Jake Kasdan

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)

Director:

Jake Kasdan

Starring:

Dwayne Johnson

Karen Gillian

Kevin Hart

Jack Black

Plot:

Four teenagers are sucked into a magical video game, and the only way they can escape is to work together to finish the game.

Review:

I liked the original Jumanji a lot growing up so when they announced this I wasn’t thrilled at the idea. After the first trailer, though, I was kind of excited. It was just different enough that I was able to watch without comparing it to the original.

The addition of the video game mechanics and the teenage tropes in different adult bodies was fun. The movie was light, entertaining, and amusing, sometimes that’s all you need.

4/5

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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

Sex Tape (2014)

Sex Tape

Sex Tape (2014)

Director:

Jake Kasdan

Starring:

Jason Segal

Cameron Diaz

Rob Corddry

Plot:

A married couple wake up to discover that the sex tape they made the evening before has gone missing, leading to a frantic search for its whereabouts.

Review:

Basically an ad for the iPad and Apple products, which I hate, but I won’t get into that.

This movie teaches an important lesson that everyone should learn. Something, something, internet security, something, something, privacy settings and sync options, blah.

Oh my god that kid is the biggest asshole in the world. Seriously needs to get the shit beat out of him. He did not get what he deserved.

The wise old porn dude was a bit creepy. Kind of funny, but creepy.

Also they really didn’t learn the ultimate lesson. Once something is on the internet it’s always there.

2.5/5