Hot Fuzz (2007)

Fuzz never felt so good. I feel like with me, this movie is underrated. I hardly ever feel like watching it. I think I understand now. It’s not as fun as Shaun of the Dead, it has a slower build-up to its awesome climax… but once that fuse is lit, this movie explodes into some awesome action. I think I just need to remind myself that the wait is worth it and when the sea mine blows, this movie will blow you away. Timothy Dalton steals the show for sure, but I love Nick Frost. Simon Pegg is pretty unlikable, but I understand the need for his character. There are other good cameos too that build the movie up. It has a good sense of mystery and some action that will make you want to go to the pub for a pint afterwards! A must watch for Edgar Wright fans.

90/100

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Keeping Up with the Joneses (2016)

It’s hard to keep up with the Joneses in movies when you are a comedy that is rated PG-13 competing with films that can basically do whatever they want with an R rating. This film pulls off being both a pretty good comedy and a spy action film. It’s not amazing by any means but I do like Zach G. as this soft spoken H.R. guy and then the power couple of Gadot and Hamm. Gadot always blows me away with her exotic beauty, but Isla Fisher does well to keep up, especially in the funny and sexy dressing room scene. The plot of this has been done before, but everyone needs a little bit of comedy each day, as a smart friend told me, and I chose this movie and I’m pretty glad I did.

77/100

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The Secret Life of Pets (2016)

I love animals, so I thought this was the perfect movie to see. The trailer is a little deceptive though. It looked like it was just going to be a carefree movie with some good humor, about the secret things pets do while us humans are out of the house. Instead, there is a sibling rivalry between two dogs, and evil gang of unwanted pets and a lot of running around with chase scenes. The movie was pretty exhausting actually for a kids movie. It has some very moving scenes though, and I was on vacation at the time and had left my pet with a house sitter. It made me feel immensely guilty and I teared up a few times thinking about my dog. This is a pretty good movie though, it’s done by the same people who did Despicable Me. I just wish the trailer wasn’t so deceptive, making this movie look really cute and fun while it might actually be a little scary for young children. Give this one a sniff if you are an animal lover.

71/100

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Poison Ivy 2: Lily (1996)

This ivy gives you more of a rash than it will poison you. Poison Ivy 2 really isn’t that great of a film. Alyssa Milano plays a young girl from Michigan who travels to Los Angeles to become a painter. She finds that she doesn’t fit in among the artists. She finds a diary written by a girl named Ivy and she tumbles into a dark work of seduction. This movie would be steamy except the male characters that poor Milano was put with were pretty gross looking dudes. One guy looked like a 90’s German blacksmith and the other was a balding older man/whiny painter. A little better than charmed, but not by much. I’d say skip this one and watch Project Runway All-Stars instead to get your Alyssa Milano fix.

43/100

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The 39 Steps (1935)

No this is not a really long recipe, it’s an Alfred Hitchcock movie. This isn’t one of his best films, but it does have some enjoyable parts to it. I love the whole two people being handcuffed together thing. It even makes it more funny that the couple really doesn’t get along. The film is quite old as you can see, the sound and picture quality is pretty low. The shots that were done were incredible. You can see Mr. Hitchcock’s fingerprints all over the film. Watch if you are a diehard Hitchcock fan, otherwise you can skip it.

77/100

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