Warner Bothers new comedy Observe and Report was released in UK last Friday (24th of April). In the film a security shopping mall security guard who suffers from bi-polar depression was asked to stop a flasher from embarrassing shopper at the mall he works, he did manage to arrest the flasher but thing did not go as expected.
As usual, the guys in US gets to see new films a good two weeks or longer before it crossed the Atlantic and find its way to UK cinemas, I would have thought this days that every thing is sort of done digitally film released can be arrange so that they are released same day worldwide. Anyway, Maximus was the film in US he gave his own personal review as follows:
Okay. Suffice it to say that I went in expecting a certain kind of movie and got… Something else.
Observe and Report is touted as a comedy. And though there are some pretty funny parts to this movie, it is anything but a comedy. This is no Paul Blart: Mall Cop. This movie is a bit disturbing, if only because you can ALMOST see the real life aspects of the film. Ronnie Barnhardt (Seth Rogen) is the bi-polar head of security at the mall. He is tormented by a flasher who, at the beginning of the movie, is running around the parking lot scaring the hell out of the female shoppers. Ronnie is in love with Brandi (Anna Faris), a make-up counter girl in one of the stores in the mall. She barely tolerates Ronnie. But when Brandi gets “attacked” by the flasher Ronnie makes it his quest to catch the pervert.
Ronnie also wants to be a cop and goes about applying for the police academy. Of course he fails. And there is one scene that sums up the entire movie : Detective Harrison (Ray Liotta) is Ronnie’s nemesis in the police department and he is relishing the moment of telling Ronnie that he didn’t pass the psychological evaluation for the academy – he tells one of his police buddies to hide in the closet while he breaks the news to Ronnie. So halfway through Harrison telling Ronnie that he didn’t make it, Harrison’s police buddy comes out of the closet and says, “I’m sorry. You know, I thought this would be funny, but instead it’s just sad.” And that’s the movie in a nutshell – it’s sad and more than a little pathetic.
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Wonderbra which has sort of become a euphemism for underwired bra was made very famous by Eva Hezigova in an advert in a popular advert in the 1990 simply titled “Hello Boys”. The Wonderbra in particular and underwire bra in general is favoured by women of certain age when trying to defy gravity and it tends to work quite well.
Men tends to be fooled by the miracle of wonderbra/underwire bra as the helps the lady give the impression that her assets are either larger than they are or more pert than they actually are.
The miracle of wonderbra/underwire bra goes beyond the aforementioned uses for a 57-year old woman from Detroit who saw robbers breaking into her neighbor’s house, the thieve saw that the woman saw then and fired at her, luckily, the bullet struck the underwire of the lady’s bra taking a lot of wind out of the bullet’s sail, the woman sustained serious injury as a result but not life threatening injuries. If not for her underwire bra, she will probably be dead.
British civil servants are portrayed as button up Sir Humphrey who are so preoccupied with keeping Britain great that they don’t have much fun, even when they are having fun, they will either be going to concerts, art gallery and other high brow cultural events. The past few weeks has cast shadows over that.
First was the revelation that the husband of the home secretary bought two adult DVD and claim the cost back from the tax payer, next was the revelation today that the home office mistakenly linked to a Japaneses porn site. A link from a page providing information about the Office for Security and Counter Terrorism was supposed to point to a body called the Technical Advisory Board – actually went to a porn site. The Home Office said that the site it was linking to had become defunct and the domain name been bought by a different company.
May I suggest to the home office that they leave the link in place and just let the husband of their boss Jacqui Smith know that the link is there, it will save the home office a few pounds in expenses claim for adult entertainment their boss’s husband would normally make for his adult DVDs.
After a mysterious and bloody airplane crash, 48 survivors are left stranded on a Pacific Island… miles off course. It soon becomes apparent that they will not have to cope only with the forces of nature, but with the island’s secrets, including the Dharma Initiative, the ‘Lost Numbers’, the “others” (or hostiles) and the strange black smoke- to name a few. There is also much more than meets the eye, as it becomes apparent that everyone is connected in some way and that everyone has a purpose to live on the island… and for some, to die.
The survivors include doctor Jack, now freed prisoner Kate, one hit wonder rock star Charlie, Iraqi military vet Sayid, and a mysterious man named Locke. For a while their goal is simple survival, but they soon realize that it was far more than mere chance that brought them together, and each of them has a purpose that will help them unlock the island’s secrets. The chance of being found and rescued is pretty slim, so the survivors have to cope with a set of challenges. They have to learn to survive on the island, a mysterious place with enough dangers on its own. Also, they have to learn to live with each other if any success is to be expected. And finally, they have to live with themselves and their pasts. Interwoven with the events on the islands are flashbacks to the pasts of 14 main characters. Step by step, we learn a little more about their diverse and unexpected pasts as the group’s quest to survive takes shape.
You can read the full review by Max and add your own take on things as the TV section of Ozami forums
Liverpool moved to the top of the Premiership yesterday in a dramatic way. Yossi Benayoun scored an injury-time winner which Fulham could not respond to. It looks as if the game was going to end in draw if not for Benayoun’s stoppage time goal.
Liverpool are perhaps temporarily ahead of Manchester United by two points however Manchester United has two games in hand, if Man U win both games they will move to the top by 4 points ahead of Liverpool.
Before the dramatic win, Andrea Dossena hit the bar twice – each time with a header, Xabi Alonso volleyed against the bar and Fernando Torres dragged a shot against the post.
You can discuss Liverpool’s win and other sports related issues at Ozami Sports forum.