Directors: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa
Writers: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa
Stars: Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Rodrigo Santoro
Will Smith plays a master con man/thief, who takes an “intern” (Margot Robbie) under his wing. They get deeper and deeper into the deceptive world of fast fingers and fast-talking, while their romance complicates matters. The twists provide a few surprises and the characters are interesting (esp. Robbie, who’s not only beautiful, but charismatic). The pace gets thick before it ends, but it’s still slick and entertaining escapism.
GAY ANGLE: Smith shows off his big, buff bod and it’s good to see out actor BD Wong back on the screen.
This fake documentary follows the lives of vampire flat mates in New Zealand trying to cope with modern life (Jemaine Clement of “Flight of the Conchords” is the familiar face). There’s not really a plot, just their interactions with each other and their often frustrating attempts to deal with everyday life, the occasional mortal and the neighborhood werewolves. In addition to outright laffs and hip chuckles, the whole thing is wrapped in a wacky, off the wall vibe that keeps it entertaining.
GAY ANGLE: There are no outright gay references, but their close relationship and extended age insinuates some flexibility in their tastes.
Jerry Williams reviewed movies for WTVR-TV for 14 years and for Style Weekly for 10 years. When he launched his own website in 1998 at TVJerry.com, he took his reviews to the Internet. Through those hundreds of reviews, Jerry kept his sexual orientation muted. So, he's excited to be adding "gay angles" to his postings for GayRVA.com.