Kevin Gootee has watched:
It’s all been a bunch of old stuff I’ve rewatched when I was away at training and “studying.” So here’s what’s good and what sucks in a sentence or 2:
John Wick: Russian hit man gets his car stolen and dog killed, ass kickings ensue. 8/10
John Wick 2: Bad guys don’t learn their lesson and fuck with him again. Ass kickings resume 8/10
Draft Day: Kevin Costner is GM of the Browns and it takes place on…Draft Day. Guilty pleasure and the ending is one HUGE, “THAT DOESN’T HAPPEN.” But shit, I swallow this up with a grin on my face and absolutely love it. 7.5/10
Entourage the movie: LOVED the TV show, hated the movie. HATE the movie every time I watch it. A shitty plot and only Johnny Drama saves this turd. 3.5/10
Tangled-Disney’s take on Rapunzel. Wasn’t overwhelmed and remembered my Disney rule: If you don’t see it at the park, it wasn’t a good movie. And this was certainly the case. I’ll also say it’s been a weak slate of Disney films that AREN’T Pixar for the last 10ish years. 4/10
The Beach Bum-Matthew McConaughey is you guessed it, a beach bum, who lives in Key West. His wife dies but leaves him nothing in her will. And I bailed around 30 minutes in because this piece of shit sucked out all fun and desire to muddle through. 2/10
Eddie Murphy Raw
Wow. This one REALLY hit me in the nuts as I realized…it’s not as good as I remember it. The first 15-20 minutes are gangbusters but man, does it DRAAAAG after that. Yes, the Italian/Rocky bit is fantastic but the remaining segments just aren’t good. This saddened me as this was the first standup special I remember watching and loving. But wow, the bloom is off the rose. 5/10
I know, I REALLY liked it when it first was released. But after another rewatch, the majority of you were right, this definitely doesn’t have that same OOMPH. And that third act REALLY drags and really cowtows to politically correctness. The reason we loved the first was because he was so irreverent. I know the first one by heart and still laugh just as hard but a lot of the laughs weren’t there again during the second pass.
Kevin Israel has watched:
Without Remorse (2021)
- Seeking justice for the murder of his pregnant wife, an elite Navy SEAL uncovers a covert plot that threatens to engulf the United States and Russia in an all-out war.
- This Michael B. Jordan lead action-thriller had all the makings to be a kick ass movie. Based off of a famous Tom Clancy series that was then adapted into a video game franchise, Without Remorse had it all – an appealing protagonist, good action, great visuals, but it was missing two things – plot and antagonist. The pacing felt rushed and times and slow at other and there was no specific bad guy to sink your teeth into. Compared to other, similar films in this genre, this one was just…meh. I was surprised to see how different it was than the original book. But don’t worry…Amazon is still giving us a sequel. Wooo…hooo? 5/10