Wednesday, August 5
In The Loop
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Sharp! Witty! Not larf out loud funny, but does In The Loop ryl have to be when tits political commentary is both utterly biting and udderly funtastic? NO! It habsolutely snot doesn't has to, cause it's also mad clever, zippy, zowey, and plays like a Ricky Gervais TV show with less uncomfortableness. Adapted from the British show The Thick of It (wich we haven't seen, but now be dying to), the film reunites the same directing/writing trio of Armando Iannucci, Jesse Armstrong and Simon Blackwell that put it together in the first place + some of the key OG actors, like the swears and sails like a sailor Peter Capaldi and the bumbling Chris Addison, while adding the deliriously delectable always creepy, usually clueless Tom Hollander (so greeeeeeeeat in Pride & Prejudice), gem Gina McKee (see her in Wonderland NOW, and no, tis not that Wonderland), and sum wickedly rawkin American compatriotism from Tony Soprano, My Girl, Sledgehammer and Mimi Kennedy, who looked so familiar, and we couldn't finger out why, but spanks to IMDb we fingered out that she played Christian Slater's mum in Pump Up The Volume! In The Loop pumps up the intellectual humor volume to 11, so if you don't have a brain, you should probably stay away and ease on down the yellow broke road to get one, or maybe go and see that Judd Apatow movie that we won't run out to see cause suddenly seeing numerous fat Jewish dudes on a big screen has lost its luster, and anywayz, everyone knows it's all about silly skinny British people these days, although silly fat British people are totally cool... as long as they're not blowing hot air in a Judd Apatow movie. EAT IT APATOW!!
Stranger Than Nonfiction: tis quite fitting that the uncredited actor Patrick Michael Strange has quite a 'strange' selection of promo shots under is profile
Verdictgo: Breast In Show
da Loop is currently gettin loopy in select theaters across America
Rental Round-Up Dawg:
buy the DVD
Sure, it may not be anywhere close to being as funny as we remember it from our formative years (1993-95), but that doesn't mean for a second that the 10 men + 1 woman strong (Kevin Allison, Michael Ian Black, Ben Garant, Todd Holoubek, Michael Patrick Jann, Kerri Kenney, Thomas Lennon, Joe Lo Truglio, Ken Marino, Michael Showalter and David Wain) comedy troupe turned awfully smart sketch TV show The State isn't worth revisiting, or for you rooks out there, taking a maiden voyage on, hispecially since many of its alum are still mucking about and creating laffs on TV and in film. After years and years of empty promises and false hope and false promises and empty hope, the entire series has finally arrived on DVD, and the wait is well well well worth it. Like any sketch comedy show, the segments are hit or miss (juss like with the classic Ben Stiller Show), but The State had plenty of memorable moments (Louie, Doug, expensive pudding, and the long forgotten MTV Sports with Dan Cortese spoof) that makes it easier to overlook the not so memorable ones. The extras are notch top, and healthily spread throughout the 5 disc set. There's commentary for each and every ep, interviews and TV appearances from back in the day (including one on Jon Stewart's MTV show), promos (love the one highlighting their negative reviews), outtakes, unaired sketches (!) and the original pilot. One of our mo flavorite features were the closed captions, so we could finally learn what the hell the lyrics were to their opening theme song (wait, they weren't saying 'Armed to go'?)! With this and the also long overdue release of Parker Lewis Can't Lose (which, despite a whoreriffic wardrobe, has aged quite nicely), you'll be in early 90s heaven, a place we always love to escape to, and you should too!
and until next thyme the balcony is clothed...
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