Comedy

I Love You, Daddy (2017)

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I Love You, Daddy (2017)

You know how they say that in show business timing is everything?  Well, someone might well have listened.  In the midst of a sexual misconduct roll call that has already sucked up Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey, now Louis C.K. falls into the fray in the midst of confirmation of rumors that, over the course […]

| November 14, 2017
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CHiPs (2017)

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CHiPs (2017)

CHiPs features a brief but lingering shot of a cat’s anus.  This is supposed to be a joke.  That should seal the deal on whether or not you want to see it.  If it doesn’t, you need help. For that reason, and many others, I don’t want to meet the people who would be entertained […]

| March 28, 2017
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The Oscar Nominees: Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)

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The Oscar Nominees: Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)

You’re supposed to be singing about the voices of spring, not the eruption of a volcano. – Shemp Howard It is clear early on that Florence Foster Jenkins really doesn’t know the difference.  She was a terrible singer whose unenviable singing voice emitted squawks comparable to a goose passing bricks instead of eggs.  During World […]

| February 2, 2017
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Ghostbusters (2016)

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Ghostbusters (2016)

Well . . . at the very least you can say it’s better than Ghostbusters 2. Amid all the gnashing and biting over this movie in the past two years, I have tried to remain mum about it.  The movie is unnecessary, for sure, but in the end it isn’t the disaster that the naysayers […]

| July 14, 2016
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Keanu (2016)

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Keanu (2016)

Keanu might very well be the cutest violent action comedy that I’ve ever seen.  Seriously, it’s adorable.  It features a kitten that draws the “awwwww” from the audience every time it mews, but it’s surrounded by violence at every turn.  There’s a moment in this movie when we see a severed hand in the foreground […]

| May 1, 2016
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Everybody Wants Some!! (2016)

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Everybody Wants Some!! (2016)

Nostalgia these days is a dime a dozen.  Go to your local retail store and you can see that it has practically become a cottage industry.  It doesn’t take much to make nostalgia into a visual feast, but it takes a steady hand to give you the pure feel for something that takes you back.  […]

| April 25, 2016
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Deadpool (2016)

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Deadpool (2016)

If I have a lingering complaint about the output of the Superhero Industrial Complex, it’s that the films need a healthy dose of humor. Too often these giant action epics get wrapped up in so much apocalyptic dread that they become too serious for their own good. Deadpool doesn’t have that problem. Here is a […]

| February 22, 2016
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Joy (2015)

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Joy (2015)

There is a breaking point for most people, when the soul-crushing frenzy of everyday life brings them face to face with the inevitability that three things are possible for them: a nervous breakdown, a burst of brilliant inspiration, or the all-consuming threat that the rest of their life may become a den of mediocrity and […]

| February 18, 2016