Zombieland: Double Tap

Zombieland: Double Tap is 10 years after the first film and you jump right back into the world without missing a beat. The mix of comedy in the genre is pitch perfect while expanding the story in a way that feels natural and progressive to an overall story. The film is funny and has a…

Good Boys

I really thought this film was going to be great and have a little more than dick and ass jokes. I was wrong. The film relies on these jokes heavily. Despite the elementary humor, there are also some really sweet moments that could have made the movie better if they were presented just a little…

Men in Black: International

Going in I was not expecting too much from this film. Just colorful characters, gadgets and cool aliens. That is exactly what you are getting from Men in Black: International. The film brings you right back into the world that we have come to know from the previous films. The film does a great job…

Blockers

This Film was one that had a very funny premise and with a cast that looked like we could get something special. However, when it came down to the end credits in the theater, it felt a little short and was just another middle of the road comedy that missed on many levels. I wanted…

Pitch Perfect 3

Here we are for a third time around Pitches. I don’t know about you but there has been something special about these films for me. They are always a good time in the theater and they seem to grow every time I see them. This is something that could have easily gone stale with the…

Daddy’s Home 2

I was surprised that this film was coming out. I thought that the first one ended on a good note and we had explored all we needed to with these characters. However, it seems that there was a need to extend the story. Usually, I like the combo of Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg, but…

Central Intelligence

Looks like The Rock will be in every movie on the planet going forward until the end of time. In the latest installment of his filmography we have Central Intelligence. This is essentially a buddy cop movie with The Rock and Kevin Hart. I was immediately on board for this film when it was announced….

Neighbors 2

Here we go with another comedy sequel that will leave you with no expression and no feeling but that you wished you had done something better with your time. I’m disappointed in this film because I usually enjoy these actors and actresses. But, I probably should have expected this. Neighbors 2 is a duplication of…

Keanu

This film is definitely not for everyone. My only suggestion for this film is: know what you are getting yourself into. If you are not a Key and Peele fan, or if you get easily offended, you might want to skip this one. However, if you are on the other side of that coin, this…

Zoolander No. 2

Zoolander No.2 fails to hit the mark that the first one did with its lovable characters and outrageous story line. The sequel took a premise that was already walking a tight rope and just cut the rope. This movie falls flat with jokes that do not hit the mark at any point in time during…

Deadpool

  Marvel does it again! Since Star Wars, I have been waiting for 2 movies to come out with high hopes that they knock it out the park. I am happy to say that we are half way there. Deadpool is a much anticipated movie among comic book fans around the world. Let me tell…

Dirty Grandpa

As I was browsing some of the other reviews, I realized that this film has consistently received negative ratings. The folks here at Cinema Wise could not disagree more. This film was a wonderful time at the theater with good friends. This is not a movie for anyone who is easily offended, but that was…

Ride Along 2

Another buddy cop comedy, I mean who doesn’t love them. I was looking forward to this sequel to see which direction they took it. I rather enjoyed the first Ride Along. Kevin Hart and Ice Cube have great chemistry and comedic timing on screen together so I was all in for the second installment. Ride…

Daddy’s Home

I have been looking forward to another movie with Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell since The Other Guys. I thought they had great chemistry on screen which continued in Daddy’s Home. You should know going in exactly what to expect from a movie with Will Ferrell as the lead: some laugh out loud (and at…

Sisters Review

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are at it again with a new comedy! The marking was decent for this comedy. I liked the fact that they did not show you all of the funny parts in the trailers. The movie moved at a nice pace and kept you invested in each character throughout the film….

The Intern

Some may say it is because I am a woman and so I’m more susceptible to all the feels, and emotions that this comedy takes you through. But this was seriously a heartwarming and love-able story. We are used to seeing Robert De Niro in the hard-ass, tough-guy roles. Not here. He is so endearing in…

Vacation

Here is another road trip movie with one ultimate destination: Wally World. Wally world is a family friendly amusement park with the popular velociraptor roller coaster. You don’t have to see any of the other ‘Vacation’ films to understand this one, it is a movie we can all relate to. I remember taking trips as…

Pixels

Here we go again, another Adam Sandler film. First impression; not as bad as I thought. I expected to feel like a kid sitting in a sand box while the bigger kids shoved sand down my underpants. But this time I was just getting it poured on my head. The movie premise is great and I think that…

Trainwreck

‘Trainwreck’ has a very funny premise but somehow ended up falling short. The comedy in this movie is not very well thought out, it is just cheap lines and gets old. The comedy feels forced it is not what you would expect from Judd Apatow. The movie is written by its star, Amy Schumer, so…

Ted 2

Ted 2 is a movie that around the Cinema Wise crew has been looked forward to by some, while others were far less interested. Some of us may have been talked into re-watching the first one to see if our judgment may change with a second viewing. I, however, have been looking forward to the…

Spy

I seriously tried to not give Spy a 5. I thought of excuses like, it needed more gadgets, McCarthy’s voice is annoying, Statham needed more screen time. But none of those are a fair point to drag this movie down with. Although, I definitely could have used more Statham, but that’s the girl in me….