Tag Archives: 2016

CRIMINAL (2016)

TAGLINE: THE MISSION IS IN THE MEMORIES.

This is one of those movies that had great previews and I was really looking forward to watching. When you’ve got a cast including Kevin Costner, Ryan Reynolds, Tommy Lee Jones, and Gary Oldman… that’s a recipe for awesome right there. I need to confess that I just forgot Gary Oldman’s name was Gary Oldman. I kept calling him “Commissioner Gordon” and “Fifth Element guy” until I IMDb searched this.

Anyway, I enjoy that the movie gets right into the action from the start but the cab that “Billy Pope” gets into is the slowest cab that I have ever seen. And I have been in a cab stuck in traffic in New York so that is saying something. You can’t get away from anyone at 2.5 mph! Whats-her-face, aka “the bad chick” as I called her, had ample time to read off that license plate. Also, it made me wonder if there are height requirements to being a CIA operative. You’re on a mission, running from bad guys and trying to be evasive? I would think that’s more difficult to achieve if you’re over six feet tall and towering over everyone around you. That’s not a “Clark Kent” situation where you can just put on some non-prescription glasses and keep it moving. It’s like looking for the Jolly Green Giant when he’s hiding out with the Lollipop Guild.

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HOW TO BE SINGLE (2016)

TAGLINE: WELCOME TO THE PARTY

A fitting tagline for the christening post of this cinematic sanctuary. Let me preface this by saying that it’s about time there were a movie about a female who enjoyed being single and wasn’t a basket-case, mistress, murderer, or miserable while searching for a happily ever after. Well, “Alice” is looking for a happily ever after, but, a happily ever after with herself.

Of course most of it is at least somewhat predictable, but, that’s inevitable in this kind of thing. We all know you’ve got to kiss a lot of frogs to find your prince or, in this case, find out that you don’t even need a prince at this juncture in life just because others seem to. It’s 2016, the damsel in distress to independent women ratio should have changed greatly by now.

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