More movies need a Bugs Bunny gotcha ending.
ALL movies need an alternate Looney Tunes ending.
If nothing else, it will make Blu-ray/DVDs must-buy items for the bonus features.
Now I can't un-imagine Seven, fading from Pitt shooting Spacey to Bugs at a desk somewhere.
nah, Seven needs Daffy's crazy laugh
Total Recall fades to white, and we cut to Bugs Bunny standing over Arnold's body holding a newly bloodied icepick going "Heh heh heh... Ain't I a stinkah?"
I'm sorry Brad I like your reviews and I'll agree that Unfriended was garbage, but the same argument you make against this movie I could also make against It Follows. It is a crime that a horror movie that does not understand even the most basic concept of atmosphere is so highly rated on rotten tomatoes. A "unique" concept does not excuse a poor implementation. And the freaking soundtrack my god it was so freaking out of place. One/Two notes played on an electric keyboard are you freaking kidding me!? Immersion breaking soundtrack, not that there was much immersion to begin with. If there was ever a movie where I would not give a shit if all the main characters die at the end it would be, scratch that it is IT fucking follows.
Thank You, for reviewing Paul Blart. Now my friends can watch your review instead of seeing this junk.
This isn't me.
Hey guys, how's it going?
Hey guys, we talkin' 'bout Lloyd?
If we're gonna talk 'bout Lloyd and Chloe, I'm in!
You guys throw the word "worst" around a lot. You should make a list of the worst movies you've seen since you started doing the Midnight Screenings at some point to set the record straight.
They usually did a worst of list at the end of the year.
Remember guys, those are called "Unfinished Business" now. But this year will turn out to be fun for that end of the year worst list.
That would be a long video lol
Do that in 2020 with Midnight Screenings Worst of the Decade.
troll ghost is really dedicated to trolling.
Getting real tired of movies with titles that remind me of what's current in pop culture: Unfriended, LOL, and That Awkward Moment. There's even Best Friends Forever and #Yolo.
I cringe--and quite possibly die a little inside--every damn time.
I feel exactly the same! Pop culture references suck so badly.
Why the fuck did we even need a Paul Blart 2....Was it not evident from the first movie, I mean jesus it was terrible and painful to sit through
Yes, but a sequel could hypothetically turn a profit with minimal risk-taking, and that's good enough for Hollywood now.
Capitalism in action!
Let's not blame "Hollywood" in the abstract here. Paul Blart: Mall Cop is a Happy Madison production, and they have carved out a very specific niche of making shitty lowest common denominator comedies.
Hey, there's no need to insult the Lowest Common Denominator like that. These movies, I'll go with anything made by Happy Madison this century, are catering to a whole different market. Like the progenitors to the "Idiocracy" society, the basis, simplest among us. Those who make that Lowest Common Denominator look like the utter most brilliant film-goers of society.
I hadn't realized it was a Happy Madison movie. That explains so much I suddenly understand quantum physics.
Is it just a thing now to have most characters in horror movies be jerks? I think movies are more scary when you get attached to a character and want to see if they survive or not. Maybe that takes too much thought for some though.
Unfriended: The Jake Norvell Story
This is the first time that I'm hearing a bad review of "Unfriended." I'm surprised.
Fitbit is far more interesting than Paul Blart 2 could ever be. I would have still watched this video if Ryan and Sarah would have just talked about that instead.
Damn, after learning what Unfriended is, I kinda want you guys to make a crossover parody and at the end it was LLOYD! D:
But seriously, Unfriended sounds awful. Paul Blart 2... I kinda already know that's gonna be bad.
Ryan and Sarah make an adorable combination
Considering what Brad has to say about Jake, I wouldn't be surprised if someday Jake goes full-on Maniac mode on Brad in one of these midnight screenings......if you know what I mean.
Jake is a piece of human garbage, and I love how no one else from Team Snob has come out to defend him. Everyone just looks so relieved and happy that he's gone.
