Monthly Archives: November 2017

Keeping Up with the Joneses (2016)

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The film is an action comedy movie by director Greg Mottola and with writer Michael LeSieur. The movie follows the suburban couple who started to suspect their latest neighbors were secret agents.


The Cast List:

Zach Galifianakis played as Jeff Gaffney, Mikey and Patrick’s father and Karen’s husband

Henry Boston played as Patrick Gaffney, Mikey’s brother

Isla Fisher played as Karen Gaffney, Mikey and Patrick’s mother and Jeff’s wife

Gal Gadot played as Natalie Jones, a secret agent, Karen’s friend and Tim’s wife.

Jon Hamm played as Tim Jones, a friend of Jeff and Natalie’s husband.

Maribeth Monroe played as Meg Craverston, the wife of Dan

Jack McQuaid played as Mikey Gaffney, Patrick’s brother

Patton Oswalt played as Bruce Springstine or Scorpion

Matt Walsh played as Dan Craverston, the husband of Meg

Kevin Dunn played as Carl Pronger

Michael Liu played as Yang

Ari Shaffir played as Oren

Jona Xiao played as Stacey Chung


The Story Line:

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Jeff Gaffney was employed as the Human Resources specialists at a Defense contractor corporation named as MBI that is based in Atlanta. Jeff with his wife Karen dwells in a nice cul-de-sac together with their two sons, who were away for the summer camp. They are making an acquaintance with their two latest neighbors, Tim and Natalie Jones. Tim works as a travel writer with hobbies that had glassblowing, while Natalie is a philanthropist, a cooking blogger and one social media consultant. They are mutually good-looking, stylish, and accomplished yet exaggeratedly friendly with Gaffneys.

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Karen begins having suspicious with the Joneses because she catches Tim punch around the den of Jeff during the neighborhood block party, and then observe Natalie making what seemed to be like a fatal drop in the café. Karen followed Natalie going to the mall, and Natalie confronted her at the dressing room, defusing the circumstances with some ladies bonding. In the mean time, Tim invited Jeff to the underground Chinese bistro, where Jeff is drinking snake wine and was bitten by the severed snake skull, obliging Tim to rescue his life. In replace, Jeff brings Tim to the indoor skydiving, the ardor of his that nobody from his friends share. Through all the way, Tim attempted to have Jeff speaks regarding his coworkers in the office. One evening, with the assistance of Natalie, Tim slips to the MBI construction and check over with Jeff’s emails.


The Writers View:

This kind of comedy film is different from the other. No actual plot twist is too surprising, including their final joke. But still, there are lots of funny moments viewing it, since most of their jokes were really character driven, and these characters were written and performed well. Gal Gadot acquires the powerful lady with the menacing appearance, nailed into the teeth, and was a bit less credible when she needs to be subtle or sensitive. It does not usually take place in movies, so it is not that big thing, but there were few moments wherein she has off character.


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Moana (2016)

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The film is a 3D computer-animated fantasy-adventure and musical movie produced in the Animation Studios of Walt Disney. It is directed by John Musker and Ron Clements, with co-directors Chris Williams and Don Hall.


The Cast List:

Auli’i Cravalho played as Moana, a 16-years old daughter from the village chief Sina and Tui, who was selected by the ocean to reinstate the core of Te Fiti.

Puanani Cravalho played as the Villager No. 2 and Auli’i’s mother

Jemaine Clement played as Tamatoa, the giant wealth-hoarding the coconut crab from the Lalotai

Rachel House played as Tala, grandmother of Moana. Like Moana, Tala allocates an ardor for the ocean

Dwayne Johnson played as Maui, the legendary shape-shifting demigod that sets off Moana to her trip.

Temuera Morrison played as Tui, overprotective father of Moana and Tala’s son, head of Motunui Island

Nicole Scherzinger played as Sina, Tui’s wife and Moana’s mother

Tudyk played the voice of Villager No. 3, whom suggested cooking Heihei

Alan Tudyk played as Heihei, the pet rooster of Moana

Louise Bush played as the younger Moana

Christopher Jackson played as Tui’s humming voice

Oscar Kightley played as the fisherman

Troy Polamalu played as the Villager No. 1


The Story Line:

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On a Polynesian island of the Motunui, the population worships a goddess named Te Fiti, who gives life to the ocean by the pounamu stone being her heart and a supply of her power. Maui, master of sailing, and the shapeshifting demigod, stole the heart to provide the humanity with the energy of creation. But, Te Fiti crumbled, and Maui was harassed by Te Kā, the volcanic demon, dropping mutually the heart and his magical large fishhook to the depths.

