100 Proof Movie Reviews

“The Lorax” Raises the Bar for Most Annoying Orange Thing

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Not only does The Lorax have an overly preachy message about the environment. But it has a strong criticism of capitalism in general. Never mind the fact that the film has sponsorship from Comcast, IHOP, and Mazda, they have to pay their bills somehow. You know how much money the animators spent on orange ink?

The Lorax definitely raises the bar for most annoying Orange Thing, (beating out both Snooki and Oompa Loompas).

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Where's Waldo? (And Where's His Flask?)

flask-waldo_wbugWaldo was a nice guy. Quiet, unassuming, a little nondescript, but a nice guy nonetheless. He had many friends, a steady girlfriend, and even a dog. He loved to travel, and would bring his red and white striped flask with him on his many adventures.

The only problem was, whenever he went flasking with his friends, he had a bit of an inconvenient habit.

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The Flask of Job

The Book of Job, featured prominently in the Old Testament (the old part) is one of the most influential stories in Western culture. Job, a righteous man, is tested by the whims of a less than benevolent God. Job is stripped of his happy life and then punished, in what amounts to nothing more than a test of faith. Despite the undeserved hardships, Job refuses to forsake his creator and is ultimately rewarded. The story serves as something of a guideline for those that may ask why a kind God would let bad things happen to good people, and Job is an icon for those who maintain intense spirituality in times of crisis.

Interestingly, apocryphal scrolls recently discovered near Jordan tack on an unusual epilogue to the story, which may or may not be historical fact.
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