The Muppet Christmas Carol Movie Review
How do you take a classic Christmas tale that has some really screwed up imagery which we keep telling to our children and make it overly kid-friendly? You add the greatest comedy troupe in the world. Not the Monty Python. Not Broken Lizard. You add in Jim Henson’s Muppets. And they slay it.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas Movie Review
This was a perfectly serviceable live-action tribute to the works of beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss that started an idea. A terrible, awful idea: copy-and-paste, pop-culture laden ransackings of childhood memories. But we can at least sit here and enjoy its sire, which is actually entertaining.
Trading Places Movie Review
Where John Hughes was the master of the PG-13 comedy in the 80s, John Landis owned the R-rated comedy category back then. This classic starring Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd amidst the high-stakes world of commodities training is a hilarious and surprisingly well-researched dive into the other side.
Dutch Movie Review
In this little-known John Hughes comedy, Ed O’Neill is the crass, no-nonsense Al Bun-- I mean, Dutch Dooley. His new girlfriend has a son who’s been a bit too influenced by his snot-nosed father, and Dutch agrees to escort the boy home for Thanksgiving, not knowing the horrors that lie in wait...
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