Category Archives: Romance/Comedy

This category is for the Lovers, joking! I will be reviewing Romantic Comedies here, and even all sorts of Fun movies!

Think Like a Man Too (2014)

My Rating : 2.5/5 STARS
MovieStudio Quote >> “Stereotypical and ends up like just another Las Vegas romance.”

In the highly anticipated sequel, which was inspired by Steve Harvey’s best-selling book Act Like a Lady, Think Like A Man, all the couples are back for a wedding in Las Vegas.

Think Like a Man Too

But plans for a romantic weekend go awry when their various misadventures get them into some compromising situations that threaten to derail the big event.

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Chef (2014)

My Rating : 4/5 STARS
MovieStudio Quote >> “Jon Favreau takes you on a mouth watering & heart whelming journey filled with street food and emotions.”

An out-of-work L.A. chef (writer/director Jon Favreau) opens a food truck in a bid to realize his culinary potential and reconnect with his estranged family in this indie ensemble comedy co-starring Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sofía Vergara, John Leguizamo, and Bobby Cannavale. Carl Casper is an acclaimed chef with a family life that seems as decaying as his artistic freedom.

Chef

Those frustrations boil over into a raucous viral-videoed public confrontation against a restaurant critic who panned his cooking of food that his boss ordered him to make against his instincts. Now with his career ruined, Carl’s ex-wife offers an unorthodox solution in Miami: refit an old food truck to offer quality cooking on his own terms.

Chef

Now with his young son, Percy, and old colleague, Martin, helping, Carl takes a working trip across America with that truck to rediscover his gastronomic passion. With Percy’s tech savvy and Martin’s enthusiasm, Carl finds that he is creating a traveling sensation on the way home.

In doing so, Carl discovers he is serving up more than simply food, but also a deeper connection with his life and his family that is truly delicious in its own way.

The Fault in Our Stars (2014)

My Rating : 4.5/5 STARS
MovieStudio Quote >> “The story was kind of predictive, but what wasn’t was absolutely the performances by Shailene and Ansel!”

Based on the bestselling novel by author John Green, the romantic drama The Fault in Our Stars tells the story of Hazel Grace Lancaster (Shailene Woodley) and Augustus Waters (Ansel Elgort), who fall hopelessly in love after meeting in a cancer support group, and experience a whirlwind romance that teaches them both what it means to feel truly alive. Laura Dern and Willem Dafoe co-star.

 The Fault in Our Stars

Hazel and Augustus are two teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them on a journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous, given that Hazel’s other constant companion is an oxygen tank, Gus jokes about his prosthetic leg, and they meet and fall in love at a cancer support group.

 

The Other Woman (2014)

My Rating : 3.5/5 STARS
MovieStudio Quote >> “The movie is cruelly funny, sexy and talks a lot about a weird friendship!”

Nick Cassavetes’ comedy The Other Woman concerns venture capitalist Mark (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), a lying, conniving sociopath. His wife, Kate (Leslie Mann), and his mistress, Carly (Cameron Diaz), discover this about him when Carly – who had no idea her boyfriend was married — tries to surprise Mark at their home.

The Other Woman

The two polar opposite personalities – Kate is a little ditzy and very insecure where Carly is a confident, high-powered lawyer -begin to talk and bond. Eventually Kate decides she wants revenge, so she and Carly cook up a plan to ruin Mark’s life.

They find allies in Kate’s brother Phil (Taylor Kinney) and unexpectedly in yet another one of Mark’s mistresses, Amber (swimsuit model Kate Upton).

The Way Way Back (2013)

My Rating : 4/5 STARS
MovieStudio Quote >> “A feel good movie of the year, makes you think about family, passion and love.”

An awkward yet intelligent young boy begins to make his transition into adulthood over the course of one transformative summer in this bittersweet coming-of-age comedy-drama.

The Way Way Back

Sensing that he’s drifting away from his mother Pam during a summer vacation with her, her domineering boyfriend Trent, and Trent’s daughter Steph, 14-year-old Duncan (Liam James) gets a job at a water park, and gains some much-needed self confidence under the guidance of happy-go-lucky park employee Owen, who approaches life from a fresh new perspective. Steve Carell,Toni Collette, Allison Janney, and Sam Rockwell co-star.

 

Walk of Shame (2014)

My Rating : 3/5 STARS
MovieStudio Quote >> “I’ve seen this plot used a lot, last minute rush to meet destiny – was nice watching Banks perform.”

An aspiring reporter (Elizabeth Banks) must get to an important anchor job interview following a one-night stand that left her stranded in downtown Los Angeles in this comedy from writer/director Steven Brill. James Marsden also stars.

