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First Friday – Redbox Reviews

With storms and chilly weather, it’s nice to spend a night at home. Check out what we’ve been watching this week!

Morgan – Need For Speed
Okay so if I’m being honest, I didn’t rent a movie this week because I saw that Need For Speed had become available on Redbox. I saw it in theaters when it first came out and I never got to tell anyone how great it was! I seriously enjoyed this movie, even though at first I wasn’t super stoked about it. Aaron Paul is what got me sitting down in the theatre. Otherwise, it would have been just another racing movie to me. Basically, Toby (Paul) is framed and goes to jail. After he is released, he makes it his mission to get invited to this super exclusive race to get his revenge. If you win the race you win the opponents’ vehicles, which ends up being like, billions of dollars altogether. I like this movie a lot, mainly because it is realistic as far as racing movies go, and you can tell Paul is actual driving, which is rad. Also, Kid Cudi is in it and is hilarious.
Bottom Line:
 it’s your typical action movie, but better than usual and definitely worth a rent. Plus, Aaron Paul ❤
Rating: 4/5

Jordan – Belle:
I have been wanting to see this movie since it came out earlier this year. The story centers around a girl named Dido Elizabeth Belle (played by Gugu Mbatha-Raw). When her mother (a free black woman) passes away, her estranged father (a captain in the Royal Navy) brings her into his family. He leaves Dido with his uncle and aunt to be raised alongside her cousin Elizabeth of the same age.
As the two girls grow up, we see tension arise around Dido’s ethnicity. She is welcomed as a full member of the family until guests visit. Even though she has a larger dowry compared to Elizabeth, men are hesitant to court a “mulatto.”
The plot takes a very predictable turn when a young clergyman’s son takes an interest in Dido. He is idealistic, radical, and blunt (did someone say Fiddler on the Roof?). He is lobbying on a high-profile case involving the treatment of slaves.  Dido has to deal with the Sophie’s choice of picking between a pretty decent guy and the right guy.
All of the actors played their parts well. There is a lot of tension and depth that they all have to deal with. However, I’m not a big fan of the fluffy talk of some period pieces – this can get very Pride and Prejudice at moments. 
Bottom Line:
All in all, I liked the movie. History, race relations, romance, Draco Malfoy. It had everything I like.
Rating: 3.5/5

Kurtis – Oculus:
Since it’s October, I thought it was the perfect time to rent a horror movie for this month’s Redbox post. Oculus came out last year, but is back in Redbox with Halloween coming soon. The plot device is a little over done; there’s an object (in this case, a mirror) that causes someone to go crazy. Tim Russell was just released from being in protective custody after ten years for the murder of his parents, but his sister Kaylie (Karen Gillan) is determined to finally prove that it was the new mirror their father bought that caused their parents’ deaths. Kaylie tracks down the mirror, investigates its past owners and learns of their similar fates. Tim and Kaylie eventually find themselves fighting off the malevolent powers of the mirror. Like I said, the device of a “haunted” object tearing a family apart is pretty overdone, but directors Mike Flanagan and Andy Ross mix current day scenes with flashbacks of the family’s first go-around with the mirror and that helps to keep the movie fresh. I really enjoyed that Oculus doesn’t rely on “jump out” scares but attempts to really mess with your mind, playing tricks with perception. Oculus leaves the door open for sequels, and this could a good first film in an even better series of films.
Bottom Line: Oculus is a subtle horror movie, gradually building with dread, suspense and psychological tricks. It’s a quality entry into the genre and horror fans will be satisfied once this one’s over.
Rating: 3/5

What have you been renting lately? Have you tried Redbox Instant yet?


First Friday – Netflix Reviews

Every month Netflix gets a whole list of new titles to watch! Check out what’s worth your time this week.