Do they actualy talk about it?
Or just dont say anything?
It's over in the site's forum section under "general discussion." Warning though, it's incredibly depressing and heartbreaking.
I tried Trevor! I told him to leave it!
Even the downstairs-only heist idea is better than the trash they actually had to watch. In fact, I kind of want to watch the cellar-dweller heist movie. Start with a nice helicopter drop, move to some fun "hut!hut!hut!hut!" stairwell shots, rob a floor, move on down, rob a floor, move on down, take some gunshots to the legs, crawl down to the basement, hole up until the finale until someone carries you out on a stretcher. Make THEM haul your lazy ass uphill! Much better than some Mallcop.
Still no hope for the shitty skype movie outside of that fan-edit idea. Sara's right: just watch ParaNorman or any other Laika movie instead of that internet crybaby pseudo-horror crap.
Make that ^TWO^ votes for Laika's films.... all three have been [deservedly] top picks for their years.
Ryan.... I immediately order you to see ParaNorman - on pain of death [or having to see Paul Blart 2 again]!
Sarah go see The Box Trolls right nao..... that's also an order!
Sara was also absolutely right about the horrible advertising ParaNorman had. I LOVED Coraline, and I only needed my love for Neil Gaiman to get me to watch it, but that's still only one movie under Laika's belt, so I had no idea if ParaNorman would be worth a damn or not, especially after those trailers...what the HELL do zombies have to do with the Olympics anyway!?
But yeah, when I saw it on DVD, I loved it so much that I told myself that not only was I going to see their next movie, NO MATTER WHAT the trailers looked like, but I'd see it in theaters. Sure enough, Boxtrolls got me to overcome my stupid, stupid, cynical attitude about distrusting movies and waiting for DVD and it was just such a happy experience. Hell, I even pre-ordered the DVD, which I think I'll watch right now.
I've got the cheese-fits again!
It's official. The Dredd sequel is not happening.
But f*ck that, we do get more Paul Blart!
But with the bad comes some good. Deadpool will be rated r, with a comic accurate costume (for once!) worn by Mr. Reynolds, & the Netflix Daredevil show was 50 flavors of awesome! If you're a DD fan please take the time to check it out.
I guess Chris Stuckmann was right. Unfriended was probably going to be divisive, and that shows in the users rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Chris did say that he enjoyed the movie though.
What is that supposed to be a picture of?
Forget my question from earlier. He is one of the many new Channel Awesome producers that showed up recently.
The M Night Shamalangadingdong thing was originally called Sundowning, It's based on senile dementia.
Anyone else giggle more than just a little bit when they realize that most people pronounce his name that way now?
Will there be a review of True Story? The Jonah Hill James Franco dramatic thriller
The fucking sate of film now is awful. this is what they make into film? Yea I am a victim of cyber bullying so seeing this shit depress's me! cyber bullying needs to stop for gods sake but making a cash grab film? It could not have had alot of money put into it but damn kids will go see it.
To Sarah: Peter Dinklage was in X-men days of future past which was great
Unfriended sucked....yep this sucked not shocked.
Paul blart sucked yep...siiigh soooo star wars trailer...looks great
Shamalong long long movie ok...
Once again, you gentlemen fail to address the most important thing when reviewing a horror movie: is there titty?
A half hour video, and NOT ONCE do you screwballs mention titty. For shame!
I guess there wasn't any titty.
Really? King of Queens is one of the most distressingly unfunny sitcoms I've ever seen. It's characters are all stereotypical or simply obnoxious, and the writing is hackneyed and predictable to the point of insulting. I fail to see how Kevin James can come across as anything more than an irritant in any endeavor.
He's friends with Adam Sandler. That's the only reason he gets movie roles, even starring ones.
I saw this twice. What Laura said was that the YouTube video that reveals Blaire as the one videod her would be on the facebook page, not that Blaire would have to live with it forever. That's a minor point, though.
