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HERE TODAY
Rated: PG-13
Release Date: May 7, 2021
Director: Billy Crystal
Stars: Billy Crystal, Tiffany Haddish, Louisa Krause
Plot: An aging man tries to tie up several loose ends in his life before dementia makes it impossible
 
Clint Says: See this in theaters when you can
 

 

One of the great sins in Hollywood is not having someone there to tell you "no" when you need it. That is why 9 out of 10 films that are written, directed, and starring the same person are terrible films. But that means that 1 out of 10 are good, and sometimes great. 
 
Here Today is a great film. 
 
This was written, directed, and stars Billy Crystal, and he pretty much nailed it. Not only is it funny and endearing, but it feels like it could be a real story lived out by real people. Crystal obviously took the time to make sure every scene felt authentic, and had an emotional delivery as well. 
 
This is a film that will have you laughing a lot, but it will also bring you to tears and fill your heart with warmth. It feels like it hits all of the right tones. It never feels campy or overly sentimental, it simply feels real. 
 
Tiffany Haddish is a wonderful addition to the cast. She plays her role well and plays off of Crystal with ease and an incredible chemistry. They are a joy to watch and their dialogue is thoroughly entertaining. 
 
If you are looking for a few belly laughs and a good cry or two, this is a film worthy of your time and money. See it as soon as you can. 

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TOGETHER TOGETHER
Rated: R
Release Date: April 23, 2021
Director: Nikole Beckwith
Stars: Ed Helms, Patti Harrison
Plot: Two lonely people are pushed into each other's lives through a surrogate pregnancy

Clint Says: Wait for the digital release

 
What do you get when you put two great actors together, but the script you give them doesn't allow them to have their own personalities and they have no chemistry? You get a 90 minute movie that feels like it is three hours long.
 
I am a huge fan of Ed Helms, and the work he does with the script he was given is as good as anyone could possibly hope it to be. Unfortunately, the script is so flat and off-puttingly awkward that his talents are wasted. 
 
The film does have a few moments of heart and a couple of funny lines, but it is by no means a movie that will make you feel strong emotions, or laugh out loud and miss the next line of dialogue. At its best it is a pleasant story. At its worst it is a boring slog. 
 
There is no reason to spend the money or the time to see this in theaters. Wait for the digital release. At least then you can turn it off if you don't like it, and if you do it will be a pleasant surprise. 

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YES DAY
Rated: PG
Release Date: March 12, 2021
Director: Miguel Arteta
Stars: Jennifer Garner, Edgar Ramirez, Jenna Ortega, Julian Lerner
Plot: A couple decides to say "yes" to everything their children want for 24 hours
 
Clint Says: Stream this with the whole family this weekend
 
(Streaming on Netflix)
 
Jennifer Garner is one of those rare Hollywood commodities that can turn out a fantastic action flick and then turn around and give us a wonderful family film. And she has done it once again with Yes Day
 
This is the movie of kids' dreams and parents' nightmares. As much as I think I would like to give my kids a "yes" day, I'm almost positive that they would use it to try to kill me. I got proof of this while watching this film and my young girls kept on looking at me and then launching into diabolical laughter.
 
If you are looking for something to watch with the whole family this weekend, this is a perfect choice. It is fun, funny, exciting, heartwarming, and wonderfully enjoyable for the whole family. 
 
Garner and Jenna Ortega have great chemistry in their respective mother/daughter roles. And Edgar Ramirez fits in well to the chaotic harmony of their family. They all have moments that will make you laugh out loud, shed a tear, and cringe with sympathy. 
 
Grab some popcorn and whatever else the kids want as snacks and enjoy this film together. Just be warned that your children are going to get all sorts of terrible ideas from this movie, and they are going to expect you to say "yes".

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COMING 2 AMERICA
Rated: PG-13
Release Date: March 5, 2021
Director: Craig Brewer
Stars: Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, Wesley Snipes, James Earl Jones
Plot: Akeem finds out he has a son in America, but his eldest daughter wants the throne
 
Clint Says: Stream this as soon as you can
 

(Streaming on Amazon Prime).
 
It's been 33 long years since the Prince of Zamunda went to Queens to find his bride. Along the way there were rumors of a possible sequel, but nothing came of those. Until now. 
 
It was worth the wait. 
 
I am happy to tell you that this film is amazing! It may even be better than the first one. It is filled with cameos, laughs, and Easter eggs. (My favorite being a painting on the wall while Akeem's son is being interviewed).
 
