The Six Million Dollar Man Vs. Victoria Silvstedt (by gein)
OK, I'm a sucker for this type of film. I know it's something we have all seen a million times, but, darn it - we NEED this type of movie. Yeah, yeah, yeah the story line's predictable: idyllic local winter ski haven Bull Mountain is under threat by a big-business tycoon's Lee Majors plans for turning it into a high rollers' resort town. And, yeah, yeah, yeah the subplot is equally original: boy loses girl, boy wants girl back, girl has fiancé, boy must go through trials and tribulations to win girl back, etcetera, etcetera, ad nauseum. Add a few crass scenarios, a <more>
big-breasted beauty Victoria Silvstedt , beer and you've got yourself another boring teen-sex comedy. Right? Not so fast, partner.Out Cold joins the ranks of other great teen comedies Animal House, Better Off Dead, Caddyshack, and the hundreds of others in its magical ability to stop time if just for a moment. Like its predecessors, Out Cold captures that youthful time when friends surround us, we are having the time of our lives and the party never seems like it is going to end. Those are our `rites of passage' years - generally, between the ages of 16-25 - nine very short years.Out Cold takes place in the fictional tiny-town of Bull Mountain, Colorado - elevation 10,000 feet a winter wonderland of snow, skiing and snowboarding. A place where there's always fluffy powder to plow through and a hilarious friend is at every corner you turn. There's always the local pub to chill in after a hard day of playing the characters in these movies all have jobs but no one seems to work. Loneliness is not an option. That's what makes this movie these movies great. Out Cold isn't just about gross-out gags with guys running around trying to get laid, it's about the escapism that these films offer. Even if you've never experienced the perfect winter or summer vacation even if you've never gone to that ivy-league school where no student has homework even if you've only dreamt about spending time at exotic locales with fun in the sun/snow this is the reason why we NEED this type of movie. If only for ninety minutes, these movies offer a fantasy or nice remembrances of times gone by or, to come. For all of you naysayers out there who pooh-pooh this film on the account of its wonderfully juvenile content, I say, `Go see Harry Potter, you bombastic moralist and leave me alone!'
Dear Lord Go See This Movie Right Now (by rakman12)
Being only one of two people in the world to see this movie twice in the theaters makes me perhaps what one would consider an Out Cold expert. After buying the movie on DVD available now in all self-respecting stores I have enjoyed it four more times, and I have to say that not only does this movie not deserve the current ranking in the 4's, but the movie is far better then it is being portrayed. Out Cold is part teenage-gross-out laugh-fest, part Ode to Casablanca, part kick-ass snowboarding. This movie is rich in a deep, philosophical plot, in which our protagonist Rick Rambis, is <more>
locked into a bitter war to keep his life and his town. Bull Mountain has been his home forever, and when the departed owner's son decides to sell the mountain to the Six-Million-Dollar-Man Lee Majors, playing John Majors-no relation Rick and his n'er-do-well comrades must conform to the new ruler. Majors foresees the Black Diamond in the Rough as the next Aspen, and begins to change the quaint heritage of the land to conform to his new vision, Snow Nook. Rick and his friends decide to rebel and take back the mountain. And if the rich plot is not enough, it also has Victoria Silvstadt, former Playmate of the year, Zach Galifianakis, a great comedian who gets his helmut stuck in a hot tub, and a cast of tens of...well...tens of extras. The movie was unfortunately passed over at the Oscars for movies that did not have anyone having sex with a hot tub, that didn't have any playmates, that didn't have the Weezer song "Island in the Sun", nor did it have the greatest words of wisdom ever in a movie, "No regrets, that's my motte. That and 'Everybody Wang Chung Tonight'".
Hands down, finis, no contestare: this is the funniest movie ever made. I thought I was going to break ribs laughing so hard last night. This movie is a quantum leap funnier than anything like "Animal House" or "Dodge Ball.""Out Cold" sends up every exhausted cliché' in the movie making biz, smartly, dead on, and funnier than I thought possible. The actors who are the most talented Galifianakis, London, Garson, Koechner, and almost Lee Majors nail gag after gag with straight and august virtuosity. Galifianakis especially kicks every scene he's in in <more>
the n@ts of funny. John Belushi could only wish he had a vehicle like "Out Cold" to show his stuff in. . . Never seen a movie like it. If you thought "Dodge Ball" or "Animal House" was funny, adjust your viewing settings appropriately and prepare to get assaulted by comedic genius.
