Friday 3 March 2017
Let's catch up on movies watched in February!
20. (1079.) The Wedding Ringer (2015)
This was the first movie I'd seen starring Kevin Hart. While his stand up comedy — which I think is funny — relies largely on his frantic verbal skills, the funniest moments in this film all relied on pratfalls and other physical comedy from other actors. It's mildly enjoyable, but I'm not sure it played to Hart's strengths. His role was more suited to a Will Ferrell or even a Rob Schneider or Chris Kattan.
21. (1080.) Reds (1981)
Ugh! I didn't make it to intermission of this interminably dragging romance. Diane Keaton plays a completely unlikable shrew that I just couldn't stand to spend two more hours with. I find it impossible to believe that Warren Beatty and Jack Nicholson would fight over such a spoiled, insecure brat.
22. (1081.) The Invisible Boy (1957)
This is Robby the Robot's second picture, and he really steals the screen in what is otherwise a standard sci-fi "beware! computers!" plot. There are some good, corny bits of dialogue, but it's not really worth the time to watch.
23. (1082.) The Secret Life of Pets (2016)
Here Kevin Hart is used to his potential as an insane, murderous bunny. The rest of the cast is good, too. Very entertaining.
24. (1083.) Finding Dory (2016)
An even better movie than Secret Life of Pets. Pixar does it again! The story is far better written and crafted than anything that has come out of Disney in years (Big Hero 6, Frozen, Zootopia). It's amazing how much better a movie you can make when you actually spend the time to develop both characters and plot before delivering the movie to the audience.
More to come.
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