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Trailer Alert/Movie Recommendation – My Blind Brother

The Douche, Ben Wyatt and Mona-Lisa Saperstein walk onto a movie set….my Parks and Recs peeps will get that. For everyone else, Nick Kroll, Adam Scott and Jenny Slate are starring in a movie together, and unsurprisingly, it’s hilarious. “But Matt, how could you know it’s hilarious if it comes out at the end of September? Are you a time traveler?” No, you peon. No, I am not. I actually saw it earlier this year at SXSW 2016. It was one of the movies I had on my “cut list”. I’ll explain. Basically, when I go to SXSW I make a list of all the movies I definitely want to see and the rest go on a “cut list”. These are movies I don’t mind missing if it means seeing something else or getting some dank Austin BBQ. I am SO glad that ‘My Blind Brother’ wasn’t one of the movies I cut for brisket (there were a few).

It follows Bill (Kroll) and his blind brother Robbie (Scott). Robbie is a hometown hero, crazy athlete and ladies man. These traits combine to cast one hell of a shadow on Bill, who couldn’t be more supportive of his brother even though he clearly gets cast aside. When a love triangle forms, with the addition of Rose (Slate), the boat starts to rock (Pun intended…see the movie and you’ll get it.).

-Matt aka TSG

 

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I Dislike Nothing About this Smirnoff Comercial

Double negatives (not sure if it is) be damned, because I dislike nothing about this commercial. Vampire Weekend playing in the background, Adam Scott, Vodka, a beautiful girl, and ironic hipsters? Sign me up. Commercial heaven. My eyes and ears thank you, Smirnoff.

-Matt

Ryan’s Movie Alert: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, coming out on Christmas day, stars Ben Stiller, (who also directs) Kirsten Wiig and Adam Scott. Judging from the trailer and synopsis, Secret Life looks to be a fantasy comedy blend, or as I like to call it, Dodging Reality with a budget. This film is drastically different from Stiller’s other directorial features, (Tropic Thunder, Zoolander, The Cable Guy) and in my opinion, different is always good. If nothing else, this trailer peaks my interest and I’ll absolutely be seeing it in theater’s. Plus, can a film about daydreaming starring three comedy all stars really be that bad? We’ll find out on Jesus’s birthday.

– Ryan

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