Bill Hader

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is Trainwreck a train wreck?

Amy Schumer is a comedian I have been growing to really like. At first her material didn’t really hot well with me, but the more I see of her the more I like her. She has tried her had at acting now, and writing with the Judd Apatow directed Trainwreck. Coming along with her is a plethora of Apatow alum as well as some high powered cameos and great comedians. Train wreck stars Schumer, Bill Hader, Tilda Swinton, John Cena, LeBron James, Brie Larson, Colin Quinn, and Ezra Miller. Directed by Apatow himself and written by Amy Schumer.

Trainwreck is the story of Amy (Schumer) who lives the perfect life, or so she thinks. She has a great job and busy sex life. When her she is tasked by her boss (Swinton) to write an article on a sports doctor Aaron Connors (Hader) she finds herself falling in love for the first time in her life. Trying not to self-sabotage herself she must learn what is important in life, and what she truly wants.

Not the synopsis the trailers lead you think huh? My exact thoughts. Though that’s not bad. It is a lot of fun, and the cameos are freaking amazing. I was wondering how Schumer would be as the lead in the roll, and honestly she was very good. I really enjoyed her portrayal of the character. She’s raunchy and hilarious. Bill Hader does a wonderful job as always, I’ve always found his humor great. And not much more could be said about Collin Quinn. He’s always a great talent. However the break out of this film isn’t the trained professional actors. No, that title goes to LeBron James and John Cena. They are freaking hilarious. Probably some the best parts of the film involve them.

It’s funny how this story works as well. It takes your average Guy afraid of commitment story and flips it on its heads. The roles of the commitmentphobe goes to Schumer while nearly every guy in the film is want and need of that relationship and life. It was a fun twist that worked really well. Another plus is the heart this film has, that I wasn’t really prepared for. You really get to know and care about the majority of the characters.

What I didn’t like is something I don’t like about most Apatow films. The run time. It really begins to drag as the 3rd act gets going. Almost to the point that I was continually checking the time to try and see how much longer. Maybe it’s just me, but these Apatow films really drag in my opinion. Also there is a short storyline involving Ezra Miller’s character that really didn’t care for, seemed very pointless and out of place for the time it wrapped up. It also made me very weary of him playing the Flash, but that’s a story for another time.

All in all Trainwreck is a fun film; it can get a little slow so I don’t suggest catching the late showing like I did. It has a lot of laughs, some good heart, and it’s honestly a great date night movie. I’m giving it a 3.2 with a bonus of .3, .1 each for John Cena, LeBron James, and the rest of cameos. Giving Trainwreck a Jeebus Score of 3.5. Have you seen it Jackass Nation? What were your thoughts? Let me here in the comments below! And as always, keep on nerding!

The Jeebus Score explained

The Jeebus score is out of a possible 6 points. Films are giving a max of 1 point each for Acting, Entertainment, and Casting, and a max of .5 for Dialog, Cinematography, and Direction. There is also a possible bonus up to .5. Any film between 2.5 and 4 is considered a good film. 4-5 is a great film. Anything over 5 is an incredibly amazing film. To get a perfect score of 6 a film will pretty much have to be The Empire Strikes Back or The Godfather.

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Inside Out

Let me start off by saying I love Pixar! Toy Story is probably one of my favorite trilogies of all time. People have said that Pixar has fallen off, and honestly, other than Cars 2 and Brave, I don’t see it. I cried in the first 2 minutes of Up. True Story. So I could’ve not seen a single bit of promotion for Inside Out and I would have still been excited for it. And believe you me, maybe I’m bias, but it did not disappoint. I would not be surprised to see this one on the list for best film at the Oscars. Best Animated? That’s in the bag; I’m talking nominated, best film of the year.

So Inside Out stars Amy Poehler, Phillis Smith, Lewis Black, Bill Hader, Richard Kind, and Mindy Kaling. It is written and directed by Pete Doctor, and the film is set inside the head of a young girl named Riley. Inside her head live the emotions that run our lives, Joy (Poehler), Anger (Black), Disgust (Kaling), Fear (Hader), and Sadness (Smith). We follow a tale of these 5 emotions as they try to lead her through a new tough time in her life. When Joy and Sadness are pulled away on an adventure through her subconscious, Anger, Fear, and Disgust are left to run the ship. Can Joy make it back in time before Riley is lost forever?

This movie is incredible. It is by far one the smartest films I have ever seen. It is so deep, and intelligent that it will literally pull on every heart string and emotion that you have. Inside Out will certainly be regarded as an instant classic. The story is so deep, and has so many levels that you are completely drawn into this world and no part are ever really taken out of the film. A movie that you will want to watch, with the family, over and over again. This will go down in the books on the level of Toy Story, Up, Finding Nemo. Pixar shows why they are top dog in the animation game.

That’s not to say this isn’t a kids movie. Children will love it. A lot of the jokes will go over their heads yes, but it’s something that they can enjoy, and not with stupid jokes that some kids movies force on you. This is a film that will grow up with them as they view it multiple times. It’s will serve as a learning point, something that helps them understand all the different thoughts they get as they grow up. And as they grow up, they will learn to appreciate it more and more

I had one issue, while it was beautifully shot, and the animation is perfect, I wasn’t a fan of a little bit of pixilation they chose to have resonate off the emotions. Nitpicky right? Yes I know! There aren’t really any downfalls to Inside Out. The casting was perfect, aside from Lewis Black, you don’t really notice the voices at all, and you identify each actor as that character. Black is just so associated with anger, with such a distinct voce that you always hear him. But that not a negative. HE IS ANGER! When I’m angry, I already hear Lewis Black in my head, so that kind of works, perfectly.

Another thing I will have to mention is the Short before the film. Pixar has always been on par with their shorts that run before their movies. And this one is no different. It is not Disney’s Feast by any means, but it is very clever and fun. It is called Lava and is more or less a music video about two volcanoes. Unlike when I cried in Feast, I did not cry during this one. I did almost tear up though…..

So that’s Inside Out. A film you need to go see. I’m giving it two bonuses. A .2 for Lewis Black as Anger, and a .3 for making me cry, MULTIPLE TIMES! That’s right. I cried, on more than one occasion during this film. It’s touching. It has also sparked me to write an editorial which I hope to get done this weekend about why I love film. Back to the score, that’s a .5 bonus that when added to the films 5.0 rating, we get a Jeebus Score of 5.5! So what say you Jackass Nation? Are you excited for Inside Out? What is you’re favorite Pixar film? Let me know in the comments below! And keep on Nerding!

The Jeebus Score explained

The Jeebus score is out of a possible 6 points. Films are giving a max of 1 point each for Acting, Entertainment, and Casting, and a max of .5 for Dialog, Cinematography, and Direction. There is also a possible bonus up to .5. Any film between 2.5 and 4 is considered a good film. 4-5 is a great film. Anything over 5 is an incredibly amazing film. To get a perfect score of 6 a film will pretty much have to be The Empire Strikes Back or The Godfather.