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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Extract: The Movie not the Food Additive

If you are here to see if you are the big winner of the handmade clutch bag courtesy of Julia Sherry Designs you will either have to a)read this entire post, or b)skip to the end.

Now, I’m sure some of you will just go ahead and go with choice B because you really just care about the bag. But, be warned, if you go that route you will miss out on the opportunity to win the next giveaway.

So, yeah. You’ve been warned.


Remember this guy?

Yep, Jason Bateman.

One of the many former teen stars whose pictures I would rip from my cherished issues of Teen Beat and plaster on my wall to swoon over and dream about.

That was during what I’ll refer to as my Heartthrob Phase. It was the phase right before I moved into my scary-looking-dudes-in-beanie-caps Thug Life Phase, at which point photos of Kirk Cameron, Jason Bateman, and the two Corey's (RIP CH) were replaced with photos of MC Brains (whatever happened to Mr.. Oochi Cochie Lalala?), BBD (not sure why because they weren’t even remotely attractive), Naughty by Nature, and LL Cool J (timelessly sexy, right?).

While most of these people have disappeared from the limelight entirely, Jason Bateman has recently enjoyed a large amount of success on both the little screen (not sure why Arrested Development was cancelled because it was seriously one of the funniest shows on TV; Michael Cera can do no wrong) and the big screen (making funny appearances in Juno, The Break-up, and Hancock) alike.

Not too long ago I was given tickets to a pre-screening of the movie Extract by Miramax (yep, got to sit in specially marked seats and everyone thought I was some sort of Miramax executive; so awesome) starring Jason Bateman, Ben Affleck, Mila Kunis. Also making an appearance were some other less accomplished semi-lebrities Kristin Wiig, J.K. Simmons, and that one guy from the new 90210.


I thought it was funny.

Like really funny.

I actually wrote my original review on it here: Dumb Mom’s Review of Extract the film not the food additive.

Did you read it?

Basically I said something about it being LOL funny and then I think I compared it to The Hangover or something.

A few weeks ago it happened again. I was contacted by some movie industry exec (aka the PR people for Mike Judge, the dude who made Extract) and asked if I’d be willing to host a review/giveaway of Extract the DVD. You know, because even the movie industry gurus are starting to stand up and take notice of pBd and Dumb Mom’s commitment to awesomeness.

Naturally, I was stoked to do it because ever since Blockbuster store fronts bit the dust, Dumb Dad and I have little access to home movies (and yes, we’ve heard of Netflix, but he will not bite the Netflix bullet; something about being forced into by the economy or something). Thought this would be a wonderful opportunity for us to enjoy a funny, adult film together (he didn’t go to the premiere with me; I took BFF instead).

It took us two nights to finish it (not because we didn’t like it, just because #2 was being all needy that night and kept getting outta bed for “potty” and “water” and because his “back was all itchy or something”), but finish it we did.

And what’s my second time around review: It’s still funny.

Maybe not The Hangover funny like I initially advised, but still funny.

Let me state, for the record, that I am no movie critic. Honestly, when it comes to feature films I’m about as discriminating as Cookie Monster when it comes to cookies.

Usually, I’m just happy to be enjoying something that doesn’t rhyme or have a grate-on-your-last-nerve theme song to go along with it.

In all my years of movie watching I’ve never even walked out of a film. Even Wishmaster 3. Even Wild Things, you know that creepy Kevin-Bacon-shows-his-bacon-soft-porn dealy from the 90s?

So yeah, my standards are low.

But, I know funny (seriously, do you even read my blog?), and I’m standing by my initial review of Extract as being firmly planted in the funny category.

Want to see?

Because you know I’m giving it away.

Two in fact!

Two Dumb Mom followers will be rewarded with a DVD copy of the film.

All you have to do is:

1. Follow pBd.

2. Leave a comment giving me a movie recommendation (because lately all I’ve been watching is New Moon and I need to mix it up a little before I turn in to a freakin’ werewolf).

3. That is all.

Now for the announcement you’ve all been waiting for!

The winner of the handmade clutch bag is…

RITA! From Fighting Off Frumpy!

Yeah for her!

And, if enough of you check out Julia Sherry Designs (and blog about her an Tweet about her and tell her she’s so totally awesome) perhaps she will go ahead an sponsor another pBd giveaway.


singedwingangel said...

OH see I love Jason Batemen he is still cute as can be.. he has that eternal baby face.. Now ya know I follow ya, duhh. How else would I know when you post lol.Hmmm Movie recommendations. I can do bad All by myself by Tyler Perry, cause ya know Everyone needs some Madea in their life.. either you ARE Madea or you KNOW Madea.
The Blind Side and Precious only don't watch Precious with the babies. INTENSE but sooo good..

Anonymous said...

I'm a little older so didn't appreciate Jason Bateman when he was a teen heartthrob, but loved him in Arrested Development (agree it was a hysterical show).

The last movie I saw was Avatar. I wanted to dislike the big budget movie, but loved it.

