|Title:||Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby|
|01.06.07||DVD||man, the tiny baby jesus prayer still makes me laugh till my lungs are empty. Overall though, I'm still thinking I like Anchorman more. I think this time I really appreciated John C. Reilly's stuff a lot more... everyone's accent is spot-on, but it's still just too close to a subject that I can't stand. Just having to watch the few establishing racing shots turns me off. And I still think Baron Cohen should be funnier... but oh well, the DVD has some really funny line-o-rama/alternate takes/deleted scenes but the commentary was painful to sit through. Not because of the UCB Ian dude but director Adam McKay's improv grated on me. There's a Ricky Bobby commercial on here though that also made me really crack up... for (i'm forgetting the actual name) Dr. Nelson's diet Pork Rinds where he's like "mmmmmmmmmmmmm that's a good pork rind" and "is that Dr. Nelsons!?" heh heh heh.|
|08.04.06||Cinemark Pflugerville|| So... perhaps the funniest thing about this movie is that NASCAR fans will probably like it. Oh that Will Ferrell's an idiot... not like the real drivers. and fans. that like watching cars take lots of left turns.|
Anyway, I thought it was funny... I think I like Anchorman more but that's because you don't see rabid news anchor fans drinking lite beer on lawn chairs every weekend. So the nascar stuff in here, even though they were making fun ot it, kind of grated on me. The characters were also on that line some of the time where they're too stupid to be continuously funny but not downright retarded like Steve Carell's Anchroman part to go round the bend into funny again. I love lamp.
Still, I laughed. I liked it. I think this particular branch of the "frat pack" crew (namely Adam McKay and Judd Apatow and their respective regulars) are really hilarious... I was kind of expecting more out of Sacha Baron Cohen though. oh well.