Review – A Simple Favor

I can't immediately recall a time when there were so many (three, to be specific) mysteries in theaters.  First, just a few weekends ago, we got the mediocre The Happytime Murders (review) and the spectacular Searching (review) and, now, from "the darker side of Paul Feig" (as the marketing states) we get A Simple Favor. ... Continue Reading →

Review – The Happytime Murders

The Happytime Murders was making news before it even hit theaters after Disney sued the creators for potentially causing marketplace confusion among consumers.  Directed by Brian Henson - the son of legendary puppeteer and the creator of the Muppets, Jim Henson - The Happytime Murders is set in a world where humans and Muppet-like puppets... Continue Reading →

#ThrowbackThursday – BASEketball

Original US release date: July 31, 1998 Production budget: $20,000,000 Worldwide gross: $7,027,290 Twenty years ago, Trey Parker and Matt Stone were riding high.  Their brand-new animated series "South Park" had taken off and become a huge hit for Comedy Central and, seeing as how fandom at wide was beginning to take a greater interest... Continue Reading →

Review – Crazy Rich Asians

I have to say, when I saw the trailers for Jon M. Chu's Crazy Rich Asians (based on Kevin Kwan's novel of the same name), I wasn't really sure what to expect.  The first time I see any given trailer, I tend to take in more of the overall tone and atmosphere than anything else... Continue Reading →

#ThrowbackThursday – Grumpy Old Men

Original US release date: December 25, 1993 Production budget: $35,100,000 Worldwide gross: $70,172,621 For those who might not be aware, Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau were a common theatrical comedy duo, much like the pairings of Don Knotts and Tim Conway, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, or Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi.  Their first movie... Continue Reading →

Review – BlacKkKlansman

Approximately one year ago, I found myself tasked with the responsibility of standing in front of my Freshman Orientation class and attempting to explain to them the then-recent events of Charlottesville, Virginia.  It was Current Events Day in the curriculum, and each Freshman Orientation teacher was asked to discuss the most relevant current events for... Continue Reading →

Review – Teen Titans Go! To the Movies

I have never watched a single second of the "Teen Titans Go!" animated series.  As a result, I wasn't especially pumped for this theatrical adaptation/continuation of the show.  The potty-humor-centered trailer then took it one step further and not only failed to sell me on the idea, but actually made me want to avoid the... Continue Reading →

Review – Eighth Grade

I don't think there's a human being alive who liked eighth grade.  For me, it was better than seventh grade, but that's like saying that horse radish is better than mayonnaise; it's all horrible. For a brief moment, I was surprised to see that this movie was rated R, but then I actually . .... Continue Reading →

Review – The Spy Who Dumped Me

Spy movies are seemingly about as common as any other genre - Bond, alone, has had twenty-six films - and spy spoofs are growing in number, as well. Whether they come in the form of Mike Myers's classic Austin Powers series, Rowan Atkinson's Johnny English, Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson in Central Intelligence, or any... Continue Reading →

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