Eddie Murphy proves again that he knows comedy like few others. He could have easily made sure this movie was all about him, but instead, he lets the other characters fill a lot of the space around him. This makes for a much more dynamic and interesting film. Especially when it comes to the secondary characters. For example, Wesley Snipes completely steals every scene he is in. I highly doubt Eddie would have let that happen three decades ago. 
 
There are several new characters that give the franchise a fresh feel, but there are plenty of the original characters making returns as well. There are several times I wished I was watching this in a packed theater just to be able to enjoy the crowd reactions when one of the old favorites pops up on screen. 
 
If you are a fan of the first film, this is a must see. If you've never seen the first one, there is no time like the present to watch both. It's already been 33 years, don't wait any longer. 

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BARB AND STAR GO TO VISTA DEL MAR
Rated: PG-13
Release Date: February 12, 2021
Director: Josh Greenbaum
Stars: Kristen Wiig, Annie Mumolo, Jamie Dornan
Plot: Two midwestern friends cut loose in Florida, but their trip turns into an adventure that may cost them their lives
 
Clint Says: Rent this for a decent laugh
 

 

(Available on VOD)
 
It feels like there haven't been any decent comedies released in several months. And the reason is because it is true. The last time a film was released that could be considered a comedy was in November of 2020. Maybe that is why this movie feels so refreshing. 
 
If we were back to a normal theatrical release schedule, this would be an average comedy at best. It would probably pull in about $40 million and by the end of the year it would be forgotten. Well, these aren't normal times. This actually has a chance to be one of the better comedies of the year. 
 
That doesn't mean this is a great movie. The truth is, this movie is pretty dumb. It isn't anywhere near what I would consider to be a great comedy. It just happens to come at a time when there isn't a lot of competition and we could all use a good laugh. 
 
Sure, it has several good laughs, but there is more about it that is annoying than funny. Currently, you can rent this on VOD for about $20. To me, that is about $15 too much to enjoy this film. I would wait until it shows up on another streaming service or they drop the rental price. It's not $20 worth of funny.

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HALF BROTHERS
Rated: PG-13
Release Date: December 4, 2020
Director: Luke Greenfield
Stars: Luis Gerardo Mendez, Jose Zuniga, Connor Del Rio
Plot: Two half brothers meet as adults and go on a road trip to discover family secrets
 
Clint Says: See this in theaters when you can
 
 

When I saw the trailer for this film I thought it was going to attempt to be a riotously hilarious road trip, buddy comedy. Then I saw the film and realized it was something much more than that. 

 
While it does have several laughs, it isn't nearly as funny as your typical, straight-up comedy. But what it is lacking in laughs, it makes up for with a sweet story full of heart. 
 
Each of the main characters has a deep backstory that is revealed throughout the film. And as more and more pieces of the puzzle come together, you will find yourself fully invested in all of them and cheering them all on. 
 
Another great thing about this movie is that it is only 90 minutes long. So you won't feel like you are wasting half a day to go see a movie. 
 
If you like to laugh and you are a sucker for a heartwarming tale, you will really enjoy this film. Check it out in theaters this weekend.   
 

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GODMOTHERED
Rated: PG
Release Date: December 4, 2020
Director: Sharon Maguire
Stars: Jillian Bell, Isla Fisher, Mary Elizabeth Ellis
Plot: A Fairy Godmother in training tries to help a single mother with her life-long wish
 
Clint Says: Worth a watch with the family
 
 
I watched this film with my family a couple of weeks ago and two things immediately stuck out to me. 
 
1. Isla Fisher is in a Disney movie? 
2. Jillian Bell is in a Disney movie!?!?!?!?!?!?
 
Kudos to the casting director on this one.
 
Bell, best known for being the poster child for raunchy comedies, plays a Fairy Godmother in training who ends up in the real world and hasn't got a clue about how anything works. Fisher plays a single mom, jaded by the struggles of adulthood, and the new target of the clumsy Bell. 
 
Not surprisingly, these acting professionals worked really well together, had great on-screen chemistry, and were both funny and likeable. What is completely surprising is that they did it in a PG-rated flick!
 
As for the rest of the movie, it's cute and fun, and exactly what you would expect a Disney original streaming on Disney+ to be. It's very formulaic, with slightly below average special effects and set designs, but it is a great film for the whole family.
 
If you want to hang out with the kids and a big bucket of popcorn on the couch this weekend, this is a film that will keep everyone laughing and happy for an evening. 

