Yesterday I saw the movie Horrible Bosses 2. I had no idea there was a second part to this movie. I loved Horrible Bosses 1 and was eagerly anticipating the sequel, but apparently missed its release. Nonetheless, the straitlaced, trouble bound trio is back. In Horrible Bosses 1 the trio, Nick, Dale, and Kurt, attempted to devise a scheme to murder their detestable bosses. This time around, the trio has decided to start their own business and be their own bosses. They came up with the perfect invention and had, what appeared to be, a liberal investor. Sadly, the trio’s dreams of owning their own business goes sour when the shady investor attempts to steal their business. For Nick, Dale, and Kurt, the only reasonable solution to their problem is kidnapping. Who do they turn to once again for advice? That’s right, “Motherlover Jones”. Too funny!
Horrible Bosses 2 was not as funny as part 1, but was still very funny. Of course, the movie was filled with tons of funny scenes, but the overall concept of this movie, by itself, is hilarious. Nick, Dale, and Kurt are as straitlaced, conventional, and proper as three people could ever be. The fact that they are so quick to resort to crime, which they are clueless and horrible at, to solve their problems is ridiculously hilarious. See the trailer
This past weekend I was able to catch up on the TV series Imposters. I’ve missed a few episodes, but judging from the two episodes I saw over the weekend, this series appears to be heating up. This series could potentially be binge worthy. Imposters is a crime/comedy series which conveys the story of a four-man con team and the unsuspecting targets that fall victim to their ruthless con game. Of the four-man con team, more attention is focused on Maddie. Maddie is a salacious grifter with a talent for capturing the hearts of both men and women. Her targets are helplessly swayed into marrying her prematurely. Shortly after the marriage she leaves them; heartbroken and depleted of all their assets. I don’t agree with Maddie’s actions, nor do I condone this type of conniving behavior, but I must admit, she’s kind of a genius. She transforms into different characters with personalities tailored to the appetites of her targets.
Three of her victims, Ezra, Richard and Jules, are determined to track Maddie down, demand answers, and demand that she return their fortunes. The awkward situation existing between Ezra, Richard, and Jules is hilarious, yet saddening. Despite the fact that Maddie left each of them heartbroken and broke, they all are very much still in love with her. Their determination to find Maddie was briefly dampened when they realized that neither of them possessed any factual information about Maddie that could lead them to her. Everything they knew about Maddie was fabricated. Then, miraculously, they each recalled a story she consistently told to each of them as well as a motto she frequently used. This tidbit of information allowed Ezra, Richard, and Jules to locate Maddie’s hometown, speak to her real parents, discover her real name, and gather information that could possible lead them to her current location. See the trailer
I can’t wait to watch the next episode. I wonder what will happen when they finally find Maddie. Given that Ezra, Richard, and Jules are all still in love with Maddie, what will happen when they finally come face to face with her? I’m actually seeing the possibility of an ugly brawl breaking out. I can also see the possibility of each of them secretly maintaining a romantic relationship with Maddie. Right now, I can’t imagine any harsh words being hurled at Maddie, nor can I see her facing any legal penalties for robbing them of their fortunes. I guess I’ll just have to keep watching and find out.
It’s always a treat when I’m able to watch a good romantic comedy. Romantic comedies are among my top favorite genres of movies. Some of my all-time favorite romantic comedies are The Proposal, How to lose a Guy in 10 days, Two Weeks Notice, 50 First Dates, Knocked Up, The 40-year-old Virgin, Crazy Stupid Love, Jerry McGuire, My Best Friend’s Wedding, The Spread, What Happens in Vegas, and Friends With Benefits. Today I watched the movie Just Wright. Just Wright is a cute romantic comedy starring Queen Latifah and Common. Queen Latifah plays a women (Leslie Wright) who despite possessing the perfect personality, because of her full-figure, struggles to be viewed by the men she encounters as anything more than a potential “great friend”. Common plays a hot-shot professional basketball player (Scott McKnight) who becomes the one man able to see past Leslie’s physical appearance and falls deeply in love with her. See the trailer
I love it when a love connection comes together, as a result of someone being able to cast their shallow nature aside. Often times, when searching for that perfect person, too much importance is placed on outer appearances. I’m guilty of this myself. Although I understand that the most valued qualities a person possesses are not physical, I’m still prone to losing interest based on physical imperfections. Upon initially meeting someone i must approve of the exterior, before I can began to appreciate the interior. My perfect person probably has already passed me by because of my shallow mindset.
