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Old Movie Releases – Week of 8/24/07 Friday, August 24, 2007

Posted by Tuffy in movies, new movie releases, tuffy.

Dog days indeed

God help me, I can’t bring myself to tell you about the excrement the studios have scraped off the bottom of their collective Bruno Maglis for late August release. Instead, please enjoy this look back at movies you should have seen this summer but probably haven’t yet. Do yourself a favor and seek these out instead…


Starring: Michael Cera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse

Pitch: Okay, what if… and look, I’m just spitballing here… what if we took the hottest team of adult comedy creators in America (Knocked Up, The 40 Year Old Virgin, etc.), paired them with sensational young actors, and created the best high school romp since Fast Times at Ridgemont High?

I mean, or we could work on that Caddyshack 3 script again.

Synopsis: Misfits Cera and Hill try to buy booze to get into a cool party. Of course, it’s about none of that, but you have to hang your hat somewhere.

Target Market: People that like the raunchy funny, especially the teenagers that can’t get into this R-rater about lying about your age to get into a coo… HEY.

Why You Should See This Movie: “Rated R for pervasive crude and sexual content, strong language, drinking, some drug use and a fantasy/comic violent image – all involving teens.” My work is done here.


Starring: Brad Garrett, Lou Romano, Patton Oswalt, RenderMan®

Pitch: We’ve tried everything we could think of at Pixar to make a character unlovable and nothing works. We’ve made them insects, inanimate objects, automobiles… I know! Let’s make them French! (Oh, and rats.)

Synopsis: Our rodent protagonist wants to become a head chef but isn’t rat-like enough to be Gordon Ramsay. He hooks up with an endearing loser of a biped to try to achieve greatness.

Target Market: Not you. You can stay home with your kids and play Jenga all night. You don’t need to worry your pretty little head about it. I’m sure you’d hate it.

Why You Should See This Movie: You shouldn’t. Really. There’s no need for you to disrupt my ability to enjoy seeing Ratatouille four straight times today with your rugrats and your popcorn cud-chewing and your breathing.

Knocked Up

Starring: Seth Rogen, Katherine Heigl, Judd Apatow (dir.)

Pitch: The 40-Year-Old Father! No, no…Four Guys, a Hottie, and a Baby! Wait, no…Judd Apatow Meets the Harlem Globetrotters?

Synopsis: Rogen and Heigl explore the awkwardness of unexpected pregnancy and the one-night stand with the Apatow Players in tow to provide the coarse fun. No word yet if Heigl looks around her hospital room and mutters, “This seems familiar…”

Target Market: The twenty-to-thirtysomething lovers of 40-Year-Old Virgin, fans of the romantic comedy, “Grey’s Anatomy” fans, freaks, geeks, etc.

Why You Should See This Movie: It’s getting universally good-to-great reviews. Apatow is apparently in his prime. Katherine Heigl. You’ll probably need to see this to understand the Fall 2007 Snorg Tees collection.

The Simpsons Movie

Starring: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Here’s all the reasons you need to see this movie:


Marge vs. the Monorail

Written by Conan O’Brien
Directed by Rich Moore

Season 4, Episode 12
Originally aired January 14, 1993

20. Homer At The Bat
19. Hurricane Neddy
18. Homer Goes to College
17. Homer’s Enemy
16. The Cartridge Family
15. 22 Short Films About Springfield
14. Treehouse of Horror II
13. El Viaje Misterioso de Nuestro Jomer
12. Mr. Plow
11. Kamp Krusty
10. Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk
9. Bart Sells His Soul
8. Homer the Heretic
7. Mr. Lisa Goes To Washington
6. The New Kid on the Block
5. Lisa the Greek
4. A Streetcar Named Marge
3. Last Exit To Springfield
2. One Fish, Two Fish, Blowfish, Blue Fish
1. Marge vs. the Monorail

Also: The Bourne Ultimatum (debuted on a Tuffy off-week) (rehab) (prison) (prison rehab)



1. MJ - Saturday, September 8, 2007

Ratatouille is fun, exciting and those food! :D I love the movie, the characters and the whole animation effort to make the gestures real.

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