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Victor Frankenstein, The Jungle Book, The Night Before & Krampus (Baffling Movie Trailers)

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This very well me the happiest edition of Baffling Movie Trailers ever… until the end, that is.  Read the rest of this entry

The Interview (movie review)

Honestly, I’m not sure why The Interview is at 52% on the Tomatometer. It’s well performed, beautifully photographed, has a message (on some level) and most importantly, it’s a comedy and it’s funny. Read the rest of this entry

Neighbors (movie review)

I enjoyed Neighbors. It’s not exactly the greatest comedy of all time, yet it’ll probably be the best comedy of this year. (And yes, I do have a calendar, and I am aware it’s only May.) I feel that I often prattle on forever about little details that most folks probably don’t care about, so, in the interest of coming to the point before I completely murder you with words, here are my blurb and score for Neighbors.

BLURB: While it’s not an especially memorable comedy, Neighbors is an effective and entertaining movie. It’s at 73% on Rotten Tomatoes, but I’m a little bit higher (see what I did there?!?) at 7.5 out of 10.

Now that I got that out of the way, let’s dig in and talk about what’s working and what’s not so good. Read the rest of this entry

9 comments on Take this Waltz (movie review)

*I also considered titling this post Take this Waltz (please! – a movie review).

take-this-waltzI didn’t hate this movie, but we’ve not exactly getting along right now.  At 116 minutes, Take This Waltz is about a half hour too long for the simple reason that it pounds every single idea it’s trying to express into the ground.  Rather than write a conventional review, I feel that I’ll be equally obnoxious and write fake quotes from the movie (or the movie’s crew) that express my frustration. Read the rest of this entry

This is the End (movie review)

this-is-the-endIf you were singing any of the lyrics from The Doors classic, “The End,” which simply begins, “This is the end,” the title of today’s film, you may want to center on one particular line, “Can you picture what will be?” If you haven’t seen this movie yet, you can try to imagine what imagery you’ll see in this flick, but don’t bother – just go see it.

This is the End features tons of laughs, a bang or two that made the audience jump and just a fun time at the movies over all. It’s raunchy, raw and in many ways, a by the numbers story from a premise I don’t think I’ve ever seen in any medium, but it’s truly a flick that is worth the price of admission..

This now ends the spoiler free portion of the review. I’ll give you the score now: This is the End receives an 8 out of 10 for reasons I won’t explain in the spoiler free review. Read on for additional discussion! Read the rest of this entry

Questions people asked after seeing The Guilt Trip (movie review)

the-guilt-tripWe watched The Guilt Trip last night and we weren’t exactly blown away. I’d say it’s like that Coors Light ad campaign – this movie has watchability. Anyway, here are some questions we imagined theater goers were asking each other after the movie was over. Read the rest of this entry

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