David Krumholtz

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007)

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007)

Director:

Jake Kasdan

Starring:

John C. Reilly

Jenna Fischer

David Krumholtz

Kristen Wiig

Plot:

Singer Dewey Cox overcomes adversity to become a musical legend.

Review:

Recently I had the pleasure of a re-watch of Walk Hard. Even after several viewings this movie still makes me laugh.

The film starts with Dewey and his brother playing outside, through constant verbal and physical cues you know the brother is going to end up dying and the movie does not disappoint. He halves himself, a common occurrence on a farm that uses machetes I’m sure, and before he dies he tells Dewey he’ll have to be doubly good for the both of them. No pressure at all.

The movie follows Dewey as he starts in music and evolves as an artist. There are jabs at known musician stereotypes and tons of guest stars that make the whole thing hilarious. It’s also got a surprisingly entertaining sound track.

Seriously, if you haven’t watched Walk Hard by this point I highly recommend it.

5/5

Numb3rs (2005-2010)

Numb3rs title

Numb3rs (2005-2010)

 Network:

CBS

Starring:

David Krumholtz

Rob Morrow

Judd Hirsch

Alimi Ballard

Navi Rawat

Plot:

Working for the FBI, a mathematician uses equations to help solve various crimes.

Review:

This TV show should have been called Math, not Numb3rs. It’s even said in the opening credits sequence, which by the way is stupid and did not grow on me.

They also did an episode in the second season about a group of gamers shooting up a school which, as a gamer, pisses me off. I hate when TV shows do that story and for a while so many of them did.

Honestly a lot of the tech speak in the show is total bullshit, I have no idea if the math stuff is though. Hopefully they used all their money on math consultants and not tech people. I read somewhere that some TV/Movie tech advisors like to give total bullshit mumbo jumbo to writers as a joke. If that’s true it kind of pisses me off because it takes me out of the story.

Don, Rob Morrow, has women that come out of the woodwork. Every few episodes it’s like there’s a new one that shows up. This stopped happening by the last seasons and he had a steady woman that showed up every few episodes.

If you’re looking for a show that you can have on in the background and not be distracted by this is the show.

Around the second half of season three things started to get more action packed so naturally I started to enjoy it more. There were still some fairly boring episodes that were easily ignored but now there were also Chinese spies, lots of gun fights, and some pretty decent explosions.

The ending of the last season came off as pretty rushed so I’m not sure if they knew it was coming or if cancelation was sprung on them. It felt like they were trying to close up story lines but ended up just rushing everything and it didn’t feel like much closer.

Oh well. Show grew on me, but then after six seasons it better. Liked the fact that they had several strong female leads and they could kick ass and didn’t constantly talk about men and stereotypical girl shit.

3/5