As the summer rolls on, we have three movies coming out this week. Vinny Chase and the boys back in Hollywood with Entourage, Melissa McCarthy is getting her Spy on, and we’re getting another chapter of Insidious.
Just remember, I'm not reviewing these movies, but rather predicting where they'll end up on the Tomatometer. Let's take a look at what This Rotten Week has to offer.
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You can get a taste of the big screen L.A. life in the trailer for Entourage below:
Entourage the show, while entertaining, rarely contained any real gravity or drama for the characters. There appeared to have been an unstated (or maybe stated) agreement among the writers that things would "all work out" in the end, and it echoed much of Vince’s mantra throughout the show. The bro was rarely overly worried about anything and rarely contemplated any downside. Outside of a few instances here and there throughout the show’s eight-season run, the viewer rarely had pause for concern. These bros were going to bro their way to the top no matter the faux obstacle. This was fine for the first couple of seasons, but wore thin as time went on. From a dramatic perspective, the show became boring.
And now x years later they are at it again. We get a movie with similar stakes (that is to say, no stakes). The gang still appears at the top of the Hollywood food chain with Vince directing his own flick financed by Ari’s company. Sure, he’s running it into the ground, but does anyone believe this to be the case? And while Ari gives the traditional, once per season soliloquy akin to "If this fails, Vince won’t come back from it," the truth is that we all know this to be false.
Doug Ellin is in the director chair after heading up the show, and from the looks of the trailer this is the chance to get in all of the bit parts and cameos they never had time for during the series’ HBO run. It’s a celebrity cavalcade interspersed with yachts, sports cars, mansions, and thin elements of a story. Bros will love it. Critics won’t.