Saturday, May 28, 2016

365 Days of MoviePass Review, Year 3, Movie #429: "X-Men: Apocalypse" (2016)

Movie"X-Men: Apocalypse"
Ticket Price: $12.50
Director: Bryan Singer
Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 2 hours, 24 minutes
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An ancient mutant named En Sabah Nur (Oscar Isaac), who perceives himself as a god, has been buried under and Egyptian temple for thousands of years. He wakes up in the 1980's and goes on a search for the most powerful mutants to imbue with power. These are his Four Horsemen: Magneto (Michael Fassbender), Angel (Ben Hardy), Storm (Alexandra Shipp), and Psylocke (Olivia Munn); he wants these devotees to help him destroy the world so he can start it new. With mankind rendered helpless, the X-Men join forces to stop the impending apocalypse.

"X-Men: Apocalypse" is the third film in the "X-Men: First Class" series, the sixth overall X-Men film, and the ninth to take place in the X-Men universe. Savvy? This is the fourth from this universe to be directed by Bryan Singer, and he has certainly moved this installment into some very dark themes and territories. This film boasts a massive cast. Many actors reprise their roles from the previous films in this universe, and a host of newcomers fill out both new to the series roles and those that have been previously played by other actors from the old series timeline. Keeping up with all this timeline stuff? Returning are James McAvoy as Professor X, Michael Fassbender as Magneto, Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique, Nicholas Hoult as Beast, Rose Byrne as Moira Mactaggert, Evan Peters as Quicksilver/Peter Maximoff, Josh Helman as Stryker, and Lucas Till as Havoc. New to the cast are Oscar Isaac as En Sabah Nur/Apocalypse, Sophie Turner as Jean Grey, Tye Sheridan as Cyclops, Kodi Smit-McPhee as Nightcrawler, Ben Hardy as Angel, Alexandra Shipp as Storm, and Olivia Munn as Psylocke. Say this 5 times fast. All of these characters, with the exception of Apocalypse, have appeared in a previous X-Men film, only portrayed by different actors. Not only is this a massive cast, but it includes a ton of damn fine actors, many of which give very good performances. Not all performances are created equal, but more on this later.

There are a lot of things to love about "X-Men: Apocalypse." The standout performance in this movie is the titular mutant himself. Oscar Isaac, who is fantastic in everything, finds a way to sift through the movie's few flaws and deliver what we feel is a worthy performance. With a menacing voice, he is able to captivate others into following him to destroy the world. Other critics have mentioned not liking Isaac's performance, that his essence is stripped down and many of his good qualities are taken away, only to be hidden behind blueberry colored body paint. We disagree. Apocalypse might not be physically intimidating, but his words are enough to build armies, even if these words are essentially multiple versions of the same sentence. Of course, Isaac cannot change what the script contains, but he sure as hell gives it his all. James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender, once again, remain flawless casting choices for Professor X and Magneto. They really amp up the feels when it comes to Magneto reacquainting himself with his powers. There is a very heart-wrenching scene in the film that nearly made us cry, and Fassbender pulls it off with stellar emotions. Can't Magneto ever catch a break McAvoy's Professor X assumes a bit of a different role this time around, but he plays it so picture perfectly that we would watch an entire Professor X movie on its own. Their relationship, even when strained, makes for good on-screen chemistry and drama.

Quicksilver, played once again by Evan Peters, absolutely steals the show. His use in such a dark film like this is just what the audience needs to take a comedic break from all the destruction. Between the quick-witted quips and the CGI-assisted visual gags, Peters is the perfect choice for this role, and his scene here rivals the one he had in "Days of Future Past." Kodi-Smit McPhee also proves he is an excellent casting choice for Nightcrawler and he plays the part with charisma, pride, and conviction. Tye Sheridan, who we have really come to love from movies like "Mud" and "Joe," is another example of expert casting. His Scott Summers/Cyclops mirrors that of the performance James Marsden gave many years ago. It will be interesting to see where any future films take his character. There is one scene and character that the second trailer for this movie spoiled, so we won't talk about it in detail here in case you haven't seen it, but just know, this scene is amazing. Another welcome addition amongst the darkness.

