It’s so hard to watch films about music during this time period and not wish I had been around for it. True story: My father is so impatient that he turned around on his way to Woodstock due to traffic. I will never forgive him for that. The film Taking Woodstock isn’t so much about the music as it is about the man who ‘saved’ it. That man is Elliot Tiber in reality, and this film is based off his book (co-written with Tom Monte) about how Woodstock came to be in his home town. It’s a film that is much more about a young man’s struggle with his family and his own identity; it’s a story of self-discovery, of independence, Read the rest of this entry »
Posts Tagged ‘American Pie’
Posted by Cantankerous Panda on June 12, 2010
Posted in Movie Reviews | Tagged: American Pie, Ang Lee, anti-Semitism, based on a true story, Best In Show, Brokeback Mountain, coming of age film, Danny Elfman, Demetri Martin, Elliot Tiber, Emile Hirsch, Eugene Levy, Film review, Harry Potter, Henry Goodman, homosexuality, Imelda Staunton, James Schamus, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Jonathan Groff, Liev Schreiber, Max Yasgur, Michael Lang, Modern films, sex drugs and rock 'n roll, Taking Woodstock, The Daily Show, Tom Monte, Vietnam, Watchmen, Woodstock | 16 Comments »
Posted by Cantankerous Panda on February 27, 2010
Yes, I am reviewing a silly comedy. This means I will also be reviewing The Hangover and I Love You, Man in the near future. In today’s world of Judd Apatow comedies, there’s something to be said for the comedies people group in with Apatow’s films but are not actually his… and are also probably funnier. I’m a bit biased about Role Models simply because it’s a movie directed by David Wain of MTV’s The State (an amazingly brilliant ’90s sketch comedy show that was big on random humour). Wain peppers former State members throughout his films (see one of my favourites, Wet Hot American Summer) and so every film he does makes me happy even if I don’t love the actual film (probably shouldn’t see The Ten– it’s OK at best). However, Role Models is actually quite hilarious and full of wonderful performances that includes a lot of improv from the cast.
Posted in Movie Reviews | Tagged: A Mighty Wind, A.D. Miles, American Pie, Best In Show, Bobb'e J. Thompson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, comedy, Community, David Wain, Elizabeth Banks, Film review, For Your Consideration, Glee, I Love You Man, improv, Jane Lynch, Joe Lo Truglio, Judd Apatow, Ken Jeong, Ken Marino, Kerri Kenney, Knocked Up, LARP, Love Take Me Down (To The Strets), Matt Walsh, McLovin, Paul Rudd, recommended, Reno 911, Role Models, Seann William Scott, Stella, Superbad, The 40 Year Old Virgin, The Baxter, The Hangover, The State, The Ten, Upright Citizens Brigade, Wet Hot American Summer, Wings | 7 Comments »