Thursday, February 25, 2016

Winter Howlers

This time of year is the dumping ground for new movies. The film industry hopes you are checking out the Oscar contenders, but if not they still fill the theaters with product. Here are a list of movies that I have no interest in seeing and will probably end up on DVD or streaming soon. The brief commentary I give is based on Entertainment Weekly and The Dallas Morning News reviews. So spend your money wisely – welcome to the winter howlers:

Hail Caesar – Coen brothers salute to Hollywood with an all-star cast. I’ve heard mixed things – I think it could be amusing if you don’t expect a lot. George Clooney plays a matinee idol screen star who’s dumb as a stump and kidnapped for ransom. Hijinks ensue

The Choice – more Nicholas Sparks claptrap. Boy meets girl. Can boy woo girl? Drama ensues

The Boy – creepy horror, if you like that thing. I heard this was actually okay for the genre

Fifty Shades of Black – the Wayans brothers make fun. No doubt some cheap laughs

Dirty Grandpa – even Zac Ephron with his shirt off can’t save this one

13 Hours: Secret Soldiers of Benghazi – better to read the book or watch the news

The Finest Hours – bad accents at sea. Better to read the true story book

Jane Got a Gun = oh Natalie Portman, you can do better

The 5th Wave – young adult angst and end of the world

Ride Along 2 – Kevin Hart is really funny but I heard this was a complete repeat of Ride Along 1. Surely Ice Cube and Kevin could have been more original

Daddy’s Home – this actually sounded very amusing and got decent reviews. I just never made it to the theater. Will Ferrell is the awesome, upstanding stepfather. Mark Wahlberg is the deadbeat dad back in the picture. Competition and hijinks ensue.


After reading this list………maybe get back to your Netflix streaming – so many good shows, so little time  (check out Chelsea Handler's four documentaries.  Also watch Australia's very funny Dreamland)

9 comments:

  1. Thanks for the warnings! Lately, there has been no time to watch any movies, but the 'A Awards' have promise of topping the 'Dump List'...hijinks/hijacks ensuing.
    Sue at CollectInTexas Gal

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    1. I do my best to keep everyone forewarned

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  2. Some real stinkers so far. I'd really wanted The Finest Hours to be good. Like The Perfect Storm - better to read the book. (Which was really good.)

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    1. books are usually best (in my opinion) I like Chris Pine, but even the previews just didn't strike a chord.

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  3. Those all sound like ones I can easily live without seeing. Thanks for the heads up. :)

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  4. Yep, no interest. When will the idiots in Hollywood learn?
    Not holding my breath, though.

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    1. then again, we are not the target market. They count on the young 'uns to pay full price and see stuff several times.

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  5. Yep, no interest. When will the idiots in Hollywood learn?
    Not holding my breath, though.

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