Now, for the bad. We love the character of Jean Grey, but we feel Sophie Turner is a little too dry for such a pivotal character. There is one scene towards the end that doesn't require Turner to say anything, which is the best scene featuring her character. Nearly all of the other Horsemen, apart from Magneto, are underutilized and underdeveloped. Olivia Munn's Psylocke might look like she's came straight from the comic books, but to us, she looked more like a cheap version of Psylocke cosplay. We can see the headline now: "sword-armed stripper invades Auschwitz." Storm, played by Alexandra Shipp, and Angel, played by Ben Hardy, serve very little purpose, though we like Storm's overall character resolution and wouldn't mind seeing Shipp play her again in a future film. Shipp is able to keep her African accent, unlike Halle Berry from the original timeline, who dropped it by the wayside mid-movie. As much as we like Jennifer Lawrence, we are getting a little tired of how they utilize her as Mystique. Like a lot of other fans and critics, we now think she is being overused in this series. Lawrence feels like she's phoning it in this time around. It's almost like she knew she was contractually obligated for three films, so she doesn't offer up her best possible performance and it certainly shows. Plus, and this may have been a studio decision to bank upon her name and face, but Mystique spends too much time on screen out of her blue makeup. Compare this to Rebecca Romijn from the original movies, who was rarely if ever out of costume...and she was a Victoria Secret model.

"X-Men: Apocalypse" does offer up a visual spectacle that can delight your senses, though there are a couple of instances where the CGI looks hokey. There is some fun action here, as well as some tragic, deeply emotional moments. Unfortunately, there are also times where the movie feels pretty slow because there are so many characters and there is so much to put into the film, it takes a while to process what is happening before it finally settles in and gets going. The one thing "X-Men: Apocalypse" does well is, unlike other recent films, it balances light and dark themes. It can go from being deeply emotionally moving and sometime extremely violent to a joking, fun time and it rarely if ever feels out of place. In the end, this is a solid addition to the X-Men universe, not the best film in the series, but certainly not the worst.

My Rating: 7.5/10
BigJ's Rating: 7.5/10
IMDB's Rating: ~7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: ~48%
Do we recommend this movie: Sure, why not?
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One year ago, we were watching: "Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome"

Movie Review: "Snitch" (2013)

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Movie"Snitch"
Director: Ric Roman Waugh
Year: 2013
Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 1 hour, 52 minutes

Jason (Rafi Gavron), a first offender, is arrested on drug charges that could have him facing at least 10 years in prison. John (Dwayne Johnson), Jason's father, offers to bring the police a bigger drug dealer in exchange for a reduced sentence for his son. Now, this average dad must go undercover and lead federal prosecutor Joanne Keeghan (Susan Sarandon) to a big arrest in order to save his son.

Loosely, and we mean very loosely based on a true story, "Snitch" is a drug crime drama directed by Ric Roman Waugh. It stars Dwayne Johnson as John Matthews, the owner of a trucking company. John's 18-year old son Jason, played by Rafi Gavron, has just been arrested on drug charges and is facing 10 years in prison despite being a first time offender. The subject of this movie is actually based on a Frontline special that was a condemnation of America's minimum drug sentencing laws. It would appear "Snitch" initially has the same goal as the Frontline episode, but it gets lost along the messy way. Jason is set up by a friend, a friend who is a drug dealer working with the DEA in what is a clear case of entrapment. Any competent attorney knows that a case like this could get thrown out of court very easily.  However, this is a movie, and filmmakers need their accused to not only be sympathetic, but to be a clear cut innocent victim of circumstance, laws be damned. Jason won't snitch on anyone, but his father John is more than willing to work with federal prosecutor Keeghan, played by Susan Sarandon, to set up a few more drug dealers to get his son a reduced sentence. So, a man with no criminal record and no knowledge of drugs or crime or anything related to that world is allowed to go undercover. He has one of his employees named Daniel, played by Jon Bernthal, who just happens to be an ex-con, introduce him to a few local dealers. Oy vey, the suspension of disbelief.

