Movie Review – Bad Boys for Life

 

Movie Review - Bad Boys for LifeBad Boys for Life was awesome. I had so much fun watching this movie that I forgot I was working.

With 17 years passing since the last Bad Boys, I wondered if they’d still have their great chemistry. They certainly do. Smith and Lawrence were both great. Again. Looking back and seeing these guys in these roles for 25 years now really makes me feel old, yet they look fabulous. Still.

It was enjoyable from the beginning to end. Movies that run over 2 hours usually lose me; I get bored way too quickly and fall asleep. Not Bad Boys for Life — I was really into the storyline, which has a lot of twists and turns I wasn’t expecting. There is a lot of humor, just like always, but there is also a tender side to this one that gave it another layer.

I’m not going to include any spoilers, but I really enjoyed how they wove it all together. Make sure to not leave the theater when the credits start. They stuck a little scene in there that will explain what I’m talking about. (20-ish seconds into the credits.)

It wasn’t just Smith and Lawrence that made it great. The supporting cast was just as good. The police force created a new unit (AMMO). Within that unit is some incredible talent which helped brighten the big screen even more. Vanessa Hudgens, Alexander Ludwig, and Charles Melton were fantastic. They’re all young ones, but they had chemistry with Smith and Lawrence as if they’d been with them for 25 years. The age jokes are hilarious!

I don’t think you can go wrong with this movie. I’d recommend it to anyone.

Grade: A

About The Peetimes: The 1st and 3rd Peetimes are your best bet. I only submitted the 2nd one for Emergencies.

There are extra scenes during, or after, the end credits of Bad Boys for Life. (What we mean by Anything Extra.)

Rated (R) for strong bloody violence, language throughout, sexual references and brief drug use
Genres: Action, Comedy, Crime

Is there anything extra during the end credits of Bad Boys for Life?

Bad Boys for Life Yes, there are extra scenes during, or after, the end credits of Bad Boys for Life.

Anything Extra Details

Less than a minute into the credits there is an additional scene that you’re not gonna want to miss. After the additional scene it is safe to leave.

The credits run for approximately 6 minutes.

Read the RunPee movie review for Bad Boys for Life by Christene Johnson. Movie review grade: A

Rated (R) for strong bloody violence, language throughout, sexual references and brief drug use
Genres: Action, Comedy, Crime
USA release date: 2020-01-17
Movie length: 2 hours 3 minutes

We have 3 Peetimes for Bad Boys for Life. Learn more.

About The Peetimes
The 1st and 3rd Peetimes are your best bet. I only submitted the 2nd one for Emergencies.

Movie Review – Underwater

Movie Review - UnderwaterUnderwater was much better than I was expecting. I had fun watching it;  they definitely did a great job with the suspense. I took my granddaughter with me and she whispered the funniest thing to me half way through. She says, “Don’t worry Grandma, I’m not gonna ask you to take me to the beach again.” She tells me in the car on the way home that if things like that could exist, she wants no part of the ocean again. Thanks Hollywood — no more sunburns and sand in my car.

I have one major positive and one major negative thought on this film.

The positive side: they did a fantastic job showing you their fear. I could feel the tension — it oozed off of the screen. Many times I put myself in the situations they are faced with, and I figured out that I would have been the first to die. Well played, actors.

My negative side: I wish we would have been given more on the characters back stories, especially Norah’s. (Kristen Stewart) That girl wouldn’t give up. They put in a quick scene about her past, but it was rushed and not very detailed.

Overall, we had a great time and weren’t disappointed.

Grade: B+

About The Peetimes: This movie is short, but jam packed with scenes that just don’t fit into Peetimes. If you use the 2nd Peetime, be sure to get back to your seat before the Peetimes ends, because there’s a critical scene you can’t miss.

There are no extra scenes during, or after, the end credits of Underwater. (What we mean by Anything Extra.)

Rated (PG-13) for sci-fi action and terror, and brief strong language
Genres: Action, Drama, Horror

Is there anything extra during the end credits of Underwater?

Is there anything extra during the end credits of Underwater?

Underwater No, there are no extra scenes during, or after, the end credits of Underwater.

