Hancock (2008) 07/09/2008
 

This movie was not quite what I expected. I thought it was going to be an action-comedy. Don't get me wrong, there is action, and there is comedy. It's Will Smith, folks, you almost can't have him in a movie without action and comedy. However, there wasn't nearly as much as I thought there would be, and there was more than just a touch of drama.

The way Hancock was marketed made it seem to me that it would be just the story of a heavily flawed superhero who doesn't want to live up to the "hero" part, and the story as he slowly becomes more of a boon to society than a bane. I thought this was a great, and fairly original, idea. Sure, every superhero has his flaws, but in the case of Hancock it's like a superflaw who has some hero.

Well, that's only part of it. It's also the story of said hero learning who he is. Literally. Not just an identity crisis and "coming of age" and all that wishy-washy shit. He actually has no idea who he is. Not wish-washy, but still a little cliche.

All in all it was a good movie, well written and well directed. Just make sure you don't go into it expecting what the ads and previews made it out to be. I suppose the marketing did it's job, I don't know that I would have gone to see it knowing what it really is, but I'm glad I did.

3/5
Reviewed by: Cap'n Commie


Will Smith gives a dramatic performance in this comedy-marketed film. Jason Bateman and Charlize Theron are a happily married family. Will Hancock, a one-of-a-kind superhero, bring them closer together or tear them apart?
The historical background was rough which eventually ruined the plot. With some cheap laughs, I was thoroughly disappointed with the movie.

2/5 STARS

Reviewed by Lindsey

 
Tommy Boy (1995) 07/06/2008
 

Chris Farley and David Spade take you on an adventure to save the Callahan Family business after Thomas 'Big Tom' Callahan dies of a heart attack. Farley and Spade are unaware of evil doers attempting to sell the company, Big Tom's new wife, Bo Derek, and her so called son. Dan Akroyd gives his performance as Ray Zalinksky, the competition in the brake business.
It's a Chris Farley Favorite and a personal Favorite.

3.25/5 STARS

Reviewed by Lindsey


 
Go (1999) 07/04/2008
 

A group of hedonistic youth spend 24 hours pursuing drugs, sex and freedom; and  they have a good time doing so.
The direction is fast-paced, furious, hysterical and true to the feel of the 90's rave scene. Jay Mohr and Sarah Polley give stand-out performances.
It owes alot to Pulp Fiction and Run Lola Run, but Go still feels fresh from beginning to end.

3.5/5 STARS

Reviewed by Tristan

 
 

A family of apartment-nomads in the 70's moves into Tinseltown and rediscovers the meaning of the "good life". 
The quirky coming-of-age story unfolds like a well written play and features fine performance by Alan Arkin, Natasha Lyone and Marisa Tomei. 
Essentially, the film is a sincere comedy and director Tamara Jenkins (The Savages) keeps it going at a brisk pace.
If you liked American Beauty, American Pie or Little Miss Sunshine, this is a terrific gem to check out.  

3.5/5 STARS

Reviewed by Tristan


 
 

Chuck, Adam Sandler, is a ladies man and Larry, Kevin James, is a single dad  raising two kids. When Larry saves Chuck's life, He asks him to return a huge favor...the two pretend to be a gay couple to gain governmental benefits for Larry's kids in case Larry were to die. The word gets out and the work begins. A very good comedy with many small cameo performances by some well-known faces. This comedy will keep you laughing, but also, the film withholds a theme for gay rights.

3/5 STARS

Reviewed by Lindsey

 
 

Matthew Mconaughey and Kate Hudson strike gold for chicks looking for a flick...again. We didn't get enough of their on camera chemistry in How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days. The movie is entertaining, although not a cinematic classic for romance. My vice...it was national treasure in the Caribbean.

3/5 STARS

Reviewed by Lindsey

 
 

The characters work very well together. It's the perfect combination of mystery and comedy. This movie is from the creator of Lethal Weapon, writer and director Shane Black. Since it only made 4.2 million in its opening weekend, I never decided to watch the movie. Thankfully, I met someone who told me otherwise.

3.5/5 STARS

Reviewed by Lindsey

 
Get Smart (2008) 06/22/2008
 

Steve Carell's dialogue was very funny, and he delivered his lines perfectly every time. The plot was slow-paced but action-packed. The romance was cheesy and too quick to be realistic. Also, there was the surprising appearance of Bill Murray. Overall, it's another Steve Carell movie with Steve Carell playing Steve Carell!

3/5 STARS

Reviewed by Lindsey

 
 

"Welcome to Good Burger, home of the Good Burger. Can I take your order?" Keenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell team up to bring you this Nickelodeon classic. I knew I had loved this movie as a child, but even today, it's still genuinely funny. With small cameos from your favorite All That cast members and also other star performances from Sinbad, Shaq, and Carmen Elektra, this movie ensures laughs.

3.5/5 STARS

Reviewed by Lindsey

 
Baby Mama(2008) 06/18/2008
 

The women of Saturday Night Live are breaking into film! Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are too funny. Although it is not a cinematic masterpiece, it had some really good laughs and a happy ending. This movie straddles the line between chick flick and comedy. Good for a date, I suppose.

2.5/5 STARS

Reviewed by Lindsey