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2 out of 5

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Ain’t Them Bodies Saints is yet another film that I only discovered through semi-frequent visits to videoeta.com. The main thing that drew me to the film was that it stars both Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara. I’ve been a fan of Affleck since To Die For. Mara made quite the impression on me with her recent portrayals in the US remake of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and then Side Effects. Shortly after the start of the movie, I also spotted Ben Foster. Score, I thought. He’s never failed to blow me away (in the past).

This romantic crime drama is set in the 1970’s in the West. It’s about a man who wants to be reunited with his family after being imprisoned. That is the sum total of what I knew going in. I didn’t even watch the trailer. If I had viewed it, I’d know everything there is to know about the flick. Affleck somewhat heroically goes to prison and starts serving a long ass sentence. While there he pines for his woman as their child starts to grow up. At an hour and a half this movie drags, painfully. I was so bored. I was ready to give up.

It seems that this movie was sold on the basis of nice cinematography and a decent amount of chemistry between Affleck and Mara. However, cinematography doesn’t make a movie for me if the movie is empty. That’s how this film felt, empty. Chemistry is also not that big of a selling point to me when the leads are spending the majority of the movie apart.

Aw shucks pretty lady, I'm such a good guy, but I'm as dull as paint and about as bright too.

Aw shucks pretty lady, I’m such a good guy, but I’m as dull as paint and about as bright too.

I can’t believe that I’ve now finally seen a movie that has wasted Ben Foster. I mean wasted him. I’ve seen Casey Affleck wasted before (although he usually seems to punch up a flailing movie) but never Foster. I did not watch this alone. I watched it with someone who enjoys movies in this type of genre far more than I do and they felt almost the same amount of boredom. That’s bad news, folks.

So, I can not recommend this unless you are a super huge fan of Affleck, Foster or Mara and must see all of their work. I’d probably give this a lower score if it weren’t for the fact that Affleck really tried to get me to root for him in this.

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*Photos are from the official IFC site

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I just have to highlight one of my favorite TV moments of 2013. Recently on Dancing with the Stars, Elizabeth Berkley was able to do a fun, silly dance recreation of her famous “I’m So Excited” scene from Saved By The Bell. The 9th episode of season 2 of SBTB is entitled “Jessie’s Song”. The focus of the episode is that the girls on the show have formed a singing group (under Zack’s guidance, of course) called Hot Sundae. Since Jessie has always been obsessed with her grades she can’t let them slide to devote time to the group. Instead she starts popping caffeine pills in an effort to stay awake enough to juggle both.

While my main excitement over Berkley appearing on this season stems from my intense love of Showgirls, it’s my all time favorite movie, I also grew up on SBTB. While watching this dance I suddenly felt 11 again, instead of 30. Totally awesome! Without further ado, please enjoy viewing this dance. (Two scenes from the original SBTB episode are below as well.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZ_B56F60Gs

Saved By The Bell: Jesse & The Sundaes from Good Kids. on Vimeo.

more Elizabeth Berkley on the net
Elizabeth Berkley’s official site
Elizabeth Berkley on twitter
Val Chmerkovskiy on twitter-Berkey’s dance partner

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(photos are from Elizabeth & Val’s twitter accounts)

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aka Holy Threesome Batman

4.5 out of 5

Dale DaBon and James Deen in Batman A XXX Parody

I totally have a thing for both porn parodies and James Deen. Add the 60s kitschy Batman plot and I was all over this. The main cast also includes Dale DaBone as Batman (awesome retro look-BTW), Lexi Belle as Batgirl, Tori Black as Catwoman, Evan Stone as The Riddler, Randy Spears as The Joker, Alexis Texas as Molly and Kimberly Kane as Lisa Carson. The flick was written and directed by Axel Braun.

This simple tale involves Bruce Wayne’s girlfriend being kidnapped by the Riddler. That’s when Batman, Robin and Batgirl take action. As in the actual 1966 Batman movie Catwoman and The Joker are also in on the fun.

The sets, costumes and music are incredibly 60s, which is awesome. Braun certainly put the $100,000 budget to good use. Some pornos don’t put much thought into the sets or costumes but they really help get you into the world of a parody like this one.

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It’s so cheesily funny! If you love hearing Robin use his catchphrase “Holy” in a sexual manner you will definitely get a kick out of lines like “Holy popshot” and “Holy Viagra” being uttered by Deen. Cast members “walking” up the sides of buildings and the Batusi are some other very fun moments.

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The variety of sex scenes include Bruce Wayne’s gf and The Riddler, Batman and an ally of The Joker, The Joker and his female cronies, Robin and Batgirl and Batman and Robin and Catwoman. My favorite scene by far is, not surprisingly, Robin and Batgirl. James Deen (Robin) is my top celeb crush and Batgirl is hot and adorable. I also dig Batman’s sex scenes. The detractors for me are The Riddler’s and The Joker’s sex scenes. I find The Riddler’s costume too creepy to want to watch that scene more than once. The Joker’s isn’t as bad but he’s definitely not sexy.

I highly recommend checking out my favorite and most viewed porn parody today!

Note: I originally reviewed this on another site that I’m not interested in promoting anymore. Thus this review has been re-purposed for my blog.

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3.5 out of 5 stars

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For a Good Time, Call…is a raunchy 2012 comedy written by and starring Lauren Miller. The only thing that I knew going in was that it concerns phone sex. Lauren Miller is Seth Rogen’s wife. This was my first experience watching a movie that I knew she was in. So far she doesn’t have a long filmography, which is scattered with small roles in Rogen’s films.

