Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Bi-Monthly review: Let's Be cops

Alrighty, it's that time again. For the second review this month, I decided to pick the comedy "Let's Be Cops" Starring the guys from the FOX sitcom "New Girl" with Zooey Deschanel (Jake Johnson, Damon Wayans Jr.).

Usually movies have a great premise but poor execution, in this case, I felt that the movie had a poor premise (two guys, best friends rather, who aren't doing so well in life (meaning that they are experiencing a mid-life crisis) mistakenly dress up as cops while attending a high school reunion masquerade party and because they feel empowered when people think they are real cops decide to keep the illusion going) and a decent execution.

The situations were classic "80's comedy" logic where they could actually be cops with no (or little) repercussions. This point is even addressed in the movie.  The problem is that they stay cops for an extended period of time (which wouldn't hold up even in an 80's movie).

I think when the movie was working, it was firing on all cylinders: funny, believable, with likeable characters, however, when it wasn't working, the humor (and logic) just fell flat.  

So, "Should I see it?"

I'd say If you are a fan of the actors, or if you have the ability to throw any kind of logic (80's or otherwise) out the window, then yes, go see it. Otherwise, I hear that "Happy Endings" (also starring Damon Wayans, Jr) is on Netflix.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

8/24/14 show

Today, (LIVE!) on "It Came From The Radio", we have ex-intern Cara Frank taking over the reigns as we discuss the new TMNT movie. 4pm EST www.am1240wgbb.com #TMNT #radioshow #entertainment #milomanara #moviereview #Scoobydoo #scootagoose2369


Archives are up! http://mfcstudios.pixeltao.com/podcast/8-24-14-WGBB.mp3

Monday, August 18, 2014

Bi-Monthly Movie Review: Lucy

Once again I take two times out of the month and post a movie review. Up this time is "Lucy" Marketed as a new Hot Scarlett Johansson sci-fi/action flick. However, this is not the case at all once you watch the movie. I think that might be (one of) the reasons the movie was initially successful but then garnered a huge backlash after the initial release.


The other reason (IMHO) is that while entertaining and interesting, it felt like watching 3 different movies. A) a Superhero origin story, B) a sci-fi/action flick and C) A full blown Science Fiction movie. Each part was a separate chapter in the movie. Well constructed and well executed, but not expected. Once I got over that fact, I was able to enjoy the movie.


Hot Scarlett Johansson portrayed her character (a below average "hot girl" dragged into a very dangerous (oddly enough, not so unique) situation) quite well. She then manages to turn a 180 as she takes control of her world around her with a great mixture of confidence and innocence while she is getting used to her "powers". Morgan Freeman is well, Morgan Freeman as he provides the information that the audience needs to keep up with the movie.


So, "What's it about?" or "Should I bother to watch it?" you may be asking at this point. Well, It centers around a drug mule situation gone bad giving Lucy the ability "to access more than 10% of her brain". Of course the bad guys wants the drugs back and Lucy wants to understand and share the knowledge that she is discovering. It ends on a "I have to think to enjoy this movie" note, which isn't so bad if you are expecting it.

Now I haven't seen "Transcendence" nor "Limitless" but I'm told that these movies are "similar". So I say if you haven't seen the aforementioned movies (and you are ready to actually put a little thought into your summer entertainment, the go see "Lucy".



 

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Sunday, August 10, 2014

8/10/14 show

Today (LIVE) on "IT CAME FROM THE RADIO" we pull double duty as we have a special guest Chantal Aytes Www.chantalaytes.com join us for an interview and to discuss the "Guardians of the Galaxy" movie. 4pm EST www.am1240wgbb.com #chantalaytes #movie review #guardiansofthegalaxy #radioshow #scootagoose2369




Archives are up! http://mfcstudios.pixeltao.com/podcast/8-10-14-WGBB.mp3

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Sunday, July 27, 2014

7/27/14 show

Today, (LIVE) on "It Came From The Radio" we pull double duty as we talk about the new "Planet of the Apes" movie AND talk to special guest John Yuskaitis (www.bootsandpup.com). 4pm EST www.am1240wgbb.com #bootsandpup #apesmovie #dawnoftheplanetoftheapes #moviereview #radioshow #scootagoose2369





Archives are up! http://mfcstudios.pixeltao.com/podcast/7-27-14-WGBB.mp3