Dane Cook’s ‘Employee of the Month’ works… mostly

[rating=3]Starring: Dane Cook, Jessica Simpson, Dax Shepard, Andy Dick, Brian George, Efren Ramirez, Marcello Thedford, Harland Williams
Director(s): Greg Coolidge
Writer(s): Screenplay by Don Calame, Chris Conroy, Greg Coolidge; Story by Don Calame, Chris Conroy

Dane Cook pursues Jessica Simpson in 'Employee of the Month'
Dane Cook pursues Jessica Simpson in ‘Employee of the Month’

The first time I actually saw Dane Cook perform in any way was on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. It was a recent repeat and he was promoting something else, but he told several stories and I literally woke my wife up because I was laughing so hard. As a result, I was pretty set up to look for a good time when I caught a screening of Employee of the Month last week.

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‘The Curse of El Charro’ left me feeling let down and cheated

Mia Hoyos in 'The Curse of El Charro'
Mia Hoyos in ‘The Curse of El Charro’

[rating=2]Starring: Andrew Bryniarski, Mia Hoyos, Philip Boyd, Heidi Androl, Matt Prater, Kellydawn Malloy, Kathryn Taylor, Lemmy, Danny Trejo (voice)
Director(s): Rich Ragsdale
Writer(s): Ryan Johnson

When I read about The Roost, I thought I would end up liking it to some degree, but all it led to was the feeling of being let down and cheated. The opposite happened after I watched Rich Ragsdale’s The Curse of El Charro. I expected complete idiocy, and wound up watching a mildly decent slasher.

The only trouble is, that only occurred in the final 15 minutes of a 90 minute film!

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