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Snatched Review

Very Good

It doesn't really matter that the script for this lively action-comedy is paper thin: teaming up Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn on-screen is a stroke of genius. These two comic actresses have impeccable timing, and throw everything into this madcap jungle adventure. Yes, the dialogue could have been a lot sharper, the story more coherent and the themes more resonant. But as a guilty pleasure, it's a lot of fun.

It opens as Emily (Schumer) decides to continue with her plans to take a luxury holiday in Ecuador, even though she's just split from her boyfriend (Randall Park). Although taking her mother Linda (Hawn) wasn't her first choice. As they settle in at the beach resort, they meet Ruth (Wanda Sykes) and her ex-military friend Barb (Joan Cusack), who warn them about gangs of drug dealers who kidnap tourists. Sure enough, Emily and Linda are grabbed by Colombian criminal Morgado (Oscar Jaenada) and taken to the Amazon, where they escape and go on the run with the help of a rugged but pompous explorer (Christopher Meloni). Meanwhile back in America, Emily's oddball brother (Ike Barinholtz) is pestering a government official (Bashir Salahuddin) to find his missing mother and sister.

Instead of working out a clever story or writing something witty, the filmmakers rely instead on the skills of Schumer and Hawn. This leaves the movie feeling like a series of random set-pieces in which the actresses improvise a lot of goofiness, which is shaped into something vaguely sensible in the edit. The overall narrative is flimsy at best, but there are hilarious moments scattered through every scene, and Schumer and Hawn thankfully underplay most of it.

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Emily is left completely broken-hearted when her musician boyfriend breaks up with her in favour of a life of groupies as his band takes off. They were meant to be vacationing to Ecuador together, and she refuses to give up an excuse for fun at this stage in her 30s so Emily decides to take her slightly reluctant mother instead. She also wants to help her mom revisit some of the fun she had in her youth. Unfortunately, they find themselves kidnapped by a mysterious man they meet in a restaurant and only manage to escape with difficulty. By now they are in the middle of nowhere with no knowledge of their wild surroundings and they're definitely starting to wish they'd never come to South America in the first place.

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Office Christmas Party Looks Set For Modest Income At Box Office Opening Weekend


Jason Bateman Paramount Pictures Dreamworks TJ Miller Olivia Munn Jillian Bell Courtney Vance Kate McKinnon Randall Park

'Office Christmas Party', starring Jason Bateman and Jennifer Anniston, has made a modest $950,000 in its preview showings on Thursday night at 2429 North American locations. Jennifer Aniston at the Office Christmas Premiere in California

Jennifer Aniston at the Office Christmas Party premiere in California

The Josh Gordon-directed film is expected to make between $13 and $15 million across 3210 sites for 'Paramount'. The 15 rated comedy could potentially challenge the Dwayne Johnson-starring 'Moana', as the Disney film looks to top the box office charts for the third week in succession. 

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Randall Park and Jae Suh Park at the Premiere of Paramount Pictures' 'Office Christmas Party' held at Regency Village Theatre, Westwood, California, United States - Thursday 8th December 2016

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Randall Park and Jae Suh Park
Randall Park and Jae Suh Park
Randall Park and Jae Suh Park
Randall Park and Jae Suh Park
Randall Park and Jae Suh Park

The Hollars Trailer


Don and Sally Hollars' family are all grown up and they live alone. They have two sons and John lives in New York at works as an artist attempting to make a name for himself. Their other son, Ron lives closer to home and up until recently lived with his wife and their young family but now his marriage has fallen to pieces and he's alone.

When Sally falls ill, the family reunites and John leaves his heavily pregnant girlfriend, Rebecca, in the city whilst he pays a visit to the family home. Once back in the small town he grew up in, it seems the family matriarch is much more ill than they all first presumed.

Spending time in hospital, John is quickly submerged into his old family and all the issues that comes with them - not only that but he must deal with his ex-girlfriends new partner who's also his mother's nurse.

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Randall Park - Disney/ABC Winter TCA Tour held at the Langham Huntington Hotel - Arrivals at The Langham Huntington Hotel, Disney - Pasadena, California, United States - Saturday 9th January 2016

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Randall Park , Guests - 14th Annual Unforgettable Gala - Inside at Beverly Hilton Hotel - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Saturday 12th December 2015

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Randall Park , Jae Suh - Los Angeles premiere of 'The Night Before' at the ACE Hotel - Arrivals at The ACE Hotel - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 18th November 2015

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Randall Park and Jae Suh
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Randall Park and Jae Suh
Randall Park and Jae Suh

Randall Park - Disney ABC Television Group's 2015 TCA Summer Press Tour held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel - Arrivals at The Beverly Hilton Hotel, Disney, ABC, Beverly Hilton Hotel - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Tuesday 4th August 2015

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Trainwreck Trailer


Amy enjoys her life in the big city with her comfortable apartment, wacky friends and driven job as a reporter for a men's magazine. As a young girl, her parents sadly divorced, and her father wasted no time in drumming into her that a lifelong partnership with just one person left much to be desired. So she's certainly taking her father's words literally and seems to enjoy the company of a different man every night (though never the full night); it's a life that she has no plans to change any time soon. However, something shifts in her consciousness when she meets sports doctor Aaron Connors on whom she's been commissioned to write an article. The pair hit it off right away, but after their first night together, Amy's left wondering if ending it there is really the best thing to do. It feels weird to carry on seeing someone after she's slept with them, but at the same time, she can't remember the last time she had so much fun.