I think brad "unfriended" Jake lawllawl
I love Sara :D
I think they're trying to turn Kevin James into John Candy and BOY, are they failing!
John Candy's worst is better than Kevin James's best!
Chris Farley is more likely. John Candy is one of a kind, and he rarely turned his weight into a punchline so even if they were trying that, they'd be going about it entirely the wrong way.
Paul Blart dosen't get up, fade to black..And carnival music starts playing. Sceen
I think that most of the good karma/reviews are because "Unfriended" had a bunch of free screening events. Two of the YouTube channels I subscribe to had big free screening events for it.
Does it surprise you that Unfriended started out as an MTV TV movie, and was picked up for theatrical distribution by Universal for release in 2015 because of positive reactions to the trailer?
Also, believe it or not, the take that you see in the film was shot on a series of long takes, with the cast improvising and reacting naturally to the stuff that was happening onscreen.
After the commercial break it looked and sounded like Brad had just done cocaine.
Hope you guys get to see Child 44. Would love to hear ya'll's thoughts on it.
Hey, Brad! I've been watching for years. Hopefully you'll see this and consider my points. S and R are genial/charismatic/funny/composed here. A real credit to your site. Give them both better movies to see, more like Rear Window, they deserve it(as funny as it is hearing them riff bad ones, they actually have articulate thoughtful things to say about good movies I would like to hear more often) and I love the reviews with four people to a car. The flow of conversation seems less forced and everyone can contribute a great deal and eat up an hour naturally, not feel they need to keep pressing on to meet a certain time limit.
The budget was $1,000,000
Haven't seen Unfriended, but I did like the attention to detail in the trailer of using Liveleak for the suicide video, with their reputation for gore videos.
They should have worked a street brawl into the video so they could have had that clip on WorldStarHipHop.
You know, I'm a fan of Kevin James. I find him.... "funny" enough. I liked what I've see of King of Queens and some movies I've seen him in. But I wasn't a fan of the fist Blart movie and the can't say the trailers for this one made me want to see it. Not sure it was a sequel we "needed" or "deserved."
This movie can go to hell.
The Village was the first Shayamalan movie I ever saw, and it friggin blew me away. I STILL really love that movie.
I think the real problem with it is that, by that point, everyone knew The Village would have a twist because it was Shaymalan, and it was expected that a twist was coming.
Unlike everyone else, when I saw that movie, I was not expecting a big twist. Sure, I suspected that one was coming by about the 80 percent mark, but for the most part, I found that movie incredibly creepy when I first saw it.
Again, that was before I saw The Sixth Sense and Signs. As for Lady in the Water -- I still don't know what the fuck to think of that one.
Really? That movie was so disappointing to me. It was going great until it copped out in the end.
Yeah. That movie really grabbed me as being incredibly creepy.
Again, let me state that The Village was the first Shayamalan movie I ever saw. In that vacuum, it worked really well for me.
At what point did the film cop out for you? At the end? I can see why there. HOWEVER, I, personally, had never seen a Shayamalan movie at that point in movie history. I wasn't expecting the thing to have a twist when I went in, and I didn't sense that a twist was coming until towards the end, and even then, I wasn't sure.
I thought the movie was incredibly well shot. It built a sense of tension extremely well. If you watched it at the time now knowing anything else and weren't aware that some twist was going to come, it was probably going to be very scary and very,very good.
Then again, I could be wrong. I'm just some dipshit.
You're not a dipshit; nothing wrong with liking the movie. I just wanted it to be a real monster. I prefer supernatural horror movies, so I was really disappointed with The Village.
I agree 100%
To me, The Village didn't fail because everyone expected a twist.
It's because the twist made no damn sense, and didn't actually change anything in the movie.
