Bullet to the Head
Sylvester Stallone returns to the solo action movie, his first one in a while that wasn’t part of a previous franchise he started in the 80’s. This one actually reflects the fact that he’s getting old, since it’s part of the plot. However, the production had some problems, as we reported a while back, Stallone himself took over for Walter Hill at a certain point on the film, so here’s to hoping the entire thing isn’t a mess. It’s been a while since that happened though, so I hope enough time has passed that they have been able to smooth out any rough patches. The film looks like it could be a good mindless actioner, so it’s something I’ll be checking out.
You can check out Jeremy’s review of the movie right here.
Stand Up Guys
In the vein of the “corny but charming” comedy crime capers like Welcome to Colinwood and Ocean’s 11/12/13 comes Stand Up Guys, which gathers the aging but still talented bodies of Christopher Walken, Al Pacino, and Alan Arkin, this one is a toss up when you watch the trailers. I kind of felt the same upon watching it, but read my review for more.
While the source material (a novel) sounds like nothing I would touch with a 10 foot pole, the trailers make it look entertaining enough, even if I can’t get over how strange Nicholas Hoult looks (and I’m not talking about the make-up). Teresa Palmer is entertaining enough, and Rob Corddry makes bad movies good. The real reason I want to see this is I’ve yet to see a bad movie from director Jonathan Levine, and I count his films All the Boys Love Mandy Lane and The Wackness as two of my favorites from the 00’s. What would look like skippable garbage might be entertaining and heartfelt. See what Jeremy thought of the movie in his review.