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The Interview Review


OK

There's half of a great satire here, as Seth Rogen, James Franco and Evan Goldberg combine that freewheeling mayhem from This Is the End with some more pointed political comedy. But in its second half, the script begins to repeat its less-funny jokes, wallowing in smutty gags and excessive violence. These things may please the chuckleheads in the audience, but they wear everyone else out. And they make us work to see the film's much more enjoyable brom-com plot and sharp social commentary.

The story is centred around swaggering TV personality Dave Skylark (Franco), whose chat show majors in shocking celebrity revelations like Eminem's homosexuality or Rob Lowe's baldness. Dave's producer Aaron (Rogen) is feeling like a second-class newsmaker when he discovers that North Korean despot Kim Jong-un (Randall Park) is a fan of Dave's show and is willing to be interviewed live on camera. Then before they can head off, two CIA operatives (Lizzy Caplan and Reese Alexander) convince Dave and Aaron to assassinate Kim with a deadly drug. And when they arrive in Pongyang their mission is complicated when Aaron falls for Kim's media director Sook (Diana Bang) and Dave falls for Kim himself.

Yes, the film has a fairly standard romantic-comedy structure, as Dave and Aaron's close friendship is strained to the breaking point by the arrival of another man. Virtually all of the dialogue is infused with gay innuendo, double entendres and full-on sex jokes. Some of this is genuinely hilarious, such as the first time Dave and Kim discover their mutual love of Katy Perry's Firework. Then that joke is brought back four or five times, so by the end it's not even mildly amusing. Pretty much every gag in the film is beaten to death, even the ones that weren't funny to begin with. Thankfully, the actors' energy never flags.

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The Interview - Trailer & Featurettes


David Skylark (James Franco) is a worldwide celebrity. His talk show is watched everyone, including the leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-un. Skylark's producer Aaron Rapoport (Seth Rogan), is beginning to doubt the direction of the show and Skylark's sell-out nature. But everything changes when they organise an interview with Kim Jong-un. Suddenly, they are approached by the CIA, offering them a mission to assassinate the world leader. From there, they engage in a ridiculous secret mission, trying to arrange the interview with Skylark being alone in a room with Jong-un and allowing for the assassination. 

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Sex Tape Trailer


Jay and Annie once had a thriving sexual relationship, but now they've been together for ten years and have two children, things are going a little stale. They haven't been properly passionate in months and its starting to take its toll on them both. In a daring move to regain that spark that attracted them to each other in the first place, Annie suggests that she and Jay make a sex tape. The decide to film themselves trying out a variety of different positions in a 3 hour long romp captured on Jay's iPad. Unfortunately, they failed to notice as they were sleeping it off that the video had been uploaded to his Cloud account and thus shared with the entire public. With their professional reputations at risk if their bosses get hold of the film, they make an attempt to steal their iPads while simultaneously trying to find a way to get the tape 'out of the cloud'.

'Sex Tape' is a remarkable comedy about the tragic but true tales of modern technology - and how it frequently betrays us. It has been directed by Golden Globe nominated Jake Kasdan ('Bad Teacher', 'Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story') and written by Kate Angelo ('The Back-up Plan'), and is due to be released in the UK on September 5th 2014.

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Bad Neighbors - Teaser Trailer


Kelly and Mac Radner are a young married couple with a baby daughter who are starting to feel a little claustrophobic inside their family home and are desperate to get back into the party spirit. However, the phrase 'be careful what you wish for' couldn't be more apt when they watch a college fraternity move into the house next door. In a bid to get their new neighbours to keep the wild partying to a minimum, they attempt to welcome the seemingly friendly new arrivals. To no avail, however, as they end up having to call the police when one party gets out of control and find themselves subsequently being terrorised in all areas of their lives by the frat boys. Determined not to be victimised by a group of college kids, the Radner's respond with their own revenge tactics - but who will have the upper hand in the end?

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The Five-Year Engagement Review


Excellent
Segel and Stoller repeat their duties from 2008's Forgetting Sarah Marshall and come up with another hilarious romantic-comedy for grown-ups. It's corny, but it keeps us laughing all the way through while stirring in some genuinely sweet moments.

A year after they met, San Francisco chef Tom (Segel) proposes to his girlfriend Violet (Blunt), but their excited wedding plans are interrupted when Violet gets a post-doc position at the University of Michigan. So they postpone the wedding and head to the snowy Midwest. There, Violet's career soars while Tom has little to do beyond making sandwiches in a deli and going hunting with his new friends. And before they can set a new date, Violet's sister (Brie) marries and has two kids with Tom's best pal (Pratt).

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Snatched Trailer

Snatched Trailer

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