Ted 2 Is Proof That Seth MacFarlane Needs a Reset

While attempting to have a child with his wife Tami-Lynn (Jessica Barth), talking teddy bear Ted (Seth MacFarlane) is told he’s not a person and, therefore, cannot legally be married to Tami-Lynn or have a child. With the help of best friend John (Mark Wahlberg), and lawyer Samantha Jackson (Amanda Seyfried), Ted takes his case to court to prove he’s more than just property. Continue reading “Ted 2 Is Proof That Seth MacFarlane Needs a Reset”

Selma Movie

Selma: A Damn Good Film That Deserves Best Picture Nominations

In 1965, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (David Oyelowo) marched thousands in Alabama from Selma to Montgomery to secure equal voting rights for blacks. Despite harassment from law enforcement in Selma and pro-segregation governor George Wallace (Tim Roth), Dr. King’s nonviolent movement helped convince President Lyndon B. Johnson (Tom Wilkinson) to push the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Continue reading “Selma: A Damn Good Film That Deserves Best Picture Nominations”

a million ways to die in the west movie

A Million Ways to Die in the West Won’t Make You Die of Laughter

Albert Stark (Seth MacFarlane) is a cowardly sheepherder in Old Stump Township, Arizona, who hates everything about frontier life. To make matters worse, his girlfriend, Louise (Amanda Seyfried), just dumped him for Foy (Neil Patrick Harris), the wealthy owner of the town’s “Moustachery.” Just as Albert’s about to pack up and head to Francisco, he meets Anna (Charlize Theron), a gun-slinging beauty, who teaches him how to shoot after he challenges Foy to a duel. But Albert starts to develop feelings for Anna, who he later learns is married to deadly outlaw Clinch Leatherwood (Liam Neeson). Continue reading “A Million Ways to Die in the West Won’t Make You Die of Laughter”

Seth MacFarlane voices Ted

Ted, Also Known As Family Guy the Movie

Although much less family-friendly, Ted reminded me a lot of Elf. It started and ended with the narration of an adorable tale (voiced by Patrick Stewart, who ended up getting off on some very hilarious tangents about Apache Helicopters and Justin Bieber); it had quirky, smooth jazz as its musical backdrop, thanks to composer Walter Murphy (whose style you might recognize from Family Guy); and there are so many one-liners that you can barely keep up (Yes, I will quote them for the next three months). Continue reading “Ted, Also Known As Family Guy the Movie”