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VIDEO: Velvet Red TV Episode March 16th, 2012

In this week’s episode of Velvet Red TV, we cover “21 Jump Street,” & take you to the Velvet Red Carpet Premiere of, “Jeff, Who Lives At Home.”  Also, enter to win the Weekly giveaway & find out what’s hot in fashion.  Hosted by Ellen K., Kinga Philipps & Leo Quinones.

Jeff, Who Lives At Home Movie Review

Jeff (Jason Segel)  is 30-years old and still lives at home.  More specifically, he resides down in his mom’s basement.  When asked to perform a simple task, for Jeff, the universe will one of two things: Stop him cold, or lead him on on the path of his life’s destiny. The movie takes place in just one day.

Jeff’s older brother Pat (Ed Helms) creates this facade of control within his life.  The fact is, Pat’s in way over his head. He’s having a financial meltdown & also suspects with his wife, Linda (Judy Greer) of cheating.  Jeff’s mother, Sharon (Susan Sarandon) tolerates her slacker son & dreams of a better life, all while being shackled to her 9 to 5 cubicle.

What drives the story is how Jeff utilizes the universe.  His instincts tell him there are obvious signs. At every sign is a crossroad.  Do I go this way or that way based on the sign? What I liked is, Jeff always takes the non-logical fork in the road, every single time.  This creates a unique path & moves the story forward in a fresh way to a very satisfying payoff.  There’s a very basic rule in movies that I appreciate. All I want is a beginning, a middle and an end.  Here, you get all three.

Kudos to writers and co-directors Mark & Jay Duplass for creating a smart, thought-provoking dramedy.  Jason Segel nails it, as does the rest of the cast.

Jeff, Who Lives At Home opens in limited release March 16th, 2012.  Rated Rabsurdness

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Bad Teacher Movie Review

Everybody has jumped onto the Rated “R” raunchy comedy bandwagon.  I love “R” Rated comedies, but only when they’re funny.  “Bad Teacher” may have been a brilliant idea when it was pitched, but the script, story & execution were just not there.   The character Cameron Diaz plays really isn’t likable.   I mean who really wants to root for the ultimate Golddigger?   All she wants to is kick back, on her back & have her meal ticket spend lots of money on her.  The second banana, Lucy Punch was trying way too hard to be funny, but it really fell way short of laughter.

The students were basically in the background with no real part for any kid to stand out.  I’m racking my brain trying to find something good to say about this film.  Nah, nothing comes to mind.  This movie reminded me of those endless classes, waiting for this movie to end is much like waiting for the dreaded school bell to ring.  C’mon ring already!

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