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Movie Reviews: Getaway & The Worlds End

Hawke's handsome as always & no gays in this village (thank you Daffyd Thomas)

Jerry Williams | September 3, 2013

Getaway

Director: Courtney Solomon
Writers: Sean Finegan, Gregg Maxwell Parker
Stars: Ethan Hawke, Selena Gomez, Jon Voight

You’d think a movie that’s 90% fast driving with dozens of car crashes couldn’t help but be exciting. You’d be wrong. Such an over-edited, non-stop onslaught becomes pretty pedestrian because the action is uninspired. Pair that with this ridiculous plot: Ethan Hawke is forced to drive like a maniac and cause absurd destruction to save his kidnapped wife. Toss in Selena Gomez as his sassy, hi-tech ride-along to really strain credibility. Granted, the manic editing keeps it from being boring, but the lackluster direction keeps it from being thrilling. Less fast & furious and more fast & flaccid.

 

GAY ANGLE: Hawke’s handsome as always.

 

The World’s End

Director: Edgar Wright
Writers: Simon Pegg, Edgar Wright
Stars: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman

Simon Pegg heads the group of 5 boyhood chums, who returns to their hometown 20 years later to complete a legendary 12-pub crawl. On their route, they discover that the town has changed in an ill-fated sci-fi way. This team of accomplished British actors creates an assured comic ensemble, led by Pegg’s manic character. There aren’t a lot of laff-out-loud moments, but there’s plenty of good-natured, energetic fun. Add some entirely convincing special effects and clever physical action and you’ve got an entertaining romp thru a possessed English village.

 

GAY ANGLE: Apparently, no gays in this village (thank you Daffyd Thomas).