Starring: Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, Dave Franco, Rose Byrne, Chloe Grace Moretz, Ike Barinholtz, Selina Gomez, Hannibal Buress, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Some lady named after a brand of water? (Awkwafina?)Plot: A sorority moves in next door to our favourite couple from the first movie and things go awry.Length: 92 minutesReview: I would like to preface this entire review by saying I didn't see the first in the series. I didn't think it necessary and didn't really want to. I'm not super huge on Seth Rogen, I think he's fine, but have just seen him in a lot lately (which is my fault, I know).That being said, the movie starting off with two people having suuuuper awkward sex, ending in Rose Byrne throwing up on Seth Rogen almost made me shut it off, but I toughed through that... you guys guys. The people.I can only assume this movie hits all the same tropes as the first one because everything I'm watching in it seems like I'd seen it before. Rogen and Byrne are looking to sell their house, but a sorority moves in, so there are a lot of scenes where the "adults" are trying to get the children to leave or at least "be cool" and the teenage girls start to do things that when I thought about it weren't very copasetic. To the point of Seth Rogen saying that they're all breaking the law, at which point the girls start to physically accost him and physically assault him, then rip his clothes off. The immediate scene after one girl has broken into his car and passed out in it. I wanna say that they could easily call the police on these kids for any number of crimes and it's really weird that they instead are going about this whole "revenge" thing when they have a toddler and baby on the way.The whole premise of this movie being "forward thinking" for sororities to have parties isn't necessarily a bad thing, but I think it went super unnecessary and was pretty dumb to be honest.I also really love Zac Efron, I think he's a super good actor and I want to see him in a big movie. I think he would play a psycho really well. A villain to end all villains.the movie ends up being a "Zac Efron turns into National Lampoons Van Wilder" and that's a big upsetting that this is the way they finish it.There were some funny scenes, but all in all I think this movie is the cinematic epitome of the word "meh" sadly.
Action: Reign of Fire (2002): Great movie about a dystopian future where dragons aren't creatures of myth, but destructive beasts who rule the world basically. So fun, Christian Bale and Matthew McConaughey are fantastic in this movie. Also, a small part played by Leonidas himself, Gerard Butler. It runs just over an hour and a half and is a really fun ride the entire time.
Horror: Silent Hill: Revelation (2012): Sean Bean reprises his role as the father from the first one. He and his daughter move away, but are haunted by dreams of their mother from Silent Hill. The costumes are great, Kit Harrington is as pouty as ever and there's a scene with a mannequin spider creature that scared the crap out of me. Maybe not as much horror as some would like, but still some real good scenes. Also just over an hour and a half, so you take an extended lunch break and you're gold. I'm still trying to convince Sean Bean to change the pronunciation of his name to rhyme, but it's not going well.
Comedy: Gross Pointe Blank (1997): Really fun black comedy starring John Cusack, Joan Cusack, Dan Aykroyd and Minnie Driver. A professional hit man attends hit high school reunion and tries to start up a romance with an old flame. Male Cusack is really fun, his chemistry with Aykroyd is great. Female Cusack never disappoints and Minnie Driver... is an actor. 107 minutes of great scenes and good fun.
Cartoon: The Peanuts Movie (2015): It's a new cartoon about Charlie Brown, what more do you people need?! Seriously though, super fun story about the little red haired girl moving in and good ole Chuck trying to get her to notice him. I am still unsure if peppermint Patty is a lesbian or not, but man this movie is great. Under 90 minutes, you can watch this on a good trip to the toilet guys. Make pooping fun!
Drama: Good Will Hunting (1997): it's not your fault that you haven't seen this movie yet. I know it's not. It's not your fault. Yeah, I know. It's not your fault. Breaks down crying. That's a thing from the movie with Matt Damon, Ben and Casey Affleck and Robin Williams. It's the debut of Damon that has a troubled young genius try to prove his worth to a woman, but more importantly... to himself. Two hours long, well worth it. I admit I cry during this movie, it's gold.
Romance: That Awkward Moment (2014): Zac Efron, Miles Teller and Michael B. Jordan (the other one who isn't number 23) star in this comedy romance romp about 3 users of women who find the right women all at the same time, but are afraid to tell their bros about the women, because bros before ho's and bros bro around and Bo knows best. I don't know what any of that means myself, but apparently it's all worthwhile and important. Another one at an hour and a half, Could watch all three in a day and still have time to do a firefly marathon!
I hope all of you have fun watching these movies, I know I did.
Cast: Zac Efron, Michael B. Jordan, Miles TellerReview: I really wanted to watch We are your Friends, but it was apparently only in theatres for like two weeks and I worked a lot recently, so in lieu of that I decided to watch an older Zac Efron movie called That awkward Moment, a movie about three guys who all fall in love separately, unbeknownst to themselves and maybe a bit against their will.I'd like to make it known that the only reason I watched this movie was for Zac Efron. I really like him and I am so excited for the day he breaks out into "adult" acting again. He's done adult movies before, he was great in Charlie St. Cloud, but then seemingly regressed into the "bro" movie. So I watch whatever I can with him in it, because I see a spark of greatness, a man that deserves to be at the top. It's not that I dislike Jordan or Teller (despite their reunion in one of the worst movies of 2015), just don't think either one of them has that it factor that Efron brings to the table.So I went into this movie knowing a bit about it, believing it to be a cheesy romcom about 3 idiots who get lucky. I was 100% right, but man did I love it nonetheless. I think I love a romcom because I love the idea of having myself in that situation with the one I want in life, putting myself on the line and getting the girl in the end. I'm not as lucky in love as others, so it's nice to see something like a romcom where even the biggest of losers, assholes, jocks and douchebags can find a way to surpass their own selves and get happy.Efron didn't disappoint, he's a funny guy who knows his craft well for someone as young as he is and, let's face it, he's really damned attractive. I would say certainly more than Jordan and waaaaay more than Teller, who seems to be of the "I'm ok looking, so hit them with the I think I'm super hot shit" technique, which works well for him.I know the movie is decently old, so I won't waste time by talking about the plot line or lack there of, but I can just say that this was a nice quaint movie that made me feel really good, then sad for what I would say is not long enough, then really good again. I say not long enough for the sadness solely based on the fact that romcoms need time to have the viewer be sympathetic with the actors, and this one didn't give nearly as much time as it should have. The moment when they all stop being friends to the moment they're all friends again is like... 10 minutes tops, which sucks. A good 20 minutes or half hour of seeing how losing your friends, losing the woman you love can adversely affect your life would have made this much better.I dunno, I mean... if you like cheese romance and pretty boys who win in the end, I'd say watch it, it's a fun little movie and had at least 3 laugh out loud moments for me.