This past weekend I was visiting my brother and we had a Marky Mark
double header. I had been wanting to see Ted as it is always good to
have a laugh or two.
The Ebert review on it was decent and I wanted to check it out. First
I can’t get over the pipes on Marky Mark – holy crap, buddy is ripped!
Massive arms. If you do a trailer search you will see him playing
the role of a wrestler/body builder
I digress but thought that you might appreciate the beefcake!!
Anyway, I enjoyed Ted. It was stupid. It was stupid funny. It had
some good product placement for 80s shows, although the Flash Gordon
stuff was a bit over the top. The bear is funny though. And the
language is more Southpark than Disney! And there is a few laugh out
loud moments for me without question. I have to say that Mila Kunis
here is under-utlized and honestly I like her and all but she really
isn’t all that and a bag of chips! I think you have seen this. I am
glad that I did.
Real eye candy for me comes from Contraband where Marky Mark is paired
with Kate Beckensale. Prime! And completely and totally
under-utilized as well here. Here is the traditional story of the
accomplished criminal turns legit with the Wife and kids and then gets
pulled back in. “One more job” to [fill in the blank]. In this
instance it is getting his younger brother-in-law out of trouble.
And brother in law is a dumb ass. So there is plenty to do.
Interesting Giovanni Ribisi is the baddy in both of these different
movies. He is great. So versatile and he plays a really good creepy
bad guy. This is a complicated plot to the point of being totally
unbelievable. There is such a short window to be able to do what
happens here and you wonder about how exciting it can be a
freighter/ship from Panama to New Orleans. This was worthy of the $1
rental (Red Box). We all enjoyed it and made for a decent evening.
There are no Blockbusters anymore. It is rare to find a DVD rental.
I was lucky to find the boxes. Cheap. And I think that On Demand is
a ripoff at $8 a film. I rented for two nights two movies for $6.
More movies for me to check out this week. I want to see Silver
Linings, and also Les Mis. Maybe tomorrow.