Ah those Bella’s…young, gorgeous and great pipes to boot, what’s not to love about this crew? The Barden Bellas are back for the follow up to the 2012 smash hit that had you re-singing the pop songs through the ages. This time, an embarrassing performance snafu boots them to the bottom of the acapella world, but you know that won’t keep these gals down (especially with Rebel Wilson in tow). An international competition beckons that no American team has ever won – and you know how the Bellas are gonna rock it! Wanna catch the Baltimore screening with us? This one’s gonna take some moxy, some soul, some glitz & glamour if you can…and of course a YouTube account. Click below the banner for contest/ticket details!
TwittReview: “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb” is the same old song and dance as the previous two outings. Bland plot, sub-par humor, with an intentional reboot of the series at the end. Grade 2.5 out of 5
Pain & Gain is a movie so crazy, so out there, so “Michael Bay” that it’s hard to even think that the events in front of you really took place. It’s even harder to rationalize that three body builders from Miami in 1994 staged a staggering heist that netted them wealth beyond their dreams. Pain & Gain is a look into the have’s and have-not’s and don’t let the comedy fool you as these were bad men that did bad things to get where they got. And by the end, when the credits show the actor’s images next to the images of the actual people they portrayed, you realize that this did happen and that real people got hurt and killed between October 1994 and June 1995.
Mark Wahlberg plays Daniel Lugo, a personal trainer at Sun Gym located in Miami, Florida. He has big dreams and wants more and feels that the universe owes it to him. He concocts a plan with co-worker Adrian Doorbal (Anthony Mackie) and fellow gym-nut Paul Doyle (Dwayne”The Rock” Johnson) to steal the wealth of businessman Victor Pepe Kershaw (Tony Shalhoub) whom also happens to be a client of his at the gym. Needless to say these three are not the best at executing a crime and it’s this comedy of errors that drive the plot of Pain & Gain.
Grade: 4 out of 5 stars
I don’t even know where to start when it comes to Kirk Jone’s What to Expect When You’re Expecting. Ironically, I don’t think that Kirk Jones knew where to start either. WTEWYE is a mess with too many plots, too many characters, and too much going on. It’s another one of those movies that takes the formula that Paul Haggis used with Crash and turns it into a comedy. It didn’t work with Gary Marshall’s Valentine’s Day or New Year’s Eve movies and it doesn’t work here either.
I guess no one learned that sometimes too much is just too much.