Pinhole Movie Reviews

Its Kind of a Funny Story by jaemskeray
January 14, 2014, 4:19 am
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Keir Gilchrist, having a charmed life, thinks he has mental problems cause he didn’t get the girl he wanted and doesn’t have the perfect GPA to get into Columbia.  He asks a doctor for some pills, but the doctor, perhaps to teach him a lesson, checks him into a psychiatric hospital!  Gilchrist is surprised when he encounters people with real problems.  I wanted to hate this movie, but I can’t fault it really.  I guess the Hollywood ending where he gets the girl and all the characters who are supposed to have a serious psychiatric disorders thank him for how much he touched their lives is a bit much.  But what were they gonna do, have him die?  I guess they could have not made the movie.  Eh.  Watchable

Dinner for Schmucks by tincolor

In order to get a promotion, Paul Rudd  must to find a complete idiot to invite to a dinner party so his boss and fellow workers can ridicule him. The only problem is, well, that’s a horrible thing to do. This movie might be funny if all of the humor wasn’t so mean spirited. The film tries to sneak in the nice message that idiots are people too, but it doesn’t resonate with any of the jokes. The only really funny parts are with Jemaine Clement who plays a totally ludicrous but surprisingly self-aware artist. Barely watchable.

Steve Carell grinning maniacally stares from over Paul Rudd's shoulder

The Campaign by tincolor

Zach Galifianakis is a conservative nobody in a small North Carolina town who one day decides to run for Congress against the recently disgraced and mentally disabled Will Ferrell. Zach Galifianakis is also mentally disabled. I may have misunderstood some of the finer plot points in this movie, but it’s OK, because there is really nothing fine about anything in 90 minutes of jokes that have no punchlines, jokes that have bad punch lines, and jokes that are, well, kinda funny, but are repeated word for word, baby-punching-blow for blow, multiple times, as if they get funnier every time. Unwatchable.

The Campaign by jaemskeray
January 8, 2013, 10:11 pm
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As the poster suggests Will Ferrel and Zach Galawhatever are rivals in a campaign.  Who wins?  Better question, who cares?   I don’t.  Super boring, no funny jokes.  Zach G is just doing his gay brother Seth character, which is much better in his stand up special.  I stopped watching 20 minutes in and I almost didn’t even do a review of this.  But then I saw Thomas’s “watchable plus” review of the movie and thought, “what the heck, as long as we are continuing to destroy our ratings system.”  Watchable Plus?  Try Unwatchable Minus!  Suck it Thomas.

The Campaign by Thomas
January 6, 2013, 9:40 pm
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In this bawdy send up of Super PAC politics, Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis duke it out as congressional candidates.  They’re both very funny guys, and the writing doesn’t lead them astray as it so often does in half-baked comedies like this.   Maybe James will get mad at me here, but I say Watchable Plus.


The Campaign

Due Date by jaemskeray

Robert Downey Jr. is traveling home from a business trip to get to the birth of his child when he encounters Zach Galifianakis.  After Zach gets them both kicked off their plane, put on a no fly list, and looses all of Robert’s stuff, Rob is forced to trust in Zach to get himself home.  Hilarity ensues for the most part in this road-trip odd-couple comedy, but brace yourself; Galifianakis has some serious moments.  I am always a little disappointed and weirded out when I watch one of my favorite comedians cross over and do more serious roles for the first time.  Also, the friendship between Downey Jr. and Jamie Foxx’s character is totally unbelievable.  This one is teetering on the edge for me between Watchable and Worth Checking Out.  Gonna give it the Galifianakis bump and say, Worth Checking Out.

Zach Galifianakis: Live at the Purple Onion by jaemskeray
August 21, 2012, 2:49 am
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If you like to laugh, you will like this movie. Most of the movie is Galifianakis at a night club doing standup, but there are some other scenes too.  Zach Galifianakis is hilarious, and there is not much to say besides that.  The first part is linked below.  You’ve all probably already seen it, but if you haven’t it’s definitely Worth Watching.

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