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Monday, 25 January 2016 09:19

MOVIE REVIEWS - New From This Weekend

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A few flicks came out this weekend, and both fizzled horribly.  Let's look at the damage.


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Dirty Grandpa 

It is hard to fathom that the great Robert DeNiro made this movie.  Dirty Grandpa stars DeNiro and Zac Ephron.  This is the story of a very, dirty old man who hangs out with this young grandson in Florida, all the while doing as many drugs as possible and trying to get lucky with college aged young women.  All who seem want to sleep with him. -Right!  This did not screen for critics and after seeing it, you can see why. This is just wrong.

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The list is endless of things I saw in this movie that somehow I am going to try to figure out how to un-see so I can finally eat again without heaving.  And they ain't pretty.  Truth is, DeNiro has reinvented himself in comedy for the past number of years and at times has been incredibly funny. This though shows just how far from the great, great work he has done.   He really was in a bunch of great movies.  

Dirty Grandpa. This is vile.  Just awful.

The 5th Wave 

I like Chloe Grace Moretz.  She is a really nice young actress that can, and has done great work.  I loved every frame of her in The Equalizer and others.  And she's good here.  It's just a shame this script is so insulting. 

The 5th Wave is the latest "end of the world" flick of which we are simply over saturated with.  This is supposed to be a series clearly, as it is set up for more. Featuring a strong young woman in the lead ALA Hunger Games, Twilight, and Divergent. But this is silly, and so incredibly predictable there was no one in the theater that didn't know what was coming next.  After a few compelling minutes this falls into the really bad realm and cannot recover.

I hope Moretz has better projects on the horizon, as she is really a wonderful young actress. But this reeks of been there, done that long before, and way better.

The 5th Wave.  Please stop!


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