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He’s the Boss – “The Boss Baby” Review (2017)

Warning: Contains Spoilers***

 

I saw the trailer for this film many times. At some point, I was on a plane and decided to give this movie a try. I had no idea what the plot was until I watched it.

The story is narrated by a man named Tim. It focuses on when Tim was 7 years old and living a happy life with his parents. They bring home a baby in a suit. Like many little kids, Tim is resistant to having to accept a new baby in the family. He discovers the baby talking on the phone in an adult voice. When the baby holds a meeting with a few other babies in the house, Tim records their conversation. His parents see him trying to hurt his baby brother. They ground him. The baby takes Tim to Baby Corp and gives him a tour. Tim improves his behavior with the baby and his parents end his punishment. The parents go to Las Vegas and leave Tim and the baby with a nanny. Things are not going to go well. Tim and the baby have to go stop them.

This movie had a lot of interesting and unexpected concepts, such as how babies are made in that world and how babies need a special formula to function like adults or else they function like normal babies. Despite that, it seems unknown and inconsistent why Tim’s parents told him where babies come from (the real way… I’m obviously not going into detail on that).

The scene with Elvis plane and passengers was funny and creative. I liked how they had their own Elvis language. The growth and change Tim goes through was done well. When the boss baby has to leave, Tim is sad. There are even little figures removing all evidence of that baby and wiping the parents’ memories of the baby. It was so sweet how the boss baby was willing to give up his position and rejoin Tim as a normal baby. His name is then Theodore.

I would rate this movie 4 out of 5 stars and would gladly recommend it to anyone.

 

 

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Lucky There’s a Family Guy… And its Funniest Moments

I discovered this cartoon when I was about 15. I fell in love with it. Yes, it’s pretty mature and has a lot of adult content. However, it’s also got amazing slapstick humor. I could laugh hysterically at it all day. These are my top five picks, though.

 

5: Asian Santa

Stewie remembers a moment where the mall had an Asian Santa Claus. It might’ve been a little stereotypical (but that’s normal in “Family Guy”), yet I couldn’t help but laugh. I’m Southeast-Asian myself (Indian).

 

4: Peter on Red bull

From when Peter starts re-enacting the “And I Feel Like I Just Got Home” music video to right before Lois is on the phone and he hangs up because he can’t find his red bull, I laugh at the moments. I especially liked when Peter impressed Chris, but Chris went on fire—literally.

 

3: Saggy Naggy

Oh my god—what a disrespectful thing anyone could do to his or her spouse (and probably get in trouble with the law for it in real life). Nevertheless, in the episode where Peter starts his own children’s TV show, he portrays Lois as a nagging and annoying puppet after he disliked her attitude toward him. When the kids beat up Lois at Costmart, that cracked me up.

 

2: Chris making a dead body pick his nose and eat it

Obviously, this would not be funny in real life. However, in the show, it cracked me up a lot. Meg worked in a funeral home with the bodies and Chris got excited. He even stole one to get him into R-rated movies.

 

And now… drumroll

 

1: Peter crying like Snoopy

I laugh so loud and hard that I will not allow myself to watch this outside home. That large mouth and position is absolutely hilarious.

 

While “Family Guy” has gone kind of far at times (some countries have even banned it), nothing was ever an issue for me. I still enjoy it and laugh at its moments now.

 

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In a Land Far, Far Away… Lived a Review of “Shrek the Third” (2007)

Warning: contains spoilers***

 

I saw the first two “Shrek” movies and liked them. I did not see the fourth one, though. However, when I saw “Shrek the Third”, I loved it. I could watch it over and over again.

The story starts with Prince Charming performing in a dinner theater. He ends up making a fool of himself to the audience. Shrek and Fiona have to do certain tasks until King Harold recovers from his illness. King Harold dies and Shrek does not want to be king. So he seeks out Fiona’s cousin, Arthur, with Donkey and Puss. Meanwhile, Fiona is pregnant and is with Snow White, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Doris, and Rapunzel (temporarily) until Shrek is saved in Charming’s play. Charming is still mad about losing to Shrek in the previous story. He goes bad. With the other villains, he attacks Far Far Away. Charming wants to kill Shrek and become the ruler of Far Far Away.

