1. Two 40-something’s (Vince Vaughn & Owen Wilson) lose their sales jobs & decide… they want to Intern at Google.
2. An unfunny version of #WeddingCrashers mixed w/ #Dodgeball (except missing its best men: Gary Cole & Jason Bateman).
3. Vaughn & Wilson (as usual) form a terrific team, using wit & improv. Screenplay lets them down & drags on (film is WAY too long at 119 mins).
4. #TheInternship isn’t bad, but it fails to take off. It’s a comedy that’s not quotable.
1. 4 guys devote their lives to passing the toughest test you’ve NEVER heard of… the Master Sommelier Exam.
2. Documentary explores the complexity of wine & the people that desire to become experts (less than 200 in the World).
3. Solid interviews convey the obsession it takes. But, wanted MORE of the humans behind the men (background, day jobs, social status, etc).
4. If you love wine, you’ll love #Somm. It’s currently streaming on #Netflix.
1. Coming of age story. Duncan is 14. He’s forced to spend summer at his Mom’s (jerk) boyfriend’s lake house.
2. Reminded me of #LittleMissSunshine & #Adventureland, but not as good as either.
3. Terrific cast. Most unique role for Steve Carell since (prob) #LittleMissSunshine in 2006. Sam Rockwell=#underrated.
4. #TheWayWayBack isn’t exactly original, but it’s certainly fun, sad, & (potentially) nostalgic.
1. Leigh is struggling w/ anxieties of life. As she’s about to turn 30, she quits her job & moves in w/ her parents.
2. Give credit to Kristen Bell: role is very raw and she bares (nearly) all & wears very little makeup.
3. Reminded me of last year’s #HelloIMustBeGoing, only way more illegal & not nearly nearly as good.
4. #TheLifeguard is not as bad as its 13% on Rotten Tomatoes, but it’s quite flawed. Where are the consequences? This film is streaming on #Netflix.
1. Two female cops partner up to solve a crime, but together they’re a regular odd-couple!
2. Different character for Sandra Bullock, while it’s pretty much the same for Melissa McCarthy (who’s in EVERYTHING lately).
3. Earns the distinction: 1st 2013 movie to put me to sleep.
4. If you loved #Bridesmaids, you’ll prob like #TheHeat (same Director). #Bridesmaids was way over-rated & #TheHeat is way worse.
1. The gang is back together & (shocking) finds themselves in more trouble. This time, however, they don’t even get hungover.
2. While #TheHangover3 is prob still classified as a comedy, it’s much more of an action film than the previous 2 (& less funny).
3. John Goodman makes an appearance & (in his 1st scene) uses exact language from #TheBigLebowski. I doubt this is coincidence.
4. The cover art (above) proclaims: “The End.” Yes, thankfully, this series is finally over.
1. Terrorists have taken the President hostage inside the White House. I completely confused this with #WhiteHouseDown.
2. It’s like #AirForceOne, only grounded & with more death/destruction.
3. Pretty good cast w/ Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Gerard Butler & Robert Forster. Again, this is NOT #WhiteHouseDown (w/ Jamie Foxx & Channing Tatum).
4. #OlympusHasFallen took me 3 days to finish, which is fine because it’s streaming on #Netflix. You will not be lost in the plot.
1. 3 (unhappy) young teens runaway from home to build a house & live in the woods.
2. It’s a modern day #StandByMe (featuring older kids), with subtle tannins of #LordOfTheFlies.
3. Quirky coming-of-age story. No matter how hard you try the world is NOT a perfect place, young men.
4. #TheKingsOfSummer is worthwhile, despite flawed plot (how would the boys NOT be found?) & unnecessary ending.
1. Directed by Ken Burns, this documentary chronicles 1989 Central Park Jogger case, where 5 juvenile males were wrongly convicted.
2. Doc shows “real” confession at the start, let’s viewer watch & judge as it unfolds. How could this go so wrong?
3. This is my worst nightmare… getting accused of a crime I didn’t do. (My TV related nightmare: I’m on air & nothing is prepared).
4. #TheCentralParkFive gives everyone a voice w/o taking sides (altho a few major players declined). Documentary is streaming on #Netflix.
1. Based on a true story: Richard Kuklinski kills people for the mob/for fun, & his family has no idea.
2. Michael Shannon is spectacular (as usual) in the lead role. There’s much more brooding beneath his blank, icy expression.
3. We get the idea, Kuklinski killed over 100 ppl. Film could’ve spent more time developing the character at home & with family.
4. A better-than-expected crime thriller… thanks to Michael Shannon, who’s performance alone is worth the rental.