 

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SUPERINTELLIGENCE - HBO Max
Rated: PG
Release Date: November 25, 2020
Director: Ben Falcone
Stars: Melissa McCarthy, Bobby Cannavale, James Corden, Brian Tyree Henry
Plot: An artificial intelligence being spends three days studying the most average person on earth so it can decide whether or not to destroy the world
 
Clint Says: Watch this as soon as you can
 

 

For a long time Melissa McCarthy seemed to be a one-trick pony, but then she starred in films like SPY, THE BOSS, and CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME and proved to us that she is a master of her craft. Now, with SUPERINTELLIGENCE, she shows us that she can play a smart, confident, loving person while leading a very funny rom-com. 
 
Perhaps one of the best aspects of this film is that it is rated PG, but it doesn't lose any of its punch. I was able to watch it with my 10 year old daughter and she loved it. It isn't very often that a comedy comes along that is both funny and appropriate for most ages. 
 
This film is not only funny, but it is smart, although it doesn't take itself too seriously. The story is ridiculous in its concept, but it plays off of that ridiculousness in a way that makes the movie feel like you know it could never happen, but you are completely okay with suspending your disbelief in order to let this story play out.
 
If you are looking for a great date night on the couch, or if you are wanting to watch something other than a kids movie with your older children, this is a film that will totally satisfy everyone. It is well worth your time. 
 
(Streaming on HBOMax).
 

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THE CLIMB
Rated: R
Release Date: November 13, 2020
Director: Michael Angelo Covino
Stars: Michael Angelo Covino, Kyle Marvin, Gayle Rankin
Plot: Two life-long friends struggle through relationship and trust issues
 
Clint Says: Watch this as soon as you can
 

 

If you like quirky, awkward, and funny, this is the perfect movie for you. It is a fantastic and hilarious look into the relationship between two lifelong friends.
 
This is a film that is the exception to the, (my), rule that the same person should not write, direct, and star in the same film, because there is nobody to tell them "no", and the story gets lost. Well, in this case they did a masterful job of staying on track and telling the story in the most effective and compelling way. 
 
The two leads have great chemistry and their banter and pacing are great. Their stories will make you laugh, empathize, and cringe. They feel like real people that could actually be in your life. 
 
There is no simple label for this movie. "Bromance" doesn't quite fit, "best frenemies" may be a little closer, but it still doesn't tell the whole story. This is a unique and wonderful film that will give you a lot of much-needed laughs. 

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BORAT SUBSEQUENT MOVIEFILM
Rated: R
Release Date: October 23, 2020
Director: Jason Woliner
Stars: Sacha Baron Cohen, Maria Bakalova
Plot: A Kazakh reporter returns to the US to try to repair the damage he did 14 years earlier
 
Clint Says: Watch this only if you are okay with being offended
 

 

Sacha Baron Cohen is a man of many talents. He is incredibly funny, he seems to always be topical, and he's an equal opportunity offender. This film is filled with all of those elements. 
 
While this sequel isn't as good as the original, it has several moments that are laugh-out-loud funny. It also has many cringeworthy moments as well. And then there are all of the completely offensive moments.
 
Here's the deal: If you are a Trump supporter that doesn't like people making fun of him or his administration, you should just skip this one. If you are someone that thrives on seeing Trump and his administration treated like fools, you may consider this to be one of the best films of the year. However, if you are easily offended by jokes about the pandemic, the oppression of women, or making fun of other cultures you should probably watch something else this weekend. If you are someone that is fine with people in real life being pranked for a farcical story, and you can separate comedy from real life, then you'll enjoy this movie. 
 
The good news for everyone is that this film actually has a decent story and character development. Rather than just throwing together a bunch of prank interviews and calling it a day, there is an underlying story behind the madness that is, believe it or not, endearing and heartwarming. That doesn't mean that this is some incredible tale that must be heard by all. It just means you have something to keep you interested between the laughs and the groans. 

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THE WAR WITH GRANDPA
Rated: PG
Release Date: October 9, 2020
Director: Tim Hill
Stars: Robert De Niro, Oakes Fegley, Uma Thurman, Rob Riggle
Plot: When grandpa moves in with his family and takes over his grandson's room was is declared
 
Clint Says: See this in theaters when you can
 

 

Robert De Niro is the human equivalent of the Energizer Bunny. He's pushing 80 years old, but he works as much, if not more, than most Hollywood A-listers. In fact, he still has two films, other than this one, still to be released this year, and five other films in some stage of production. And the beast thing about his acting is that he makes every film he is in better.
 