The humor in this movie was done perfectly. I mean that. The jokes, the characters, and their attitudes cracked me up several times. From the moments at Artie’s high school to the baby montage scene (especially when Puss was diapered by mistake and he gave a dirty look), I could laugh several times.

But the best and funniest moment ever, not just in this movie, but in general… was the baby nightmare. Oh… my… god. That scene was so hilarious. I laugh hard for the whole scene from when the second baby is introduced to when Donkey has a baby ogre face and goes in his normal voice, “Da da.”

I would give this movie beyond five out of five stars, despite how it got mixed reviews and a lot of negative reactions. I really admire the use of humor in the characters and the scenes. Bravo, Dreamworks!

 

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Ha, Ha, Ha… I’m Happy About the Funniest Moments of “The Simpsons”

The longest running animated TV show about the family of five is one of my favorites. That’s right, I’m talking about “The Simpsons”. I’ve been laughing at the moments for many years.

And that is what the post is all about. It will mention scenes from the traditional episodes, Treehouse of Horror episodes, and even the theatrical movie from 2007. Here’s the countdown.

 

5: In the Treehouse of Horror episode, “Time and Punishment”, Homer fixes the toaster and ends up turning it into a time traveling toaster. When he first goes back to the time of dinosaurs, he remembers the advice from his father on his wedding day. That was to never step on anything if traveling back in time, because even the smallest errors could drastically alter the future. But Homer accidentally squishes a bug. And when he questions how that can’t possibly change the future, a prehistoric mammal shrugs and makes a noise meaning, “I don’t know.” The last sentence was the funniest part.

 

4: In the animation festival episode, Homer volunteers to wear the special costume and have the animated dog follow every movement he made. Every move cracked me up. But when Homer used the bathroom in that costume, that was just hilarious.

 

3: In the theatrical release from 2007, Bart skateboarding naked was humorous from when he first started to when he landed on the window outside a burger place.

 

2: In the Treehouse of Horror episode, “Nightmare Cafeteria”, after so many students have been put in detention and never cane back, a kid shook out of anxiety at his desk and his pencil dropped. Mrs. Krabappel pointed at the door and said, “Detention.” I don’t know why, but that moment cracked me up a lot.

 

And onto the number 1 funniest moment…

 

1: In the Treehouse of Horror episode with the watch that stopped time, the scene where Homer tries to eat doughnuts and they all disappear. Then his clothes disappear, as do Nelson’s. I laugh so hard at that scene that I kind of lose my voice.

 

So there you have it—the funniest moments of “The Simpsons”.

 

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Behold… It’s “Evan Almighty”-2007 Movie Review

Warning: Contains spoilers***

 

Steve Carrell has had amazing roles in some great movies. He has acted in “The 40-year-old Virgin” and “Sleepover”. He has also starred in this movie, “Evan Almighty.”

The movie centers on a man named Evan and his family, who move to D.C. He gets a job at a government office when animals start coming toward him. God (Morgan Freeman) informs Evan about the flood and how he has to build an ark. As the story progresses, Evan’s appearance changes into the biblical Noah’s look, with the long white hair and beard. No one listens to Evan when the flood happens. But the ark saves everyone when the flood does occur.

I enjoyed this film, and how Evan constantly went through a lot. The scene where his clothes and beard ties change and he is kicked out of the room made me feel sorry for him. It must have been embarrassing.

The stray dog was also humorous. The youngest son pulled a stick out of its mouth and the dog eventually became the family pet.

The ending wrapped the story up just nicely enough. Although Evan had lost his job, I found it satisfying that he got his old look back.

The biblical references were also done well and were clearly thought out, such as the number and the legend of Noah and his ark.

