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BAD MOMS (2016) – My rating: 8/10

BadMomsPretty good for a summer fill in comedy. I actually laughed, a lot. The first notable information I’d like to tell you is, DON’T TAKE YOUR CHILDREN TO SEE THIS MOVIE! Language, nudity, and subject material would be highly inappropriate for a child. I’m surprised this comedy didn’t get an “X” rating for full frontal nudity and lewd conversation about “bush” (and I don’t mean the former president). Bad Moms was funny, funky and fun but it is definitely for adults only. (Mila Kunis) plays Amy Mitchell, a mom with two children married to Mike Mitchell, (David Walton) a not so upstanding husband. (Kristen Belle) plays Kiki, a stay-at-home mother of four with an overbearing husband who takes her for granted. (Kathryn Hahn) plays Carla, a lax, oversexed single mom with a somewhat awkward sized son that she neglects most of the time. These three women team up against (Christina Applegate) who plays Gwendolyn, the president of the PTA and a domineering, controlling bitch of a woman who allocates a grueling schedule for the moms while flaunting an attitude that makes everyone afraid to stand up to her. (Jada Pinkett Smith) plays Stacy, who has two children and is one of Gwendolyn’s cronies. (Annie Mumolo) plays Vicky, another one of Gwendolyn’s cronies, only she appears to be missing her backbone.  It seems everyone in the school dislikes Gwendolyn but is afraid of her wrath, including Principal Burr (Wendell Pierce).

After Amy teams up with Kiki and Carla, they begin a new life where responsibility, cooking, doing homework with and for the children, hand packing lunches and attending PTA meetings is OUT and partying, drinking at the local bars, reckless driving and meeting new men is IN, for the time being, anyway. Meanwhile, the righteous Gwendolyn is making life as hard for Amy and her cronies as possible. There are many laughs and many hilarious situations that will keep you well entertained. As usual, I have left out most of the story as not to spoil it for you. I enjoyed Bad Moms, it was just plain raunchy and fun!  BTW:  I felt Kathryn Hahn stole the show — she was very funny and delivered her lines like a true comedian. In the end, everyone is where they belong and there are some surprise interviews with the actresses and their real mothers.


JUPITER ASCENDING (2015) – My rating: 6.5/10

JupiterAscendingThe trailers for Jupiter Ascending were enticing but the movie was all over the place.  Ambiguous yet tolerable as a love story, Jupiter Ascending was a letdown.  The special effects were some of the best I’ve seen. I think someone got carried away with perfecting green screen scenes instead of letting the audience in on what was really happening.  At one point, I was just watching for the effects rather than trying to make sense of the story.  Please note, I saw this movie in Real 3D, which really brought the special effects to life.

It seems 3 siblings are hungry for the same territory and would do what ever it takes to secure it as their inheritance.  Along comes Mila Kunis who plays the queen, Jupiter Jones and is called “your majesty” throughout the movie.  As the rightful heir, Jupiter  stands to take the most valuable claim of all, Earth.  The thing is, she doesn’t know anything about it.  She didn’t even know there was life on other planets.  The whole concept of this movie was unbelievable and totally a waste of good talent.  There are so many issues I haven’t resolved because of the ambiguity of Jupiter Ascending.  Caine Wise (Channing Tatum) who is Mila’s love interest gave the role his best shot, but the movie was too corny to save.  Eddie Redmayne’s (Best Actor nominee for The Theory of Everything) character, Balem Abrassax,  at least, gave the movie a slight lift as the most evil of the 3 siblings.  I found most of the other characters to be pretty flat.  I recommend you wait for DVD on this one and even then, don’t expect too much.