Pineapple Categorical (2008)
After its trailer launched everybody to M.I.A.’s superb “Paper Planes,” Pineapple Categorical’s work was already achieved. It didn’t even have to provide a satisfyingly humorous film on prime of that. Fortunately the filmmaking crew of Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and David Gordon Green determined to offer us one anyway, as a result of Pineapple Categorical is the best of the little-seen-or-attempted stoner motion comedy.
Rogen stars as course of server and marijuana fanatic Dale Denton, whereas James Franco portrays his annoying drug vendor Saul Silver. When the pair witness a homicide, they’re compelled to flee hitmen, a pair of corrupt cops, and worst of all, Danny McBride. The Rogen/Goldberg comedy catalog has only a few misses and this one is especially wonderful.
Nobody would ever accuse Gary Ross’ Seabiscuit of being refined. With its voice-of-god narration by Ken Burns fave David McCoullough, which helpfully spells out the themes of the film each few scenes, and its achingly sentimental rating and dialogue, Seabiscuit is a Cinderella story which all however asserts its titular race horse ended the Nice Melancholy. But Ross captures a few of the easy American grandeur of Laura Hillenbrand’s non-fiction supply materials e-book, in addition to the great thing about this true story the place a horse that everybody counted out as nugatory was nursed by three males into changing into one of many biggest racing animals of all-time.
It’s the kind of feel-good yarn that gained individuals over within the Thirties and which continues to be successful now. When coupled with a handful of sturdy performances, together with from Jeff Bridges, Chris Cooper, Tobey Maguire, and a severely underrated Elizabeth Banks, you might have a crowd-pleaser that really pleases.
Staff America: World Police (2004)
Roger Ebert’s one-star review of Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s Staff America: World Police sums up the movie’s nonsensical political stance properly. “I wasn’t offended by the film’s content material a lot as by its nihilism,” the good movie critic wrote.