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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The Voices (2015)

I heard voices too while watching this film and I loved what they had to say. This movie is about a loser (Ryan Reynolds) who happens to have a bad mental illness. He hears voices, especially from his pets. His cat tells him to kill people while his dog (as most good doggies do) tells him that he can still be a good human. This movie has a great balance of being hilarious, scary and sad. You feel bad for Reynolds, but you also fear for any woman that comes near him. Anna Kendrick and Gemma Arterton were both funny and gorgeous as the trophy women in Reynolds sick life. I hadn’t heard of this movie before watching it, but I’m really glad I did. This is one of those hidden gem films, who knows if it becomes a cult classic some day.

83/100

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Into the Woods (2014)

I wouldn’t want to get lost in these woods forever, but it was a fun little stroll towards Grandma’s house. This movie had some really catchy tunes, due to it being a popular musical. The cast was pretty great with the standouts being Johnny Depp as the Wolf, Lilla Crawford as Red Riding Hood and Emily Blunt as the Baker’s Wife. I also really enjoyed Chris Pine as the Prince; he’s good at playing someone really pompous. There was some good humor and nice costumes and sets, but one complaint I have about this film is about 2/3 through the movie it feels like it ends and the credits should roll, until you find out there is another third of the movie left, and that last third isn’t very good. Glad to see more musicals being made into films, but I hope they can be pieced together better.

81/100

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Pitch Perfect 2 (2015)

Whoever came up with the start of this film needs to pitch themselves off a cliff. I had to institute my politics rule on this film since the whole basis of this film is predicated on the Bellas embarrassing  themselves in front of the President… and no, not a fake President like most movies do, they had to include our actual President (facepalm). So This film would have been a 77 which is pretty good, but I couldn’t get over the bad start the movie had.
Now, as far as compared to the first Pitch Perfect, this movie wasn’t as good to start with. The laughs weren’t as strong and I felt like the music wasn’t as good either. At least they didn’t have snow angels in puke so I’ll give them that. I loved the bad guys being German and I thought the Flashlight song at the end was superb, otherwise, this is a forgettable sequel. If the filmmakers focused less on promoting politicians and wrote better scripts maybe this film would have turned out better, buy the soundtrack and skip this film.

67/100

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What to Expect When You’re Expecting (2012)

I was expecting more, I should have read what I should be expecting first. This movie isn’t horrible, but it definitely won’t be remembered in cinema history. Once again, a large talented cast all get thrown in a blender and what comes out is a goopy mess. This film even managed to make me dislike Anna Kendrick for a few seconds. Cameron Diaz and Jennifer Lopez alone can topple a best picture film with their bad acting. There are some redeemable parts but the plot is not really present. It’s also not very funny.

55/100

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Drinking Buddies (2013)

You can make it through this movie without wearing beer goggles. The film won’t blow you away and I must admit sometimes I felt a little bored. Then, something magical happens and I’m back into the movie again. The acting is the star in this film. Kendrick and Livingston do great for how small their role is… Wilde and Johnson are fantastic. My favorite part of the whole film is the ending. It’s simple and sweet and I feel like that would happen in real life. I would watch this more than once.

80/100

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Rapture-Palooza

This was more funny than most comedies I’ve seen but it doesn’t surpass any of the best ones. Anna Kendrick is still absolutely beautiful in this film. She also has a sharp tongue and wit. John Francis Daley was a really funny lead as well. I’ve only seen him in the show Bones so it was good to finally see him in a movie. Disappointing role for Corddry, I’ve seen him do better in other things. Craig Robinson was crass and sometimes funny. I hated Jeong’s version of God. Worth a watch.

79/100

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