The Wrong Missy from Netflix | Spoiler Review #102

The Wrong Missy was a miss in our books. Funny at times, but a bit too much like another beloved (by Sky at least) romantic comedy we discussed, Blended. This is probably one we’ll never watch again, but we had a good time discussing it.

Lauren Lapkus killed it as Missy, and Rob Schneider is always great on screen.

THE WRONG MISSY, 2020
Lauren Lapkus as Missy and Rob Schneider as Komante in The Wrong Missy. Credit: Katrina Marcinowski/NETFLIX

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Life Lessons Learned from The Wrong Missy

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Sky: Don’t use easy-to-break passwords.

  • Nate (played by the incomparable Nick Swardson) taught us a great lesson with his constant hacking of Tim’s (David Spade) social media and email accounts.

Dusty: Every good lie has a little bit of truth in it.

  • Not that we’re telling you it’s okay to lie, but if you must, build in some truth to convince others of the lie.

The always fun Nick Swardson playing a hilarious human resources manager.

Sky: Double-check all digital communications.

  • In this day and age, people are losing jobs and relationships are ending through social media mistakes. Think twice before hitting SEND.

Dusty: Never do anything stupid, wrong, demeaning, for money or your boss.

  • Jack Winstone (played by Geoff Pierson) demonstrates exactly how a boss shouldn’t treat employees. You got a boss like this? Get a new job ASAP.

We both agree that rational and calm (Molly Sims’ Melissa) is much preferred over chaotic and crazy (Lauren Lapkus’ Missy).

 

Rotten Tomatoes scores:

  • The Audience: 52%
  • The Critics: 37%

Grades:

  • D from Sky
  • D- from Dusty

Check out the IMDB page for more info.

Check out last week’s episode on The Princess Bride.

The Princess Bride (1987) | Spoiler Review and Lessons Learned

The Princess Bride is a beloved family classic for us. We love the story and the characters and we both pray it will never be remade.

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Life Lessons Learned from The Princess Bride

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Sky: Kids are impatient (plus they’re a handful).

  • This is a great lessons for soon-to-be parents. You’ll never be fully prepared for parenting, but you’ll have to deal with these little monsters soon.

Dusty: Never hire any mercenaries.

  • They’re only concerned with money, and can turn on you at the drop of a gold bullion.

Nothing more noble than true love.

Sky: A bit of tolerance is a great thing. 

  • Wesley built up his tolerance to iocaine powder, allowing him to beat Vizzini. But this applies to humans in general with germs or exercise or facing difficult situations. Expose yourself and you’re stronger for it.

Dusty: Read to your kids.

  • Try to instill a love of books and using your imagination by reading great books to them.

Every character is fully fleshed out from their first appearance on screen.

 

Rotten Tomatoes scores:

  • The Audience: 94%
  • The Critics: 97%

Grades:

  • A+ from both Sky and Dusty

Check out the IMDB page for more info.

Check out last week’s episode on Bloodshot.

Bloodshot starring Vin Diesel and Guy Pierce | Spoiler Review

Bloodshot was mindless fun, but not something we’d recommend. Sure, you get Vin Diesel being his bad ass self, but the non-original twist villain and plot aren’t worth your time.

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Life Lessons Learned from Bloodshot

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Sky: KISS – keep it simple, stupid.

  • Dr. Harting’s (Guy Pierce) plan is too much trouble. Convincing Bloodshot each time, over and over, to go for revenge? Find someone as good as him, pay him to go murder all, and be done with it.

Dusty: Who we were doesn’t dictate who we have to be.

  • Yep, we can always change.

Nobody’s tougher than Vin Diesel in his movies.

Bloodshot (Vin Diesel) and Dalton (Sam Heughan) in Columbia Pictures’ BLOODSHOT

Sky: Do NOT work for a murderous megalomaniac.

  • You disappoint him, you’re next on the Bloodshot hit list. Plus, you’re helping this guy murder people. Good luck explaining yourself to Saint Peter at the pearly gates.

Dusty: Don’t put any electronics into your body.

