Let’s just get started here by saying the Expendables 2 gives us what we had hoped the first one would have given us.
I am probably not the best source for Bourne knowledge. I didn’t read all the books. I didn’t see the third movie. I don’t have a strong attachment to Matt Damon as the spy/assassin. “It’s Damon, or no one!” is not something you’ll find me shouting. I mostly just enjoy them as watchable action movies with moderately believable plots. It’s nice when an action movie tries to give you more than just gun fights and car crashes …but sometimes, that’s all they’re really good for.
Upon seeing the trailers for The Watch, I was overly optimistic and intrigued. The rapid-fire quips and raunchy humor gave me hope towards a laugh-filled movie experience. After seeing the movie, I ad to dial down that optimism considerably and settle for being moderately entertained.
It’s certainly no surpise that we are not often on board with the whole remake thing these days. They so seldom make any improvement on the original. And as we have entered the Age of the Reboot, this can only get more disheartening and annoying as the next few years pass. Interestingly, however, I happen to think the original Total Recall was actually a film that could use a fresh look. The technology has advanced leaps and bounds since 1990 and I think the original shows its’ age. Ultimately, the film director Len Wiseman has made does does nothing injurious to the idea of remakes, and maybe even makes a mild case FOR them.
Hey everybody, great news! Andy Samberg is in a good movie!
So I’m in a movie theater in Arkansas with my wife and some family members watching the new Spiderman film, and to be honest, I’m less than entertained. Suddenly, my wife turns to me and says, “Is it just me or is this kind of boring?” I nod in agreement. No, it’s not just you! This movie is boring! In fact if we hadn’t been with family members, I probably would have asked my wife if we could leave. But, since this was not an option, we managed to trudge through the rest of the film. A film that, in my not-so-humble opinion, went from being dull to laughably bad.
I am really sad to see Christopher Nolan leave this franchise. No one has ever handled this kind of material the way he has. His are some mighty big Bat boots to fill. And, even though this third and final installment of his Batman trilogy doesn’t quite reach the heights of its’ predecessor, it is an exceptional and fitting conclusion.
The good news for parents taking their kids to see this installment of the series is that taking your “wee” ones (pun intended) to the bathroom during the film will not hinder your enjoyment or leave you lost in the plot whatsoever. We had to “go” during the climax of the movie. “Are you SURE you can’t wait a few more minutes, it’s almost over.” “No, Mommy…I filled up my bladder to the top and it’s about to spill out!” We came back to the theater and Manny & his gang were all still right where we left them: Sliding around on the ice.
Assuredly, fans of Family Guy will find enjoyment in Ted, as it is co-written and directed by Seth McFarlane. I, myself, am about, oh, a 75 % fan of Family Guy. It’s generally funny, but sometimes I feel like the jokes are just for Seth, and no one else. That being said, Ted is still as broad in it’s comedy and often low brow, but perhaps there are less jokes that require you to be in Seth’s head.
Great film! Fun for the whole family! If your family is made up entirely of women or gay men. Not since all the Sexes in the Cities have women overdressed and flocked to the theaters with all their horndog girlfriends. If one of the rules of entertainment is ‘know your audience,’ then Magic Mike is dead-on. It’s quite possibly the greatest movie that’s ever been made, if you like movies about stripping. Turns out, I do. It’s fun and infectious (stripper pun?). You know how, at the end of Rocky, you want to run around punching things, or even just the air? At the end of Magic Mike, you’ll want to grind and hump things. And, to borrow from Martha Stewart, it’s a good thing.