolutely loved the soundtrack, but there was definitely an over-reliance on hpstr iPod action going on. one song isn't even over and homie is cutting right to the next.

as for the movie, I definitely didn't hate it, but there parts that were surprisingly draggy for a film so gonzo in so many respects. I thought Rogen did an admirable job, even if I thought some of Ronnie's more unsavory characteristics were a bit of a hard sell for him. the careening tone (e.g. the "real" love interest, redemption, etc.) bothered my girlfriend a lot more than me. umm lol bipolar??

now is the time to winterize your manscape (will), Monday, 13 April 2009 13:22 (eleven years ago) link

ehhhhh didn't quite work, but glad i saw it.

FREE DOM AND ETHAN (special guest stars mark bronson), Sunday, 26 April 2009 18:36 (eleven years ago) link

is this funnier than I Love You Man?

akm, Sunday, 26 April 2009 18:46 (eleven years ago) link

no.

FREE DOM AND ETHAN (special guest stars mark bronson), Sunday, 26 April 2009 19:52 (eleven years ago) link

some stuff just really fell flat, like anything involving his mother.

+ there are some non-narrative movies i like just fine, eg anchorman, but this film was meant to have an arc one way or another, so having it so thrown-together didn't work.

perhaps it fell between two stools: either do a 'redemption arc' thing or just have loads of random shit like his buddy getting into heroin.

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FREE DOM AND ETHAN (special guest stars mark bronson), Sunday, 26 April 2009 19:57 (eleven years ago) link

A+ Mclusky

This movie depressed the shit out of me

Seth Rogen is still pretty hot in bad outfits with extra poundage

❉❉❉❉❉❉❉❉Plaxico❉❉❉❉❉❉❉❉❉ (I know, right?), Wednesday, 6 May 2009 08:24 (eleven years ago) link

two weeks pass...

has this already been and gone in the UK? imdb claims it came out on 24 april.

caek, Wednesday, 20 May 2009 22:59 (eleven years ago) link

three months pass...

awful film

caek, Saturday, 12 September 2009 02:55 (ten years ago) link

two weeks pass...

worth it 4 drug montage w/ mike pena & mcbride cameo

kinda reminded me of bad santa but yeah the hipster bs needs to go

johnny crunch, Saturday, 26 September 2009 22:20 (ten years ago) link

(note: could be dark and disturbing sez IFC)

fountain bleaut (s1ocki), Saturday, 26 September 2009 22:25 (ten years ago) link

WHY WOULD I BLOW UP A CHIC-FIL-A, THAT SHIT IS FUCKIN DELICIOUS

― J0rdan S., Sunday, April 12, 2009 12:45 AM (5 months ago) Bookmark

iirc flair (J0rdan S.), Saturday, 26 September 2009 22:28 (ten years ago) link

this film isn't dark or disturbing

cozwn, Saturday, 26 September 2009 22:53 (ten years ago) link

weird, weird movie but i liked it.

omar little, Sunday, 27 September 2009 00:00 (ten years ago) link

this was great. a few too many musical montages but otherwise, wow what a weird movie, great that Rogen put his fleeting fame behind getting something this odd made.

the taint of Macca is strong (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 6 October 2009 15:31 (ten years ago) link

three weeks pass...

This movie was like Taxi Driver written and directed by a semi-literate Everybody Loves Raymond fan or something. Honestly I have no idea what to make of it. Just a weird and fairly pointless film.

We call them "meat hemorrhoids" (Alex in SF), Friday, 30 October 2009 02:40 (ten years ago) link

two weeks pass...

I just saw this and didn't care for it at all. I wanted to laugh harder at the parts that actually were funny, but even the best scenes had annoying elements (usually music-related... god damn was it overbearing) that kind of made my laughter stick in my throat.

It felt to me like Hill couldn't decide if he wanted to make a comedy or a pointless Taxi Driver knock-off. It came out like Punch Drunk Love 2. After this movie, I think I have decided that Hill is a juvenile hack who is really lucky to be surrounded by talented people.

Buck Utah (rockapads), Thursday, 19 November 2009 20:02 (ten years ago) link

he's a pretty sharp motherfucker

jØrdån (omar little), Thursday, 19 November 2009 20:07 (ten years ago) link

the word "juvenile" came to mind strictly because of how he writes female characters. they are either helpless and innocent with hearts of gold, shallow sluts, or shrews. none of them ever have big parts - they are just there as an end-zone mechanism for the fat anti-hero.

