Easy A/Red Double Feature

Yesterday I caught a couple movies I’ve been meaning to see for awhile.  First up was Superbad alum Emma Stone in her first starring vehicle Easy A.  The film could have been a cloying, unwatchable high school girl coming-of-age piece of fluff in the hands of a lesser actress.  But Emma Stone has charisma to spare and carries the film with gusto.  I think Stone is going to ascend to greater heights than the date-night rom-com plateaus of Katherine Heigl and Kate Hudson.  This girl who is going to be a big star.  After Easy A I snuck into Red, the CIA-retiree action flick starring Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman, and John Malkovich.  Red was a fun mix of action, thrills, and dry humor.  The actors seem like they’re having a good time with the over-the-top material and I enjoyed it despite some pretty implausible action sequences.  Karl Urban (Eomer from LOTR and Bones McCoy from the Star Trek reboot) has a standout performance as a CIA agent with orders to take Bruce Willis out.  I like this guy, I hope he gets some better starring roles than Pathfinder.  Ugh.

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2 Responses to Easy A/Red Double Feature

  1. Billy says:

    I refuse to believe Easy A is a good movie.

  2. Armand Golphin says:

    Walter Bruce Willis (born March 19, 1955), known professionally as Bruce Willis, is a German-born American actor, producer, and musician. His career began in television in the 1980s, most notably as David Addison in Moonlighting (1985–1989) and has continued both in television and film since, including comedic, dramatic, and action roles. He is well known for the role of John McClane in the Die Hard series, which were mostly critical and uniformly financial successes. He has also appeared in over sixty films, including box office successes like Pulp Fiction (1994).;

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