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Thursday, June 27, 2013
Hot Guys with Guns
Hot Guys with Guns, dir. Doug Spearman, 2013, USA, 103 min.
Thursday, June 27, 4:00 pm @ Castro (U.S. première)
Marc Anthony Samuel (L) and Brian McArdle (R)
“Imagine Lethal Weapon if Mel Gibson and Danny Glover were ex-boyfriends,” says the tagline for Hot Guys with Guns. Curiously, though, on IMDb, you have to jump to “full cast and crew” to find out the names of the stars, since they don’t appear in the “credited cast.” Danny (Marc Anthony Samuel from General Hospital) is an actor-waiter who is taking an evening class for private investigators to research a part he’s planning to audition for. He starts stalking (umm, I mean, surveiling) Pip (newcomer Brian McArdle), a party boy who seems to have a knack for attending parties where the guests end up drugged and robbed. Since the party guests are more than a little publicity shy, they can’t involve the police, so it falls to Danny and Pip to do some real detective work and find the miscreants. I sat through almost half an hour before I decided I had better things to do than watch them solve the mystery. Not a horrible film, but I can’t recommend it.