Buck Utah (rockapads), Thursday, 19 November 2009 21:06 (ten years ago) link

i would not subject my girl to any of his stuff.

Buck Utah (rockapads), Thursday, 19 November 2009 21:06 (ten years ago) link

aren't you nice

da croupier, Thursday, 19 November 2009 21:14 (ten years ago) link

my wife loved Observe and Report

Jack Kirby's Orangutan Surfing Civilization (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 19 November 2009 21:15 (ten years ago) link

Shakey, how could you? That poor woman, you should have protected her.

lift this towel, its just a nipple (HI DERE), Thursday, 19 November 2009 21:15 (ten years ago) link

i wouldn't let my girl watch pretty woman because everyone in that movie was either helpless and innocent with hearts of gold, shallow sluts, or shrews

da croupier, Thursday, 19 November 2009 21:16 (ten years ago) link

I wouldn't let me girl watch pretty woman because I wouldn't want her to get the impression that horse-faced whores make lots of money

Jack Kirby's Orangutan Surfing Civilization (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 19 November 2009 21:17 (ten years ago) link

I wouldn't subject my wife to "Pretty Woman" because she'd make me watch it with her and srsly fuck that.

lift this towel, its just a nipple (HI DERE), Thursday, 19 November 2009 21:17 (ten years ago) link

my girl was down w/this film

jØrdån (omar little), Thursday, 19 November 2009 21:17 (ten years ago) link

I wouldn't let me girl watch pretty woman because I wouldn't want her to get the impression that horse-faced whores make lots of money

ok you do realize it sounds like you're saying you're worried pretty woman would give your horse-faced wife ideas or something

da croupier, Thursday, 19 November 2009 21:19 (ten years ago) link

aw, you're ruining it

lift this towel, its just a nipple (HI DERE), Thursday, 19 November 2009 21:20 (ten years ago) link

hahaha er uh oh no that isn't what I meant

Jack Kirby's Orangutan Surfing Civilization (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 19 November 2009 21:23 (ten years ago) link

I wouldn't let me girl watch pretty woman because I wouldn't want her to get the impression that horse-faced whores make lots of money

actual lol

guys, i wasn't saying i kept her from Hill's stuff - just didn't recommend it.

Buck Utah (rockapads), Thursday, 19 November 2009 21:46 (ten years ago) link

do you judge all movies you subject her to on the strength of the female roles?

da croupier, Thursday, 19 November 2009 22:12 (ten years ago) link

cuz you never know, she might think anna faris plays a pretty funny shallow slut in this

da croupier, Thursday, 19 November 2009 22:15 (ten years ago) link

That's doubtful.

We call them "meat hemorrhoids" (Alex in SF), Thursday, 19 November 2009 22:25 (ten years ago) link

well, i wouldn't recommend this particular movie to anyone... but in general i doubt there would be much for her to enjoy in any of Hill's stuff. possibly Eastbound & Down if she could stick it through to the last few episodes. we have watched and enjoyed some manchild-with-crush-on-one-dimensional-female comedies together in the past, but Hill's stuff is mean enough in other aspects that i doubt she would enjoy.

i chose the word "subject", because she wasn't interested in the first place, so i would have had to talk her into it.

Buck Utah (rockapads), Thursday, 19 November 2009 22:26 (ten years ago) link

one year passes...

Watching this right now. I don't think I like it very much. This is bumming me out. :(

ENBB, Friday, 24 December 2010 01:50 (nine years ago) link

seven months pass...

this movie was pretty mediocre to bad. had no consistent tone and didn't know what it wanted to be, was like a three-headed Cerberos film that didn't stick to anything long enough.

Neanderthal, Sunday, 31 July 2011 14:30 (nine years ago) link

two years pass...

after seeing all of Eastbound and Down, it feels like this part must have been written for Danny McBride, right...? Feel like it would have been an immensely better film with him in the lead.

six years pass...

I think about this movie at least a couple times a year, it's due a proper re-evaluation (even if the infamous sex scene is awful + not funny and it would have been better with McBride in the lead)

the quar on drugs (Simon H.), Friday, 31 July 2020 12:40 (one week ago) link


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