14 May

Welcome to New Movie Hot Seat where each Saturday we will review new films that’s opened in theaters this week.  We will have a live debate discussing the pros and cons of one of the newly released films, then vote if it’s worth the money. Also, each week we will put up a poll for consumers to vote, which film we will put in the hot seat next week.

Last week our viewers selected Everything Must Go for this Saturday’s New Movie Hot Seat discussion. So please join us.

The live debate will begin this Saturday: 5/14/ 2011 @ 3pE/8pUTC

Vote on which film we will review next week!

The film selected this week is Pirates of the Caribbean 

34 Responses to “New Movie HOT SEAT: EMG”

  1. Open Book May 14, 2011 at 3:02 PM #


    Given this film was only offered in limited release. We can discuss other newly released films as well. So please give us your review of EMG or u can ask Q even if u have yet to see it.

  2. Open Book May 14, 2011 at 3:06 PM #

    Well let me start out by saying this film was definitely a dark comedy. I thought WF was great. It’s rated R so that may have something to do with it being offered in limited release.

    • Open Book May 14, 2011 at 3:36 PM #

      The film centered around the character Nick played by WF who’s an alcoholic who’s day goes from bad to worse. It’s really funny but very depressing and u really sympathize with WF even if it’s hard too in the beginning of the film.

      This film has a great supporting cast and WF performance stands out u can’t imagine a better cast of characters. This was an unexpected performance from WF I was quite impressed. Will I see it again? Yes on DVD but not again in theaters.

      • ozzie20 May 14, 2011 at 3:45 PM #

        Sounds interesting. I have a feeling if it’s released here it won’t be at a cinemas near me, so I’ll have to wait for the dvd most likely!

        • Open Book May 14, 2011 at 3:49 PM #

          Well could u watch a film of someone drinking for 2 hours in a dark movie theater without wanting a drink?

          • Open Book May 14, 2011 at 3:54 PM #

            After being in a dark theater watching someone guzzle down six packs u might want to go out and get one. I don’t drink but this film really makes u want too. LOL!

            • ozzie20 May 14, 2011 at 3:58 PM #

              Lol, good point!

  3. Drew Himelstein May 14, 2011 at 3:16 PM #

    Most of the times i visit a blog I observation that most blogs are amateurish. On the other hand,I could really say that you writting is decent and your website solid.

  4. ozzie20 May 14, 2011 at 3:18 PM #


    • Open Book May 14, 2011 at 3:36 PM #

      Hi Ozzie!

      • ozzie20 May 14, 2011 at 3:43 PM #

        Ah ha! Someone’s here! Warning, I’m now tipsy so I apologise for spelling mistakes and not making any sense in advance! 🙂

        • Open Book May 14, 2011 at 3:45 PM #

          LOL! That’s o.k. actually your being tipsy goes with theme of this film.

          • ozzie20 May 14, 2011 at 3:59 PM #

            Oh yeah! It does! *pats self on back*

          • ozzie20 May 14, 2011 at 4:00 PM #

            Oh yeah, it does! *pats self on back*

            • ozzie20 May 14, 2011 at 4:01 PM #

              Oh so now you post my first attempt internet! Grrr!

              • Open Book May 14, 2011 at 4:03 PM #

                Having technical difficulties?

                • ozzie20 May 14, 2011 at 4:09 PM #

                  Well, it could be the drink but it’s done it when I’m sober too. So could be technical but it’s most likely me messing up! Feel free to delete all this! 🙂

  5. Littlebells May 14, 2011 at 3:56 PM #

    Hi girls! Just checking in to say hi! My niece is coming over tonight so I can go see Bridesmaids. I will have a full report tomorrow. 🙂

    (OB, did you hear about WW’s cancellation? I put it in CRs post)

    • Open Book May 14, 2011 at 3:59 PM #

      Hi LB-

      Yes! I did hear about WW not being picked up. CR I think responded to u. It’s a shame.

      • ozzie20 May 14, 2011 at 4:04 PM #

        Oh I read about that last night but it was only rumour in the article I read so I decided not to mention it. So it’s confimed now?

        • Open Book May 14, 2011 at 4:10 PM #

          Well it won’t get a major broadcast studio to show it. But still might get a cable network to pick it up.

  6. Open Book May 14, 2011 at 4:02 PM #

    Ozzie and LB!

    U are familiar with the rapper The Notorious B.I.G. right? Anyway, that’s his son in the film Christopher.

    • ozzie20 May 14, 2011 at 4:06 PM #

      No way! Good for him. His daddy would be proud!

      • Littlebells May 14, 2011 at 4:12 PM #

        In EMG? Awesome! That is really terrific. Yes, OB, I saw CR noticed my comment. Ok ladies, wish I could stay but I had a lousy night sleep and am going to go catch a nap. I’ll see you tomorrow with my review! 🙂

        • Open Book May 14, 2011 at 4:17 PM #

          Bye! LB talk to u later.

      • Open Book May 14, 2011 at 4:15 PM #

        Ozzie & LB!

        I’m going to go. Do u have any more Q.

        • Open Book May 14, 2011 at 4:29 PM #

          Eurovision Song Contest? Let us know how it turns out.

          • ozzie20 May 14, 2011 at 4:30 PM #

            Lol, will do!

