VIDEO: MOVIES: REVIEW: Bad Milo (2013)

Claire: 4/5 stars, 7.7/10.
Carolyn: 4/5 stars, 7.7/10.
Native ratings: 2.8/5 stars Netflix, 5.7/10 IMDB.

Of interest if you like Ken “I want to dip my balls in it” Marino from The State.

This is a comedy-horror, with a lot of ass grossness.  A monster lives in Ken Marino’s ass.

However — for a movie where characters are mildly covered in shit during several scenes — it was surprisingly funny and not that visually gross.

Comedy-horror is a great genre, almost post-modern in its own admission that this wouldn’t really happen, so you’re not actually supposed to be scared, so the whole “horror” genre becomes an oxymoron.  And this movie is moronic, alright…

Funny and entertaining. Absolutely more fun than movies more well-written than this.  A very singular movie. I don’t think I’ll see this story repeated much :)

This could have been a Troma movie… But it’s actually produced better than that.
This could have been a skit from The State… But it’s actually produced better than that.

It was surprising how… legitimate?!?!…And…Cute?!?!?!… this movie could be at times?!?!?! What the fuck, I’m typing that??  Well… I guess that’s kind of part of the joke. The ending is quite what I would have expected. Dare I say it was heartwarming?  Wow.

Directed by Jacob Vaughan.
Written by Jacob Vaughan and Benjamin Hayes.

Starring Ken Marino (The State, Childrens Hospital, Stella, Wet Hot American Summer, Flute Cop in Axe Cop, Wanderlust, In A World, Hoodwinked, 1 ep of The Sarah Silverman Program) as Duncan.
Gillian Jacobs (The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World, Hot Tub Time Machine 2, 1 ep of The Venture Bros., 1 ep of Robot Chicken, 1 ep of Aqua Teen Hunger Force) as Sarah, the wife.
Mary Kay Place (Smashed, Youth In Revolt, Being John Malkovich, It’s Complicated, Girl Interrupted, Shrek Forever After, 6 eps of My So-Called Life, 3 eps of King Of The Hill, 1 ep of The Life & Times Of Tim) as Beatrice, the mom.
Claudia Choi (1 ep of Weeds) as Jillian.
Toby Huss (Kahn Souphanousinphone Sr in King Of The Hill, Carnivale, Bedazzled, 4 eps of The Venture Bros., 4 eps of Harvey Birdman, 2 eps of Beavis & Butt-head (2011), 1 ep of NTSF:SD:SUV, 1 ep of Childrens Hospital, 1 ep of Adventure Time, 2 eps of Kung Fu Panda) as Dr. Yeager.
Patrick Warburton (Seinfeld, The Tick, Family Guy, The Venture Bros. Movie 43, Men In Black 2, 3 eps of Archer) as Phil, the boss.
Peter Stormare (Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, Small Apartments, The Big Lebowski, Minority Report, Chocolat, 1 ep of Adventure Time) as Highsmith.
Kumail Nanjiani (Michael And Michael Have Issues, 6 eps of Portlandia, 3 eps of Newsreaders, 2 eps of Adventure Time, 1 ep of Drunk History) as Bobbi, the mom’s husband.
Stephen Root (Bill Dauterive in King Of The Hill, Office Space, NewsRadio, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, The Men Who Stare At Goats, Penguin in Batman: The Brave And The Bold, Superman: Unbound, 5 eps of Gravity Falls, 3 eps of The Legend Of Korra, 1 ep of the new Thundercats) as Roger, the dad.
Steve Zissis (1 ep of The Office) as Dr. Yip / Milo.
And as the voice of Ralph — the other turd-monster — we have David Herman (Scruffy from Futurama [as well as Wernstrom], Buckley from King Of The Hill, Mr. Frond from Bob’s Burgers, Idiocracy, Dude Where’s My Car?, Michael Bolton from Office Space, Steve from Brickleberry, Ubuntu from The Goode Family, Uncle Gabby from The Drinky Crow Show, Officer Papermouth from Moral Orel, Roy from Father Of The Pride, 2 eps of 24, MADtv).


VIDEO: MOVIES: REVIEW: Bedazzled (2000)

Claire: 3/5 stars, 6/10.
Carolyn: 3.6/5 stars, 7/10.
Native ratings: 3.1/5 stars Netflix (1967 original got 3.2/5), 5.8/10 IMDB (1967 original got 6.8/10).

