Grown Ups

In 1978, five friends win their junior high basketball championship. During the celebration, their coach “Buzzer” (Blake Clark) encourages them to live their lives in a similar way to how they played the game.

30 years later, the five friends have since separated. Lenny Feder (Adam Sandler) is a high powered Hollywood talent agent who is married to Roxanne (Salma Hayek), a fashion designer. Together, they have two sons, Greg and Keith, and one daughter Becky, all of whom have become spoiled, much to Lenny’s annoyance. Eric Lamonsoff (Kevin James) is now a co-owner of a lawn furniture company (but he says he is just to impress his friends) who is married to Sally (Maria Bello). Together, they have one daughter, Donna and one son Bean, who still breastfeeds despite being four years old, much to Eric’s chagrin. Kurt McKenzie (Chris Rock) is a stay at home father who is married to Deanne (Maya Rudolph), the primary breadwinner of the family. Together, they have a son, Andre, and a daughter, Charlotte, while Deanne is pregnant with a third child, and her mother, Ronzoni, lives with them as well. All of them harass Kurt for not being more useful. Rob Hilliard (Rob Schneider) is a thrice divorced pacifist vegan married to Gloria (Joyce Van Patten), who is 30 years older than him. Marcus Higgins (David Spade) has become a single womanizer.

When they learn that their coach has died, they all return to New England with their families for the funeral. Lenny rents the lake house for the 4th of July weekend for his friends to stay at, but Lenny can’t stay for the whole weekend because Roxanne has a fashion show in Milan.

There is nothing wrong about this film… there is nothing right about it either. It’s just another Adam Sandler feel-good movie, and if you like these, you will like this movie too. If you hate them for a lack of plot or the shallowness of the jokes, you won’t.

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Gran Reserva

Se acerca la segunda temporada. A ver que pasa con los Revertes y los Cortázar. A ver que pasa con Raúl, con Lucía y los demás. Será un reto para los guionistas creo, pero sé que ahí estaré yo a comprobar sus hazañas. Es una serie muy bien hecha, que se merece todo el éxito que está teniendo.

Inception

Dom Cobb is a skilled thief, the absolute best in the dangerous art of extraction, stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious during the dream state, when the mind is at its most vulnerable. Cobb’s rare ability has made him a coveted player in this treacherous new world of corporate espionage, but it has also made him an international fugitive and cost him everything he has ever loved. Now Cobb is being offered a chance at redemption. One last job could give him his life back but only if he can accomplish the impossible-inception. Instead of the perfect heist, Cobb and his team of specialists have to pull off the reverse: their task is not to steal an idea but to plant one. If they succeed, it could be the perfect crime. But no amount of careful planning or expertise can prepare the team for the dangerous enemy that seems to predict their every move. An enemy that only Cobb could have seen coming.

I can say it became one of my favorite movies. The cast is incredible. They are all messing with our heads only to leave an ever-lasting impression.
The final hour of the film, is possibly one of the most complicated action sequences put on film. You have to constantly be paying attention to remember all of the layers of what is happening.
You really have to see the movie.

The Day the Earth Stood Still

The Day the Earth Stood Still is a 2008 American science fiction film, a remake of the 1951 film of the same name. The screenplay is based on the 1940 classic science fiction short story, “Farewell to the Master”, by Harry Bates, and the 1951 screenplay adaptation by Edmund H. North.

Directed by Scott Derrickson and starring Keanu Reeves as Klaatu, this version replaces the Cold War theme of nuclear warfare with the contemporary issue of humankind’s environmental damage to the planet. It follows Klaatu, an alien sent to try to change human behavior or eradicate them from Earth.

The film was found to be “heavy on special effects, but without a coherent story at its base”. In its opening week, the film took top spot at the U.S. box office and has since grossed over $230 million worldwide.

Happy Birthday again, J.LO

This is probably my favorite video of hers. Probably due to the presence of Eduardo Verástegui:)

The Hangover

I’ve postponed watching this comedy for more than a year. I’ve heard people talking about it then… and recently. So I’ve said it was time to start looking for it. And I regret. Except for the Las Vegas sights there is no much to see. A film in which grown-ups act like teenagers, disaster in the hotel room, a tiger, Mike Tyson, and even a chicken aimlessly walking around. Maybe there are some that still use quote lines from the movie, but those lines are lame.
It doesn’t live up to or deserve the hype it’s getting.

The Back-up Plan

Zoe’s a woman who has a hard time letting anyone into her life. She has a habit of pushing people away when they get close. She also wants to have a baby but because she has no man in her life decides to be artificially inseminated. Shortly after having the procedure she meets a guy named Stan whom she connects with. But she’s still afraid to let him in and when she finally tells him about her pregnancy she’s thinking he would bail out but he sticks with her.