Joseph Gordon-Levitt

The Night Before (2015)

The Night Before (2015)

Director:

Jonathan Levine

Starring:

Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Seth Rogan

Anthony Mackie

Jillian Bell

Plot:

On Christmas eve, three lifelong friends, two of whom are Jewish, spend the night in New York City looking for the Holy Grail of Christmas parties.

Review:

I love rated R Christmas movies, not sure why but I do. I liked The Night Before, but it wasn’t as good as the Harold and Kumar Christmas movie or even Four Christmases. I thought they should have eased off the serious stuff and just embraced the three friends going on one last crazy Christmas Eve before they accepted adulthood. That would have been funnier. Instead there was a steroids sideline and a whole getting over dead parents thing. The baby thing was actually funny, maybe they should have stayed that light and ridiculous with the other plotlines.

There were several funny moments and it was a nice holiday movie, but I felt like it could have been better.

3.5/5

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)

Sin City

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)

Director:

Frank Miller & Robert Rodriguez

Starring:

Mickey Rourke

Jessica Alba

Josh Brolin

Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Plot:

Some of Sin City’s most hard-boiled citizens cross paths with a few of its more reviled inhabitants.

Review:

So Sin City has a lot of nostalgia attached to it. It was the movie my husband and I went to see on our first date. So we were both looking forward to a sequel, for the last nine years.

Personally I think they shouldn’t have waited so long to make a sequel. The actors were noticeable older and the fact that they didn’t/couldn’t get the original actors for a few parts sucked.

That being said I liked the look and feel of the movie. The action scenes were great and, even though Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s character was stupid, I liked his story line.

Men are weak in Sin City. They may be able to beat the shit out of people but the real power are the women.

Least favorite part of the movie was the Dame. In a movie filled with over dramatic characters she stood out and I didn’t like her.

My husband summed the movie up when he said it was a cautionary tale of men thinking with their penises.

3/5