A super-quiet month with only three films viewed.
Life of the Party
#FF18 Life of the Party is a dull slog. Melissa McCarthy doesn’t manage to make many of the jokes work, the editing is a mess, the music choices are poor, none of the characters are developed (even using a low bar for comedies).— Gary Fleming (@garyfleming) June 10, 2018
It’s not one of her best. Avoid.
#FF18 Cargo is an at times difficult to watch movie in the zombie genre. There are some unique ideas here that make it feel fresh, not focussing on jump scares. It rarely feels constrained by budget, it has clear stakes, and it looks great.— Gary Fleming (@garyfleming) June 10, 2018
A genuinely worthwhile watch.
Super Troopers 2
#FF18 Super Troopers 2 is a disappointment. The premise doesn’t work, the jokes don’t land (especially the retreads from the original), and it relies heavily on a handful of yawn-worthy cliches.— Gary Fleming (@garyfleming) June 17, 2018
I don’t know if it was rushed or underfunded, but it doesn’t work. Shame.
The June Winner
Easily and deservedly the winner, Cargo manages to largely deliver on its premise and surprise in interesting ways. Very worth seeing.