Posts Tagged ‘Magic Mike’

2017I have been asking myself for a week now, “who is going to top that stand up comedy special by Vir Das?” That is definitely a serious question to ask, but it also shows how great Netflix has been in the last five years as far as producing great content because I feel we might have another one today. In the last fifteen years or so, there has always been one constant in the world of comedy from whether it is having your own TV show on FX or producing great comedy specials, it’s that Louis C.K. has been a constant in our lives. Louis C.K. teams up with Netflix to produce what I believe to be his ninth overall hour or so long comedy special (I could be wrong, there could be more) in Louis C.K. 2017. In 2017, Louis talks to us about all sorts of interesting topics that range from abortions, the right to kill yourself, why you look stupid during beheadings, religion and how Christianity won, rescue dogs, drugs for dogs, stereotypes, public school teachers, Achilles, email fights, Magic Mike, and so much more in this hilarious special filmed live in Washington D.C.

louisI have been reading some of the reviews that are out there about this special and some of them I do have to disagree. Yeah sure, we are not all going to think that everything a comedian says is hilarious, but this was not a stupid comedy special. Louis definitely entertains in an only a way that he knows how to and that is connecting with his crowd. He does that through the various topics that he talks about and I think the abortion one was ballsy, but it’s 2017 so it’s not really a ballsy topic. One of my favorite topics that he covered in the special that I thought was funny was his whole bit on religion and how Christianity basically won that fight just because all you have to say is what year it is to validate that answer. I thought his bit on Magic Mike and why he can’t watch the whole film was hilarious and probably a dilemma that most males in the world go through. There were some very funny moments in the special, but then there were moments that you wanted him to move on and those were few and far between. I definitely think that this is a special that you should give a chance because he is hilarious. I am going to give the special an B+ (almost an A-) for a final grade.

22 jump streetI know what you’re thinking and it’s what did you choose for this week’s Ass Whoopin Wednesday film. The only response I can give you for choosing 22 Jump Street is that I love the film and sometimes you have to think outside the box.  In the sequel, Jonah Hill (Superbad) and Channing Tatum (Magic Mike) return as Schmidt and Jenko, but this time things are very different for the dynamic duo. The guys can’t get accustomed to being regular cops so they are put on another mission for Jump Street, but this time they are going to college. There is a drug going around MC State called WYFY and the guys have to infiltrate and find the supplier before it spreads. The film also stars Ice Cube (Boyz N The Hood) as Captain Dickson, Peter Stormare (Pain & Gain) as Ghost, Wyatt Russell (Cowboys & Aliens) as Zook, Amber Stevens West (The Amazing Spider-Man) as Maya, Jillian Bell (The Night Before) as Mercedes, Nick Offerman (Parks And Recreation) as Deputy Chief Hardy, Jimmy Tatro (Grown Ups 2) as Rooster, Craig Roberts (Neighbors) as Spencer, Marc Evan Jackson (Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen) as Dr. Murphy, and the film was directed by Phil Lord (The LEGO Movie) and Christopher Miller (21 Jump Street). Before we get into the review of the film, lets check out the stats:

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22This is one of my favorite action/comedies of 2014 and it won the Monster Entertainment Award for Comedy Of The Year last year. I’ve been into doing tag teams as far as stats are concerned because tag teams are a lot more fun. We are going to start with Channing Tatum who is the action guy of the two with a flair of comedy as he garnered up nine kills/knockouts in the film. I am going to answer this next one for the both of them so I don’t have to repeat myself, but if you want an origin story then check out 21 Jump Street (or just wait for me to blog about it later). Channing has no love interest in the film, but he has to juggle two bromances. I am also going to answer these next two for the both of them in saying that the only one that gets hurt is the captain when he’s shot in the foot and the bog boss is defeated (it’s pretty epic). Now as far as Jonah Hill’s stats are concerned, he only has 1 1/3 kills/knockouts and that is because one of them he his helped by both Ice Cube and Amber Stevens West. Unlike Tatum, Hill’s character has a love interest and someone other than Tatum is really pissed about the fact that there was a sexual conquest. This was one of the best sequels released in a very long time and I have always said if you’re going to do one then do it right. I love the little things that they throw in that people usually won’t pick up like Benjamin Hill School Of Film (Benny Hill) and other things as well. There is action in the film when it’s needed and plenty of laughs when needed so check it out. I am going to give the film four and the half fists out of five for final grade.

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Everyone always watches any of the MTV award shows for the opening sequences because those are the make or break sequences that will tell you how the night will be. So, Rebel Wilson was named the host of the 2013 MTV Movie Awards and I had high hopes because she actually is funny. The opening sequence which featured James Franco travelling to Australia to tell Rebel that she was chosen started the night off on the right foot. She was presented with the Iron Mangina suit and she flew to the awards where she performed with her Pitch Perfect cast in an amazing performance. Right when Rebel picked up the mic to talk to everyone, it suddenly became awkward where people were not laughing at her jokes right away and it was painful. Melissa McCarthy was the first presenter and her jokes were awful and that was an extremely awkward moment as well.

aa2As the show went on, the presenters were better as Rebel was still trying to figure out what she had to do to get a laugh. She eventually started to roll with her best bit which was the parodies of Les Miserable, Life Of Pi, and Magic Mike. Will Ferrell’s acceptance speech was priceless as he deservedly won the Comedic Genius award. The very beautiful Aubrey Plaza had her moment with Will Ferrell when she tried to take his award and she randomly sat back down. Rebel was a victim of another awkward moment when she won the Breakthrough performer award and the timing with Zac Efron, Seth Rogen, and Danny McBride just went terribly wrong. Selena Gomez had one of the best performances of the night in her sexy Indian outfit. The best announcement came at the end of the night when the director of The Avengers announced that Avengers 2 will come out in 2015 Overall, I am going to give the night a C+ because of all the awkward silent, missed joke moments of the night and there were many.

The Winners:

Best Male Performance: Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook)

Best Kiss: Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Lining Playbook)

Summers Biggest Teen Badass: Chloë Grace Moretz (Kick Ass 2)

MTV Trailblazer Award: Emma Watson

Comedic Genius Award: Will Ferrell

MTV Generation Award: Jamie Foxx

Best Fight: Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson and Jeremy Renner vs. Tom Hiddleston, the Chitauri, and a nuclear missile (The Avengers)

Best WTF Moment: Candieland Gets Smoked, Samuel L. Jackson and Jamie Foxx (Django Unchained)

MTV Breakthrough Performance: Rebel Wilson (Pitch Perfect)

MTV Best Shirtless Performance: Taylor Lautner (Twilight: Breaking Dawn)

Best Villain: Tom Hiddelston (The Avengers)

Best Hero Performance: Martin Freeman (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey)

Best Musical Moment: Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Anna Camp, Brittany Snow, Alexis Knapp, Ester Dean, and Hana Mae Lee (Pitch Perfect)

Movie Of The Year: Marvel’s The Avengers

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