Monday, November 07, 2005

Too Little Yardage...

Rented the remake of "The Longest Yard", with Adam Sandler, over the weekend and I wasn't particularly impressed with the movie. Sandler's character wasn't really that compelling, or funny, and the comic relief of Chris Rock relied too heavily on tired stereotypes of black people in a way that wasn't particularly inventive or fresh (though one line was funny, "I was so bad at sports that when I was in school they would usually pick me after the white kids."). The most amusing character was Bob Sapp's Switowski, the giant of a guy who turned out to be as gentle as a kid. Basically, if it's on TV and you've got nothing else to do, you could watch this flick, but not worth a rental...

Also saw "In Good Company", featuring Dennis Quaid and Topher Grace. It started out real good, could've been an interesting commentary on big corporations and office politics, especially dealing with a young hotshot boss who is half your age. Instead, it wanders off course exploring a romance that really wasn't compelling and tries to find its way back by the end, but it is too late by that point. A disappointing flick, since it started out well enough...

Man, had a long day at the ICU today. I'm exhausted...you get to see some really interesting cases in the ICU but the hours are draining. I think there should be mandatory afternoon naptime anytime you have to come to the hospital before 7am...

Bulls lost tonight in overtime. Luol Deng, however, had an amazing game for the Bulls, had some really nice moves. Caught about 10 minutes of the game...

2 comments:

Tmahmud said...

is the word of the day "compelling?"

i felt like In Good Company was made in the wrong time....it would have made more sense if it was released in the 80s when corporate synergy and all that was all the rage....

i'm not sure how much i can respect a purported movie critic who actually sat down and watched the Longest Yard...

M. Imran Abd Ash-Shakur Rana said...

Tareq -

I'm disappointed. Your commentary is so off, dude.

The Longest Yard was funny...but not as good as I expected. I love the guy who took estrogen pills.

In Good Company was a (allow me a chick moment) "cute" movie. Holler.