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 ..

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 ..

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 ..

Mother’s Day Review

Mother’s Day Review

RYAN: This is the third film in the holiday movie franchise by director Garry Marshall that features amazing ensembles of celebrity casts. He did New Year’s Eve and Valentine’s Day, both which I found mediocre and disconnected. But this one fixed all the problems. It’s charming, funny, endearing. You laugh, cry. I loved it. CHUCK: ..

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 Review

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 Review

RYAN: The big question going in to this film was whether the long awaited sequel – 14 years later – would just be a repeat of the plot from the first. It’s not. It’s original. Nia Vardalos who wrote and stars once again – first of all – doesn’t age! She looks amazing. CHUCK: She ..

The Choice Review

The Choice Review

RYAN: Just looking at the poster and the name Nicholas Sparks was enough to lower my expectations for this movie. But I’m surprised and happy to say this is the best N Sparks film since The Notebook! CAROLINE: You’re kidding! They’ve all been so mediocre since that one. RYAN: The Notebook is not only the best of ..

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Review

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Review

RYAN: This is a cool, fun movie. It’s truly a juxtaposition of the classic Jane Austen tale and zombies. I never read the book but I am curious to know if they play into the story the same way. Outside of the introductory setup of the film and the opening scenes, it sort of feels ..

Paper Towns Review

Paper Towns Review

RYAN: This is the film adaptation of a popular young adult novel by John Green, author of The Fault in Our Stars.  This one isn’t a weeper though.  It’s a romantic teen mystery, thriller, buddy comedy all rolled into one.  It’s doesn’t genre jump as much as it blends them all. BRAD: And it does so ..

Trainwreck Review

Trainwreck Review

RYAN: This is the latest comedy from director Judd Apatow, whom we both love as a helmer in this genre. CAROLINE: Love!  The 40 Year Old Virgin is one of our favorite comedies ever and I’m equally enamored with this writer/star Amy Schumer.  I’ve been lit’rally dying to see this movie and wish we had screened ..

Aloha Review

Aloha Review

RYAN: This romantic dramedy is the latest from writer/director Cameron Crowe, who is known for Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous, Vanilla Sky, We Bought a Zoo… CAROLINE: Singles… he’s prolific!  How’s his latest? RYAN: Mediocre.  It’s tight and the characters are very well defined but it never quite snaps together in a way that makes you ..

Playing It Cool Review

Playing It Cool Review

RYAN: This is a new rom com produced by and starring Chris Evans and it’s as though all of his family and friends are in it.  It’s like he must have called in lots of favors because it’s not a big studio film and yet, there’s a huge cast, cameos, etc… CHUCK: There were times ..