Saturday, February 15, 2014

Police Story (2013)

Jackie Chan's newest movie is a semi action cop drama about a cop in Hong Kong? that goes to visit his daughter at a bar, and they along with the other bar patrons get held hostage. It is a mystery as to why they are being held captive but the story becomes clear through a bunch of clips from each character's perspective of past events. It was pretty good. It had me on the edge of my seat a few times and the fights were pretty good. There were some funny moments too. Jackie Chan can still kick ass just like Arnold and Stallone.


Friday, February 14, 2014

Escape Plan

This was a standard action movie featuring Rambo and the Terminator, teaming up to escape from a super jail. I enjoyed all the punching and shooting. It brought me back to the 90's and that is something that is rare these days. Glad to see that these old dudes can still churn out this entertaining stuff.


Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Evil Dead (2013)

This is a remake of the 1981 movie by Sam Raimi, who is famous for the Spider Man movies. It is a classic story of five young adults who go to a secluded wooden cabin with the intent of helping one of them go cold turkey on her drug addiction. They find a book of evil that unleashes a demon that possesses the girl and wacky wild shenanigans start to happen. The action and suspense are well paced, the music is eerie, and the special effects are top notch. You can't help but squint during the gruesome blood bath scenes. The ending is slightly different from the original but overall it is pretty true to it. Not as silly as the original but still very fun and entertaining.


The To Do List

This hilarious movie stars Aubrey Plaza, Bill Hader, Rachel Bilson, Andy Samberg, Donald Glover, and Alia Shawkat (the daughter from Arrested Development). It is about a straight A student who finishes high school and has a summer job of being a life guard at a community pool. She wants to prepare for her future sexual experiences in college by losing her virginity, among other things. She creates a big list of various sexual acts including hand job, blow job, cunnilingus, orgasm, and intercourse. There are hilarious, belly laughter moments and the awkward events bring you back to your own beginner sexual experiences. The movie takes place in the 90's and many of the outfits and various objects make you feel very nostalgic. Well paced movie with a good sound track and a decent ending.


This is 40

This is another Judd Apatow film starring the family of Paul Rudd's character in Knocked Up. It shows the two daughters, now about 13 and 9, dealing with puberty and fighting, and the wife and husband dealing with sex and money difficulties. There are many funny moments and eventually things turn bad. Tension builds up, and there is a big fight with the husband and wife. There is great character development and some hilarious day to day occurrences that mostly everyone can relate to. It is a feel good family movie worth watching, although it is a bit long.


Friday, November 15, 2013

Machete Kills

This movie is a sequel to the Rodriguez & Tarantino Grindhouse movie Machete. It is very campy but is doing so on purpose. It has many famous actors including Charlie Sheen, Mel Gibson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jessica Alba, Sofia Vergara, and Lady Gaga. The movie is full of guns and machete action, tons of thugs and henchmen getting killed in various comedic ways, and is very imaginative. The bad guy has a nuke detonator implanted into his heart, so if he dies, Washington DC will get nuked. Machete (Danny Trejo) has to keep him alive while trying to find someone to disarm it. Again, if I was 12 years old, this would be one of my favorites. It has a bunch of laugh out loud moments and keeps you glued for more hilarious carnage and crappy dialogue. I look forward to the 3rd movie.


Sunday, November 10, 2013

The Canyons

This is a movie starring Lindsay Lohan and James Deen about some actors and movie producers. James Deen plays a villain who is super rich and has jealousy issues. He does a pretty good job of making you hate him. There is a lot of sex and drama going on. There is plenty of T & A in the movie, and you do see Lohan plenty naked. I imagine that this movie has elements that are present in her real life. The writing and acting is kind of lame, but you can't help but continue watching. The movie was written by Brett Easton Ellis who also wrote movies like American Psycho and The Rules of Attraction, both of which I really enjoyed. This one takes itself way too seriously and makes you hate everyone in Hollywood. The ending was awful.