  • KT and Bloodshot were susceptible to Guy Pierce’s meddling because of the cybernetic enhancements they had. Elon, really? Are you expecting us to put your new brain chips in our heads? Count us out.

Sarcasm Alert! Way to show us the coolest visual in the trailer, guys.

Dusty: Question everything.

  • “Every yellow light leads to a red.” So, when something feels hinky and your spidey-sense tingles, pay attention and be wary.

Sky: You can’t control others. 

  • You might succeed for a time, but you’ll just build up resentment in them and create an enemy close to you.
KT (Eiza Gonzalez) and Ray Garrison (Vin Diesel) in the RST Lab in Columbia Pictures’ BLOODSHOT.

 

Rotten Tomatoes scores:

  • The Audience: 78%
  • The Critics: 30%

Grades:

  • D from Sky
  • D+ from Dusty

Check out the IMDB page for more info.

Check out last week’s episode on Starship Troopers (1997).

Starship Troopers (1997) – Starring Casper Van Dien and Denise Richards

Starship Troopers is an action/sci-fi classic and deserves to be seen by one and all! Great special effects, lots of gore and good looking soldiers are all you need (in movies and in life).

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Life Lessons Learned from Starship Troopers

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Sky: It’s not why you’re there that matters, it’s what you do when you get there. 

  • Rico might’ve joined the military Carmen (Denise Richards), but he’s a good soldier and leader and Carmen had nothing to do with that.

Dusty: Be proactive not reactive.

  • You want to be the one putting pressure on your enemy, helping them make mistakes. Letting them pressure you makes your job tougher.

Johnny Rico (Casper Van Dien) about to blow up the tanker bug.

Sky: “Never pass up a good thing.” – Lt. Rasczak

  • Sir, yes sir!

Dusty: Fool me once shame on you. Fool me twice shame on me.

  • Starting the battles with troops first, twice, is a major blunder. Napalm the bugs is a better step one before you send in actual troops.

Loved Michael Ironside as Lt. Rasczak and Dina Meyer as Dizzy Flores.

Dusty: Use your fleet to bomb before infantry. 

  • This goes along with the prior lesson… napalm first!

Sky: Do not question a superior officer in the tactics they teach you.

  • “The enemy cannot push a button if you disable his hand… MEDIC!” Loved this lesson.

 

Rotten Tomatoes scores:

  • The Audience: 70%
  • The Critics: 63%

Grades:

  • A+ from Sky
  • B+ from Dusty

Check out the IMDB page for more info.

Check out last week’s episode on Extraction.

Netflix’s ‘Extraction’ starring Chris Hemsworth | Spoiler Review

Extraction is a fast-paced, action packed, fun and violent movie. Great actors, perfect action and an amazing one-take car/gun chase makes this a Netflix movie you CANNOT miss.

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Life Lessons Learned from Extraction

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Sky: “You drown, not by falling into the river, but by staying submerged in it.”

  • You can’t deny the wisdom of this statement and it can be applied to any difficult things you face throughout your life.

Dusty: You can survive a 130 meter fall into water from a cliff.

  • Hecka scary, though!

Sky: Money is the great seducer.

  • Tyler Rake (Chris Hemsworth) thought he could trust his friend Gaspar (played by David Harbour). But, Gaspar lives in a dirty, dangerous city and a couple million bucks will get him and his wife to Fiji in no time.

Dusty: Preparation leads to success.

  • Tyler had everything he needed to handle a war zone on him when he went to extract Ovi.

The director, Sam Hargrave, also played Gaeten the sniper.

Sky: Backup and support is critical.

  • Whether you’re taking part in a military mission or simply trying to do a new business venture, you’re more likely to be successful if you have a team of people supporting.

Dusty: Think ahead and be proactive, not reactive.

  • Being reactive limits your options. Being proactive puts you in charge and you have more options to achieve your goals. This fits with the prior lesson from Dusty, because looking ahead helps you to see what you may need in the future, so you can prepare yourself for it.

Rotten Tomatoes scores:

  • The Audience: 71%
  • The Critics: 67%

Grades:

  • B from Sky
  • B+ from Dusty

Check out the IMDB page for more info.

