Zoolander 2

Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson are back in Zoolander 2, proof that even if you’re really really ridiculously good looking lightning rarely strikes twice.

While not the worst film we’ve watched (by far!) this movie suffers the way that most comedy sequels do. It’s cursed to rehash jokes from it’s predecessor and create something new from something dated. The movie is also not helped by the fact that it came out FIFTEEN YEARS after the original, so definitely not striking while the iron was still hot. Will Ferrell┬áreprises his role as the movies villain and gives a solid performance but he’s under utilized. His character doesn’t make an appearance until over an hour in.

All this being said the film had a few legitimate laughs in it and was enjoyable in parts but these were spread out over a close to 2 hr run time which you felt the entire time.

So whether you’re a model, an actor/ model, or a podcast listener/ cat enthusiast/ model this may be a movie you avoid and let time do to it what it does with most comedy sequels.

(Do yourself a favor and watch the first five minutes though, it’ll at least get a laugh from you with little commitment)

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Top 5 saddest scenes in movies

It’s sad that we’ve gone MONTHS without doing a top 5 list for this podcast and so it’s time to rectify that . This week on At Least You Tried Jonathan, Anthony, and Cat discuss their picks for the top 5 saddest scenes from movies.

What makes a scene truly sad? Is it the death of a beloved character? Perhaps the realization of what could have been or what will never be? These scenes stick with us years after see them and often are the go to scene we think about when the movie is mentioned.

So join us this week as we recall our favorite saddest scenes and wonder how it got so dusty in the recording area all of a sudden.

Do you have a favorite sad scene we missed? Feel free to leave it in the comment section below

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Ghostbusters (2016)

As if we needed more proof that not every beloved franchise needs a reboot in 2016 we were gifted with a reboot of the timeless classic Ghostbusters. This film has split our group in our reactions, some of us finding it funny and looking at it like it’s own film seperate from the original series. Others like myself view the movie as garbage that is devoid of the dry humor and wit that made the original great. This movie instead grabs at all the low hanging fruit it can and replaces the dry humor with fart/queef jokes and a running gag about a lack of wontons.

The film falls in the category of mediocre films, not great by any stretch of the imagination but also not awful enough to be a cult classic like The Room or Fateful Findings. This movie offers nothing really new and will most likely be forgotten in the coming years only to be brought up in conversation as “Oh yeah that other Ghostbusters movie”.

Make up your own mind though on what the film really is and give it a watch. There are worse ways to spend two hours… You could be watching The Star Wars Holiday Special.

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In Search of the Titanic

A movie so absurd that it must be seen to be believed, this week we watched In Search of the Titanic. You may wonder how you could possibly create a sequel to a film about the titanic sinking (only to be saved by a giant squid). Crazy as that sounds this is actually the THIRD movie in this Korean animated Titanic movie series. This movie has it all, it has:

– Racist mice that are staging a coup
-Flamboyant toys that come to life and throw an underwater rave
-A Scottish doll that has it’s gender assumed and goes on to lead an army
-Sharks that not only rap but also communicate with corrupt billionaire humans via telegraphs (Yeah you read that right, it’s a series of clams attached to jellyfish and wires)
-A dog that operates a laser pistol

All this doesn’t even scratch the surface of the insanity of this movie. If it helps put everything in perspective regular cast member Alex has long said that Killer Klowns from outer space is the worst movie that he’s ever seen. That all changed this week.

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