Friday, June 30, 2017

The House is crazy

5 second plot: When the mayor decides to cancel their daughter's scholarship in favor of a town pool, Scott and Kate have to find a way to come up with a lot of money. Fast. Together with their friend Frank they start an illegal casino in his house. And everyone knows the house always wins.

5 second review: It's like one big crazy Saturday Night Live sketch. It doesn't make a whole lot of sense and lots of things don't add up, but it's funny, if you're into this crazy kind of comedy.

IMDb score: 5,5/10
Our score: 6,5/10

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Spider-Man: Homecoming is fun

5 second plot: This time it's not Spider-Man: the Origin Story but Spider-Man: in School. He's a kid (15 years old) waiting (desperately) for a call from Iron Man to assemble. In the meantime he uses his cool suit to keep the neighborhood friendly. But when the Vulture, an alien tech weapons dealer, crosses his path, the bar gets raised.

5 second review: It's a fun movie, with great visual effects and Tom Holland is a very good teenage Spider-Man. But why is Iron Man constantly crashing the party? Spider-Man is a self-made dude, not Iron Man's bitch.

IMDb score: 7,9/10
Our score: 8/10

Baby Driver rules

5 second plot: Baby is a getaway driver. He's very young, but he's the best in the business. He doesn't want to be a criminal, but he can't seem to get out. When he falls in love, things get complicated.

5 second review: It doesn't happen very often that you get to see a movie so cool and slick that you want to watch it again right after you saw it. This is one of those movies. Jamie Foxx's character is the only false note, everything else is film fan heaven.

IMDb score: 8,1/10
Our score: 9,5/10

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Transformers: The Last Knight is nuts

5 second plot: Humans and Transformers have to work together once again to save the world. Marky Mark gets insider information from Anthony Hopkins on the secret history of the Transformers. It appears that they were already here in the time of King Arthur. And that they saved our butts more times than we can count.

5 second review: What can I say that hasn't been said already about Michael Bay's movies? It's a big incomprehensible action extravaganza. I was already confused beyond repair after 10 minutes. But it's a cool slick (chaotic) action movie filled with robots, chases and explosions. So if you're into that: go for it.

IMDb score: 5,2/10
Our score: 3/10

Sunday, June 18, 2017

American Gods Season 1 Episode 8: Come to Jesus 

5 second plot: Wednesday is still looking for Gods to fight on his side. At the end of this episode he seems to get what he wants. Laura and Mad Sweeney catch up with Shadow. Laura finds out her death was part of an elaborate plan.

5 second review: Finally we get a couple of answers. But I think this is the last episode of this season. So I'm wondering: what the fuck have I been wasting my time watching this shit? Especially this episode looks like a goddamn music video. It's style over content. To hide the fact that there doesn't seem to be any content. But the 9,1 score on the IMDb has just shut me up.

IMDb score: 9,1/10
Our score: 5/10

Friday, June 16, 2017

Rough Night is not that funny

5 second plot: Jess and her friends accidentally kill a stripper on her bachelorette party. Instead of turning themselves in, they decide to get rid of the body. Not everything works out as planned.

5 second review: This is a comedy mostly oriented towards a female audience. It's a sweet feel good cherish-your-friends story that's meant to be funny. I had to laugh a couple of times and Kate McKinnon is hilarious as the weird Australian friend but most of the jokes are too dumb to be funny or haven't been funny since 1989's Weekend at Bernie's.

IMDb score: 5,3/10
Our score: 5/10

Sunday, June 11, 2017

American Gods Season 1 Episode 7: A Prayer for Mad Sweeney 

5 second plot: As Laura and Mad Sweeney are trying to catch up with Shadow and Wednesday we get a little bit of an origin story of Mad. Set in a different time.

5 second review: This is the kind of episode I would make if I suddenly realized I didn't have enough material to make the number of episodes I promised I would make. It adds little to nothing to the storyline and isn't very interesting.

IMDb score: 8/10
Our score: 5/10

Friday, June 9, 2017

The Mummy is a great adventure

5 second plot: Tom Cruise accidentally wakes up an ancient evil (but quite pretty) mummy and it seems that he is her 'chosen one'. But that means she's going to try to put a dagger in his chest.

5 second review: It's such a fun, mysterious, action packed adventure that it made me think of the original Indiana Jones movies. The effects are great and the mummy is awesome. The story does slow down a little bit too often and it doesn't always make sense (why make it so easy to release her from her prison?) but overall still pretty great.

IMDb score: 5,7/10
Our score: 8,5/10

It Comes at Night is no picknick

5 second plot: Paul lives with his family in a house in the woods. It seems that some killer virus decimated the world's population. Paul survived by following strict rules. One day a young man breaks into the house. He seeks help for his family.

5 second review: I can guarantee you there will not be a smile on your face after seeing this movie. It's tough as nails, but also mysterious, beautifully filmed and as tense as a movie can get. Not very much happens but you're still on the edge of your seat. It's a great movie but it's no picknick.

IMDb score: 6,8/10
Our score: 8/10

Sunday, June 4, 2017

American Gods Season 1 Episode 6: A Murder of Gods

5 second plot: Shadow's (still dead) wife, the taxi driver and Mad Sweeney go on a road trip. The original plan is to go in Shadow's direction, but somehow they decide to go somewhere else first. Wednesday tries to find allies (other Gods (I'm just guessing)) for the upcoming war (what war? I don't know). This time he visits an old friend with a big love for guns.

5 second review: Not very much happens in this episode. There are a couple of (quick, but) spectacular deaths. And Mad Sweeney is on a roll. So still enough to make watching this episode worth wile but kick up the pace, pretty please.

IMDb score: 7,8/10
Our score: 7,5/10

Friday, June 2, 2017

The Big Bang Theory Season 10 Episode 13-24 is a perfect mix

5 second plot: Spoiler alert! The guys continue working on their guidance system. But the military ends up screwing them over. Raj can't afford his apartment anymore and temporarily moves in with Penny and Leonard. Bernadette and Howard have a difficult time taking Halley to daycare for the first time. Amy has to leave town for a couple of months. Immediately Sheldon gets hit on by another woman. He takes a drastic decision.

5 second review: I don't know how they do it, but they figured out a secret formula to perfectly mix classic comedy stuff with groundbreaking new craziness. Like Stewart running into Bernadette and Howard's room with a barb wired baseball bat to save them.

IMDb score: 8,3/10
Our score: 8,5/10