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Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016)
This is a better movie than the first one, but not as funny. Just a rehash of the things that made people laugh the first time
"It's 30 days, then we won't be escrow, then we'll be out of your hair." Mac (Rogen) and his wife are finally getting things together. Their daughter is getting older and they have decided to move into a nicer neighborhood. Due to a misunderstanding their house is in escrow. What seems like a minor inconvenience soon becomes so much more when a sorority takes over the house next door. Mac and his wife must do everything they can to stop the sorority and get their house sold, and for help they are forced to turn to an old enemy. The first movie was very funny, but I thought the funniest parts were in the preview. Going off of that I tried to avoid the previews for this and went in with lower expectations. That's where the movie gets difficult to review. On one hand most of the movie is just repeating what happened in the first one. The jokes and gags are pretty much the same thing. That said, the movie isn't as funny as the original, but it is a better movie overall I thought. I compare this to the Hot Tub Time Machine series. They both basically have the same plot in the 1st and 2nd one, the first one is funnier but the sequels are better depth and content wise. Overall, this is a better movie than the first one, but not as funny. Just a rehash of the things that made people laugh the first time. I give this a B-.
As far as B movies go I've seen worse. Not a bad movie & is worth seeing, but too generic & predictable to say its a good movie.
"Do not be a hero." After a bank heist occurs FBI agent Montgomery (Meloni) is looking into who was behind it. After his team begins to uncover more and more clues about those involved the start to become convinced this is deeper than just a rash of robberies and more than just the gunmen could be involved. This is watchable and I did like it OK, but nothing more than just a generic action movie that has been redone over and over. Once again, like a broken record, this is a movie that puts Bruce Willis' name and picture on the poster and all the marketing, but he is in the movie for about 5 minutes and pretty much only in one location. As far as B action movies go I have seen much worse. This, again, isn't a bad movie at all and is worth seeing, but too generic and predictable to say this is a good movie. Overall, decent and OK with no real surprising elements. Mindless action that is entertaining, which is all you are looking for sometimes. I give this a C+.
Maggie's Plan (2015)
There are some very good aspects to this and it is worth seeing, but really I was a little disappointed.
"I thought I was rescuing him from her." Maggie (Gerwig) is a strong single woman who wants a baby, without the complications of having a man in her life. When she meets John (Hawke) her plans change. He leaves his wife and the two start a life together. 3 years later Maggie begins to rethink her decision and wonders if she can undue her mistake. This is a movie that tried so hard to be be good. It was a different kind of love story that attempted to show the fallout from a whirlwind affair. The problem, to me, was that it was just so slow moving and a little repetitive that it made it hard to stay interested in. There is also one big thing that both helped and hurt the movie; Ethan Hawke. He helped it because he is a very good actor and really plays this part perfect. He hurt the movie because it make me think back to the Before Sunrise series and when compared to those movies this one just isn't near as good. There are some very good aspects to this and it is worth seeing, but really I was a little disappointed. Overall, a movie that could have been really good but it was just missing something to keep it from being a little dull and repetitive. I give this a C+.
The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)
A rare sequel that I thought was better than the original and I recommend this. Very exciting. Theron steals the movie.
"Once upon a time a man and woman fell in love, but such things cannot last. For the heart is a treacherous thing, and love is nothing more than a fairy tale." Freya (Blunt) rules the kingdom along with her sister Ravenna (Theron). After the death of her child Freya changes and becomes the ice queen and outlaws love in the kingdom. She begins training an army but after Eric (Hemsworth) and Sara (Chastain) break her rule everything changes. Now years after Ravenna is killed Freya wants her mirror and will stop at nothing and use everyone to get what she wants. I wasn't all that excited about this movie. I wasn't a huge fan of the first one and with that in mind I had lower expectations. I'm not sure if that played a part in this or not but I really enjoyed this one quite a bit. There were parts that were a little slow, but overall the story kept me interested and the action was exciting and well placed. The chemistry between all the characters was great and without wanting to spoil anything...Theron really steals the movie in the limited time she has. If you liked the first one you will most likely like this one as well. Overall, a rare sequel that I thought was better than the original and I recommend this. Very exciting. I give this a B+.
The Phenom (2016)
Giamatti is great as usual. Basically a baseball player version of Good Will Hunting. I really enjoyed this and recommend it.
"It doesn't matter what I want cause I have a contract, and you know what, I'll tell you something. They picked the wrong guy because I'm just an ordinary kid." Hopper (Simmons) is a star baseball pitcher that has recently been demoted after a shaky outing. He is sent to psychologist Dr. Mobley (Giamatti) in hopes of him figuring out what is wrong. When Hopper begins to talk about his overbearing father (Hawke) Mobley begins to understand what Hopper's problem is. But it may be too late. I am a huge sucker for all sports movies and I love Paul Giamatti so I was really excited about watching this. I have to say though this is nothing like I expected. At the risk of over simplifying, the movie is basically a baseball player version of Good Will Hunting. Simmons actually plays the part perfect as a kid who isn't sure what he wants anymore and is essentially going though the motions while his dad tries to totally control him. I could keep going on about this but if you liked Good Will Hunting I would recommend this as well. Overall, not what I expected, it was better. I give this a B+.