Kurtis – Cool Runnings:
Okay, this movie just hit Netflix September 1st and it’s important you all know about it. Cool Runnings is now streaming on demand, any time you want it. If you thought the addition of the Mighty Ducks was a big deal, now there’s even more mid-90s goodness to enjoy. For those unfamiliar, Cool Runnings is based on the true story of the rag tag group of Jamaicans who dreamed of being at the Winter Olympics as a bobsled team. There were some problems to start, but eventually, the first Jamaican bobsled team makes their way to Canada for the Olympics. In the freezing weather Derice, Sanka, Junior and Yul are laughed at because no one can take a Jamaican bobsledding team led by a previously disgraced trainer seriously. But, like so many other Disney movies, we learn that heart and character help all heroes overcome. Starring John Candy as the coach and featuring so many quotable lines (“Feel the rhythm! Feel the rhyme! Get on up, its bobsled time! Cool Runnings!”) this movie features some powerful nostalgia for all of us who grew up in the 90s. If you look at this from solely a technical standpoint, it doesn’t blow anyone away. It doesn’t have an incredibly unique story, the writing, while funny, is pretty straightforward and nothing particularly interesting is going on with the direction. But it’s a kids movie, and it’s fun, and it’s funny and heartwarming, and it stirs great memories of when you actually had to go to a store to borrow a movie you didn’t own. So don’t miss this blast from the past on Netflix.
Bottom Line: If you grew up with this movie like I did, you owe it to yourself to revisit it. If you’ve never seen it before, go in expecting something light and entertaining, and I think it’ll totally hold up.
Rating: 3/5

Morgan – Forces of Nature:
This week I watched Forces of Nature, with Sandra Bullock and Ben Affleck. And let me start out by saying that it was bad. So, so, painfully bad. The storyline is okay; it’s about a guy named Ben who is about to get married, and on his way to his wedding his plane crashes (sorta). He meets Sarah (Bullock) on his flight, who is also trying to get to Savannah, and they decide to take the rest of the trip together. After that, just about everything goes wrong. From then on, he takes it as a sign that he isn’t supposed to get married, and every one and everything is telling him he shouldn’t. I thought I would maybe slightly enjoy this movie, despite the fact that Netflix predicted it as a 2/5 stars for me. I mean it’s a rom-com, what’s not to love? I can’t exactly put my finger on it, but I just hated it. I feel like it was trying to hard to be more than it was. It wasn’t really that funny. It was pretty boring, even though I felt like a lot happened. It doesn’t end how you think it should, which I hated, but was also kind of happy about.
Bottom Line: There were few things I liked about this movie, totaling seven minutes, maybe. However, not worth your time. And I love Sandra! Just skip it.
Rating: 1/5

Jordan – Jerry Maguire:
I always love when Netflix adds new movies. It forces me to try something new. Or in this case, something twenty years old that I’ve never seen. Jerry Maguire popped out to me because Kurtis said part of it was filmed in Arizona, and I’m all about AZ pride right now. Starting the movie, I realized I knew nothing about the movie other than the one liners. The story opens with Jerry (Tom Cruise) as a big shot sports agent who grows a conscience. His firm fires him and snatches all his clients except Rod Tidwell (Cuba Gooding, Jr.). An accountant Dorothy (Renee Zellweger) also leaves the company with Jerry. As they start working together, Jerry bonds with Dorothy’s son Ray. Dorothy is totally enamored and they start a relationship that can only be described as toxic. The two leads are not my favorite actors. And instead of being together, I think their characters need counseling.
On the other hand, Jonathan Lipnicki is a diamond in the rough. He is adorable. Cuba Gooding, Jr. and his movie wife (Regina King) are phenomenal and steal every scene. The famous lines are way better with context, for sure.
Bottom Line: if you haven’t seen it, it’s definitely worth a watch! Get some major pop culture. If you haven’t seen it in 20 years, watch it and enjoy the 90s nostalgia.
Rating: 3.5/5

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Netflix Review Friday

We’re back from hiatus with post number TWO this week! (Go check out our first post about Leo Month here.)

We decided to start back with a fan favorite: Netflix Reviews!

Morgan – I Give It a Year (2013):
It’s the story of newly weds Nat and Josh who fell in love and got married after only seven months of knowing each other. Almost immediately after coming back from their honeymoon, they discover that being married to each other is more difficult than they thought. Both their families and their friends think they won’t make it past the first year. I thought the plot was interesting, however, the execution fell short for me. It’s a British rom-com, making the humor sometimes funny and sometimes terribly, terribly awful. I usually really enjoy British love stories, but this is no Love Actually. Rose Byrne and Simon Baker were both huge pluses for me which made the movie semi-bearable. And while it ended how I thought it should, the road map to get there was ehh at best.
Bottom Line: It’s a great movie to watch for a girls Pinterest night. In other words, if you’re not totally paying attention.
Rating: 1.5/5