Check out last week’s episode on Tombstone.

Tombstone (1993) Starring Kurt Russell and Val Kilmer

Tombstone is the best western the two of us have ever seen. Great acting and action make this compelling story a true classic.

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Life Lessons Learned from Tombstone

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Sky: A tough life breeds tough men. 

  • The west was a tough place to live, and it created men like the Earp’s, Doc Holliday and the Cowboys.  Life’s too good now, and it doesn’t create men like it used to (except for Jocko Willink).

Dusty: Don’t be goaded into a gun fight.

  • You’re better off walking away, assuming they’ll let you. Fighting, whether with fists, knives or guns, is the last resort.

Sky & Dusty: Avoid temptation. 

  • Women, drugs, alcohol, sugary foods, gambling. Whatever your vice is, if you don’t want to slip up, stay far away from it. Wyatt Earp knew better when he went riding with Josephine.

There’s no reasoning with the unreasonable.

Sky: You can’t reason with unreasonable people. 

  • The Cowboys are murderers (as evidenced from the beginning wedding scene). They don’t care if they deserve what happens to them, they want it their way or you’re dead.

Dusty: Stand up for your friends.

  • Doc Holliday could’ve easily avoided every fight in this one, but he stuck by his friend to the end.

 

Rotten Tomatoes scores:

  • The Audience: 94%
  • The Critics: 74%

Grades:

  • A from Sky
  • A+ from Dusty

Check out the IMDB page for more info.

Check out last week’s episode on Green Street Hooligans.

Green Street Hooligans (2005) Starring Charlie Hunnam and Elijah Wood

Green Street Hooligans is a violent yet compelling movie about having your friend’s back and never backing down from a fight. Definitely worth watching for the story line and seeing Elijah Wood’s soft character of Matt Buckner grow under the wing of Charlie Hunnam’s tough-as-nails character Pete Dunham.

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Life Lessons Learned from Green Street Hooligans

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Sky: Never leave a mate behind.

  • Loyalty is important in this life; to your friends, your family, your country.

Dusty: Giving is better than receiving.

  • It’s great knowing your friends have your back, but as Matt Buckner (Elijah Wood) says, it’s even better knowing you have their backs.

Sky: Get a hint.

  • When a legendary ruffian (Tommy Hatcher played by Geoff Bell) tells you to “shut your yammer” with 4 tough blokes backing him, do it!

Dusty: Don’t let how others view you dictate your life.

  • Pete’s and the GSE’s mission to have the best rep among all the firms led to his eventual death.

Matt Buckner (Elijah Wood) goes from a weak “journo” to a tough street fighter.

Sky: Don’t take it easy on kids and let them win. 

  • If winning is difficult, they’ll work harder for it. Self esteem is better when it comes from accomplishments than via somebody giving you the win.

Dusty: We learn so much more through failure than through winning.

  • Examining your losses, finding your mistakes and working to not repeat them are critical for growth.

 

Rotten Tomatoes scores:

  • The Audience: 87%
  • The Critics: 47%

Grades:

  • A from Sky
  • A from Dusty

Check out the IMDB page for more info.

Check out last week’s episode on The Naked Gun (1988).

The Naked Gun (1988) starring Leslie Nielsen and Priscilla Presley

We loved The Naked Gun! Leslie Nielsen’s comedic genius is on full display in this perfect comedy from the team that brought us Airplane!, Kentucky Fried Movie and Top Secret.

SPOILER ALERT!  Watch the movie before proceeding.

Lessons Learned from The Naked Gun

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Sky: Always wait for backup.   

  • Confronting drug dealers solo, like Nordberg did, is a huge mistake.

Dusty: Don’t eat anything that makes you faint when you smell it.

  • Also, check the expiration date.

This cast nailed their comedic roles (OJ Simpson as Nordberg, Leslie Nielsen as Frank Drebin and George Kennedy as Captain Ed)

Sky: Disconnect the electronics when you’re finished broadcasting. 

