Category Archives: Comedy

Scrooged

 

Overall:8 Stars (8 / 10)
Fun Rating:8 Stars (8 / 10)
Comedy:8 Stars (8 / 10)

So it is Christmas and it is time to start watching movies to boost our Christmas spirit!

One of my favorice Christmas movies is Scrooged! I am a huge Bill Murray fan and I would say that this ranks in my top 10 list of his movies. He is a perfect fit for a movie like this, his physical humor along with his smart ass, quick wit humor is great!

This is an awesome take on the classic of Scrooge. There is a great supporting cast including Karen Allen, Bobcat Goldwait, John Forsythe and many more.

If you are going to watch some of the older Christmas comedies you might start with Christmas Vacation, but make sure to include this on in your list.

 

Scrooged (1988)
Scrooged poster Rating: 7.0/10 (57,097 votes)
Director: Richard Donner
Writer: Mitch Glazer, Michael O'Donoghue, Charles Dickens (novel)
Stars: Bill Murray, Karen Allen, John Forsythe, John Glover
Runtime: 101 min
Rated: PG-13
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Released: 23 Nov 1988
Plot: A selfish, cynical T.V. executive is haunted by three spirits bearing lessons on Christmas Eve.

Mom’s Night Out

Unfortunately the first movie I will review is “Mom’s Night Out”.

As it was just pointed out to me, it was about a Mom creating a blog, so it’s kind of ironic I guess.

While there were parts of the Movie that were funny, it really wasn’t very good. It was filled with jokes and situations that have appeared in numerous movies throughout the years and Sean Austin seemed a little out of place as the timid dad, especially after I just got done watching him in “Cabin Fever: Patient Zero” which was just horrible. Trace Adkins plays a nice part as the biker with the big heart and Patricia Heaton from “Everybody Loves Raymond” is ok as a Preacher’s wife.

It’s a nice movie about a Mom trying to juggle kids and a life which I’m sure everyone can relate too, but If you have to time to waste on this move I would suggest taking her out to dinner instead!

Moms' Night Out (2014)
Moms' Night Out poster Rating: 5.4/10 (9,190 votes)
Director: Andrew Erwin, Jon Erwin
Writer: Jon Erwin, Andrea Gyertson Nasfell
Stars: Sarah Drew, Sean Astin, Patricia Heaton, Trace Adkins
Runtime: 98 min
Rated: PG
Genre: Comedy
Released: 09 May 2014
Plot: Hardworking mom Allyson has a crazy night out with her friends, while their husbands watch their children.

Chef

While I was a little skeptical I usually enjoy John Favreau and the supporting cast are some favorites too. Robert Downey Jr, John Leguizamo, Scarlett Johansson and Sofia Vergara all play part that they are well suited for and the kid, played by Emjay Anthonty was a perfect fit.

Favreau also directs this movie, which I think he does a great job capturing the busy hustle and bustle of the “kitchen” life of restaurants. While parts of the movie are very predictable, he does a very good job showing how it is possible, no matter what your age is, to recapture both love for what you do for a living and for your family.

If you are looking for a feel good movie to watch with the family, I would suggest Chef, especially if you are a fan of Favreau!

If you ARE a fan of Favreau I would also suggest Very Bad Things, maybe I will watch it again soon and review it, but check it out!

Chef (2014)
Chef poster Rating: 7.3/10 (114,046 votes)
Director: Jon Favreau
Writer: Jon Favreau
Stars: Jon Favreau, John Leguizamo, Bobby Cannavale, Emjay Anthony
Runtime: 114 min
Rated: R
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Released: 30 May 2014
Plot: A chef who loses his restaurant job starts up a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise, while piecing back together his estranged family.