Comedy

Ghosted (2017-?)

Ghosted (2017-?)

Network:

Fox

Starring:

Craig Robinson

Adam Scott

Ally Walker

Plot:

A skeptic is forced to work with a firm believer of the paranormal on unexplained occurrences in Los Angeles.

Review:

I waited until I’d watched the second episode to write my review because the pilot seemed really rushed, like it wanted to set everything up in the first thirty minute episode so that the rest of the season could be more focused. I’m not sure if it accomplished that goal, but the second episode was less rushed, however it still felt short. Maybe it’s because the concept as a comedy is new to me? I’m not sure.

The pilot had some funny moments, but it was mainly world and character building. The second episode was a bit funnier, but I still don’t think they’ve quiet hit their stride.

I love Craig Robinson and Adam Scott so even though I’m still unsure about this show I’m going to stick it out and hope it gets better.

3/5

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Hitch (2005)

Hitch (2005)

Director:

Andy Tennant

Starring:

Will Smith

Eva Mendes

Kevin James

Plot:

While helping his latest client woo the fine lady of his dreams, a professional “date doctor” finds that his game doesn’t quite work on the gossip columnist with whom he’s smitten.

Review:

I like this type of romantic comedy. It doesn’t require any kind of thought, it’s funny and silly, and never gets too deep. It’s nice to chill out too while you’re doing something else.

Will Smith’s character, ‘Hitch,’ is a sort of pickup artist, only he’s not a douchebag out for one thing, he’s trying to help other guys get noticed by their crushes. It’s something that could very easily go down a dark path, but I don’t feel like it ever does. He doesn’t force these women into dating the guys, he just gets the women to notice them, and then coaches the men on how to not let themselves get in the way. He tells them to listen and basically teaches them not to be that guy that can’t move past the fact that they’re finally out on a date with the person they’ve been mooning over. He gives good advice and it’s up to them to follow it and since the guys have paid a decent amount of money and actually love the girl they follow it.

The movie is about what happens when this smooth man that can hook other guys up can’t get anything to work right with the woman he likes but it works anyway. It’s silly and predictable but fun and I like it.

3.5/5

 

Central Intelligence (2016)

Central Intelligence (2016)

Director:

Rawson Marshall Thurber

Starring:

Dwayne Johnson

Kevin Hart

Danielle Nicolet

Plot:

After he reconnects with an awkward pal from high school through Facebook, a mild-mannered accountant is lured into the world of international espionage.

Review:

I was looking for just a dumb comedy and I happen to like Dwayne Johnson so figured why not. I was happy that there weren’t any short jokes for Kevin Hart, instead they just did more physical jokes on that side of things. It was an improvement.

However, in all honestly, I didn’t laugh until the very end of the movie with the end credits bloopers. It was an amusing movie, but nothing really remarkable about it.

3/5

Silicon Valley Season 1 (2014-?)

Silicon Valley Season 1 (2014-?)

Network:

HBO

Creator:

Mike Judge

John Altshuler

Dave Krinsky

Starring:

Thomas Middleditch

T.J. Miller

Josh Brener

Plot:

Follows the struggle of Richard Hendricks, a silicon valley engineer trying to build his own company called Pied Piper

Review:

I’ve wanted to watch this show for a while, but have a hard time paying for a premium channel for only a handful of shows that I only kind of want to watch. Using Amazons free 7 day trial though I was finally able to watch and I’m pretty sure we’re going to end up paying for at least one month of the service.

Anyway, watching this with my husband he and I both kept saying just how true to life everything was. Neither of us has worked in Silicon Valley, but we’ve both worked in and for tech companies. I’ve never met programmers quiet as awkward as Richard, Thomas Middleditch, most of the ones I knew were total douche bags, but I could see pieces of him in a collection of men so it’s not unrealistic.

From the very beginning I just knew he was going to be taken advantage of and I was screaming at the screen for him not to do things, my mothering instinct is very strong lol, but I was pleasantly surprised by the ending of the first season. Things didn’t work out perfectly, but they did work out. I like that, I like having hope, and not just a constant dumping ground of everything going wrong.

Also, this show is freaking hilarious, that last episode especially. Looking forward to watching the rest of the seasons available.

4/5

Bad Boys II (2003)

Bad Boys II (2003)

Director:

Michael Bay

Starring:

Will Smith

Martin Lawrence

Plot:

Two loose-cannon narcotics cops investigate the flow of Ecstasy into Florida from a Cuban drug cartel.

Review:

I didn’t plan to watch this movie, but flipping through streaming services it appeared and I couldn’t not watch it. This is really Will Smith at his peak, him and Lawrence were great together. I didn’t plan on watching the full thing, but each time I started to turn it off something funny would keep me watching. I love the marriage of comedy and action. My husband says that this is the best Michael Bay movie and I think I agree with him.

4/5