One thing that has become clear with Hollywood comedies is that there really aren’t any jokes in these films. It’s just a series of awkward events that only works if the audience is laughing. Case in point, the latest film starring Melissa McCarthy Life Of The Party. Melissa stars as Deanna, a middle-aged woman who got smacked down with a divorce as her daughter enters her senior year of college. So with nothing going in her life, she decides that she will also go to college and finish her senior year that she quit over 20 years ago.
So apparently, you Canucks don’t have access to the great American export of Trash Hollywood Remakes so I’m stepping in this week for a review of Overboard (2018). Believe it or not, there are other movies in theatres not named Avengers: Infinity War. Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean the alternatives are very good.
At a certain point, I have to ask myself “Who are these movies for?” Obviously, I’m not the target audience for this movie but it looks like 2/3rds of the people who are in the target audience find it dumb or not quite woke (SJW) enough. I mean, I really don’t want to defend Amy Schumer here but at what point will people like Schumer realize that pandering to progressives isn’t worth it and start making movies for us normies again? One thing is certain, nobody wins when films like this are released…the actors, the moviegoers, and Hollywood’s domestic box office all take an L.
Julie, Kayla and Sam are three high school seniors who make a pact to lose their virginity on prom night. Lisa, Mitchell and Hunter are three overprotective parents who flip out when they find out about their daughters’ plans. They soon join forces for a wild and chaotic quest to stop the girls from sealing the deal — no matter what the cost.
Something rare happened this weekend; Hollywood released a comedy that I didn’t hate. Game Night is the story of a newlywed couple whose drive for competition leads them to run a weekly game night at their house. When Max’s (Jason Bateman) brother Brooks (Kyle Chandler) comes to town, things get crazy when they set up an interactive mystery game that gets too real after Brooks is kidnapped and the game night crew are now in a race for time to save his life.
Screenwriter Steven Rogers tells a story about Harding that has rarely been told, and we end up sympathizing with her for the first time telling this story. When the Detroit attack happened, Harding was painted as the villain as Kerrigan was portrayed as the poor innocent girl who viciously attacked. While the attack was indeed dastardly, Kerrigan’s portrayal by the media was anything but accurate, while people were too harsh on Tonya but history is written by the victor.