Kurtis – Prince Avalanche (2013):
I was really excited to watch Prince Avalanche; an offbeat buddy comedy starring two of my favorite actors, sign me up. My excitement was soon met with disappointment as Prince Avalanche delivers a story far more scattered than nuanced. Alvin (Paul Rudd) and Lance (Emile Hirsch) are two road workers spending the summer isolated in the mountains repairing and rebuilding from a devastating wildfire. The two men start out at odd with one another because their ages and personalities greatly differ and over the course of the film they become trusted confidants and even friends as they each try to work through the demons in their personal lives that have brought them out into the mountains for the summer. The film, however, tries so hard to be existential and contemplative that the subtext and unspoken messages are too muddied to take the viewer in any direction. All in all, Prince Avalanche is too thin on substance to be an engaging feature-length film and would have been better suited as a short film, as it moves too slowly making 90 minutes feel more like 180.
Bottom Line: Prince Avalanche feels as though it were made for critics to drool over and not for viewers to engage with. Skip it, much better options on Netflix right now.
Rating: 2/5

Jordan – Can’t Buy Me Love (1987):
I love high school teen romantic comedies. I don’t know why, but I do. Can’t Buy Me Love starts with Ronald (Patrick Dempsey aka McDreamy on “Grey’s Anatomy”) as the biggest nerd in school. He mows lawns during the summer while all the popular kids get to blow their parents money on clothes at the mall. Cindy (Amanda Peterson) is the most popular girl in school. In comes the She’s All That plot line. Ronald pays Cindy to pretend to be his girlfriend for one month. Slowly, they become friends and Cindy falls for Ronald. But Ronald falls for popularity.
It’s a fun movie. Great laughs, great characters, and always fun seeing the current heartthrob in his dorky teenager days. It’s definitely kick back and relax movie. Like on a Saturday when you’re cleaning your house. Bonus: it was filmed in Arizona, and that’s always a plus in my book.
Bottom Line: Not as iconic as Clueless, but would be great as a part of a high-school-movie marathon.
Rating: 3/5


What have you been watching on Netflix lately?

First French Friday – Netflix Reviews

Without consulting each other, we all picked movies this week very closely related to France: an American family relocated to France, the French resistance in East Germany, and a French-language film.

But that’s where the similarities end.

Check out our reviews of what we found on Netflix this month!

Jordan – The Family (2013):
Run Time: 111 minutes
Rated: R (For violence, language, and brief sexuality.)
Directed By: Luc Besson
I had no idea what I wanted to watch this week, but luckily the Netflix algorithm came to save the day! The Family is the story of Giovanni Manzoni (Robert De Niro), a former mob boss in Brooklyn. He rats on his former friends and is relocated to Normandy under witness protection. His family (Michelle Pfeiffer, Dianna Agron, John D’Leo) are having trouble fitting in as well. In the first half hour of the movie, Dad buries a body, Mom burns down a convenience store, Sister beats up a creeper, and Brother takes over the cigarette sales at school. Overall, the plot is fun, engaging, sarcastic, and action-packed. You’re rooting for this family the whole time, even though a priest does call them “the incarnation of evil.”
Bottom Line: Don’t take it too seriously and I think you’ll enjoy it too. Unlike Rotten Tomatoes…
Rating: 4/5

Kurtis – Top Secret! (1984):
Run Time: 95 minutes
Rated: PG
Directed By: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, and Jerry Zucker
Top Secret! was added to Netflix on May 1 and it’s definitely cause for spoof-lovers to rejoice. Top Secret! is the second major film from Jim Abrahams and David Zucker, the directors of Airplane! and follows along the same lines. It’s a combination of an Elvis-style film and a WWII spy movie but it touches on multiple different movie types perfectly. The great thing about this movie is that it features plenty of music spoofs as well, as American Rock Star Nick Rivers (Val Kilmer) is in Germany on a goodwill tour. Rivers falls in love with Hillary Flammond whose father is being held captive by the Germans. The two join with the French Resistance to rescue Dr. Flammond from prison. It’s a bit juvenile and the jokes are pretty simple, but that’s some of the allure of this style of spoof film, right? Abrahams and Zucker are able to create a great, silly atmosphere that allows over the top and simple gags to land perfectly and move on to the next one. This has got to be one of the great comedic classics and is a must-watch for fans of Airplane!, The Naked Gun, or the Police Academy movies. The simplicity and desperation of the story keep Top Secret! from becoming one of those movies you watch multiple times a year or a movie that you would just put on whenever you wanted to watch a movie (a movie like Spaceballs or Dumb and Dumber for me, personally) but it’s still a solid spoof that fans of the genre will enjoy.
Bottom Line: You need to take advantage of its availability on Netflix if you’ve never seen the movie, as the gags are really well done and Val Kilmer is perfect in the role. Just don’t expect this to become your new favorite movie.
Rating: 3/5

