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Hot Rod Waitress Knows Who Killed HerPosted Monday, November 26, 2007, at 9:14 AM
Another week brings more new movies to the local Movie Gallery. Being that it was Thanksgiving, I was somewhat busy and was only able to watch one of the many movies released this week. So, I picked Hot Rod, but I have also included descriptions of the other movies released this week.
This is the first movie starring Saturday Night Live standout Andy Samberg. Hot Rod tells the story of a guy who wants to be a stuntman because his dead father was a stuntman. Rod is not a good stuntman and fails all of his stunts. When his stepfather becomes terribly ill, Rod vows to raise enough money to get him a heart transplant.
From the very beginning, the movie relies on physical humor way too much. It's funny to begin with, but after awhile, some of the humor is lost in the many ways a person can fall, get hit, be burned, or what not. There are some rather great comedic bits between the physical jokes such as a part where a man throws fliers at people and then dances. It is so simple but very hilarious.
Hot Rod has a decent cast with a so-so script and delivers on the physical jokes it promises in the trailer. There isn't a whole lot else here, so if you aren't a fan of physical humor, the movie probably won't work for you, but everyone else who enjoys watching someone fall off the ramp and laugh, this one is for you!
Waitress is the story of one woman trapped in a life from which she dreams of escape. Jenna's (Keri Russell) secret ambition is to save enough money from her waitressing job to leave her overbearing and controlling husband (Jeremy Sisto). Jenna is a sharp, sassy woman with a gift for making unusual pies whose recipes are inspired by the trials, tribulations and circumstances of her life. An unwanted pregnancy changes the course of events giving her an unexpected confidence via letters to her unborn baby.
Waitress won many independent film awards before finally getting distributed to limited theaters. It went over well with critics and viewers. I'm excited to check it out.
I Know Who Killed Me
Aubrey Fleming (Lindsay Lohan) was living the small town life, until the day she was abducted by a sadistic killer. After a frantic search, Aubrey turns up alive, but changed. She is missing limbs, but has gained a new personality - that of bad girl Dakota Moss.
Her parents and the FBI think she's suffering from delusions, but if "Dakota" is just a trick of her mind, why do strange wounds keep appearing on her body? Desperate and alone, Aubrey must now unlock family secrets to unmask a mysterious killer with a deadly obsession.
That's it for this week. Give it a go and let me know what you liked and what you didn't. Movie Gallery in McCook has all of these and more!
Cody Dame is the CEO and owner of three local McCook Businesses, Game On, Spotlight Studios and Divine Productions. He also manages to work for the McCook Daily Gazette.
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