Film Forum

Episode Recap

Episode 9

June 6, 2006

Films Reviewed: District B13 and The Break-Up

Commentary: Movie Theater Etiquette (or lack thereof)

Featurette: Behind the scenes of Over the Hedge

Regarding District B13:

Matt: Imagine a John Carpenter film directed by a Honk-Kong era John Woo in French, and youíd have an idea as to what this film is like.But donít let that scare you, because itís a very entertaining 86 minutes of unbelievable stunt work and a wee little bit of social commentary.Itís fantastic!I give it three and a half stars.

Aron: When I went to see this, I thought I was in the wrong theater.Here we have a science fiction thriller from France where France is all grimy and gray and there appears to be no relief in sight.But this film really grabs out at you (and throws you off a few roofs).The stunt choreography is excellent and youíre in and out very quickly.I give it three and a half stars, too.

Average Rating: ***1/2 (out of ****)

Regarding The Break-Up:

Aron: This is a romantic comedy that has absolutely no romance and hardly any comedy.Jennifer Anniston and Vince Vaughn spend most of the running time sniping at each other and plotting for the other to move out of the condo.Whose idea was this?One and a half stars.

Matt: In real life, break ups are never fun.In the movies, films about break ups are generally reserved for dramas or a film like The War of the Roses.This movie is not fun to watch, nor is it fun to discuss, nor is it fun to even be around.But the supporting cast was okay.I give it one and a half stars, too.

Average Rating: *1/2 (out of ****)

Commentary: Once again, Aron and Matt took a few minutes to discuss some of the behavior seen around town in movie theaters.And, once again, Aron and Matt ask that you turn the cell phones off, donít rattle your candy, keep talking to an absolute minimum, keep your seat until the credits are over and, most importantly, leave your small children at home when you are going to a movie that is not appropriate for them!!!

Featurette: Behind the scenes of Over the Hedge.Suburbia never looked scarier.

Special Thanks to Jackie and Zach Flash for playing the children in the inappropriate movie.We also want to thank their parents, Shanya and Jeff, for allowing them to appear on the show, and their grandmother Mimi for stage mom duties.