Archive for May, 2017

Ironically, a Movie that Needs to Trim the Fat

If the current Hollywood motto is not officially “everything old is new again,” then it probably should be. Having already essentially exhausted the available television shows and movies from the 1980s, Hollywood is now looking to the 1990s to find material ripe for a remake, update, or long-overdue sequel. The most recent example is Baywatch, a hard R adaptation of the 1990s series best known for its pretty people in swimsuits running on the beach in slow-motion.

Have a Raunchy Mother’s Day

This Sunday is Mother’s Day, the holiday intended as a celebration of mothers and motherhood. Typically, the day is celebrated by children of all ages sending their mothers cards, flowers, gifts, or maybe even taking them out to dinner. But maybe your mother is tired of the same old thing every year and is looking for something different. Fortunately for you, 2017 offers up an alternative: a raunchy cinematic comedy called Snatched. Schumer and Hawn have good chemistry and, especially with their matching golden locks, are incredibly believable as daughter and mother. It is especially nice to see Goldie Hawn on the big screen again, or any screen for that matter.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Saving the Galaxy One Classic Tune at a Time

When the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie was released in 2014, it was a huge gamble. Sure, it was part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe which had been lighting up the box office ever since Iron Man kicked things off in 2008, but none of the Avengers would appear in the movie. The characters picked to be featured in the movie were so obscure that few people outside of comics aficionados probably realize that the characters who make up the Guardians in the movie—Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket, and Groot—are not even the original Guardians in the comics. They are obscure characters from an already obscure comic. And yet, the movie became a monstrous hit thanks to its charming lead characters, brilliant comedic flourishes, and glorious soundtrack. Fortunately, all of those elements are back in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, another space adventure that is just plain fun.