There is no way this film will ever be mistaken for cinematic brilliance, but it is one that the whole family can enjoy together. It's filled with funny one-liners, an entertaining story, and a ton of slapstick. You and your kids will be laughing all the way through. 
 
The only thing I didn't like about this movie is that it got a little too preachy with the anti-war message. It's not that the message was wrong, it just felt like they were trying to force a moral lesson into the movie that didn't really need to be there. If it had been just one moment between grandfather and grandson after their feud ended that would have been okay, but it comes up several times making it too much.
 
Aside from that, this is the first new-release film that the whole family can enjoy in a theater in the last six months. If you are looking for a fun outing with the kids, give this one a shot. It's not a fantastic film, but it is good enough to make it worth your time and money.

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H IS FOR HAPPINESS
Rated: Not Rated
Release Date: September 18, 2020
Director: John Sheedy
Stars: Daisy Axon, Wesley Patton, Richard Roxburgh, Joel Jackson
Plot: A one-of-a-kind girl takes it upon herself to save her family while befriending a boy who says he is from another world
 
Clint Says: Rent this movie this weekend
 
 

This is one of the more pleasantly surprising films I've had the pleasure of seeing in quite some time. It's filled with happiness, joy, innocence, and humor. The main character's love of life and people is highly infectious. If you are like me, you will find yourself with a big, silly grin on your face every time she is on screen. 

 
One of the best aspects of this film is that the kids seem so full of joy even though they are completely surrounded by darkness. It is these opposing forces that make the story so compelling and emotional. It is beautiful to watch.
 
This is a film that will have you laughing hard one minute and crying just as hard the next. It will drag you back into your middle school days, and it will invite you to daydream about your first crush. It will make you think about forgiveness and about the beauty of being unique. 
 
This is a fantastic film for the whole family if you have kids that are a bit older. Anyone under 7 or 8 may be slightly confused by the plot and a tad scared by some of the scenes. I would suggest watching it first before showing it to the younger kids. 
 
If you are looking for something to make you happy, this film is the answer. (At least for 90 minutes). 

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BILL AND TED FACE THE MUSIC
Rated: PG-13
Release Date: August 28, 2020
Director: Dean Parisot
Stars: Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, Samara Weaving, Brigette Lundy-Paine
Plot: Bill and Ted have aged, but their music hasn't changed the world like they thought it would. 
 
Clint Says: Buy this digital release today
 

 

Have you ever been somewhere and ran into an old friend you haven't seen in 20 years? That is exactly the feeling you will get when you watch this movie. Right from the opening credits I had a goofy grin on my face and an air guitar in my hands. 
 
And here is the best part...It's a good movie, too!
 
It is funny, exciting, the story is compelling, and it is filled with nostalgic moments. There are tons of laugh out loud moments, and an epic quest filled with new and old characters. 
 
If you are a fan of the original excellent adventure, then find yourself a phone booth and transport yourself to the digital age and download this movie today. 
 
(Oh, and for all of you that were young when the first film came out, but are old now; this movie is only 80 minutes long, so you shouldn't have to use the bathroom while watching it.)

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THE KING OF STATEN ISLAND

Rated: R

Release Date: June 12, 2020 (VOD)

Director: Judd Apatow

Stars: Pete Davidson, Marisa Tomei, Bel Powley, Bill Burr

Plot: A mid-20's man, still directionless and living with his mom, is shaken by several events that force him to confront his past and plan for the future

Trailer

 

Clint Says: Worth a watch, but make sure the kids are in bed first

 

 

 

For fans of SNL you already know what a fantastic talent Pete Davidson is. For everyone else, you are about to find out. Davidson plays the going-nowhere son of a hero firefighter killed in the line of duty. This had to be somewhat of a cathartic role for him since his real father was a firefighter killed on 9/11. 

 

Considering the subject matter and this being Davidson's first starring role in a feature film, this could have easily fallen off the rails and become a 2-hour slog. Instead, it has a special magic to it that you rarely see in comedies. 

 

The film does take a while to get going, but after about 30 minutes it hits its stride and becomes a great movie. Marisa Tomei adds so much to the film that I would say this is her best role since she played Mona Lisa Vito in MY COUSIN VINNY.

 

The rest of the cast fill out the story  well. There are several entertaining characters that spice everything up. Bel Powley and Steve Buscemi are standouts that steal several scenes. 

