Posts tagged "sequels"

Movie Review: Daddy's Home 2

Movie Review: Daddy's Home 2
DADDY’S HOME 2 Genre: Comedy Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 99 mins. Premise: Stepdads Brad (Will Ferrell) and Dusty (Mark Wahlberg) are getting along great and plan to spend the holidays with each other’s families, but when their own dads come to visit, the perfect harmony is disrupted. Behind-the-Scenes: The first Daddy’s Home was a stealth... Read more »

Movie Review: A Bad Moms Christmas

Movie Review: A Bad Moms Christmas
A BAD MOMS CHRISTMAS Genre: Comedy Rating: R Running Time: 104 mins. Premise: The Bad Moms trio (Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, and Kathryn Hahn) try to stay sane and keep merry when their overbearing mothers come to visit, just in time for Christmas. Behind-the-Scenes: The first Bad Moms was a word-of-mouth hit in Summer 2016, earning over $113M, and... Read more »

John Wick Chapter 2 kicks all of the ass

John Wick Chapter 2 kicks all of the ass
JOHN WICK CHAPTER 2 Genre: Action Rating: R Running Time: 122 mins. Premise: Just when he thought he was out, and had put his violent past behind, John Wick (Keanu Reeves) is pulled back into the criminal underworld to repay a debt. In the process, a giant bounty is placed on his life and Wick... Read more »
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Who Ya Gonna Call? Ghostbusters! Great. Guys or Gals?

Who Ya Gonna Call? Ghostbusters! Great. Guys or Gals?
Yesterday, it was reported that Sony would be making a new all-guys Ghostbusters to be directed by Joe & Anthony Russo, written by Drew Pearce, and produced by and starring Channing Tatum.  If this news caught you a bit off guard, that’s to be expected.  After all, it comes hot on the heels of Sony’s... Read more »

Moovie Revew: Dumb and Dumber To

Moovie Revew: Dumb and Dumber To
DUMB AND DUMBER TO Genre: Comedy Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 109 mins. Premise: Picking up 20 years later, Harry (Jeff Daniels) is in need of a kidney transplant and conveniently finds out he’s the biological father of a teenage daughter, so he and Lloyd (Jim Carrey) hit the road to track down the daughter. Behind-the-Scenes: Writer-Directors Bobby... Read more »

Delayed Gratification: Which Movie Sequels Are Worth the Wait?

Delayed Gratification: Which Movie Sequels Are Worth the Wait?
This Friday, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For hits theaters as the last big “hurrah” of summer 2014.  I say “hurrah” with a heap of sarcasm, however, because it feels like ages since the first Sin City came out.  It’s almost an idea past its prime.  Oh sure, I was as big a fan... Read more »
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15 Movie Sequels That Make You (Almost) Hate The Original

15 Movie Sequels That Make You (Almost) Hate The Original
When a movie comes out that is universally beloved, everyone always wants a sequel.  It’s a natural human tendency.  We like something, we want more of it.  But sequels are a tricky beast.  Sure, it’s easy to knock them.  Cries of “the original was better!” are frequently heard.  The best sequels are those that take... Read more »

Movie Review - The Hangover Part II (*1/2)

THE HANGOVER PART II.  102 mins.  R.  Directed by Todd Phillips.  Written by Craig Mazin & Scot Armstrong & Todd Phillips. How’s that line go?  “Second verse, same as the first.”  Welcome to The Hangover Part II, folks.  Just last week, in my Pirates 4 review, I discussed one of my least favorite types of sequels:... Read more »