Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Terry and Diane (Tyler Perry & Sharon Leal) are the first couple that we meet and it seems they have recovered from their episode in the first film quite well now with two children and seemingly more in love than ever before. Marcus and Angela (Michael Jai White & Tasha Smith) are still the ever arguing and constant bickering duo that they were before and the audience wonders how they haven’t managed to split up yet or kill each other for that matter. Troy and Sheila (Lamman Rucker & Jill Scott) are still together after Sheila’s disastrous marriage to Mike (Richard T. Jones), have moved to the south and have come across some financial issues. Gavin and Patricia (Malik Yoba & Janet Jackson) seem like they might be fine but are obviously concealing some possible issues from the rest of their friends.
Monday, August 30, 2010
Jay Baruchel plays Kirk, an average guy who works airport security and is still not over his ex-girlfriend from years past. With nothing very special about him, he works with his friends, has a run-down car and his ex-girlfriend still hangs out with his parents and family with her new boyfriend. One day a near perfect woman comes through the security checkpoint and loses her phone. Who should happen to find it but Kirk. He eventually returns it to its owner whose name is Molly. For whatever reason, she takes a liking to him and they begin dating.
Friday, August 27, 2010
Not much to say about the storyline really, if you have even the slightest inkling about the Twilight plotline then you pretty much already know how this one plays out. The character names are slightly adjusted, of course, but not too much to make any sort of a difference. Becca Crane (Jenn Proske) instead of Bella Swan; Edward Sullen (Matt Lanter) instead of Cullen and Jacob White (Chris Riggi) instead of, well you know. Becca moves into town, meets Edward, falls in love with him but also has Jacob the werewolf desperately vying for her affection.
Posted in Category: Discussion
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Nick Twisp (Michael Cera) is your pretty basic teen. Keeps to himself, not many friends, is an aspiring novelist who has an appreciation for classics such Frank Sinatra and old poetry and has never been with a girl. He lives with his mother who is divorced from his father and co-habitats with her less than likable boyfriend. He has come to the depressing conclusion that his life is terrible and that he will certainly die a virgin.
Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Chris Evans, Idris Elba, Columbus Short, and Oscar Jaenada make up the team of Losers. Clay, Jensen, Roque, Pooch and Cougar are, as stated before, members of a U.S. military Special Forces team. While on an assignment in the jungles of Bolivia, they are set up to be killed but narrowly avoid this consequence while an innocent group others take their place instead. After being believed that this mishap was completely their fault, they have no choice but to remain in Bolivia.
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Susie Salmon (Saoirse Ronan) is a 14-year old aspiring photographer who lives in Norristown, Pennsylvania with her family; her father Jack (Mark Wahlberg), mother Abigail (Rachel Weisz), and her brother and sister, Buckley and Lindsey (Christian Thomas Ashdale & Rose McIver). One day on a walk home from school she takes a shortcut through a cornfield and encounters her quiet but odd neighbor George Harvey (Stanley Tucci).
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Very simple plot: a Canadian 22-year old, the aforementioned Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera), who plays in a band, called the Sex Bob-Ombs and who is currently dating a girl still in high school, Knives Chau (Ellen Wong), unexpectedly meets the girl of his dreams. She was literally in one of his dreams right before they met. Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) is a “play life by the ear” female who captures Scott’s heart. What he doesn’t know is that in order to date her, hopefully, he must do battle and defeat her evil, yeah evil, exes. Seven in total, Scott must face and beat all of them if he wants a future with his dream girl.
Posted in Category: Action
Friday, August 13, 2010
The super mega-cast for this one consisted of Stallone and Jason Statham who played the two main characters, Barney Ross and Lee Christmas. The rest of the Expendable mercenary team included Ying Yang (Jet Li), Gunner Jensen (Dolph Lundgren), Hale Caesar (Terry Crews), and Toll Road (Randy Couture). They do exactly what mercenaries are made for. Whatever the person paying them wants them to do. Mickey Rourke plays Tool, who is a former member of the team and now a tattoo artist and a good friend of Ross.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Phil and Claire Foster (Carrell & Fey) are a quiet, very ordinary New Jersey married couple with the house, the kid, and the cars. Everything you would expect from a nuclear family. The go to work, they come home, they entertain their kids, and they go to sleep. One night a week, they go out and attempt to enjoy themselves but even that “date” is a very predictable one.
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Once again Will Ferrell and Adam McKay team up to bring us another outrageous comedy. However, simply calling it outrageous is not doing it justice. The buddy cop or copedy genre receives a true template on how to make these kinds of films when The Other Guys was created. Generally you think taking a mild-mannered, well behaved police officer and pairing him with his complete opposite is the basic ingredient to a recipe for guaranteed success. This is not always the case. After experiencing plenty of films such as these, audiences begin to crave more. As in any other genre, the same old obvious jokes and puns simply do not work anymore. We need a new breed of stupidity. A different path on the road to uncontrollable laughter. The alternate route to this destination goes through this Ferrell/McKay production.
Friday, August 6, 2010
Starring Chris Rock, Martin Lawrence and Tracy Morgan, the cast is super-sized to put it modestly. Fortunately, it’s an A-Lister so the large amount of characters in this film works very well. Director Neil LaBute had not only the luxury of Chris Rock co-producing this project but a plethora of veteran established comedians to make this movie go.
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
The ever impressive Angelina Jolie stars as Evelyn Salt, a CIA agent who is accused of being a Russian spy by a Russian national defector named Orlov. His accusation of course raises more than a few eyebrows within her agency. A manhunt then ensues for her capture after she seemingly flees to protect her husband and attempt to clear her name.
Monday, August 2, 2010
Re-teaming with Paul Rudd, Carell plays Barry, a taxidermist who dresses up dead mice and re-creates famous works of art for a hobby. Rudd plays Tim, an equity executive who is on the verge of a very big promotion. But in order to fit in with the higher-ups at his company, he must impress them at a special dinner that they hold once a month. They each bring an “extraordinary person” to the dinner for entertainment and proceed to make fun of them. Without the knowledge of their guests, of course.