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Jun 13 2019

The Dead Don’t Die – Movie Review

There’s not one specific way to take Jim Jarmusch’s The Dead Don’t Die. Cautionary tale, social commentary, absurdist fiction, comedy, horror, parody, political satire, you name it – it’s in here. It’s a wild ride through the mind of one of independent film’s legendary figures, having blazed similar side trails through the landscape of been-there-done-that […]
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Jul 13 2018

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

The day before viewing Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, my eight-year-old daughter and I crammed both of the preceding installments in a 3-hour binge. Yup, 180 minutes of animated Adam Sandler shtick, co-written either by Sandler himself (Hotel Transylvania 2) or Robert Smigel (a Sandler collaborator since “Saturday Night Live”). (British comedy writer Peter Baynham […]
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Mar 29 2017

Review: “The Boss Baby”

You’d think you couldn’t go wrong with Alec Baldwin voicing an animated infant, but somewhere along the way Dreamworks Animation’s “The Boss Baby” becomes pretty familiar. The antithesis of last year’s “Storks”, in which a young boy wishes for a younger brother, this fart-fueled flick (not a criticism — the flatulence is undeniably funny) features […]
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Sep 17 2015

Time Out Of Mind

Director Oren Moverman has a singular style – dry and unfettered, he gives you what the camera sees, and nothing more. The two films I’ve seen of his, Ramparts and Time Out of Mind, carry with them an almost cinéma vérité feel, almost playing by the 10 rules of the Dogme 95 movement. The newest […]
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Jul 15 2013

Grown Ups 2

It’s hard to describe how terribly unfunny 2010’s “Grown Ups” was, and even more of a challenge to capture the ineptitude of this week’s “Grown Ups 2” with words, other than to say I might need to increase my rating for “Hangover Part III” by a half star just to make space for this one […]
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Jun 21 2013

Monsters University

I really like it when prequels have some fun with the mythos presented by the original film. The Thing from 2011 was a good example of this, dovetailing nicely into John Carpenter’s original The Thing from 1982. Monsters University, the latest from Disney/Pixar, builds into 2001’s Monsters, Inc. quite well, helping to set up characters […]
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