Monday, July 8, 2013

Taking "The Heat" Out of the Kitchen

by Kate Collins

Have you seen the Melissa McCarthy, Sandra Bullock movie, "The Heat?" I did and liked it.  And apparently many others did, too, because it beat out some of the bigger movies at the box office last weekend.

In case you haven't heard of it, "The Heat" has laughs, suspense, violence, a car chase, lots of guns, lots of cursing, cops, Feds, DEA agents, drugs, and was a buddy movie -- but didn't star men! Are you cheering with me? Two solid women actresses are pitted against a slew of male-dominated movies -- and winning. Yay!

And while I celebrated that, I groaned at the trailers for the stupid/silly summer movies that are about to hit the silver screen, most of them about college kids or overgrown men who act like college kids getting drunk, doing drugs and trying to have/having sex.

So, although the language was coarse, it was still refreshing to see an intelligent movie starring good actresses. But I'd go see anything starring Melissa McCarthy. Talk about a breath of fresh air!

Have you seen any flicks you can recommend?

6 comments:

Aurian said...

I am a big Sandra Bullock fan, but have not read about this movie yet. Sure want to see it!

Tameri Etherton said...

THIS is the movie I should've gone to yesterday! We went to see Much Ado About Nothing and well, it left me sad. Not in a good way, either.

I think I'll take my hubs to see this one tonight to erase the memories of yesterday. I absolutely adore Sandra Bullock.

Good movies I've seen lately? There's this little movie called The Magic of Belle Isle, it stars Morgan Freeman and is excellent. I don't know when it came out in the theaters, but it's on Netflix now, even on streaming. Also, I loved Man of Steel. Yes, I know, an action flick with burly men, but it was great and I loved that they let Lois Lane be kickass.

Elaine Klingbeil said...

I think the last time I went out to a movie was maybe in 1982. So any movies I see have been out for quite some time. I will try to remember to watch for "The Heat" when it is finally on TV. Thanks for reviewing it!

Kate Collins said...

I'll put the Morgan Freeman movie on my list, Tameri. He's such a great actor.

Adrienne said...

Thanks so much to Kate and the rest for good movie recommendations :-)

Rachelle21 said...

We loved Now You See Me - we were very glad we went to see it before it closed at our local movie house.