MUCH better than expected, a truly fun movie. (by LebowskiT1000)
When I first saw the trailers for this film I thought it looked like just another run-of- the-mill comedy, and I guess in a lot aspects it pretty much is, but still, I thought it was much funnier and much better than I originally anticipated.Sure, the story is nothing profound, nor terribly original, but that doesn't necessarily mean it isn't good and fun to watch. The story is basically: guy finds girl, girl dumps guy, guy can't get over girl, guy and girl run into each other again, girl explains why it will never work, guy must decide what he should do... Like I said, nothing <more>
profound, or original, but there's still fun stuff to be seen.The comedy in the film is what made the movie for me. Zack Galifianakis Luke is absolutely hilarious and plays a fantastic character. Jason London, David Denman and Derek Hamilton also have their share of comedic moments.I also feel very much obligated to mention the women in this film. This is reason enough to watch this film. Victoria Silvstedt Inga looks nothing less than perfect throughout the film. AJ Cook Jenny is also quite the looker and not a bad actress. The last woman I have to mention is Caroline Dhavernas Anna , very nice!Normally I'm not one to pay too much attention to the music in a film unless it's just atrocious , but anyhow, I thought the music choices are great in this film. The movie is packed full of great music my favorites being Eve 6 - "Anytime" and Weezer - "Island In The Sun" .All in all, I would definitely recommend this film to anyone who likes snowboarding or just likes comedies. Just don't go in expecting the best movie you've ever seen, it's not the best, but it certainly was worth my money. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Thanks for reading,-Chris
My hopes were not high for 'Out Cold', they really weren't. I thought this would be just another stupid American comedy like 'Dorm Daze' which i also watched a few days ago and was far from impressed with. It wasn't so thank god for that!For an American comedy the humour is at times sharp even though at times it is blunt but still works very well. Who the heck wouldn't laugh at the drug test scene!? The acting is also spot on. I think Jason London's character is a bit stupid though because that girl Jenny that likes him is much better looking than that french <more>
bird Anna he dated for three weeks. No Contest! I was like "Dude, stop being such a douche and go for sweet Jenny who likes ya instead of Anna who is a cheating ho!".The locations in this film are beautiful and the snowboarding scenes are breathtaking at times. All in all a nice comedy which ultimately tells the story of corporate America f***ing things up. Well worth watching. 9/10
Entire production overshadowed by breathtaking performance (by Basco1)
I don't usually do this, but one actor in this film has captivated me so much, that I am going to write an entire review strictly about him. His chiseled facial features and rippling biceps provide a good case against anyone who thinks that Michaelangelo stopped carving fine marble. And his hauntingly beautiful voice is one for the ages, one that plummets deep into the soul of man like some sonic Magic School Bus and penetrates your soul like only Dirk Diggler and the man himself could. His presence on the screen is not just magnetic; it causes you to re-evaluate your life. I am of <more>
course talking about the one, the only, Derek Hamilton.After seeing this movie, I went to my doctor. He informed me I have 7 broken ribs due to intense laughing, and occasional guffawing. He informed me that if I watched the movie again, I may quite possibly die. But I did not care. I watched it again that very night. I woke up in the intensive care ward of the hospital. The doctor told me I would never walk again. Reader...it was worth it.But there was something else, something deeper than spine-shattering laughter present. It seemed that any time that Derek was not on screen, I fell into a deep depression. My doctor prescribed me zoloft, paxil, but it was no use. There seemed something humanely wrong with not putting this man-- nay, God-- in every single frame of film, and it is the only reason the film is not receiving a 10 out of 10 rating. There is no conceivable reason the credits did not consist of him sitting in a chair reading out names. He could be sitting on the can and it would still be more riveting than the Cuban missile crisis.His portrayal of Pig Pen is the most accurate performance I have ever seen. It has been reported that Marlon Brando died of pulmonary fibrosis. In actuality, he saw Out Cold, and after witnessing the incomparable majesty of Derek's performance, realized that all his method acting training was a gargantuan waste of time, because nothing he had even done had ever caused such cinematic exuberance. He died of a broken heart.I could go on...but I will not. Because every second you spend reading this is a minute that could be spent witnessing the single greatest performance in the history of celluloid. It is said that Stephen Hawking created a time machine, and traveled through wormhole in time when he was 21. When he arrived in the future of 2001, the first thing he saw was a movie theatre that was playing Out Cold. He watched the film, and after doing so, decided to scrap all of his projects, and devote his time to figuring out how Derek Hamilton's performance was so magnificent. He soon lost the use of his arms and legs. You do the math.
Animal House for a less discerning audience (by mytragicflaw)
OK, this film is not going to win any awards for best acting, or best cinematography, or best picture for that matter. However, this film will make you laugh. It will spend about a buck ninety of your time in a very guilty pleasure sort of way. It revolves around a town in Alaska, a ski town, that is about to encounter a shift from a peaceful, secluded atmosphere to a bustling, main stream atmosphere. Our heroes are the snowboard instructors who have to save the day from a irritating, stereotypical land developer. Putting aside the obvious overtones of similar movies of this genre, and <more>
dispelling some predictability you really can have a good time. The jokes are funny, the characters have some witty dialog and the story moves briskly. The only drawback for me was the inept love story, but that was balanced out with some good jokes derived from it. It's no Schindler's List, but is a worthy addition to a home library or just a rental on a Friday night.
This movie is HORRIBLE and you should love it.From a cursory glance, this movie looks like a retread of what larger names Adam Sandler, Chris Farley have done and failed at, but this movie is different. THIS MOVIE IS FUNNY. It is pure unclean fun and what it lacks in a "message" it more than makes up for with sharp humor.While people may take issue with the subject matter drugs, dick and fart jokes, boobies , the story and dialogue are exceptional. This isn't Les Miserables or even South Park: Bigger Longer Uncut, taking jabs at society but it is smart and witty and <more>
you'll find jokes on the third trip that you didn't see before. Give it a try--it's definitely worth your time.8 out 10: Rated Excellent for Casablanca references, the scene on the mechanical bull, and just being absolutely fun.
I think that you all missed the point on this one. (by labfreak23)
Did any of you wonder why the main character is named Rick and why he doesn't want to hear a particular song? This is a remake of Casablanca!!! I would love to have been in the room when this one was pitched!"I want to remake Casablanca" "Oh yeah?" "Yeah, except this time it is going to be about a mountain instead of a bar and it's gonna be about snowboarding instead of war." "I love the way you think!"