The rest of "Snitch" is your standard action thriller with a hefty dose of father/son/ex-wife/new wife and new kid drama throw in for...what exactly we're not sure because we never once felt bad for Jason. This whole thing winds up delivering the message that laws like this actually work as intended, that arresting small time drug dealers and threatening them with unreasonable jail sentences leads them to turn state's evidence on their suppliers all the way up the chain of command to a major cartel player. HA HA HA. It's laughable, really. Beyond its failure to accurately deliver its message, "Snitch" is also extremely slow moving and mostly flat out boring. Unlike other intolerable films starring The Rock, here, it's as if Johnson has been told to turn all of his natural charm off in favor of brooding drama. He gives such a subdued, robotic performance that it became hard to root for him to succeed. Johnson is not terrible in this, mind you, it's only that his best qualities, the ones that make him so appealing in the first place, have been entirely stripped away. We love you, Dwayne Johnson, but dude, drama ain't your thing. There are a few supporting characters that are decent here, especially those played by Susan Sarandon, Jon Bernthal, and Barry Pepper, though Pepper's facial hair may make you frightened at the sight of it. The lesser known people in the supporting cast, mostly those fleshing out the drug gangs, are downright terrible and really hard to watch. We're not sure if any of them are actually actors or if they were people with real life experience in such a subject matter, but their screen presence made for a difficult watch.

We're not going to lie, "Snitch" lost us in the first 15 minutes and never won us back. After a clear disregard for real state laws, an unsympathetic son, and a complete disconnect with his father figure, sitting through nearly two hours of this movie made us happy that it was over.

My Rating: 4/10
BigJ's Rating: 4/10
IMDB's Rating: 6.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 56%
Do we recommend this movie: No.
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One year ago, we were watching: "Welcome To Me"

Friday, May 27, 2016

Movie Review: "Tooth Fairy" (2010)

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Movie"Tooth Fairy"
Director: Michael Lembeck
Year: 2010
Rating: PG
Running Time: 1 hours, 41 minutes


A hockey player named Derek 'The Tooth Fairy' Thompson (Dwayne Johnson) has a cynical outlook on life after an injury sent him from the NHL to the minor leagues.  One night at his girlfriend's house Derek starts to tell her daughter, who has just lost a baby tooth, that the Tooth Fairy is not real. This causes him to be summoned to fairy land where he is convicted of being a dream killer and sentenced to two weeks as an actual Tooth Fairy.

Directed by Michael Lembeck, "Tooth Fairy" is a family fantasy comedy starring Dwayne Johnson as hockey player Derek 'The Tooth Fairy' Thompson. He got his nickname by knocking out the teeth of his opponents on the ice. Derek has a relatively cynical outlook on life due to the fact that an injury sent him packing from the NHL back down into the minor leagues. He has a habit of crushing the hopes and dreams of children who have aspirations of being professional athletes, rock stars, or even those who believe in the tooth fairy. Jaded doesn't even begin to cut it. After he lets it slip to his girlfriend's daughter that there might not be a tooth fairy, Derek is summoned to Fairy Land, where he is sentenced to work a couple of weeks of backbreaking labor...as a tooth fairy. If you didn't think The Rock could stoop any lower in terms of his standards for picking movie roles, you were dead wrong.

We have said it many times on this here blog: Dwayne Johnson is a charming guy. He has a great, killer smile, a goofy demeanor, and it's truly difficult not to like him. But, despite all his charm, he can't really do much to help elevate "Tooth Fairy" from being an idiotic mess. It is a formulaic family redemption story that is completely by the book with no variation whatsoever. A guy with bad attitude about life and bitter about his experiences has a life-altering event happen to him and then things start to turn around until there's a big mess up, followed by a really sappy and sad bit before the ultimate redemption and a happy ending. There you go, you don't need to see the movie. We can handle a paint-by-numbers plot to an extent, so long as it has something else to fall back on, like if the characters are compelling, or the dialogue is intriguing, or if the movie is even the slightest bit funny, or if the story has some interesting twist...but here, there's nothing. None of this happens! The characters are a joke, the dialogue is full of dental puns, the jokes are as flat as a week old soda pop, and we know where the entire thing is going to go before it even starts. Sure, Johnson flashes his million dollar smile in a tutu, but it's just not enough to sustain a movie, even one intended for kids and families. They can't all be winners, we guess. The bottom line is, this film is beneath Dwayne Johnson, and Ashley Judd, and Julie Andrews, and even Stephan Merchant. We doubt anyone over the age of 12 would find "Tooth Fairy" entertaining.

