Office Xmas Party (2016)

Office Christmas Party: Pass on This One

For a movie that makes such an effort to poke fun at lame corporate office culture, it’s almost ironic how Office Christmas Party manages to throw a party that’s equally as dull. It’s a movie based on a simple premise (i.e., an out-of-control office party) with a seasoned cast of comedians at its disposal, yet it somehow stumbles all over itself. It reminds me of the most recent season of SNL. It has all of the right elements to succeed, but it has no idea how to utilize them. Continue reading “Office Christmas Party: Pass on This One”

Ryan Reynolds in Deadpool (2016)

Deadpool: A Hilariously Violent Origin Story

Remember the Deadpool test footage that got “leaked” in 2014? If you enjoyed that, you will enjoy Deadpool. Hell, the opening sequence from this movie (which follows the tongue-in-cheek opening credits that list “A Hot Chick,” “A British Villain,” “A CGI Character,” and “A Gratuitous Cameo” as roles) is almost frame for frame that footage. Continue reading “Deadpool: A Hilariously Violent Origin Story”

Transformers: Age of Extinction

Transformers: Age of Extinction Needs to Die

After the fight between the Autobots and Decepticons leveled Chicago, the U.S. government no longer wants transformers in their country, let alone on the planet. Led by Harold Attinger (Kelsey Grammar) of the CIA, a strike team called “Cemetery Wind” hunts down and kills the remaining Autobots with the help of bounty hunter, Lockdown (voiced by Mark Ryan). But Optimus Prime manages to escape and hide out in Paris, Texas, where he meets Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg), a failed robotics inventor, and his daughter, Tessa (Nicola Peltz). Continue reading “Transformers: Age of Extinction Needs to Die”

How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)

How to Train Your Dragon 2: Dragon Is Man’s Best Friend

The Viking village of Berk is united with dragons, thanks to the friendship between Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) and his dragon, Toothless. With everything going so well, Hiccup’s father and chief of Berk, Stoick (Gerard Butler), has decided to step down and let his son rule. Hiccup, however, isn’t ready to be chief. Continue reading “How to Train Your Dragon 2: Dragon Is Man’s Best Friend”