Thursday, August 25, 2016

War Dogs Review: A wild, entertaining ride

The Hit:

War Dogs; a movie about two twenty-somethings who get rich off selling weapons. To one, it is all about money and the one who started his own business is founder Efraim Diverolli (Jonah Hill), he returns home and meets up with an old friend from junior high named David Packouz (Miles Teller). 

Married to  Iz (Ana de Armas) -- a new actress I haven't seen before and quite beautiful -- David also has a child on the way. He's done massaging and selling bed covers for a living and asks Efraim for a job. Little does he know what he's getting himself into.

The government has weapons deals anyone can bid on but Efraim has got it to a science and only searches for the deals those upper companies don't care about because they are low end -- the term War Dogs come from the fact that they feed on these scrap contracts. Each deal the pair completes gets them noticed by bigger jobs and moves them higher up the totem pole. Eventually, they get a huge contract from the government they cannot pass up and that's when the story gets really interesting. Things go from super great to super crappy.

War Dogs turn out to be something unexpected and I was really entertained. It had action, comedy, and a really good storyline. Jonah Hill played his part really well -- you realize how sketchy Efraim can be and all Miles Teller's character David can do is go with the flow. The other character who really got my attention is Iz, other than being gorgeous she was a good romantic flame for David. Bradley Cooper makes a couple cameos but nothing major. Definitely go see this flick, it's entertaining and fun!

The Verdict:

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Sausage Party Review: A few laughs and a lot of shock value

The Verdict: YELLOW LIGHT (Proceed with Caution)

Sausage Party was an adult animation flick truly deserving of an R rating (pervasive language, drug use, and very strong sexual content). As mentioned in the video it is a movie definitely not meant for kids (any one who takes their kids to this, is considered a bad parent in my book). Even so, Sausage Party had a good story and was comedic all around. The thing I didn't mention in the video review is that the swearing got old really fast. I also would of liked to see more of the food outside of the super market and the life outside. Those in the cast include: Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, James Franco, Bill Hader, Salma Hayek, Nick Kroll, Edward Norton, Kristen Wiig, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, Paul Rudd, David Krumholtz and many more others as different fruits, vegetables, and non perishables.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Suicide Squad Review: Good, but still a far cry from Marvel

The Hit:

The Verdict:
YELLOW LIGHT (Proceed With Caution)

Suicide Squad is a DC Comics story action-packed with great music, characters and action throughout but falls short on story. The cast did great, including e Will Smith as Dead Shot, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn Aka Jokers girl, Viola Davis as Amanda Waller (The one who brings them all together), Jared Leto as the Joker, Jai Courtney as Boomerang, Jay Hernandez as Diablo, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as The Killer Croc, Cara DeleVingene as Dr. June Moone/Enchantress, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag, Karen Fukuhara as Katana and a few super hero Cameos within the film such as Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman and Ezra Miller as the Flash.