Tags: christopher_mcdonald

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JA1 Presents: Requiem for a Dream (2000)

Starring Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly, Marlon Wayans, et al
Rated R, 102 minutes

Adapted from a novel by Hubert Selby Jr. and directed by Darren Aronofsky, Requiem for a Dream is a story of addictions. Harry Goldfarb (Leto) is young and out of high school. He and his friend Tyrone (Wayans) begin to push drugs on the street – in part, to finance Harry’s girlfriend (Connelly) in her quest to make something of herself with a clothing store. Meanwhile, Harry’s mother (Burstyn) suddenly gets a call to be a contestant on television. Now a widower, with her son away from home, the phone call means more to her than perhaps it should. She begins taking speed to lose weight. Our characters, as one might expect, go on to experience some mighty big ups and downs.

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JA1 Presents: Dutch (1991)

Starring Ed O’Neill, Ethan Embry, JoBeth Williams, et al
Rated PG-13, 107 minutes

“Dutch,” written by John Hughes, centers around Doyle Standish (Embry), a sarcastic, bitter young sort going to prep school who thinks his family money makes him better than everybody. His parents, played by cinema’s favorite slime ball portrayer Christopher McDonald and Williams, are fresh out of divorce, which contributes a great deal to Doyle’s disposition. Doyle’s mother’s new beau is one Dutch Dooley (O’Neill), a construction worker who decides to take on the young kid by driving him thousands of miles home for the holidays.

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JA1 Presents: Dirty Work (1998)

Starring Norm MacDonald, Artie Lange, et al
Rated PG-13, 82 minutes

I’m a fan of Norm MacDonald’s. I ranked him #1 on my Top Five Weekend Update Anchors. As a kid, I was mad they replaced Kevin Nealon, but when I grew up and watched the reruns, I was howling at Norm’s “Update.” He’s got a lot of the same qualities I appreciate in David Letterman – his style of delivery and bluntness therein makes some really simple, stupid jokes very, very funny. So this movie was a natural view for me, and as I’m sure you can guess, I think it’s pretty underappreciated.

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Broken Flowers

This movie was a pretentious piece of shit. This movie pissed me off like only this movie could. I counted 11 fades to black. 11! That's fucking unbelievable. I mean there was probably more but I'm sure I missed a few. Bill Murray did not even act in this movie. There was no dialogue, no progression and what the hell was with the 5 minute car ride scenes? This movie was two hours but really there was only 30 mins of story. 18.3 I can't believe how bad this was.