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Devil’s DVD Advocacy: Bridesmaids

I have never been a bridesmaid. Probably not shocking based on my gender, appearance, and lack of ovaries. I have, however, been in many wedding parties. Not only that, but I’ve been the best man in at least six weddings (the last being that of Joseph “Mumbles” Wilhelm). Why you ask? Because I am literally the best man there is…for the job. And even then I still, always, screw up some aspect of my responsibilities. Now, imagine you put an insecure, self absorbed, lady-child in charge of everything. Would anything go right? Read the rest of this entry

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Bridesmaids

I have never been a bridesmaid.  Probably not shocking based on my gender, appearance, and lack of ovaries.  I have, however, been in many wedding parties. Not only that, but I’ve been the best man in at least six weddings (the last being that of  Joseph “Mumbles” Wilhelm).  Why you ask?  Because I am literally the best man there is…for the job.  And even then I still, always, screw up some aspect of my responsibilities.   Now, imagine you put an insecure, self absorbed, lady-child in charge of everything.  Would anything go right? Read the rest of this entry

Devil’s DVD Advocacy: Dinner for Schmucks

Dinner for Schmucks, the latest from director Jay Roach, starring Steve Carell and Paul Rudd,  entertains the notion that people can be unintentionally entertaining, to intrinsically horrible people.   Carell plays Barry, a well meaning oaf, who is “befriended” by Rudd’s overly ambitious Tim.  They embark on a series of exploits, which in the end amount to little.

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Dinner for Schmucks

Dinner for Schmucks is memorable if only for its amazing ability to waste talent; high-profile, honorable, comedic talent.  It seems that more and more these valuable resources are squandered in mediocre films either spouting inane comments or filling in as human wallpaper. Read the rest of this entry

Dinner for Schmucks (Devil’s Advocate Review)

Dinner for Schmucks, the latest from director Jay Roach, starring Steve Carell and Paul Rudd,  entertains the notion that people can be unintentionally entertaining, to intrinsically horrible people.   Carell plays Barry, a well meaning oaf, who is “befriended” by Rudd’s overly ambitious Tim.  They embark on a series of exploits, which in the end amount to little. Read the rest of this entry

Pirate Radio (Devil’s Advocate Review)

From the mind that brought us Love Actually, comes Pirate Radio.  I feel that this is worth mentioning, because Love Actually is a film that I actually love.  I have watched it a number of times, simply because it holds up in a way that I can’t see Pirate Radio holding up.  Read the rest of this entry

Pirate Radio

So this will be short and sweet. With Oscar season approaching with lightning speed, people gotta lighten up. Every movie is not gonna be a contender, it just isn’t.  This movie will not be at the Oscars, however it is just plain fun. Pirate Radio brings us back to a time when rock and roll was outlawed. Read the rest of this entry