Manly Movies

Comedy

Let’s Be Cops (2014)

Let’s Be Cops (2014)

Let's Be Cops    13 Aug 2014

R 104 minReleased

6.4
IMDB: 6.4/10 121 votes

Let’s Be Cops comes down the pipe along with recent movies such as The Hangover series or the Jump Street series with shameless ‘bro business’ being handled, illegally. As in ordinary guys being placed in R-rated abnormal situations. I consider the Jump Street series to be just about effective (but not great) and The Hangover series to be a huge waste. I’d say this movie belongs somewhere in the middle. To be honest, unless it’s 4am ...

22 Jump Street (2014)

22 Jump Street (2014)

22 Jump Street    13 Jun 2014

R 112 minReleased

7.0
IMDB: 7.0/10 317 votes

Expectations for the first movie were low. Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill in a remake of something from the 1980s? It looked like it was going to be just another shitty comedy. It was surprising then to find a movie that people familiar with the era the original belonged to could dig – two young looking cops enter high school only to find that it’s a politically correct farce, with jocks a thing of the past. It ...

Neighbors (2014)

Neighbors (2014)

Neighbors    09 May 2014

R 97 minReleased

6.3
IMDB: 6.3/10 265 votes

Who wrote this garbage? Because whoever you are, sir, you might want to think about finding another line of work. This is so many light years behind warring neighbor movies that are actually funny, like The Burbs (1989), its jokes are so fucking shit and labored, that you gotta wonder how talentless people get talentless shit greenlit for a movie. A lot of fuss has been made over the fact the this movie is Rated-R, but don’t ...

Drive Hard (2014)

Drive Hard (2014)

Drive Hard    03 Oct 2014

Not Rated 92 minReleased

4.4
IMDB: 4.4/10 892 votes

I sort of had high hopes for this movie, or at least as high as would’ve been reasonable for a DTV movie. It was directed by Brian Trenchard-Smith, who directed one of the best TV movies you’d probably ever see, so far as TV movies go in Sahara (1995). It was also to star Thomas Jane and John Cusack, in a chase movie featuring Ford Mustang Mach 1s and Ford Falcon GTs. But as you’d probably have ...

Grudge Match (2013)

Grudge Match (2013)

Grudge Match    25 Dec 2013

PG-13 113 minReleased

6.4
IMDB: 6.4/10 705 votes

Stallone has had a killer streak of Manly Movies since his ‘comeback’ way back in 2006 with Rocky Balboa, or even arguably with Manly TV Series ‘The Contender’, which is where it started for me. Not all of his movies have been critical successes but then, movie critique is in the shitter anyway. Although they’ve all been fan favorites, the streak had to be interrupted somewhere. Grudge Match is that interruption, it’s Stallone’s first weak movie since ...

Last Vegas (2013)

Last Vegas (2013)

Last Vegas    01 Nov 2013

PG-13 105 minReleased

6.6
IMDB: 6.6/10 121 votes

The concept of a bunch of bachelors headed to Vegas to get wasted for one man’s last weekend of freedom is indeed a Manly concept. It’s something that The Hangover (2009) only barely got right in it’s original movie and completely fucked up in it’s horrible sequels. Here comes a movie that wants to try again, only this time with four old-aged-pensioners instead of four thirty-somethings. Well, it may want to be that type of movie but ...

The Family (2013)

The Family (2013)

The Family    13 Sep 2013

R 111 minReleased

6.3
IMDB: 6.3/10 102 votes

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a review here. Last month I was invited to a private/early screening of ‘Thor: The Dark World’ which I intended to see for the purpose of tearing a comic book movie a new asshole (see comic book movies must go) and see how good the director of Terminator 5 is, but I just couldn’t sit through that shit. I digress. I did however catch ‘The Family’, which seemed like an ...

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (2013)

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (2013)

Bad Grandpa    25 Oct 2013

R 92 minReleased

6.5
IMDB: 6.5/10 850 votes

Johnny Knoxville is only tolerable when he’s trolling. Or being used as a crash test dummy. He certainly wasn’t tolerable in The Last Stand (review). Here, he’s doing what he does best, trolling. So he’s just about tolerable. Bad Grandpa was one of the better skits from the original Jackass, after you’d waded through all of that homo erotic shit they insisted on. It is a logical place to go for a franchise that ...

Pain & Gain (2013)

Pain & Gain (2013)

Pain & Gain    26 Apr 2013

R 129 minReleased

6.4
IMDB: 6.4/10 187 votes

Michael Bay hasn’t made a good movie since the 90’s. Pain and Gain, with it’s relaxed budget looked set to change that. The idea being that Bay would be forced to actually prove his mettle as a film creator and present something with a bit more torque and substance. Well, Bay, the hour cometh, and your movie is not funny. You’re a poor director, and it’s clear now you’re skilled in collecting percentages in business deals ...

Bowfinger (1999)

Bowfinger (1999)

Bowfinger    13 Aug 1999

PG-13 97 minReleased

6.4
IMDB: 6.4/10 654 votes

Fluffy, lazily-constructed Hollywood comedies are all the rage these days, and it’s therefore refreshing to behold a genuinely good studio-produced comedy. Fuelled by a colourful cast, Frank Oz’s amiable directorial touch and a delightfully witty, huggable script by star Steve Martin, Bowfinger is one of the best films of its kind. On top of providing a solid hour and a half of lull-free entertainment, Bowfinger hilariously takes the piss out of the Hollywood movie industry, with its complicated politics, pretences ...