Walk of Shame

Meghan Miles is a good girl. Straight-laced, the local L.A. news anchor comes from a polished conservative family from Texas. And so when a potential promotion opens up at a larger network affiliate, the prim and proper Miles seems like their ideal choice; a safe candidate.

Walk of Shame

However, before the TV journalist can focus on the potential elevation, her life is sideswiped — her fiancé moves out taking everything with him. Encouraged by her best friends, her devastating upheaval leads to a night of binge drinking and “Walk of Shame” begins its ill-conceived evening (and morning after) of wacky misadventures.

Cuban Fury (2014)

My Rating : 3.5/5 STARS
MovieStudio Quote >> “This movie is for all the fat people out there who wants to dance. A feel good flick of the year.”

James Griffiths’ Cuban Fever stars Nick Frost as Bruce Garrett who was a proud champion Salsa dancer as a teen, but gave it all up when some bullies administered a beating while he was on his way to an important tournament.

Cuban Fury

He hung up the shoes long ago and has a white-collar nine-to-five job, but when he learns his newest boss, a very pretty American businesswoman named Julia (Rashida Jones), takes Salsa lessons, he thinks this might be a way to win her heart. In order to scrape the rust off, he pays a visit to his long-ago teacher, the no-nonsense Ron Parfitt (Ian McShane), who is still teaching, but also still holds a grudge that Bruce quit on him 20 years earlier.

Cuban Fury

As the gruff instructor puts Bruce through the paces again, our hero discovers that Drew (Chris O’Dowd), his best frenemy at work, is already in hot pursuit of Julia, and that Drew certainly plays by the old adage that all’s fair in love and war.

About Last Night (2014)

My Rating : 3/5 STARS
MovieStudio Quote >> “Saw this just for Kevin Hart, and it was ok. Not a must see though.”

Hot Tub Time Machine‘s Steve Pink directed this contemporary adaptation of David Mamet‘s play Sexual Perversity in Chicago, about two new couples who find that their sexually charged relationships may not have the substance to thrive in the cold, hard light of day. Kevin HartMichael EalyRegina Hall, and Joy Bryant star. 

About Last Night

This remake of the 1986 film About Last Night… follows single men Danny (Michael Ealy) and Bernie (Kevin Hart)—bachelors who live their lives on the wild side. When Bernie meets Joan (Regina Hall) at bar one night, the two hit it off and start dating.

About Last Night

Bernie introduces Danny to Joan’s roommate Debbie (Joy Bryant). Although the boys initially were just looking for one-night stands, their relationships become more than that.

 

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)

My Rating : 3/5 STARS
MovieStudio Quote >> “The movie reminded me of every very normal human being’s office story. I liked it.”

The manager of the negative assets sector of Life magazine, Walter Mitty, has been working for sixteen years in the magazine and has a tedious life, not going anywhere but from his home to his job and vice-versa. He is an escapist, daydreaming into a world of fantasy many times a day.

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Walter has a crush on the recently hired Cheryl Melhoff but he is too shy to invite her on a date and he is trying to contact her through via online dating. The magazine is preparing to release the latest printed edition and the loathsome manager of transition Ted Hendricks is preparing an inevitable downsizing over the next few days.

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Walter has been the liaison between the magazine and the mysterious independent photographer Sean O’Connell that has sent to him a package of negatives and a wallet as a gift for his work. Sean also suggests to the senior management the use of negative 25 for the cover of the last edition. However Walter cannot find the negative that is missing.

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Walter has no means to contact Sean and finds a clue that he might be in Greeland. He decides to travel to Greenland to track Sean down in the beginning of an unbelievable adventure.

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)

My Rating : 3/5 STARS
MovieStudio Quote >> “I’ve heard that the first part was epic, and this movie wasn’t boring. I liked Steve’s role. I’m not a Will Ferrell fan anyway. :-)”

With the 70’s behind him, San Diego’s top rated newsman, Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), returns to the news desk in “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.” Also back for more are Ron’s co-anchor and wife, Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate), weather man Brick Tamland (Steve Carell), man on the street Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd)

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

and sports guy Champ Kind (David Koechner) – All of whom won’t make it easy to stay classy…while taking the nation’s first 24-hour news channel by storm. Will Ferrell returns to the role of Ron Burgundy in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, which finds the popular San Diego television newsman pulling up stakes with co-host Veronica, his intrepid reporter Brian,

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

overenthusiastic sports reporter Champ, and imbecilic weatherman Brick in order to move to New York City and launch the first ever 24-hour news network. Adam McKay, who directed the original, returns as well to helm this comedy.