Kevin Israel has graciously watched for you:
- John Garrity, his estranged wife and their young son embark on a perilous journey to find sanctuary as a planet-killing comet hurtles toward Earth. Amid terrifying accounts of cities getting levelled, the Garrity’s experience the best and worst in humanity. As the countdown to the global apocalypse approaches zero, their incredible trek culminates in a desperate and last-minute flight to a possible safe haven.
- So Gerard Butler hasn’t been making the best movies lately (and by “lately” I mean the past decade), so I went into this one expecting the worst and was pleasantly surprised. Now, don’t get me wrong, this movie isn’t great, but it passed the time and didn’t feel like waterboarding, so for GB, that’s a win. This is a very tense movie that shows all the ways people can be bad during a crisis (sound familiar, Carl?). It also shows people doing some good things and, surprisingly, Butler’s character isn’t some unstoppable badass. He’s just a guy trying to get his family to safety. The look of the movie was that of a good SyFy flick, but the story was decent and Butler didn’t try a horrible American accent. Not the worst thing I’ve seen.
Kevin Gootee has graciously watched for you:
I haven’t finished it yet but man, Pixar officially has its first stinker on its hands. I watched half of it last week with my niece and nephew and even they stop caring about 30-45 minutes in. The story of a boy who lives underwater in Italy finds that he’s able to walk on land and wants a Vespa. Like I said, I’m not finished with it yet but I’m not looking forward to completing it. N/A score yet, will have it for you next week.
The Money Pit (1986)
Tom Hanks and Shelley Long buy a mansion that turns out to be a complete mess and has to be reconstructed. It’s 80’s fuckery at its best; cheesy, easy jokes with basic bitch pratfalls without any legit laughs. And holy shit, the main terrorist in Die Hard not named Hans Gruber is a conductor as well as Shelley Long’s ex husband in this film. There’s good 80s cheese (Commando, Bachelor Party, Innerspace, the Great Outdoors) and there’s BAD 80s cheese (16 Candles, Pretty in Pink, Weird Science) This falls SQUARELY in bad 80’s cheese.