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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

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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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KEANU

Rated: R

Release Date: April 29, 2016

Director: Peter Atencio

Stars: Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele

Plot: Two suburban guys pretend to be gang bangers in order to get their kitten back

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Clint Says: Save some money and see a matinee

 

 

Key and Peele are hilarious. If you haven't seen their work, go to YouTube and spend a couple of hours laughing uncontrollably. Unfortunately, KEANU is not their best work. It is funny in many places, but it never gets to the point where you can't breathe because you are laughing so hard. 

 

Also, one of the key ingredients in making a comedy that centers around dangerous and suspenseful activities is that those activities need to be dangerous and suspenseful. KEANU gets close, but you never really feel like the guys are in danger nor is the action very suspenseful. 

 

If you do see it, make sure to stick around to the end of the credits. There is a setup for a sequel. 

 

While this isn't a great movie, it will give you a few good laughs if you go. I will say that the kitten is adorable, so there is that.