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Tuesday Review – The Hustle (2019)

the_hustle_film_poster5_star_rating_system_1_starย One of the films that I watched for my Throwback Thirty was the Michael Caine and Steve Martin comedyย Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. It wasn’t the worst film that I watched last year but it didn’t really make an impact. So, the news that it was being remade with Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson didn’t necessarily leave me feeling super excited. I’m all for getting more female leads in comedy films but why does it have to be like this?ย Dirty Rotten Scoundrels was itself a remake. So, Theย Hustleย is a remake of a remake. I know it’s a bit of a cliche to say that Hollywood is out of ideas but, is Hollywood out of ideas or something? And, as much as I don’t want to sound like those awful men on the internet, I just didn’t really see what the gender switch was really going to add to the story.

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Tuesday’s Reviews – Pitch Perfect 3 (2017)

4e37494f828ceba94bd79c98be1c183e5_star_rating_system_1_and_a_half_starsย Back in 2012 I was majorly surprised by how much I enjoyedย Pitch Perfect. As someone who has vehemently hated everything aboutย Glee I didn’t necessarily see how it would be my thing. But I loved it. The cast was great, the script was funny, and the musical numbers were really good. I mean, yes, it did have that “isn’t the 80’s great” mentality that so many young people have these days but that was one of only few criticisms I had. I guess I just really like Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson enough to put up with. However, the second film was certainly pushing it for me. I still enjoyed that feeling of nostalgia and fun that remained but there wasn’t really a story there. It was just a rehash of the first one. Hell, if it had been aย Star Wars film there would have been thousands of outraged fans campaigning for it to be removed from the canon. So, I have to admit, the idea of a third film didn’t really grab me. I wasn’t exactly rushing to see it, which is why I’ve only just got round to it. So was it as bad as I expected or was it worth the wait?

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