Tag Archives: Last Vegas
PHIL VS BILL Last Vegas is not quite the comedy of last resort it could have been. It sounds like an over-the-hill Hangover -- four childhood pals in their 60s and 70s reunite for a bachelor party in Sin City -- but Dan Fogelman (Tangled, The Guilt Trip) wrote his screenplay years earlier. While the scenario is safe and predictable, and riddled with wheezing old-geezer gags, the cast’s chemistry, and some gentle observations on aging and friendship, make Vegas more winning than it deserves to be. The only extra of note is a film makers’ commentary.

Bill O’Byrne’s Bargain Bin Blues: Last Vegas

Last Vegas: $$$1/2 Directed by on Turtletaub. Written by Dan Fogelman. Starring Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeeman, Robert De Niro, Kevin Kline. Five ageing Hollywood superstars walk into an amiable comedy about four old guys in Las Vegas. And that’s about all you need to know as to whether you will like Last Vegas. It’s a nice, undemanding […]

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New to Blu: June 11-17

The reboot of RoboCop wears its Blu-ray specs as a badge of honour. “Presented in 2.40:1/1080p HD widescreen, MGM’s RoboCop transfer is stellar, without a defect to be found. “The colours are sharp and the picture is crystal clear, offering a reference quality image.” “The transfer’s main irritation is in its use of inconsistent contrast which naturally […]

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