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WB has debuted the second trailer for 12 Strong: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers, starring Chris Hemsworth (Thor, The Avengers films) and Oscar nominee Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road, Nocturnal Animals). The new war drama, from Alcon Entertainment, Black Label Media and Jerry Bruckheimer Films, is based on Doug Stanton’s best-selling book Horse Soldiers and is the story of heroism based on true events that unfolded a world away in the aftermath of 9/11. Continue reading 12 Strong Trailer #2 (2018) *The First Victory of the War on Terror*
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WB has debuted the first trailer for 12 Strong: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers, starring Chris Hemsworth (Thor, The Avengers films) and Oscar nominee Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road, Nocturnal Animals). The new war drama, from Alcon Entertainment, Black Label Media and Jerry Bruckheimer Films, is based on Doug Stanton’s best-selling book Horse Soldiers and is the story of heroism based on true events that unfolded a world away in the aftermath of 9/11. Continue reading 12 Strong Trailer #1 (2018) *The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers*
Dissecting what makes people laugh pretty much ruins any humor you’re trying to examine. It’s like trying to pin mercury down. Something makes you laugh or it doesn’t. While it’s easy to agree on great dramatic films, finding consensus on comedies is so much harder. It’s very similar, in a way, to what scares you: it does or it doesn’t. That being said, the state of comedies in Hollywood is about at its lowest ebb in recent memory. If there’s one good comedy a year now that seems to be a triumph. Comedies are infinitely harder to write than dramas and operate almost on a pass/fail reaction, rather than the different degrees with which you can like a drama.
I love Will Ferrell. I know a lot don’t, but I think he’s hysterical and way more talented, a lot of the time, than the material he takes. He can actually ACT if you’ve forgotten Stranger Than Fiction (and it’s a sin if you did). His comedies with Adam McKay (Anchorman, Talladega Nights, Step Brothers, etc.) have been largely hits in my book and I just rewatched 2010’s The Other Guys with my brother the other night and remembered how much I liked it.
The film, overall, is hysterical for the first half and then spends the second half coasting off the tropes established in the first while McKay tries to make a misguided serious point about corporate bailouts, white collar crime and TARP, but I find it an overall hoot. Pairing what is essentially Mark Wahlberg’s character from The Departed and making him the hysterical partner to Will Ferrell’s accountant cop makes for a great dynamic. Nowhere is this better exemplified than in this scene where Wahlberg’s character tries to chew out his partner and is rebutted with one of the greatest absurdist rants in recent memory.
22 Jump Street was just as surprisingly as much fun as 21 Jump Street and 23 Jump Street is going forward (announced just today). How that jives with the end of the film, which flashes through every possible Jump Street scenario possible, who knows? As long as Phil Lord and Chris Miller are involved, the stupid awesomeness will continue. 22 Jump Street hits stores on DVD and Blu Ray on November 18, 2014. Full details on special features below: Continue reading 22 Jump Street Blu Ray/DVD Date and Details
Last night I attended an advanced screening for Let’s Be Cops, which will open nationwide August 13th. Advanced screenings are always a little weird. There’s no trailers. Someone from the studio is always there to remind you that during the entire movie police officers wearing night vision goggles will be making sure that you aren’t YouTubing their film. Then, afterward, there’s always someone asking what you thought (because they could totally change it at this point). I sped past the opinion taker on the way out because my feedback for Let’s Be Cops was, “you’ve made a decent rental”. Continue reading Movie Review: Let’s Be Cops (2014) ADVANCE REVIEW