*REVIEW* I Love You, Man

Dave’s Pick: I Love You Man

Successful real-estate man Peter Klaven has it all: a great job, a beautiful home and a loving wife-to-be. Unfortunately, due to his devotion to both his work and fiancée Zooey, Peter has failed to make any friends. With his wedding fast approaching, the pressure is on to find a best man and so Peter embarks on several desperate attempts to find a best buddy.

I Love You, Man arrived into theaters on March 20, 2009.

I Love You, Man is Rated R.

Did the guys love I Love You, Man? Let’s find out.

IMDB Rating: 7 / 10

Rotten Tomatoes: *CERTIFIED FRESH* 83% Tomatometer, 74% Audience Score

Justin’s Rating: Large Popcorn

Joe’s Rating: Medium Popcorn

Dave’s Rating: Large Popcorn

It appears that Dave and Justin loved I Love You, Man a little better than Joe.


Justin’s Pick: Ip Man

Ip Man is a 2008 Hong Kong biographical martial arts film based on the life of Ip Man, a grandmaster of the martial art Wing Chun and teacher of Bruce Lee. The film focuses on events in Ip’s life that supposedly took place in the city of Foshan during the Sino-Japanese War.

Ip Man was first released in China on December 12, 2008.

Ip Man is Rated R.

Let’s see where Ip Man falls on the popcorn scales.

IMDB Rating: 8 / 10

Rotten Tomatoes: 86 % Tomatometer, 93% Audience Score

Justin’s Rating: Overflowing Small Popcorn

Dave’s Rating: Overflowing Small Popcorn

Joe’s Rating: Medium Popcorn

Ip Man was found to be outside the guys typical movie scope but still fared well on the popcorn scale.

*REVIEW* Bullitt

Fan Pick: Bullitt!

Senator Walter Chalmers (Robert Vaughn) is aiming to take down mob boss Pete Ross (Vic Tayback) with the help of testimony from the criminal’s hothead brother Johnny (Pat Renella), who is in protective custody in San Francisco under the watch of police lieutenant Frank Bullitt (Steve McQueen). When a pair of mob hitmen enter the scene, Bullitt follows their trail through a maze of complications and double-crosses. This thriller includes one of the most famous car chases ever filmed.

Bullitt sped into theaters on October 17, 1968.

Bullitt is Rated PG.

Will Bullitt race into a Mop Bucket, or crash in Burnt Popcorn? Let’s find out.

IMDB Rating: 7.4 / 10

Rotten Tomatoes: *CERTIFIED FRESH* 98% Tomatometer, 85% Audience Score

Justin’s Rating: Medium Popcorn

Dave’s Rating: Medium Popcorn

Joe’s Rating: Overflowing Small Popcorn

Although Bullitt didn’t quite hit the mark for the guys it still holds a decent rating in their books.

*REVIEW* My Cousin Vinny

Joe’s Pick: My Cousin Vinny

New York lawyer Vinny has never won a case. When his teenage cousin Bill and his friend Stan are accused of murder in a backwater Alabama town, it’s up to the nervous Vinny to save him from jail, even though he’s only ever tried personal injury cases before, and none of them successfully.

My Cousin Vinny approached the bench on March 13, 1992.

My Cousin Vinny is Rated R.

Let’s see if the guys find Vinny Guilty or Not Guilty on the charge of Entertaining Fans.

IMDB Rating: 7.6 / 10

Rotten Tomatoes: *CERTIFIED FRESH* 87%, Audience Score: 87%

Dave’s Rating: Overflowing Large Popcorn

Justin’s Rating: Large Popcorn

Joe’s Rating: Overflowing Large Popcorn

The guys all agree, My Cousin Vinny is guilty on all charges including entreating, one liners, and must watch.