Remake Of Bedazzled (1967), which was originally written by Dudley Moore (Arthur?!?!) and Peter Cook. “Essentially Moore was one of those comedy actors who wrote stuff to launch himself”, adds Walter. “The [original] was kind of slow and dry compared to the newer one.”

Eve C had seen the original, and mentioned that she liked it. “Though it is slow-paced. Some really funny dry bits. Stanley was so-so, but I loved the Devil, and the interplay was good.”  When I asked her if the devil was female in the original, she replied: “No, [he was played by] Peter Cook, a tall Englishman. But Lust was played by a youngish Raquel Welch.”

Hmmm, Welch vs Hurley. A tough choice indeed (But I’d probably go with Hurley).

Anyway, this was a fun and entertaining movie.  Some nice eye candy with Elizabeth Hurley.  A lighthearted plot about the devil giving you 7 wishes. Essentially 6 miniature segments tied together. The movie is utterly predictable, but it’s still a fun romp, with a bit of heart to it — even if it’s utterly cheesy.

BTW, the schoolgirl outfit is actually Elizabeth Hurley’s personal property. Rowrrr!

Directed by Harold Ramis (director of Year One, Groundhog Day, Caddyshack, Analyze This & Analzye That, Multiplicity, 4 eps of The Office). Written by Harold Ramis (writer of Ghostbusters movies, Groundhog Day, Caddyshack, Animal House, Year One, Analyze This & Analyze That), Larry Gelbart (251 eps of M.A.S.H., ), & Peter Tolan (25 eps of The Larry Sanders Show, Analyze This & Analyze That).

Starring Brendan Fraser (The Mummy movies, Journey To The Center Of The Earth, 2 eps of King Of The Hill) as Elliot Richards / Jefe / Mary. Probably one of the most pathetic characters he’s ever played.
Elizabeth Hurley (Austin Powers movies) as The Devil. Smoking fucking hot the entire movie.
Frances O’Connor (A.I.) as Alison Gardner / Nicole Delarusso.

The trio of dudes who were in every scenario:
Orlando Jones (Father Of The Pride, MADtv, Office Space, The Time Machine (2002), Magnolia, 1 ep of Herman’s Head) as Daniel / Dan / Danny / Esteban / Beach Jock / Lamar Garrett / Dr. Ngegitigegitibaba.
Paul Adelstein (111 eps of Private Practice, 1 ep of Harvey Birdman, 1 ep of American Dad) as Bob / Roberto / Beach Jock / Bob Bob (Sportscaster #3).
Toby Huss (Kahn Souphanousinphone, Sr. in King Of The Hill, Carnivale, 4 eps of The Venture Bros., 4 eps of Harvey Birdman, 2 eps of Beavis & Butt-head (2011), 1 ep of NTSF:SD:SUV, 1 ep of Childrens Hospital, 2 eps of Kung Fu Panda) as Jerry / Alejandro / Beach Jock / Jerry Turner (Sportscaster #2) / Lance.

Other people:
Brian Doyle-Murray (Captain K’nuckles in The Marvelous Misadventures Of Flapjack, Groundhog Day, Cabin Boy, Wayne’s World, The Three Stooges, Scrooged, Caddyshack, The Goode Family, 17 Again, 7 eps of Motorcity, 3 eps of King Of The Hill, 3 eps of Seinfeld, 1 ep of Tom Goes To The Mayor, 1 ep of Adventure Time, 1 ep of Childrens Hospital) as Priest.
Miriam Shor (Hedwig And The Angry Inch) as Carol / Penthouse Hostess.
Gabriel Casseus (Black Hawk Down, 4 eps of 24) as Elliot’s Cellmate / Angel.
Jeff Doucette (God, The Devil And Bob, 3 eps of 3rd Rock From The Sun, 2 eps of The Grim Adventures Of Billy & Mandy, 1 ep of Weeds, 1 ep of Malcolm In The Middle, 1 ep of Carnivale) as Desk Sergeant.
Aaron Lustig (The Day After Tomorrow, Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen, 1 ep of Nip/Tuck) as Synedyne Supervisor.
Rudolf Martin (5 eps of 24) as Raoul.