Toothless, utterly predictable body-switch/wish-fulfillment comedy does occasionally rise above the cliched high-concept thanks in no small part to Amy Schumer's boisterous screen presence - she's fun and fearless, and even handles the film's occasional dramatic passages with notable ease. But this no great shakes mash-up of BIG, SHALLOW HAL and THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA should have been so much more subversive and smart (much like Schumer's stand-up persona) than the safe, middle of the road, faux Apatow-factory results here. It…
B-grade fadsploitation from CLASS OF 1984's Mark L. Lester - just dopey and cheesy enough to keep things interesting. As lovers from the wrong side of the tracks, Blair and Bray have a sum total of zero chemistry - but that's OK, because this is just about making a quick buck off the roller disco fad, and splicing in an old Frankie & Annette BEACH PARTY plot to it. The film stops cold frequently to showcase assumably the real-life 1978 roller…
For some surprising reasons, taking the colour out of MAD MAX: FURY ROAD makes an already-brilliant film:
1.) More Sinister - the Citadel world was much more frightening and oppressive in B&W, assigning the setting the physical and psychological Hell it surely was for these characters
2.) More Detailed - the viewer's eye is drawn into not just the actors, but to their expressive faces, as well as to the landscapes and especially the production's vehicle design
3.) Easier To…
21 & OVER is about as derivative and thoroughly unlikable a motormouth comedy as you'll find. It's a complete waste of everyone's time.
Jon Lucas & Scott Moore - the writers of THE HANGOVER - attempt another night-in-the-life fable of wild partying and male bonding through embarrassing situations, this time replacing the smug mid-thirties assholes with entitled college-aged assholes. Big switch.
The deja-vu set-up finds a straight-A Med student (Justin Chon) dragged out for a collegial beer or two on the night…