My Rating: 4/10
BigJ's Rating: 3.5/10
IMDB's Rating: 5.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 18%
Do we recommend this movie: No.
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One year ago, we were watching: "Little Boy"

Thursday, May 26, 2016

365 Days of MoviePass Review, Year 3, Movie #428: "The Darkness" (2016)

Movie"The Darkness"
Ticket Price: $9.75
Director: Greg McLean
Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 1 hour, 32 minutes
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While on a family camping trip near the Grand Canyon, a young autistic boy named Michael (David Mazouz) stumbles upon a hidden cave. There, he finds five stones with Native American carvings etched on them. He removes the stones from their altar and brings them home, unwittingly freeing some ancient demons who begin tormenting his family.

"The Darkness"? More like "The Dumbness."

This horror/thriller is directed and at least partially written by Greg McLean. One might assume that, even with a PG-13 rating, a good script might facilitate a decent viewing experience. Let us tell you, folks, "The Darkness" falls apart after 5 short minutes with its horribly constructed story, its terribly written script, and its stupidly mundane plot. It stars Kevin Bacon as an architect named Peter Taylor, and Radha Mitchell as his wife Bronny. This is a couple who has clearly had a lot of troubles recently, judging by the fact that they cannot go one conversation without fighting. They have two children: an older daughter name Stephanie, played by Lucy Fry, and a younger son named Michael, played by David Mazouz, who is autistic and appears to be cared for by Bronny quite intensively while Peter is constantly at work. Unfortunately, all of these characters, including Michael, are unlikable from the start, making us not give a flying you-know-what about them over the course of this "horror." Peter has cheated on his wife in the past, and even when he says he's sorry, he doesn't sound like he means it. Many of their problems as a couple look like they stem from this event. Bronny is an alcoholic. It appears as though she is off the sauce, but with all she's going through, well, who wouldn't take a swig every now and then? Lucy is bulimic. She has posters of stick-thin models plastered all over her walls and stares at them as she pukes into containers that she puts under her bed. For some reason, even in the very first scene she's on the screen, Lucy is a raging bitch, incessantly screeching at the top of her lungs at her mother, even getting into a physical altercation with her at one point. Michael is poorly portrayed. Michael's autism is used pretty heavily in the script as a plot device to explain and excuse his "bizarre" behavior, as well as later in a predictable resolution we called within 10 seconds of its disclosure.

Beyond its awful characters, "The Darkness" is a poorly constructed film from every possible standpoint. The editing and narrative seem choppy. Characters are introduced for little to no reason and disappear instantly, never to be mentioned again. Scenes bounce from one place to the next with what feels like plot holes, but we are a more willing to bet its problems come from its incapable, inexperienced writer and director. This film is as formulaic as it gets. We often talk about the phrases "horror movie cliches" and "horror movie 101." These are the contrived, trite instances you see in almost every horror movie, good and bad: jump scares, loud noises, animals seeing things before humans do, shadows lurking in the darkness, lights flickering, hand prints appearing, doors opening randomly, etc. All of these, and some we haven't even named, happen in this movie's 92 minute run time over and over and over in a nauseatingly bad way. The catalyst for everything that happens here stems from Michael disturbing an ancient Native American ruin. Instead of explaining what's wrong and how to remove this entity, our characters simply find videos online that describe the problems they're having in perfect detail, and share them with one another in multiple scenes of exposition. Luckily, Peter's boss and his wife have the phone number to a spiritual cleanser who can effectively solve their problem! WOW!! How convenient!! It's all so expected and much too neat. This movie doesn't take any chances, or do anything new, or create anything remotely worth watching.

Beyond all these contrivances and unlikable characters, the biggest flaw of "The Darkness" is how utterly boring it is. There is not one moment, not one single scene that captured our attention, nothing to gain our interest in this film. It simultaneously tells a monotonous story and fails to build tension with it, cheapening the entire thing with inadequate, flat jump scares that do not elicit the slightest reaction when the volume is cranked up to 11. We were seriously more scared during "The Brave Little Toaster." Not even Kevin Bacon can do anything to elevate this crapfest beyond the banal drudgery it is.

My Rating: 1/10
BigJ's Rating: 1/10
IMDB's Rating: 4.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 5%
Do we recommend this movie: AVOID LIKE THE PLAGUE!!!