A good, sexy type thriller. If this type of thing truly existed I think this movie would end up being true, & that is both scary & sad
"The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell and a hell of a heaven." Jason (Chatwin) is the type of guy that lives life to the fullest. No regrets and no over thinking. When his friends show up for a weekend full of fun and excitement they head to a trendy new bar, and get more than they bargain for. When a mysterious man (Brosnan) gives them access to a new drug the entire group is affected and things begin to change, and not always for the better. This is a decent movie and is worth seeing. It does have moments of tenseness and is a very well written thriller, but the real reason to watch is for the message of the movie. Essentially a drug is taken that allows people to reveal their true selves. If this type of thing truly existed I think this movie would end up being true, and that is both scary and sad. Jason doesn't really feel the effects of it and that says a lot about how he lives and makes you wonder if his lifestyle is really the way to live. Overall, a very good, sexy type thriller that surprisingly has a message. I give this a B.
A Hologram for the King (2016)
This isn't bad but the caliber of Hanks really adds depth and emotion to this character and makes the movie worth seeing
"I think we should expect the unexpected." Alan (Hanks) is a businessman who is struggling and who's life is falling apart. He is sent to Saudi Arabia in order to convince the king to use his company's technology. When he gets there it is not at all what he expected, and in the middle of the desert Alan begins to really discover who he is. This is a movie that isn't bad but really comes down to the fact that Tom Hanks is such a great actor that he carries the movie on his own. By that I mean that this movie isn't all that exciting and may not have been made if not for Hanks. He can turn a barely watchable movie into something much better than it should be just by his skills alone. Essentially his character spends his time waking up late and riding in a taxi only to be told that the king isn't here today. Over and over. The caliber of Hanks really adds depth and emotion to this character and makes the movie worth seeing. Very few actors can do that. Overall, an OK movie at best but Hanks makes this watchable and he is the real reason to watch this. I give it a B-.
Mother's Day (2016)
Predictable but not cheesy. That is a hard thing to pull off, and a very good final movie for Garry Marshall.
"We're not who the world thinks we are. We decide who we are, when we want and who we want to know." Being a mother is hard. Just ask Sandy (Aniston) who's ex just got remarried to someone much much younger. Jesse (Hudson) who is trying to hide the man she married from her racist mother. Kristin, who has issues keeping her from marrying the father of her child and Bradley, a single widow who is trying to me mom and dad. When Mother's Day comes around everyone handles things differently. This is actually a very funny and sweet movie. Being a guy I wasn't all that excited about watching this, but I sat down with my daughters and we watched it together. I have to admit I did like this much more than I expected to. Yes, it is girly, but there are some pretty funny parts in this that made me laugh. Perhaps the best thing about this movie though is that, even though it is pretty predictable, it is not overly sappy and cheesy. That actually made it easier to watch and I actually do recommend this for a movie couples can watch together without one of you cringing too much. Overall, predictable but not cheesy. That is a hard thing to pull off, and a very good final movie for Garry Marshall. I like this. I surprisingly give this a B+.
The Bronze (2015)
Much like Idiocracy & Office Space its a movie with tremendous re-watchability & quotable lines that you will be saying over & over.
"I had no control of what people talk about. Take that up with the God of gymnastics." Hope (Rauch) is the darling of her little town after winning bronze in the 1984 Olympics. Since that time she has made a living just being her and making sure everyone knows who she is. When her former coach dies she is asked to train America's greatest hope at a gold, Maggie (Richardson). Hope must now make a choice, train her to be better than she was, or give up the chance to collect $500,000. This is a hilarious movie, just flat out hilarious. Offensive, over the top and so laugh out loud funny that I had to rewind this a few times to catch the jokes I was missing. Rauch is incredible in this and almost everything she says is comedy gold. If you offend easy this is a movie you should probably avoid, but if you are a fan of R rated comedies this is one of the best ones I have seen in a long time. This is the type of movie I could watch over and over and still laugh every time. Overall, not a movie that will win awards but much like Idiocracy and Office Space its a movie with tremendous re-watchability and quotable lines that you will be saying over and over. I loved this and easily give this an A.
The Duel (2016)
A disappointing western that had a chance to be good but was just too slow and boring for me to get invested in.
"We cannot separate ourselves from sin anymore than we can sever a limb from our bodies." There has been a rash of unexplained deaths In the small town of Helena, Texas. With no clue as to what is going on, David Kingston (Hemsworth), a Ranger is sent to investigate. When he arrives he discovers some strange characters including Abraham (Harrelson). The more David investigates the more he questions what is happening. This is a movie that had a chance to be really good. The cast is A-list and the plot is interesting. Where the movie fails is the pacing. This is just agonizingly slow that it made it really hard to pay attention to and I was really starting to drift and lose interest in. There are some interesting parts in this but a lot of the drama was lost on me because I struggled to stay involved in what was going on. Overall, a disappointing western that had a chance to be good but was just too slow and boring for me to get invested in. I give this a C-.