Thursday, November 20, 2008

Zack and Miri Make a Porno (Review) and Cheap places to get stuff

Hey Guys

I had a brillant day yesterday with my mate Arron. One of the things we did yesterday was to go and see "Zack and Miri Make a Porno" at the Brighton Odeon Cinema. I was first told about this from Jason Mewes when I went to a convention back in June which was cool. The good thing is that it is outside of the Jay & Silent Bob universe, which they need a rest for a while.

Zack and Miri Make a Porno



Now the film is written, edited and directed by Kevin Smith. I regard Kevin Smith as one of the greatest filmmakers in this generation. He knows how to write a good story with some offensive remarks without going too far. Kevin Smith is famous for being a Writer, Director and playing Silent Bob in the Jay & Silent Bob Universe. Now I was excited to see this and the same with my mate Arron.

I will admit I had high expectations seeing this film like I said Kevin Smith does things that are incredible and make you want to watch his films.

Here's a short summary of the film

"Monroeville, Pennsylvania roommates Zack Brown (Seth Rogen) and Miriam "Miri" Linky (Elizabeth Banks), who've been friends since the first grade, are facing hard times and a mountain of debt. Miri works at the local shopping mall and Zack works at a coffee shop, but they are so inundated with unpaid bills that their water gets turned off right before their high school reunion. At the reunion, Miri attempts to seduce her attractive former schoolmate Bobby Long (Brandon Routh), while Zack strikes up a conversation with Brandon St. Randy (Justin Long), who reveals that he is a gay porn star, as is his boyfriend Bobby Long.

After returning home from the reunion, the apartment's electricity is turned off. Inspired by both the cultural mainstreaming of porn and the successful viral video that a coffee shop patron shot of Miri in a state of undress, Zack convinces Miri to film a pornographic movie together to make money.

Gathering a group of acquaintances and hired crew, they decide to film a Star Wars parody film called Star Whores. Their coworker, Delaney (Craig Robinson), who is made the producer, initially rents filming equipment and a building to use as a studio. But when they return the next day to begin filming, the group arrives to see the building being demolished, along with the equipment inside. They are told that that the man that rented it to them had run off with the money. Remembering that their boss threatened to install hidden video surveillance, Zack finds it to replace their lost filming equipment. Zack decides to instead film a new movie, Swallow My Cockuccino at the shop using the surveillance camera."


Now does the film push the envelope and the answer is Yes. Kevin Smith can create some of the most grossest scenes in a film but make them really funny for you to watch. Now the traditional lots of cursing is included in the film. I felt the performances of the whole cast were really cool especially Seth Rogen playing Zack who comes with some of the funniest lines plus Craig Robinson who played Delaney was a legend which I could stop at his characters approach on different people.

Jason Mewes (Who is known to play as Jay) and Jeff Anderson (Known to play Randall in Clerks 1 & 2 and Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back) are also included to play parts which is cool. To me they didnt play the strongest characters in the film but it is good to see them in this film.

Now it had a really solid beginning which I mentioned in the Italics above which I found really funny and one of the brightest points within the film. This gives the main character ideas to do the porno in the first place. I felt it had a really good plot for the film not the best storyline that Kevin has written but it was really good.

Ok the bad points were that at times I felt the film had strayed a bit especially at the end of the film. It was trying to create what happened in Clerks 2 but slightly different. There were a couple of times I wanted to get sick but luckily though I didnt.

There is a bit of Nudity both Male and Female Nudity so it is mixed.

I felt the film was really good but I felt the ending was a bit rushed but it was well done.

I would give the film 4 stars out of 5. It was lot better than Jersey Girl the other film that was outside the Jay & Silent Bob Universe.

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Now I had a few friends asking where I do get stuff from cheap without using E-Bay, now Arron introduced me to these sites years ago. Now I will say they are UK sites sadly.

You can search for anything and compare prices from many different stores including Amazon, HMV, Zavvi, GAME and many more. Its totally brillant.

Now here are the sites

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I know there are other sites where you can get American, Canadaian or other currencies but not so sure at the moment.

FINALLY

EARLY BIRTHDAY PRESENT - MONTY PHYTON COLLECTION

OK I was talking about Monty Phyton in my last entry, now I wanted to get the whole collection, now my parents have decided to give me an birthday present which is the MONTY PHYTON MEGA BOX.

Its because I dont have much money and I need it for christmas presents.

Take it easy for now.

Today I will start playing Little Big Planet hopefully if I get the chance, who knows.

Bye

Barry

1 comment:

el director! said...

I am such a Smith fan so thanks for the review. This is definitely on my 'to-see' list.