The Edge of Seventeen Review

The Edge of Seventeen Review

RYAN: I wasn’t prepared going into this film for how great it was going to be. It’s really a spectacular movie. And it takes a bold movie to open against Fantastic Beasts this weekend, this one is worthy. Granted it is an entirely different genre – this is a dramedy. But it’s the best teen movie since The Perks of ..

Almost Christmas Review

Almost Christmas Review

RYAN: We need a little Christmas right about now, don’t we? CAROLINE: Well, ’tis the season! How is this movie? RYAN: It has one major strength, some little ones and then a big weakness. It’s not bad though. CAROLINE: Doesn’t sounds very convincing. RYAN: Maybe I’m a bit jaded on the holidays right now because ..

The Magnificent Seven Review

The Magnificent Seven Review

RYAN: This is a remake of the 1960 film starring Yul Brynner which I didn’t see. But this one marvelously epic. It’s shot in a way that looks like Gone with the Wind. There is a majestic, sweeping scope. CHUCK: The western frontier, if you will. RYAN: It’s the western to end all westerns. Everything about it ..

Bridget Jones’s Baby Review

Bridget Jones’s Baby Review

RYAN: 12 years after Edge or Reason, and 15 since the Diary, comes the third installment of the franchise and it’s really great to revisit these characters. CAROLINE: Even after Renee’s been through the ringer with her face. RYAN: (laughs) Yes but she looks fantastic in this movie. CAROLINE: It might have been filmed prior to her BPS ..

The Hollars Review

The Hollars Review

RYAN: This is a new dramedy directed by and starring John Krasinski. It features one of the best ensemble casts I’ve ever seen. It’s so perfectly balanced between the drama and comedy – and several are like that – but this is the first one wherein I’ve ever been able to simultaneously be sad/crying and ..

Hell or High Water Review

Hell or High Water Review

RYAN: This is a modern western movie. There are cops and robbers, cowboys and indians but in present day. It’s a bank heist action film without much action. It’s slow moving, boring… there’s a lot of space between good moments.  I felt impatient watching this. It’s a good case of mismanaging expectations because I went ..

Sausage Party Review

Sausage Party Review

RYAN: This is an R-rated, animated film for adults, courtesy of one Seth Rogen and company. And I was hoping that, going in, it potentially could be as great as This is the End was but this time animated. And It’s basically The Secret Life of Groceries, only not as good as the Pets variety. It should be so wrong ..

Bad Moms Review

Bad Moms Review

RYAN: It’s the latest R-rated female comedy and I’m loving that it’s a thing now. And I live for this cast. It might have been helped had it been directed by Pail Feig though. But this cast is a dream – Mila Kunis, Kathryn Hahn (total scene stealer), Kristen Bell, Christina Applegate as their nemesis ..

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie Review

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie Review

RYAN: This movie is so long in the making – it has been rumored to be in the works for years and at last it’s here! Based on one of the most popular BBC sitcoms, it aired over here and garnered a cult following in the US. I’ve always enjoyed it – It’s Jennifer Saunders ..

Ghostbusters Review

Ghostbusters Review

RYAN: Ghostbusters 2016! It’s the reboot of the classic 1984 film. Dan Ackroyd is an Exec Producer on this – he co wrote the first one and it’s based on that film. It’s better in every way. It so lovingly and beautifully pays homage to the original film, its stars and also to the 80s ..

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates Review

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates Review

RYAN: I was dreading this movie because we just saw Z’Efron in a new Neighbors movie and I’m sick of him doing comedy, where he plays the stupid bro. But I do love Anna Kendrick. It was better than expected. It’s like a new Wedding Crashers with a younger cast; an indirect competition here between the guys ..

The Lobster Review

The Lobster Review

RYAN: This is a new comedy that’s really an experimental/absurdist type of film and among those I’ve seen, it’s gotta be my fave. It’s not unwatchable. It’s weird with a sci fi bent. It’s an alternate reality where single people are forced to couple up in 45 days or be transformed into the animal of ..