Monday, May 16, 2011


Today I review one of the best comedies ever made.

It may be slapstick, it may be crude, it may be absolutely adolescent but come hell or high-water, it will make you laugh!

I'm or course referring to Caddyshack!

This classic revolving around the antics at a upmarket(snobbish) golf club and the caddies that work there.
It's really hard to give an exact description of the plot as it's a movie that doesn't really know what it is, it jump from plotline to plotline without any real purpose, but for me I think it's what makes this movie so awesome - it just tries so hard while still retaining some class and being genuinely funny.

The 3 stars that really shine out in this movie are Rodney Dangerfield, Ted Knight and Chevy Chase.

Ted plays a judge and the snobbish chairman of the golf course. His short temper and rather foul luck make for many laughs. He plays the role well, going almost insane at times.

Rodney plays an eccentric Italian property developer. Batshit insane he is but I liked him very much.
He is famous for the quote, "Hey everybody, we're all gonna get laid!!"

Chevy Chase is the down-to-earth playboy who always speaks his mind. Most likable character.

And the comes the superstar.......Bill Murray!


Groundskeeper tasked with killing gophers. Role was completely unscripted. 'nuff said!

Great movie that evey comedy lover HAS to see.

P.S I also have to give a shout-out to Tchaikovsky, whose musical prestige really hit its pinnacle with his 1812 Overture playing in the final scenes. Well done mate!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Fight Club!

I'm back and doing movie reviews once more.

Today we will take a quick look at Fight Club

Based on Chuck Palahniuck's novel by the same name, Fight Club is a criticism of modern consumerist society and the emasculation of man.

The movie starts off with a nameless narrator suffering from insomnia and we see his wallowing in his(and others misery) until he meets up with Tyler Durden(Brad Pitt) and together they start an underground boxing ring called Fight Club.

And throughout the movie we see the progressive physical degradation of the main character(because of fighting) but a sort of philosophic transformation.

A quote from the movie: " Man, I see in fight club the strongest and smartest men who've ever lived. I see all this potential, and I see squandering. God damn it, an entire generation pumping gas, waiting tables; slaves with white collars. Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don't need. We're the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our Great War's a spiritual war... our Great Depression is our lives. We've all been raised on television to believe that one day we'd all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars. But we won't. And we're slowly learning that fact. And we're very, very pissed off."

The film is littered with such philosophical prose.

I won't venture too much further into the plot but let's just say there is a plot twist at the end of the movie. ;)

In a nutshell it is a movie that every man HAS to see, it encapsulates what the male species has lost due to the restrictions of modern society.

Filled with action and man-tits.

Go watch it!