Valdosta Daily Times

Features

April 21, 2012

New Stooge

VALDOSTA — “The Three Stooges” (Comedy: 1 hour, 32 minutes)

Starring: Sean Hayes, Chris Diamantopoulos and Will Sasso

Directors: Bobby Farrelly and Peter Farrelly

Rated: PG (Comedic violence and thematic elements)

Movie Review: Slapstick is outdated, but the comedy inspires insightful lines. The best parts are the manner in which this film uses words to convey astute intellectual dialogue. The moments are short but provide plenty of laughter.

Nuns raise three orphans, Moe (Sasso), Larry (Hayes) and Curly (Diamantopoulos) at a religious orphanage. Still there years later, the three men are nitwits, constantly getting in trouble with lame — albeit humanitarian — ideas. When the orphanage faces closure, Moe, Larry and Curly set out to save the orphanage. The Three Stooges travel away from orphanage for the first time to a big city. There, they encounter new technology, a faster pace of life, reality television and Lydia (a very beautiful Sofía Vergara), who wants them to kill her husband.   

“Stooges” manages to generate laughs via clever means. This mainly comes via a script that throws unexpected events at its audience. The plot is clever once the comic trio leaves the orphanage and encounters people with ulterior motives. Moe, Larry, and Curly’s naïveté makes them absurdly funny in a decent manner and in innocence of yesteryear’s comedies.

Gracing audiences with comic routines since 1925, The Three Stooges are a part of many generations’ most remembered movie moments. The Stooges are still gathering laughs through this comedy.

Chris Diamantopoulos is the best as Curly. His lines are on key for the best humor. Hayes and Sasso are intriguing. The three men provide plenty of laughs that should entertain any audience.  

Grade: B- (The three knuckleheads inspire laughs.)

 

“The Cabin in the Woods” (Thriller/Horror: 1 hour, 35 minutes)

Starring: Richard Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth and Jesse Williams

Director: Drew Goddard

Rated: R (Violence, gore, sexuality, profanity, nudity and thematic elements)

Text Only
Features
  • 140418-AR_Paul_Townsend001.jpg Graphic novelist draws on inspiration

    A few moments with graphic artist Paul Townsend is all you need to understand that his mind swirls with stories that he’s willing to explore on paper – no matter where they take him.

    April 21, 2014 2 Photos

  • Pompeys Pillar.JPG Pompeys Pillar

    Along their journey west to the Pacific and return east to St. Louis, Lewis and Clark left numerous marks recording their presence in order to validate a claim to the land for the United States.

    April 20, 2014 5 Photos

  • 1vsusr2014.jpg seen.yer-shoh

    Two of the most revealing exhibits each year at the Valdosta State University Fine Art Gallery are the fall and spring senior art shows.

    April 20, 2014 4 Photos

  • Film Review Draft Day_Rich copy.jpg ‘Draft Day’ scores a field goal at the theater

    Our reviewer looks at the movies "Draft Day'" and "Rio 2."

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • emerging1.jpg Emerging Artists: VSU shines spotlights on student performers

    Three years ago, Valdosta State University Theatre & Dance created a twist on its seasons’ conclusions.

    April 17, 2014 2 Photos

  • bicycle safety.jpg SGMC, Kohl’s to host Bike Smart safety event

    SGMC, Kohl’s Department Store, Lowndes County Sheriff’s Department and Safe Kids Lowndes County will host Bike Smart!

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • 140410-AR-Wake_Compound001.jpg Bringing wakeboards to Lowndes

    In college, many dream of their future career paths and, while some may seem far fetched, some people are able to make theirs a reality. Luke Tilt and Quinn Silvernale were able to do just that.

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • 140401-Ballet003.jpg Beautiful Dancers

    The Ballet School in Valdosta offers children with special needs the chance to live out their dreams of being a dancer. For many, this may have seemed like a far fetched dream given their physical limitations, but as the Ballet School proves, there is no such thing as a physical limitation.

    April 13, 2014 5 Photos

  • Dido and Aeneas 1.jpg VSU Opera, Chamber Singers Present ‘Dido and Aeneas’ April 19-20

    The Valdosta State University Department of Music will present “Dido and Aeneas” at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 19, and 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 20, in the West Hall Rotunda. Seating is limited to 100 people per performance.

    April 12, 2014 2 Photos

  • Film Review Captain A_Rich copy.jpg A salute to ‘Captain America’

    Our reviewer looks at "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," 'The Grand Budapest hotel' and "Bad Words."

    April 11, 2014 1 Photo

Top News
Poll

Given the amount of rain recently, what's your favorite “rain” song?

Singing in the Rain
Purple Rain
Have You Ever Seen the Rain?
November Rain
Rainy Night in Georgia
Other
     View Results