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The Happytime Murders- Karl Sides (The Flick Fanatics)

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THE HAPPYTIME MURDERS 

Starring:

Bill Barretta- voice of Phil Phillips

Melissa McCarthy- Det. Connie Edwards

Elizabeth Banks- Jenny

Maya Rudolph- Bubbles

Joel McHale- FBI Agent Campbell

Fructose, Fluff and F-bombs are flying in the new Adult puppet comedy “The Happytime Murders”

THESE ARE NOT YOUR KIDS MUPPETS!

Brian Henson, son of the Muppet creator Jim Henson, assembles a group of comedians to star opposite a new group of stuffed puppets in the new “who dunnit” film “The Happytime Murders”. Modern day Los Angeles and puppets live and work along side humans. The relationship is not totally harmonious as humans ridicule and torture puppets, while dogs treat them like chew toys.

Private Investigator Phil Phillips, a puppet and former police detective, walks into his office and into a new case. Bubbles (Rudolph), his secretary tells Philips he has a new client in his office and did he…. Sandra, a knockout puppet who is receiving threatening letters. Phillips takes the case and the clues in the letter lead him to a porn shop where he runs into a familiar puppet, Mr. Bumblypants (voice of Kevin Clash) , who claims not to have a porn addiction and is lost. Phillips questions the store owner only to be interrupted by a crew shooting puppet porn in the back room with an alien milking a cow in bondage and milk is spewing all over the store. Phillips goes in back to check the store purchase receipts as a mysterious figure with a shotgun and kills all the puppets in the store. Phillips emerges from the back to see the fluff floating everywhere.

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Keanu- Karl “the Flick Fanatic” Sides

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Key & Peele go gangster in order to save their kitten in “Keanu”!

Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele are the Comedy Central sketch comedy duo “Key & Peele” and now are hitting the big screen with the new “gangsta” comedy “Keanu”. Keanu also stars rapper Method man, Nia Long and Will Forte.

Rell Williams (Peele) is depressed after his girlfriend left him. Clarence Goobril (Key), metro –sexual, husband, father of two and best friend of Rell plans a guy’s weekend to lift his spirits. Rell hears a scratch at his door and finds the cutest kitten there and he immediately names Keanu. Clarence arrives to a smiling Rell and meets his new little buddy Keanu.

The guys go out and catch a movie only to return to Rell’s house to find it robbed and Keanu gone. The boys go see Hulka (Forte), Rell’s weed dealer and next door neighbor. He tells them that the Blips (a gang that the Crips and Bloods won’t take) may have taken Keanu. Rell and Clarence go down to the strip club to meet Cheddar (Method Man), leader of the Blips.

Rell and Clarence are mistaken for two assassins known as the Allentown boys (an urban version of the Boondock Saints also played by Key & Peele) and welcomed into the Blips by Cheddar. He agrees to give them back his gang kitten if they show his crew how they do business in Allentown. Rell takes Hi-C (Tiffany Haddish) on the drug deal while Clarence has the rest of the gang listening to George Michael in the minivan escape vehicle. Following a game of truth or dare with Anna Farris and her Hollywood pals that ends with gun fire, Rell and Hi-C get the cash and the Blips return to party at the club. Clarence lets loose and smokes a crack pipe and has a hallucination of Keanu speaking to him (with the voice of Keanu Reeves) with quotes from the Matrix and Bill and Ted! This is the funniest part of the film!!

Keanu was a surprise. It was funnier than I expected from the trailers. That being said, “Keanu” suffers from the same problem many sketch comedy bits turned into 90 minute movies do…..long filler gaps that aren’t funny. The laughs in Keanu are good but too few and far between! Fans of Key & Peele will like the film but if you are looking for a comedy this weekend catch it at a bargain matinee or wait for DVD!

Rated R (Language, Violence, Drugs and Nudity)

Rating: 3 out of 6

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