THE HEAT (2013)
3 out of 5 stars
When you put two people that are polar opposites in a team, you get The Heat. Sarah Ashburn (Sandra Bullock) is straight-laced FBI agent while Shannon Mullins (Melissa McCarthy) is a foul-mouthed and violent detective. An unexpected bond results when they team up to take down a Boston drug lord.
It takes a while to warm up to this pairing especially after Sandra Bullock’s character chastises those K9 dogs for their inability to sniff out drugs beyond the smell of meat. The fun starts whenever Melissa McCarthy is around. She may be foul-mouthed and swears like a sailor but she is very entertaining. The funniest scenes often occur whenever Mullins is bossing Ashburn around – whether it is on the dancefloor or in the warehouse. The diner straw scene is super disturbing!
If there’s a sequel, I’ll be there!
THE HANGOVER PART III (2013)
3 out of 5 stars
It’s the final part to the Hangover trilogy!
The Wolf Pack is trying to get Alan (Zach Galifianakis) to a rehabilitation facility when they are ambushed by Marshall (John Goodman), mob leader, who has a bone to pick with Chow (Ken Jeong). Marshall takes Doug (Justin Bartha) as collateral and gives them three days to find Chow.
Understandably, some people may have gotten tired of the drunk, hungover not-funny jokes in this sequel. Well, to me, the very first Hangover was the funniest ever – I don’t remember laughing that much during a movie. Some jokes really fell flat. Alan continues to befuddle people and pick on Stu (Ed Helms) and I don’t know what to think about his scene with Melissa McCarthy. But one funny aspect was them revisiting Las Vegas (where it all began!) and the movie started to pick up pace and humour.
STAY TILL THE END OF THE CREDITS FOR AN EXTRA SCENE!
– 4 out of 5 stars
Kristen Wigg stars as Annie Walker, a single woman in her 30s who has recently lost her job, savings and boyfriend when her bakery failed to take off. Her best friend, Lillian (Maya Rudolph), announces her engagement and makes Annie her maid of honour. Though broke and lovelorn, Annie tries to make it a wonderful occasion for Lillian and things get tougher when she has to fend off Lillian’s new BFF, Helen, who’s vying for the role of maid of honour.
This is one of the funniest movies I have seen this year! Almost every moment is a laugh-out-loud moment. Personally, I thought the funniest parts were during the bridesmaids’ dress fitting, the airplane scene and when Annie was trying to get Officer Nathan Rhodes’s (the charming Chris O’Dowd) attention by driving “recklessly”. Totally ship Nathan and Annie… and the raccoons are adorable!
The rivalry between Helen (Rose Byrne) and Annie was evident from the start when they toasted Lillian. The staring thing was weird and I hated how Helen hypocritical can be. The bridal shower was the last straw and I can empathize with Annie, though her actions were a little too strong (but funny). I mean, when one is really angry, the f-bombs will definitely come out. Come on, she’s literally at the lowest point of her life and it gets worst? Give her a guy with a packet of carrots!
There’s also Jon Hamm, who plays a jerk version of himself and Wigg is really lucky to have him in it even though he can be such an ass. Melissa McCarthy (Sookie from Gilmore Girls) plays Megan, who doesn’t mince her words and actions. She brings out most of the gags and steals every scene – OMG that toilet sink! Ellie Kemper from The Office also stars as one of the bridesmaids. And surprise surprise, she used to be Jon Hamm’s student when he was teaching drama!
Annie: What kind of a name is ‘Stove’ anyway? What, are you like a kitchen appliance or something?
Flight Attendant Steve: No. My name is Steve and I’m a man.
Annie: You are a flight attendant.