Morgan – The Intouchables (2011):
Run Time: 113minutes
Rated: R (For language and some drug use.)
Directed By: Olivier Nakache and Éric Toledano
If you’re home on a Friday night with no plans (aka reading this right now) I want you to stop what you’re doing and go watch this movie right now. Okay, after you finish reading this. The Intouchables is an incredible story of a very rich and very French quadriplegic who is in need of a caretaker. He ends up hiring Driss, and eventually they form a friendship and bond that is so unique and wonderfully told that you can’t help but be touched. The film unfolds so perfectly, making you truly fall in love with these characters and feel such a range of emotions. I had no expectations when I first watched this movie, and it quickly made its way into my top favorites. It’s the type of movie that you really won’t understand how amazing it is until you see it for yourself.
Bottom Line: Just a heads up, it’s in French with subtitles. And it’s still amazing. Even if that’s not your thing, it’s a must see.
Rating: 5/5

Read some of our other Netflix reviews!

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First Friday – Redbox Reviews

Another month, another rental! We watch the movies, so you don’t have to waste your money (and if you’re like me, it’s usually around 3 times what I planned by the time I remember to return it).

Kurtis – Inside Llewyn Davis:
Inside Llewyn Davis follows a week in the life of Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac) battling the New York winter as he searches for success as a folk singer in 1961. His life is a tragedy: his former musical partner has committed suicide, his solo album is underperforming (to say the least) due in part to an incompetent manager, and he’s bouncing around his friend’s couches to escape the cold of winter. When he needs money right away to help his friend’s girlfriend (Carey Mulligan) get an abortion (because she and Llewyn had sex behind her boyfriend’s back) he opts out of getting royalties for a song that’s sure to be a hit. Just another bump along the road for the seemingly cursed Davis. The movie features scene after scene of Llewyn’s life unraveling all around him, and the Coen brothers (Fargo, The Big Lebowski, No Country for Old Men) seem content to give Davis no semblance of hope, no silver lining. While the cinematography is absolutely beautiful and the songs for the film fit perfectly with a sadness and sweetness that only folk music can provide, the story fails the viewer by hitting just one depressing note. For me, the fact that you walk away from the movie without a resolution, which at times can be a great filmmaking device, leaves the whole thing feeling empty.
Bottom Line: It’s as if the Coen’s were just really hellbent on ruining the viewer’s day by refusing to provide even a glimmer of success or happiness for the film’s main character. BUT they should be commended for making you care so much for Davis in the first place.
Rating: 2.5/5

Bryson – Blue Jasmine:
Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine follows the story of a rich, Manhattan housewife, played by Cate Blanchett, whose life seemingly crumbles from beneath her. Jasmine depicts the disasters that life can unfortunately bring and shows how it affects the people that surround it. A movie based on relationships and the things that come with it; Woody Allen will have you on an emotional roller coaster throughout. As Allen shows his amazing writing and directing skills, Blue Jasmine wouldn’t be what it is without Jasmine herself. Blanchett delivers an exhilarating performance, which often can overpower the story, and will have you enthralled with the mess of a character she plays. Blanchett’s acting allows one to get past Allen’s slow moving style as well as the flaws that the movie may give. Blue Jasmine won’t leave you jumping for joy or even at least satisfied but it will certainly leave you with the reality of life itself and the sometimes unavoidable pain it may bring.
Bottom Line: A movie worth seeing just for Blanchett’s Oscar winning performance but also for the way Woody Allen depicts how relationships shape our lives; for good or bad.
Rating: 4/5

Jordan – The Bling Ring:
To be honest, I only picked this movie because of Emma Watson. And she portrays someone entirely opposite of Hermione Granger. The Bling Ring tells a fictionalized version of true events. In 2008, a group of friends who would cyber stalk celebrities, and then break into their houses while they were on vacation. They steal clothing and other personal items, but never enough to be noticed. The premise is pretty simple, and even though I’ve never seen a Sofia Coppola movie, I doubt this is her best work. I will say to her credit that she knows how to contrast the adult lifestyle the Bling Ring emulates and how childish they really are. They want to wear heels like Paris Hilton and snort coke in their sports car, but the moment they get in trouble, they cry for their mommys.
Bottom Line: This feels more like a reality TV special than a movie. But that’s probably what the real Bling Ring would want.
Rating: 2/5

