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Hot Pursuit
Hot Pursuit (2015)
10 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Wow, harsh! Well the cop and crook on the run plot is well worn, there is a neat Little twist that shakes things up. Although her character is written too straight-laced, Reese Witherspoon is a funny comedienne and a good sport taking a lot of shots about her height, or rather a lack of it, as well as boyish looks and conservative underwear. Sophia Vergara plays bitchy very well, although alternates between comedic and abrasive. There are several funny scenes, like a lively hotel room wrestling match, Reese's machinegun yammering after accidentally inhaling coke, a so-stupid-it's-funny attempt to convince a man they are lovers, and Reese in drag "crushing it as a dude" while managing to sustain the energy throughout. My funnybone got its money's worth.

Hollow Man 2
Hollow Man 2 (2006)
10 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

This low rent direct-to-video sequel is a borderline squatter with the thing most invisible are the absent special effects. With a 10th of the budget of the first movie, actors are forced to embarrassingly throw themselves around to simulate an invisible assailant. Not a whole lot of action and even less T&A to keep anyone interested. Top-billed Christian Slater also disappears from view with only two brief filmed scenes, the rest of the time we only hear his voice. Fittingly, the whole experience vanishes from memory only a couple hours after having seen it.

Lady in the Water
10 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

Why all the hate? For me this was an enjoyable real world original fairytale populated with amusing quirky characters. contains by far the most humor and then he and Nate show you I'm a contains by far the most humor of any M. Night Shyamalan film, from A contentiously chatty Korean mother and daughter to a terse acid-tongued movie critic to A roomful of chain-smoking beatniks. Paul Giamatti is earnest as a stuttering superintendent who is drawn to believe that the beguiling Bryce Dallas Howard is more than just the nighttime skinny dipper in the apartment pool. A complete double standard for people to eat up the exploits of a man in blue tights and a red cape from another planet, then to criticize this story as being "far-fetched". Maybe they lashed back at the absence of a twist ending for the first time from Shyamalan, which would also be deeply unfair. As a sidenote, he plays his biggest and most significant role in one of his films here.

Sicario
Sicario (2015)
10 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Young idealistic swat team door kicker gets more - and less - then she bargains for after she volunteers to join a DoD drug war task force led by a maverick smartass with a murky agenda. Even more mysterious is the presence of a steely-eyed South American who seems to wield almost as much authority over the team. Sicario delivers a potent sobering message about the modern war on drugs, while also serving as they 'Don't Go To Mexico' PSA. Soundtrack contributes a palpable sense of foreboding with it's repetitive low tones more The music score contributes a palpable sense of foreboding with its repetitive low tones more befitting to a science fiction horror movie. Richard Deakins' camerawork captures the deep southwestern landscape in eye-widening fashion. Many tension laden sequences, the best of which may be a prisoner transport from Nogal u many tension laden sequences, the best of which may be a prisoner transport from Nogales back to the USA which has the audience scanning every pedestrian and car seat for trouble through each city block. The cast is solid led by Benicio del Toro who looms largest with danger reflectted in his cagey demeanor. My lone gripe is with Emily Blunt's naïveté, and especially how dumb her reactions are to learning some unsavory truths. What did she possibly think would happen following her threats of exposure? Clearly the smart move would be to play along with your mouth shut, then srab your superiors in the back in your report later, just as they had done to her in the field.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
15 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

I watched this because of Tina Fey - after all, who doesn't love Tina Fey? - and really she's pretty much the only reason you'd need to see this true story adaptation. Frankly, the woman she portrays has numerous unenviable characteristics, like insensitivity towards the well-being of others, and a pursuit of career while ignoring the world around her. I'm sure this American journalist who spent four years in Iraq had many memorable experiences, but not every biography Is worth cinematic treatment.