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Ride Along Movie Review
Hereís a premise for a movie: take a buddy cop scenario, remove the buddy, add ďAre We There YetĒ levels of over-protectiveness and macho showboating, then throw in Kevin Hart. This better make money, I hope, because itís not trying to do anything else.
Small Apartments Movie Review
A movie review three years in the making, based off a novel that took three days to write. A film that really defies much description. Thereís a bald guy. He killed his landlord. And everything happens.
22 Jump Street Movie Review
Where does the sequel of a film designed to directly lampoon 1980s cop shows with the subtlety of a sledgehammer to the face go to top itís predecessor? Well, the second one has its work cut out for it, and thereís no better place to cram for it than in college.
Johnny Dangerously Movie Review
You know that movie you always wanted? That one where the first Batman stars in a gangster movie spoof directed by the woman who directed Clueless and, to complete your wish list, has Joe Piscopo as the bad guy just because? Well look no more, person with exquisite taste, because itís right here.
Mean Girls Movie Review
Wow. Have you seen this movie called Mean Girls? Itís kinda like Clueless or Heathers. Let's talk about it, huh?
Oscar Movie Review
I didnít know this was a John Landis movie, I promise. I just have a habit, I guess. This quick little piece of business isÖ frenetic to say the least. But I guess thatís what happens when you make a corny movie about the day a gangster goes straight
The Lego Movie Review
Itís got all the hallmarks to be a bad film: Licensed product, targeting a childrenís demographic, blatant pop culture references, and using nostalgia to get a cheap laugh. But why is it not terrible? Why is it good? And why did it get snubbed by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences?
The Blues Brothers Movie Review
From my other reviews it should be obvious: I have a deep, deep love of late-seventies-early-eighties comedies brought about by the perfect storm of the likes of John Landis and assorted Saturday Night Live inaugural cast like John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd. Hereís the one with the best soundtrack.
Night at the Museum Secret of the Tomb Review
The latest film in the Night at the Museum series comes to a sincere and incredibly bittersweet end, with a sense of laurel-passing, while maintaining the campy humor found in the other two movies.
Home Alone Movie Review
A movie that introduced John Hughes to the 1990s and its children, directed by a guy who would make his name known to a generation of children in the 2000s by directing the Harry Potter films, who also wrote The Goonies. But does the film encourage violence against hobos? Maybe.
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