Movie Review: "The Mummy Returns" (2001)

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Movie"The Mummy Returns"
Director: Stephen Sommers
Year: 2001
Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 2 hours, 10 minutes


Rick (Brendan Fraser) and Evelyn (Rachel Weisz), now married with a young son named Alex (Freddie Boath), work as archaeologists. They are looking into artifacts surrounding the legend of The Scorpion King, who is said will rise from the underworld to lead the army of Anubis to wipe out the world. Meanwhile, the reincarnated love of Imhotep (Arnold Vosloo) attempts to once again resurrect him so he can kill the Scorpion King (Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson) and take control of Anubis's army for himself.

"The Mummy Returns" is the sequel to 1999's "The Mummy," a guilty pleasure movie of ours. Stephen Sommers returns as director to this installment that, though released just two years later, takes place eight or nine years after the events of first movie. This is mainly done to add a plot device...oops, sorry, we mean a little kid into the story as the child of Rick and Evelyn, who are again played by Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz respectively. The two of them are now married, are both working as archaeologists and live in London. Their young son's shenanigans both save the lives of his parents and act as a catalyst for the events occurring in the film, depending on what the script requires in each scene. Make no mistake, this is the only reason a child was added into the film in the first place. "The Mummy Returns" also marks the feature film debut of Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, who plays The Scorpion King. Though he only has a few minutes of actual screen time, this film was enough to catapult Johnson into the highly sought after star he is today. Once Imhotep is resurrected, Rick and Evelyn must find a way to stop him before he takes over the world.

While watching this movie for probably the first time since 2001, we couldn't help but feel it's less like a sequel and more like a self-referential parody. Instead of being an average, sometimes thrilling action adventure, "The Mummy Returns" is quick to rely on multiple instances of Brendan Fraser calling back to the original film, hamming up how this is a complete rehash of that story and very little else. While he's not wrong, it's painfully obvious that we've seen this exact same movie, only done better two years earlier. The action sequences are much more goofy this time around. Instead of actual legitimate thrills and a few moments of horror, the sequel wants everything to be a massive slapsticky joke. This is the most apparent during the scene on the bus where everyone is fighting against Imhotep's undead army. Rick exclaims, "Not these guys again!" Oh yes, these guys again. We also can't talk about "The Mummy Returns" without talking about how bad the CGI is. It is not just dated, it was bad even by 2001 standards. The final conflict with the Scorpion King himself remains some of the worst CGI in a major motion picture and big time blockbuster we have ever seen. It's 1991's "Lawnmower Man"-level CGI, only a full decade's worth of technological advances later. We've never seen a director so openly throwing up their hands in acceptance of such mediocrity from their special effects crew. It's as if Sommers said, "well, we can't do any better, so this is what we have to go with." In addition, the film moves at a snails pace to its awful and underwhelming conclusion that it's hardly worth how long it takes to get there in the first place.

Except for a couple of entertaining action sequences, "The Mummy Returns" is a clunky, misguided mess of bad graphics and corny dialogue. The acting is somehow worse this time around, and add an inexperienced child actor into the mix and you've got a recipe for disaster. Nothing redeemable about this sequel is enough to make us recommend it, so steer clear unless you really dare.

My Rating: 4/10
BigJ's Rating: 4.5/10
IMDB's Rating: 6.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 47%
Do we recommend this movie: No.
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One year ago, we were watching: "Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior"

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

365 Days of MoviePass Review, Year 3, Movie #427: "The Nice Guys" (2016)

Movie"The Nice Guys"
Ticket Price: $9.75
Director: Shane Black
Rating: R
Running Time: 1 hour, 37 minutes
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A private investigator named Holland March (Ryan Gosling) and a muscle-for-hire named Jackson Healy (Russell Crowe) get involved in a missing persons case that involves a porn star, an activist, the department of justice, and Detroit auto manufacturers. When everyone involved in the case starts turning up dead, Healy and March start to wonder if they are in over their heads.

Writer and director Shane Black is no stranger to neo-noir dark comedies featuring a rag-tag duo. In fact, it seems to be his niche. His film "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" garnered a strong cult following and hefty critical praise, and now, Black presents his latest crime comedy, "The Nice Guys," in the hopes that it will receive the same acclaim with a little more commercial success. So far, it has! Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe star as private investigator Holland March and muscle-for-hire/unlicensed private dick Jackson Healy. Gosling's Holland March specializes in a niche market himself, typically working for elderly customers who are looking for their loved ones. He has most recently been hired by Mrs. Glenn, played by Lois Smith, who claims to have spotted her niece, porn star Misty Mountains, played by Murielle Telio. There's just one problem: Misty Mountains has just died in a car wreck. The person he did see, however, is a girl named Amelia, played by Margaret Qualley, who has now become a person of interest to him. This is how March meets Jackson Healy. Amelia hires Jackson to beat March up in order to get him to leave her alone. Healy finds himself thrust in the mix when two other men who are looking for Amelia come to his home and threaten him, so Healy turns around and hires Holland, the man he just beat up. You dig? The pair of mismatched men must pool their resources and find out what the hell is going on.

