The Cobbler (2015)

Not a stinky shoe, but not a fresh set of kicks either… this movie was a strange one. Having Adam Sandler you would expect it to be a comedy, but it was almost more of a crime/drama than a funny movie. Sander did a good job, and he looked like he put on some weight for the role, but this wasn’t a typical movie for him. I did like the magic of his shoe-stitcher that lets him become other people if he wears their shoes. There was a great scene where he becomes a zombie and I about died laughing, but that was the funniest part in my opinion. I didn’t love the whole movie, and at times I wished it was over sooner, but I’m not too terribly disappointed that I watched it. It was just fine.

67/100

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Wild Card (2015)

Jason Statham always shows you a wild time in his action movies. This one was no exception. Sure, the plot is incredibly thin, but when has that stopped us from watching peoples faces get punched in? This movie had some great action though, I especially love now when they slow down the action so you can see each beer bottle smash over someone’s head or each pool cue snap over someone’s neck. It really adds a type of beauty to the brutal violence. Sometimes Statham is hard to understand with his accent, but he is generally likable. I had a good time, and if you like cool fighting you’ll like this too. Just don’t place any bets on this winning an Oscar this year.

72/100

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Ant-Man (2015)

While Ant-Man may not be king of the hill, it wasn’t a movie that just droned on either. It had some really big moments and some small ones too, and I don’t just mean the parts where he puts on the Ant-Suit. One of my favorite parts of the film was his interaction with the Avengers and also just the general witty nature of the movie. It felt more comedic like Guardians of the Galaxy, as compared to the dark and dreary boringness of Thor 2. I did find the role of Michael Pena to be a little weird as he did seem very stereotyped, and it didn’t make him look very good… being sort of a thug and all. Michael Douglas and Evangeline Lilly were both a little underwhelming in their respective roles, that I almost forgot they were in this movie. Still, despite a few problems, this movie took flight like a carpenter ant would and I found it really enjoyable. Sure, I’d pick Guardians of the Galaxy over this, but it’ll always beat a crummy movie like Thor 2.

84/100

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The Muppet Movie (1979)

I’ll never get the Rainbow Connection song out of my head now. This movie is incredibly cute. I love that this is the origin story to the Muppets. You get to watch Kermit move from the swamp and along the way meet all his friends that end up becoming famous along with him. A lot of big-name actors are seen along the way, my favorite being Steve Martin. The music is incredible and if you love really corny jokes (like I do) then this is the movie for you. The movie doesn’t always flow perfectly and sometimes it felt a little long, but then a great scene comes along and brings you right back into it. Make like a frog and hop to this delightful comedy.

86/100

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Animal House (1978)

There’s no double secret rule that you have to like this movie, but you probably will. I feel like most college party movies or teen movies like American Pie, look to this movie for inspiration. The boys of Delta house crack me up with their antics, they throw great parties and just know how to have a good time. Some notable scenes are the terrible prank they pull to pick up girls at the Girl’s academy by pretending to be engaged to a girl who had died in a kiln accident, the Homecoming Parade scene and the scene with shooting the horse in the Dean’s office. This movie makes me miss John Belushi and his crazy eyebrows and I have to give props to Donald Sutherland being the creepiest college professor ever. This film may not be the perfect comedy, but it’s one of the most important ones. This film is best watched while wearing a toga.

78/100

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Danny Collins (2015)

Don’t let the name fool you, this movie is more than just one name. First of all, it has a lot of big name actors in it… Al Pacino, Anette Bening, Jennifer Garner, Bobby Cannavale, Christopher Plummer and Supergirl herself Melissa Benoist. The film main plot is this, a drugged out, deadbeat father who is a famous musician is inspired when he finds out John Lennon and Yoko Ono wrote him a personalized letter when he was less famous. This pushes him to rethink his drug addled self and seek out stronger relationships with everyone around him. I thought the whole movie was really sweet, and I teared up a little at the end. It’s a very cute movie and even though it has some very rated R scenes, it had some ooey-gooey melt your heart moments. The little girl in this had me cracking up and I thought Pacino and Bening had great chemistry. It’s easy to sing this movie’s praise.

81/100

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It Follows (2015)

Being beautiful, I’m sure it doesn’t take a demonic STD for someone to follow Maika Monroe around. This movie is pretty strange. An evil force will non-stop follow you, unless you…um… pass it on to another person. It’s not as gross as it sounds, but it is deadly for sure. I thought this concept was pretty fun. It felt like a mix of a slasher film and the Ring mixed into one movie. I also thought this had the best friend-zoned male scene ever. Good job guy! When you watch this, you’ll get what I mean. The one part of this movie I didn’t care for was the scene at the swimming pool. It felt a little hokey. Still, I found myself following the movie to the very end with great interest. Check this one out if you like a good thriller with some sci-fi horror in it.

85/100

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