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Sex Tape (2014)

Sex Tape (2014)


Cameron Diaz
Jason Segel
Rob Corddry
Ellie Kemper
Rob Lowe

Directed by Jake Kasdan

When you first start watching this movie you will think it has potential. A couple makes a sex tape and distributes it, sounds fun doesn’t it?
It seems easy enough and there are many ways this movie can go to make it great and funny, but instead the writers decided to make the movie look like a bunch of guys knowing what will happen and just trying their best to make it happen.

What I mean is:
The cast were off, the acting is not worth the amount these guys make. The actors were eager to get the sex tape started, that it felt like they were jerking around on screen, waiting to being.
The script though based on a simple idea, didn’t go anywhere, the movie plots starts and ends with they made a sex tape and now have to retrieve it.
Then there is the lines in the movie, it was as the director was so eager to get the whole movie started, forget about reasonable build up to a story, let us just get the whole shenanigans over with and make the sex tape.

Nothing good came out of the 90 minutes I invested in watching this movie, and I feel I was better off not seeing it.

Here is the plot, the movie starts off a little raw as Cameron Diaz, gets very graphical in her explanation or detailing of her sex life with her husband Jason Segel.
The couple Jay and Annie hump like rabbits, then Annie gets pregnant and they got married and their whole life changed. They seemed to be planning to have sex more than they ever get to it, with the kids and work, the couple felt their life was on a standstill.

Then Annie sends the kids off to her mum and she and Jay decided to have sex, which inspired the making of the sex tape, which they did a 3 hour long one.

Jay forgets to delete the tape, and it got uploaded to his cloud and it syncs to all his IPAD devices.
Here is the stupid part of the story, Jay buys a new IPAD as it comes out and he buys two each, so he gives away the old ones. Weird enough, he gives it away to anybody that comes his way.

This movie was a stupid waste of my time and money, I don’t believe this movie was a financial success, please don’t see it.

Let's Be Cops (2014)

Let’s Be Cops (2014)


Jake Johnson
Damon Wayans Jr.

Directed by Luke Greenfield

Here is my conclusion on this movie, Johnson and Wayans Jr, have good on screen chemistry, the script however felt like it was written by toddlers who think being a cop is cool. The movie is directed and written by Luke Greenfield (Something Borrowed (2011)).

Let’s Be Cops is a supposed action comedy film on two friends who pretended to be cops in a town of fools, that town/place being LA. This movie is an insult to the police force, and an insult to viewers. Nothing in the movie made enough sense to make me laugh at the predicament that the two friends found one another and nothing meaningful happened that will make you want to recommend this movie to another individual.

Yet still, Let’s Be Cops was a financial success, WHY? Because we love comedy and anything that is said will make us laugh, we rush to go see it. That is why I watched it, I wanted to laugh, but in the end I ended up wishing I spent my time doing something else.

The movie casts Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans Jr. are from the FOX TV comedy series New Girl I myself think the show is lame and not funny so seeing these two try something else, hey! I thought they could pull it off.

The movie is about two life-long friends or better still, two life-long losers, Justin (Damon Wayans Jr.), a video game designer who is struggling to pitch a game about policemen to his employers, and Ryan (Jake Johnson), a washed up college quarterback, whose career ended due to this stupidity.

While heading for their college reunion Ryan convinces them to go dressed as cops only to find out it was a masked party. They left upset and walking back home, they were treated as real cops on the street. The idea stuck and Ryan convinces them to start pretending to be cops for real. They went ahead and bought a used cop car and the pretense continued. It was going well, they got respect and women until they got into major trouble with gangsters.

Making ten times its production cost, I hope the producers will not think it is a sign to make another. With the rage of part 2s and so forth churning out of Hollywood I hope this movie dies a single part and never see the light of day again.

The Lego Movie (2014)

The Lego Movie (2014)


Starring the Voice of
Chris Pratt
Will Ferrell
Elizabeth Banks
Will Arnett

Directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller

The Lego Movie is a movie I delayed in seeing because I thought, what they could possibly have smoked to have decided to make this.

Directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009), 21 Jump Street (2012) and 22 Jump Street (2014)), both did a wonderful job keeping me glued, this movie was fun to watch and may I say, a masterpiece.
The script was air tight good, the directing was great and the voice casting was interesting from Will Arnett, Will Ferrell, Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Liam Neeson to Morgan freeman, I was having the time of my day hearing them talk.
I enjoyed every minute of this movie and the lines of the characters killed me. I was laughing my head off and couldn’t help but share with anyone who cared to listen, the jokes from the movie.

The Lego franchise has proven to be profitable as toys and in the gaming industry, but now it has shown it can be profitable in the movie industry. The movie grossed over $468 million from the box office alone based on a $60 million budget.

The animation style of the movie is on point, having in mind the characters are Lego toys, their movement and the various incidents that took place on the screen were as should be if you were playing with the Lego bricks yourself. The movie was not a total animation gig, there were also times were we got to see the people who owned the characters especially the young boy, whose imagination we were watching.

His imagination was about a world (Lego World) where everybody can be seen doing the same thing day in day out, watching the same show, liking the same song and following instructions laid down by Lord Business. Then there are the rebels who believe that the people of this world should be free to think and do as they please. These rebels are the master builders, who can at a snap of your fingers create anything from the Lego bricks around them.

Lord Business, is tired of always having to put things in order, so he has devised an evil plan, to cause all the people of Lego World to be frozen in the position he wants them to be, the only hindrance to his plan is the special, an ordinary law abiding citizen who will turn the tide against him.

In the end of the movie I was sad because I wanted more, but I guess I will have to wait for the next Lego Movie.