 

For those of you wanting a polished comedy from an SNL veteran, like the films from Will Ferrel, Adam Sandler, and Chris Farley, you'll want to adjust your settings before watching this one. This feels much more like a low-budget indie film. It is amazing and hilarious, but it isn't your typical comedy style. Fans of indie cinema are going to love this.

 

If you are looking for some good laughs in a story that feels like it shouldn't have a bunch of laughs this is your movie. Put the kids to bed early, (this film is 2 hours 16 minutes), and snuggle up on the couch for a fun night with a great movie. 

 

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SONIC THE HEDGEHOG

Rated: PG

Release Date: February 14, 2020

Director: Jeff Fowler

Stars: James Marsden, Jim Carrey, Ben Schwartz, Tika Sumpter

Plot: A hedgehog with superpowers is on the run from people that want to use him for his powers

Trailer

 

Clint Says: Save some money and see a matinee

 

 

If you are a child of the 80's and 90's then Sonic The Hedgehog is a major character in your upbringing. That said, there were a lot of feelings about this movie long before its release date. Especially when the first trailer came out and the entire world revolted at the look of Sonic, forcing the director to make a public statement saying Sonic would be changed to look more like the original Sonic before the theatrical release. They did, and he does. 

 

As for the film, it is fun. It's not some great, comedic masterpiece, but it has several good laughs, a decently compelling plot, and it moves along at a quick and steady pace. I was in a theater full of kids and very few lost interest along the way. 

 

As with just about every film he's been in, Jim Carrey overacts every single line of his performance. It's funny, but it does get a bit old and tired by the end. Thankfully, the rest of the cast keeps the film on track. 

 

If you are looking for a fun outing with the family, this movie will satisfy. Kids and adults will be entertained. For the adults, it won't give you the nostalgia that you might be hoping for, but it's still entertaining enough.

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LIKE A BOSS

Rated: R

Release Date: January 10, 2020

Director: Miguel Arteta

Stars: Tiffany Haddish, Rose Byrne, Salma Hayek

Plot: Two friends with a small beauty company have to fight for their rights when a major player tries to swindle them

Trailer

 

Clint Says: Wait for the digital release

 

 

If you are looking for a few good laughs, then who am I to try to stop you from seeing this movie? It will absolutely tickle your funny bone several times. There is no doubt that this is a comedy.

 

Now, if you are wanting to go see a GOOD comedy, well, this is the wrong place to look.

 

Yes, Tiffany Haddish and Rose Byrne have great chemistry, great comedic timing, and deliver a bunch of laughs, unfortunately, the script they had to use is just plain bad. I like to call these "find and replace" comedies. It's the exact same formula that we've all seen a thousand times, only the writer just does a find and replace with location, character names, and the money-making method.

 

Before you head to the theater, you should also know that this movie is extremely raunchy. It is filled with dirty jokes and innuendo. If that kind of thing is not your thing then you should go do another thing and avoid this thing completely.

 

While I wouldn't suggest spending money to see this in theaters, this is the kind of film that would be a fun night at home with your girl friends. It's not a great movie, but it is funny enough to give you an entertaining evening at home.

 

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PLAYING WITH FIRE

Rated: PG

Release Date: November 8, 2019

Director: Andy Fickman

Stars: John Cena, Keegan-Michael Key, Brianna Hildebrand

Plot: A no-nonsense fire chief finds himself having to figure out how to handle three precocious children

Trailer

 

Clint Says: Save some money and see a matinee

 

 

John Cena has quickly become one of Hollywood's top choices for comedies. And rightfully so. He is outstanding as the straight guy that finds himself in ridiculous situations. What is surprising is how well he pulls off the heartwarming and lovable acting requirements. He made this movie much better than it would have been with someone less talented.

 

The film isn't great, but it is filled with laugh-out-loud moments and it is entertaining for the whole family. My seven year old laughed hard several times and one time she laughed for three minutes straight. I thought she was going to pass out from lack of air.

 

The story is simple, the editing is terrible, but that all can be forgiven since it is so funny and keeps the kids entertained all the way through the movie.

 

This isn't the kind of film that kids will want to see again and again, but it is one that they will be happy they saw.

 

If you are looking for something fun to do with the family this weekend, this movie would probably be a fun choice.