Shane Black has a knack for putting together two people who you might not normally associate with each other through his expert, tongue-in-cheek writing, his excellent camerawork, and his dark sense of humor. The best thing about "The Nice Guys" is the chemistry between Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling. Right off the bat, you can tell the two of them work extremely well off of one another, pushing each others buttons and ruffling each others feathers like old pals. Crowe's Healy serves as the more brash-and-smash of the two, yet is somehow more composed and collected. Gosling's March is a bit of reactive mess, but clearly has excellent private investigator skills once you peel back the layers of booze. It helps that the script is full of devilish whit, goofy slapstick, and some extremely well written banter, in addition to what we can only assume is a moderate amount of improvising by both Gosling and Crowe. The way these characters are crafted is pure and simple magic. In addition, there are also some great supporting characters, too. Matt Bomer is menacing as John Boy, and though he is not in the film for long, he really was a fantastic casting choice for such a part. Keith David's Older Man is always around when you don't want him to be. It's nice to see David still popping up here and there. Finally, the breakout star of the film, young Angourie Rice, who plays Holland's daughter Holly. Rice is superb as the sneaky, snarky, too old for her age Holly. In many ways, she's really the best thing about the film as she is both smart, funny, and has a wonderful rapport with both Gosling and Crowe as they all find themselves working this case.

There are tons of laughs throughout this film. As a dark comedy, the jokes and humor mainly come from the plot's slightly twisted situations, but we are just the audience to be entertained by such a story. Be aware, "The Nice Guys" is not for everyone, and it takes someone a little messed up in the head to be intrigued by a story with so much sex, drugs, death, and dated 70's style. There are also some great action sequences as well, most of which are intentionally over-the-top and silly. The overall feel of the movie is both cool and downright fun. The clothing is outrageous, the hair is bulbous, the cars sleek, the lingo hip for the time, everything comes together expertly to make an amusing, riotous, pleasurable viewing experience. For us, "The Nice Guys" is the type of film we crave to watch. This is an unequivocal must see film, especially for those who are into dark comedies and crime mysteries.

PS: UNBLOCK US ON TWITTER, RUSSELL CROWE.

My Rating: 9/10
BigJ's Rating: 9/10
IMDB's Rating: 8.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 91%
Do we recommend this movie: ABSOLUTELY YES!!!
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One year ago, we were watching: "Pitch Perfect"

Monthly Savings Roundup: Month #34 with MoviePass (April 23rd, 2016 - May 22nd, 2016)

-Monthly Charge: $29.99/month x 2 = $59.98 for 2 memberships of MoviePass

-Yearly Charge: $359.88 per person, per year ($719.76 for 2 people to have a 1 year subscription to MoviePass)

-Total Movies Seen This Month: 12 (4 of which we would have seen if we didn't have MoviePass)

Face Value of Ticket Prices: $7.25 (Miles Ahead) + $7.25 (Elvis & Nixon) + $9.75 (A Hologram for the King) + $7.25 (Sing Street) + $9.75 (Mother's Day) + $9.75 (Ratchet and Clank) + $7.00 (Captain America: Civil War) + $9.75 (Keanu) + $6.99 (Green Room) + $9.75 (Money Monster) + $12.50 (Neighbors 2) + $12.50 (The Angry Birds Movie) = $109.49 x 2 = $218.98

-Total Monthly Savings With MoviePass$159.00

-Total Yearly Savings With MoviePass$1,254.98 (we HAVE exceeded our annual cost of MoviePass)

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*July - August savings: $0
*August - September savings: $0
*September - October savings : $0
*October - November savings: $107.40
*November - December savings: $91.02
*December - January savings: $227.02
*January - February savings: $203.52
*February - March savings: $253.52
*March - April savings: $213.50
*April - May savings: $159.00
*May - June savings: $
*June - July savings: $