Overall, I would rate this film 4 out of 5 stars. Some scenes could have been better at engaging me. But the story and humor was successful.

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Countdown… 3… 2… 1… Happy Top “Drake and Josh” Moments!

Warning: Contains spoilers***

 

When I was a child, I watched a lot of Nickelodeon. While I enjoyed cartoons like “The Fairly Odd Parents”, “Jimmy Neutron”, and many more, I also watched the live-action shows. However, it was not until I was about twelve or so that I started viewing the live-action programs.

My favorite one of those shows was “Drake and Josh”, which focused on two teenage stepbrothers who constantly bickered and received pranks from their little sister, Megan. The humor in the program made me laugh a lot. While I enjoyed pretty much every episode I have seen, I am going to rank my top favorite episodes. Number 1 will represent the best, in my opinion.

Note: The episodes listed are NOT the official titles. The show did not present the titles before the first scenes.

 

3: The episode where Drake and Josh babysat

 

Josh’s dad is supposed to have dinner with a couple until their babysitter cancels on them. Josh volunteers to watch the couple’s baby, but Drake wants to go somewhere to perform. After the couple drops off the baby, some ringing wakes him up and he cries. After Drake and Josh try to cheer the baby up, someone in his band suggests that his diaper might need to be changed. So they change him, but run out of diapers. So they use a curtain instead. After accidentally breaking a toy that sang, “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad”, Drake and Josh sang it themselves to lull the baby. The baby somehow goes missing, but Josh finds him asleep in his carrier at the end.

This episode has some funny moments that still stick to me now. I love when Josh tries to play Marco-Polo to get the baby to answer when he can’t find him. Rather than acknowledging that babies can’t talk, Josh just finalizes with “Babies don’t swim,” instead. The curtain as the diaper substitute was also hilarious. I especially like the line from Josh, “Now we’ve got a naked baby and no diapers. What are we gonna do?” Then Drake looks up at the curtains.

 

2: The episode with Baaab the sheep

 

Drake and Josh discover a sheep that Megan has bought offline. Megan convinces them to watch the sheep, called “Baaab”, but they refuse. Then Megan promises no pranks for three months. So they accept the offer. Baaab does not seem right. Megan claims that he is breathing weird. So she and her brothers get a person-doctor down the street. He and the three kids discover that Baaab was pregnant and has given birth to a lamb. So the sheep turns out to be female. When the parents come home, Drake and Josh try to hide the two sheep by acting strangely. But the parents find the creatures and blame Drake and Josh. Megan acts like she was unaware, and Drake and Josh get grounded. After a month of their punishment, Megan has bought a zebra.

This episode had a lot of humor, too. Although this would be dangerous in real life, I liked when Drake tried to feed the lamb soda. The sheep also cracked me up at times, such as when Baaab stuck her head out of the kitchen opening.

 

1: The episode where Josh substituted Megan’s fifth-grade class

 

Josh is offered a position from a program where high school students can educate younger kids. He does not please anybody. He over-challenges the students beyond what they can learn. When Megan goes to her classmates’ birthday party, she discovers that she was uninvited because of Josh. Later Drake and Josh sulk over what Josh ruined for them. Josh continues to resist their demands and plans to keep challenging the students. Drake and Megan come up with a plan to get Josh fired. The next moment, Josh fails his science experiment to the class and is asked to leave. It ends where Drake has one of Megan’s other classmates perform with him. The children compliment Josh on being a good person, despite his unfavorable teaching methods.

Unlike many episodes, this was one of the few where Megan and Drake worked together. I found that very pleasing. The Josh piñata and Megan’s classmate’s birthday party cracked me up, as well as how Megan continued to show disrespect to Josh after he started teaching her class. I like when she still called him a boob, and Josh got offended, so she called him, “Mr. Boob.”

 

While I don’t believe “Drake and Josh” is on anymore, it is still a funny show. I would recommend checking it out on any platform of TV shows, whether it’s digital or a DVD set.