A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas is a bounce back after their Escape from Guantanamo Bay and is about as good as their trip to White Castle. [Read more...]
I wouldn’t say that Bad Teacher lacks all traces of intelligence, but it seems unmotivated to better itself to get a higher passing grade. It is lazy, goes for cheap and outlandish jokes to get laughs, loses focus… Ok, I am going to stop there. I was trying to recreate a parent / teacher conference as if Bad Teacher was the disappointing student. Mainly I just wanted to avoid the easy insult by playing with the title of the movie, but my attempt was about as poorly done as the film itself.
When looking for the source of a film’s problem, sometimes it isn’t necessary to look any further than the story. Cameron Diaz plays a gold digger that wants to find a husband that will foot the bill for her life of luxury. To do so, she decides that she needs to raise money to get a boob job in order to attract the right kind of man. Now as a comedy these idiotic plots can still lead to entertaining moments that make the lack of depth not really an issue, but this time around we are left standing in the shallow end. [Read more...]
17 Again begins in the best years of Mike O’Donnell life. He’s the star of the high school basketball team, he’s in love with the girl of his dreams, and everything is pointing to a bright future. However, the next time we see Mike, clearly things have not turned out how he hoped they would: he’s in the middle of a divorce, he has a strained relationship with his kids, and it is very evident that he is unhappy with his life. Through an interesting turn of events, Mike somehow manages to find himself back in his 17 year old body, with the opportunity to do his life over again, and this time do it right.