The rousingly titled 4/20 Massacre attempts to cash in on the “unofficial holiday” with blood, guts, slasher horror, and mounds of marijuana. In fact, a case can be made that the film may have been too eager to hit screens – the distributor couldn’t wait to release this film on Friday, April 20 apparently. No worries for me though; I wanted an excitable movie to entertain me. However, 4/20 Massacre amounts to a major buzzkill.
There hasn’t been a “high” concept stoner movie like Ripped in a very long time – at least, released in theatres. It seems as if this comedy sub-genre has completely made the transition to the VOD market in order to deliver these flicks directly to their at-home toking crowd.
The trailer for Netflix’s Take the 10 does no favours for this surprising flick. It plays up slapstick yucks and crude dialogue, and, worst of all, it believes its the first movie to incorporate violent thugs in broad comedy – it’s detrimental advertising. Luckily, writer/director/star Chester Tam has a trick up his sleeve.
The Night Before is a messy film. Luckily, it’s a very funny mess.
By: Addison Wylie My admiration for Kevin Smith comes and goes. If there’s one trait of his that I’ll always appreciate, it’s his choice to help up-and-comers in the film industry. Smith helping out Matt Johnson with his incomparable indie The Dirties is an excellent example of his compassion towards a new generation of storytellers. Jay and Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie is another one of these projects. Smith has stated that Jay and…