*REVIEW* Bull Durham

Dave’s Pick: Bull Durham

In Durham, N.C., the Bulls minor league baseball team has one asset no other can claim: a poetry-loving groupie named Annie Savoy (Susan Sarandon). As the team’s season begins, Annie selects brash new recruit Ebby Calvin Laloosh (Tim Robbins), whom she christens “Nuke,” to inspire with the religion of baseball. Nuke also receives guidance from veteran player Crash Davis (Kevin Costner), who settles Nuke’s erratic pitching and teaches him to follow the catcher’s lead.

Bull Durham hit theaters on June 15, 1988.

Did Bull Durham hit a grand slam or did they strike out? Let’s find out.

IMDB Rating: 7/10

Rotten Tomatoes: *CERTIFIED FRESH* 97% Tomatometer, 82% Audience Score

Justin’s Rating: Small Popcorn

Joe’s Rating: Overflowing Small Popcorn

Dave’s Rating: Medium Popcorn

It looks like Joe and Justin agree that Bull Durham hit a couple of foul balls, while Dave thinks that Bull Durham hit at least a single.

*REVIEW* Die Hard

Justin’s Pick: Die Hard

New York City policeman John McClane (Bruce Willis) is visiting his estranged wife (Bonnie Bedelia) and two daughters on Christmas Eve. He joins her at a holiday party in the headquarters of the Japanese-owned business she works for. But the festivities are interrupted by a group of terrorists who take over the exclusive high-rise, and everyone in it. Very soon McClane realizes that there’s no one to save the hostages — but him.

Die Hard hit theaters on July 20, 1988.

Die Hard is Rated R.

Now lets see what the guys think.

IMDB Rating: 8.2 / 10

Rotten Tomatoes: *CERTIFIED FRESH* 94% Tomatometer, 94% Audience Score

Justin’s Rating: Small Popcorn

Dave’s Rating: Medium Popcorn

Joe’s Rating: Large Popcorn

For such a classic movie the guys not only have differing views on the Christmas Movie debate, but the reviews are as well.


FAN PICK: Throw Mama From The Train

Larry (Billy Crystal), an author with a cruel ex-wife, Margaret (Kate Mulgrew), teaches a writing workshop where Owen (Danny DeVito), one of his students, is fed up with his domineering mother (Anne Ramsey). When Owen watches a Hitchcock classic that seems to mirror his own life, he decides to put the movie’s plot into action and offers to kill Margaret, if Larry promises to murder his mom. Before Larry gets a chance to react to the plan, it seems that Owen has already sealed Margaret’s fate.

Throw Mama From The Trained rolled into theaters on December 11, 1987.

Will the guys throw Mama from the train? Let’s find out.

IMDB Rating: 6.3 / 10

Rotten Tomatoes: 63% Tomatometer, 54% Audience Score

Dave’s Rating: Medium Popcorn

Justin’s Rating: Overflowing Medium Popcorn

Joe’s Rating: Overflowing Medium

It’s easy to see that the guys would not throw mama from the train. Stay tuned as the guys review Die Hard.


Joe’s Pick: Uncle Buck

When Cindy (Elaine Bromka) and her husband, Bob (Garrett M. Brown), have to leave town for a family emergency, there is only one person available to babysit for their three kids: Bob’s lazy, carefree brother, Buck (John Candy). While he immediately gets along with the two younger children (Gaby Hoffman, Macaulay Culkin), Buck must change his bachelor lifestyle if he wants to be a responsible caregiver for the angst-filled teenager, Tia (Jean Louisa Kelly).

Uncle Buck arrived in theaters on August 16, 1989.

The movie is Rated PG.

Let’s see where Uncle Buck lands on the popcorn scale.

IMDB Rating: 7 / 10

Rotten Tomatoes: 64% Tomatometer, 76% Audience Score

Dave’s Rating: Large Popcorn

Justin’s Rating: Large Popcorn

Joe’s Rating: Large Popcorn

Uncle Buck made the shortlist of CERTIFIED MOVIES, stay tuned as the guys review Throw Mama From A Train.