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Mppower Pictures, Snowmen,

Bobby Coleman, Josh Flitter, Ray Liotta, Christopher Lloyd, Bobb’e J. Thompson, Beverley Mitchell, Doug E. Doug, Hunter Clary, Talon G. Ackerman

This is my first attempt of a “video review” from my YouTube Channel. I hope it’s not too horrible! 🙂

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Now here is the trailer for “Snowmen”.

 

 

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Movie Rentals Releasing Tuesday April 30, 2013

  • Silver Linings Playbook
  • Broken City
  • The Details
  • The Guilt Trip
  • Little Red Wagon
  • Not Fade Away

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Gary Sanchez Productions, BCDF Pictures,

Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher, Lizzy Caplan, Rebel Wilson, James Marsden, Adam Scott

Becky (Rebel Wilson) is getting married. Her high school friends, Regan (Kirsten Dunst), Gena (Lizzy Caplan), and Katie (Isla Fisher) who used to make mock her in high school, decide they have to throw her a real bachelorette party. But the night before the wedding, the girls totally destroy the dress, come to the realization that they must somehow get the dress repaired and to the wedding on time. In the struggle to get the dress to the wedding before anyone finds out, the girls have a chance to look inward at their lives and see what’s really important.

This film really wants to be Bridesmaids. It’s not. But it’s not an awful film, and if you didn’t see Bridesmaids, then this will do. It’s a very similar story. The acting is great. Rebel Wilson is funny, and the “mean girls” led by Kirsten and Isla are good enough. There are a good many laughs, and it’s good fun. But the biggest problem with the film is that it’s just too derivative. If you’re in the mood for this kind of “girl” comedy, then it’s definitely adequate as a rental, but this is not nearly as funny as many others. It also is really mean which tends to make me feel a bit uncomfortable. You just don’t treat people like this. Of course, by the end they learned their lessons and felt bad about it, but if you’re really in the mood for a bridal comedy, certainly Bridesmaids or Bride Wars would be a lot more fun.

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Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Walden Media, Chernin Entertainment,

Billy Crystal, Bette Midler, Marisa Tomei, Tom Everett Scott, Bailee Madison, Joshua Rush, Kyle Harrison Breitkopf, Jennifer Crystal Foley, Gedde Watanabe, Rhoda Griffis, Madison Lintz, Brad James

Phil (Tom Everett Scott) and Alice Simmons (Marisa Tomei) are uptight busy parents with strong ideas on the right way to raise children. They have three kids who are as straight laced as their parents who believe in not eating sweets, using inside voices, and use your words to solve problems, and the like. Phil and Alice have not been away since their youngest was born, and an opportunity to go away for a week for work arises, but there is no one left to watch the kids. No one that is, except for Alice’s Parents, Artie (Billy Crystal) and Diane Decker (Bette Midler) who are very much different and a lot looser than their daughter. Against her better judgement Alice invites them to watch the kids for a week, and they accept, and madness and mayhem ensues in this generation gap comedy. The grandparents really want to do a good job, but they just can’t understand the new age rules on child rearing, and fall back upon their old school ways of watching kids with hilarious results.

This is similar to a lot of other family comedies. It’s exactly what you’d expect from Billy and Bette. It’s old style family comedy where the kids rebel against the parents and the parents rebel against their parents. The comedy is good. Many of the gags and pranks here are different from what I’ve seen before, so that is why I rate it so highly. If they simply borrowed from every other similar film, it wouldn’t be good, but this is not a Meet the Fockers ripoff. Of course it’s very similar to other similar films. Jane Fonda has done a few of these, and even Roseanne Barr. But this was enjoyable enough for me, and I really enjoyed my time watching it. Billy and Bette are really good together, and the grandparents really love each other and their daughter and grandkids, so it’s not all family fights from start to finish, but they are learning new ways and the parents need to learn from the wisdom of the older generation too, so it’s got heart and good family values. No one here is cheating or betraying anybody, they’re just trying to get along. Artie is up to some tricks, but he’s good hearted and a really lovable guy. The daughter is brilliantly played by Bailee Madison (the young Snow White from the Once Upon a Time ABC TV series) and it is really good to see her in a modern role. She’s really good as the stressed out daughter being forced to conform to her mother’s dreams. This is a cute story, not a great film, but very worth a family video evening. It’s a fun little comedy of family conflict and resolution.

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New in theaters this weekend Friday April 26, 2013

  • Pain & Gain
  • The Big Wedding
  • Mud
  • Kon-Tiki
  • Arthur Newman
  • At Any Price
  • The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Last Weeks top Box Office:

1 – Oblivion
2 – 42
3 – The Croods
4 – Scary MoVie
5 – G.I. Joe Retaliation


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