Grown Ups 2 (2013)

Review by CJ

Grown Ups 2

Director:
Dennis Dugan

Starring:
Adam Sandler, David Spade, Chris Rock, Kevin James, Salma Hayek

Other notable appearances:
Steve Buscemi, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Andy Samberg, Jon Lovitz, Shaquille O’Neal, Milo Ventimiglia and, if you’re into that sort of thing, Taylor Lautner

Running time:
101 minutes

Watch this if you like:
Seeing celebrities make a quick buck. Yours.

 

Grown Ups 2 takes us to three years after the original where Lenny Feder (Sandler) and his family have moved back to the town in which he grew up and are living the “normal” life. The movie shows a day in the life of Lenny, his childhood friends; Eric Lamonsoff (James), Kurt McKenzie (Rock) and Marcus Higgins (Spade), and their families.

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Sharknado (2013)

Review by CJ

Sharknado

Director:
Anthony C. Ferrante

Starring:
Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, John Heard, Cassie Scerbo, Jaason Simmons, Chuck Hittinger, Aubrey Peeples

Other notable appearances:
Giant, shark-filled tornadoes

Running time:
86 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Sharktopus (2010), Dinoshark (2010), Shark Night (2011)

 

A hurricane has driven a swarm of sharks to the beaches of Los Angeles causing trouble for the surfers, swimmers and jet ski riders of the area. The trouble really begins when waterspouts begin lifting the sharks out of the ocean and flooding the streets of Los Angeles with shark-infested waters. The story centres on Fin Shepard (Ziering) and his attempt to save his ex-wife April (Reid), son Matt (Hittinger) and daughter Claudia (Peeples). He is joined on this quest by his employee Nova (Scerbo), his Australian friend Baz (Simmons) and his restaurant’s regular customer George (Heard).

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We’re the Millers (2013)

Review by CJ

We're The Millers

Director:
Rawson Marshall Thurber

Starring:
Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Emma Roberts, Will Poulter

Other notable appearances:
Ed Helms

Running time:
110 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
The Hangover (2009), Horrible Bosses (2011), The Change-Up (2011)

 

David Clark (Sudeikis) is a small time drug dealer who, thanks to being robbed, owes his boss Brad Gurdlinger (Helms) a lot of money that he doesn’t have. As it happens, Brad has a “smidge” of marijuana he needs shipped into the US from Mexico. He gives David the task of moving the shipment to make up for the money he owes. To appear less conspicuous, David puts together the “Millers”, a fake family he plans on travelling with comprised of stripper Rose (Aniston), dweeby virgin Kenny (Poulter) and sassy runaway Casey (Roberts).

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The World’s End (2013)

World's End

Director:
Edgar Wright

Starring:
Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Rosamund Pike, Martin Freeman, Paddy Considine, Eddie Marsan

Other notable appearances:
Pierce Brosnan, Bill Nighy

Running time:
109 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Shaun of the Dead (2004), Hot Fuzz (2007), Paul (2011)

 

Since high school ended, Gary King (Pegg) has quite literally been living the high life. During a rehabilitation session, he is made to realise that not finishing the Golden Mile pub crawl before leaving his hometown has left him missing something. With this realisation in tow, he rounds up his estranged friends Andy Knightley (Frost), Steven Prince (Considine), Peter Page (Marsan) and Oliver “O-Man” Chamberlain (Freeman) to once again attempt reaching The World’s End Tavern, the last of 12 pubs on the Golden Mile. During the pub crawl, they realise their home town has been overrun by robot impostors of the town’s residents. It falls on the five drunk friends and Oliver’s sister Sam (Pike) to save their hometown and, potentially, the world.

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