TONY’S BLOG – RENT THIS, NOT THAT! MOVIE REVIEWS

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One of my favorite parts of living with Katie is that we’re both home-bodies who love movies.

We do go out now & again, but we’re always happy to get home to the “kids” (our dogs) and hang out on the sofa drinking bourbon & watching flicks. With that in mind, I’m going to start dropping short reviews of what we watched over the weekend each Monday. Some are new, some are old, but they’re all available on Netflix or Amazon (and other platforms, I’m sure). So here are a couple for today:

MV5BMTQ4MjgwNTMyOV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwMTc1MjI0NDE@._V1_SX640_SY720_Trainwreck – If you’re already on the Amy Schumer bandwagon (I’m not), you’ll most likely love this movie. If you’re not (like me) you’ll be pleasantly surprised. I grudgingly agreed to watch it since I love Judd Apatow movies & I think Bill Hader is hilarious. When all was said & done, I was really glad I saw it. Very funny, very raunchy & surprisingly poignant in places. Everyone goes on & on about how great LeBron James is, and he was fine, but my vote for “biggest scene-stealer” goes to John Cena. Absolutely fantastic.

poltergeist1Poltergeist – This is another one I wasn’t totally sold on, but decided to try based on my enjoyment of actor Sam Rockwell. Boy am I sorry I wasted my time & money on this. Full disclosure: I’m generally easier on horror movies when it comes to what I expect. I know they don’t all have perfect stories or the best actors, but if I get chills a few times & some genuine “jump out of my seat” moments, I’m happy.
Plainly stated: This movie sucks. Rather than trying to recreate the tension of the original while updating for current events, it tries to be more like recent horror films. It misses the mark on almost all fronts & all it really made me want to do was go back & watch Craig T. Nelson & Jo Beth Williams scare the daylights out of me like they did when 13-year-old me saw it in 1982.

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