This weekend, I had an “old-school” moment. For me, “old-school” moments are times when I am in the mood to watch a really good contemporary movie, but after diligently rummaging through my options of current movies, fail to find one capable of satisfying my craving. This results in me watching a string of older movies to curb my craving. These are usually movies that I’ve watched several times before, but receive the same amount of enjoyment every time I watch them. I love watching these movies. They take me back to special times in my life or, they’re just, flat out, awesome movies.
I have an eclectic list of oldies, but goodies. Movies ranging from gangster movies like Scarface, to animations such as TheLion King. Among the movies I watched this weekend were, Menace To Society, Clueless, Goodfellas, and Mean Girls. However, the best movie I watched during my stroll down memory lane, was the movie Heat. Heat is ,hands down, the best movie based around bank robbery, ever made. This was Al Pacino, and Robert De niro at their finest. Who could deny that? Can anyone name another bank robbery movie better then Heat?
Over the weekend, I was able to watch the movie Britney Ever After. Britney Ever After is a biopic of the life of Britney Spears. This movie attempted to depict the pop icon’s rise and fall from stardom. The movie literally begins her story at the launch of her career; shortly after signing her record deal and releasing her first album. The movie ends at the point when Britney’s career began to unravel; during the time when she had several public, emotional breakdowns, battles with substance abuse, and numerous trips to rehab.
Honestly, I thought this movie was horrible on every level. There are so many negative things I could say about this movie, but I won’t. I’m not at all surprised though. It was a Lifetime movie special. Almost every biopic aired by Lifetime, that I’ve seen, has been a travesty. Lifetime has aired movies about the life stories of superstars such as Whitney Houston, TLC, Aaliyah, Toni Braxton, and Anna Nicole Smith. Each of these biopics were absolutely, horrible. This baffles me because Lifetime generally airs great movies. I frequently have moments when nothing can ease my soul better than a great Lifetime movie. Why can’t Lifetime produce a decent biopic?
Over the weekend, I began watching a show called Imposters. This is a show overflowing with scandal and betrayal. The plot of this show rests in the schemes of a four-person con team devoted to exploiting vulnerable, unsuspecting men and women. This con team consists of: a mastermind that discovers the targets of exploitation and develops the cons, two accomplices playing indirect roles that help to guide the cons in the desired direction, and a roper who identifies the targets and skillfully crafts avenues for accessing and exploiting the targets. Imposters focuses on the role of the roper, a cunning, salacious female con artist named Maddie. Maddie is notorious for seducing targets, leading them to fall deeply in love with her, and unavoidably marrying her within a short span of time. The cons culminate with the targets being robbed of all their financial assets and their hearts. Trailer can be viewed at
I find this show wildly entertaining, but also find myself, at times, induced with intense feelings of sympathy, anger, and disgust. The heartbreak endured by the victims of these cons is truly saddening. They are truly entranced with love and loss for Maddie. Their feelings for Maddie cause them to grieve more for losing her, than for the fortunes that have been stolen from them. I find myself angered and disgusted by the fact that these targets are innocent victims. They are victimized because they long for love, happiness, peace, or other normal desires. It’s an ugly, yet abounding reality that anyone can become a victim of such a con. I wonder, what makes someone more or less susceptible to these types of misfortunes?
I watched the most peculiar string of movies today. These movies are a part of a four-movie series which includes “Flowers in the Attic”, “Petals on the Wind”, “If there be Thorns”, and “Seeds of Yesterday”. This series is jammed packed with all types of crazy, sick, and depraved drama. Everything from incest, child abuse and neglect, betrayal, murder, misogyny, damaging family secretes, to deep rooted psychological issues. At one point during this series the plot was so outrageous that I could not believe what I was seeing. As crazy, sick, and depraved as this series was, I can honestly say that I truly enjoyed it. Why though? I do not live my life like this and I do not condone many of the things that happened over the course of this series. Why did I enjoy this series so much?
The content of these movies was very dark and twisted in nature, but I could not stop watching. Has anyone ever had this experience? Knowing that what you are watching is the epitome of sickness and depravity, yet you crave for more of it. Does this content speak to a sick and depraved nature within us? Maybe it speaks to our curiosity or some other fundamental aspect of our nature. Undoubtedly, movies are a source of entertainment. However, what is it about the content of movies that captivates us and induces our arousal.