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Trailer Park Boys: Live in F**kin' Dublin
(2014)

Unfunny - just trying to capitalize on their fame
This had all the feel of a bunch of actors trying to squeeze a bit more money out of their fame. If they were attempting improv - it failed colossally. The Trailer Park movies are hilarious because these guys rehearse and follow a script.

This was nothing of the kind.

They may have tried to be funny but ended up just being stupid. ... and even their stupidity was mediocre!

If I had been in the live audience (and paid for a ticket) I would have been majorly upset! I doubt I'll ever waste time on a Trailer Park Boys show again.

Shooter
(2007)

cheesy movie with great fight scenes
If I were to filter out all the fight scenes and chase scenes and grade this film on the acting, I would have to head for negative numbers. Lots of cheesiness and abounds with the totally improbable. Check this out... The hero has been shot twice (and still manages to hobble around quite nimbly) so he needs to nurse himself back to health. How does he do this? he buys a bag of sugar so he can give himself a sugar water IV to cure his bullet wounds. Now let's talk about the IV. He yanks some sort of rubber hose out of his car engine, attaches a needle to one end, the sugar water bottle the the other and jabs the needle into his arm. He disinfects the needle with his lighter, but no thought of disinfecting the hose. There were other idiotic moments, but his was the most outrageous!. The hero talked so fast that half the time had no idea what he had just said - And Danny glover.... His speech comes out more whistle than voice - Out of the whole movie, I probably caught about 10 words from him. Now for the good stuff: All the mindless chase scenes, fighting, killing, blood, etc... All good stuff - It's almost worth watching the flick for the action!

The Ides of March
(2011)

Great acting - mediocre plot
This was a bit of a letdown. Some of my favorite actors were in this - and they did do a fine job - however, the plot was somewhat uninspiring, the twists (and I'm being generous by using the word twist) were only minimally surprising. One of the actors (Marisa Tomei) really was in a "nothing" role - a waste of her talents.

So... If you want to see a movie with fine acting and want to focus on the actors without being distracted by getting caught up in an enjoyable movie, this is the one for you! Most of the time, after watching a good movie, one likes to spend time discussing the plot twists, hidden meanings, etc. - But I'm pretty sure that won't be the case for this one. You'll want to spend more time critiquing the popcorn than this lukewarm effort.

Oral Fixation
(2009)

Yawwwwwn - This movie will pretty much put you to sleep.
You know how there are some movies that are just so awful that you just can't stop watching them? - Sadly, this ain't one of them. It's just plain dull. All you're in for is a boring hour and a half of a less than mediocre movie. There are many scenes that are contrived. but they aren't laughably, over the top, contrived (which would have redeemed the movie somewhat). eg. the prison escape scene - I'm pretty sure there's more to escaping prison than just knocking out the guard... Aren't there like layers of doors you have to get buzzed through? - and how about the chick fight scene - Despite having her head repeatedly pummeled with a golf club, each chick in turn, fully recuperates in mere seconds to 100% fighting strength and counter attacks the other. - I think this goes on for 3 iterations.

To sum up... If you're hoping for a train wreck of a movie - Don't bother. In fact, the only reason I could see someone enjoying the movie is if he/she had friends involved with it.

... speaking of which ....

I did some spot checking on the review history of anyone giving this movie a positive rating... I couldn't find a single positive reviewer who had reviewed any other movie - just this one.

So either:

A. They honestly thought this was so fantastic a movie as to warrant their registering onto IMDb and submitting their first ever review.

...or...

B. They are shills who are hyping up a movie that they or their mom/son/partner/etc. worked on.

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