Ted 2 Is Proof That Seth MacFarlane Needs a Reset

While attempting to have a child with his wife Tami-Lynn (Jessica Barth), talking teddy bear Ted (Seth MacFarlane) is told he’s not a person and, therefore, cannot legally be married to Tami-Lynn or have a child. With the help of best friend John (Mark Wahlberg), and lawyer Samantha Jackson (Amanda Seyfried), Ted takes his case to court to prove he’s more than just property. Continue reading “Ted 2 Is Proof That Seth MacFarlane Needs a Reset”

johnny depp in transcendence

Transcendence Only Plays at Science and Philosophy

Dr. Will Caster (Johnny Depp) and his wife, Dr. Evelyn Caster (Rebecca Hall), are at the forefront of artificial intelligence science. After Will is shot by a member of anti-AI group RIFT, Evelyn and long-time friend Dr. Max Waters (Paul Bettany) upload Will’s consciousness into a computer. Evelyn is relieved to get her husband back, but Max worries Will has too much power. Continue reading “Transcendence Only Plays at Science and Philosophy”

The LEGO Movie 2014

The LEGO Movie: Everything is Awesome

It’s fitting that “Everything is Awesome” is the name of the Tegan & Sara (feat. The Lonely Island) song that plays throughout this movie. Because “everything is awesome” is the exact phrase that I would use to describe The LEGO Movie. Let’s talk plot, shall we? Continue reading “The LEGO Movie: Everything is Awesome”

Last Vegas Movie

Last Vegas Has Everything But Laughs

Can we make a pact to stop comparing every bro-comedy to The Hangover? I mean, The Hangover wasn’t the first of its kind. Weekend at Bernie’s  capitalized on the bachelor screwball vacation movie back in the ’80s. And before that, every Chevy Chase movie relied on this same formula. So when I talk about Last Vegas, we’re talking about it in terms of it being Last Vegas. Everyone cool with that? Good. Because I’m going to move this baby along since there’s not really much substance to discuss with this movie. Continue reading “Last Vegas Has Everything But Laughs”

Now You See Me movie

Now You See Me, Now You Were Paying Too Much Attention to Tiny Details

So I’ve been reading a lot of discussions and criticisms of Now You See Me, and while some of them make good points about pacing or character development, the ones that I find the most ridiculous criticize the “magic.” Continue reading “Now You See Me, Now You Were Paying Too Much Attention to Tiny Details”