Kickass 2

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Director: Jeff Wadlow
Screenwriter: Jeff Wadlow
Genre: Comedy, Action

Kick-ass (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and Hit-girl (Chloë Grace Moretz) are back – armed with even more violence and blood in this sequel. The story line picks up right after the first movie leaves off. The kicks and punches are up close and personal to the audience, so you wouldn’t be able to miss anything. Though the first movie was heavy handed with satire, the sequel has a more straightforward feel to it with intense blood splattering scenes. Just like the first, it’s filled with ridiculously hilarious one liners and some leather bondage. Overall, the movie itself is a decent standalone flick, but with the backing of the Kickass franchise, it’s worth going to see. Oh, and wait until the end of the credits.

White House Down V.S. Olympus Has Fallen

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Director: Roland Emmerich                          Director: Antoine Fuqua
Screenwriters: James Vanderbuilt              Screenwriters: Creighton Rothenberg
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller                       Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller

Summer is full of nothing but fun times at the pool, melting ice cream, and patriotic movies. What more could anyone want! This summer has brought just that. While both movies take a similar concept, it is hard not to compare. Now without giving too many spoilers away, you’ll be comparing theme side by side at your local Redbox. Both have plenty of violence, guns and explosions but one clearly has a higher death rate. And that movie is Olympus Has Fallen (OHF for short). Though as a Channing Tatum fan, of course we find him handsome to look at in White House Down (WHD for short). But I found his acting a bit flat on the big screen this time. Jamie Foxx who plays President Sawyer on the other hand was funny and entertaining to watch. I have to give it to OHF because on one does action better than my man Gerard Butler. So I can fully say in my opinion Olympus Has Fallen supremely surpasses the lesser White House Down.

The Hangover: Part 3

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Director: Todd Phillips
Screenwriter: Todd Phillips, Craig Mazin
Genre: Comedy

As excited as we were for The Hangover: Part 3, we were also a little weary. Because the original was really good, but the sequel was just as disappointing. So we were nervous as we sat down for Part 3. The trailer looked genuinely funny – but were those the only funny parts? It was not as bad as we were expecting, but it wasn’t side-spliting funny either. We were almost constantly laughing but it was not because the jokes were that funny. It was because we were bombarded with joke after joke. We were disappointed that the storyline did not involve a bacholer party like the two previous movies. However, Mr. Chow (Ken Jeong) is a major player, making for some very funny scenes. We were overjoyed at this development because he is unarguably the most hilarious of all the characters. Without Chow and Alan (Zach Galifianakis) there wouldn’t be a hangover at all. The ending came to a concrete close, so there doesn’t seem to be any hangovers in the foreseeable future.

Freaks and Geeks

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Directors: Jake Kasdan, Judd Apatow, etc.
Screenwriters: Paul Feig, Judd Apatow, Mike White, etc.
Genre: Comedy

This comedy show only ran from 1999 until 2000 but has a huge fan base, probably because it is one of the best comedy television series to be on TV. James Franco, Linda Cardellini, Seth Rogen, and Jason Segel star in this tribute to the outcasts of high school. These stars are all well known today for their starring roles in comedies such as This is The End, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, and Knocked Up. But this is where they got their start. The storyline takes place during the 80’s and centers around two very different high school cliques, the freaks and the geeks. The show follows their hilarious blunders in trying to fit in, trying NOT to fit in, and growing up. Amidst their amusing slip-ups are real life lessons about making mistakes, family, and love. All of the actors do an amazing job in portraying the teenage angst that everyone experiences during the rough years of high school. Be expecting to see some famailar faces if you check it out, including a very young Shia LaBeouf in one episode. Unfortunately the show only aired for one season, but lucky for us – it’s on netflix! And that is why it’s one of our NETFLIX WHAT TO WATCH.