Ghostbusters (2016)

This was kind of a bust (and no, that wasn’t a boob joke). Let me start off that I tried to go into this film with a clear mind and an open heart. I was going to give it a chance. I really am a huge fan of the first original Ghostbusters and I thought even the sequel was pretty good. This movie on the other hand, felt like Bridesmaids in coveralls. If you read my other reviews on this site, my obvious disdain for almost everything Melissa McCarthy has done is pretty apparent. She doesn’t fail to disappoint either. Once again she is the overeating, farting gross person that she normally is (and to anything thinking this is bad because she is a woman, I think male characters like this are equally bad). I don’t watch SNL but I know Kate McKinnon is pretty popular from that, and so she has received a lot of praise from this movie. I’ll admit she has some good parts, but by no means does she steal the show. That title goes to Chris Hemsworth. Yes, they paint his as a bumbling male idiot (are you surprised?) but he pulls it off very well, and without spoiling anything, he plays sort of a different role later, and is awesome at that part too. I would be okay if this movie would just cross their streams and finish this series off.

55/100

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Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016)

I wouldn’t have brought any of these people to my wedding. Don’t get me wrong, they seem like funny people… but disaster follows them everywhere. I think this film has a lot more funny parts then people give it credit for. Zac Efron steals the show for the most part. I’m a huge fan of Aubrey Plaza and I liked her in this but she didn’t knock it out of the park like she did in the To-Do List. Anna Kendrick is also lovely but she didn’t blow me away in this film, I will say she looks good wearing a horse for clothing though. Adam Devine is really annoying. I think it’s mostly his face and his voice that makes me not want to watch him do anything. Sugar Lyn Beard was really great in this, I didn’t know her from anything before but I really like her. The movie feels like a clone of Wedding Crashers, that isn’t as good, but I enjoyed the parts that were enjoyable. I’ve seen worse comedies, so watch this if you want a few laughs.

70/100

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Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)

I definitely wasn’t Ku-bored. This movie had a lot of exciting scenes and really neat animation. In fact, I haven’t loved animation so much since seeing the Nightmare Before Christmas for the first time. I thought the character Kubo was really interesting and his monkey and beetle companions were really funny together. The Twin Sister, bad guys were really scary and cool. I just really liked this movie. I loved how Kubo could manipulate paper and make fantastic creations from origami. The enemy with the swords in his head was really cool too. If you like Japanese mythology or just their culture and a good animated film. This one is worth checking out.

87/100

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Lights Out (2016)

Well it didn’t knock my lights out as far as horror films go… but it had some good scares for a PG-13 flick. I thought that the creature of the film was really interesting, operating only in darkness. I liked the look of the enemy and how it moved, or should I say teleported around. The acting from Teresa palmer and Alexander DiPersia was pretty suspect. I liked their acting in the dark parts the best (when I couldn’t see them). Gabriel Bateman was a cute kid and did okay for a child actor. I always love Maria Bello, although, she was pretty crazy in this one (for good reason). I wouldn’t say this film made me scared of the dark, but I might use my cell phone more when I walk to the bathroom at night.

74/100

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