What are you doing until the next episode of Brooklyn Nine-Nine? Well, here are two suggestions:
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
The 2009 movie Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs received great reviews and starred the voice talents of our very own Andy Samberg as well as Bill Hader (Saturday Night Live; The Mindy Project); Anna Faris (Scary Movie series, Mom); James Caan (Back in the Game; The Godfather); Will Forte (Saturday Night Live; 30 Rock); Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother; Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog) and Bruce Campbell (Burn Notice; The Evil Dead). As of Sept. 27, Netflix isn't streaming the movie, but you can see it on Amazon.
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 premieres this weekend, and it still includes all the vocal talents listed above along with the addition of our multi-talented Terry Crews (he's replacing Mr. T for the voice of Officer Devereaux). Here's the trailer:
Now this isn't a movie review, but it looks like it could be fun for the whole family (followed by a dinner of spaghetti and meatballs with a HUGE portion of garlic bread - darn, now I'm hungry).
Short Term 12
If you are looking for something a little heavier, our dear friend Stephanie Beatriz is in the movie Short Term 12, which is in theaters now. It stars Brie Larson (United States of Tara; Scott Pilgrim vs. the World); John Gallagher Jr. (The Newsroom; Pieces of April) and Kaitlyn Dever (Last Man Standing; Justified).
Short Term 12 is told through the eyes of Grace (Larson), a 20-something supervisor at a facility for at-risk teenagers. Passionate and tough, Grace is a formidable caretaker of the kids in her charge – and in love with her long-term boyfriend and co-worker, Mason (Gallagher Jr.). But Grace’s own difficult past – and the surprising future that suddenly presents itself – throw her into unforeseen confusion, made all the sharper with the arrival of a new intake at the facility: a gifted but troubled teenage girl (Dever) with whom Grace has a charged connection. While the subject matter is complex, this lovingly realized film finds truth – and humor – in unexpected places.Again, no reviews here, the above is a quote from their promo material, but it has some high scores on IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes. And here's the trailer:
Have a great weekend, BK99ers!
-Brooklyn Nine-Nine Insider