The Change-Up

This raunchy comedy staring Jason Bateman and Ryan Reynolds is about two best friends who’s lives are different in every way and end up switching places with each other. Ironically, they end up learning more about themselves than each other.

Bateman plays Dave Lockwood, a family man and hot shot lawyer whose life is consumed by his work and children leaving him to neglect his wife and their relationship. Reynolds plays Mitch Planko, a reckless playboy who’s lack of ambition gets him nowhere in life. When the two magically switch places, confusion and hilarity ensue. In Dave’s body, Mitch must prove to himself that he’s no quitter. With Mitch’s body, Dave takes the opportunity to do all the things he missed out on while chasing his career.  Overall, this movie may not be the funniest movie of the year, or even the summer, but it’s entertaining and it will definitely give you a few laughs.

Rating: ★★★★★★★☆☆☆

Horrible Bosses

Charlie Day, Jason Bateman, and Jason Sudeikis play three average guys whose life is made miserable because of their bosses. One drunken night the guys come up with an idea to free themselves from their sadistic employer; kill their bosses. It turns out how no matter how well planned their scheme were their life only got worse.

This movie is a refreshing summer comedy that will keep you laughing from beginning to end.

Rating: ★★★★★★★★☆☆

Bad Teacher

Cameron Diaz plays Elizabeth Hasley, a superficial teacher looking to get breast implants and a sugar daddy to take care of her. Hasley takes advantage of every opportunity to make money to get her implants and anything to win the heart of the new substitute teacher (Justin Timberlake) who she sees can be her next sugar daddy.

Bad Teacher is funny but isn’t a compelling comedy compared to other ones recently. Overall the plot is weak and unoriginal.  I suggest watching it on DVD or Netflix when it’s available.

Rating: ★★★★★★☆☆☆☆

The Hangover Part 2

If you seen the first movie then the sequel won’t be much different for you. It’s almost exactly the same movie just in a different setting, instead of Las Vegas it’s Thailand. The first movie was a big hit because of it’s unassuming and hilarious random scenes. The Hangover 2 is much of the same as the first, but nothing about it was surprising.  The film, as unimaginative as it was, was still funny but it doesn’t carry as big of a comedic punch as the first movie.

Rating: ★★★★★★★☆☆☆


Kristen Wiig plays Annie, who’s career and love life is a complete mess, and she is chosen by her life-long best friend to be her maid of honor. Annie has stiff competition against another bridesmaid in trying to get the Bride-to-be the perfect wedding. As the two bridesmaid exercise their one-up-manship hilarity ensues as things go less than perfect.

Bridesmaid is a hilarious movie that’ll keep you entertained from beginning to end. If you enjoy Wedding Crashers and 40 Year old virgin then this movie is right up your alley.

Rating: ★★★★★★★★½☆

Your Highness

James Franco and Danny McBride play two brothers, Fabious and Thadeus, who goes on a quest to rescue Fabious’s wife from the evil wizard Lazar. They encounter and battle many creatures and monsters along the way, and they even meet a beautiful woman who shares the same goal of killing the evil wizard.

This comedic fantasy adventure is more like the midevil version of Pineapple Express; lots smoking and juvenile antics, but less funny. The comedy feels like it was forced and McBride isn’t as funny in his previous movies. Overall there are moments of hilarity but there wasn’t enough for me.

Rating: ★★★★★★½☆☆☆


Russell Brand is Arthur Bach, an heir to one of the biggest corporations in the world. Arthur’s drunken playboy lifestyle is unfit to run the company, so his mother issues him an ultimatum to marry Susan Johnson, played by Jennifer Garner, who can run the company under the family name otherwise he loses out on his 800 million dollar inheritance.

Arthur reluctantly agrees to the terms, but he soon finds himself in a pickle as he falls in love with a New York tour guide.

This movie is hilarious if you find Russell Brand comedic. His humor can be subtle at times, and it can be hard to catch, but it is definitely side-splitting once you see it.

Rating: ★★★★★★★½☆☆

The Other Guys

Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell are partner detectives trying to become city heroes when two of their city’s finest dies on duty. This comedy duo pits Ferrell, a silly and awkward cop, against Wahlberg, a serious and high strung cop that is tired of being cooped up at his desk, to solve a case of corruption and fraud only to be fall short because of mishaps and mistakes.

This cop comedy film is funny all around but the plot of the movie isn’t as entertaining as the interaction of Ferrell and Wahlberg.

Rating: ★★★★★★★½☆☆

Cop Out

Cop Out is an entertaining cops and robbers comedy starring Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan as New York’s finest on a mission to recover their stolen rare and valuable baseball card. Morgan’s likable and goofy character is the basis of all the movie’s comedy. This movie is a mix of Rush Hour and Lethal Weapon that has potential to be milked as a franchise series.

Many of the reviews I’ve been reading from other sites bash this decent film by comparing it to other Kevin Smith’s cult classic such as Chasing Amy, that’s just ridiculous. If you’re looking for a good laugh Cop Out fits the bill.

Rating: ★★★★★★★★☆☆

Couples Retreat


This comedic romantic movie takes four couples to an exotic island were they work on saving their relationships. If you’re a fan of “Swingers” you’re be glad to hear that Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau have teamed up for some memorable dialogue. Couples Retreat is fun to watch but not the side stitching comedy you’d expect from a cast of notables.

Rating: ★★★★★★☆☆☆☆