After a millennium, Moana, the offspring of Motunui’s head Tui, was selected by the ocean to give back the heart to Te Fiti. But, Tui came and takes away Moana, and this caused her to lose that heart. Moana’s mother, Sina, and Tui attempt to stay her far from the ocean and prepare for the ascension as an island’s chief. After years, Moana has been older, a light hits the island, decaying the coconuts and declining with the total fish being caught. Moana suggested to proceeds beyond the reef of the island to locate for most fish, and Tui forbids it. While Sina explained to Moana that his best friend and Tui attempt going beyond the reef, and the latter perished. The pet pig Pua and Moana attempts to conquer the reef and were overpowered by an ocean’s tides and wind up stranded back on Motunui.

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Tala, Moana’s grandmother showed her a covert cave, where there are a number of ships being hidden, telling to Moana that the citizen was voyagers before. Tala explained that they stopped when Te Fiti’s heart was taken by Maui and the darkness or Te Kā’s is polluting the island, and it may cured if Maui and Moana will bring back heart to Te Fiti, the one she gave to Moana. Tala gets ill and then shortly dies, but not before pushing Moana to go and accomplish her destiny.


The Writers View:

This is really a wow, a great movie! The diagram in the film is breathtaking! They are gorgeous and the visuals here has used a creativity and imagination and has a heart of the viewers. Moana is really a likable, relatable and a smart person. The voice that works for Moana is really good and such a sweet one. The chemistry between Maui and Moana is just natural and a great one. The songs in the movie were charming, fun and catchy. The way Moana was singing it is really touching and really I can say that the movie is great for both kids and adults and you will for sure, want to see this movie once more.


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Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016)

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This comedy, romance movie is written by Brendan O’Brien and Andrew Cohen with the movie director Jake Szymanski. Adam DeVine and Zac Efron were the title characters that placed an ad for the dates of their sister’s nuptials, and it features Aubrey Plaza and Anna Kendrick as the ladies that answered in the ad. The movie is from the actual Craigslist ad that was placed by the two brothers that wanted dates for the weeding of their cousin that became viral in February of 2013, and then became a book.


The Cast List:

Adam DeVine played as Michael Stangle, “Mike”

Zac Efron played as David Stangle, “Dave”

Chloe Bridges played as the apartment Chloe

Sugar Lyn Beard played as Jeanie Stangle

Lavell Crawford played as Keith

Stephanie Faracy played as Rosie Stangle

Mary Holland played as Becky

Anna Kendrick played as Alice

Jake Johnson played as Ronnie

Sally Jackson played as grandma Stangle

Marc Maron played as Randy

Kumail Nanjiani played as Keanu

Aubrey Plaza played as Tatiana

Don Pomes played as grandpa Stangle

Stephen Root played as Burt Stangle

Sam Richardson played as Eric

Alice Wetterlund played as Cousin Terry

Wendy Williams played as herself

Branscombe Richmond played as Chef Kalani


The Story Line:

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Brothers Dave and Mike Stangle was liquor sales agent whose antics ruins the family’s get together. With the younger sister Jeanie’s marriage coming from Hawaii, the parents told them that they should bring dates to that wedding to be away from any form of trouble. Dave and Mike place out the ads for the dates on Craigslist. That advertisement went viral and these brothers went on to the Wendy Williams Show and make an advertise themselves.

Meanwhile, Alice and Tatiana were slacker party girls that had been fired for appearing drunk in their waitressing jobs. Tatiana saw the brothers’ appeared on TV and decided that this complimentary trip is all what they need to have a vacation. They cleaned up themselves and to take their attention, Tatiana, throws herself in the front of the moving auto that is outside the bar and this is where the brothers were meeting up with the ladies. After allowing the brothers to think Mike rescued Tatiana’s life, then, they all went for a date. Tatiana, posed as a schoolteacher that flirts with Mike and did not want to have sex with him, while Alice, pretends to be the hedge fund manager, and thinking that sleeping with Dave is the only solution to get over with her ex-fiancé, who leave her when they are at the altar. Thinking that the family will adore these ladies, the brothers then invited them to go to Hawaii.

