Cheap-Ass Flicks: “I Love You, Man”

10 06 2009

I saw this movie last Friday night at the “Cheap-Ass Flicks” with some of my homies.

Lemme just get this out of the way now… $2.00 very well spent.

Quick Plot: Guy (Paul Rudd) proposes to girl (Rashida “epic hottie” Jones). Guy overhears girl talking to girlfriends about how guy has no male friends.  Mucho hilarity ensues as Guy meets his Bro (Jason Segel). A lovely bromance blossoms.

“I Love You, Man” isn’t super-heavy on plot, but there is enough between jokes to make the movie whole.

The cast of this movie meshes so well together. The funny from Jason Segel and Paul Rudd are expected, but it’s the supporting cast that brings it all together. The casting of Jon Favreau in this movie was excellent. He’s such a prick in this movie, and it’s simply awesome. Two words describe his character… “Projectile Vomit.”

Paul Rudd’s mannerisms are hilarious. The way he does certain things just get you to chuckle. He plays an excellent “straight-man w/ comedic tendencies.”

Everything from Jason Segel’s wardrobe, to his “guy who doesn’t care, but really does care” persona is great. He owned this role. I’m just surprised we didn’t see his schlong this time around.

Rashida Jones… what can I say. She is smokin’. That is all.

I highly reccomend this movie to anyone who loves comedies. The movie isn’t overly vulgar, so families with older teens can go together. This movie is one that I could see myself watching a couple of times over. Once it hits HBO, it’ll be on my DVR for awhile.

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Cheap-Ass Flicks

6 06 2009

As my loyal readers, you guys know that I’m pretty thrifty and frugal with my money. The same goes for watching movies. If I see a preview for a movie, and decide I want to see it, I subconsciously place it into one of three categorys.

1. “Must See” (aka within 1 or 2 weeks of open)

2. “2nd Run” (aka wait a couple months, save a few bucks)

3. “DVD or TV” (aka DVD or TV)

The 2nd-run movie theater (aka Cheap-Ass Flicks) is one of my favorite places to catch some cinema. The place is convienient for me, only a 15 minute drive. The movie theater is clean (some 2nd-run venues can be really grimy). And of course, the price is right ($2 anytime, $1.50 Tuesdays).

For me, most “bro movies” (Pineapple Express, I Love You Man, 40 Year Old Virgin) fall into “Cheap-Ass Flicks.” They look hilarious, but not worth a 10 spot.  Movies that fall into “must see” for me include most superhero movies. For DVD or TV movies, my feeling is, “eh, I’ll catch it when I catch it.”

When you go to the Cheap-Ass Flicks in your neighborhood, go with some buddies and make a night out of it. Go see the flick, and then grab some cheap, greasy food afterwards. You’ll come home, pants still heavy with money. This place might not be a place to take someone on a first date… but then again, movie dates are kinda lame.