Everyone is already talking about the remake of The Lion King but that isn't out for another week. So we watched Stuber and Crawl and both are surprising for different reasons.
There's nothing really funny about Stuber. Yeah, there are jokes and some make you laugh, but this one of the more straightforward buddy cop movies.
It's not Lethal Weapon and it's not Pineapple Express and it's not anything in between either. It's just there. Stuber is a great film to watch while you're folding laundry or doing some awfully complex math equation.
Kumail Nanjiani and Dave Bautista have great chemistry though and damnit, I want them in more movies!
Crawl has a simple premise: girl saves her dad who's stuck in the basement in Florida during a Category 5 hurricane while displaced alligators try to kill them.
Producer Sam Raimi and director Alexandre Aja don't mess around. Around 10 minutes of the 87 minute runtime is spent on story, because WHO CARES? You're here to see alligators attack people, and the filmmakers are fully aware of that. And we all thank them for it.