Starring: Anna Kendrick, Lisa Kudrow, Craig Robinson, Tony Revolori, Stephen Merchant
Director: Jeffrey Blitz
Release Date: March 3, 2017
Run Time: 1:27
Movie Type: Comedy, Drama
Ex-maid of honor Eloise (Anna Kendrick) – having been relieved of her duties after being unceremoniously dumped by the best man via text – decides to hold her head up high and attend her oldest friend’s wedding anyway. She finds herself seated at the ‘random’ table in the back of the ballroom with a disparate group of strangers, most of whom should have known to just send regrets (but not before sending something nice off the registry). As everyone’s secrets are revealed, Eloise learns a thing or two from the denizens of Table 19. Friendships – and even a little romance – can happen under the most unlikely circumstances.
I’m kind of bummed that we haven’t had very many new romantic comedies to watch over the last couple of years. There’s mostly action hero movies and kiddie movies and lots and lots of dramatic movies but romantic comedies have been pretty sparse. When this movie came onto my radar, I knew that I wanted to watch it because 1) It looked pretty funny and 2) Anna Kendrick. There isn’t much that I wouldn’t do for Anna Kendrick.
Mostly, I look like this every time AK has a new movie coming out…
I watched this a while ago but I rented it over the weekend again just because I felt like it and I liked it all over again.
Eloise is attending her oldest friends wedding by herself and that wouldn’t be a big deal if she was supposed to be the Maid of Honor in the wedding (and isn’t anymore) and she wasn’t dumped via text by the Best Man, who also happens to be the bride’s brother. Sucking it up, Eloise attends the wedding and isn’t at all surprised that they sat her at Table 19.
You see, Table 19 is…
“The table that should have known to send regrets but not before sending something nice off the registry. The table that could disappear in the middle of the wedding and nobody would notice…”
So, Eloise is at this wedding, sitting with a bunch of strangers and over the course of the day, this table of strangers become friends and their shenanigans had me cracking up all over the place. This was such a fun movie to watch on a lazy weekend because it’s filled with a great cast with great chemistry and a female lead that is just too adorable for words. There’s also a pretty big plot twist and that was fun. So really, if you’re in the mood for something fast, cute and fun…check this movie out.
Starring: Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick
Director: Gavin O’Connor
Release Date: 14 October 2016
Run Time: 2:08
Movie Type: Action, Crime, Drama
Christian Wolff is a math savant with more affinity for numbers than people. Behind the cover of a small-town CPA office, he works as a freelance accountant for some of the world’s most dangerous criminal organizations. With the Treasury Department’s Crime Enforcement Division, run by Ray King, starting to close in, Christian takes on a legitimate client: a state-of-the-art robotics company where an accounting clerk has discovered a discrepancy involving millions of dollars. But as Christian uncooks the books and gets closer to the truth, it is the body count that starts to rise.
Last year, I wanted to make a point to watch more movies. I watch a lot of TV shows but not a lot of movies and well, that needed to change because there’s a lot of great movies out there and for a while, The Accountant was on my radar. Well, I finally watched it and I’m so glad that I did because it was good.
Ben Affleck stars in The Accountant as Christian Wolff, a smart ass mathematician, and accountant who is hired by the most dangerous people in the world to audit their companies to find the missing money. Chris has trouble being around people and he’s got some serious OCD issues. As a kid, he didn’t have any friends except his younger brother and after their mother left them (because she couldn’t handle his crazy), Christian’s father, an Army guy, trained him up and turned him into a violent little kid. As a grown up, Christian spends some time in jail and it is in there that he cooks up his next occupation.
The accountant freelancing gig but when the feds start investigating him, Christian takes a legit client and a shit storm brews there. He finds a lot more than missing money when auditing this robotics company and he puts himself and CPA Dana Cummings (Anna Kendrick) in danger. In an effort to save them both and finish the job he started…Christian goes freaking nuts on a mission to find out who is after them and figure out why the money went missing in the first place.
Ben Affleck played the role of Christian Wolfe really well. I believed him to be capable of the shit that Chris did day in and day out. I really liked his portrayal of the character and I adored Kendrick’s character, Dana Cummings. She really shines as a nerdy CPA and I wasn’t surprised because Kendrick freaking rocks. This was an action packed drama that had me guessing what was happening and who was going to die next at every turn. It was good stuff and yes, I recommend it.