Pain & Gain (7/10)
Michael Bay + Marky Mark + The Rock…? That doesn’t bode well…
So I started watching it with some trepidation. Guess what: it is surprisingly entertaining. No spoilers so I won’t go into the story, but these guys have lost the plot. And this is supposedly not even just based on a true story, it effectively is a (Bay-ified) docudrama of the actual events. The acting is surprisingly good – The Rock is funny in his reborn stupidity; Tony Shalboub is on form as asshole/victim, and Mark Wahlberg is believable as the man-with-a-plan.
Europa Report (8/10)
An engaging thriller with its own documentary-like style that isn’t afraid to put some science in sci-fi. The acting is strong, the feel is realistic, the story flows well. If you like anything sci-fi like you should watch this. It’s much more engaging than e.g. Gravity in my opinion.