The Video Vacuum (thevideovacuum) wrote,
The Video Vacuum
thevideovacuum

BE COOL (2005) ***

In this belated sequel to Get Shorty, Chilli Palmer (John Travolta) gives up the movie business to break in a new singer (Christina Millian) onto the music scene.  He has to deal with the Russian Mob, greedy record producers (Harvey Keitel and Cedric The Entertainer), and a yo boy manager (Vince Vaughn in his 25th movie this month).  There are way too many characters and way too little plot, but with this cast, who cares?  Uma Thurman dances with Travolta just like she did in Pulp Fiction (which also featured Keitel) and Danny DeVito shows up long enough to remind you this is a Get Shorty sequel.  Of the large ensemble cast, The Rock comes off best as Vaughn’s gay bodyguard and aspiring actor.  Seeing him performing a scene from Bring It On is worth the price of admission.  Director F. Gary (The Italian Job) Gray is good at throwing in funny in jokes but not at streamlining a rambling story.  Keitel was also in Get Shorty but in a different role (as himself).  With funny cameos by James Woods, Seth Green and Steven Tyler.  Based on the Elmore Leonard novel.

Tags: action, b, comedy, john travolta, sequel
Subscribe

  • CALIGULA 2: THE UNTOLD STORY (1982) ***

    I know what you’re thinking. Caligula had just about every kind of debauchery known to man. Now along comes Caligula 2: The “Untold” Story. How…

  • BLAIR WITCH (2016) ½ *

    You all are complaining you lost an hour because of the time change. Amateurs. I watched Blair Witch and lost ninety minutes. I guess you all…

  • THE KILLING OF AMERICA (1982) ****

    Of all the mondo movies released in the wake of Faces of Death, this is probably the best. It’s more in your face than Faces of Death, but it…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

  • 0 comments