Two Guns - This was a fun little buddy caper movie. Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington have some pretty good chemistry and are helped by some very good banter. There was a massive question as to what the Office of Naval Intelligence was doing in the whole operation - at one point, there’s an entire scene in the Corpus Christi Naval Air Station, so I guess they were near the Gulf? Other than that, it was very entertaining.
Lost Vegas - It seems that at some point, older actors feel the need to go out and do a movie about getting old. Michael Douglas’s father did one in 1996 with Tough Guys and here his son does the same thing. There’s even the same general theme where both of them are having sex with a much younger woman. Beyond that, it was a decent enough movie - I really enjoyed the cameo from LMFAO - and Morgan Freeman had some of the best jokes.
Don Jon- This was a phenomenal movie. It’s the directorial debut of Joseph Gordon Levitt, who also stars. He really did a great job as a guido - you’ve seen this guy around, but he infuses the character with some serious inner monologue and a distinct point of view indicating that he’s actually not a bad person. Scarlett Johansson’s character has some depth to her as well and Julianne Moore was perfect - but then again, I think Julianne Moore is fantastic in everything she’s done. The plot is a fairly straightforward bildungsroman that has a very solid throughline, great plot and a very nice message at the end. Highly recommended. Even if you detest everything about the guido type (and who could blame you?) this is worth the watch for the subversion of the character type.
RIPD - Basically a remake of Men in Black with dead people instead of aliens, this was fairly entertaining. Yes, it has Ryan Renolds, but it also has Jeff Bridges as an old west lawman. One of the recurring jokes focused on the fact that the dead lawmen walk around in bodies that don’t look like them - Renolds is a little old Chinese man and Bridges is a really hot woman. Mary-Louise Parker had a good turn and Kevin Bacon was good as well. Goofy fun.