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Thursday, June 4, 2015

Movie Review For June 5, 2015: ENTOURAGE and SPY

NOTE - INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 3 also opens this weekend, but I am on vacation and haven't had a chance to review it yet.

Rated: R
Stars: Adrian Grenier, Kevin Connolly, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara, Jeremy Piven
Plot: Ari Gold's first movie as movie studio head is to hire Vincent and his buddies to make a movie, but some people aren't as confident in the outcome

Clint Says: Wait until after opening weekend, but see this in theaters

Fans of the TV series are going to love this movie. For those of you that have never seen the show, never fear. The movie is a great stand-alone. It's fun, funny and an overall enjoyable summer flick.

There are times when it feels like it's nothing more than a long episode of a TV show in quality, but the story is good enough to carry this film to big-screen status.

Kevin Dillon steals the show except for one notable exception, every scene with Rhonda Rousey and Turtle is awesome.

Rated: R
Stars: Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham, Rose Byrne, Jude Law
Plot: After the covers of all of the CIA's field agents are blown, A CIA analyst must become a field agent to stop terrorists from getting a nuclear bomb

Clint Says: Wait until after opening weekend, but see this in theaters

This movie really surprised me. I was pretty much done with Melissa McCarthy prior to this film because she is the same annoying character every time. I was expecting more of the same in SPY. Thankfully, this movie is great.

Melissa McCarthy plays a character that is smart, confident and kick-butt. But even more than that this is a really well done spy flick at its core. The mystery is intriguing and the stakes are high. The twists and turns are throughout and you don't see them coming.

Jason Statham is actually the funniest person in the movie. His over-the-top tales are hysterical and non-stop. And speaking of over-the-top the ending is absolutely ridiculous, but it's okay because it is a comedy as well. There are several moments in the last 20 minutes where you will have to decide whether you want to roll with it or give it an eye roll.

I can't believe that I'm actually recommending this film, but I'm happy that it is good enough that I can.

POST VACATION UPDATE: I wrote this review while running between events on my vacation and wanted to add a couple more points to it. 1. This movie is rated R for a reason. It includes graphic nudity. So, if you don't like that kind of thing you should avoid this film. 2. Melissa McCarthy's character has a very empowering arc that adds to the enjoyment of the film.

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