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The blog goes to the movies

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Jun 12, 2007 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

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The Yankees just had an 11-day road trip. Another 11-day jaunt starts this Monday. So with the weekend off and no game on Monday, it was time to catch up on movies.

Here is how it went …

Knocked Up: If you liked “Anchorman” and “40-year-old Virgin” then you will love this movie. It had the added attraction of being perfectly suitable for a date. Seth Rogen is funny. He’s not a physical comedian like Will Ferrell but he has a great sense of timing. This flick will be huge for Katherine Heigl. She pulls off being tremendously hot yet eminently likable, a quality that is hard to come by. Angelina Jolie, for instance, is tremendously hot. But you get the idea that if you tried to talk to her about sports, she would scratch your eyes out. Paul Rudd, who always pops up in Judd Apatow films, is good as the put-upon married guy. Apatow is on the kind of run Harold Ramis was on in the 1980s. Everything is does is funny. Good film, go see it right away.

Oceans 13: Two newspaper reviews I saw said the plot of this film was confusing. Yes, if you’re a nitwit I suppose so. This version of the franchise was much, much better than Oceans 12 but not quite as good as Oceans 11. George Clooney and Brad Pitt smirk their way through the film, which they do well. Al Pacino plays the same guy he has been playing for several years now, the loud-talking, demanding guy. It started with Scent of a Woman. Only the lines change. But he’s Pacino, so it’s great. Andy Garcia steals every scene he is in. Ellen Barkin is 53 according to IMBD. If that’s so, she’s the hottest 53-year-old ever. Of course Diane Lane will inherit that title in time. Good film, go see it.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Just Kill Me Already: That may not be the exact title. But I considered stealing a soap dispenser from the bathroom after seeing this if only to say I wasn’t totally ripped off. If it wasn’t for Keira Knightley I might have gouged my eyes out with my key chain. The first Pirates movie was fun. Now they’re tedious. It even managed to make Keith Richards look uncool, which would seem impossible to do. Terrible movie, whatever you do, don’t go. When it comes on HBO, watch Red Dawn on TNT instead.

If anybody has any movie suggestions, let them fly.

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