Cop Out – Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan team up in this action-comedy from director Kevin Smith. The plot follows Willis trying to cash in a prized baseball card he owns to help pay for his daughter’s dream wedding. In the process of him selling it, the store he is at gets robbed and his card is taken. Now it’s up to Willis and his partner Morgan to get the card back. This is Kevin Smith’s first film that he has directed that wasn’t his own script, but don’t be frightened by that. The quick-pace dialogue filled with dirty jokes is still present and the film is a lot of fun to watch.
The Losers – This film stars Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Idris Elba, Chris Evans and Zoe Saldana and is based on a graphic novel, that sounds like it was based on The A-Team. The members of the Losers are betrayed and left for dead. As the team re-groups they go on a hunt to find out who betrayed them and exact revenge. The trailer for the film seems like it would be a lot of fun and the cast is strong too so it is worth checking out.
The Runaways – This films stars Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning and is a biopic about the influential female rock band The Runaways. The band is most notable for launching the careers of Joan Jett, Cherie Currie and Lita Ford and the film chronicles the origins and downfall of the band. The film received decent reviews so don’t go in with any pre-conceived notions you may have of Kristen Stewart. Also worth noting is that Michael Shannon co-stars in the film as the manager of the band, and he’s always someone to watch on screen.
TV ON DVD
Matlock: The Fifth Season – The very popular Andy Griffith murder mystery show has its fifth season released on DVD and chronicles the cases of Benjamin Matlock, the lawyer from Atlanta, Georgia who is usually able to get criminals to confess to their crimes on the witness stand. I did watch this show occasionally when I was younger, but don’t remember it well. Having said that, it has a very loyal fan base, and it had staying power by lasting on TV for nine seasons.
My Boys: The Complete Second and Third Seasons – This TBS show follows the life of PJ Franklin, a female Chicago sportswriter who has to deal with the many men in her life. I have never watched an episode of the show, and don’t know what else to say about it, except that it’s a comedy and if you like sports teams in Chicago, you may like this show.
Until Next Tuesday!