SUPERHERO MOVIE, from the creators of Scary Movie, aims to spoof the comic book superhero film genre. The movie ties itself too closely to the Spider-Man storyline rather than branch out to encompass superhero films in general. The result is occasionally funny, but lacks laugh-out-loud comedy despite an appearance by spoof veteran Leslie Nielsen. 1.5 Stars.
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From director Joss Whedon, DR. HORRIBLE’S SING-ALONG BLOG is an outrageously hip, laugh-out-loud funny, Emmy-winning, Sci Fi musical. One part Rocky Horror, one part Hedwig and the Angry Inch, and one part Little Shop of Horrors, Dr. Horrible captures the cheese of B-movie hero flicks with smart catchy musical numbers. Neil Patrick Harris is a delight in the title role. Both his acting and his singing never fail to impress. The plot follows the exploits of supervillian wannabe Horrible as he pursues the dual goals of defeating his superhero nemesis Captain Hammer (Nathan Fillion) and trying to get close to his secret crush Penny (Felicia Day). The music is impressively well fleshed out and the overall production (shot in just six days) proves what type of quality entertainment can come from outside Hollywood’s major studio network. Five Stars.
Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Garner star in this delightful romantic comedy that takes its supernatural plot line from Charles Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol. In GHOSTS OF GIRLFRIENDS PAST, McConaughey skillfully plays confirmed bachelor Connor Mead whose womanizing ways threaten to destroy his brother’s wedding day. Visited by the ghosts of girlfriends past, present, and future – Connor sees the errors of his womanizing ways and comes to rescue the wedding. McConaughey, Garner, and Michael Douglas all turn in fine performances, as does Lacey Chabert as the bride. Four Stars.