In Date Night, the best parts are when Steve Carell and Tina Fey are just interacting with one another and not dealing with the mistaken identity plot of the movie. Letters to God is a movie that came out with no promotion and wasn’t screened for critics. After seeing the trailer, I can see why. The Square and The Misfortunates look pretty entertaining in the limited releases. Finally, the cheese factor of The Black Water of Echo’s Pond could make for a good movie to watch while drunk so you can just laugh at it.
Letters to God
Directed: Shawn Levy
Starring: Steve Carell, Tina Fey, Taraji P. Henson, Common, Mark Wahlberg
Synopsis: A married couple tries to spice up their love life with an actual date night, but when they get mistaken for a couple that owes money to some guy, things get all crazy.
My Take: It doesn’t look laugh out loud funny like I’ve come to expect from Steve Carell and Tina Fey, but looks mildly amusing enough for Netflix.
RT Score: 66%
RT Consensus: An uneasy blend of action and comedy, Date Night doesn’t quite live up to the talents of its two leads, but Steve Carell and Tina Fey still manage to shine through most of the movie’s flaws.
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The wide releases actually look like a good time at the movies. It’s about time.
Hot Tub Time Machine
How to Train Your Dragon
Hot Tub Time Machine
Directed: Steve Pink
Starring: Crispin Glover, John Cusack, Lizzy Caplan, Chevy Chase, Rob Corddry, Clark Duke, Craig Robinson
Synopsis: For reasons unknown, four guys get into a hot tub and wake up in 1986 where shenanigans ensue.
My Take: It looks completely dumb and hilarious.
RT Score: 63%
RT Consensus: Its flagrantly silly script — and immensely likable cast — make up for most of its flaws.
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Who thought doing a reboot of Star Trek would be such a good idea? I thought it’d might good when J.J. Abrams was attached so I’m glad it has turned out so awesome. I think the stoner comedy Next Day Air was a wasted opportunity of a good comedy. The limited releases involve a family mystery, closeted gay Republicans, Mexican soccer-playing brothers, an alcoholic kidnapper and a biopic about Salvador Dali.
Next Day Air
Directed: J.J. Abrams
Starring: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg
Synopsis: How the original crew of the Star Trek got together.
My Take: I love J.J. Abrams, Zachary Quinto looks so much like Spock, Chris Pine is very good looking and I find Simon Pegg hilarious. I want to see it.
RT Score: 96%
RT Consensus: Star Trek reignites a classic franchise with action, humor, a strong story, and brilliant visuals, and will please traditional Trekkies and new fans alike.
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