It's Friday and once again I must be the harbinger of ill-gotten news on the movie front for the weekend. It's not the worst weekend in the world to have to review; I mean, I could've been stuck with The Lucky One, like The Madame was last week. Lucky me. Let's get to it, my little fabulous lemmings.
It may look like just another action flick where the smoking hot Jason Statham has to save some Asian girl, which it is. But this time it will actually be entertaining, I swear. The plot sounds a bit lame from the outside, but it quietly lures you in to its storyline involving both the Russian and Chinese mobs here in the States. I think Jason is a bit underrated in Hollywood, mostly because he keeps taking roles like this one, but the man does his own stunts. Do you know how rare of a trait that is? Almost as rare as an action flick that doesn't completely suck. A hot English bloke who is not the Blond Bond kicking everyone's asses can still be fun. Why not?
SKIP: The Five Year Engagement
"Beginning where most romantic comedies end, this film looks at what happens when an engaged couple keeps getting tripped up on the long walk down the aisle." Just remember that the 25 minutes you spent in traffic, plus the extra 15 to find a parking spot, the $25 for admission that is not refundable and in no way justifies the two hours and four minutes of suckage. I don't even need to mention that it stars Jason Segel.
RENT: 9 to 5
Picking up from where The Baroness left off earlier this week, as great minds do think alike...Three women who do not need to be rescued from anyone, let alone wait around for five years to get married to any man. What a refreshing idea, so modern, so contemporary, so...1980. Yes, despite the fact that it's been over twenty years since its release, 9 to 5 is still a revolutionary storyline that revolves around women lead characters and their strife at work with the biggest asshole of a boss you could have, short of working for Ted Nugent or Rush Limbaugh. This film still works all these years later and there is no vagina pre-requisite to enjoy.
Ya got me workin, day and night,