  • Frank made a huge mistake hitting the head after the press conference. Nowadays, so many people are using Zoom for meetings or school, the worst thing would be if you keep the cameras or screen share going as you stand up from your chair naked or hop on a porn site.

Dusty: Always have around in the chamber.

  • Guns have a safety switch for a reason. Keep on chambered so you’re ready to rock and roll.

Sky’s choice of the Full Body Condom as his prop fits with last week’s “Anal Intruder” prop.

Sky: Learn your national anthem because you never know when you’ll be required to sing it.

  • For one, it’s your national anthem. For another, you don’t want to look foolish in front of a crowd.

Reggie Jackson (real!) and Queen Elizabeth II (also real!)

 

Rotten Tomatoes scores:

  • The Audience: 84%
  • The Critics: 87%

Grades:

  • A+ from Sky
  • A from Dusty

Check out the IMDB page for more info.

Check out last week’s episode on Top Secret.

Top Secret Movie Review (1984) Starring Val Kilmer

Top Secret is a visually comedic tour de force. It’s a must-see comedy from the 80’s (don’t listen to this in the background while washing dishes). Fun characters & plot elements + Val Kilmer + visual gags = comedic genius!

SPOILER ALERT!  Watch the movie before proceeding.

Lessons Learned from Top Secret

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Dusty: Don’t change clothes in full view of others. 

  • Windows and doors = opportunity to peep. And somebody is always watching.

Sky: Be careful with your sexual toys.

  • C or D batteries are okay. But if it requires plugging in, use it with a friend and have a safe word like “Batman!”

Movie prop of the century! What a conversation starter…

Dusty & Sky: Be perceptive of your surroundings.

  • Keep yourself safe with your head on a swivel and look for danger around every corner, cows with boots and funny gags.

Loved the French revolutionary’s names like Montage, Deja Vu, Croissant, Souffle, Escargot, Latrine and Chocolate Mousse.

Dusty: Avoid uncomfortable situations and wait until your name is called.

  • A cringe worthy situation was narrowly avoided when Nick Rivers went up to address the crowd.

Sky:  Learn the language before you visit a foreign country.

  • Download a language app and practice daily before your next big trip. Learning the basics will help you feel more comfortable and enjoy your time more in a foreign country.

If you don’t pay attention, you’ll miss the swinging rag dolls.

 

Rotten Tomatoes scores:

  • The Audience: 80%
  • The Critics: 77%

Grades:

  • B+ from Sky
  • B+ from Dusty

Check out the IMDB page for more info.

Check out last week’s episode on Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Movie Review (1986) Starring Matthew Broderick

Ferris buellers day off

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is probably the #1 80’s movie we’d both recommend. Still funny with lots of heart and we picked up on so many new aspects we overlooked in all our prior viewings.

SPOILER ALERT!  Watch the movie before proceeding.

Lessons Learned from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

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Dusty: “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”

  • There’s no better life lesson than this one.

Sky: Keep your nose in your own business.

  • When you worry about what others do, like Jeanie (Jennifer Grey) does with Ferris, it only causes bitterness and envy.

Shake it up, baby!

Dusty: You can never go too far.

  • Be a rule breaker and take it to the limit. That’s what Ferris did and look at the incredible day he and his friends had.

Sky: You must say “no” to stay sane.

  • “No” allows you to skip out on all the crappy things in life: funerals, boring dinner parties and having your dad’s prize Ferrari destroyed.

Cameron wanted Ferris to take out the car, even if he didn’t know it.

Dusty: Never love a possession.

  • Cameron’s dad loves the car more than his family, and it causes heartache and resentment all around.

Sky:  Know your audience.

  • When you’re trying to communicate an idea or get somebody to go along with you, know who you’re talking to. Ferris could always get Cameron (Alan Ruck) to follow along, but there’s no way those high school students were retaining anything those teachers were speaking on.

Dean Rooney, a man you love to hate.

 

Rotten Tomatoes scores:

  • The Audience: 92%
  • The Critics: 80%

Grades:

  • A+ from Sky
  • A+ from Dusty

Check out the IMDB page for more info.

Check out last week’s episode on Coming to America.