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Trailer for Better Living Through Chemistry (2014)


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Better Living Through Chemistry (2014)

 

In my world, Sam Rockwell can pretty much do no wrong.

In Better Living Through Chemistry he plays a pharmacist with a basic, uneventful life.  His life gets turned upside down when he starts a crazy love affair with a gorgeous customer (Olivia Wilde).  The pharmacist gets tangled up in a mess of drugs, sex, and problems with the police.

The movie was written and directed by Geoff Moore and David Posamentier and the rest of the noteworthy cast includes Michelle Monaghan, Ray Liotte, Jane Fonda, Ben Schwartz, Peter Jacobson, and Ken Howard.

This movie looks like it will be good for some laughs.

The film is set to release on 03/14/14.

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Trailer for Her (2013)


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Her (2013)

 

Her is a love story about a lonely antisocial writer (Joaquin Phoenix) who falls for an artificial intelligence operating system.

The film is written and directed by Spike Jonze and the rest of the noteworthy cast includes Scarlett Johansson, Amy Adams, Olivia Wilde, Rooney Mara, and Chris Pratt.

Phoenix is sporting a creeper mustache and seems like he will be as weird as ever.  Even though he looks like a weirdo in this movie, I’m sure he will do an awesome job.  Part of me jokingly could see Phoenix be his character in real life about 20 years from now.  I’m not making fun of him though, he is a great actor.  It just looks like he might play his part too well.

They somehow managed to get 4 of the most famous young actresses currently working today in the same film.  You don’t see that very often these days.

This film looks like it could be pretty funny in a disturbingly quirky kind of way.

The movie is set to release on 11/20/13.

 

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013)


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The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013)

 

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone looked a little cheesy, but with Steve Carell, Jim Carrey, and Steve Buscemi in a comedy together, I knew it had to be good for at least a few laughs.

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Burt Wonderstone (Steve Carell) and Anton Marvelton (Steve Buscemi) are both magicians and longtime friends.  The duo has had a popular show together in Las Vegas for years.  But now, a street performer (Jim Carrey) is beginning to steal their thunder with his crazy magical stunts that he is pulling off throughout the city.  Wonderstone and Marvelton must try to come up with fresh new material in order to try so save their show and their friendship.

The movie was directed by Don Scardino and the rest of the notable cast includes James Gandolfini, Olivia Wilde, Alan Arkin, Jay Mohr, Brad Garrett, and David Copperfield.

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I have to say, I expected more from this movie.  It was in fact good for a few laughs, but that was about it.  A lot of the humor was a little too dry and tacky.  Many of the jokes fell short and the story was pretty predictable.

Carrey’s character was by far the funniest.  His goofiness made the movie worth watching, although he was not in enough of the film.

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Gandolfini played his part well in one of his final films.  He will be missed.

Arkin was excellent.  His character seemed genuine.

Buscemi could have been funnier.

Wilde’s character needed more screen time and Garrett should have had a bigger role.

The magic depicted in the movie was fun to watch, but the humor was very inconsistent.

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Overall, the comedy superstar talent in this film was somehow neglected.  If the filmmakers had made proper use of the talent that they had to work with, this movie could have been one that you laugh out loud until you cry throughout the entire film.  Instead the laughs were sporadic and the movie was just a step above mediocre.

I rate this movie a 6 on a scale of 1-10.

Buy, rent, or run?  Rent.

Top 13 Disappointing Current Redbox Movies


Top 13 Disappointing Current Redbox Movies

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There are many terrible movies out there.  I have avoided renting movies at the Redbox just because they looked bad.  You know which ones that I’m talking about.  The ones that rip off movies that are actually popular by giving them similar titles and making the cover art look remarkably alike, but are actually knock offs that nobody should have to suffer through.  That being said, there are probably worse movies at the Redbox than what are on my list.  My list however, is a compilation of movies that actually looked like they could be good in one way or another.  Something about these movies made me go to the theatre and watch them, or go to the Redbox and rent them.  I made this list to save you time and money.  Don’t get duped like I did.  They might have a good cast.  They might look funny.  They might look scary.  They might look intense and full of good action.  They might look like they have a nice touching story.  They are none of those things (well, sometimes except for the cast).  They are poor excuses for movies.  Stay far away from these awful creations.

With my list I have included the cover art to the movies, so that you know exactly what to avoid.  I have not posted any trailers, because you don’t even want to waste your time with those.  They will trick you.  I have also listed my ratings of each movie.  My ratings are on a scale of 1-10.  My full review will be available for some of the movies.  If the title is highlighted, then you can click on it for my full review.

I do not claim to have seen all of the movies that are currently available to rent at the Redbox, but I have seen 76 of them.  Of those 76 movies, my Top 13 Disappointing Current Redbox Movies are:

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1.  V/H/S (2012)                                                                      My rating: 1

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2.  Killing Them Softly (2012)

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3.  The Paperboy (2012)

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4.  Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012)

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5.  Fire with Fire (2012)

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6.  The Man with the Iron Fists (2012)                                   My rating: 3

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7.  Silent Hill: Revelation (2012)                                             My rating: 3

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8.  Deadfall (2012)                                                                  My rating: 4

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9.  The Possession (2012)

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10.  The Liability (2012)                                                         My rating: 4.5

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11.  Lay the Favorite (2012)                                                   My rating: 4.5

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12.  The Cold Light of Day (2012)                                          My rating: 4.5

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13.  That’s My Boy (2012)                                                      My rating: 5

Now that you know what movies to avoid, Check out my other Redbox related material.  Click on the links below:

Current Redbox Movie Reviews September 2013

Current Redbox Movie Reviews August 2013

Current Redbox Movie Reviews July 2013 

Top 13 Current Redbox Movies

Top 13 Current Redbox Movies Vol. 2

Top 13 Current Redbox Movies Vol. 3

Top 13 Current Redbox Movies Vol. 4

Netflix Clouds

Are you a fan of Netflix?  Click on the following links below for Netflix related material:

Netflix Watch Instantly Movie Reviews September 2013

20 Best Drama Movies Based on Real Life Available on Netflix Watch Instantly

20 Best Classics Movies Available on Netflix Watch Instantly

13 Best Mind-bending Movies Available on Netflix Watch Instantly

13 Best Comedy Movies Available on Netflix Watch Instantly

13 Best Romantic Comedy Movies Available on Netflix Watch Instantly

13 Best War/Military Movies Available on Netflix Watch Instantly

13 Best Gritty Action/Thriller Movies Available on Netflix Watch Instantly

Happy Movie Watching!