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Cocktails and Movies Review: “2 Guns” – A Few Empty Chambers

by Mike Reyes

Cocktails And Movies Has Your Six With This Lackluster Action Comedy

Cocktails and Movies Flicks to Pick 2-guns-movie-poster

Are Buddy Action Comedies Beginning To Wear Thin?

When I tweeted my capsule review on 2 Guns last night, Overlord Tim joked around that he was ready to call me “The 3/5 Man.” After reading that, I retorted “It’s not my fault it’s a 3/5 world.” Sure enough, looking through my Tweets and Reviews, I’ve seen that I’ve got quite a few 3/5 reviews in my canon. Upon further reflection, I’m not surprised, because 3/5 is basically neutral footing. It’s the middle ground, where a film sits so as not be offensive but not suceed to its fullest potential. It’s not a 1/5 or a 2/5 where there’s such a fatal flaw that makes me mad enough to hate it; but it’s also not a 4/5 or a 5/5 where it’s thrilled me enough to sing its praised and recommend it for a watch. Really, a 3/5 is a weak tea flick that makes me say, “It was ok.” Under those criteria, 2 Guns is the epitome of a 3/5 film, because it literally was just OK. It didn’t suck, but it didn’t thrill me.

Cockails and Movies Review: “R.I.P.D.” – This MIB Clone is DOA

Cocktails and Movies Wants This Movie to RIP ASAP!

Bland Boys, Bland Boys

We’ve always wondered if there was an Afterlife. Through music, art, literature, and even movies, we’ve explored the possibility of where we go once the light in our eyes is turned out. In fact, there’s some pretty good examples of how we’ve done it right. Albert Brooks’ Defending Your Life is a classic example of when we get it right… and R.I.P.D. is the most recent example of how we get it wrong. And oh boy, did they get it wrong this time!

Cocktails and Movies Review – “Despicable Me 2:” Incurably Adorable

Yet Another Successful Trip With Our Inner Children at Cocktails and Movies!

cocktails and movies Despicable Me 2 MovieFatherhood, for the most part, tends to mellow even the most hardcore guys. In the case of former evil genius Gru (Steve Carell), it’s turned him into a Jelly/Jam entrepreneur that’s given up the world (literally) for his daughters. Instead of fighting off heroic forces, he’s fighting off boys who want the hand of his eldest daughter. Instead of trying to take over the world, he’s been recruited to save it. Most weirdly, instead of avoiding women, he’s badgered by his nosy next door neighbor (and to a certain extent, his own adopted kids) to start dating her “interesting” friends.