The problem with the twist in The Village is that it makes the movie less fun. Shyamylan was at his best when he was doing genre films which were also meta-commentaries on those genres, while still working as very effective examples of those genres. And the twists the end reflected that: each twist makes perfect sense for the genre of the movie, while at the same time furthering the deconstruction aspects of each film: the twist in The Sixth Sense is straight out of a classic ghost story, but also resolves the metaphorical narrative about dealing with loss. The twist in Unbreakable gives our super-hero an archetypal super-villain, and makes sense within the theme of finding our place in the universe and accepting it. The twist in Signs (Yes, I count that one as good) is almost the same twist as War of the Worlds, placing it firmly in pulpy SF tradition, while bringing the questions about faith and providence full circle. Each twist works on the "Deeper" level, but is also fun in the same way that the genres each movie is toying with are.
The Village, on the other hand, sets you up with a perfectly nice monster movie, and then snatches it away from you. Never mind the fact that thematically it's much more lightweight than Shyamalan's earlier films, it screws up purely from a storytelling perspective: if you're enjoying watching a super-natural thriller, and then suddenly the movie tells you "Haha! This isn't a supernatural thriller at all!" it's just jarring, not exiting. The problem with The Village isn't that there's a twist, it's that it cheats.
The Village isn't a bad film. It's got good actors, the score is very effective and it's nicely shot. If there's a problem its that the twist would have been more effective in a Twilight Zone episode.
I'm in the camp that thinks anyone who can write and direct Unbreakable is leagues ahead of the the average Hollywood Hack. He had a decent film "Lady in the Water" that annoyed critics and a trio of duds. One of which was a vanity project for Will Smith, the other a starred two short planks of wood playing a scientist and the third at least had penis hair. So what.. There are plenty of film makers who don't come close.
Yeah... I'm also a huge fan of Lady in the Later, one of my favorite movies actually but I can totally understand why people hate it. I don't think it's one of the worst movies ever, even of that year but I can totally understand people calling it bad. But I love it, I love the story, the characters with a few exceptions.
Utterly adore Sarah. Sure, she could bring a small notebook or scratch-paper with her to the movies. But, instead, she writes the trailers -and not movie titles, apparently, but snarky comments on the movie- on her arm.
And I adore her in other ways as well. :) Rock on, Sarah!
Say Dave, if there any experience you can compare Unfriended to towards the movies Brad had terrible time watching how would you scale this? Is this the equivalent how Brad felt after watching Transformers 3 were in second transformers movie brad knew were all problems that were prominent only to figure out he didn't expect all shit like the Ken jeong shtick or how annoying the humans are? Or is Savages were He high expectations how intriging the trailers look for that film only to discover it had all the bad 90's crime movies cliches and the twist ending that completely turns it horrible?
HM, just saw a Christian site calls Paul Blart 2 the funniest family film in years. Oh wait it was a christian site, nevermind. Im just going to see It Follows.
I guess Unfriended failed to live up to the Skype
Booo. Booo! Shame on you for that amazing pun!
I kind of liked unfriended,I took it as "another supernatural force fucks with assholes for giggles." My only issue was the fact that the shoehorned in nerd suffered far worse than most of the actual assholes.
I can't find the trailer for the new M. Night Shyamalan film, is it only in theaters and not released online yet?
Someone tell Dave that next week Ex Machina, a movie that looks genuinely good, is getting a wide release so he can see something go hold him over until Avengers.
*to hold him over until Avengers
Ex Machina looks fucking terrific, but idk how they're handling the midnight screenings next week.
Brad; I know I'm a bit late and you want to move on from this mountain of bullshit (believe me I get it). With that being said I just wanted to say how much I appreciate this website and that what Jake pulled was a complete betrayal. He needed to go and its good you got rid of him.
Although I watched the video anyway, I knew exactly what was coming in the "Paul Blart" review. Sarah's face in the still picture told me everything there is to know about that "comedy".
What is it with talented stand-up comedians who go on to do mediocre TV shows and crappy movies anyway? It's almost like a surefire strategy for artistic failure. I understand that everybody needs to make some "real money", dreams of being a movie star and can't take the on-the-road lifestyle anymore after a certain point - but it's hard to watch talent after talent lose their edge in the Dullywood system.