Anything Extra Details

The credits run for approximately 4 minutes.

Read the RunPee movie review for Underwater by Christene Johnson. Movie review grade: B+

Rated (PG-13) for sci-fi action and terror, and brief strong language
Genres: Action, Drama, Horror
USA release date: 2020-01-10
Movie length: 1 hour 35 minutes

We have 2 Peetimes for Underwater. Learn more.

About The Peetimes
This movie is short, but jam packed with scenes that just don’t fit into Peetimes.

If you use the 2nd Peetime, be sure to get back to your seat before the Peetimes ends, because there’s a critical scene that you can’t miss.

Movie Review – Underwater

Movie Review – The Grudge

Movie Review - The GrudgeThe Grudge didn’t impress me at all. It was a cool story but it was told all wrong. Before I get into everything I felt was wrong with it, my one compliment: there are chilling moments. A few times the hair on my neck stood up. It had potential.

My biggest turn off was how they would jump around in time and storylines. It felt discombobulated — that works in a lot of movies — but in my opinion, not this one. When I was thinking about it last night, I redid it in my head with a continual progression. If they would have formatted it from the past to the present it would have flowed better.

I was not a fan of Andrea Riseborough. She brought no strength to the role of mother and cop. She just wasn’t believable at all. She should be furious with wardrobe too. They made her look like a stick man.

Demian Bichir as Goodman fairs about the same. He didn’t bring anything to the movie, except whispers. Every line he mumbles is whispered. It was annoying.

I found myself thinking about how many aerial shots of them driving around were shown. I already knew it was a super short movie, so why are they filling time with useless scenes? They just didn’t have what they needed to do a good movie. The writing was bad, the acting wasn’t great and the director dropped the ball. It should have been better.

This would make an alright Netflix night, but I wouldn’t have high expectations.

Grade: D+

About The Peetimes: With only 85 minutes of movie time, I chose to submit 1 Peetime. I situated it right after all the initial reveals and before the pieces start coming together for the finale.

There are no extra scenes during, or after, the end credits of The Grudge. (What we mean by Anything Extra.)

Rated (R) for disturbing violence and bloody images, terror and some language
Genres: Horror, Mystery

Movie Review – Bombshell

Movie Review - BombshellBombshell was full of great acting. Every single actor/actress in this movie gave it their all. It was a star studded performance.

I really enjoyed the direction the movie took. You are watching this basically through the eyes of three very strong women. Theron, Kidman and Robbie each nailed their characters. Their presence wasn’t only heard, but felt throughout the entire movie.

I also enjoyed the behind the scenes look into news casting. It confirmed what I’ve sometimes thought: news casting is as bloody as politics are. It’s scary.

This isn’t a fun movie made for entertaining. This movie sheds so many people in a bad light that I don’t know who to root for or go against, especially now that I understand that you are reported the news that the news wants you to hear.

Grade: A

About The Peetimes: I’m going to suggest you use the 2nd Peetime. I would use the 1st as an emergency since there is character/plot development.

There are no extra scenes during, or after, the end credits of Bombshell. (What we mean by Anything Extra.)

Rated (R) for sexual material and language throughout
Genres: Biography, Drama

Movie Review – Black Christmas

 

Movie Review - Black ChristmasI was so excited to find out I was going to get to see Black Christmas on Friday the 13th! It’s always been a lucky day for me, until today. Today …that trend ended. I was so disappointed with Black Christmas.

Let me first state that I have not seen the original. I didn’t even know this was a remake until I read the trivia on IMDb. I’m ashamed to admit that, since I’m a huge horror movie fan.

The plot sounded good, the trailers were enticing, but the main thing that dragged it down for me was the actors themselves. I didn’t feel anything for them. Riley, the main character (Imogen Poots), is a pretty good actress, but in this she seemed to fall flat. Her backstory was a good starting point, but they didn’t make me feel bad for her. She seemed stiff and emotionless. That irked me right away.

The supporting cast was the same. There were a few I was actually looking forward to seeing their untimely demises. That sounds harsh, but it’s the truth. This leads me to the directors…was it their fault? Perhaps, but nonetheless I didn’t really care for it.

