Friday, June 28, 2013

The Heat

Rated R / 1 hr 57 min / Comedy - Action - Crime

What is it about? 

Sandra Bullock plays a FBI agent who is trying to get a promotion, but noone likes her at the office.  She gets assigned a case in Boston to track down who the new main drug supplier is.  She meets up with Melissa McCarthy who is a police officer who arrested a local drug dealer.  Bullock is forced to work with McCarthy and hilarity ensues.

You will like it if...

You like great comedies with female leads.  Bridesmaids and Pitch Perfect come to mind.  There are a lot of big laughs in this one.  The dialogue comes rapid-fire.  Some jokes didn't resonate with me, but I heard others laughing.  It wasn't long before I was laughing too.  There is a little of something for everyone to laugh at, and you don't have to wait long before the next set of jokes comes up.


Movie Reviews 6/28

Rated PG-13 / Runtime 1 hr 59 min / Comedy

What is it about?

Two over the hill salesmen lose their jobs when their company goes out of business.  They then go for an internship at Google.

You will like it if...

You like feel good underdog comedies like Kickin' It Old School  or Wildcats. They don't make a lot of movies like this anymore.  It was better than I thought it would be.  There is a lot of charm here, but it's not the second coming of Wedding Crashers.



Rated R  / 1 hr 47 min / Comedy - Fantasy

What is it About?

The end of the world as seen from the eyes of Seth Rogan.  That in itself should be scary enough.  James Franco is having a party at his house, and then the Apocalypse happens..  litterally.

You will like it if...

You like Rogan's other comedies.  The movie is funny in spots, and adventurous in a silly way in others.  Hot Tub Time Machine is a good movie to compare this to, even if this one is the better of the two.


Rated PG-13 / 1 hr 56 min / Action - Drama - Horror

What is it About?

Zombies attack!  They create more zombies, and they attack!  These aren't your grandfather's slow, eat your brains kind of zombies.  They are more like the 30 Days Later kind, but not as messy.

You will like it if...

As if Brad Pitt wasn't enough to like this one! He does bring the star power to the movie.  At it's heart it's still a zombie movie, and you have to like zombies to really get into it.



Rated G / 1 hr 44 min / Animation - Action - Adventure

What is it about? 

Mike and Sully are back in this prequel about how they became the best scaring team in the business before the events of Monsters Inc.  They are college students in Monsters University.

You will like it if...

You like other Pixar movies.  Brave, Finding Nemo, Cars, Toy Story, etc..  They have a great track record.  This isn't one of their best movies, but it would land firmly in the middle of the rankings of all of the Pixar movies made to date.

 

 

 Rated PG-13 / 2 hr 23 min / Action - Adventure - Fantasy

What is it about?

It's a reboot of the Superman franchise.  I think we would all like to forget the last Superman movie.  General Zod is here as the villain, and he wants to turn Earth into another Krypton.  That means wiping out humankind.

You will like it if...

You like superhero or Zack Snyder movies.  It seemed like they were trying to make 2 different movies at the same time. The script is well written, but they try to do too much with it.  This genre feels like a natural fit for Snyder who seems to be adept at creating films with lots of eye candy to distract you from shortcomings in the script.  This is much better than the last iteration of the franchise.