I sat down to watch Keeping Up With The Joneses without any grand expectations and that’s probably the best way to go into it, should you choose to do so. Starring John Hamm, Gal Gadot, Zach Galifianakis and Isla Fisher, I found this Greg Mottola directed action / comedy only mildly funny.
There are indeed a couple of moments that made the experience less regrettable. The first being the nicely executed snake scene in the Chinese restaurant. The second is when Galifianakis’s character makes a joke at the expense of the British. It could be that I found it particularly hilarious because the United Kingdom is home. More likely though, it’s Galifianakis’s excellent comic timing and delivery. Beyond these two scenes, everything else about Keeping Up With The Jonesesjust felt like cheap filler because it wasn’t that good.
One last good thing Mottola’s movie did is remind me that Wonder Woman (2017), my most highly anticipated movie of this year will be here in not too many months. I for one cannot wait to see its star Gal Gadot do her thing.
In director James Ponsoldt’s The Circle, Emma Watson is Mae, a young woman excelling in her job at the world’s largest tech and social media company, The Circle. Things take quite a turn when she’s encouraged by Circle’s founder Eamon Bailey (Tom hanks) to live her life completely transparently…
The Circle is based on the best selling book by Dave Eggers and I really want it to be good.
John Boyega, Patton Oswalt, Bill Paxton Karen Gillan and Ellar Coltrane also star.
I’m not even particularly passionate about cooking but Ratatouille is very much ‘up there’ as one of the best animated movies. Considering that it comes from the same family that created the Toy Story films, this should be no surprise.
Who can resist the beautiful tale of a rat with an all-consuming passion for cooking?
Now, I’m not suddenly saying that I like rats. I find the real life furry, long tailed beasts absolutely terrifying. But the magic of animation means that the most seemingly hideous beasts can be made to look more beautiful than anyone could’ve ever imagined.
As you can see from these pictures, there’s cuteness, definitely plenty of cuteness. Cuteness mixed in with comedy and the occasional action sequence, making for a super animated fantasy adventure.
Ratatouille is an inspirational tale. The sort with the types of positive, encouraging and lifting messages I’m sure I’ll never tire of hearing.
Walter Mitty is a man who has numerous vivid day dreams about everything he wishes he could be at a given moment but never is.
Directed by funny man, Ben Stiller, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty takes you along on a journey that leads to a point where Walter, as the movie poster suggests, stops dreaming and starts living.
This is definitely an entertaining watch and becomes most interesting and fun from the moment Walter meets the bearded and intoxicated giant (one of my favourite characters). It makes sense that the film becomes very interesting at this point because it’s soon after Walter decides to be adventurous, brave and start living.
For those who realise / feel like they haven’t done much that’s considered noteworthy and want to change that, Stiller’s movie is great inspiration to formulate a plan and take action
You’ll laugh as you watch this fun adventure / drama with several humorous characters to enjoy particularly my personal favourite, the bearded and intoxicated giant.
One of my own personal day (and night) dreams was about going to New York. I’ve been forever curious, so finally making that particular day – and night dream come true was super.