Jackass Number 2

Two stars

In this episode the guys glue their pubes to their friends(!)

The handsome one drinks horse cum

There’s a lot of rocket launches, snake bites & closeups of poop as it churns out of assholes

There’s a Busby Berkeley pastiche

It isn’t until Steve-O sticks a leech on his eyeball, you realize, this is a Faces of Death movie

D by: Jeff Tremaine w/John Waters, Johnny Knoxville, Tony Hawk, Spike Jonze, Juicy J, Bam Margera, Rip Tyler, Luke Wilson, etc…, USA, 2006
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Thankskilling 3

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0 stars

Colorful, garish, lot’s of cool puppets but beyond dumb.  A couple sketch comedy dudes try to salvage it and it’s visually pretty creative but the script is such a stinker.  Lot’s of gags about how bad the gags are, unsettling comfort with fillicide and uxoricide.  I could write better dick and fart jokes on no sleep.  This wannabe Meet the Feebles turkey (if I was Thankskilling 3 I’d say, “see what I did there?”)  The peice de resistance is an Evil Dead 2  parody.  The turkey muppet loses his phallus and replaces it with a chainsaw, he looks at the camera and says, “gravy”.  It’s a texturally arresting little piece of hate.  Honestly I don’t recall the 1st Thankskilling being much better though.

Home for the Holidays

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Three stars

Mental illness handled as quirk, it’s unbelievable & sappy yet relatable.  Will she get the guy?  Will the old days be remembered?  Downey Jr. straddles the line of charming and obnoxious.  It’s probably worth revisiting for those looking for an autumnal holiday feature

Galaxy Quest

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Three stars

Dated Star Trek spoof still getting cult love.  Noteworthy for introducing a lot of comedy folk who went on to renown.  The conceit gets muddled at times, the characters sometimes being actors playing characters and sometimes being the characters themselves.  Alan Rickman and Tony Shalhoub are great.