The plot itself is what I cant fucking stand about unfriended.Why have the bullied girl become a worse bully than the bullies?If shes supposed to be a sympathetic character that makes her a hundred times worse.
If anything a vid of her passed out drunk and underage drinking while shitting herself should make her feel like an awful person because she is.She sounds like a total selfish cunt for killing herself.
Not to mention this movie sends the message to bullied kids(i was bullied in school myself but got over it) that if you kill yourself you get magic superpowers which you can get revenge with.That is a horrible horrible message.Fuck you movie.
I dunno. If some teenager watches a movie and believes from it that they'll get magic powers upon their death to exact vengeance? I'd kind-of say they deserve to die. Someone that stupid and naive is going to take themselves out sooner or later and I just assume no one smart accidentally goes with them.
Hey, I was bullied in school a *lot* too. But I wasn't stupid enough to believe that if I beat-up the head-bully in a Karate tournament that I'd be respected and popular.
I dont know.There are some really stupid people out there.Like the kids in the 90s who accidentally killed each other by wrestling.Or that kid who got away with murder because he was too rich to know right from wrong.
Yeah, but I'd say those incidents are heck of a lot different than a teenager believing they'll gain supernatural powers by committing suicide. I mean, that's like saying "The Incredible Hulk" is dangerous because teens might think if they expose themselves to Gamma Radiation they'll get green-monster rage powers.
You mean all that time staring into the microwave so I could get super powers was a waist?
Unfriended wasn't that bad. Dave's complaints are mostly nitpicks.
It has admittedly been a long time since I saw Paul Blart 1 as well, but I certainly recall it having a bit more of a conventionally heroic bent. Like, he was overweight and awkward and kind of a loser but it really was literally the essential plot of Die Hard made family friendly. As I remember, Kevin James had that sort of 'I'm an everyman, but determination is my superpower' kind of thing going on, where he was succeeding against all odds because he had been pushed to his breaking point and simply REFUSED TO BREAK because TOO MUCH WAS RIDING ON HIM FOR HIM TO ALLOW IT.
The first was a perfectly serviceable movie, it wasn't anything special, but it entertained. I walked out of it and fully expected to never see it again, but I enjoyed it while I watched it.
The sequel sounds incredibly bad, by comparison.
Unfriended was absolutely abhorrent. I agree with everything Dave said - and his Duck Amuck comment is spot on - it's a movie with not just bad horror movie characters, it's a filmmaker going out of his way to have CONTEMPT for the audience watching it. And because the movie is so bad with the characters and story, the gimmick comes out ever worse. Maybe this approach could work with better material, but I'm not sure. Half of the movie is MESSAGING and facebook messages. That is not fucking cinematic, you motherfuckers!
I haven't been this angry since I watched I Spit on Your Grave.
Open Windows did the Unfriended gimmick first, and better.
The first Paul Blart is the only movie I remember hating watching all the way through. I went because a friend wanted to go. I think he apologized to me afterward, lol.I don't know why he thought it was going to be good.
Unsurprising Unfriended was terrible. I couldnt watch the trailers without laughing hysterically.
I'm going to disagree with the hype on the minion movie though. Side characters who are liked more than the main characters usually dont fare well in their own movie (Pirates, anyone?)
Brad look up a movie called The Den, has a similar concept except for the ghost part.
The Babadook (and They Came Together) is on Netflix! Any plans to review this (perhaps these) films any time soon? If I fell through a wormhole and somehow missed that review, my apologies.
He's done at least the Babadook one..... find it by putting it in the search engine bar - should be under his V-log reviews.
Guess you were only half in the 'hole. ;)
Oops. It was with Tusk and VHS Viral. My mistake. Thanks, Angelique!
