April – May 2014 Mini Reviews

The Other Woman: 1 out of 5
There are so many flaws with this movie, and listing them is probably the easiest thing to do. The humor is all below average and offers nothing really clever, Leslie Mann’s character is annoying and comes off as unbelievable, Kate Upton’s character is a waste of time and probably could have been written out of the whole picture and Nicki Minaj can’t act. Unlike “The First Wives Club,” this is just a dumb comedy without any charm.

Neighbors: 2 out of 5
Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne hardly have any chemistry in this flick. So much of the comedy is just way over-the-top and has nothing really witty or sharp to balance things out. The humor and the movie itself are forgettable.

Million Dollar Arm: 3 out of 5
Jon Hamm gives an alright performance and the two ball players from India are really good. There were many predictabilities with the plot, though, and it wasn’t as moving as other Disney sports movies like “Remember the Titans” or “Miracle.”

Blended: 2 out of 5
Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore have good chemistry from working together and some of the jokes work in “Blended.” The problem is it’s so by the books and very reminiscent of “Just Go With It.” On top of that there are plenty of misses with the jokes.

Author: Matthew Liedke

Journalist and film critic in Minnesota. Graduate of Rainy River College and Minnesota State University in Moorhead. Outside of movies I also enjoy sports, craft beers and the occasional video game.

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