Monthly Archives: December 2016

Love the Coopers (2015)

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The movie is an American Christmas comedy movie of director Jessie Nelson with writer Steven Rogers. The movie was released by Lionsgate and generally received negative reviews with a grossed amount of $42 million.


The Cast Lists:

*Alan Arkin played as Bucky                                        *Timothée Chalamet played as Charlie

*Alex Borstein played as Angie                                    *Blake Baumgartner played as Madison

*John Goodman played as Sam                                    *Ed Helms played as Hank

*Diane Keaton played as Charlotte                             *Jake Lacy played as Joe

*Anthony Mackie played as Percy Williams             *Marisa Tomei played as Emma

*Amanda Seyfried played as the waitress                 *June Squibb aunt Fishy

*Olivia Wilde played as Eleanor


The Story Line:

As Sam and Charlotte were to divorce after their forty years of matrimony, Charlotte wanted to have just one last Christmas where everyone in her family will be there to enjoy, and to remember it being the ideal complete Christmas before they will announce their agreement for separation or divorce.

All throughout the show, scenes swings to unlike situations from the Cooper clan. Hank is presently getting better from his divorce with his wife Angie, and attempts to search for a new job right after being swap as a family photographer by a photographer machine, and that’s make him no longer wanted. Charlotte and Sam take Hank’s daughter, Madison and aunt Fishy to run some tasks like Christmas shopping. But the still couple lost Madison within a store and must appear in front to take her when she suddenly says a phrase, “You two were such a dick”. Eleanor waited for her flight in the airport and locates an Army soldier, Joe. The two of them talk about their unlike point of views and attitude on relationships. Eleanor doesn’t want to be involves in a relationship due to the hardship and burden it may give her, and she also told this to everybody together with her parents, who also believes that she must be in a relationship. Then, Eleanor encourages him at last to go home with her, and they will act as if he is her boyfriend for the coming Christmas so her parents will then be pleased.

A local female diner waitress is the good buddy of Bucky, a regular old-fashioned senior client who takes pleasure of her company, but has been in an argument with him since she did not told him that it will be her last day of work and will then move to the other diner for a total fresh change. Charlie, Hank’s older child makes a move with his crush Lauren, and when he kissed her, an introvert police official, Percy Williams arrested Emma, Charlotte’s sister, right after trying to steal a jewel by placing it inside her mouth. Going versus a protocol, Percy goes down with the discussion Emma begins, which ended in his revelation of his homosexuality.


The Writers’ View:

The movie was pleasantly surprising by the great collection of cast in this film. Each major character had their story that will surely make you laugh or touch your heart. I believe that Diane Keaton plays her character well and did a really good in this movie. The other two that stood out in this movie were Olivia Wilde and Marisa Tomei and each of their charm had their time in the movie so it doesn’t seem like there is someone that has been left out in the movie. Although, it’s not an ideal Christmas movie but still, it is worth watching for the coming Holiday season with your family beside you.


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Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (2015)

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The movie is a comedy one written by Josh Heald and directed by Steve Pink. The film is a continuation of the 2010 movie of the same name. The movie grossed a sum of around $13.1 million.


The Cast Lists:

Bruce Buffer played as Himself

Clark Duke played as Jacob Dorchen

Rob Corddry played as Lou Dorchen

Chevy Chase played as Hot Tub Repairman

Bianca Haase played as Sophie

Josh Heald played as Terry

Jason D. Jones played as Gary Winkle

Gillian Jacobs played as Jill

Gretchen Koerner played as Susan

Lisa Loeb played as herself

Kumail Nanjiani played as Brad

Craig Robinson played as Nick Webber

Kellee Stewart played as Courtney

Adam Scott played as Adam Jr. (Adam Yates Stedmeyer)

Collette Wolfe played as Kelly Dorchen

Jessica Williams played as herself


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The Story

After five years from the initial movie, Nick Webber and Lou Dorchen have been the rich and famous, and Lou turned out to be a multi-billionaire and then, Nick is a famous music vocalist. At Lou’s festive party, Lou was being shot in the groin. Nick and Lou’s son, Jacob pull him to the sizzling tub time machine and started it in order to return in time to hunt and halt the killer. Upon waking up, they discovered themselves 10 years forward in the future, where it happened that Jacob takes charge of Lou’s mansion. Right after shaping up that they are in an exchange timeline where the murderer of Lou is from the future, they move to their pal Adam Yates’s house, only to encounter his son Adam Jr. whom is committed to a girl known as Jill.

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Lou thinks that his rival Gary Winkle was the real killer, but, he learns Gary really created his personal luck on most land Lou might have bought. They gathered at Gary’s disco, where Adam Jr. intake hallucinogens at his first time. The following day, they were at the famous TV diversion show Choozy Doozy, where participant Nick is obliged to have essential real sex with a man. Lou recommended the idea, he’s required to partake, but assisted with his lifeline, to exchange with Adam Jr. Jacob turned out to be disheartened with the misfortunes and departed from the crowd to get drunk at Gary’s nightspot and caused his suicide by jumping off into the high building. Lou creates amends with him and stop off the suicide attempt.

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The Writers View

The first movie of Hot Tub Time Machine was raunchy, really funny, had the four leads that you get devoted into, and narrates an interesting story. The ending of it, left with wanting more, so I had this idea that the sequel would be even better or at least the same. When John Cusack was not in the movie, the excitement goes down and then finally seeing the trailer, and proving me right, but still giving the benefit of the doubt. The film invented that there was a plot, but it was a justification of gross out jokes. Adam Scott is also funny in some scenes being the son of Cusack, but he still appears out of place. Rob Corddry is a bit awful with the wrong jokes; his craziness was felt by the writers. He can be an effective comedian if provided with the perfect blend of jokes. Clark Duke and Craig Robinson are totally boring.