I went into this film with extremely low expectations and did not expect to like this movie at all. I was pleasantly surprised that this movie had a solid premise, good references to the first film and most importantly was quite funny. The film starts off slow, but really picks up and the chemistry between Hill and Tatum has not worn out at all. Solid comedy, good new characters and one of the better comedy sequels out there.
The show Veronica Mars was cancelled after 3 seasons, and the n ended in an anti-climatic finale. Through popular demand and a record breaking kick starter project, the film Veronica Mars was made. Taking place 10 years later, we find shes moved out of Neptune to be in New York, shes about to graduate law school and still with her boyfriend from season 3. A murder investigation involving her ex-boyfriend Logan and a high school reunion bring her back to Neptune and back up to her old PI tricks. The movie for sure was a bit formulaic and hashed together and does not have some of the wit and charm of the series. The return of other characters was more of a courtesy. but most of them do not offer plot advancement. Fans of the series will be glad to see Bell back as Mars, non-fans of the show will not enjoy this. Overall Mars peaked at season 1 and got progressively worse through seasons 2, 3 and this film to failed to rekindle that magic.
Tired of dish-washing in Texas, Joe Buck (Jon Voight) is ready to grab life by the horns and head east to hustle his way to the riches in Midnight Cowboy. The music sets the tone early on and you can't help, but root for, then feel sorry for as he gets hustled himself time and time again in the big apple. Not until he befriends Rico do things appear to look up, and only in ways that no normal person would ever find suitable for living. As the two bond and attempt to survive, more is revealed about the character and their various flaws and troubled pasts that lead to to where they are now in life. Midnight Cowboy is an excellent drama with excellent performances that earns a well deserved Oscar. 45 years later the film was still fantastic and clearly was well ahead of its time when it was made.
Joaquin Phoenix stars as Johnny Cash in Walk the Line. The film starts with his childhood and focuses on his rise to popularity as well as his relationship with his eventual second wife June Carter (Reese Witherspoon). Walk the Line features great performances by Witherspoon and Phoenix that drive this movie forward. Walk the Line is a solid tale of the country music legend and any fans of his will not be disappointed.
Romy and Michele both best friends were not the coolest kids in high school. Although they might in a state of denial about how others perceived them, they eagerly await their 10 year reunion. The two however have not exactly done much since high school and to avoid embarrassment they come up with their own success story. Kudrow and Sorvino were fun to watch, but this film can be easily be missed.