John Leguizamo

American Ultra (2015)

American-Ultra

American Ultra (2015)

Director:

Nima Nourizadeh

Starring:

Jesse Eisenberg

Kristen Stewart

Connie Britton

John Leguizamo

Plot:

A stoner – who is in fact a government agent – is marked as a liability and targeted for extermination. But he’s too well-trained and too high for them to handle.

Review:

Ummm… this movie was fairly unremarkable. It had it’s funny moments and it was amusing seeing Jesse Eisenberg somehow fight people. Other than that, though, there wasn’t much.

The story was interesting enough. The acting was good. I just, I don’t know, it didn’t grab me. It wasn’t bad. It wasn’t good. It was there.

3/5

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Chef (2014)

chef

Chef (2014)

Director:

Jon Favreau

Starring:

Jon Favreau

John Leguizamo

Scarlett Johansson

Robert Downy Jr.

Plot:

A chef who loses his restaurant job starts up a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise, while piecing back together his estranged family.

Review:

Food porn. So much food porn. It was amazing, but this is coming from a person that can spend hours watching Food Network.

The story was as much about a man getting his culinary groove back as it was about him reconnecting with his son. I could see why some people might find it slow, there’s a lot of shots of food and cooking, but it looked amazing. So much wonderful food. Yummy.

I liked the movie but I wouldn’t recommend it to someone who doesn’t care about cooking.

4/5

*Watched this again recently and liked it just as much. If you aren’t hungry after watching this you’re doing it wrong.