Week five is time for one of the big categories: comedy. I'm hoping for some good nominations.
Starsky & Hutch
They're the man.
Join uptight David Starsky and laid-back Ken "Hutch" Hutchinson as they're paired for the first time as undercover cops. The new partners must overcome their differences to solve an important case with help from street informant Huggy Bear and persuasive criminal Reese Feldman.
An entertaining comedy 'adaptation' of the 70s TV show, stars Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson as the title cops. Both leads are in on the joke and have fantastic chemistry. Supporting roles are filled out by an interesting mixture of actors and non actors, highlighted by Snoop Dogg as Huggy Bear. There are some great action set pieces, some over-the-top 70s flair and many memorable lines and scenes. This film had no business being any good, but director Todd Phillips and the cast make it much more than just a time filler. Remember, Corky regenerates; It's a defense mechanism.
Anyone old enough to remember the seventies tv show would know that although the series had some humour it was not a comedy. Sure every episode there would be something funny but it was essentially a cop show.
Todd Phillips decided it would be great as a comedy and cast two well known comedy actors and threw in Snoop Dog for good measure and it worked. Vince Vaughn gives his usual comedic touch to proceedings in a well worked and often very funny film. Will Ferrell's cameo was hilarious and although the plot was nonsense the two leads captured the seventies look and feel brilliantly. The real star of the tv show was that Gran Torino and it still gave me goosebumps when it roared onto screen. Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson give Paul Michael Glaser and David Soul a run for their money as the titular heroes and that car took me back to my childhood.
I don't know the original TV-series so I can't say if this is a disgrace or does it do any honor. I surprisingly enough, enjoyed it despite the poor feeling beginning and awful ending. I didn't know the director but I had a feeling that it might be Todd Philips (Vaughn, Snoop Dogg, Lewis and even Ferrell just like in "Old School"). Damn, I enjoyed it, mother fuckers! I hate myself for that but for me it offered few good laughs and moments of wide smiling. It has become a habit to zero my brains after every school day. Dozens of beautiful films waiting for me and what I do? Oh my! But I liked Snoop Dogg, he has amazing speaking voice! So soft and shit. But seriously speaking, not so brilliant show.
Todd Phillips has a filmography of mediocre, but somehow he made this gem.
An entertaining seventies throwback that is just about completely tongue in cheek, Starsky & Hutch may not be sidesplittingly funny all the time, but it doesn't lag, makes excellent use of the two leads - who everyone knows play extremely well off one another - and delivers some hilarious cameos and/or supporting roles.
The television show didn't really register with me, so I have no way whether the purists would completely hate this (I thought the show was a serious one, but I could be mistaken), but as a standalone movie and seventies homage I thought it worked quite well.
Not the best Stiller and Wilson comedy, but the cast is great and a little Vince Vaughn never hurt nobody.
The buddy cop genre is spent.
Straight from the tacky 1970s is the big screen version of the four-year television series, "Starsky & Hutch." While making the movie version, producers spent an inordinate amount of time trying to recreate the feel, the fashion, and the attitude of 1975. It's a shame the legions of scriptwriters assigned to this film weren't putting in the same effort.
Gone are Paul Michael Glaser and David Soul. Their too tight jeans, feathered collars and endless streams of leather are filled in the 21st century by six-time screen partners Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson. Both play to type in this humorless effort that has a skeleton plotline and is essentially dead-on-arrival.
In the 101-minute effort, Bay…
Letter Grade: C
Kann man auf jeden Fall sehen, lustige und charmante Komödie.
It totally butchers the original series' canon (Starsky is Hutch is Starsky, and only Huggy Bear is even remotely recognizable), but is kind of cool about it. Which makes it alright.
God, Owen Wilson's a knob, isn't he?
Ben Stiller at his fussiest, and Snoop Dogg at his most awake.
I'm a big fan of Owen Wilson movies, and this one was no exception. A simple but fun story, good performances and just a great cast overall made this an entertaining watch for me.
Big names in this one: Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Ben Stiller, Amy Smart, Will Ferrell, Jason Bateman and even a small part for the hilarious Terry Crews! They should've given Terry Crews more screen time though, and maybe cast somebody else instead of Snoop Dogg.
Though all the guys play their classic roles (Ben Stiller sometimes reminded me of his White Goodman character in Dodgeball), I had some really good laughs. Especially during the bar mitzvah scene when Vince Vaughn is mouthing the words to the…
Well I remember this being a lot better but I particularity enjoy it much this time round, barely laughed at all and of course enough time has passed so that I find Vaughan just awful in everything he's in and here he's a rubbish villain. Snoop may be cool enough to at least look the part but as an actor even in small doses he is lacking. Wilson and Stiller have good chemistry though and the film gets the 70's aesthetic right at least, with a great soundtrack and decent stunts with the car that keep what little action there is moving briskly. Cute meeting at the end with Soul and Glaser but you sense that this was mainly made so some people could fulfill some childhood fantasies and if they enjoyed then fair enough i suppose.
- Eagle vs. Shark
- Black Dynamite
- Death to Smoochy
- The Happiness of the Katakuris
- Can't Stop the Music
- The Formula
- Friday the 13th
- The Jazz Singer
Every film that has ever been nominated for a Razzie Award in any category.
- 13 Assassins
- 2001: A Space Odyssey
- In the Mood for Love
I'm a hoarder. Deal with it.
Current number: 950
Watched: 56% (531 out of 950)