Director: Nick Cassavetes
Writer: Melissa Stack
Stars: Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, Kate Upton
Cameron Diaz (doing her usual shtick) discovers that her lover (handsome Nikolaj Coster Waldau from “Game of Thrones”) actually has a wife (Leslie Mann manically trying to be kooky). The 2 women team up with his new GF (Kate Upton, obviously cast for her boobs) to plot revenge. This is a promising concept, but the script is too talky and almost completely void of funny lines. To make matters worse, the comic situations and physical gags land with a thud. Nicki Minaj’s supporting role provides the few laughs. The only positive thing to say about this film is that there is plenty of energy.
GAY ANGLE: Waldau bears his lean torso, but the prosthetic nipples undermine the sexy (unless you’re into that).
Director: Wally Pfister
Writer: Jack Paglen
Stars: Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall, Morgan Freeman
Johnny Depp plays an Artificial Intelligence researcher, who becomes his own experiment. While it starts with an interesting premise, the whole thing quickly deteriorates into a lot of talk and drama. Some of the futuristic tech is cool, but there are limited special effects and even less action. A disappointment.
GAY ANGLE: Yet another future world where gay people apparently don’t exist and Depp luckily keeps his clothes on.
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.
Johnny Depp says he was almost terminated from the first installment of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” series twelve years ago because Disney execs were worried about his portrayal of Captain Jack Sparrow. “It trickled back to me somehow that, ‘Goddammit, Johnny Depp’s ruining the film! What is that thing? Is it drunk, is it [...]