Lauren Miller in For a Good Time Call

Yes, it’s taken me a while to check out this fun film. It’s theatrical release was limited so many didn’t have the option of checking it out until the flick’s DVD release earlier this year. Even then I wasn’t so sure about checking it out due to the lack of advertising and familiarity with the main actresses. However I finally got around to it and I’m glad that I did. Aside from Miller, the film costars the bubbly blonde Ari Graynor. You may know her as the chick that Jonah Hill’s character wasn’t dating but wanted to be in The Sitter. BTW-Her wardrobe in this is awesome. She can totally rock a jumpsuit. The supporting cast is pretty great. It includes Justin Long, Nia Vardalos and Mimi Rogers. Seth Rogen, Ken Marino and Kevin Smith even show up in cameo roles. Yes, they are phone sex customers!

Seth Rogen in For A Good Time Call

You will probably be wondering the same thing that I was when I heard that it is about phone sex, why phone sex in this day and age? People are more likely to check out say a webcam site to get their rocks off. However the reasoning seems to be that the girl has been doing it for years so I guess the audience can infer that it was more popular then. It’s also based on Miller and co-writer Katie Anne Naylon’s real experiences.

This is the type of movie that is brash and over the top but also sweet. It’s a bit reminiscent of a Judd Apatow picture in that way. Not every joke works. I don’t really care for urine jokes but maybe they felt they were the chick version of fart jokes.

The flick is about two girls who met briefly in college through their gay bestie and took an instant disdain towards one another. Now both need roommates so he gets them to meet and agree to the arrangement. One starts out high strung while the other is wild. Yes, she has a stripper pole for sexercising! Eventually they build both a business and a friendship.

Ari Graynor, Justin Long and Lauren Miller in For a Good Time Call

All in all I’d say check it out. I’m not sure how it will stand up to repeated viewings but it’s worth at least one.

You can rent this flick from Amazon Instant Video by clicking here.

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Unfortunately most of my favorite musicals are no longer available on Netflix. I haven’t had time to watch all of the below films but they are in my queue and I plan on checking them out in the future. Plus I’ve heard good things about them.

Footloose (2011)
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I have not watched this remake yet. I do enjoy Julianne Hough and dance movies (ala Step Up though). Hot Donna told me it was decent and I will eventually get to watching it. It’s a remake of the 80’s original. You probably know the gist, teens aren’t allowed to dance in some weird hick town, so they rebel by dancing.

Velvet Goldmine (1998)
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Yes, I fucking adore Velvet Goldmine. I went into it with a love of Ewan McGregor and gay men and just came out someone even more awesome, if that’s possible. It taught me about glam rock and Oscar Wilde and accessorizing with copious amounts of glitter. Plot, you ask? Christian Bale plays a young reporter tasked to find out what happened to a supposedly dead bisexual glam rock star Brian Slade (basically a fictionalized version of David Bowie). Yes, that’s Ewan rocking out above as Curt Wild (inspired by Iggy Pop). The amazing cast also includes Eddie Izzard.

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

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Have you ever been inside of a Hot Topic? Yes, then you’ve probably seen Jack Skellington before. So you know his visage but have you seen the movie? Well hopefully, it’s been out for fucking ever and it’s amazing. Tim Burton’s stop motion puppet musical is a gothic love tale about Halloween Town. Halloween Town is home to a bunch of awesome ghoulies. The movie is about how the sweet Jack Skellington stumbles onto Christmas Town and tries to bring their traditions back to his town. He also meets Sally, whom he falls for.

Footloose (1984)
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Yes, this is the original Footloose starring Kevin Bacon. Yes, it’s about a town that’s outlawed dancing. I was born a year before this film’s release. I grew up with it being overplayed on TV and Bacon even goofing on his performance on other shows. So I’m not like a big fan or anything but he sure could dance.

The Muppet Movie (1979)

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Plot: “Kermit and his new found friends trek across America to find success in Hollywood, but a frog-legs merchant is after Kermit.” (via IMDB.com) I haven’t watched The Muppet Movie since I was a small child but Miss Piggy is an idol of mine so I really need to get on that.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)
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Plot: “A hapless inventor finally finds success with a flying car, which a dictator from a foreign government sets out to take for himself.” (via imdb.com) I’m never watching this movie again. That’s not an insult, I just watched it so much as a child that I couldn’t do it again. Yeah, my dad is a big Dick Van Dyke fan.

Carmen Jones (1954)
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Plot: “Love, passion, betrayal and tragedy. Carmen Jones is an adaptation of Bizet’s legendary opera, Carmen. It tells the story of a young, free spirited woman called Carmen Jones whose great beauty is the object of many men’s desires. However, Carmen sets her sights on young army officer Joe, who is engaged to his sweetheart, Cindy Lou. Joe quickly succumbs to Carmen’s charms , forsaking his Cindy Lou, thus beginning the tragic love story.” (via IMDB.com) It seems wrong that I’ve never gotten around to watching this as it’s considered a classic film but I’m so behind on anything pre-1960s. Not a great excuse, I know.
Stars Dorothy Dandridge.

There’s No Business Like Show Business (1954)
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Plot: “Molly and Terry Donahue, plus their three children, are The Five Donahues. Son Tim meets hat-check girl Vicky and the family act begins to fall apart.” (via IMDB.com). Okay it’s not really my cup of tea but you know I love Marilyn Monroe. She performs the following songs in this film, Lazy, Heat Wave and After You Get What You Want, You Don’t Want It.

A Star Is Born (1937)
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Plot: “A young woman comes to Hollywood with dreams of stardom, but achieves them only with the help of an alcoholic leading man whose best days are behind him.” (via IMDB.com) Okay, this is one of three versions of A Star Is Born and I haven’t seen it yet. I’ve only seen the Streisand version because, c’mon I love her. I am totally going to give this one a try though. In case you are curious, no I haven’t seen Garland’s version yet either, which is insane.

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