When servant, Massetto (Dave Franco), is caught having an affair with Francesca (Laura Weedman), the wife of his master, Lord Bruno (Nick Offerman), he is forced to flee rather than be put to death or tortured.
It is a truism that, generally, a person likes to believe themselves to be right. That is not to say that their every utterance is correct or that they are never wrong. No, it more relates to what they believe, what their guiding principals are. One tends to embrace beliefs that make them feel safe and that reinforce their view of the world.
Jess (Scarlett Johansson), Alice (Jillian Bell), Blair (Zoe Kravitz) and Frankie (Ilana Glazer) are close friends in college. They promise that they will always stay in touch, ten years later with their lives all in very different places, the friends get together for Jess’ bachelorette party.
Back in 1971, a seminal blaxploitation film was released. Gordon Parks’ Shaft, starring Richard Roundtree in the lead role as John Shaft, was a landmark film in cinema. Shaft was a character that was unashamedly black, embracing black culture and attitudes of the times against the backdrop of an America trying to find an identity after the upheaval of the sixties, a decade that saw the civil rights movement, the assassination of John F Kennedy and the last years of the Vietnam war.
Ben (Joey Bragg) and his best friend, Larry (Matt Shively) go to visit Ben’s layabout, wastrel of a father, Wayne (David Spade). Ben is a college valedictorian and is leaving for New York, having got a job at a progressive, tech company, ISG. Ben is not overly excited to see his father, only doing so out of duty. Wayne shows himself to be as much of a loser as Ben believes.
It is the last day of school at Roosevelt High school and that means senior’s prank day. Amongst the many teachers trying to get through the day is Coach Crawford (Tracy Morgan), Holly (Jillian Bell) and English teacher, Andy Campbell (Charlie Day). One teacher who is not tolerating any pranks is the fearsome history teacher, Strickland (Ice Cube).
Private investigator, Phil Philips (Bill Barretta-voice) works in the City of Angels, Los Angeles. He is a puppet. As in a Muppet puppet. Working out of an office in Chinatown, he turns up for work to be told by his assistant, Bubbles (Maya Rudolph) that he has a new client. In his office is Sandra White(Dorien Davies) the sexiest puppet he has seen in a while. She tells Phillips that she is being blackmailed and shows him the ransom note.
Ummm. I don’t know. I really don’t know what to make of Chopsticks, an Indian language film showing on Netflix. It is a sweet film and definitely an enjoyable watch. It is well directed by Sachin Yardi, who also came up with the story. The amusing screenplay is by Rahul Awate.
Alexxx (Adam Devine), Darren (Anders Holm) and Joel (Blake Anderson) work in The Level hotel as a housekeeping team. They dream of being wealthy and have an idea for a video game. Alexxx keeps coming up with ridiculous ideas, Joel is a closest homosexual and Darren is a drug addict who gets his fixes from Alexxx. Alexxx, unbeknown to his two friends, lives in the hotel.