A preposterous film featuring laughable acting, edited via blender.
“You’re Next” is a fairly standard home invasion movie with a high body count.
Similar to their previous collaborations with director Edgar Wright (“Shaun of the Dead” and “Hot Fuzz”), “The World’s End” features Simon Pegg and Nick Frost as friends coming to the realization that they’re surrounded by hostile forces. This time out it’s robots, who have taken over the town where they and their friends went to school together.
“The World’s End” feels a bit scattershot at times, but fans will consider it part of its “charm”. It’s a film that has a bit of bittersweet nostalgia for misspent youth, a bit of railing against the conformity of the world, and plenty of sequences where middle aged men kick robotic ass.
“Kick-Ass 2” certainly isn’t as fun or unique as it’s predecessor, but it has it’s moments.
A motley crew composed of a drug dealer, a geeky virgin, a stripper and a homeless runaway team up to smuggle an enormous shipment of marijuana across the Mexican border, posing as a family. As you can imagine, they wind up being more than a little dysfunctional as a unit. Comedy ensues as they try to evade angry drug dealers, get past border guards, elude the DEA, and of course, deal with each other.
“District 9” director Neill Blomkamp returns with another offering about class warfare and societal segregation, “Elysium”. Only this time, his film is not quite as subtle in its themes, nor as interesting a story.
I would rather get kicked in the smurfberries than have to watch this movie again.
Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington team up in this preposterous, yet fun heist/buddy movie.
It’s chock full of unbelievable and outright silly plot points, yet the charisma and camaraderie on display make it an enjoyable effort.
Not 100% the movie that Wolverine fans will have their hearts set on, but definitely pretty good.
Frightening, well acted and well directed, “The Conjuring” is the Haunted House movie that horror fans have been waiting for. It skillfully savors the slight chills in the early going, then indulges in some outright jump in your seat moments before heading into the no holds barred ending.
This is a movie that is certain to be discussed as one of the best of the year, and likely to claim a spot in the discussion of all time great haunted house movies in years to come.