The following are the various articles that have been filed and posted under the category of DVD, Videos & Movies / Comedy that can be found here at Musings From Us, for your enjoyment.
A fantastic and fanciful tale, written by John Logan and directed by Gore Verbinski, of a once pet lizard that gets abandoned and lost in the desert. It truly is a film to keep on your shelf to see time and time again with all its inside jokes and wild action it is a film for everyone from children to adults. All who see this film, even if they don’t like it which is highly unlikely, will find something to smile about in this film. It is full of cautionary takes and common sense wisdom and presented in a way that makes you realize just what the film is telling you about the society that we and Rango live in. Read more... (685 words, 106 images, estimated 2:44 mins reading time)
Pixar is just amazing, and seems everything they do just keeps getting better and better, and Wreck-It Ralph keeps with the formulae in a huge way. Once you see thing great movie, you will find it hard to believe that all this great action takes place in the span of only two days within the confines of a video arcade. Let’s get a run down of how this all goes about.
Ralph (John C. Reilly) is pretty big guy for an 8-bit character that was created back in the early 80s. He’s been the antagonist of the Fix-It Felix Jr. video game for thirty years, and he’s getting a bit fed up with being the “bad guy”. Just because he as a temper, and was programmed to work the way he does, that does not mean he is evil. He finally meets with the other villains of some of the Litwik Arcade’s games in the Pac-Man ghost house for some group therapy, and he is glad to get the confession that his life is boring and lonely out there. On his way back to his game, he goes through the Central Transfer Station, which is really a huge surge protector that connects all the games in the arcade together, and is stopped by security, which is a common thing for him, and makes it back to his game. When he arrives, the secondary characters of his game are throwing a party in honor of the game’s thirtieth anniversary and Fix-It Felix (Jack McBrayer) is the guest of honor. Read more... (849 words, 144 images, estimated 3:24 mins reading time)
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Wreck-It Ralph – When the arcade closes, the fun begins
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From a time, right about now, and a familiar place, New Jersey, comes a tale of a bored, married couple that decide to change up their routine one night and end up getting embroiled in something strange, sexy, and dangerous. Phil Foster (Steve Carell) and Claire Foster (Tina Fey) are a upper middle class family that live about an hour outside of New York City. He is a tax lawyer, and she is a real estate agent. They have two overly energetic kids, and a blackmailing babysitter. Every week, they go out together, on their own, for a “date night”. Usually, they go to a local casual steak house, make fun of the other patrons around them as they enjoy their meal, and this is how it has gone for years now. Read more... (460 words, 119 images, estimated 1:50 mins reading time)
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Date Night: One ordinary couple. One little white lie.
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Some days, you just need to step back into some nostalgia when things aren’t going so well, and after receiving some disturbing news, which might not be so disturbing, after all, you need to kick back with an old movie. This was in our collection, and hadn’t made it to Musings as of yet, so we thought we’d give it a try.
This is a tale of Americana in the 1890s, not in the Wild West, but in New York City and an upstate Hudson River town, Yonkers. Dolly Levi (Barbra Streisand) is the ultimate yenta, and she can arrange just about everything from dates and marriages to dance lessons, but as she is widowed, she has a bit more freedom than single or married women do, and she uses this to her advantage. She is also getting a bit lonely and has an itch to find a new husband. This begins her campaign to snag a “well-known unmarried half-a-millionaire” from Yonkers, Horace Vandergelder (Walter Matthau). Read more... (742 words, 162 images, estimated 2:58 mins reading time)
Sometimes Musings has to take a look back at some of the DVDs we’ve acquired over the years, and we might come across gems, and we might come across things like…. “When and why did we buy this?”
Such was the question when we found Dudley Do-Right in our stash. We do know why we bought it, simply because we were kids in the 60s when the old cartoon was part of the Rocky and Bullwinkle Show. Brendan Fraser has also just come from a great success with The Mummy just before this movie was released, and was soon becoming one of the actors we enjoyed seeing, so the nostalgia from the 60s cartoon and the 20s adventure story reeled us in. As many a confuzzled Aussie might say when seeing this film, “Oi!” Read more... (622 words, 117 images, estimated 2:29 mins reading time)