What Kevin Gootee has watched:
Ready or Not (2019)
A very unique story how a new bride marries into a rich family but is forced to play a life or death game of “hide and seek” to appease her groom’s family. You know what, this wasn’t bad. A little silly, especially the ending, but not a bad watch. Unplug your brain and enjoy.
A lawyer stumbles into evidence that can take down a CEO of a pharmaceutical company (Anthony Hopkins) but of course, nothing is what it seems. Josh Duhamel plays the lawyer and Alice Eve plays the unassuming wife. Man, she’s attractive and haven’t seen enough of her (Entourage series and Star Trek Into Darkness) Not bad until the ending falls somewhat flat. Not the worst thing you’ve seen but you can skip this
What Kevin Israel has watched:
Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard (2021)
- The world’s most lethal odd couple — bodyguard Michael Bryce and hit man Darius Kincaid — are back for another life-threatening mission. Still unlicensed and under scrutiny, Bryce is forced into action by Darius’s even more volatile wife. Soon, all three are in over their heads when a madman’s sinister plot threatens to leave Europe in total chaos.
- So last week I wrote about how Ryan Reynolds struck Gold with Freeguy, well, his other 2021 release wasn’t so hot. This sequel to the 2017 hit turned up the volume on all the jokes and it fell flat! The whole thing became too cartoonish and over the top without maintaining the charm and “buddy cop” feel of the original. Sam Jack and RR are good together, but this script missed the mark. Let’s have more Freeguy and put the Hitman’s Bodyguard franchise to sleep. 4/10
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I came across “Streets Of Fire” (1984) on Netflix the other day. This is the movie that Walter Hill made after “48 Hours” and I’m pretty sure he regrets his decision to this day. If anyone ever told Michael Paré he could act they should be brought up on abuse charges. The dialogue sounds exactly what eighth graders in 1984 would write. The plot is so mind-boggling ridiculous that just thinking about it makes me want to slam my head in a door. I don’t know how Rick Moranis, Willem Dafoe or anyone else in the cast got to work again after this came out. One high point: Prime Era Diane Lane.