Well, there have been a few movies I saw since we last spoke. I’d like to get caught up on my thoughts here. I can’t even remember what I’ve spent my time watching. Some good, some not so good. Let’s get the theater movies out of the way.
First of all, I spent two hours standing in line to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens. I saw it the second night it was out. So it was a while ago. It was cold that night. People kept coming up, asking what we were standing in line for, and then trying to get past the line, and then were told by theater management to get to the back of the line. What the hell? Why are you so damn special? Like you’re gonna get in front? Jerk off. Anyway. Phil and I discussed, and had very similar thoughts on the movie. If for some reason you haven’t seen the movie yet… SPOILERS!! SKIP AHEAD!! We agreed the film was very solid. But the problems I had with it were that it was exactly like A New Hope. Was it a retelling of Episode IV? Was it lazy writing? I don’t know, but it was blatantly obvious. I had a bigger problem with the fact that Rey was so good with a light saber and defeated Kylo Ren in their battle even though he was a trained Jedi. There was one more. What was it? Damn it, Phil was right. We should have done this right away so we could have remembered. Well, whatever it was, it didn’t take away from my overall enjoyment of the movie. It was really good. It’s certainly not better than IV or V. I need to let it sink it before I rank it.
I recently went and saw Sisters, starring Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Anyone who knows me, knows of my love of Tina Fey. Also Amy, but not like Tina. So I was a little biased going into this one. Parks and Rec and 30 Rock are two of my favorite shows of the last 10 years. 30 Rock makes my list of favorite shows ever. So you won’t find me saying a bad word about this. But I could have written this review before I saw the movie. They KILLED it. Amy and Tina play sisters who go home to Orlando because their parents are selling their childhood home and have one last party. I came home and immediately pre-ordered it on Blu-Ray. It’s pretty typical adult party movie. It’s also very typical writing that you would find in a movie with Fey and Poehler. It turns into a touching love story between them as family, which was always going to happen. Every movie has to have a point! And it was perfect. Including Star Wars, Sisters might be my favorite movie of the year. Well, in the last 12 months. Whatever you want to call it.
I finally saw Draft Day. I swore I would never watch it. I am a huge football fan, and this looked like a horrible pile of garbage. Even though it had Kevin Costner. Yeah, I consider that a positive thing. It…wasn’t…as….horrible as I expected. Still not good. It might be the most obvious movie I’ve ever seen. There’s no suspense at all. It’s clear as day what is going to happen 10 minutes into the movie. There was a scene between Costner’s character (the movie was so dull I don’t even have any idea what his character’s name was) and his mother that I thought to myself he should have said “Hey mom, wanna have a catch?” And that would have been the best part of the movie by far. The less said about this movie the better. Moving on.
I saw the second half of Horrible Bosses 2. Here’s my question about this movie. If the cast had been the same but the title was different, would anyone had noticed? Maybe there was something in the first half that I missed? I didn’t get it. And I still don’t understand what was so bad about Charlie Day having sex with Jennifer Aniston in the first one. What made her such a horrible boss?
Last night I watched Trainwreck. Because Amy Schumer rules the world. And she’s amazing. Trainwreck is not. I was so disappointed about what I saw. Amy hates relationships, but falls in love with a doctor she is interviewing for an article she is writing. I’m almost positive I looked at the clock more than I laughed. The title was apt.
I swear there is one more I saw. It must not have been very good. Damn, what the hell was it? Oh well. Here’s to February 12 and Deadpool!