Reviews In a Hurry, Part 2
Directed By: Paul Feig
Starring: Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy, Taran Killam, Tony Hale, Marlon Wayans, Michael Rapaport, Jane Curtin
Review In A Hurry: Sandra Bullock and Melissa make the perfect team in this “buddy cop” movie. When you compare it to buddy cop movies with male leads the difference is pretty radical. Instead of fighting withs fists women fight with put downs and sarcasm. It was different and refreshing and really damn funny.
Melissa McCarthy was on her GAME in this movie. In Identity Theif she was awkward to the point of it being uncomfortable and cringe-worthy. In The Heat she was just plain hilarious. Sandra Bullock worked perfectly with her as the other side of the spectrum. She can always tell an entire story just from a look. Together they were comedy gold.
Okay, so maybe the actual plot was iffy, and why does McCarthy have to play such ugly looking drab by characters (She’s a beautiful woman)? But overall, I had a good time watching this movie. The leads were likeable and the plot refreshing. I liked it and that’s all that matters to me.
Rating: 3 1/2 Stars
This Is The End
Directed By: Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen
Starring: Seth Rogen, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, Michael Cera, Emma Watson
Review In A Hurry: This Is The End is NOT a good movie. But that doesn’t mean I didn’t like it. I thought it was hilarious, in fact. Seth Rogen, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride and Craig Robinson play a version of themselves as Los Angeles and presumably the world faces the apocalypse.
These five guys have great chemistry and their actions, for the most part, seem so genuine, it’s hard not to believe this is actually what they would be like in a crisis. And that, is what makes it so damn funny. These guys look like they are having so much fun filming this movie, even in those moments they are supposed to be scared. And when actors have fun, we have fun.
This Is The End may be the funniest, sharpest, strangest, greatest BAD film of the decade. Plus Emma Watson wields an axe, so there’s that.
Rating: 3 Stars