BOBCAT RECOMMENDATION: Top Five follows a day in the life of a comedian who wants to be taken seriously in his upcoming film, and his interactions with a reporter doing a profile piece on him. This is easily one of my favorite movies of the year. It’s funny, it’s real, and it’s heartfelt. Chris Rock nailed this movie and did a fantastic job as a director. Go see this film!!! It’s definitely for an adult audience though, so do not take your kids!
BOBCAT RECOMMENDATION: The third installment of the series is by far the most action packed. Fans of the series, the book by J.R.R. Tolkien, or the Lord of the Ring trilogy will definitely enjoy the film. I wouldn’t recommend the film to someone who hasn’t seen the first two films. I can barely follow the films and I have seen the Lord of the Rings trilogy, read the Hobbit book, and saw the first two Hobbit movies. It’s just a little hard to follow. If you saw the first two, then I would recommend finishing out this epic adventure. If you don’t know the difference between Bilbo and Frodo then I wouldn’t waste your money seeing this in theaters because you won’t understand the plot. Overall, it was a really enjoyable film.
Nick, Kurt, and Dale have ditched their old jobs to go into business for themselves. With a product ready for distribution, they think they have it made for a while until their buyer double crosses them. With their business on the edge of oblivion, and no options available, they decide to kidnap the wealthy buyer’s son, and hold him for ransom. Can these three stooges manage to pull it off, or will they lose everything?
I was a huge fan of the first movie, and found it hilarious from start to finish. Horrible Bosses 2 still provided laughs, but not as much as its predecessor. The story isn’t as great as I had hoped, but you can’t expect too much considering that the filmmaker’s goal is to amuse rather than to captivate. Throughout the movie, I wondered “How stupid are these guys?”, and you will probably wonder the same thing at some point through the movie. While I am a fan of comedic films, I found Horrible Bosses 2 to be kind of dull at certain points in the movie mostly because the story was kind of boring. It wasn’t a horrible movie, but it wasn’t amazing either. It was funny, but not worth the ticket price in my opinion.
BOBCAT RECOMMENDATION: Horrible Bosses 2 wasn’t as good as the first film, but it was still a funny movie. Despite the story being less than great, the movie still manages to get a chuckle out of you. It’s a buddy flick for sure, so I would recommend seeing it in theaters with your ‘bros’. I wouldn’t recommend or dissuade anyone from seeing this movie in theaters just because most would either love it or hate it, and that depends on the person. If someone asked me what I thought of the film I would respond with, “Eh, it was alright. Some parts were funny”. Take that how you may, and decide for yourself if you want to see it right away or to wait.
Harry and Lloyd are back for a new adventure! It’s been 20 years since Aspen, but our protagonists haven’t changed a bit. Recently learning he has a daughter, Harry enlists the help of his best friend, Lloyd, to help him track her down because he needs a donor for a new kidney. These dimwitted pals will have to use what little intelligence they have to accomplish this gigantic task.
Dumb and Dumber To shouldn’t be on anyone’s list for an Oscar. That being said, it’s a funny movie for sure. The humor and dialogue used throughout the movie is pretty low brow, but manages to keep the audience laughing and at least partially engaged to the film. I really didn’t like the movie because I felt it turned away from what made the original film a classic comedy. Dumb and Dumber relied on situational humor, and let the laughs come naturally. The sequel on the other hand employs most of it’s humor from dialogue and witty banter between characters. In my opinion, the sequel tried way too hard and everything was a little too over the top. Maybe it’s not fair to compare the two movies because Dumb and Dumber is such a cult classic and comedic masterpiece, but one can not keep from making the comparison. While I was let down, it was still really funny. I liked it, but it wasn’t all that I hoped it would be.
BOBCAT RECOMMENDATION: The Farrelly Brothers make fantastic movies, but I would recommend waiting for Redbox or Netflix for this one. It’s funny without a doubt, but the story kind of stinks and that partially dilutes the laughs. I felt the movie tried too hard to be funny, and didn’t pull me in like the first film, so don’t get your hopes up. If you’re not doing anything, and it’s on Netflix I would give it a try though because it is not completely stupid, just a little dumb.