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2017-sleepless-bannerIt’s Wednesday which can only mean one thing for all our readers out there and that is it’s Ass Whoopin Wednesday. The film I chose for today I had been putting off for a while, but I wanted to have a film that featured the amazing Jamie Foxx (Baby Driver). So, I decided that it was time to hit my local Redbox and I rented Sleepless which came out back in January of 2017. Jamie plays Vincent Downs, a cop who is undercover playing the game so that he can figure out the snake at the top of the mountain. The only problem is that he is now in some deep water because a job that he and his partner Sean (Tip ‘T.I.’ Harris) try to pull off is about to backfire. You see they rob some drugs from a very bad man in Nevada and they have kidnapped Vincent’s son. They won’t give him back until Vincent returns what is rightfully theirs. The film also stars Michelle Monaghan (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang) as Bryant, Scoot McNairy (Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice) as Novak, Dermot Mulroney (My Best Friend’s Wedding) as Rubino, David Harbour (Stranger Things) as Dennison, Gabrielle Union (Bad Boys II) as Dena, Octavius J. Johnson (Ray Donovan) as Thomas, and the film was directed by Baran bo Odar (Who Am I). Before we get into the review of the film, let’s check out some stats:

sleepless Statshero_Sleepless-2017As far as the stats are concerned, there very low, but I will explain all of that in a bit. Jamie Foxx had about nine kills in the film which is low, but he has to give an assist to his son and his wife who both killed a dude. I don’t want to give away too much about who he really is because that is part of the mystery which is why I put sorta as the answer to origin story. I mean other than the secret, we don’t know much about him or his past. I believe that his character is still married to his wife even though she is wearing an engagement ring and his son is kidnapped which answers the next one. The big boss is defeated, but you’ll have to watch the film to find out how. The biggest misconception you can make when choosing to watch this film is believe that it’s just a Taken type action film where his son is taken and now he’s going after them. That is partly correct, but it’s much more than that as you’ll find out when watching the film. The film mixes in the whole dirty cop things so you’re trying to figure out f Jamie is dirty or if someone else is with it’s The Departed type ending. I think that David Harbour is awesome as is Jamie Foxx, but I’m not sure I’m 100% sold on Michelle Monaghan as a fierce, tougher than nails internal affairs cop who is a bad ass. You’ll have to judge that for yourself, but this is a pretty decent film. It’s got some cool action when it needs to and some cool characters, but it can go all over the place at times. I am going to give the film 3.7 fists out of five for a final grade.

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I have seen a lot of movies in the past week as I went to the theaters for a double feature twice this week and it can be a tiring experience especially if you’re not enjoying a film. It’s Friday which means that it is new movie release day and I watched some sneak peaks, so here are my reviews of Insidious: Chapter 3, Spy, and Entourage.

insidiousInsidious: Chapter 3– I’ll start the review with this film which is the third film in the series and it once again stars the brilliant Lin Shayer as the medium Elise Rainier. The movie is sort of a prequel as it takes place right before the Lambert Hauntings So essentially you don’t have to see the first two to get into this film. This time around the film focuses on Quinn Brenner (Stefanie Scott), n aspiring theater actress who just wants to talk to her mother who passed away the year before from cancer. Quinn goes to visit Elise who is a recluse at this point for fear of an evil spirit. Elise warns her that she could be calling the wrong spirits to her home if she doesn’t heed her warning. Unfortunately, an evil spirit attaches itself to her and slowly begins to steal her away from her father who is played by Dermot Mulroney and now hell have to rely on Elise to come out of her shell to help him before Quinn is gone for good. The film also stars Angus Sampson and Leigh Whannell as the famous Tucker and Specs. The film is pretty decent for the most part and the evil spirits look creepy as hell, but it lacked any real good scares as it had a lot of those cheap scares that most horror films have. For a final grade, I am going to give the latest horror flick a C+ because the ending just bothered me. 

spySpy– I am a huge fan of Melissa McCarthy who has starred in some really good comedies like The Heat, Identity Theft, and even Tammy (which had some strong points). She returns along with director Paul Feig (Bridesmaids) who will also be directing Ghostbusters with McCarthy, in this comedic twist on the spy genre. McCarthy plays an under appreciated CIA agent named Susan, who has something really good going on with the best spy they have in Bradley Fine (Jude Law). One day during a mission, it looks as if Fine was killed by the daughter of an arms dealer in Rayna (Rose Byrne). The only problem is that Rayna has revealed all the names of the spys in the world so the CIA has no choice, but to send McCarthy in because she is not a known agent. The film has everything you would want from the film as it has some great comedy specially with Jason Statham who is amazing in the film and it has plenty of action. There are so many tangibles in the film that make it worth seeing that I just can’t list. This was definitely the favorite of the four films that I watched and are reviewing for this piece. I definitely suggest that you check this one out as I am giving the film an A- for a final grade.

entourageEntourage– I couldn’t wait to see this film as Entourage was definitely one of my favorite shows to ever air on HBO and the list of cameos is absolutely insane. The whole crew is back as Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier), Eric (Kevin Connolly), Turtle (Jerry Ferrara), Drama (Kevin Dillon), and my favorite Ari Gold (Jeremy Piven). Ari has returned as the head of a studio while Vinny is trying to bounce back from a marriage gone wrong in 9 days. Ari agrees to allow Vinny to star and direct in the first film the studio will make with Ari in charge. The only problem is that Vinny has gone way over budget and they have to deal with the son of an investor (Haley Joel Osment) who is hell bent in throwing his weight around. The movie also features cameos by Russell Wilson, Mike Tyson, Ron Gronkowski, Mark Cuban, Gary Busey, David Arquette, Bob Saget, Andrew Dice Clay, and so many more. I will be the first one to admit that I loved the television show, but I think after watching this that it should have stayed just that. I’m not saying that the film is bad because it has some great moments, but the film is just OK. It was cool to see Mark Wahlberg and the real crew that inspired the show as well as Ronda Rousey, but all the cameos couldn’t save the film. I would check it out if you were a fan of the show, but don’t expect to be blown away. I am giving the film a B- for a final grade. One of the funniest scenes involves T.I. who is at a doctors appointment where he runs into Eric and Sloan (Emmanuelle Chriqui) who are expecting.