Ed Helms

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Sep 13 2017

I Do… Until I Don’t

Provocative documentarian Vivian Prudeck (Dolly Wells), fresh off of her Helsinki Film Festival-selected Tween Jungle, has a bone to pick. This time, she’s setting her acerbic sights on the institute of marriage, and she’s going against it with both guns blazing John Woo-style. Her seven-year marriage has recently dissolved, and she’s looking to make society […]
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Jun 1 2017

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

What’s the most important thing to you when you’re in your early grade school years and you don’t quite fit in? The friend you find whose misfit level matches yours. Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie is a raucous and gleeful celebration of such friendships, no matter how dressed up in puerile juvenility this film […]
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Jul 28 2015

Vacation

In the early minutes of “Vacation”, a grown-up Rusty Griswold (Ed Helms), now a pilot for a discount commercial airline, pronounces to his family that this “Vacation” will be a little different from the first “Vacation”. Because this time around, he points out, it’s two boys instead of a boy and a girl (referring to a […]
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Aug 8 2013

We’re the Millers

“We’re the Millers”, the new film from “Dodgeball” director Rawson Marshall Thurber which reunites “Horrible Bosses” co-stars Jason Sudeikis and Jennifer Aniston, is a prime example of an adult comedy that squanders its “R” rating on silly dialogue and contrived raunchiness. Sometimes lazy but more often feeling like it’s trying too hard to fit in […]
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Aug 8 2013

We’re the Millers

I remember early on in the year, trailers for We’re the Millers played before almost every screening I attended, and I always looked forward to hearing Billy Squier’s single “The Stroke” (or, rather, Mickey Avalon sampling the song) raging out through the theater speakers. Yes, I’m old enough to remember that as a hit for […]
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May 22 2013

The Hangover Part III

(This review was originally published on May 22, 2013 at Reel Film News)  – ZERO STARS – Sitting through the “Hangover” sequels has been like helplessly watching from a remote satellite feed while someone vandalizes my car. The 2009 mega-hit original was something of an anomaly, at least as far as box office-topping comedies go. […]
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