  7. Open Book May 14, 2011 at 4:24 PM #


    I’m off I hope u enjoy the rest of your weekend! Thanks everyone for joining us I hope u can get out and see the film. It’s worth checking out in theaters it has a strong cast and plot. It will definitely stir up conversation and make u think after seeing it.

    • ozzie20 May 14, 2011 at 4:31 PM #

      Night ladies!

  8. Littlebells May 15, 2011 at 11:22 AM #

    Last night I went and saw Bridesmaids. It should have been titled Bridesmaid or Matron of Honor. The movie definitely had it’s funny spots (the whole audience was in hysterics), but I think the writers couldn’t decide what story line to focus on.

    Let me start from the beginning. I went to a 7:20 showing on a Saturday night. The theater was 95% full with a lot of couples, several girlfriends, and loners like myself. Well, probably not the last one. I think I may have been the only solo viewer. 🙂

    The audience was very responsive and seemed to have a good time. The couple next to me had me cracking up because they kept making little comments to the characters on the screen the same way my husband would.

    The movie opens up with Kristen Wiig and John Hamm (yum!) having sex. Now this sex scene is not HW by any stretch of the imagination. It is one that we have ALL experienced and may still experience and for some, to yet experience. We were laughing off from the start. They are sex buddies (for lack of the real term) and when he basically kicks her out, the lady next to me said, “Oh no he di’nt!”

    The story revolves around Annie (Wiig) and how crappy her life has and is continually falling apart. Her bestfriend, whom she has known since childhood, is Lillian (Maya Rudolph). Lillian gets engaged and asks her single bff to be her Maid of Honor. Well there is competition for that position with Lillian’s fiancee’s boss’s wife, Helen (Rose Byrne). Majority of antics are created from the animosity brewing between the two. In the meantime, Annie keeps getting pulled over for no tail lights. A mini relationship between Annie and the cop begins, they have sex and she walks out on him. He turns out to be the great guy as opposed to Hamm’s . Honestly you see the actual bridesmaids and see their storyline for about 20% of the film. The rest of the movie they are in the background. That is why I feel the title should be changed. It is misleading and thus I saw a movie I was not expecting.

    The climax of the film was confusing because well….I was confused as to what story line was and should be the focus. Annie reaches her lowest point and it’s Megan (Melissa McCarthy), who slaps her out of her funk and gets her to start making changes. In the end Annie patches things up with her bff, works things out with Helen, and gets the guy she jerked around.

    I would give it a 6. It was definitely funny, but I couldn’t make heads or tails of what the focus was until 3$ through the movie, and by then I wanted to see more with the bridesmaids.


    Wiig is great as usual and you see some of her SNL antics coming through.

    The dress fitting scene was gross but hilarious!

    Rudolph was also great and had some pretty good lines.

    Annie’s break down. I wish she had more of a chance to react and explore the frustration, but Wiig did a pretty good job. I know exactly how it feels when it seems everything in your life has gone down the tubes. In her fight with Lillian she lays it all out, swearing up a storm. It felt like a very realistic conversation when you have just reached that point where you can’t take it anymore.


    Story line. Huh???? Ok.

    Kids saying the F-bomb to their parents. I know it happens, but it drives me nuts when they put it in movies and the characters brush it off. 1) I DON’T think it’s cute, 2) No kid would ever get away saying that to me and 3) when the characters brush it off, I lose total respect for their character, no matter how great they MAY be.

    Lillian buddying up with Helen and letting her take control over the wedding plans. I don’t know any of my friends who would allow some newcomer to step in over their childhood friend. It does not compute in my brain, so when they have their big argument, it was illogical to me.

    She and her cop friend getting a drink when he’s still in uniform. Most officers aren’t in their uniforms off duty and they never make it clear if he is supposed to be working or not. It didn’t make sense to me and so that scene bugged the bejeebees out of me. I kept saying in my head, “Why are you wearing your uniform!!!??? Cops don’t drink in uniform!!!!”

    I wouldn’t see this movie again in theaters and I would suggest people just rent it and save their cash.

    If you have any questions, please ask!!!! I’m sure I have forgotten a lot!


    • Open Book May 15, 2011 at 4:56 PM #

      Hi LB!

      What a great review, sounds like a good movie. It does not seem to campy which is what I feared in seeing the trailer for this film. Was this a slapstick comedy or more low brow humor?

      • Littlebells May 15, 2011 at 8:18 PM #

        Thanks OB,

        It was a good movie! I just wouldn’t have anyone waste $10.50 or whatever on it. I know how tight budgets are, so I would recommend renting it for sure. I was glad I went though, because I did get some good laughs. I forgot to mention, but the guys in the audience seemed to enjoy it as well.

        It wasn’t really slapstick, although Wiig did some of her signature moves she is known for on SNL. I guess low brow????

        I did want to mention that the previews looked great!!!!! My favorite previews were with Jason Bateman and Ryan Reynolds: The Change Up, which is basically Freaky Friday with two male bestfriends. Looks good though! I loooooove both actors and think it might actually be successful. The other is with Jason Bateman again in: Horrible Bosses. The audience seemed really jazzed by both so I’m really, truly hoping they do well at the BO.

        It’s really a bummer that we can’t get together at least once a month to watch a movie together and then do a live discussion or podcast about it….Boo!!!! Oh well. 🙂 At least we have this great site!!!

        • Open Book May 15, 2011 at 10:46 PM #

          Your wish is our command!

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