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In Hawaii, Alice and Tatiana charmed the Stangle clan, but were almost exposed when Alice, who is suffering from PTSD-like having some flashbacks of her personal wedding, she gets drunk and get jealous, offhanded remarks to Jeanie. At that moment, Mike with his bisexual woman cousin, Terry, started competing for the attention of Tatiana. The brothers scheduled a swim with the dolphins’ package for the whole family; but, the ladies, convince Jeanie with her fiancé Eric, to have the ATV tour into the mountains. Tatiana and Alice showed off and performed tricks for the ATVs. Mike tried similar tricks, but ended up booming to Jeanie and harshly bruised her face. Alice felt bad and bribes the masseur to provide Jeanie the massage with the style of Tantric.


The Writers View:

The four actors were all adorable in their lead roles and it was not really that bad like what was written by some critics. Basically, the plot and every scene in it, even the dialogues were not really that admirable and there was really no fun in it that makes it under the comedy film category. There are moments when the film had to be cute, but was ruined, and these are the films that were funny before, but were done so well and in this case, it was made to what they are expected to have. I believe that they can still give a better version of these, if only they are really prepared.


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The Boss (2016)

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The film is a comedy movie by director Ben Falcone with the other writers Steve Mallory and Melissa McCarthy. Universal Pictures released this film on April, 2016.


The Cast Lists:

Melissa McCarthy played as Michelle Darnell, the powerful rich business woman.

Kristen Bell played as Claire Rawlings, the single mom and personal assistant of Michelle.

Ella Anderson played as Rachel Rawlings, the 10 years old girl scout daughter of Claire.

Kathy Bates played as Ida Marquette, Michelle’s former mentor and owner of the glue factory.

Presley Coley played as Hannah Kreagan, Helen’s daughter and one of the Dandelions.

Peter Dinklage played as Ronald Renault, the rivalry with Michelle and the unscrupulous business man.

Ben Falcone played as Marty Slack, former lawyer of Michelle.

Tyler Labine played as Mike Beals, Claire’s co-worker that seemed to attempt to woo her.

Annie Mumolo played as Helen Kreagan, the arrogant, narcissistic and a cunning mother of one Dandelions.

Michael McDonald played as Bryce Crean, one of the “buddies” of Michelle’s past.

Margo Martindale played as Sis. Agnes Aluminata, a mother superior from where Michelle’s lived.

Steve Mallory played as Carl, one of those “buddies” of Michelle’s past.

Aleandra Newcomb played as Mariana Gutierrez, one of those Darnell’s Darlings.

Eva Peterson played as Chrystal Delvechio, one from the Darnell’s Darlings.

Kristen Schaal played as Sandy Haim, the head of Dandelions that is pompously criticized by Helen.

Cecily Strong played as Dana Dandridge, Claire’s selfish, sarcastic, vain, and overbearing boss.

Mary Sohn played as Jan Keller, the mother of one of those Dandelions.

Cedric Yarbrough played as Tito, former bodyguard of Michelle.

Dave Bautista played as Chad, the head of the Falcon Rangers T-Pain played as himself

Dax Shepard played as Kyle Marquette

Gayle King played as herself


The Story Line:

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The story followed Michelle Darnell, the titan of an industry that was sent to jail for the insider trading, denounced by the previous lover, Renault, who holds the heavy grudge on the way to her for the breakup, right after taking the promotion way back years ago. After making her moment, Michelle appears, prepared to rebrand herself being the latest sweetheart in America, but not everybody she steamrolled was really speed quick to forget and forgive. With none to go and nobody to scam with, Michelle is obliged to shifts in with the previous assistant Claire and the younger daughter, Rachel Now during her lowest point, Michelle wasted no time in inventing the winner-take-all preparation to rebuild an empire.

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The wealthy CEO Michelle Darnell usually takes to get her way, up to being busted for the inside trading and transmit to the federal jail. After leaving the prison, Darnell discovered herself broke, hated, and homeless. Fortunately, she tracked down the previous assistant Claire, the only individual who was willing to assist. While being with Claire and the younger daughter, the ex-con creates the latest business representation for the brownie empire. Unfortunately, most of the matured foes stand in the process of her come back to the top.


The Writers’ View:

She can be better or even best leaving off this for somebody else and place all the efforts in reprising her acting as Sookie in the remake of the Gilmore Girls. There had been no sufficient words to describe this movie because the script should not have gotten green. There is also something questionable viewing little kids fighting, because they were all girls and what they are doing is somewhat not relevant at all. This could have been funny if all of them were boys, or at least mixed, to watch kids that are being with each other is something that is hard to laugh with and I find it deeply offensive.


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