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Life During Wartime
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There are some things you just shouldn’t mess with and the original 1980’s TV series El Equipo A (The A Team) is clearly one of them. Imprisioned for a crime they didn’t commit, the original soliders of fortune were comedy gold; each show a feast of exploding helicopters, winks to camera as Mr T was bundled into yet another plane and no-harm-done fun. Critics suggest that this remake, directed by Joe Carnahan is dull as ditchwater and that the casting is off. Starring Liam Neeson as Hannibal, Bradley Cooper, Sharlto Copley and Jessica Biel.
La Vida En Tiempos De Guerra (Life During Wartime) is a gem of a film with a stellar cast and fine script. Director Todd Solondz revisits the characters of his indie classic Happiness albeit with a different cast. It’s a bleakly funny film about a dysfunctional family trying hard to forgive and forget. Look out for the great cameo from Michael K Williams (aka Omar from The Wire).
Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, David Spade and Rob Schneider star in the middle-aged male reuion comedy Niños Grandes (Grown Ups). After 30 years apart and following the death of their former basketball coach, the friends get together and party like back in the day. Amusing enough but you probably won’t be rolling in the aisles.