Manly Movies

Comedy

Mississippi Grind (2015)

Mississippi Grind (2015)

Mississippi Grind    13 Aug 2015

R 108 minReleased

6.4
IMDB: 6.4/10 107 votes

This drama is part road movie, part solemn addiction story and part wet-cloth ‘comedy’. It is a small release due out this Friday that most will probably miss and if I’m being honest, most who those who do will not be losing out. This comes from upstart filmmakers Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden, who gave us Half Nelson, led by Ryan Gosling. I guess the always reliable Scott Mendelsohn and the sometimes unreliable Ryan Reynolds liked what ...

#Lucky Number (2015)

#Lucky Number (2015)

#Lucky Number    01 Sep 2015

TV-14 80 minReleased

5.1
IMDB: 5.1/10 424 votes

This movie has a novel idea of having a few guys find the cellphone of one of their idols, a superstar basketball player, and use it to their advantage. Such as taking Bentleys for month-long test drives and jumping ahead in queues, heading right to the VIP section of clubs. It had potential with a premise like that but unfortunately it slips up and falls into mediocrity, even if it falls somewhere between The Hangover series and a ...

Vacation (2015)

Vacation (2015)

Vacation    29 Jul 2015

R 99 minReleased

6.1
IMDB: 6.1/10 879 votes

Who remembers Chevy Chase? What happened to that face of the 1980s? He did those Vacation movies and other not particularly brilliant, but somewhat amusing movies, such as Spies Like Us. The only thing you need to know about this movie is that it is a crude and inferior sequel to movies that were already second rate. And it has a Chevy Chase cameo. The rest of the movie is filled with shit jokes, pedo innuendo ...

Ted 2 (2015)

Ted 2 (2015)

Ted 2    26 Jun 2015

R 115 minReleased

6.3
IMDB: 6.3/10 166 votes

I thought the first Ted movie had its moments, a good laugh here and there and good chemistry between Mark Wahlberg – at his best playing a dumb dudebro jock – and the actual bear itself. But despite how good the premise was, a foul mouthed bear that got shit faced in your apartment with you, I personally never returned to the movie. You’d think that such a movie would be up there with the likes of Bad ...

Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (2015)

Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (2015)

Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2    17 Apr 2015

PG 94 minReleased

4.4
IMDB: 4.4/10 864 votes

I don’t remember much about the original, other than it being possibly mildly serviceable, truth be told I was talking with someone throughout the whole thing (don’t worry, we were in front of a TV). I remember it was somewhat of a softy Die Hard comedy clone though, so I thought maybe this sequel might be relevant to our niche. I can only come out the other side with a warning – enter a screening of Paul Blart: Mall ...

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

Guardians of the Galaxy    01 Aug 2014

PG-13 121 minReleased

8.1
IMDB: 8.1/10 955 votes

It’s undeniable that 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy represents Marvel Studio’s most left-field production to date. Adapted from a mostly obscure Marvel series that has existed in various incarnations since the 1970s, this is not so much a superhero movie but rather a science fiction space opera closer to Star Wars than Iron Man. In truth, nobody expected much from Guardians of the Galaxy, and yet it’s easily one of the best pictures in the Marvel canon, a riotously irreverent ...

Superfast! (2015)

Superfast! (2015)

Superfast!    03 Apr 2015

PG-13 99 minReleased

4.1
IMDB: 4.1/10 832 votes

I look at the parody genre and wonder what happened. I remember the days of the Naked Gun, Hot Shots and Loaded Weapon. Dumb films but good parodies and effective in terms of what they were trying to achieve. Shit, even Spy Hard might have been one of the last great trolling hurrahs, and that was a poor man’s Naked Gun. In recent times people know too well to steer clear of the genre, thanks to ...

Tusk (2014)

Tusk (2014)

Tusk    19 Sep 2014

R 102 minReleased

5.3
IMDB: 5.3/10 439 votes

There was once a time when a new Kevin Smith project was cause for genuine excitement and curiosity, with the indie filmmaker churning out a steady stream of clever comedies in the ’90s, beginning with his breakout effort Clerks. But starting with the 2010 turkey Cop Out, Smith’s flicks have become less and less impressive, and his downward spiral continues with 2014’s Tusk, a movie based on a random conversation from one of Smith’s many podcasts. Smith evidently wanted to ...

Get Hard (2015)

Get Hard (2015)

Get Hard    27 Mar 2015

R 100 minReleased

6.0
IMDB: 6.0/10 111 votes

You should probably be able to tell how good a movie is when you have to point out that it is a rip off of a Rob Schneider movie. Big Stan (2008) was the original ‘Get Hard’ and, to be honest, even though that wasn’t a very good movie either, it was better than this. That movie had David Carridine school Schneider’s twerp loser Stan Minton on how to be a hard man, so as to avoid gangrape ...

Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)

Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)

Kingsman: The Secret Service    13 Feb 2015

R 129 minReleased

7.7
IMDB: 7.7/10 544 votes

I tried to enjoy this movie a lot, but it didn’t leave too much of an impression on me either way. I always feel like ‘origins’ stories can too often be a waste of time, or movies that are patently laying the groundwork for a franchise. If you ask me, that’s what Kingsman: The Secret Service is, even though there’s nice potential in there. I just wanted them to get on with it. This movie feels ...