In this week’s “For Your Renting Pleasure” I went with one film that follows those that uphold the law with End of Watch, and one film about those who break it with Hit & Run. Criminals were right, they have more fun. [Read more...]
Seth Gordon’s feature debut is unfortunately a lackluster affair, though is saved from being a complete atrocity from the work of Vince Vaughn (though, he has been far, far better at times).
Brad and Kate have been a happily unmarried couple for three years now, they are successful, live together, and have no interest in spending anytime with each others and own families. Choosing to lie about trips to help third world countries when they actually go on fun vacations for themselves over the holidays, their families are oblivious until they are happened to be interviewed at the airport after every flight out of San Francisco has been canceled due to fog. Seeing there children on the news, their respective parents (conveniently all divorced for plots sake) call them up and invite them to Christmas leaving them with four houses to hit in one day.
The movie from here takes the couple on a journey from one side to the other, and does a very poor job of finding a balance of anything. [Read more...]