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Long Shot

Fred Flarsky (Seth Rogen) is a gifted and free-spirited journalist with an affinity for trouble. Charlotte Field (Charlize Theron) is one of the most influential women in the world. Smart, sophisticated, and accomplished, she’s a powerhouse diplomat with a talent for… well, mostly everything. The two have nothing in common, except that she was his babysitter and childhood crush. When Fred unexpectedly reconnects with Charlotte, he charms her with his self-deprecating humor and his memories of her youthful idealism. As she prepares to make a run for the Presidency, Charlotte impulsively hires Fred as her speechwriter, much to the dismay of her trusted advisors. A fish out of water on Charlotte’s elite team, Fred is unprepared for her glamorous lifestyle in the limelight. However, sparks fly as their unmistakable chemistry leads to a round-the-world romance and a series of unexpected and dangerous incidents

Scott’s Take

I have a problem when it comes to Seth Rogen. After the shitfest that was Sausage Party, I wrote him off completely. He has some funny films (Knocked Up and Neighbors), but for the most part, I find Rogen and his brand of humor (usually centered around smoking pot and the words “dude” and “bro”) to be juvenile and typically not that funny. So, I walked into Long Shot with some slight trepidation and an eye on the exit door. Thankfully, Long Shot is different than Rogen’s previous films. Did I believe that this gonzo blogger could somehow end up with the United States Secretary of State? Maybe. Did I believe that this gonzo blogger could end with a United States Secretary of State that looks like Charlize Theron? Not for a God damn second. Nevertheless, Rogen and Theron bring so much charm and hilarity as the film’s two leads, that you find yourself rooting for the couple midway through. Long Shot does have a couple scenes of the aforementioned pot and drug use, but it’s never an integral part of the film and the filmmakers wisely don’t rely on marijuana overkill to provide the laughs. It’s a smart move because Rogan and Theron are absolutely hilarious together. Long Shot is my Blu-Ray pick of the week. (4 Stars)

Steve’s Take

I tried seeing Long Shot about 12 times and it just never worked out. I know that Kyle absolutely loved it. I love Seth Rogen in almost everything he has ever done. Even the sound of his voice (Pumbaa) makes me laugh. This is something that Scott and I don’t agree at all on. I am perfectly fine with the comedy surrounding weed. I mean Superbad, Knocked Up, 50/50, This is the End, etc. All really funny flicks. I will, however, agree with Scott on Sausage Party. I know it did well, but I couldn’t even get through the first 20 minutes of it. I will be making up for some lost time this week when I check this one out.

Kyle’s Take

UglyDolls

In the adorably different town of Uglyville, weird is celebrated, strange is special and beauty is embraced as more than simply meets the eye. Here, the free-spirited Moxy (Clarkson) and her UglyDoll friends live every day in a whirlwind of bliss, letting their freak flags fly in a celebration of life and its endless possibilities. In this all-new story, the UglyDolls will go on a journey beyond the comfortable borders of Uglyville. There, they will confront what it means to be different, struggle with their desire to be loved, and ultimately discover that you don’t have to be perfect to be amazing because who you truly are is what matters most.

Scott’s Take

I had no idea what the hell Uglydolls was when it hit theaters. Just by taking one look at the poster, I immeditely knew it was a film that I wanted nothing to do with. I mean look at the gd poster. Wtf is that? I know Kyle reviewed this for the site and he said it was atrocious, so I’m going to go with what he said. That will be all.

Steve’s Take

When my 7-year-old son doesn’t want to see an animated flick you know what’s up. I guess this is what happens when Bebe Rexha is in your flick. Hard pass for both me and my son.

Kyle’s Take

The Intruder

When a young married couple (Michael Ealy and Meagan Good) buys their dream house in the Napa Valley, they think they have found the perfect home to take their next steps as a family. But when the strangely attached seller (Dennis Quaid) continues to infiltrate their lives, they begin to suspect that he has hidden motivations beyond a quick sale.

Scott’s Take

I feel like I’ve seen this movie 1000 times. I have no problem watching it on cable but it’s not something I would go to the movie theater to see. Who knows, maybe I’ll watch it tonight? Nah.

Steve’s Take

Scott said it perfectly. It might be a fine flick, but nobody is knocking down the doors to check this one out in the theaters. I will eventually watch this one from the comfort of my own couch.

Scott’s Wrap

Not a big week for movies. Long Shot is delightful, go out and grab it. Uglydolls is white hot trash and The Intruder should be met with a shoulder shrug on a rainy Sunday. Next week we have Detective Pikachu, The Curse of La Llorona and Batman Hush. Have a great week you filthy sloths.

Steve’s Wrap

I will blindly recommend Long Shot based on what Kyle and Scott have said. I say that even though I was let down the last time I did this with Trainwreck a few years back and I still haven’t forgiven Scott. See youse next week!