Tina - My Own Party of 5 said...

Wow, I'm horrible with movie recommendations. Um, I guess the last movie that I saw that I wouldn't feel bad about recommending to someone is Away We Go. It's nothing like I expected it to be, but good nonetheless.

Jennifer said...

Jason Bateman was one of my Tiger Beat pull-out poster heartthrobs too! LL Cool J is STILL on my hottie list.. he has the perfect combination of awesome, sexy, HOT washboard abs and pinch-his-cheeks baby face with dimples. Mmmmm...

As for movies.. sorry, I cant recommend any. I am in the same boat as you. I haven't seen any great ones lately ( that I remember anyway). I'm embarrassed to admit I've been watching Harry Potter movies.

MsBabyPlan said...

Thanks for stopping by, I am feeling much better, after pouring my worries out on my blog.

I really like the photo of your kids in the Thank you Thursday thing. The little one looks like a macho.

Jennifer said...

I like funny. Oddly enough I didn't think The Hangover was as funny as everyone else did. Movie recommendation, well right now I'm watching Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. Baby Girl is at Nana's so we can watch it.

Oh, and do I need to send you any info for the poopy gummy things. I won those didn't I, or am I wrong?

Unknown Mami said...

Okay, Arrested Development was awesome and I'm still mad that it got canceled.

Movie recommendations:

Well since you like Michael Cera, what about Paper Moon?

Naomi said...

Love Jason Bateman. Mmm.

Fantastic Mr Fox is my current fave. Because I love Jason Schwartzman, too. Underdogs are hot.

lori said...

Well how exciting to go see a movie premier! As for Jason - nah, he didn't do it for me. I liked his sister though, in Family Ties. Is that weird?

Anyhoo - the only current movie I can think of is Blindside. If you like,weird quirky stuff then Where the Wild Thing are. Alot of good quotes in that one.

Show Me Mama said...

He is so adorable and now quite handsome! I am your new follower MBC (FFF)

BJ_Mama said...

I follow you, Dumb Mom! ANd I recommend The Proposal with Sandra Bullock & Ryan Reynolds. LOL FUNNY! Even my hubby LOL with me.

Ann On and On... said...

So, for a while my husband banned me from picking the movies because I was striking out...a lot. For one, we watch My Sister's Keeper, which was really good just really emotional. On Friday we watched Taking Chance. It was also good, but again VERY emotional. It really opened my eyes to some of the military procedures. I was full of American pride that's for sure!

Fun opportunity for you and us! Thanks for sharing....
amerskine at hotmail dot com

I follow

Kmama said...

I follow!! And this is an old movie, but I was talking to my hairdresser about it this weekend. If you like scary movies, 13 Ghosts is a good movie. Have you seen it?? I CRIED in the movie theater because I was so scared.

When did I become my Mom said...

I think the best movie I've seen recently is Sherlock Holmes. Have you seen that? I was prepared not to like it, but Robert Downey Jr is just awesome. Love him.

Oh want a lesser known scaryish one? Taken - Liam Neeson.

Loco YaYa said...

ll cool j.

a.l.w.a.y.s. hot.

i do follow you. matter of fact i have spent most of the day catching up on my reader.

and good movies. just one?

hmmmmm...last one i saw on the big screen was avatar. i loved it. yeah i am a nerd.

recently went on a redbox fling and watched precious, up in the air, the hurt locker, gamer. oh oh oh gamer was good! not a watch-with-the-kids-around movie though. lots of boobage. but it was awesome.

ok i was rambling...

Rita/Fighting Off Frumpy said...

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!! No WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I haven't been stalking ANYONE for the past two days because the puppy chewed through my Internet connection cord (for the third effing time ... grrr). So imagine my surprise when I finally get reconnected and see this! I never win anything!

Yaaaaaaaay! :)

Tawny said...

I just became a follower. As for a movie recommendation...hmm... let
s see... I have kids, so I don't get out that much. But I am taking them to How To Train Your dragon today. That could be good. You should go :)

4 Lettre Words said...

I would follow you anywhere...and I so LOVE JB! :o)

4 Lettre Words said...

Did you see The Blind Side? We didn't until it came out on DVD. We loved it, tho.

ohgollymolly said...

I love Jason Bateman. If you haven't watched him in the TV show Arrested Development, RUN out and get it. Or watch it on Oh, and as for a movie idea -- watch Funny People. Great flick! Lots of laughs and serious parts too.

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

I'm a new follower!!! Ok, I went to elementary school with Jason and he looked just like that picture. (He was older than me, I'm just saying...)

Alex aka Ma, What's For Dinner

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

Oh and a movie rec....

Did you see The Ugly Truth???? It was hysterical. HYSTERICAL! Even the hubs thought so, and that's saying something...

Watch it, it's on cable right now, you'll be glad you did!

Alex aka Ma, What's For Dinner

Giving away two copies of the movie Extract starring Jason Bateman and Ben Affleck. Contest ends 4/2/10.
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