 

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JOJO RABBIT

Rated: R

Release Date: November 1, 2019

Director: Taika Waititi

Stars: Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie, Scarlett Johansson, Taika Waititi, Sam Rockwell

Plot: A young boy in the Hitler Youth program discovers his mom is hiding a Jew in their house

Trailer

 

Clint Says: Drop everything and see this in theaters now

 

 

While I'm sure we all have something in us that says it will always be too soon for a comedy with Adolf Hitler, there is the reality that this is a spectacular film in every way, and may end up being my favorite movie of the year. Be warned now, that if you run into me on the streets and we start talking movies, I will tell you that you absolutely HAVE to see this film.

 

This movie is one of the funniest I have seen in a long time, but it is also heartwarming, heartbreaking, and thoroughly compelling. I wanted to see it again as soon as the credits finished.

 

Not only is the writing near-perfect, but the acting is easily some of the best of the year. In particular, the three young actors Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie, and Archie Yates are amazing. They should win all sorts of young actor awards this year. Scarlett Johansson, Taika Waititi, and Sam Rockwell round out the cast with incredible talent and laugh-out-loud comedic ability.

 

Everything about this film is outstanding. The pacing is spot on, the plot is compelling, the moods and emotions change many times, but it never feels off, and the story will take you on a journey like you've never experienced before.

 

This may not be a highly publicized movie, but it is one that is worth seeing in theaters. It is unique, inventive, irreverent, and beautiful. It is very difficult to say that about anything coming out of Hollywood these days. Take the time to see this film. You won't be disappointed.

 

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ZOMBIELAND: DOUBLE TAP

Rated: R

Release Date: October 18, 2019

Director: Reuben Fleischer

Stars: Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone, Jesse Eisenberg, Abigail Breslin

Plot: Nine years after the zombie apocalypse began these four survivors continue to look for other humans while facing off against evolving zombies

Trailer

 

Clint Says: Drop everything and see this in theaters now

 

 

ZOMBIELAND is one of those flicks that, if I see it on TV while I'm searching for something to watch, I will stop and watch every single time. It is a cult classic bordering on legendary status. It has all of the markers of a long-living film: Compelling, funny, suspenseful, great dialogue, fantastic acting, and long-running gags. It is near-perfect and one-of-a-kind.

 

And then they made another one.

 

There were so many ways that this new venture could have gone wrong. They could have slapped it together knowing that most of us would pay to see it no matter what. They could have changed out the cast. They could have royally messed it up.

 

Thankfully, they didn't. This movie is awesome!

 

From the opening credits to the final after-credit scene, (stick around), this movie pulls you in and puts you in a Tallahassee choke hold. It is hilarious with dozens of laugh-out-loud moments, it is suspenseful with several moments where you are sure it's all over for the crew, and it has its own long-running gag that has nothing to do with Twinkies.

 

One of the things that made the first film so special was the cast. Arguably, one could say that ZOMBIELAND was the breakout role for 3/4 of the cast. They all had such amazing chemistry and everything worked together so well.

 

This new film adds several new characters to the bunch all of which bring their own style and fun to the movie. I was nervous that the story might lose something with the addition of new characters, but it actually helped make a better movie. Zoey Deutch is so funny and lovable, and Luke Wilson and Thomas Middleditch are pain-in-the-jaw-from-laughing-so-hard funny as the mirror images of Tallahassee and Columbus.

 

This is a must-see movie for anyone that likes zombie movies, comedies, great acting, or fun in general. It is too good to pass up.

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JEXI

Rated: R

Release Date: October 11, 2019

Director: Jon Lucas, Scott Moore

Stars: Adam Devine, Rose Byrne, Alexandra Shipp

Plot: A lonely man has his life overtaken by the voice in his smart phone

Trailer

 

Clint Says: Wait for the digital release and make someone else rent it

 

 

If you saw the trailer for this movie and said to yourself that it didn't look like this had much of a plot, go ahead and give yourself a thumbs up for being right. Here is how thin this movie is. The total running time (including end credits) is only 84 minutes, and there are no less than three musical montages, (read "filler"), in the film. 

 

It is truly disappointing that the likes of Adam Devine and Alexandra Shipp had to waste their incredible talents on a screenplay as terrible as this one. They did their best to make this movie fun and likable, but despite their efforts it just comes across as cliche and obnoxious. 

 

I am happy to say there are a couple of good laughs, but a couple doesn't cut it in a raunchy comedy. The good ones make you leave with your face hurting from laughing so much. This film isn't even close to that standard. 

 

This is a completely forgettable and feeble attempt at comedy. There are so many better movies out now. Don't waste your money on this one.