Morgan – Enough Said:
While looking through the Redbox options this week, nothing seemed to strike much interest. That’s why this movie was a pleasant surprise. The plot is simple. It’s the story of a divorced mom, Eva, who simultaneously starts dating Albert (Gandolfini) and becomes friends with his ex-wife. Eva’s friendship with the ex-wife causes her to second guess her relationship with Albert, and slowly sabotage it. The dialogue, one of the movie’s great strengths, was witty and right on point. Enough Said was funny and clever, without being unrealistic. I liked it because most romantic comedies make getting involved with someone again seem so much easier and happier than it really is.
Bottom Line: It’s really cute, but not really a date night movie. It’s a really great movie to watch with your mom.
Rating: 3.5/5

“First” Friday – Netflix Reviews

As you know, once a month we give you reviews of movies that you can rent from Redbox or watch on Netflix. Because staying at home is just better than going out.
Check out what we watched this week!

Morgan – Like Crazy:
This week I watched the movie Like Crazy. It came out in 2011 and for me  it was one of those movies that you’re kind of interested in seeing, but you never actually end up seeing. And then every time you see or hear something about it, you remember that you wanted to see but you still don’t, and then feel some sort of strange connection to it. Or is that just me..? SO, after three years of growing anticipation (sort of) I found that it was good, but not quite what I expected. It’s the story of two students who fall in love, but the girl violates the rules of her visa, and is sent back to England. They try long distance as they start working and growing as different people and are on and off like Ross and Rachel. It’s one of those movies where things happen but you don’t see them happen; you find out that they happened through the dialogue.
Bottom Line: Overall I liked it and am glad I watched it, even though the ending was terrible. Bonus: Jennifer Lawrence.
Rating: 2.5/5

Jordan – Stuck in Love:
This is a movie that I stumbled upon just through pure luck (and Netflix algorithms), but I’m pretty sure I’ve suggested it to at least a dozen people already. Stuck in Love focuses on the family dynamic after a very messy divorce. Greg Kinnear is a popular writer, who has his children keep journals to develop their own writing. Jennifer Connelly, his ex-wife, cheated on him and is now living with her boyfriend. Their college-aged daughter (Lily Collins – The Mortal Instruments) has her first book published, starts falling for the nice guy (Logan Lerman – The Perks of Being a Wallflower), and refuses to acknowledge her mom’s existence. The sixteen-year-old son (Nat Wolff – The Fault in Our Stars) is just starting to experience life for himself, mainly by dating his drug addict crush. It’s essentially “Parenthood” in movie form (you know, other than Parenthood).
Bottom Line: Good for those into family dramas. But it’s also rated R, so not the choice for the whole family.
Rating: 4/5

Kurtis – Side Effects:
For this week’s Netflix review, I watched a largely overlooked film from 2013, Side Effects (starring Jude Law, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Channing Tatum). Side Effects is a drama that flirts with suspense as it explores the role of prescription medication in Emily’s (Rooney Mara) murder of her husband (Tatum). Her new psychiatrist (Law) is put in the cross hairs for not recognizing Emily’s change in behavior and he sets out to prove there’s more going on below the surface. This one is marketed as a thriller, and I’d say it fails to live up to that moniker, but it stands as a solid movie with an interesting story. The directing is great, there’s some really interesting camera angles and effects used throughout to enhance a movie surrounding psychiatric care. The acting is average, with Rooney Mara standing out in her manipulative role as a troubled wife. Altogether interesting, I can see why it has popular reviews amongst critics and viewers but there’s enough lacking to explain why it went to Netflix so quickly. Also, there’s a weird lesbian story line between Zeta-Jones and Mara that seemed to be thrown in for no real reason.
Bottom Line: Don’t go out of your way to watch this one, but if you’re looking for a solid movie on a night in, you won’t be disappointed.
Rating: 3/5