I’m being generous, giving it a C- purely for the fact that I loved the sets. They were great, they did a really good job on the location.

Grade: C-

About The Peetimes: This is a super short movie so hopefully these 2 Peetimes should do it for you.

There are extra scenes during, or after, the end credits of Black Christmas. (What we mean by Anything Extra.)

Rated (PG-13) for violence, terror, thematic content involving sexual assault, language, sexual material and drinking
Genres: Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Movie Review – Charlie’s Angels

Movie Review - Charlie's AngelsCharlie’s Angels wasn’t that bad. I’ve never been a fan of the franchise, but I personally liked this one the best.

Kristen Stewart was pretty darn good. Normally all I see is Bella Swan, but not once during this did I see her that way. She really had a spark to her.

The plot was pretty predictable, but the acting made up for it. There were some funny moments and little things passed around that gave you the essence of humor, not the slapstick in your face kind.

There were a few twists that I didn’t see coming and that pleased me. All in all, it was decent. I would probably list this as a “curl up on the couch and watch” kind of movie, but I did see it in Dolby Surround and it sounded great. So if you’re really into how this movie sounds and feels, check out the Dolby version.

Grade: B-

About The Peetimes:  Two good Peetimes, nicely spaced apart. 

There are extra scenes during, or after, the end credits of Charlie’s Angels. (What we mean by Anything Extra.)

Rated (PG-13) for action/violence, language and some suggestive material
Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy

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RunPee Sis’s Movie Review – Jojo Rabbit

Movie Review - Jojo RabbitJoJo Rabbit shocked me. I hadn’t heard a peep about it, knew nothing going into it…and walked out in love with what I had just seen.

This movie was a work of art. Hollywood produces some great flicks to amuse us, and some not so great ones, ones where people can just get paid. JoJo Rabbit told a story from a perspective that hasn’t been done to my knowledge and was masterfully produced.

Every single character in this movie had that certain spark that’s hard to come across anymore…no matter if they were good or bad or ugly. These actors did something amazing, each and everyone of them.

This is something I thought I’d never say: Hitler was my favorite. OMG, every moment of his screen time had me in stitches!! This spin on him was so perfect that I’m going to watch it again. I’m going back tonight just to enjoy it.

Grade: A+

About The Peetimes: So much happens in tiny bursts that Peetimes were incredibly hard to find. It was hard to duplicate them for you. I was able to give you a sense of what’s happening, but the body language in this movie was very poignant and said so much in itself.

There are no extra scenes during, or after, the end credits of Jojo Rabbit. (What we mean by Anything Extra.)

Rated (PG-13) for mature thematic content, some disturbing images, violence, and language
Genres: Comedy, Drama, War

Read also Golden Man’s Movie Review of JoJo Rabbit, and check out the interesting comments going on! Did you realize there is an entire “Funny Hitler” movie genre, oddly enough? Remember, three of anything makes a collection:

Golden Man’s Movie Review – Jojo Rabbit

Movie Review – Countdown

 

Movie Review - CountdownCountdown was a fun little flick. I enjoyed it — there were some scare moments balanced with just enough humor to add to its overall balance.

In today’s world, we are all attached to our phones. They’ve become an extension of our hands. In Countdown, they become your own personal countdown to death.

Yes, there’s an app for that.

It’s a pretty short movie and they did a great job keeping the flow going. No boring moments here.

The part that appealed to me the most was their use of religious figures. Father John rocked the screen. He was awesome! I’ve never seen them take the route Countdown did. He listened to rap music in his study while smoking, and his passion was demons. He was too cool.

If you’re looking for a movie that won’t terrify but simply entertain you, try this one. I’ve got no complaints.

Grade: B+

About The Peetimes: You have 2 choices for this very short movie. I highly recommend the 1st Peetime. The 2nd Peetime contains some character development that comes into play later in the movie.

There are extra scenes during, or after, the end credits of Countdown. (What we mean by Anything Extra.)

Rated (PG-13) for terror, violence, bloody images, suggestive material, language and thematic elements
Genres: Horror, Thriller