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Devil’s DVD Advocacy: Crazy, Stupid, Love

Love can be a noun or a verb. It’s never typically used as an adjective. I never find myself saying, “That fruit smoothie was certainly love.” That said, I actually struggled with the title, Crazy, Stupid, Love, knowing full well that you really only need to separate the Crazy and Stupid with a comma, since those are the modifiers (i.e. adjectives) and love is the concept (i.e. noun). Then it hit me. They’re not describing love as anything. It’s just playing word association. In order to be in love, you must be a) Crazy and/or b) Stupid. Or maybe love makes you those two things. In this Steve Carrell vehicle, the latter is almost certainly true. Read the rest of this entry

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Crazy, Stupid, Love

Love can be a noun or a verb.  It’s never typically used as an adjective.  I never find myself saying, “That fruit smoothie was certainly love.”  That said, I actually struggled with the title, Crazy, Stupid, Love, knowing full well that you really only need to separate the Crazy and Stupid with a comma, since those are the modifiers (i.e. adjectives) and love is the concept (i.e. noun). Then it hit me.  They’re not describing love as anything.  It’s just playing word association.   In order to be in love, you must be a) Crazy and/or b) Stupid.  Or maybe love makes you those two things.  In this Steve Carrell vehicle, the latter is almost certainly true.   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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DVD Devil’s Advocacy: Despicable Me

In the search for the next feel good, animated, family film of the summer of 10′, comes Despicable Me, the story of Gru, a super-villian whose plan in the ultimate theft, is to steal the moon, which involves him adopting three orphaned girls. Gru voiced by comedian actor Steve Carell, slowly begins to have an emotional attachment to the three girls after adopting them for his scheme. Due to the situation, Gru begins to have conflicting conclusions, between the girls, and gaining the title of being the number one super- villian which is currently held by his arch- nemesis, Vector ( Jason Segel). Read the rest of this entry

Devil’s DVD Advocacy: Date Night

When you have a Steve Carell and a Tina Fey on board for a film, you let them do their thing.  If you rein in talent of that caliber, your film just might suffer.  Let funny people be funny. Read the rest of this entry

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

Episode 34: Dinner For Schmucks

Toor and Mike got together this week to discuss dinner guests, comedic pairings, and foreign films remade for the American mainstream audience.

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Despicable Me

In the search for the next feel good, animated, family film of the summer of 10′, comes Despicable Me, the story of Gru, a super-villian whose plan in the ultimate theft, is to steal the moon, which involves him adopting three orphaned girls. Gru voiced by comedian actor Steve Carell, slowly begins to have an emotional attachment to the three girls after adopting them for his scheme. Due to the situation, Gru begins to have conflicting conclusions, between the girls, and gaining the title of being the number one super- villian which is currently held by his arch- nemesis, Vector ( Jason Segel). Read the rest of this entry

Date Night

Before I start talking about the movie Date Night, I’m going to take a second and apologize to everyone involved in making the movie for keep referring it to Date Movie.  That movie is totally unrelated and far inferior to this comedy.  So….I’m sorry, please forgive me. Read the rest of this entry

Date Night (Devil’s Advocate Review)

When you have a Steve Carell and a Tina Fey on board for a film, you let them do their thing.  If you rein in talent of that caliber, your film just might suffer.  Let funny people be funny. Read the rest of this entry