Weird: The Al Yankovic Story – Film Review

No other musical artist has changed the game of the industry quite like Weird Al Yankovic. Known for his ridiculous parodies of popular songs, Weird Al has been around since the 70s and is showing no sign of slowing down. Musical biopics have been in demand as of late, with successes like Bohemian Rhapsody and Rocketman. Now it’s Weird Al’s turn to get the biopic treatment. Yet Weird: The Al Yankovic Story is more in line with Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story than it is with all the rest of the music biopics. It seeks to make fun of all the inaccuracies and hard-partying lifestyles prevalent in those films by being an inaccurate exaggeration of a real musician in only the way Weird Al Yankovic himself could tell it. The story of Weird is not new, as it started off as a Funny or Die sketch starring Aaron Paul as Weird Al, only a decade ago. Now comes a perfect time for Weird to be an actual movie, but with Daniel Radcliffe as Weird Al.

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A Look Back On ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone’ – 20 Years Later

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) - IMDb

It is amazing that after 20 years, Harry Potter still has its share of fans. The amount of memorabilia/attractions I see are on par with Star Wars. Even as a kid, I would have never guessed that this series of films would leave its mark in the annals of pop culture history as much as it does today. People still talk about it, and it even has its own cinematic universe known as Wizarding World with the Fantastic Beasts movies to ensure that the flame of J.K. Rowling’s beloved works does not die out. Though through recent controversy, her spark may have died, yet the books and films still live on in the hearts of the fans. While I may never have read the books (though I have dabbled a bit in the first book), I was there when the first film came out. I was seven years old when Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone was released in theaters. My fondest memory was going to the theater one night to see it with my parents. Of course, it was a school night so I was not sure about staying up just to see a movie in the theater, but seeing as I always loved going to the movies, I was glad to oblige. As late as it was after we left the theater, I knew I saw something special for I instantly fell in love with Harry Potter.

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‘Swiss Army Man’ Film Review.

Grade: A-

Swiss Army Man Movie Poster

Paul Dano plays Hank, a man ready to commit suicide on a deserted island; that is, until he meets a corpse he kind of names Manny (Daniel Radcliffe) washed ashore on the same island. It turns out that this corpse is about to change his luck when the former uses the latter as a way of escape. There is no other way that I can describe ‘Swiss Army Man’ other than the fact that this is a very unusual, yet at times touching movie about what it takes to find happiness and enjoying every moment until it’s gone forever. That is the secret ingredient that makes this a kind of great movie. To be honest, you won’t believe that I’m saying this about a movie which is also about farting and corpse erections (Stiff Stiffies, in other words.)

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