#2,396: American Made
The Foreigner - ★★½☆☆
From Green Lantern’s Martin Campbell, this tonally confused action political comedy thriller pits old Jackie Chan against Pierce Brosnan and his army of inept goons.
But not, like, 007, Goldeneye Pierce Brosnan. It’s Mrs. Doubtfire’s Pierce Brosnan as the Elmer Fudd to special forces war hero (blah blah blah, it would have been fine to not explain his whole back story) Chan’s Bugs Bunny.
Battle of the Sexes - ★★★☆☆
Most deceptive trailer of the year? It’s more Billie v. Billie than Billie v. Bobby, and I like how casual the movie is with the latter being mostly theater. I think this is my favorite Emma Stone thing.
American Made - ★★★☆☆
Amazon's adaptation of the The Tick is done quite well, and makes its boldest move by casting Tom Cruise as American Maid.... No, that's silly.
This movie is, in fact, the sequel to Top Gun that Tom Cruise has been teasing the press with for 20 years. It was fun to watch, but if you’re in a hurry you can get the complete story from the trailer.