Category Archives: Comedy

Have You Seen ‘Fist Fight’?

Every year there are maybe two or three absurd comedies that come out in a year and with every one of these movies I find myself saying, “I definitely don’t want to watch that.” Two years ago, Fist Fight was one of those films.

I remember seeing the commercials and thinking to myself, “That looks dumb.”

Fast forward to now and my father, after checking it out, says I have to see it. I’m like, “Nooo!!!” (I really didn’t want to see it.) But he insists that I’ll enjoy it. So, grudgingly, I watch it and turns out, he was right. This movie was the funniest comedy I had seen in years.

The premise is very simple. One teacher (Charlie Day) gets another teacher (Ice Cube) fired and the fired teacher wants a fist fight. It’s that simple premise that turns into an outrageous, absolutely hilarious hour-and-thirty-minute movie that had me laughing nonstop.

With lots of rude and legitimately stupid humor, this movie could easily drag on a person’s nerves but I’m happy to say it didn’t drag on mine. Every actor played the perfect part, Ice Cube channeled his inner Johnny from The Shining at times, and by the end, I was beaming with joy.

I won’t tell you what happens but the fight is totally worth it.

I’m giving this movie 95 out of 100 and 4.5 out of 5 stars. You might see this score and think, “Really?” Yes, really. If you like outrageous and non-sensical mixed with tidbits of intelligence Fist Fight is the comedy for you.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a special day.

5 Movies To Watch this Independence Day

It’s the day before our beautiful country’s official birthday, the 4th of July, and on a celebratory holiday like this, it’s nice to sit back, relax, eat some delicious grilled delights, and watch a movie. But what movie is best to watch with the family on such a glorious summer holiday? Well, here are five films that I think are great Independence Day movies. Enjoy!

Independence Day

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Well, this is a duh moment. Independence Day is a 90s’ classic starring Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum in a science-fiction action-packed blockbuster that has stood the test of time. If you’re coming in from the sweltering summer heat to watch a fun movie with the family this is one to turn on. Continue reading 5 Movies To Watch this Independence Day

Two Netflix Originals, Two Adam Sandler Movies, Two Opinions

Yesterday my family and I went on a Netflix binge involving watching two Adam Sandler comedies; Murder Mystery and The Week Of. One was hilarious and truly enjoyable, the other was disturbing, totally awkward, and yet hearteningly believable. If you’ve seen both of these films you probably can tell which description fits which movie. After watching both Netflix Originals I found myself feeling a palpable sense of joy and as I went to bed I couldn’t wait to wake up this morning and share with you my experience watching these films. So on that note, here are my reviews of The Week Of and Murder Mystery.

The Week Of 

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The Week Of is a very long, very disturbing, very awkward, very realistic take on what would happen if two families of a bride and a groom have to stay together for a week. Personalities clash, everything is just…strange, egos are high, it’s just a hot mess. And yet, with its rotten 27% score on Rotten Tomatoes and 5.1 out of 10 rating on IMDb, it’s pretty safe to say that it’s not regarded highly by its viewers. However, as a writer, I found an appreciation for the movie simply through the incredible sense of storytelling provided by Adam Sandler and Robert Smigel.

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Have You Seen ‘The Three Amigos’?

Last night I was a bit bored so I decided to find a brand new movie to watch. I came across this film, The Three Amigos, and decided to check it out. I’m glad I did. The Three Amigos stars three Saturday Night Live legends; Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, and Martin Short, in a comedic western focusing on, well, the Three Amigos.

The story is set in 1916 and begins by showing a young Mexican woman and her younger brother (I assume) looking for help. A man by the name of El Guapo (played by Alfonso Arau) has her small town under his control and she’s trying to find somebody to defeat El Guapo. As she goes into a church to ask for help she notices that they are playing a movie that features The Three Amigos. She becomes inspired and sends The Three Amigos a telegram promising them one hundred thousand pesos if they defeat El Guapo.

The Three Amigos, however, are simply actors who end up getting fired because their Three Amigos sequel was a box-office failure. In sudden need of work they get the telegram promising a hundred thousand pesos if they stop El Guapo but instead of understanding what the telegram is actually asking of them they think it’s another acting gig. Can you see where this is going?

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