Tag Archive: Bears

Haiku Review: Ted (2012)

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, Seth MacFarlane, Joel McHale & Giovanni Ribisi
Screenplay by Seth MacFarlane & Alec Sulkin & Wellesley Wild
Directed by Seth MacFarlane

A 35-year-old slacker struggles to grow up due, in part, to his friendship with a childhood teddy bear that he wished to life when he was a boy.

Marky Mark should have
wished for a funnier bear
than Seth MacFarlane.

Grade: C

By Daniel J. Hoag
Ted is playing now in theaters nationwide.

Starring: Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Julie Walters, Robbie Coltrane, Kevin McKidd & Craig Ferguson
Screenplay by Mark Andrews and Steve Purcell and Brenda Chapman and Irene Mecchi
Directed by Mark Andrews & Brenda Chapman

When a feisty Scottish princess finds herself at odds with her controlling mother, she finds herself confronted with an unexpected curse that she must race to undo before it’s too late.

The story plays it
safe, but Brave still feels like a
cool breeze up the kilt.

Grade: B+

By Daniel J. Hoag
Brave is now playing in theaters nationwide.

(Blu) Haiku Review: Yogi Bear (2010)

Starring: Dan Aykroyd, Justin Timberlake, Anna Faris & Tom Cavanagh
Written by Jeffrey Ventimilia & Joshua Sternin and Brad Copeland
Directed by Eric Brevig

The classic cartoon character Yogi Bear and his friends try to stop a fiscally-incompetent mayor from selling Jellystone Park for deforestation.

Answers the question:
“Does a bear sh*t in the woods?”
Yes. It looks like this.

Grade: F

By Daniel J. Hoag
Yogi Bear is available on Blu-ray and DVD on 3/22/11.