Bryson – The Silence of the Lambs:
By now, The Silence of the Lambs is considered a classic. It has been for years now and deservedly so. When it comes to movies though, the word “classic” can be thrown around like a beach ball at a Nickelback concert… ha, classic. Except this movie has all the needed ingredients for an American masterpiece. First, it won the big five: picture, actor, actress, director, and screenplay. Second, the acting of Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster make this thriller so intoxicating and believable all at the same time. Then there’s the directing of Jonathan Demme which constantly keeps us on the edge of our seats by perfectly combining the skills of Hopkins and Foster as well as Thomas Harris’ bestselling storyline. The Silence of the Lambs redefined the term thriller 23 years ago and there’s no doubt this classic will be loved for the next 23 and beyond.
Bottom Line: It isn’t much fun for the casual movie-goer but if you like horror-thrillers and appreciate great movie craftsmanship you won’t can’t miss this.
Rating: 5/5

What have you been watching on Netflix? Binging on any good shows/movies?

First Friday – Redbox Reviews

Bryson – Prisoners:
Prisoners is a movie about a man in search of his abducted daughter while at the same time fighting both internal and external forces. Dark and heavy, Prisoners won’t give you that happy-go-lucky Friday night Redbox movie you might be looking for. Instead it gives you a challenging and sometimes uncomfortable viewing that keeps you on the edge of your seat at all times. It sports an all-star cast set with Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal and Paul Dano who all do an amazing job of wrapping us into this powerful story. Beautifully shot and superbly directed, Prisoners is a challenging yet strangely satisfying movie.
Bottom Line: Not even close to a comfortable viewing and definitely not a movie for everyone, Prisoners is still worthy of a rent for most.
Rating: 4/5

Kurtis – The Purge:
This one might not be in Redbox much longer so hustle up if you want to catch it. This week I rented The Purge starring Ethan Hawke. The Purge came out late last year to less-than-stellar reviews from critics and audiences, and they weren’t too far off. The story follows a family through a 12 hour time set up by the government during which all crime
is legal. Hawke’s family is locked up in an ultra secure home in a quiet neighborhood to protect themselves from the crime happening outside but their hopes of a peaceful night quickly fades as their son lets in a homeless man who’s being hunted down by a group of purgers. The group threatens to break in and kill everyone inside if the homeless man isn’t returned to them and the family is faced with a difficult moral decision. It’s really a disappointing take on the classic thriller plot line where you never feel scared, never feel on edge, you’re just kind of waiting for things to be over. The bright spot in this movie is Rhys Wakefield’s role as the smiling, polite leader of the group threatening to murder Hawke’s family. His wry smile is just unsettling, considering what he wants to do to everyone inside the house.
Bottom Line: It is what it is. A boring attempt at a thriller that has no clear purpose or direction. Recommended only for those of us that can know a horror movie’s going to be bad and still find enjoyment in it, but that’s about it.
Rating: 2.5/5

Morgan – R.I.P.D.:
Before I even rented this movie I knew it was going to be terrible. But I thought I’d give it a try because 1: Jeff Bridges and 2: Ryan Reynolds. Turns out, you should trust your instincts. Summed up, this movie was a semi-interesting idea that was poorly executed, with a plethora of cheesy lines and terrible graphics. It makes me wonder how, or if, this movie made any money at all. I’m sure I could look it up, but I’m too lazy. But this movie was so awful that it compelled me to write my review immediately, so I wouldn’t forget how bad it was. And that’s saying a lot, considering how much of a procrastinator I am. Also, Kevin Bacon as the bad guy. I mean, come on.
Bottom Line: I would’ve been super angry if I spent money on this in the theatre. $1.20 still might be too much. Not worth your time. Unless you find a way to turn it into a drinking game.
Rating: 1.5/5 (Only because I HAD to give it more than Only God Forgives.)

Jordan – The World’s End:
The final installment in the Three Flavors Cornetto Trilogy, directed by Edgar Wright and starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. The World’s End starts out with a simple premise: Simon Pegg’s character is stuck in the past and needs to get the gang back together. His four former best friends humor him and go to their hometown for one last pub crawl. However, aliens attack! I felt totally underwhelmed when the aliens finally arrive. Sure, the action scenes are insane and well-crafted, but I don’t think it forgives the plot. Maybe I’m wrong for thinking “These characters have no grief!” or “How did it end so crazy when it started so normal?”
Bottom Line: I think I’m in the minority with my opinion (critics on Rotten Tomatoes love it). If you like Bill and Ted and Shaun of the Dead, you’ll probably like this too.
Rating: 3/5