No problem, Sugar - happens all the time ..... and I hope he does "They Came Together" sometime in the future too :)
As someone who does a 24 hour Black Friday Paul Blart Mall Cop marathon, because I haven't seen any other Black Friday movies, and any chance for a movie marathon, I'll take, the sequel was really lackluster. I would've preferred if they just didn't mention the non-returning cast members, rather than what they did, and I'm someone who hates the cop out, but it would've made more sense to the characters from the last movie. All in all, Paul Blart Mall Cop 2 was a really disappointing sequel, but at least it was better than Grown Ups 2.
Inspector Clouseau tells me beroism by accident can be hilarious when done right.
I just watch Unfriended today. FUCK ME!!!
This movie is in any way shape or form more inferior than Man of Steel, I know many people have their doubts and were quick to pan on "Man of Steel" and I didn't hate on that movie. THIS IS NO MOVIE!! THIS IS NOT EVEN WORTH A RENTAL!! This thing should have been a 20 minute video on Youtube. What a wasted piece of shit.
I'm a bit surprised that RLM gave Unfriended a "better" review than you guys did! You usually have the opposite opinions on a lot of things lol.
"Where is my forward button?"
'I CAN'T FORCE QUIT MY PROGRAMS!'
So I clean theaters and sell pocorn for a living at a local AMC and I had the displeasure of catching the end of Unfriended. Yeah yeah, all that Brad and Dave complained about is true, but as I was cleaning the unsurprisingly empty theater I couldn't help but notice one details they glossed over, the ending credits.
"What? The credits? Who cares?" Well, I for one always believed that the ending credits of a movie can still leave you with a lasting impression of the film because now you usually have the movie's soundtrack presented to you unfiltered. I STILL have It Follows' music swimming around in my brain. Anyway, usually I like to listen to the end credits during the sweep... but not this time. Being a horror movie I expected something moody, maybe a few violin's here and a "dun DUN!" there, but nope! Instead we got... rap music? And not even hard or dark rap music, but like... a song about celebrating climbing up from poverty and making it in your dreams.
The HELL?! What does that have to do with a movie where everyone is murdered gruesomely by a Skype ghost?! What were they thinking, editing this into the credits so that teenagers can be like "yo that ghost shit was cray cray, good thing they left this song so I can mellow out and pretend like my life is going somewhere!" And I get that they chose pop music to populate their soundtrack, but they couldn't choose something moodier for the credits? There IS moody dark pop music out there they can choose from! I was in the theater during the last scene, and they song they were playing honestly gave me some chills. Why not that one? Or Hell, anything by Lana Del Ray or some other artist who knows how to create mood music.
Stupid filmmaking begets stupid people, and this is a prime example of the former.
I had some time to kill before going to my second viewing of "Age of Ultron", so I had my friends vote on a movie to see. With the timing, it came down to:
* Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2
* Hot Pursuit
"Unfriended" won, although another friend of mine actually paid for my ticket to see "Hot Pursuit" -- which was also awful.
"Unfriended" is a film that should not exist. It is honestly the first time I've EVER considered walking out of a theatre, and I sat through "Battlefield: Earth", "The Last Airbender", and "50 Shades of Grey" in theatres. I have NEVER, EVER been so annoyed at a film. The concept was stillborn from the outset.
I eventually stopped complaining about the assholes behind me who kept kicking the seat because it was taking my mind of the awful characters on screen.
Is it weird for me to say that Ryan kinda sounds like Albert Brooks(voice of Marlin from Finding Nemo)?
I remember hearing about Paul Blart: Mall Cop because Observe and Report was coming out at the same time,and I didn't want to see Paul Blart because it looked really bad and I knew that Observe and Report was going to be the much better mall security movie. I ended up seeing Paul Blart because my mom tuned into it on cable, and it was probably worse than I expected it to be. It was 90 minutes of fat jokes. The whole movie was trying to be like a comedic version of Die Hard set in a mall, and that might have worked if it wasn't Kevin James, and if the humor wasn't "haha, fatty eat, fatty fall down and go boom" humor. Why'd they make a sequel to this? What more could they possibly do with the character when they didn't do anything with the character in the first movie?