SPECIAL RELATIONSHIPS

onlygodforgivesONLY GOD FORGIVES (2013)
2 out of 5 stars

As much as I would like to understand this Ryan Gosling movie, I cannot. It seems like a tale of revenge turned very, very bloody. So here’s the description from IMDB:

“Julian, a drug-smuggler thriving in Bangkok’s criminal underworld, sees his life get even more complicated when his mother compels him to find and kill whoever is responsible for his brother’s recent death.”

The Thai opening credits made me wonder if I stepped into the wrong theatre. But it sure made it feel more authentic. Otherwise, it was just lots of spewing blood and a crusader of justice who may be slightly misguided.

DON’T MESS WITH THE IBABE

Movie43MOVIE 43 (2013)
2 out of 5 stars

This is probably one of the weirdest (worst?) movie anthology I have ever since.

It is probably meant to be crude, so try not to be too offended by some of the stories in there. It is also best to take with a pinch of salt and laugh at everything. One of the reasons I wanted to watch it was Emma Stone but I wasn’t really taken by her story with Kieran Culkin as her ex-boyfriend. The opening story with Hugh Jackman and Kate Winslet drew the most laughs along with the one starring real-life husband and wife, Chris Pratt and Anna Faris. There are some really random advertisements in between the segments and I think the Tampax commercial is the funniest.

Watch it if you’re really bored and want to watch A-list stars do and say silly (explicit) stuff.

BACK-UP FAILURE

THE BACK-UP PLAN (2010)
– 2 out of 5 stars 

I had no idea why I wanted to watch The Back-Up Plan, maybe it’s because of the lead actor Alex O’Loughlin? 99.99% it is.

Anyway, it’s about Zoe (Jennifer Lopez), who gets artificially inseminated and then meets her dream guy (Alex O’Loughlin). The way the story plays out is all kinda cliché. I mean, you can tell it just by looking at the poster. The ending is nice, but you can tell it’s all fiction.

The funny part would be in the park, where this guy’s kid was eating sand and picking up someone’s shit from the park to show to his daddy. “Hey Daddy, see what I found!” And Zoe’s single mothers’ support group is out-of-this-world, and the birthing part was (speechless).

Oh by the way, Alex O’Loughlin is the same guy that appeared in Criminal Minds S04E22! The stuff-your-bullet-wound-with-bread guy!