Monkeybone has a unique & creative look, with a story that could have been really entertaining. However, it relies so much on juvenile humor and the comedy falls flat on its face. I still have no idea for which age group this movie was intended. I guess it goes to show that spending a lot of money on production design and visual effects doesn't make a movie great.
While Old starts out with an intriguing story, the idea gets fatigued quickly and the film becomes a little absent-minded. I appreciate that M. Night Shyamalan is trying to tell original stories, but the characters in this movie didn't act or speak like normal people. It took forever for them to realize what was going on, and then they suddenly leapt to all sorts of conclusions. I prefer Shyamalan's other geriatric thriller, The Visit.
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has an impressive cast, with names & faces that have proven themselves in past films. It's interesting to see these actors try something a little different in this movie. And while the story wasn't as strong as I hoped, the performances are amusing and heart-wrenching, at times. I enjoyed my short stay at The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, but I don't know if I'd make a return trip.
Runaway may have gotten a lot of things wrong about how the future looked, but they also got some tech surprisingly right. That being said, this is still a pretty cheesy movie. Tom Selleck's character is missing his usual charisma, and the rest of the cast is pretty bland, as well, with the exception of Gene Simmons, who seems like a genuine psychopath.
Road House is a unique movie because while the story isn't bad, the writing is. The cheesy dialogue makes it hard to take the film seriously, especially when they try too hard to have Patrick Swayze's character sound deep & intellectual (example: "pain don't hurt"). Still, I can't hate this movie. It has a solid villain and I found myself smiling a few times as I was watching it.